Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, June 3, 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 – MAY 13, 2010 (2 minutes)
    A motion to approve the minutes was made. The minutes were approved.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)
    The Library added an online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)
    Academic Programs Committee – Lisa Jamba for Candice Carter
    The Committee met in May and has 6 items on today’s agenda. APC 3s will be held until September.

    Academic Standards Committee – Judy Solano for Judy Perkin
    The Committee met on June 1 and continued refining GPA definitions and revising baccalaureate degree requirements. One item proposing transfer admission policies has been sent to the Executive Committee. The committee will meet again on June 21.

    Adjunct Affairs Committee – Ronald Lukens Bull
    No report.

    Budget Advisory Committee – Paul Mason

    No report.

    Campus Technology Committee –Terry Cavanaugh

    No report.

    Faculty Affairs Committee – Judy Solano for Faiz Al-Rubaee
    The Committee is scheduled to meet on June 10 at 12:15 p.m.

    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
    No report.

    Support Services Committee – Kristine Webb
    No report.

    Executive Committee – Elinor Scheirer
    The Committee met on May 18 and was chaired by Jeffrey Harrison. The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for June 15.
  • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)
    UNF President – John Delaney
    Question from Kathy Robinson to President Delaney: How will we respond to decreases in revenue?
    Response from President Delaney: We are optimistic that we will not have additional budget problems. A 3% salary increase is being proposed along with more faculty lines for the coming year.

    Academic Affairs Vice President & Provost – Mark Workman

    The faculty lines that the President mentioned being released will move us back to the starting line by restoring the lines that were frozen during the past couple of years.

    Legislative Liaison Report – Janet Owen
    There were 301 bills passed during the last legislative session. None of UNF’s requests for PECO money was vetoed. A new sports education and wellness center and an addition to the COEHS for a disability center have been approved.

    Bright Futures was substantially revised and includes an increase in SAT scores and coverage of 100% of degree requirements rather than 110%.
    The BOG and Legislature solved their dispute. A new bill creates a Higher Education Coordination Board for strategic planning issues. The new board will consist of the Chancellors of each education area. Universities now have the authority to increase fees that previously could not be increased. Future requests for funding from Universities will be tied to each University’s strategic plan.

    United Faculty of Florida – Henry Thomas

    Legislative efforts have been effective by UFF. Henry read a note sent to UFF members across the state which mentioned the budget increases and the effectiveness of UFF’s efforts this year. The note also mentioned bills that were vetoed that would have had a negative effect on the State universities. Henry said the challenge for us is to be sure that all faculty are united as we may see these same issues surface again.
  • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)
    Terry Cavanaugh to President Delaney: will there be a change in the 2-plus-2 plan between community colleges and universities as a result of the State college system now offering 4-year programs?

    Response from President Delaney: There are no official changes as of yet though there have been discussions. The State college 4-year programs will make the transition to the graduate program an issue. President Delaney does not see the State Colleges as a threat and believes we should have no trouble competing with them.
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove item)
    Agenda Item# 1 - FA 10-16: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    College of Arts and Sciences - Undergraduate

    (Chemistry, History, Music, Physics, Sociology & Anthropology):
    New Courses and Courses Changes (24 items)
    Lisa Jamba moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 2 - FA 10-17: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    College of Arts and Sciences - Graduate

    (Mathematics & Statistics): New Course (1 item)
    Lisa Jamba moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 3 - FA 10-18: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    College of Computing, Engineering, & Construction - Undergraduate

    School of Computing, School of Engineering/Electrical):
    New Courses and Courses Changes (12 items)
    Lisa Jamba moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 4 - FA 10-19: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    College of Computing, Engineering, & Construction - Graduate

    (School of Computing, School of Engineering/Electrical):
    New Courses and Courses Changes (6 items)
    Lisa Jamba moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 5 - FA 10-20: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    College of Education and Human Services - Graduate

    (Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology):
    New Course (1 item)
    Lisa Jamba moved the item.
    The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 6 - FA 10-21: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    Brooks College of Health - Graduate

    (Public Health): New Course and Course Changes (2 items)
    Lisa Jamba moved the item.
    The item passed.
  • INFORMATION ITEMS
    University Matriculation Calendar 2010-2011
  • ADJOURNMENT
    Kathy Robinson adjourned the meeting at 1:17 PM.