Minutes of Meeting

Faculty Association Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:45 PM

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

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by President Radha Pyati at 12:49 p.m. There were approximately 79 individuals in attendance (approximately 60 faculty attendees), and there was a quorum.
  • APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – April 6, 2017 (2 minutes)
    Minutes of April 6, 2017 are not yet ready for approval.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS (10 minutes)
    • 2017-2018 Faculty Association Schedule
    • 2017-2018 Academic Programs Committee Schedule
    • 2017-2018 University Matriculation Calendar
    • 2016-2017 Faculty Award Winners       
    • 2017-2019 Committee Elections Result-
    • 2017-2018 Standing and University Committee Directories
    • Volunteers for the following committees representatives:
       - COAS representatives for N & E Comte  (1/2018)
       -University Appeals Committee (alternate) representative from CCB (2017-19) 
    • There is a survey for input on the UNF Presidential Search and click on Input Opportunities for the following link: http://www.unf.edu/president/search.
    • STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS (2 minutes per report)

      Academic Programs Committee - Michael Bovenzi
      They met on April 27. The June mtg is not yet decided.

      Academic Standards Committee – Steven Williamson

      Alan Harris reported for the committee that there was no April meeting. There is one item to review in the Fall.

      Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth Gregg

      Radha reported for the committee that they will meet in August.

      Budget Advisory Committee - Alan Harris

      They did not meet in April or May. They will be reviewing the process of the budget to report to faculty.

      Campus Technology Committee - Jose Franco

      They did not have quorum at the April meeting and they are not meeting tomorrow, but will communicate through email.

      Faculty Affairs Committee – Gordon Rakita

      They met April 13 and discussed the quorum issue. Thanks to Sharon Ashton for the Unity Statement posted on the website. They have an update on the draft research statement, which will be out in the fall. There is a Campus Climate Survey for faculty to complete and expected for more responses. They clarified language in three awards in the agenda today and discussed Florida Senate Bill 104.

      Faculty Enhancement Committee – Raphael Crowley

      Dan Dinsmore reported for the comte that they did not have quorum in April. They will meet in August.

      Nominations & Elections Committee –Heather Truelove
      The 2017-2018 Standing and University Committee directories are posted on the homepage.

      Research Council - Judith Ochrietor
      The comte met on April 27 and discussed the research statement. The research statement will be forwarded to Dr. David Fenner for review and distribution. They will meet in the fall.

      Strategic Planning Advisory Committee - Paul Eason

      They met in April on Strategic Goal 3. They got a lot of good feedback. Other forums will be arranged for input on the other Goals. After feedback, they will write up a plan.

      Support Services Committee – Brian Kopp
      There was no report due to Brian is in conference.

      Executive Committee – David Fenner
      Gordon Rakita reported for the committee that they met April 18 to develop the agenda. The comte cancelled the May 18 mtg, and there will be no June FA meeting. The comte will meet in August.

    • SPECIAL REPORTS (10 minutes)
      President John Delaney
      They need faculty input on the strategic planning and the presidential search. The Trustees are interested in faculty input. UNF got some money from the legislative session this year. There are some strings attached. The gun legislation did not get through the legislative.

      Legislative Liaison Report - Janet Owen
      There is a budget, but there is talk that the Governor may veto the entire budget. There will be a study of university funding based on benchmarks related to their goals, in lieu of the current funding model. A report will be provided.

      United Faculty of Florida – Rebecca Marcon
      Elections were held in mid-April for new officers, senators, alternates, and bargaining team members. UFF’s bargaining team is active this summer, preparing for the sessions in August. Surveys were sent to faculty who are in the bargaining unit. Currently they have a 25% rate of response, but would like more. UNF is providing faculty with resources that help serve the students. UFF sponsored the UFF Family Fun Day last week and were pleased with the good turnout.

      Parking Advisory Council Report – Ashley Faulkner
      Your plate will be your permit in the fall. Please contact Diane Tanner and Everett Malcom with any questions or concerns. As there are issues with tags or other incidents and the faculty/staff have worked in good faith, then please take it to the parking department and talk to a person rather than using the automated system. The parking clerk will be monitoring the electronic appeal system. If you need to back in, you can purchase an additional permit for a small charge.
    • QUESTIONS & RESPONSES (10 minutes)
      There is only one anonymous question about the Online Parking Permit System failure, along with several other emails, on the morning of Monday, April 10, the day the system opened.
      President Radha reported that the Parking Services resolved the problem later that morning.
      There is no consent agenda item for May meeting.
    • LEGISLATIVE ITEMS (5 minutes to reorder list) (20 minutes to act immediately on or remove item)

      Agenda Item# 1 -FA 17-29: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
      COAS (Undergraduate) – (Communication): New Course (1 package)

      The item passed.

      Agenda Item# 2 -FA 17-30: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
      CCB (Undergraduate) - (Management): New Course (1 package)

      The item passed.

      Agenda Item# 3 -FA 17-31: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
      CCEC (Graduate) – (School of Engineering/Civil Engineering): Course Change & Programs of Study change (1 package)

      The item passed.


      Agenda Item# 4 -FA 17-32: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
      BCH (Doctorate) – (Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences): New Courses (2 packages)

      The item passed.

      Agenda Item# 5 -FA 17-33: Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee
      5 Year Untaught Courses Review – No Changes (April, 2017 List)
      Approval by the 2016-2017 Academic Programs Committee (Total 1 course)

      The item passed.

      Agenda Item# 6 -FA 17-34: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
      Resolution: Opposing Florida Senate Bill 104 Pertaining to Computer coding Instruction

      The Senate Bill did not pass, but they want to keep the resolution in the event it is on the legislative agenda for next year.
      This item passed.

      Agenda Item# 7 -FA 17-35: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
      Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award – Revision to DEFINITIONS

      This item passed.

      Agenda Item# 8 -FA 17-36: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee
      Distinguished Professor Award Revision

      This item passed.

      Agenda Item# 9 -FA 17-37 Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee

      Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Awards Revision

      This item passed.


      1. Faculty Association Standing and University Committee 2017-2019 & 2017 DP Election Results
      2. Faculty Association Standing & University Committee Directories (2017-2019)
      3. Intercollegiate Athletic Committee Remarks to Faculty Association (April 6, 2017)
      4. 2016-2017 Faculty Awards University Selection Committee Members 
      5. 2016-2017 OT Undergraduate College Screening Committee Members
      6. 2016-2017 OT Graduate College Screening Committee Members
      7. 2016-2017 OT Adjunct College Screening Committee Members
      8. 2017-2018 Faculty Association Schedules
      9. 2017-2018 Academic Programs Committee Schedules
      10. 2017-2018 University Matriculation Calendar (Click on the Link)
      The meeting was adjourned at 1:36 p.m.
      The June and July meetings are cancelled.