a) Standing and University Committee nominations will be taken from the floor during the report from the Nominations and Elections Committee. b) In addition, volunteers are needed to serve the remainder of current terms (until September, 2014) on the following committees (these positions are filled by appointment by the president):
c) Elections for UNF committee vacancies and Union officers for the United Faculty of Florida are being held today from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Biological Sciences Building (59), Room 201. d) The Academic Technology Task Force will host two town hall meetings:
e) Please complete the Faculty Technology Survey by March 13. f) Caroline Guardino thanked Associate Vice-President and Compliance Officer Joann Campbell for being active in educating faculty and staff about protecting students from abuse; she is willing to talk with departments and classes about the role of faculty in protecting students from abuse. Faculty may also go to the Center for Professional Development and Training web site for more information about workshops on protecting students from abuse. A brochure and a workshop video are also being constructed.
President John Delaney
Since President Delaney was in Tallahassee, there was no report. Provost & Vice President – Mark WorkmanThere was no report, since the Provost is out of town. Legislative Liaison Report - Janet OwenThere was no report, since Janet is also in Tallahassee. United Faculty of Florida – Cheryl FrohlichCheryl thanked all who came to open house, and thanked the administration for the new facilities for the United Faculty of Florida in Building 16. Voting will be occurring on March 7 and 8 for university committees and UFF officers in the Biological Sciences Building, Room 201. There are no grievances in process. Cheryl encourages faculty to attend bargaining sessions. At the session after spring break, negotiations about Article 18 will occur; this is the article on faculty evaluation. Campus Safety Advisory Report – Joann Campbell, Associate VP & Compliance OfficerOn March 12, there will be a workshop dealing with Reporting Requirements Regarding Vulnerable Persons on Campus. She recognized Elinor Scheirer, Jennifer Weseley, and Beyza Aslan for their work with the Campus Safety Advisory Council; these three members of the Council have been extremely active in agenda discussions.
Cynthia Jordan from the Library had a safety question about skateboarders and cyclists on campus and the potential for collisions. Joann Campbell responded that the established policy is that campus safety in this regard is self-policing; each of us has a responsibility to speak to speeding skateboarders and cyclists when needed and possible.
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