Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
They met on April 30. Next meeting is June 4th.
Academic Standards Committee –Edwin
They will meet Friday, May 15, 2015 at10:30 am in COEHS 3rd floor
and have invited their new members to join them. Agenda includes election of a
chair and vice chair; beginning the process of revising the bylaws of academic
appeals committee and the academic appeals process. Financial aid personnel
will attend the meeting.
Adjunct Affairs Committee – Not
Budget Advisory Committee – Julie
met on Friday, April 3 at 10:00 AM in Building 10, Room 2451. The minutes of
the January 23rd and March 6th meetings were reviewed and approved with minor
edits. Guest Dean Elizabeth Curry presented on the library budget process.
She provided a handout (via email) on Academic Affairs Budgetary Process with
the following summary and timeline:
Dean Curry shared a draft document of the Collection
Development & Budget Process for Major Library Resources, a handout
about the Comparison of UNF to Florida
Peer Institutions for 2013-2014 and presented a handout on Digital Bookplates specific to the
library fundraising efforts. Additionally, she stated that one of her long-term
goals is to extend the library. Dean Curry stated that when compared with other
peer institutions, UNF expenditure per FTE for library information resource is
the lowest at $144.93. For example, UWF spend $151.08, FGCU spend $180.89, and
FAU spend $183.32. It was also noted that keeping the budget constant would
likely mean a substantial reduction in resources, as providers are raising
their prices. They also discussed the Digital Commons, which is a resource
available to faculty. Dean Curry also responded to other questions from
committee members regarding the following topics: Librarian liaison department
representative, Inter-library loan, and SACs compliance. Next meeting date will
Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
They met Wednesday 4/22 at 2:00 pm in the OFE/FA Conference Room and finalized
the procedural document on a mini-grant system. The funding request was
forwarded. They will work over the
summer informally. Two initiatives are going forward—a small group is reviewing
software for screencasts; they are hoping to make a campus-wide recommendation
in the fall. The 2nd is to identify faculty who have needs for
high-performing computing materials; please contact Dr. Rakita if your needs
are not being met. They will meet in August for a tour of CIRT.Faculty Affairs Committee –David FennerThey have one item on the agenda. The committee will not meet until fall.
Committee – Kristine Webb/Paul Eason
They met April 8th at 10:00 am in the OFE/FA Conference Room
to review the Faculty Enhancement Office. They will not be meeting until the
& Elections Committee – Pingying Zhang
Research Committee – Courtney McLeland
They met 4/28. Dr. Asia Johnson was elected as chair. They
will meet in the fall.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee
They cancelled their 5/5 meeting due to Albert Colom, Assoc VP Enrollment Services, was unable to attend the meeting. The committee will not meet until fall.
Support Services Committee – Robert Schupp
Committee –Scott Hochwald
They met 4/21/15 to craft agenda. They will meet next Tuesday, May 19th
at 12:45 p.m. in the OFE/FA Conference Room.
Dr. Klostermeyer read President Delaney’s
email to the group. “I had the wrong date for this meeting on my calendar,
placing it last week which of course was Intersession. I regret that I am out
of town today. Janet Owen will give the Legislative update. As of now, we do
not have a budget. We have put together a ‘continuation budget,’ which means
that we are assuming no new funding for the Legislature. We still have to deal
with inflation and what I call inertia costs. These are expenses that increase
no matter what our funding. For example, faculty raises and promotions must be
funded. We will report over the summer as we get more specific numbers. The
Provost Search process is active, and five people are coming to campus for
interviews in the next few weeks. I think we can be optimistic. We are in the
early stages of Strategic Planning. We update this every few years. We all know
there are areas that we would like to grow and improve. Faculty pay is always a
priority. Beyond that, I would love to see UNF become a better version of what
it is now. Of course, this is a shared governance environment, and if a
consensus emerges to change the UNF trajectory, we will use that road map.
There will be much more to come on this in future months and plenty of time for
input. As always, my door is open for any meeting, and I respond to all emails
in a prompt fashion. Feel free to contact me at any time, and I also continue
to look for venues for interaction.
Legislative Liaison Report - Janet
Owen was not present, but Dr. Klostermeyer shared that there was no budget and
that the special session will start in June.
United Faculty of Florida – John
of Administration and Finance- Shari Shuman
Shari Shuman noted that the legislative special session will
start June 1. The plan is to have a budget by June 20 that the governor will
sign July 1. The UNF administration met with the BOT on Tuesday, May 12. They
decided that there would be no tuition increase. Revenues show zero increase at
this time. There are about one million dollars of additional expenses and one
new committee faculty position (because of SACS). There is movement for 3 more
faculty positions for the following year. The university moved over 12 million
non-recurring dollars to use for this coming year. Primarily the money will be
used for additional graduate assistantships and increasing enrollment and
graduation. They expect 50 additional FTE from this year to next year, which
would allow for 500 more students. Realistically, these additional students
would not happen in one year, unless they are from transfer. If they get
additional dollars, they will consider putting it in reserve and remain in a
conservative posture in the event performance dollars change. With regard to
the mini-grants for technology mentioned by Donna Mohr, they have funded the
program for $10,000.
Advisory Council Annual Report- Paul Mason
The Council discussed a possible automatic renewal of parking permits
for faculty and staff. The topic was deferred to the next academic year pending
the effect that the new faculty/staff spaces has on the wait list for the
Smoking will be banned on campus August 1. Will
there be a fine?
Answer: Shari Shuman does not
think there will be a fine.
Question: David Courtwright asked for clarification on the
Connect program partnership with FSCJ and UNF mentioned in the Times Union this
past week. How large is this program going to become? Will the students take
classes? Will those classes be taught by FSCJ or UNF faculty members? At what
point do the students transfer—before they get the A.A. degree? After?
Traynham—All students at FSCJ who meet the UNF admission standards can transfer
to UNF—that is nothing new. What got the conversation going is an interest in
how well UCF and Valencia College and their Connect program works, seems to be similar
to how it works here. The Connect program allows students to be admitted in the
summer with a lower academic profile than in the fall; the number of students
in summer of 2014 and 2013 admitted with lower academic profiles; if they take
less than 12 hours at UNF and then go to FSCJ in Fall and Spring, they can
return as a transfer student and not count against UNF’s FTIC. If there is extra classroom space, they may
have FSCJ faculty come to UNF to teach, but they doubt that that will happen as
the students will likely need different courses. However, the students can stay
in housing and use UNF services and facilities. They want them to keep a
connection with UNF so that they can transfer back.
President Delaney: As the president of a public metropolitan university
committee to community engagement and seeking to establish and strengthen ties
with community organizations and agencies, why did you decide to not only
publicly endorse one, but also attack the other, mayoral candidate. The
question was forwarded to President Delaney for his response.
To UFF. Some
15 plus years ago, monies were available for compression/inversion (C/I/D).
About 70% of it was given to adjust salary to the Professor rank. When others
complained, they were told to get promotion for raise. Some did just that. This
time around, even though some department professors got big raises, in most
departments, Associate and Assistant Professors got bigger percentages of
raises. What was the rationale behind
this year’s negotiation to keep Professors’ salaries mostly across the board?
In addition, is it fair that the highest paid
faculty member in COAS got a raise through compression and inversion?
Question: Will there be an increase in travel funding
and/or travel funding for non-tenure-track faculty?
Agenda Item# 1
–FA 15-19: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee:
Instructional Satisfaction Questionnaire (ISQ) Final List.
There was some discussion about changing the name to “instructor Satisfaction
Questionnaire” as well as some discussion on the validity of the items.
The item passed with no change.
Agenda Item #2- FA-15- 20: Submitted by the Executive Committee:Request: To change
the name “Department of Music” to “School of Music”The department of Music
has a request to change the name to the School of Music. They offer a variety
of degrees and felt the word “School” better matched what they do. The item was moved. Discussion included the
possible change of COAS in the future being impacted by this change. The
response is that this name change is part of their strategic plan but they had
waited until they had the master degrees and music technology degree benchmarks
in place. Many of their competitors are called “Schools of Music” so this name
change is an important marketing piece. The department, chair, and dean are in
favor of the change. The chair/director of the school will not get an increase
in salary as a result of the name change.
The item passed.
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