Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Location: Talon Room, Ospreys Commons, Building 16, 4th Floor

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 12:22 pm by Faculty Association President, Gordon Rakita.
  • APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
    The minutes of the meeting of March 6, 2014 were approved as posted on the web page.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The online elections for the 2014 Distinguished Professor and the 2014-2016 Faculty Association Standing Committees and University Committees started today at 9:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m.  Only the link in the original e-mail message sent to faculty members will work to enable members to vote.

     

    The spring term exam schedule is included in the agenda packet.

                                       

    A volunteer is needed from the Coggin College of Business to fill a vacancy on the Academic Standards Committee for the remainder of a term ending in September 2015.

     

    The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery will hold a wine and cheese reception for the 2014 Art and Design Senior Exhibition on Thursday, April 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Student Union Building East.

     

    There will be a retirement party for Director of Academic Technology Kathy Hughes on April 28 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Osprey Commons, Building 16, in the Talon Room.  The announcement is in the Campus Update for Thursday, April 3.  Please RSVP.

     

    Interim Provost Earle Traynham announced the award of a Confucius Institute to UNF (a Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institution aligned with the government of the People’s Republic of China that aims to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges).  The university is currently looking for space on campus to house the institute.  Vice-President for Student and International Affairs Mauricio Gonzalez and the Provost will visit a Confucius Institute at Georgia State University in Atlanta on April 10, and will visit another Confucius Institute in Florida in May to observe the operation of the institutes.  Faculty are invited to e-mail the Provost with questions about the institute.

  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

    Academic Programs Committee - Cheryl Frohlich
    Cheryl Frohlich reported.  The committee met on Thursday, April 3, and considered items that will be on the legislative agenda at the next Faculty Association meeting.  The committee has several items on the legislative agenda today.  The committee will meet again on Thursday, May 1 @10 o’clock.

      

    Academic Standards Committee - Elinor Scheirer

    Faculty Association President Gordon Rakita reported.  The committee met on Friday, March 14, but did not have a quorum.  The committee discussed procedures for awarding in memoriam degrees to accompany the existing procedures for awarding posthumous degrees. The committee is looking at how other SUS institutions and our aspirant institutions handle these types of degrees.  The committee will meet next on Friday, April 18, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in Building 57, Room 3201.

     

    Adjunct Affairs Committee - Daniel Dinsmore

    Peter Magyari reported.  The committee will meet on Tuesday, April 15 at 4:05 pm in Building 57, Room 2302.  Interim Provost Earl Traynham will be the invited guest for the meeting.    

         

    Budget Advisory Committee - Jeffrey Harrison/Paul Mason

    Paul Mason reported.  The committee met with Vice-President for Governmental Affairs

    Janet Owen on March 11 by telephone.  She filled in the committee on the early weeks of the legislative session.  The committee will meet next on April 8, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm with Assistant Vice-President for Research John Kantner.  Also the committee will discuss President Delaney’s response to an anonymous question about administrative salaries. 

     

    Campus Technology Committee - Donna Mohr

    Donna Mohr reported.   There was no meeting of the committee in March.  The committee will meet next on Friday, April 11 at 9:30 am in Coggin College of Business, Building 42, Room 2004.  They will review their report on steps taken during the past year in response to the classroom technology survey done last year.

     

    Faculty Affairs Committee - David Fenner  

    David Fenner reported.  The committee has one item on the legislative agenda.  The committee will meet next on Thursday, April 10 in the OFE/FA conference room.  The committee will discuss the proposed Distance Learning policy.   


     Faculty Enhancement – Georgette Dumont/Alan Harris  

    Alan Harris reported.  The committee met on March 10 to discuss procedures for the summer teaching grants next year.  The committee will meet next on April l4 at noon in the OFE/FA conference room.


    Nominations & Elections Committee – Albert Loh    

    Albert Loh reported.  The committee did not meet in March.  Online voting to fill vacancies on Faculty Association Standing Committees and on University Committees started at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 3 and will continue until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9.

     

    Research Committee – Tammie Johnson

    Tammie Johnson reported.  The committee’s April meeting was cancelled due to being unable to get the guest speaker they had invited.  The committee will try again in May. The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 am in Building 39, Room 4032.  The committee will discuss moving to an electronic format for review of summer grant applications.    

     

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee - Pali Sen

    Pali Sen reported.   The committee met last on Tuesday, April 1 at 12:15 pm. We had Interim Associate Provost Jay Coleman as our guest.  He described in detail the computations and data that are employed in Academic Affairs’ current faculty allocation model.  He described the model as a decision aid, not a decision maker, in determining the allocation of full-time faculty to each college that would be commensurate with current patterns of student enrollment, as well as the student-to-faculty ratios within each college for the last five years. The model considers the percentage of student enrollment that is in regular vs. specialized classes, the differing student-to-faculty ratios in each type of course, the percentage of instruction that is covered by full-time faculty, and the percentage of full-time faculty that are tenured or tenure track.  Jay described the model as needing further refinement to better account for things like capacity and accreditation constraints, and noted that there is a quantitative task force that has been formed, with a representative from each college, that will help in improving the model going forward. Also discussed were the current trends in the university’s overall enrollment, the fiscal impact of the changes in enrollment, and the academic performance of transfers vs. FTIC students. The Strategic Planning Advisory committee will not meet during summer.  The committee has one information item in today’s agenda.

     

    Support Services Committee - Robert Schupp  

    Robert Schupp reported.  At the March meeting, the guest speaker was Cheryl Gonzalez, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  The committee has not yet scheduled an April meeting. 

     

    Executive Committee - Scott Hochwald

    Faculty Association Vice-President Scott Hochwald reported.  The committee met on March 11 to set the agenda for the Faculty Association meeting today.

  • SPECIAL REPORTS

    President John Delaney  

    “Janet is here today, and so I’ll leave the Tallahassee stuff for her.  I do want to say this; I spent the last couple of days in Tallahassee, and Janet had set up a meeting with the Chancellor and the Chair of the Board of Governors to meet with the lobbyists of all of the universities.  I was meeting with a cabinet officer, and came a few minutes late.  But, she really – and I think most of you know this – chairs that group; all of the other lobbyists really defer to Janet’s strategies and tactics.  She usually puts all of this stuff together, and the hours that she works during the legislative session and the previous couple of months during the committee weeks are just incredible.  So, I’d kind of like to thank Janet in front of you all and to ask you to help thank her as well.  She hates this stuff, and so it’s nice to get it out early. 

     

    But, in that context, you know, we entered the recession essentially… really ’07 into early ’08 is when the state began cutting out budgets back.  And, we had, really two concepts that we were adhering to as we were looking at the reduced budget.  The first was to preserve jobs – that we did not want to go into lay-offs.  As you know, our sister institutions laid off hundreds, really thousands of people, but hundreds of faculty, including tenured faculty.  Many shut down academic programs as well; that was the second thing that we did not want to do; we sort of started from that premise. 

     

    And it does look this year like we’re going to get a little bit of money.  We can’t really figure it out because of the way the formulas… I don’t know if Janet’s got an update yet.  They had a meeting of the Board of Governors staff late yesterday to kind of help give us a little foreshadowing of how the numbers may look in terms of operational dollars. 

     

    And so, the highest priority that the Board has set over the last two years is salaries, and salaries particularly for faculty.  So it does look like we’re going to be able to do a bump; and, of course, obviously we’ve got to negotiate these with the unions.  But, historically, we have not had a fight over the dollar amounts as we go through the budget and show, whatever we’ve got, we try to move into that.  Anyway, that part’s coming, and again, next month, hopefully, we’ll have a much sharper picture of how that’s going to look, because the session should be over.

     

    It’ll be interesting to see – Janet can give you an update on buildings – because I’m not really sure; there’s really very different minds over there.  You know, the governor is not a fan of a lot of the space we have – our buildings on campus.  He doesn’t like dorms or cafeterias or parking garages; he wants just offices and classrooms, and that’s it.  But, we’ll see where we end up on that; that’s something that’s obviously a big push.  We’ve had a huge catch-up in the last ten years, in terms of the building space.  You know, almost half of the stuff is brand new, and we’ve been able to renovate a pretty substantial proportion of the remaining buildings.  And, we’re hoping to do that on Buildings 3 and 4, the Skinner-Jones Halls, and get those converted back into classrooms, labs, and offices.

     

    I thought I’d take just a minute on distance learning.  A couple of faculty members have said that there’s a couple of questions sort of circulating, and some issues, particularly as it relates to the company Academic Partners that we partnered with.  First, just a little bit of a history.  They first approached us about six years ago; and they actually were referred by the former governor Jeb Bush, who considers UNF an innovative university.  He said, ‘I think the best university in the state really is here.  Why don’t you contact the president and let’s see?’  And it had a different name, the company, at that time, more of a corporate-sounding name.  And so, we sort of looked at what they were doing; the deans looked at it.  At that time, we took a pass; it didn’t look like it was going to fit.  It wasn’t a model that we liked.  Then they came back a couple of years later again; they had retooled.  They had a number… they had more universities as partners across the country.  They were developing a better model.  At that point, we kicked it off again; we said we weren’t interested again.  And then a little over a year ago, they once again, kept asking us to the prom.  And, you know, we have moved into DL; we are rapidly increasing the percentage of our courses that are being offered.  And I was telling the Board of Trustees this, I don’t know what the endgame is.  You know, you usually like to say, ‘That’s the destination; that’s where we want to get to.  Let’s kind of budget and plan and develop to get to that spot.’  And I think that’s sort of uncertain.  You know, nationally, there’s now kind of a retreat from the idea that these MOOC’s are the solution to all of higher Ed; and all you need is ten faculty members in the country, and they can teach five million students, and you don’t need any more buildings.  There’s been a push-back on that. 

     

    And I’ve been telling the story that, about a year ago….  We raised a niece and a nephew along with our kids.  The niece’s two-year-old was at our house, and she sat on a couch for forty-five minutes with an i-Pad.  And, those of you that have kids know that two-year-olds don’t sit forty-five minutes doing anything except sleeping.  And it hit me that, when she’s hitting college, if not sooner, that thing’s are really going to be different.  And so, we came back and said, ‘Let’s look at this – what Academic Partners – this company has to offer. 

     

    And so….  Just a couple of quick points, and then I’ll close it out and give it back to Gordon.  One is….   One of the things that were circulating was that I had some relationship with that company, it’s a friend of mine, or something like that.  I do not.  I met the owner one time; I wouldn’t recognize him if he walked into this room right now.  I don’t own stock in it.  I don’t have any relationship with it whatsoever, other than the professional relationship that the university has.  Someone said, ‘Well, should we have gone out and done a bid or an RFP process?’  There are similar kinds of companies out there; none of them have repeatedly knocked at our door.  And there is an exception in purchasing for training and educational services; it’s an academic freedom component.  And so, you didn’t have to go through that process.  And so….  And, in any event, it’s an experiment.  And sort of a third thing is….  What is really their purpose?  And it’s fairly simple; their purpose is to market select UNF degree programs; sell them and get enrollment up.   And the second part is to help support our faculty in presenting these classes.  So, related to that, there are some questions.  Who owns the class?  It’s very clear in the contract that UNF and the faculty member own the class; they can’t pick up the class and go sell it someplace else.  Very, very clear - it’s a very fundamental issue to us; and it’s been, frankly, for all of the other universities that they’ve been partners with.  Somebody said, ‘Well, another college or degree program may be interested in partnering with a company to help market; were they required to go to this company, Academic Partners?’  No, it’s not a(n) exclusive relationship; it’s just for these four degrees that we’re taking a look at.  And again, I view it as an experiment; if it doesn’t work out, we tear the contract up and we go on with our business.  But I think the world is so changing out there; the fear had been that every other…  other universities would get a hold of this market and we would be left behind.  And so, what we’re doing, really planning, is to kind of steal their model as we go along; and, you know, CIRT has done a wonderful, wonderful job; but are there other things that we can help bring to the table?  And, really, their infrastructure has been to support us, so we don’t have to do the investments that they’ve done in their company.  So, we’re just experimenting with it.  If you’re in another department and want to go into it with another company, that’s fine, as well; we’ll go ahead and kind of go with it.  But, the future’s going to be interesting.

     

    And I’ll close like I usually do.  If you have any questions on any topic, call or e-mail or schedule an appointment; the door is always open.  Thank you.”

     

    Legislative Liaison Report – Vice-President for Governmental Affairs Janet Owen

    “It’s a pleasure to be here, because I would have been in Tallahassee except for being here with you all; so, thank you very much for having me.  Thank you, President Delaney for the kind words. 

     

    Yesterday was day 30 of a 60-day session; so we are officially at half-time.  So think of this report as half-time without the good commercials, because there’s nothing good about this….  But, speaking of commercials; if you’ve seen the Dodge RAM pick-up truck commercial, and it’s on a construction site, and it looks like a dead dinosaur that died on its back, and it’s just like a skeleton with a giant rib-cage.  That’s Florida Poly – Polytechnic – going up; anyway, we made national commercial news; I just wanted to let you know. 

     

    So, anyway, day 31….  Tax cuts; you know there wa a $1.2 billion surplus, but $500 million of that is going to be spent on tax cuts.  The House and Senate have already agreed on $400 million of that; and that’s the vehicle registration cut.  So, if your birthday is after September 1, then you will have cheaper car registration…. 

     

    But, what else is happening?  Just so you know - to kind of to put it in perspective - 1800 bills have been filed; and so far, day 31, they have passed 23.  And six have already been signed by the governor.  And just this week, he signed the GI bill, which, of course, gives in-state tuition to all military veterans, no matter where they live….  Anyway, it’s very good; and the idea is that they figured out, I think, that the military presence here in Florida is number three in terms of economic driver here.  And we don’t want any base closings; we really want to be the most friendly state ever; and so, that has already passed. 

     

    So, Performance Funding, perhaps Pension Reform, Undocumented, K-12 Vouchers are all hot topics that are going back and forth right now.  Today, actually, as we speak, the Senate and the House are in session, and they are passing their budgets out on the floor.  I’ve read the amendments.  There’s only one funny one; and that is – and it’s not funny, because it’s going to start a war – but FSU wants to decouple their relationship with FAMU for College of Engineering.  So it gives them, all of a sudden, out of another pot of money, $3 million to way-more $million in the future, to just get out.  Give them the building, give them everything, and just move; and build their own.  But that will start a war. 

     

    That’s what’s going on.  So, that will set up (inaudible); they will then take the Passover and Holy Week off….  So, I’ll be here. 

     

    And, just so you know, Undocumented –looks like it’s going to pass; it looks like the Senate is going to embrace it.  The reason is, they like the idea of giving those students who’ve been here at least three years in high school a waiver; they don’t like the idea of making them in-state residents officially.  And, usually, we don’t like waivers, because it means we have to eat it, and we don’t get the state support for the FTE.  But they’ve fixed that, so that we would get the state support and get to count the FTE for those students.  So it looks like that’s going to go. 

     

    Wrapped in Undocumented is the tuition policy, and so, as you know, they want to take away the inflationary increase, and that’s going to happen - they agree.  And, right now, what we’re waiting for is to see if differential gets reduced to six or if it goes away at zero.  But, zero is a priority of the governor, and I think the House really wants to hold firm at six, so it keeps it in law.  And the idea is that, at least, you would have that in law, and maybe be able to increase it in the future.  You’ll a whole lot of political sound bites about this, because it’s all, you know, politically charged for the re-election – that the governor and the legislature have gotten rid of the tuition increase.  And, as you all know, it was only authority given to the Board of Governors so that we could ask for it, and they could say no.  So it’s not an automatic 15 percent increase every year.  That’s where we are.

     

    The other thing to tell you is that there are no raises in the budget for state employees.  The governor had requested, or recommended, at least some bonus provisions; but, there currently is not.  I’m thinking that something may pop out of conference that’s a surprise, at least a little bit.  But right now, there’s nothing; so want to let you know.     

     

    So the big news that the universities are following is (the) Performance Funding pot.  The difference in the House and the Senate….  The House has $75 million, and it’s recurring; it’s based on the BOG Ten Metrics that we’ve all been dealing with.  There is no bill, and in a way, that’s good, because what it says is that, ‘We’re going to give the Board of Governors the opportunity to divide this money.  They can either do a good job, or a bad job.  Either way, there’s nothing in law, and we can take it back and never do it again, or we can step in and fix it if we don’t like it.’  So, I kind of like that flexibility, since we really don’t know what the BOG is going to do on this.  But we….  It’s funny, because the university lobbyists are greedy people; we like big money; we like the highest number possible.  But, all of us agree, we’d take $75 million recurring over $100 million non-recurring.  The Senate is at $100 million non-recurring.  You can’t do anything with that; you can’t hire anyone; you can’t move metrics….  And so, we’re really….  We are supporting the House position on this.  And, the other thing to know about the Senate position is that they are saying it’s a $200 million pot; they take $100 million out of the base budgets of all the institutions, and then they put $100 million new.  So it’s a $200 million pot of non-recurring money that you can’t really do anything with.  Again, we’re supporting the House position. 

     

    (There’s a) lot more game left to be played, and I have bills and things with me here.  So, I know....   If you want to talk about textbook affordability or teacher prep or nursing or any specific thing, I will wait and not take up any more time; but I’ll be here if you have a question.  Thank you.”

     

    United Faculty of Florida – Janice Swenson

    “The big thing that I need to talk to you about today is the elections for the university committees that are written into the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  As you know, we had the nominations – the nominations closed as of the 31st of March, according to the CBA.  And the election has to occur on the second consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of April, which means next week.  And, we have shifted to a(n) electronic election; so, on Wednesday at midnight, it will be delivered to your e-mails, and you’ll have until… the 48 hours until Thursday at 11:59 or Friday at midnight, depending on how you look at it, to place your votes for that. 

     

    They will be coming out in separate…, because there are actually three different groups of people who can vote for the committees – the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Sabbatical Committee, and the Professional Development Committee.  All have different people who can vote….  They will be coming out separately; you will only get the ones that you can vote for.  So those of you that can vote in both Tenure and Promotion and in Sabbatical will actually receive two e-mails, with a link to the particular vote that you’re… for that particular vote.  So, those of you that have that status, that can do that, look for both and vote on both.  Our hope is that, by moving to an electronic form, we’re going to get better participation in the actual election process.  So, be looking for that; we’ll probably send out something Monday to remind you that this is coming up, since most people are not here. 

     

    Just to let you know, this is the first time that we’ve been able to do this; we were able to do a memorandum of understanding with the administration clarifying that a ‘place’ in the university could indeed be a virtual location.  And we’re using the same thing that the Faculty Association uses, so we have anonymity and all of those other constraints in there.  You can only vote from, as Gordon said, from the original e-mail.  You can’t vote twice; it will only let you do it once; and all of those constraints are in place.

     

    Those of you who are members of the union know that we’re in the process of taking the nominations for union positions, and that election will be the following week.  That, by state law, is required to be in person, and so, we’ve actually reserved a conference room in the new Biology building to run that.  So, membership will have to go to there to make that vote.

     

    And, if anybody has any questions, I’ll be glad to answer them.  Thank you.”

     

    Constitutional Convention – Matthew Corrigan

    http://www.unf.edu/president/UNF_Constitution.aspx under Hotline page

    “I think this will be the last report about the constitution.  We’re moving along, and we going to have an open forum on April 10, 3rd floor of the Student Union Building for any of your comments.  I’ll be sending out an e-mail either today or Friday or Monday with, kind of, the final recommendations and information about April 10.  So, please come join us.  The major changes involve a statement on civility, a statement on the importance of adjuncts – that they are part of our community and need to be treated as part of our community.  And then, we’ve had questions, you know, ‘What happens if somebody violates the constitution in someone’s opinion; how does that process work? ‘  Well, it goes to the President, and the President can then work with the University Council, can then call a committee of faculty and get their opinion on this particular provision that you have a question about, and then he makes the final decision.  So, it’s good to be President. 

     

    At the end of all this, the way the process will work is that we’ll have the forum on April 10; we’ll meet the following week to finalize all of the recommendations; and then it will go out to the associations for approval.  Thank you.”

  • QUESTION AND RESPONSE PERIOD

    Question 1, for President Delaney: 

    “There is a rumor going around that you are in the DROP program for retirement.  Could you comment, please?”

    Response:  

    President Delaney indicated that he will respond in writing.

     

     

    Question 2, for President Delaney and Interim Provost Earle Traynham:

    “Are academic administrators who are on 12-month contracts and drawing administrative stipends expected to work full-time hours?  Has telecommuting now become acceptable for academic administrators?  Are academic administrators allowed to take days off during the week for research, which is not part of their contractual work-load?  When academic administrators take time, should they be taking vacation or sick-leave?  Should they be taking vacation time when they go to conferences or lead compensated study-abroad trips which are not part of their contractual work-load?  Are you concerned about the culture that is created when such administrators only appear on campus only 15 to 20 hours a week?”

    Response:  

    The Provost indicated that he will respond in writing.  
  • CONSENT AGENDA
    There were no consent agenda items.
  • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

    Agenda Item# 1 - FA 14-08: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    COAS (Graduate) – (Political Science and Public Administration): New Degree Program

    Proposal of Master of Arts – International Affairs Major

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.


    Agenda Item# 2 - FA 14-09: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    CCEC (Graduate) – (School of Engineering/Civil Engineering): New Degree Program Proposal of MS in Civil Engineering – Coastal and Port Engineering Major

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 3 - FA 14-10: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    COAS (Undergraduate) – (Art & Design, Communication, English, History, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (23 packages)
    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 4 - FA 14-11: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    COAS (Graduate) – (Mathematics & Statistics, Music): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (8 packages)

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 5 - FA 14-12: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    CCEC (Undergraduate)–(School of Computing, School of Engineering/Civil, School of Engineering/Mechanical, School of Engineering/Electrical): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (8 packages)

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 6 - FA 14-13: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    CCEC (Graduate)–(School of Engineering/Civil): New Course and Programs of Study Changes (1 package)

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 7 - FA 14-14: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    COEHS (Undergraduate)–(Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL; Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes

    (2 packages)

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 8 - FA 14-15: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    BCH (Undergraduate)–(Public Health): Course Change and Programs of Study Changes

    (1 package)

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 9 - FA 14-16: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

    BCH (Graduate)–(School of Nursing): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (2 packages)

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved.

     

    Agenda Item# 10 - FA 14-17: Submitted by the Executive Committee

    FIRST READING:  Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment of Academic Programs Committee Charge Changes Proposal                      

     

    Agenda Item# 11 - FA 14-18: Submitted by the Executive Committee

    FIRST READING:  Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment of Nominations and Elections Committee Additional Proposal for the Voting

     

    Agenda Item# 12 - FA 14-19: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee

    Proposed New Language for the Honorary Degrees

    The committee chair moved the item.  The item was approved. 

  • INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Promotion and Tenure Report to the Faculty Association and
      United Faculty of Florida
    2. Vitae Summaries of 2 Finalists for 2014 Distinguished Professor Award 
    3. Faculty Association Standing and University Committee & DP Elections 
    4. Application Checklist and Statement of Accuracy
    5. Open Enrollment for Faculty Defer Pay Option Plan Package
    6. Summer Scholarship Report
    7. Responses to questions provided by the Graduate Dean
    8. UNF’s Student Online Learning Orientation (SOLO) Overview
  • ADJOURNMENT
    The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 pm.