Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Affairs Committee Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Location: OFE/FA Conference Room - Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 12:15 PM by David Fenner 2015-2016 Co-Chair.

Members Present:

David Fenner, Gordon Rakita, Diane Tanner, Lisandra Carmichael, Sherry Pinkstaff, and Alireza Jahan-Mihan

Members Absent:

Mina Baliamoune, Kathy Robinson, Scott Hochwald, Dan Richard

Ex-Officio Members:

Chip Klostermeyer (FA president)
  • Approval of the Minutes
    Minutes from April 14, 2016 were approved and posted on web.
  • Old Business
    •  The committee reviewed the final report of the investigatory panel on the second research misconduct case. The committee also reviewed the responses to that report from both the accused and accuser. Committee accepted the report of the panel. The committee recommended the following actions to the Provost (that will be conveyed to him in a letter drafted by co-chair Fenner):
      • A memorandum from the Provost to accused should be written, expressing where instances of research misconduct occurred. 
      • The published or presented scholarly items that are cited in the Investigating Panel’s report that were found to be problematic should be permanently removed from any and all versions of the accused’s CV that would be used for purposes related to promotion, UNF award applications, and grant applications.
      • That the accused be required to seek training from ORSP on research integrity and the IRB process (including possibly CITI training).
       
  • New Business
    •  The committee considered language for the awards that would provide for the Foundation not to provide an award to winners who terminate their employment with the university. The committee unanimously approved: "This award is funded by the UNF Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to not provide the monetary award to any winner who is not a UNF employee at the time of the subsequent Fall convocation, when the award is made."
    • The committee considered and unanimously rejected an honorary degree proposal.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 1:15 PM.
    Next meeting will be at the start of the Fall 2016 term.