Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Location: Schultz Hall, 9/1421

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 12:16 pm by Kathy Robinson.
  • APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – December 3, 2009 (2 minutes)
    A motion to approve the minutes was made. The minutes were approved.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)
    Len Roberson has been promoted to the Dean of the Graduate School.

    Mr. Charles Cobb will be the speaker for Black History Proclamation scheduled for January 25 at 10 AM in the Student Union. He is the author of ‘On the Road to Freedom’ and is a journalist.


    The nomination period for the 2010 Faculty Awards of Distinguished Professor, Scholarship, and Service Awards will close on Thursday, January 14. The application submission process will be electronic through Blackboard this year.


    As discussed in the December Faculty Association meeting, the Faculty Association will be making their recommendation regarding the termination of the MACP (Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology) program at the February, 2010 meeting. The materials that were available to the APC committee when they considered the termination will be available for review on the Faculty Association web site later today.

  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)
    Academic Programs Committee – Len Roberson
    The Committee has no agenda items. The next meeting is scheduled for February 4 at 10 AM.  Len Roberson is stepping down as chair and Candice Carter will take over as the new chair.

    Academic Standards Committee – Judy Solano for Judy Perkin
    The Committee will meet next Monday, January 11 at 10:00 AM and plans to continue the discussion of readmission of students that have been suspended and wish to return to UNF.  The Committee is still tweaking definitions of GPA in the catalog and baccalaureate degree requirements. The committee is also planning to submit an agenda item to revise the student attendance policy. One other item on the Committee’s agenda pertained to Latin honors which had been revised in 2006 but was not being implemented.  Enrollment Services has now implemented the policy that allows students to use hours in their last semester to qualify for Latin Honors.

    Adjunct Affairs Committee – Ronald Lukens-Bull
    No report.

    Budget Advisory Committee – Mina Baliamoune for Paul Mason
    The Committee will have an information item for the next meeting.

    Campus Technology Committee – Terry Cavanaugh
    The Committee has no report.

    Faculty Affairs Committee – Faiz Al-Rubaee
    The Committee finished drafting its two surveys— Faculty Exit Survey and Campus Climate Survey. The Committee is currently working on a proposal submitted to the Committee relating to online ISQs.  The next meeting will be next Thursday, January 14 at 12:15 p.m.

    Faculty Enhancement Committee – Zornitza Prodanoff

    The Committee will be meeting on Thursday, January 28@12:20 in the OFE Library.
    It has received positive feedback for sending review comments to those who submitted faculty summer teaching grant proposals.

    Nominations and Elections Committee – Mina Baliamoune
    The Committee will meet today from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  As the Committee changes chairs as of January 1, Christopher Johnson will be taking over as the new chair.

    Research Committee – Kathaleen Bloom
    No report.

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Jeffrey Harrison
    The Committee will meet on January 26 at 12 noon.  Mr. Zak Ovadia, Director of Facilities Planning, was a guest at the Committee’s last meeting and provided the Committee with the UNF master plan. The Committee has it posted with its minutes.

    Support Services Committee – Steven Williamson
    No report.  Dr. Williamson is ill and recovering at home.

    Executive Committee – Judy Solano for Elinor Scheirer

    The Committee met and set the agenda for today’s meeting. The Committee will meet again on Tuesday, January 19 at 12:15 pm to set the next agenda.
  • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)
    UNF President – John Delaney
    The State’s budget is short an additional $3 billion for this year out of a $22 billion operating budget. The Legislature is looking for ways to deal with revenue. The Governor has indicated he will put an increase of $150 million for the University system into his budget. This funding will be the first installment on a multiyear objective. The PECO budget is tied to the State’s utility tax, which had dropped to about $0 for next year. Two weeks ago, it was announced that the PECO budget is now way back up to about $100 million (down from about $500 million in past years). UNF will get about $13 or $14 million of the PECO budget.

    Academic Affairs Vice President & Provost – Mark Workman

    Dr. Workman welcomed Dr. Len Roberson as Dean of the Graduate School.  Progress is being made on improving the IRB process. The F&A rates are reviewed every three years. A mandated review will occur again this Spring.  Faculty input will be included in this process.
    The Inquiry and Insight Committee (I&I) met yesterday to identify speakers for next year.
    The Presidential Professor Committee will be entertaining and reviewing applications in the near future.  So far, UNF has had three Presidential Professors, two Delaney professors, and one Terry Professor. The Awards have made terrific differences in the lives of the professors that have been awarded them.
    The Coggin Dean Search is underway with a candidate on campus today.
    A group will be convened by Dr. Workman to discuss technological resources need to support the expansion of distance learning opportunities.
    There is an ongoing review of software programs that will enable us to integrate strategic planning, assessment, and budgeting.
    Dr. Workman will not be present at the February 4 Faculty Association meeting.

    Legislative Liaison Report – Janet Owen
    No report.

    United Faculty of Florida – Henry Thomas
    The Union is interested in getting additional revenue into the University system. UFF is developing a campaign to assist Legislative efforts in that direction.
  • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)

    Question from Judy Solano to Mark Workman: 

    Len Roberson was chairing a committee looking at ORSP. Will he continue to chair?  Is that committee ongoing or is there an expectation that it will conclude at some point?

    Response from Mark Workman and Len Roberson: 

    Yes, Len will continue to chair. The committee is somewhat ongoing.

    Another Question from Judy Solano to Mark Workman:

    Who are the members of the group that is being convened to look at resources to support distance learning?

    Response from Mark Workman: 

    Deb Miller, Judy Miller, Marianne Jaffee, David Jaffee, Kathy Hughes, Julia Watkins, and Dan Richard


  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove item)

    Agenda Item# 1 - FA 09-27: Submitted by the Campus Technology Committee
    Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment: Second Reading
    The Campus Technology Committee Charge Change Proposal.

    Moved by Terry Cavanaugh.
    Friendly amendment by Mark Workman: As currently written, it is written as though the Committee reviews career and advisement instead of the Committee reviewing the related technology.
    The Committee accepted the friendly amendment to the first sentence as follows: 

    E. The Campus Technology Committee (CTC)shall review and recommend policies, regulations, and practices concerning: technology support; classroom, library, and computer lab technology; distance learning learning technologies; academic and career advisement technology; instructional media, telephony, and communication services; and any other academic technology services……

    The item passed.

    There is no information item for the meeting.
    Kathy Robinson adjourned the meeting at 12:40 PM.