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:
August – January:
While working with the college deans, departments/units develop or update
strategic plans, using input from faculty, staff, directors, and chairs.
College dean submits departmental / college strategic plan to Academic
March 15: Colleges /
units submit specific itemized budget requests for new recurring and
non-recurring funding to Academic Affairs.
March 15 – March 30:
Provost reviews and preliminarily scores each item.”
March 30 – April 10:
Provost meets with the Academic Affairs Budget Council to review all budget
requests, and makes final determination of scoring for each item.
April 10 – 20:
Provost and/or Associate Provost meets with the chair of Faculty Association
Budget Committee to review final scored budget request.
April 15: Provost
submits final scored budget request to the President.
April 15 – May 31:
President reviews budget submissions from all university divisions.
makes final budget determinations once full available funding allocation is
known, and submits to Board of Trustees for approval.
Late June: Feedback
on final budget allocation for forthcoming fiscal year is made to deans and
other AA unit heads.
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 Fenner
They 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.