for the 2014 Distinguished Professor Award, Outstanding Faculty Scholarship
Award, Outstanding Faculty Service Award, and Outstanding Faculty Community
Engaged Scholarship Award are being accepted until Friday, January 17 at 5:00
The Faculty Association web site will officially
migrate to CMS on Friday, January 10, 2014.
Committee - Cheryl Frohlich
Cheryl Frohlich reported. The committee
will meet next on February 6.
Standards Committee - Elinor Scheirer
Elinor Scheirer reported. The committee will meet next on Friday,
January 17 in Room 2004 of Coggin College of Business. Issues that the committee is currently
considering are revision of the statement of student rights and
responsibilities and the definition of full-time student enrollment during
Affairs Committee - Daniel Dinsmore
Dinsmore reported. At its December
meeting, the committee discussed adjunct pay and the status of adjuncts with
regard to the Affordable Care Act. The
committee will meet next on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10 am in the Brooks
College of Health, Building 39, Room 2027.
Advisory Committee – Jeffrey Harrison/Paul Mason
Jeffrey Harrison reported. At its last meeting on December 10, 2013, the
committee met with Interim Associate Provost Jay Coleman. The committee discussed the performance
metric used by Academic Affairs to allocate resources and faculty positions;
the metric is linked to faculty and student hours. The committee also discussed the procedures
for approval of expenditures by the university administration. The committee meets next on Tuesday, January
14, 2014 in the Brooks College of Health.
Technology Committee - Donna Mohr
Donna Mohr reported. The committee will meet on Friday, January 10,
2014 at 9:30 am in Room 2004 of the Coggin College of Business. The three issues currently being discussed by
the committee are as follows:
Affairs Committee - David Fenner/Elinor Scheirer
David Fenner reported. The committee will meet next on Thursday,
January 16, 2014 in the OFE/FA Conference Room.
Enhancement – Georgette Dumont/Alan Harris
Alan Harris reported.
The committee will meet on Monday, January 13, 2014 in the OFE/FA
Conference Room. The committee will be
discussing changes to the review process for summer teaching grants. Executive Assistant to the Provost and
Director of Planning Marianne Jaffee will meet with the committee to explain
what happens to the grants after they are submitted to Academic Affairs.
& Elections Committee – Steven Williamson/Chung-Ping Loh
Albert Loh reported. The committee will meet soon.
Committee – Tammie Johnson
Tammie Johnson reported. The committee met on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
at 9:00 am in the Brooks College of Health 4th floor conference room. The committee discussed their agenda for the
semester, and reviewed the summer scholarship grants that were awarded (15
awarded supported 20 faculty for approximately $142 thousand). The next committee meeting will be on
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:00 am in Building 39, 4th floor
Planning Advisory Committee - Pali Sen
Sen reported. The committee will meet on
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. in the OFE/FA Conference Room.
Services Committee - Robert Schupp
Robert Schupp reported. The next committee meeting will be on
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Building 42, Room 2004.
Executive Committee - Scott Hochwald
Faculty Association Vice-President Scott Hochwald
reported. The committee met on December
10 to set the agenda for this meeting.
Note the information items in today’s agenda packet. Faculty are invited to provide input into the
university’s Constitutional Convention, currently ongoing. Also note the Statement of Shared Governance
from the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates.
The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:15
pm in the OFE/FA Conference Room.
was no report.
Interim Provost Earle Traynham
for the John Delaney Presidential Professor Award are being accepted.
The search for the new Dean of the College of
Education and Human Services has been closed.
There are currently 45 applications, which are now being reviewed. Dean of the Coggin College of Business Ajay Samant
is chairing the search committee.
Dean for Undergraduate Studies Jeffrey Coker is
chairing a search for the new Assistant Vice-President of Enrollment Services. There are currently about 60 applicants. Review of applications will begin soon.
Professor Jeff Michelman has accepted the position of
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of the Honors Program.
There have been some changes to the Administration’s
bargaining team. Leaving the team are
Dr. Scott Hochwald, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Dean
Barbara Hetrick of the College of Arts and Sciences. New members of the team are Dean Pamela
Chally of Brooks College of Health; Dr. David Jaeger, Chair of the Department
of Accounting and Finance; and Assistant Vice-President for Research John Kantner.
Academic Affairs, together with the college deans, have
begun a strategic planning process, beginning with the mission statement
adopted by the university. It is hoped
that there will soon be a faculty task force selected to participate in the process.
The process of awarding funds for summer teaching
grants, research grants, and development grants has nearly been concluded. Altogether, about $370,000 was allocated for
Liaison - Janet Owen
was no report
United Faculty of Florida - Janice
Cheryl Frohlich reported. The last issue that came up (mentioned at the
December, 2013 Faculty Association meeting) involved the hiring of two
individuals by a department without a search process. The UFF Chapter President asked for and
received input from the department faculty about the issue. The union officers have discussed the matter
with Senior Associate General Counsel Marc Snow. President Delaney has written a letter to be
sent to everyone apologizing for the breach of contract, and assuring that such
an occurrence will not happen again.
The union is organizing its bargaining team and to
prepare for new bargaining sessions.
For the President:
from Matt Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
to either Interim Associate Provost Jay Coleman or Executive Assistant to the
Provost and Director of Planning Marianne Jaffee:
“I think it would be helpful, since we’re doing a new ISQ method,
that we see if there’s any differences between going totally online and what we
did before, in terms of response rates, in terms of means on particular
questions, in terms of demographics of students who are answering the
questions. So, when you get a chance,
could you try to make those comparisons, maybe from last fall – you know, the
previous fall? That would be helpful.
Agenda Item# 1 - FA
14-01: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
(Graduate)-(Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management): Programs of
Studies Changes (1 package)
The chair moved the item.
The item was passed.
Agenda Item# 2 - FA
14-02: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
(Graduate)-(Public Health): New Course, & Programs of Studies Changes (2
The chair moved the
item. The item was passed.
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