Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
The committee met on October 30 for
3 ½ hours at 10 AM in the OFE/FA Conference room. They met again on November 6
at 10 AM in the OFE/FA Conference Room to review packages for the 2015-16 UNF catalog.
The next meeting is on December 4 at10am in the OFE/FA Conference Room. If your
department has changes for next fall, please work on them for submission.
Academic Standards Committee – Edwin
Elinor Scheirer reported for the committee met on Tuesday, November 4th at
12:15 pm in Bldg 57/Rm 3201. The committee handled two pieces of business. They
completed the revision of the policy for awarding of Posthumous Degrees. They
also developed a policy on online accelerated term programs that they will
forward to the Executive Committee for review.
Adjunct Affairs Committee – Melissa
Bobby Schupp reported for the committee met on Tuesday, November 4th
at 11 am in Bldg. 51/Rm 3201. They will meet on Tuesday, December 2 at 11am to
set goals for the spring.
Budget Advisory Committee – Paul Mason
The committee met on Thursday, October 23rd in Bldg 42/Rm 3136. Shari Shuman provided information about the
budget that will be included in the December packet. There will also be an
information item on head counts for faculty, as The Florida Trends article had
the number incorrect. The committee will meet with Jay Coleman on Thursday, November
13th in Bldg 42/Rm 3136.
Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
The committee met on Wednesday, November 5th at 9 am in Bldg 51/Rm 3201. Faculty will receive an email invite on Monday,
November 17th to participate in a Faculty Technology Survey. The
survey will take about 10 minutes to fill out and will provide important
information. The survey will close December 7. The committee meets next on
December 3rd at 9 am in Bldg 51/Rm 3201 COAS Dean’s Conference Room.
Faculty Affairs Committee – David Fenner
When the committee last met, they talked about the
definition of Service Learning and Textbook Affordability. The Faculty Affairs committee
is serving as the task force looking into textbook affordability issues. The
committee will meet on Thursday, November 13th at 12:15 pm in the
OFE/FA Conference Room. At that time, they will talk about Service Learning
definition, issues around removing a student from a course, and the ISQ use in
annual evaluations. They will give final recommendations about textbook
Faculty Enhancement Committee –Susan
Susan reported that the committee met on October 15th and
reviewed potential speakers and the review process for the Summer grants. They
meet on Monday, November 24th from 10 am to 11:30 am in the OFE/FA Conference
Room. At that time they will rank the summer teaching grant applications that
have been reviewed. They plan to send
out reviewer comments with the notifications for the grant awards. There will
be no FEC meeting in December.
Nominations & Elections Committee –
Pingying Zhang reported for the committee has been accepting nominations
since October 24 and have several vacancies—including 2 from arts and science
and 1 each from other colleges. The positions are for 2 years from 2015-2017. They
accepted nominations from the floor. There was one nomination from the floor made
for one of the arts and science vacancies.
Research Committee – Courtney McLeland
The Research Committee met on Monday, October 13th and discussed the
review process of the Research Grant applications. They are currently reviewing
62 applications. They will meet on Monday, November 10th at 1:00 pm
in Bldg12/Rm 2405A.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee- Pali
The committee met on Tuesday, November 4th at
12:15 pm to discuss Distance Learning and Strategy Planning. They felt that
faculty involvement is key. During the
meeting, they compared to UNF’s strategic plans with those of comparable
universities, including Florida Gulf Coast University. They will meet on Tuesday,
December 2nd at 12:15 pm in the OFE/FA Conference Room. Len Roberson will be
Support Services Committee – Robert
Tim Robinson, Director of the International Center, was the guest at the last
meeting on November 3 and gave information on the center, including that there
are over 500 study abroad students in more than 28 countries. If you have not
visited the International Center, the Committee recommends that you do. The
next meeting is on Monday, December 1st at 2pm in CCB Bldg 42/Rm 2004.
The committee met on Tuesday, October 21st to provide the agenda for
this meeting. The Committee has two bi-furcated items that include the review
of the Research Council and the 2016-2017 Matriculation Calendar. An
information item on Service Learning and Community Engagement definitions is
included. Please provide feedback.