Minutes of Meeting

Research Council Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Location: Bldg 59/Room 1001

Call to Order:

The meeting was called by chair, Judy Ochrietor, to order at 1:00 PM.

Members Present:

Kathleen Bloom, BCH (Nursing), William Dally, CCEC (Engineering), Laura Heffernan, COAS (English), Judith Ochrietor, COAS (Biology), John Nuszkowski, CCEC (Engineering), Lauri Wright, BCH (Nutrition & Dietetics), Lakshmi Goel, CCB (Management), Suzi Weng (Social Work)

Members Absent:

Cara Tasher, COAS (Music), James Churilla, BCH (Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences), Herbert Koegler (Philosophy & Religious Studies), Mina Baliamoune, CCB (Economics & Geography), Hope Wilson, CEHS (Foundations & Secondary Education), Kristi Sweeney, CEHS (Leadership, School Counseling, & Sports Management), Lori Lange, COAS (Psychology)

Others Attending:

John Kantner, Associate Vice President for ORSP (Non-Vote), Gordon Rakita, Professor of Anthropology & Director of Academic Technology
  • Approval of the Minutes
    Deferred approving the minutes from the November meeting due to lack of a quorum.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    Welcome and Introductory Remarks.
    A Doodle poll will be sent to determine a better time for Council members to meet.
  • New Business
    Dr. Rakita presented the summary report of the Faculty Research Survey. 177 faculty responded. Summary included. Dr. Rakita will send raw data from the survey for some validation.
    The Council discussed the survey themes and identified several overall themes:
    1) UNF’s research identity;
    2) IRB;
    3) resources available; and
    4) where does research fits in faculty load.
    The general consensus was the overall issue is related to what the research agenda looks like at UNF, with the other themes symptoms of the overall issue.

    The survey themes will be discussed further at the next meeting with recommendation to be made to the Administration and Faculty Association.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    Meeting adjourned at 1:55PM.
    Meeting meetings will be approved by the committee electronically.

    The next meeting will be determined by a Doodle poll.