Nominations for the 2012-2014 Faculty Association Officers
will be taken from the floor today. Candidates should email to Cindy Chin a statement outlining their credentials and what they hope to accomplish as officers by no later than February 9, 2012. Standing and University Committee Vacancies for the 2012-2014
term are listed on the Faculty Association website-Hotline page. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the March FA meeting. Faculty Association Officers and Standing Committee charges
are included in the agenda packet APC Workflow major program changes deadline
is February 14, 2012 for the 2011-2012 Academic Year. The BOG has released its Annual Accountability Report
(http://www.flbog.org/about/_doc/budget/System_Annual_Accountability_Report.pdf) and has published the statistics from the metrics used to assess the performance of various state institutions on its website (www.flbog.edu
). Michael Kucsak from the Library introduced the new OneSearch tool
and its various features which allows for a faster and more thorough search of the library's catalog and many databases. Effective this year, there will be an increase in the number and the amounts of faculty awards.
The number of Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards will increase from 9-10, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards from 1-2, and Outstanding Scholarship Awards from 2-3. Each of these awards will be increased from $2000 to $2500. Additionally, pending approval, a new faculty award for Community Engaged Scholarship has been created. Patrick thanked President Delaney, Provost Workman, and the Faculty Affairs Committee for all of their contributions and efforts in making this happen.