Academic Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
The last meeting of the Academic Programs Committee (APC) was March 2nd. The next APC meeting will be April 6th. There are several APC agenda items for today’s meeting. These can be found in the legislative agenda for this meeting. Academic Standards Committee – Steven WilliamsonAlan Harris reported for the committee. The Academic Standards last met on Friday, Feb 17th. The committee discussed practical issues with students who are on the waitlists for enrollment in courses. There was a recommendation to run a final enrollment for anyone on a waitlist for a course after Chairs have made any final adjustments. There was a question regarding an Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) office ruling regarding a make-up exam. The Academic Standards Committee will invite EOD Director to the next meeting of the committee. The next meeting of the committee will be on March 10th in the Academic Affairs Conference Room.Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth GreggThe Adjunct Affairs Committee last met March 1st. At that meeting, the committee selected winners for the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award. The next meeting of the committee will be April 5th. Budget Advisory Committee - Alan HarrisThe Budget Advisory Committee met with Anne Hoover Feb 15th. The purpose of that meeting was to understand the budget timeline. The committee decided to invite Associate Provost Jay Coleman to discuss the next step in the budget process. Campus Technology Committee - Jose FrancoThe last meeting scheduled for the Campus Technology Committee was Feb 10th, but the committee did not meet quorum requirements. The committee is scheduled to meet on March 3rd, when they will discuss Academic Technology Grants. Faculty Affairs Committee – Gordon RakitaChip Klostermeyer reported for the committee. The committee last met on February 9th. The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 9th, at 12:15pm in the OFE/FA Conference Room.At our February 9th meeting, we:
At our March 9th meeting we will:
We have four items on today’s agenda. These include:
Faculty Enhancement Committee - Raphael Crowley
The Faculty Enhancement Committee met Feb 8th. During the meeting, the committee discussed the idea of a one-stop office for faculty enhancement. The committee will continue to discuss this idea at the next committee meeting, scheduled for March 15th.
Nominations & Elections Committee – Dana Hart
Radha Pyati was handling the nomination for the committee. FA President Pyati reviewed each of the Standing Committees and University Committees. The following nominations were submitted from the floor. Standing CommitteesSherif Elfayoumy was nominated for the Campus Technology Committee. Jose Franco was nominated for the Research Council; At-Large position.University CommitteesScott Hochwald was nominated for the Calendar Committee. This concludes the nominations for the FA Standing Committees and FA representation on the University Committees. Research Council – Judy OchrietorThe Research Council last met on Feb 15th. At that meeting the council met with David Fenner and discussed the results of the Faculty Research Survey and the draft scholarship statement. The next meeting will be on March 15th to discuss the draft statement. Strategic Planning Advisory Committee - Paul EasonThe most recent draft of the Strategic Plan is about to be released. The small writing group met on Friday, February 24th. The current draft that will be released for review will include a Mission Statement, Strategies, and Action Statements. There will be opportunities to provide feedback. The Committee will meet to plan a forum to receive feedback from faculty regarding Goal 3. All members of the UNF community will be invited to provide feedback on this new draft of the Strategic Plan through an online survey. Support Services Committee – Brian KoppThe Support Services Committee last met on Feb 15th with Matthew Davidson, Director of the UNF Bookstore. Follett has signed a new 10-year contract. The bookstore will be remodeling. Also, a new online feature, Follett Discover, will allow faculty to engage in textbook adoptions through Canvas. The committee discussed options for reducing costs of textbooks for students. Executive Committee – David FennerIn light of President Delaney’s recent announcement of his retirement, on behalf of the Faculty Association Executive Committee and the Faculty Affairs Committee, we would like to express our appreciation for President Delaney and for his openness in regularly meeting with these Faculty Association committees. The Executive Committee has one item on the agenda for today’s meeting.
Responses to questions are posted on the Faculty Association website and included in a future agenda package.
Q1. Anonymous Question to Vice President Mauricio Gonzalez: Can the daily crime log, which is required to be posted, be posted online rather than in the UPD Lobby? Q2. Anonymous Question to FA President Pyati or Designee: Many faculty librarians have resigned and left the university. How has the university acknowledging this problem?
Response from Floor from FA President Pyati: The Provost will hold a confidence vote for the Library Dean this Spring.
Q3. Anonymous Question for John White, UFF-UNF President:
In a recent "Did you know" item you said: "Not having any discipline-specific guidelines leaves promotion and tenure decisions entirely at the discretion of administration, without feedback from departmental faculty." This statement seems misleading given the composition of department P&T committees, which are made up of departmental faculty, and the role their vote plays in the outcome of P&T cases. As well, department faculty are able to write department letters of recommendation. And the University P&T committee is made up of faculty as well, although not departmental faculty. How do you claim that P&T decisions do not have feedback from departmental faculty, and that discipline-specific guidelines are the antidote?Response will be in writing from John White.
Q4. Question from the Floor from Pali Sen to Shari Shuman & John Hale:
One evening, I was about to make a left turn in a parking lot on the UNF campus, and two students crossed my car on rollerboards – they came out of nowhere. I had to slam on my brakes. Some students seem to use the parking lots as playgrounds. Can we get some border collies to chase these rollerboards away from the parking lots (not the students), before someone gets hurt?
Agenda Item# 1 -FA 16-42R: Submitted by the Executive Committee
Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment– 2nd Reading Addition of New Article Proposal - No Confidence Process
This is the second reading of this proposal and there were no other discussion. The motion passed by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 2 -FA 17-09: Submitted by the Faculty Association President
2017-18 Faculty Association Budget Proposal
This is the proposed budget of the Faculty Association for the coming year. The budget is the same as last year.
The item passed by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 3 -FA 17-10: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
COAS (Undergraduate) – (Communication, Mathematics & Statistics, Political Science & Public Administration, Psychology, & School of Music): New Courses, Course Changes, & Program of Study (9 packages)
The Department of Communication proposes changing the course “Lying & Deception” from a 3000-level to a 4000-level course. The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is proposing changes to the Mathematical Science Minor, new courses in the Mathematics Major, and adding these new courses to the electives for the Mathematics Major. The Department of the Political Science and Public Administration proposes changes to the Public Administration Minor to make the minor a fast-track minor. The Department of Psychology is removing minor requirements from the Bachelor of Science program and Child Psychology Concentration. The School of Music proposes a new certificate program in Choral Conducting and a new elective course called “Feeder Techniques for Singers.” The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 4 -FA 17-11: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
COAS (Graduate) – (Psychology): Course Change & Program of Study (1 package)
The Psychology Department proposes changes in the Psychological Science Master’s Degree, including changes to credit hours, changing courses, and modifying elective options.The item was approved by majority vote.Agenda Item# 5 -FA 17-12: Submitted by the Academic Programs CommitteeCCB (Undergraduate) – (Management): New Courses, New Minors, & Program of Study (2 packages)The Department of Management is proposing a new minor in Operations Management for Non-Management Majors, with a new course. The Department of Management also proposes to remove MAN4583 from the list as required and replacing it with an elective. The Department of Management also proposes a new minor in Human Resources Management, with new courses added. The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 6 -FA 17-13: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
CCEC (Undergraduate) – (School of Engineering/Civil Engineering): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (2 packages)
The Engineering Department proposes modifying the Civil Engineering Major to the course Introduction to Engineering II course to make the major more accessible to different programs. The Engineering Department also proposes two new technical elective courses. The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 7 -FA 17-14: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
BCH (Graduate) – (Nutrition & Dietetics): Program of Study (1 package)
The Department of Nutrition & Dietetics proposes changes to the Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Major, adding two options to the existing options for that program, Interprofessional Certificate in Healthcare Informatics and a Certificate in Global Health. The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 8 -FA 17-15: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Revision
This item is to change the language of the Undergraduate Teaching Award, which will include summer courses for consideration for the summer teaching award, as summer courses are part of the regular teaching load for some faculty candidates. The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 9 -FA 17-16: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Revision
This item is to change the language of the Graduate Teaching Award, which will include summer courses for consideration for the summer teaching award, as summer courses are part of the regular teaching load for some faculty candidates. The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 10 -FA 17-17: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award Revision
This item makes minor changes to the Adjunct Teaching Award for clarity.The item was approved by majority vote.
Agenda Item# 11 -FA 17-18: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
Resolution – Statement of Unity
This is the Statement of Unity that originated from the Department of Philosophy faculty. The Faculty Affairs committee modified the original statement and sent the statement to President Delaney for review. President Delaney had additional suggestions. The statement expresses our shared values of unity and respect for all persons. A friendly amendment was proposed by Dan Richard. Given that individuals are believed to have agency over their emotions, should the first sentence of 3rd paragraph read, “We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe.” The amendment was accepted by Chip Klostermeyer on behalf of the committee. The item was approved by majority vote.(There was a question as to how this Statement of Unity would be disseminated. FA President Pyati indicated that the statement would be included as an agenda item on the Faculty Association Legislative Calendar and that she would follow-up with the Faculty Affairs Committee to determine other avenues of dissemination.)
Agenda Item # 12 -FA 17-19: Submitted by the Executive Committee:
Department of Public Health Restructuring Proposal
The proposal is to split the Department of Public Health into two departments, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Administration. The Department of Public Health (DPH) has been growing steadily. The DPH had twenty-five full-time and part-time faculty in the Fall 2016. No additional resources are needed apart from what the College already possesses. The item was approved by majority vote.
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