The fall term exam schedule
is included on the last page of the agenda packet.
of the elections to the Nominations and Elections Committee are in the agenda
packet. Sophie Maxis from the College of
Education and Human Services, Marielle Veve from the Library, and K. Chitra
Lakshmi Balasubramanian from Brooks College of Health were elected.
The Student Government will
discontinue its distribution of the pink, brown, and blue Scantron forms;
identification numbers of these forms are in the agenda packet.
The Blackboard to Mywings Grade
Migrator Tool has been postponed for technical reasons.
The Faculty Association website Dreamweaver
to CMS migration will officially go live in January. The CMS website link is http://www.unf.edu/unffa
The LGBT Resource Center’s monthly
Osprey Allies Brownbag Lunch will be held on December 6 at noon at the LGBT
Center in Building 58 East, Room 1111.
The Provost Search Committee met on
November 15. The search will be an
18-month process, with an advertisement for the published in the summer of
2014. The committee will set up two web
pages – an internal web page for faculty and staff to obtaiun information about
the search, and an external page to provide information to candidates. A subcommittee will draft an advertisement
for the search, and Matt Corrigan, of the Department of Political Science and Public
Administration, will do a survey of faculty, staff, and students about desired
qualifications for the Provost. The
faculty representatives on the search committee are: Pam Chally and Cathy Christie from Brooks
College of Health; Sharon Cobb, Christopher Johnson, Paul Mason, and Jeff Michelman
from Coggin College of Business; Jeff Cornett from the College of Education and
Human Services; Chip Klostermeyer from the College of Computing, Engineering,
and Construction; Michael Kucsak from the Library; and Matt Corrigan, David
Jaffee, Sam Kimball, and Gordon Rakita from the College of Arts and Sciences.
The University Constitutional convention
met on November 26; the constitution mandates review of the constitution every
ten years, with the possibility of amendment at that time. President Delaney has asked Matt Corrigan to
chair the convention. President Rakita
has asked Karen Patterson from the College of Education and Human Services,
Kathy Robinson from the Brooks College of Health, and Karthikeyan Umapathy from
the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction to serve on the
convention. President Rakita will also
be a member. Feedback from faculty, staff, and students will be solicited. Kathy Robinson, former president of the
Faculty Association and Vice-Chair of the Florida Advisory Council of Faculty
Senates, has provided the convention with a document about faculty role in
governance developed by the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates. The convention will meet again on January 24
at 1:00 pm in Building 1, Room 1306.
Programs Committee - Cheryl Frohlich
Cheryl Frohlich reported. January is
cancelled, and the committee will meet next on February 6.
Standards Committee - Saurabh Gupta
Elinor Scheirer reported. The committee met on November 22. They discussed several complex issues –
clarification of the academic appeals process from the student perspective, the
definition of full-time student enrollment for the summer term so that it will match
the federal definition of full-time student enrollment for financial aid, and a
discussion regarding the reexamination of student
rights and responsibilities.
Affairs Committee - Peter Magyari
Magyari reported. The committee will
meet on Monday, December 9 at 9:00 am in the 2nd floor conference
room in the Brooks College of Health. The
committee will continue to discuss the effects of the Affordable Care Act on adjunct faculty.
Advisory Committee – Jeffrey Harrison/Paul Mason
Jeffrey Harrison reported. The committee met on November 12 at 11:30 am in
the Brooks College of Health. Interim Provost
Earle Traynham attended to discuss the Academic Affairs budget process and the strategic
planning process. His plan is that, in
January of 2014, the deans will initiate a bottom-up discussion, in which
faculty will be involved in planning for their programs. This academic year, the UNF enrollment target
was 10,600 FTE’s. The legislature funds up
to 10,000 FTE’s; the remaining 600 FTE’s generate tuition only. Current estimates show that UNF will be about
200 students short of the projection, resulting in an approximate $2 million
shortfall in revenue. Graduate student
FTE’s remain a priority. The committee
discussed the performance metrics used by Academic Affairs to allocate
resources for new faculty positions; the metric currently being used is
faculty-to-student hours. The committee
asked that a member of the committee be invited to sit in on meetings of the
Academic Affairs budget committee; the Provost was agreeable to this. The next committee meeting will be on
December 10 at 10:30 am. Interim
Associate Provost for Academic Programs Jay Coleman will attend the meeting to discuss
the details of the Academic Affairs budget.
Technology Committee - Donna Mohr
Donna Mohr reported. The committee met on Friday, November 8. The committee discussed their ongoing project
to inspect classrooms for technology problems.
The committee also discussed the Scantron issue – the Student Government
Association will not continue to provide Scantron forms of certain types. The next meeting of the committee will be on January
10; there will not be a December meeting.
Affairs Committee - David Fenner
David Fenner reported. The committee has three items on the
legislative agenda today. The next
committee meeting will be on January 16 at 12:15 pm in the OFE/FA Conference
Enhancement - Georgette Dumont
Georgette Dumont reported. The committee met on Thursday, November 21 to
review the applications for the summer teaching grants. At that time, the committee sent a list of
finalists to Executive Assistant to the Provost and Director of Planning Marianne
Jaffee. The committee will meet next in January, with
a time to be announced. At that meeting
the committee will discuss ways to improve the review process.
& Elections Committee – Steven Williamson
Steven Williamson reported. Albert Loh will become chair of the committee
in January. The chair thanked Faculty
Association Executive Secretary Cindy Chin for her work on the nominations and
– Tammie Johnson
Tammie Johnson reported. The committee met on Friday, November 15 to
discuss the research grant applications.
The committee sent their recommendations for funding to Executive Assistant to the Provost and
Director of Planning Marianne Jaffee. he
December meeting of the committee has been cancelled.
The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 am in Building
39, Room 4032.
Planning Advisory Committee - Pali Sen
Sen reported. The committee met on Tuesday, December 3 at
12:15 pm with guest Tom Serwatka. He shared a lot of data with the committee
about the first time freshmen who were admitted but did not attend UNF. The first-time survey tracking these students
reveals some interesting facts about students not coming to UNF. The top reason that admitted students did not
matriculate is that UNF is not their dream school (44%). The committee discussed how to make UNF their
dream school. Another interesting fact was
that mandatory freshmen on-campus housing was a factor in their decision not to
attend UNF for only 21 respondents (4%). The committee chair will take the survey
results to the Executive Committee as an information item to be included on the
agenda for the Faculty Association meeting in January. The next committee meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, February 4 at 12:15 pm in the OFE/FA conference room. The committee
has one legislative agenda item today.
Services Committee - Robert Schupp
Robert Schupp reported. The committee met on Wednesday, December 4. Virtual Services Librarian Jeremy Hall was
there to explain library services. The
committee will meet next on Tuesday, February 4 at 1:00 pm in Building 42, Room
Executive Committee - Scott Hochwald
Faculty Association Vice-President Scott Hochwald
reported. The committee met on Tuesday, November
19. Executive Assistant to the Provost
and Director of Planning Marianne Jaffee demonstrated the new CMS Faculty
Association web page. The chair thanked
Marianne Jaffee and Executive Secretary Cindy Chin for their work on this
project. The next committee meeting will
be on Tuesday, December 10 at 11:30 am in the OFE/FA Conference Room.
was no report.
Legislative Liaison - Janet Owen
was no report
United Faculty of Florida - Janice
There was an issue raised anonymously, regarding a breach
of contract. The Executive Committee of the
UFF is meeting to discuss this issue. This
issue involved a faculty search completed without an actual search being done. There is also another issue that the
Executive Committee will be discussing.
Athletic Committee - Jay Coleman
There were 285 student athletes in 19
sports, with 8 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams. Participant distribution was 60% female in
the last year, which is reflected in the split of the $2.4 million in financial
aid to student athletes. There are 45
coaches, 21 of whom are female. Total
revenue in 2013-2014 is expected to be $8.9 million, up from $8.1 million in
the previous year. About $7.2 million of
the revenues will come from student athletics fees; another $605 thousand from
game guarantees. It is expected that the
NCAA will contribute about $388 thousand, compared to about $308 thousand last
year. The Osprey Nation student booster
group has about 1400 members, compared to 800 members last year, and 60 members
during the previous year. UNF finished 3rd
in the Atlantic Sun All-Sports trophy competition (men and women combined); UNF
women finished 2nd in the Women’s All-Sports competition. UNF won 4 conference titles – men’s tennis,
women’s sand volleyball, men’s golf, and women’s softball. There were six students who won the Atlantic
Sun Athlete of the Year Awards in their respective sports. Mean GPA last year for male athletes was
3.02; for female athletes, the mean GPA was 3.3. Each of these figures is up from the previous
year. The graduation rate for athletes
is 65%, versus 48% for all students.
Jennifer Kane will take over next year as the university’s
faculty athletics representative.
For the Provost:
a department at UNF be moved from one physical location to another without
being consulted? We ask because rumor has it that such plans are in the works
which would be very costly and adversely effect a department on campus (and
the plans have not been discussed at all with the department, let alone them
The Provost will answer this question in writing.
years there has been talk of creating a college of science, or some such
college. Are there serious plans to do so, as it seems a logical thing for UNF
“It is my understanding that some people within the College of Arts and
Sciences have discussed for some time the feasibility and the pros and cons of
splitting that college one way or another, into two or three. I have had a conversation with Dean Hetrick,
and asked her to officially begin that discussion, not with a view toward
making any changes affecting Fall 2014, or probably even 2015, or possibly even
2016. However, we’re not going to arrive
at a decision of structure that’s ideal if we don’t have the conversation about
it. And so, I believe that she has begun
that process. How far down, in terms of
whether the discussion has gotten to a broad faculty discussion, or not; she
would be in a better position to answer that than I. But, at least the topic has been opened.”
1a. “After hearing the discussion at the November meeting about the
incentive/signing bonus for ‘minority’ faculty members, I was quite bothered.
Has the administration had any discussions that move beyond a numbers
perspective of white vs. non-white faculty members? For example, it may be
fruitful to encourage some changes on campus that will get rid of the
"token" hire approach we heard about in the last meeting.”
1b. “Are we to take away from Tom Serwatka's statement
at the November meeting about being ashamed of UNF because it is too white and that there is additional money to pay
above market for faculty of the
‘right’ color that color itself has a value that UNF is willing to pay?”
2. “I read with interest your response to the previous question
about the effect of requiring
freshman to live on campus. I ask, as a follow-up, whether the following data is being collected also:
1. The amount of student loans being
incurred by students. It seems to me that the residence requirement may cause some students to take on
extra loan debt (and this may become either a hurdle to completion or a difficulty
later in life).
2. Whether UNF is seeing an increase in
the number of students who transfer to UNF from FSCJ as sophomores, meaning
they did not spend their first year at UNF. Such students likely received a
weaker academic (and social)
preparation during their first year of college and as such may have difficulty adapting once they
get to UNF; not to mention the financial impact on UNF of a smaller freshman class size.
In short, are there unintended
consequences to this policy that may not have been examined?”
Agenda Item# 1 - FA
13-39R: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
(Undergraduate) – (Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences): New Courses &
New Degree of Radiography Major Programs (2 packages)
The chair moved the item. The item was passed.
Agenda Item# 2 - FA
13-45: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
(Graduate) – (Music): New Degree Program Request – Proposal for a Master of
Arts – Music Major (1 package)
The chair moved the item. The item was passed.
Agenda Item# 3 - FA 13-46: Submitted by the
Academic Programs Committee
COAS (Undergraduate)-(Art & Design, Chemistry,
Communication, English, Music, Political Science &
Public Administration, Sociology & Anthropology): New Courses, Courses Changes, Courses
Termination, & Programs of Studies Changes (27 packages)
Agenda Item# 4- FA 13-47: Submitted by the Academic Programs
Music, Political Science & Public Administration): New Courses, Courses
Changes, & Programs of Studies Changes. (5 packages)
Agenda Item# 5- FA 13-48: Submitted by the Academic Programs
(Undergraduate)-(School of Engineering/Civil Engineering): New Courses (3
The chair moved the item.
The item was passed.
Agenda Item# 6- FA 13-49: Submitted by the Academic Programs
CCEC (Graduate)-(School of Engineering/Civil
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering): New Courses (8 packages)
Agenda Item# 7- FA 13-50: Submitted by the Academic Programs
(Graduate)-(Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management): New Course
& Programs of Studies Changes (1 package)
The chair moved the item.
Agenda Item# 8- FA 13-51: Submitted by the Academic Programs
(Undergraduate)-(Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences): Programs of Studies
Changes (2 packages)
Agenda Item# 9- FA 13-52: Submitted by the Academic Programs
& Applied Movement Sciences): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs
of Studies (1 package)
Agenda Item# 10- FA 13-53: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs
Graduate Faculty Membership and
The chair moved the item.
The item was passed.
Agenda Item# 11- FA 13-54: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs
ISQ and Grade Distribution Data
The chair moved the
item. Michelle DeDeo offered an
amendment to remove the 2-year restriction on the data (she teaches courses
that are offered more rarely than that).
There was vigorous discussion of the issue. President Rakita shared that data from ITS
says that less than 10% of students are actually accessing this data right
now. Kathy Robinson noted that the
committee would have to accept a friendly amendment; therefore the amendment is
not a friendly amendment. The amendment
was passed, with 39 in support and 21 opposed.
The amended item was passed.
Agenda Item# 12- FA 13-55: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs
Agenda Item# 13- FA 13-56: Submitted by the Strategic Planning
The chair moved the item.
The item was passed.
Agenda Item# 14- FA 13-57: Submitted by the Academic Programs
Sciences & Public Administration): Programs of Studies
The chair moved the item. The
item was passed.
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