Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Location: Schultz Hall, 9/1421

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 12:15 pm by the Faculty Association President.
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES (2 minutes)

    The minutes of the November 1 meeting were approved as posted on the web.   

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)

    Information about the Final Exam Schedule is in the agenda packet. Also in the agenda packet:

     

    Information Item #1 - Submitted by the Nominations and Elections Committee. Results of the election for the Nominations and Elections Committee.

    Information Item #2 - Submitted by Jay Coleman, Faculty Athletic Representative. Inter-Collegiate Athletic Committee Report given in the last Faculty Association Meeting.

    Information Item #3 - Submitted by Carlo Fassi, Student Government President. AIM Higher Campaign to raise awareness among Florida politicians about the importance of investing in higher education.
    Faculty Association Office will be moving within the next month to 3rd floor of Osprey Commons Building; the new Talon Room will be on the 4th floor. The Faculty Association offices will be closing for holidays on December 13.

  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)
    Academic Programs Committee - Candice Carter
    The committee meeting is still in progress. There are five legislative agenda items.

    Academic Standards Committee - Oliver Schnusenberg
    The committee met on November 30. They discussed residence hours, revised a few years ago, but considered too restrictive. The revision back to (approximately) the previous policy will be presented by the committee to the Faculty Association. The committee also discussed final exam scheduling, which was last revised in 1999. Since the policy does not cover hybrid courses or online courses, the committee is revisiting the scheduling, and will survey the faculty in the Spring about their needs. The time of the next meeting it TBA.

    Adjunct Affairs Committee - Peter Magyari
    The committee met on November 9. They discussed better ways to welcome and integrate adjunct faculty into the university community. Marianne Jaffee from Academic Affairs, Marc Snow from the Office of the General Counsel, Cheryl Gonzalez from the Equal Opportunity Office, and Greg Catron from Human Resources were present to discuss adjunct orientation. A resource guide constructed by Marianne Jaffee will be available soon after editing.

    Budget Advisory Committee- Jeffrey Harrison
    The committee met on November 13, with Shari Shuman, Chief Financial Officer. The committee discussed the UNF operating budget. The E&G funding for the university is approximately $131 million. The total budget (E&G and non-E&G) is approximately $245 million. The committee discussed state funding versus tuition funding; currently funding is evenly divided between state appropriations and tuition and fees. Of all university E&G funding, 68% goes to Academic Affairs. The next meeting of the committee will be on January 15 in Brooks College of Health on the 4th floor. Bobby Waldrup, Associate Provost, will meet with the committee to discuss the funds going to Academic Affairs.

    Campus Technology Committee- Diana Tanner
    The committee met on November 9; they will meet next on December 7 in Coggins College of Business, Room 2004. They will discuss the use of the student technology fee with Bill McSherry, Director of IT Enterprise Systems. The committee will also discuss issues with MyWings exceeding the capacity limit during final exams week due to students taking exams online. The committee will also discuss clickers, Scantron machines, and a classroom technology survey.

    Faculty Affairs Committee- David Fenner
    The committee is discussing at possibility of recommending an honorary degree. They are also looking at emeritus applications for library faculty, and the Faculty Association’s award guidelines. The committee is also working with the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee on the Campus Climate Survey. The next committee meeting will be on January 17, 2013.

    Faculty Enhancement Committee- Irma Ancheta
    The committee met on November 29. They recommended 37 Summer Teaching Grant proposals for funding to Academic Affairs; they were informed that funding would be available for ten proposals.

    Nominations & Elections Committee – Steven Williamson
    The information item (#1) lists those elected to the committee. The committee will meet after 1st of the year to fill other positions.

    Research Committee- Caroline Guardino
    The Provost was able to fund 24 of the 57 submitted proposals. The committee will send a final report either in January or February, with a breakdown of funding by college and department. The next committee meeting will be on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the College of Education and Human Services.

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee- Jeremy Carter
    The committee met on November 6; they will meet next on Monday, December 10. They are preparing a recommendation to the Faculty Affairs Committee for revision of the Campus Climate Survey to include areas of faculty civility, the mission of UNF in research and teaching, and faculty autonomy with respect to ITS.

    Support Services Committee- Alice Eng
    There was no report.

    Executive Committee- Scott Hochwald
    The committee met on December 4 to set the agenda for the January Faculty Association Meeting.
  • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)
    President John Delaney
    There was no report, since the President is in Tallahassee.

    Academic Affairs Provost & Vice President - Mark Workman
    There was no report, since the Provost is in the Council of Academic Vice-Presidents meeting in Orlando.

    Legislative Liaison Report - Janet Owen
    There was no report, since she is in Tallahassee.

    United Faculty of Florida - Cheryl Frohlich
    The current issue being negotiated is the status of clinical faculty in the Brooks College of Health. There have been four grievances handled.
  • QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES (10 minutes)
    There was a response from Shari Shuman, Vice-President for Administration and Finance, to the anonymous question from the last Faculty Association meeting about the change in campus custodial services. The written response will be in January 2013 the agenda packet.
  • CONSENT AGENDA
    Item #3-FA12-49 and Item # 4-FA12-50, submitted by the Academic Programs Committee. Both items were passed.

    Agenda Item# 3 - FA 12-49: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    CCB (Undergraduate) – (Accounting & Finance, International Business): New Course, Course Changes, and Programs of Study Changes (3 packages)

    Agenda Item# 4- FA 12-50: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    CCB (Graduate) – (International Business): Programs of Study Changes (2 packages)
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove an item)
    Agenda Item# 1- FA 12-47: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    COAS (Undergraduate) – (Biology, English, Languages, Literatures, & Culture, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Physics, Political Science & Public Administration): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study changes (25 packages)
    The APC chair moved the item, and it was seconded. The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 2 - FA 12-48: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    COAS (Graduate) – (Biology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, & English): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study changes (5 packages)
    The APC chair moved the item, and it was seconded. The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 5- FA 12-51: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    COEHS (Graduate) – (Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management): New Course, Course Changes, and Programs of Study Changes (2 packages)
    The APC chair moved the item, and it was seconded. The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 6- FA 12-52: Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee
    Latin Honors Policy
    The committee chair moved the item, and it was seconded. The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 7- FA 12-53: Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee
    Euromed/UNF Undergraduate Collaborative Programs (and future Undergraduate Collaborative Programs) Transcript Printing
    The committee chair moved the item, and it was seconded. The item passed.

    Agenda Item# 8- FA 12-54: Submitted by the Faculty Enhancement Committee
    Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment: First Reading
    Faculty Enhancement Committee Changes Proposal

    The Fac Enhancement Committee co-chair Irma moved the item, and it was seconded. Since this was a first reading, it will be discussed and voted on the second reading at the next meeting.
  • INFORMATION ITEMS
    a. Result of Election for the Nominations & Elections Committee
    b. Intercollegiate Athletic committee Remarks to Faculty Association
    c. AIM Higher Campaign
  • ADJOURNMENT
    The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 p.m.
    The January Faculty Association Meeting will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. in the Building 9, Room 1421.