Academic Programs Committee - Candice Carter
The committee has 4 items on the legislative agenda.
Academic Standards Committee - Oliver Schnusenberg
The committee met last on October 12. The committee approved an update to the Latin honors program. The committee also approved a collaborative degree program policy, so that courses that students take at other universities will be displayed on their UNF transcripts. The committee tabled a discussion of a policy to require that a student meet with an academic advisor after the student's first course withdrawal, and also tabled a discussion of the final exam policy mentioned at the last Executive Committee meeting. The committee will develop a survey to assess what faculty are doing in hybrid classes or online classes about final exams. The next meeting will be on November 16, at 11:45 a.m.
Adjunct Affairs Committee - Peter Magyari
The committee met October 12. They discussed the growth of the numbers of adjunct faculty and the orientation of the adjuncts to UNF. The committee contacted Human Resources about the need for adjunct orientation. As a result, Greg Catron, Associate Director for Employee Labor Relations; Cheryl Gonzalez, Director of the Equal Opportunity Program; Newton Jackson, Associate Provost for Faculty Enhancement; Marianne Jaffee, Executive Assistant & Director of Planning; and Associate General Counsel Marc Snow will attend the next meeting of the committee to discuss adjunct orientation. The next committee will be on November 9 at 2 p.m. in the School of Nursing Conference Room in the Brooks College of Health.
Budget Advisory Committee - Jeffrey Harrison
The committee met on October 16. Joann Campbell, Associate Vice-President and Compliance Officer, attended the meeting to discuss UNF's comprehensive safety and security plan, the Higher Education Act, , the UNF compliance calendar, export control, distance learning, FERPA training, abuse reporting, and other issues. This month, Shari Shuman, Vice-President for Administration and Finance, will be meeting with the committee to discuss budget trends. The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13, at 2 p.m. in the Brooks College of Health, Room 4032.
Campus Technology Committee - Diana Tanner
The committee met on October 12. The committee has been discussing Scantron machines and the types of Scantron forms that can be used with these machines. They will also be discussing classroom clickers at their next meeting. CIRT has a new poster printer, a new color laser printer that prints up to tabloid size, new video recording equipment, and a class set of 7 I-Pads. The committee has one item on the legislative agenda, and one information item. The next committee meeting will be on November 9 at 9 a.m. in Building 42, Room 2004.
Faculty Affairs Committee - Elinor Scheirer/David Fenner
The committee met on October 11. The committee approved a recommendation to the Association, to be on the December agenda. This recommendation concerns even spacing, at 5 years, of awards for Undergraduate Teaching, Graduate Teaching, Scholarship and Service. The committee also discussed how to rectify the problem that some retired faculty are not receiving Campus Update. The next meeting will be on November 8, in Building 51 in the COAS Dean's conference room.
Faculty Enhancement Committee - Irma Ancheta
The committee met on October 26. The committee discussed measurement of faculty workload to determine how much of a faculty member's work is devoted to each of the expected tasks. The committee also received several teaching grants, and will be distributing the grants to the reviewers at the beginning of the week of November 5. The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 29, 3 p.m. in OFE Library.
Nominations & Elections Committee - Guy Yehuda
Today is last day for nominations to the committee. One position from the College of Arts and Science; one from the Coggin College of Business; one from the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction; one from Brooks College of Health; and one at-large. It was noted that there are already many nominations. Jeffrey Harrison nominated Mei Zhao for the BCH position.
Research Committee - Caroline Guardino
The committee met on October 17. The committee had received 59 proposals. The committee will complete the reviews of by November 12; and meet on November 14 to decide on funding recommendations to the Provost. Dr. Christie and Dr. Rakita met with the committee to discuss the ORSP task force; the committee will wait for the task force recommendations, and then seek further assistance from the task force before moving on the recommendations.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee - Jeremy Carter
Susan Massey reported. The committee met on October 15. Dr. Scheirer also met with the committee for a discussion of the use of the Campus Climate Survey and portions of the Chronicles of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For Survey. Committee will submit other questions to the Faculty Affairs Committee for possible inclusion in the Campus Climate Survey next year. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:15 pm in the Faculty Association meeting room.
Support Services Committee - Alice Eng
The committee met on Monday, October 8. The next meeting will be on Monday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Small Conference Room. The speaker at the next committee meeting will be Alison Cruess, Assistant Director of ITS; she will speak about ITS services.
Executive Committee - Scott Hochwald
The committee met on Tuesday, October 16. Dr. Hochwald attended the Orlando meeting of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Faculty Associations. At that meeting, General Education and standardization of Distance Learning were discussed. The University of Central Florida (with approximately 50,000 students) presented results from ISQ data.