Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12:15 PM

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

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by President Chip Klostermeyer at 12:13 p.m.
  • APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – October 1, 2015 (2 minutes)

    A motion was made to approve the minutes from October 1, 2015. The minutes were approved.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 minutes)

    An online election to fill vacant positions on the Nominations and Elections Committee will start on Monday, November 9, and continue through Monday, November 16.

     

    Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards nominee materials are due on Monday, November 16 at 5:00 pm.

  • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)

    Academic Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
    The committee met on Thursday, November 5, before the Faculty Association meeting. The committee has several agenda items. The next meeting will be on December 3 in the OFE/FA Conference Room. 


    Academic Standards Committee – Steve Williamson
    The committee has two agenda items. The next meeting of the committee will be on Friday, November 20 at noon in the OFE/FA Conference Room. 


    Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth Gregg
    The committee met on October 21, and discussed adjunct orientation. 


    Budget Advisory Committee – Richard Patterson/Alan Harris
    Alan Harris reported. The committee met on October 8. The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 19. The guest speaker will be Vice-President for Administration and Finance Shari Shuman.


    Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
    The committee met last on October 9.  Associate Vice-President and Chief Information Officer Reggie Brinson convinced Vice-President for Administration and Finance Shari Shuman to provide funding for five academic technology grants. There will be another round of applications in the spring. The next meeting of the committee will be on Friday, November 20 at 10:00 am in the OFE/FA Conference Room. The committee will discuss simplification of the grant process.

     

    Faculty Affairs Committee – David Fenner/Gordon Rakita
    The committee has two items on the legislative agenda. The next meeting of the committee will be on Thursday, November 12 at 12:15 pm in the OFE/FA Conference Room. The committee will discuss a philosophical statement about the restructuring of colleges.


    Faculty Enhancement Committee – Paul Eason
    The committee is midway through the process of assigning reviewers for summer teaching grants.

    Nominations & Elections Committee – Pingying Zhang/Patrick Kreidl
    Patrick Kreidl reported. The floor was opened for nominations for committee vacancies. There were no nominations from then floor. There is already a full slate of nominees.  Nominations were closed.


    Research Council – Aisha Johnson
    The committee met on October 26.The grant review process is underway. The next meeting of the committee will be on Tuesday, December 1. The committee has one agenda item.

     

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee- Pali Sen 
    The committee met on Tuesday, November 3.  The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1 at 12:15 pm.  The chair will present a full report to the Faculty Association at the Association’s December meeting. 


    Support Services Committee – Luke Cornelius 
    Brian Kopp reported for the committee. They met on October 27. There was a presentation from the Academic Resource Center. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

     

    Executive Committee –Scott Hochwald
    The committee met on October 20 to set the agenda for this meeting. The committee has one item on the legislative agenda. The next meeting of the committee will be on Tuesday, November 17 at 12:15 pm in the OFE/FA Conference Room.

     
  • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)

    President John Delaney  
    President Delaney was absent and presented no report. 


    Legislative Liaison Report - Janet Owen  
    Janet Owen was absent and presented no report.

     

    United Faculty of Florida – John White
    UFF president was absent and there was no report.

     

    Development Engagement – Joshua Merchant

    The Vice-President for Development and Alumni Affairs presented a breakdown table on donations to the university for the previous two years, as well as donation numbers for the current year.  The future fund-raising campaign will depend on the filling of leadership positions.  The university had a higher percentage of corporate donors than our peer-aspirant universities.

  • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)

    There were two questions:

     

    “Why are we considering renovations to the arena when we have a swim team that doesn’t even have a pool to practice in?”

     

    There was also a question to Provost Earle Traynham from Pali Sen about making the Academic Affairs survey for graduating students mandatory.
  • CONSENT AGENDA

    There were no consent agenda items

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

    Agenda Item# 1 - FA 15-05R: Submitted by the Executive Committee
    This agenda item was a resolution to oppose legislation allowing guns to be carried on campus (a repetition of the resolution passed by the Faculty Association last year). 

    The Chair moved the item.  The Item was passed. 


    Agenda Item# 2 - Fa15-35: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee  
    COAS (Graduate – New Degree Program Request) – (Communication): Proposal for Master of Science – Communication Management Major (1 package)

    The Chair moved the item.  The item was passed.

     

    Agenda Item# 3 – FA 15-36: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee  
    COAS (Graduate – New Degree Program Request) – (Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work): Proposal for Master of Social Work (MSW) – Social Work Major 

    The Chair moved the item.  Item was passed.  


    Agenda Item# 4 – FA 15-37: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
    COAS (Undergraduate)-(Languages, Literatures & Cultures, School of Music, & Political Science and Public Administration): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (4 packages)
    The Chair moved the item. The item was passed.


    Agenda Item# 5 – FA 15-38: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee  
    COAS (Graduate) – (School of Music): Course Changes & Programs of Study (7 packages)
    The Chair moved the item. The item was passed. 


    Agenda Item# 6 – FA 15-39: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee  
    BCH (Graduate) – (Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences):  Terminate Programs of Study (1 package)
    The Chair moved the item. The item was passed.

     

    Agenda Item# 7 – FA 15-40: Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee  
    Acceptance of Online Course Credit Completed Prior to Initial Enrollment
    The Chair moved the item. The item was passed.

     

    Agenda Item# 8 – FA 15-41: Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee  
    Academic Standing
    The Chair moved the item.  The item was passed.

     

    Agenda Item# 9 – FA 15-42: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee  
    Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment:  First Reading
    Faculty Affairs Committee Charge Update Proposal.

     

    Agenda Item# 10 – FA 15-43: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee  
    Proposed New Bachelor’s Honorary Degrees
    The Chair moved the item.  The item was passed.

     

    Agenda Item# 11 – FA 15-44: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee  
    ISQ Timing
    The Chair moved the item.  The item was passed.

     

    Agenda Item# 12 – FA 15-45: Submitted by the Research Council  
    UNF Summer Scholarship Grants Proposed Policy – 12-Month Faculty
    The Chair moved the item.  The item was passed.


  • INFORMATION ITEMS

    1.     Elections of the Nominations and Elections Committee

    2.     2015-2016 Promotion and Tenure Timeline.

  • ADJOURNMENT

    The meeting was adjourned at 12:50 p.m.