Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Location: Schultz Hall, 9/1421

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 12:45 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)
    The Fall 2010 Convocation will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010, from 10:00 to11:30 AM in the Lazzara Performance Hall. This annual event is our opportunity to celebrate this year’s faculty awardees and hear President Delaney’s State of the University Address. The annual faculty-staff picnic on the Green will follow convocation.

    The 2010-2011 Standing and University Committee Directories are posted under the Faculty Association website – Hotline page.

    Dr. Kathy Kasten has been nominated for an Eve Award.
  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)
    Academic Programs Committee – Candice Carter
    The Committee met this month. It plans to test the new APC workflow system in June.

    Academic Standards Committee –Judy Solano for Judy Perkin

    The Committee met on May 11 and is working on some proposals for readmissions for students and continuing to refine the GPA definitions and Baccalaureate Degree requirements. The committee will meet in June.

    Adjunct Affairs Committee – Ronald Lukens-Bull
    No report.

    Budget Advisory Committee – Paul Mason

    The committee met in March. The data analysis relating to the University’s General Ledger seems to be very complicated to understand. Once the accountants finish an analysis, the committee will meet to discuss it.

    Campus Technology Committee –Deb Miller for Terry Cavanaugh
    The Committee made some changes for the brochure the Committee created that will be distributed in the Fall to faculty. The brochure addresses best practices and strategies for online and face to face testing with suggestions for instructors.

    Faculty Affairs Committee – Judy Solano for Faiz Al-Rubaee
    The Committee met in May and will meet again on May 20 to discussing strategies for improving participation among faculty in service activities.

    Faculty Enhancement Committee – Zornitza Prodanoff
    No report.

    Nominations and Elections Committee – Christopher Johnson

    No report.

    Research Committee – Kathaleen Bloom
    No report.

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Jeffrey Harrison/Alan Harris
    The Committee met with Imeh Ebong at its last meeting on May 11. In 2008-2009, UNF submitted 143 grant proposals of which 92 were supported. The committee also discussed Goal 3 of UNF’s strategic plan which is, “Support and recognize research, community-based inquiry, and creative endeavor” was discussed. Additional info is included with the committee’s meeting minutes. The newly elected co-chairs for next year are Mike Kucsak and Chris Brown.

    Support Services Committee – Susan Syverud for Kristine Webb
    The Committee met last month with Ida Gropper and Jim Starr about Skillsoft, online resources available for faculty, staff, and students.

    Executive Committee –Judy Solano for Elinor Scheirer
    The Committee met on April 20 and set the agenda for today’s Faculty Association meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 at 12:45 PM.
  • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)
    UNF President – John Delaney
    No report.

    Academic Affairs Vice President & Provost – Mark Workman

    Anne Hopkins has a new right hip.
    The Dean’s will be informed about new positions available that are available for next year to be filled with visitor’s while permanent candidates are searched for. These are lines that have been frozen for a while.

    Legislative Liaison Report – Janet Owen

    No report.

    United Faculty of Florida – Henry Thomas

    No report.
  • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)
    Anonymous to Tom Serwatka and General Counsel:
    How does the discrimination policy of the United States Military towards diversity, “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, align with the mission and goals of the University of North Florida?  How is this discrimination identified and countered in the ROTC Programs that UNF is providing?
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove item)
    There are no agenda items for the May meeting.
    •Standing and University Committee 2010-2011 Election Results

    •2009-2010 Faculty Awards University Selection Committee Members

    •Faculty Association 2010-2011 Schedule

    •Academic Programs Committee 2010-2011 Schedule
    Kathy Robinson adjourned at 1:01 PM, on record as the shortest meeting on record –
    16 minutes!