Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Location: Schultz Hall, 9/1421

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 12:17 pm by Kathy Robinson.
  • APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – March 4, 2010 (2 minutes)
    A motion to approve the minutes was made. The minutes were approved.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)
    Ida Gropper announced the annual Professional Development Forum scheduled on May 5.  Faculty are encouraged to attend this all day event. President Delaney will speak on leadership, There will be a panel of Vice Presidents who will be address questions originated from faculty and staff. There will also be a session on values. Registration will open on April 8 on the CPDT website.

    When contacting the Legislature, state employees cannot use UNF email addresses.

    The cash associated with the outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service awards is being processed now and will be distributed to recipients soon.

    The Faculty Affairs Committee has developed a climate survey which will be sent out next week to all faculty.  It was developed and is being implemented by faculty. The survey has been updated and should provide better information.
  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)
    Academic Programs Committee – Candice Carter
    The Committee met today and is preparing the online APC Workflow program to be deployed in May.

    Academic Standards Committee – Judy Perkin
    The Committee met in March and has one item on today’s agenda relating to honors courses which proposes that an ‘H’ code be added to the back of transcripts to designate honors courses. The code will be added to the back of the transcript and as part of the course title. The Committee will meet again on April 5 at 10 AM.

    Adjunct Affairs Committee – Ronald Lukens-Bull
    No report.

    Budget Advisory Committee – Paul Mason

    No report.

    Campus Technology Committee – Terry Cavanaugh
    The Committee has one item on today’s agenda that initiated from the Distance Learning Committee. CTC is currently working on a pamphlet to distribute for online testing security.

    Faculty Affairs Committee – Judy Solano for Faiz Al-Rubaee

    The Committee met on March 11 and discussed electronic submission of faculty awards applications. The next meeting April 8 at 12:15 PM addressing ways to get faculty more involved in the Faculty Association.

    Faculty Enhancement Committee – Zornitza Prodanoff
    The Committee met and discussed the evaluation of teaching by colleagues in conjunction with Faculty Enhancement.

    Nominations and Elections Committee – Christopher Johnson

    Elections begin today for Faculty Association and University committees and will continue this afternoon until 4 pm in the Faculty Commons and then tomorrow from 9 am to 1:30 PM. Votes will be counted tomorrow and the results will be sent to and announced by Kathy Robinson.

    Research Committee – Kathaleen Bloom
    No report.

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Jeffrey Harrison/Alan Harris
    The Committee had an exciting meeting on March 9 with the Master Plan consultant with about 50 people in attendance. The first hour was spent discussing transportation issues. A City representative and the Master Plan consultant talked about proposed campus bike lanes. Discussions also covered the UNF traffic pattern with a possible closing of the area in the front of the student center. The next meeting is scheduled for April 6 at which time the Committee will discuss one of the University’s master plan goals which promotes intellectual curiosity.  David Jaffee chairs that committee and will meet with the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee to discuss the goal.

    Support Services Committee – Kristine Webb
    The Committee met last month during which Mark Falbo talked about community based learning experiences and a new pilot program available to faculty.  Steve Morrow and Lee Cobb spoke to the Committee about e-books and other issues that may affect faculty. The next meeting is scheduled for April 12 at 1:00 PM at which time Deb Miller from CIRT will be the guest.

    Executive Committee – Elinor Scheirer
    The Committee met on March 9 and set the agenda for today’s Faculty Association meeting.
  • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)

    UNF President – John Delaney

    No report.

    Academic Affairs Vice President & Provost – Mark Workman

    David Jaffee has received a Fulbright Scholarship Award for next year in Hong Kong.

    Mark Falbo is working on an application for Carnegie Foundation recognition for CBL.

    There is an ongoing search for a Dean in the Coggin College of Business. A candidate has been offered the position who will be on campus to visit next week.

    UNF has budgeted to be able to absorb the worse possible cuts.  Janet Owen is a state resource in addition to being a resource for UNF.

    The Provost announced the P&T outcome for this year: In 2009-2010 there were 31 tenure and/or promotion cases reviewed by the University Committee and an additional three Library promotion cases reviewed by Dr. Workman. There were two withdrawals from the Promotion and Tenure process. The recommendations are: 


      Provost Recommendation University Committee Recommendation
    Promotion to Associate only 1/1 positive 0/1 positive
    Tenure/Promotion to Associate 21/21 positive 20/21 positive
    Promotion to Professor 6/7 positive 5/7 positive

                                                         1/7 tied vote

    Promotion to University Librarian  2/3 positive  Not applicable

    Legislative Liaison Report – Janet Owen

    No report.


    United Faculty of Florida – Henry Thomas

    UFF is focused on legislative activity and is supporting our K-12 colleagues. The legislative session is moving incredibly fast this year so anyone interested in contacting the legislature should do so quickly. UFF thinks more cuts are in store for us. Higher education budgets in Florida has been cut about 22% over the last few years, higher than any other state. There were 28 legislative bills to reduce pension benefits for faculty and retirees.


    UFF will hold elections for the Sabbatical Selection Committee, the P&T Committee and Professional Development Committee next Wednesday and Thursday.

  • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)

    Question from Candice Carter: What is the course cost for Eluminate licenses?
    Response from Deb Miller: Our current license is not based on seats; rather it is based on programs and FTEs. Seat licenses are very expensive.

    Question from Ellie Scheirer for those in charge of the FAIR system: The faculty in the COEHS want to know: What plans are in place to adapt or alter the current software so that the processes for entering and updating faculty vitae are more user friendly? 

    The question will be sent to Rick Powell.

    Question from Judy Solano: Is Marianne going to Hong Kong with David Jaffee or will she stay here at UNF?
    Marianne Jaffee will stay here.

  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove item)
    Agenda Item# 1 - FA 10-09: Submitted by the Distance Learning Committee
    Definition of Distance Learning and Hybrid/Blended Courses
    Judy Solano moved the item.

    Question from Kathy Robinson:
    Does the definition apply to state colleges as well?
    From Terry Cavanaugh: Yes.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 2 - FA 10-10: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    Brooks College of Health – Nutrition & Dietetics

    Proposal for a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics
    Candice Carter moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 3 - FA 10-11: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    College of Arts and Sciences/Student Affairs

    Undergraduate NROTC (New Courses & New Minor Programs of Study -17 items)
    Candice Carter moved the item.

    Dale Clifford offered a friendly amendment to replace NSC 2XXX in the item 09/10-238 - APC3 with the HIS 3307 – Modern War. The amendment was accepted.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 4 - FA 10-12: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Undergraduate & Graduate – (Biology, Mathematics & Statistics): New Courses and
    Programs of Study (12 items)
    Candice Carter moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 5 - FA 10-13: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction

    Undergraduate – (School of Computing, School of Engineering/Electrical): Courses Changes and Programs of Study (4 items)
    Candice Carter moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 6 - FA 10-14: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    Brooks College of Health

    Undergraduate & Graduate - (Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences, School of Nursing):
    New Course, Course Changes, and Programs of Study (4 items)
    Candice Carter moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 7 - FA 10-14: Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee
    Honors Attribute

    Judy Perkin moved the item.
    The item passed.
    i. Vitae Summaries of Finalists for 2010 Distinguished Professor Award

    ii. Faculty Association Standing and University Committee For Term Beginning
    Fall 2010 & 2010& Distinguished Professor Elections
    Kathy Robinson adjourned the meeting at 12:52 PM.