Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Location: Talon Room, Ospreys Commons, Building 16, 4th Floor

Call to Order:

Dr. Klostermeyer called the meeting to order at 12:23 p.m
  • APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – December 3, 2015 (2 minutes)

    The minutes were approved as posted.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)
    • Provost Traynham said that the Board of Governors will announce their selection of the vendor for the cloud-hosted LMS (final choices are Blackboard, Canvas, and Desire to Learn)–it is an opt-in system for universities. UNF needs to go through a process to decide whether to opt in. The decision has to be made quickly, hopefully around March or April. Our Blackboard contract is up June 2017.  If a change is made to choose another vendor other than Blackboard, then UNF would run parallel systems for a year so that everyone has time to change over. There would be cost savings for UNF by opting in, as this would be a statewide contract. A common system would be beneficial for students across universities. He would like the Distance Learning and the Campus Technology Committee to be part of this process, possibly with some additional members.
    • Faculty Awards Nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Professor, Scholarship, Service, & Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award.
    • The DP, SCH, SER, FCESCH Awards deadline are on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5 p.m.
    • Fall Funding Summary – Information Item

                                   Volunteers are needed for following committees:

      »          Academic Programs Committee – CCEC Representative up to 9/17

      »          Research Council – COAS (appointed) up to 9/16

      »          Research Council – CCEC (appointed) up to 9/17

    • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)

      Academic Programs Committee B  Michael Bovenzi

      They met on December 3.  Next meeting is Feb. 4 at 10 am.

       

      Academic Standards Committee B  Steven Williamson

      They will meet January 15 at noon, OFE/FA Conference Room.

       

      Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth Gregg

      They met December 2 with Cheryl Gonzalez and will meet first week in Feb.

       

      Budget Advisory Committee B  Alan Harris

      They will meet January 14 in Bldg 51/Rm 3202.

       

      Campus Technology Committee B  Donna Mohr

      They meet Friday, January 29 at 10am, still looking for location.

       

      Faculty Affairs Committee – David Fenner/Gordon Rakita

      They met November 12. They will meet January 14 in OFE/FA Conference Room.

       

      Faculty Enhancement Committee B  Paul Eason

      They have not scheduled their first meeting yet. They will be posting their schedule.

       

      Nominations & Elections Committee – Patrick Kreidl

      They will meet Thursday, January 14 at 11am in OFE/FA Conference Room.

       

      Research Council - Aisha Johnson

       No report.

       

      Strategic Planning Advisory Committee B  Pali Sen

      The committee last met Thursday, December 10 with President Delaney. They discussed a variety of issues related to recruitment, retention and graduation of UNF students.

       

      Support Services Committee – Luke Cornelius

      No report

       

      Executive Committee – Scott Hochwald

      Next meeting is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:15 PM in the OFE/FA Conference Room,
      Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108


    • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)

      President John Delaney 

      There should be 4 or 5 schools below UNF this year according to our estimates of the metrics. The smaller schools are always more at risk. The UNF strategic planning process is going on which includes consultation of the UNF master plan. Every five years this needs to get updated. In regards to the master plan, upcoming construction projects include renovations of Buildings 3 and 4. There is damage to the walkway by the arena due to a truck accident. They believe they will tear it down, as it’s not used much. The truck’s insurance will cover damages.

       

      Legislative Liaison Report - Janet Owen 

      The session begins Tuesday. The revenue estimates are looking good, but not sure yet how much will go to higher education. The legislature is not committed to making huge tax cuts. We expect more money in the state, as Florida is now the 3rd most populated state. The lottery is $94million up from previously, which is good for Bright Futures. In the 2017-2018, the senate president designate is committed to increasing funding for the state universities. There was a recent PECO estimate that showed a possible reduction in PECO dollars, but Skinner Hall is the number one priority for the Board of Governors. A number of education and FRS bills are being contemplated. 


      United Faculty of Florida – John White  

      The next bargaining session is Bldg. 1, Rm 1306 tomorrow, Friday, 1/8 at 1:00 p.m. There have been some questions regarding the departmental guidelines. There is a request to post draft guidelines and a matrix on the UFF site so that this is a transparent process.  See UFF web site for details. The study aid site (Study Blue.com) has instructor materials appearing without their knowledge. Students have to pay for it, but once they have paid, they can get access to the materials. The site noted that it was fair use. UFF is sponsoring basketball tickets for the game Saturday night, two tickets per faculty.

    • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)

      No questions.

    • CONSENT AGENDA

      There is no consent agenda item for January meeting.

    • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove item)

      Agenda Item# 1 - FA 16-01: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      CCB (Graduate - New Degree Program Request) – (Management): Proposal for Master of Science – Management Major (1 package)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 2 - FA 16-02: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      COAS (Undergraduate) – (Art & Design, Biology, English, and Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work): New Courses, Courses Changes, and Programs of Study (8 packages)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 3 - FA 16-03: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      COAS (Graduate) – (Biology and English): Courses Changes (2 packages)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 4 - FA 16-04: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      CCB (Graduate) – (Management): Program of Study (1 package)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 5 - FA 16-05: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      CCEC (Undergraduate) – (Construction Management): New Course, Courses Changes, & Program of Study (4 packages)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 6 - FA 16-06: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      COEHS (Undergraduate) – (Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study) (1 package)

      The item will be pulled and corrected for credit hours and put on future agenda.


      Agenda Item# 7 - FA 16-07: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
      COEHS (Graduate) – (Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL and Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education) Course Change and Program of Study (2 packages)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 8 - FA 16-08: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      BCH (Graduate) – (Public Health): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study (2 packages)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 9 - FA 16-09: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      BCH (Doctoral) – (School of Nursing): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study (2 packages)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 10 - FA 16-10: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

      HHC (Undergraduate) – (Honors Program): New Courses & Programs of Study (1 package)

      This provides a more comprehensive curriculum and allows for senior faculty to be involved earlier. The item passed.
    • INFORMATION ITEMS

      Fall Funding Summary

    • ADJOURNMENT

      The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 p.m.