& Rakita were elected by the committee as co-chairs for the 2015-2016 academic
committee discussed the proposed new Honors College’s budget, staffing, and the
potential changes to undergraduate research scholarships. The committee voted unanimously to support
the creation of “The Hicks Honors College.”
proposed a bylaws change to establish a Faculty Association Distance Learning
Committee. The committee will hold on
the proposal in order to give the Provost and DLC committee to respond to the
DL Task Force report.
committee voted to amend its charge as below to reflect name changes in the Faculty
Commons (to Faculty Lounge) and the Board of Regents (to Board of Trustees).
Affairs Committee (FAC)
shall review and recommend policies and practices with regard to
faculty assignments and released time, faculty evaluation, promotion and
tenure, ethics, affirmative action, academic freedom and teaching issues; the
organization and/or reorganization of academic units; the use of theFaculty CommonsFaculty Lounge; and such other matters that customarily
concern the regular faculty. The Committee shall approve all proposed
recipients of honorary degrees from the University. The Committee shall also
review, on request, unresolved differences between regular faculty members and
the administration and make appropriate recommendations, except in instances
that are clear violations of the BORBOT(Board of Trustees)/UFF Agreement and are
addressable through the grievance process. (Section
4. F, see http://www.unf.edu/unffa/Bylaws.aspx)”
discussed the formation of the Faculty Association’s Shared Governance Task
Force. The group is finalizing its
statement of principles and will be meeting with the Provost and President
discussed a proposal from Dan Moon and Albert Colom related to summer admission
of students. The proposal seeks to
identify students who underperform in key courses and support them via various
remedial efforts and placements. The
committee will await a more formal proposal.
raised the issue of timing of deployment for the ISQs in the summer. Students can complete ISQ after final exams
and thus they know their final grade while filling out ISQs (in Summer B). ISQ can be completed before the end of the
withdrawal period (in Summer A). Tanner
proposed adjusting the time ISQs are open to be completed be from the day after
the withdrawal date to prior to the last day of class. Further it was recommended that if the
language in the new CBA is an impediment, than that language be amended. The committee approved both of these items.
committee discussed the guns on campus legislation currently being considered
by the state legislature.
is drafting a policy regarding transferring from one unit to another in the
The meeting adjourned at 1:15 PM.Next meeting will be on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. in the OFE/FA Conference Room, Bldg 16, Rm 3108.
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