Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
The APC has one agenda Item. They met this morning at 10 a.m.
They had ITS staff to discuss the APC Workflow Online System improvement. The
FA website is already posted the APC FAQ
section. Their next meeting is September 3.
Academic Standards Committee – Edwin
Adjunct Affairs Committee – Not
Budget Advisory Committee – Julie
Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
Faculty Affairs Committee –David Fenner/Steven WilliamsonNo report.
Committee – Kristine Webb
& Elections Committee – Pingying Zhang
Research Committee – Courtney McLeland
Planning Advisory Committee- Pali Sen
Services Committee – Robert Schupp
Committee –Scott Hochwald
We met and crafted the
agenda. The scheduled Executive Committee meeting for Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at
12:45 PM in the OFE/FA Conference Room, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room
3108 has been cancelled as well as July FA meeting is cancelled, too.
There is an information item about the School of Music name change
approved at the last meeting.
legislature is back in session. It appears that higher education will get some new
money. Because of the looming metrics, UNF feels they need to reserve any
additional money to build up reserves. The provost search committee will be
meeting in the morning. If you have feedback, email the president or send information
through the deans or chairs. As
mentioned last month, the strategic process is starting; it is an iterative
process. Areas of focus include:
retaining and hiring of quality faculty; retaining and graduating students; and
improvements in facilities—almost half the campus is new. We need to lock down
where we need to go with regard to research. The metrics issues will be under
discussion at the Board of Governors; this year it looks like the state college
system will soon go through a similar process. They hope to persuade the legislature
not to penalize those universities in the lower quartile.
to President Delaney from Chip Klostermeyer asking about a metric being
proposed in regards to student loan default rate.
UNF has the lowest # of students who take on debt and who default; this doesn't
look like a metric that will hurt us.
from Dr. Pyati, chair of Chemistry Department: A lot of states are using
performance-based funding, but it’s not as detrimental. Is the BOG open to
reducing the impact of the metrics?
The Senate and Governor seem to approach this as there need to be winners and
losers. Last year a University in the bottom may have lost money, but it was
put in escrow. This year the approach is different, and may cause permanent
loss of funding. We should compare universities peer-to-peer rather than across
the SUS. It makes no sense to compare the universities in Florida to each other.
UNF does well when compared to its regional peers. Second, we ought to eliminate the bottom
three ideas; to publicly declare that these universities are failing affects
the universities’ ability to recruit.
Legislative Liaison Report - Janet
United Faculty of Florida – John
We will keep the same officers for next year; we look
forward to working with the president and administration. The numbers in the
union are trending up, which is good news. We will be meeting and working over
the summer and encourage you to come and work with us.
for President Delaney (Anonymous)The current Academic Affairs administration has been
particularly non-consultative and lacking in transparency. A graduate dean was
appointed without faculty consultation. An undergraduate dean was appointed
without faculty consultation. A formula for reallocation of faculty lines –
justifying the removal of 18 lines from Arts and Sciences – was created and
implemented without faculty consultation and without transparency. A formula for
compression and inversion raises was implemented without any explanation; even
if the formula was created by the union, the faculty at large had a right to
know – from AA -- what the formula was before it was implemented and mass
confusion and frustration ensued. There are strong rumors that UNF may create a
College of Honors and a College of Nursing – and that both of these new units
are borne on potential gifts to the university -- yet no faculty consultation
and no transparency about these major academic changes have been forthcoming.
Question: how long will we have to endure this trend?
President Delaney will respond in
Question from Dr. Williamson: What is the possibility of
UNF getting a testing center in the near future?Answer from Earle Traynham. We have a testing center, but they administer primarily
SATs. You may be talking about one that would serve DL courses and others.
There has been some discussion, but no immediate plans. We will be looking for space for a testing
center that is easily accessible to all.
Agenda Item# 1
-FA 15-21: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
COAS (Undergraduate) – (Communication, English, & Music): New
Courses & Course Changes
The item was moved; no discussion; item passed.
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