University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

Meeting
March 20, 2012
at 1:15 p.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Korman will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (January 17, 2012

Chair Korman will seek approval of the minutes from the January 17 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 3 Open Comments 

Chair Korman will offer opportunity for open comments concerning items on this agenda.

 

Open Comments: No motion required. 

Item 4 Tenure (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present a list of tenure nominees for university faculty. The President, Provost and the University Promotion and Tenure Committee have reviewed these nominees and are making a recommendation for approval to the Board of Trustees.

 

Twelve (12) nominees are being recommended based on a traditional review of their credentials.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 5 New Degree Program – Bachelor of Arts (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to submit, for approval, a proposed new degree program. The College of Arts and Sciences proposes to transition the Bachelor of Art in Art History concentration to a stand-alone Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History in the Department of Art and Design.

 

This new degree would reform and update UNF’s current Art History program; thus bring Art History in line with national standards. The proposed new degree is also consistent with the current State University System (SUS) strategic planning goals, including access to and production of degrees, building world-class academic programs, and meeting community needs.

 

Estimated demand for the proposed program, based largely on current enrollment numbers, includes about 69 students enrolled in the concentration and 63 students with minors in Art History. Though no systematic survey has been done, inquiries from students indicate they are dissuaded from enrolling in the current program because of the heavy studio art requirements; therefore, the proposed degree program is likely to attract these added students. Additionally, MOCA, Jacksonville has been interested in art history classes, especially in the offering of a museum studies course.

 

Because this proposal is seeking to transition the Art History concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Art to a stand-alone degree program, there will be no change in Education and General Funds to support the program. Also, this proposal will not have an impact on other programs or resources and no additional faculty of resources will be required.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 6 Program Termination – Bachelor of Arts in Music (Attachment 1, 2)

 

The purpose of this item is to present, for approval, the termination of the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Since this degree’s inception, two new degrees – Bachelor of Music (B.M.) and the Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) – have been instituted, both of which incorporate performance as an essential and widely accepted element. Because the Bachelor of Arts in Music does not include the performance element, which is considered to be a necessary component to any respectable baccalaureate-level degree in music, there are no students enrolled in the degree and it has ceased to serve a role in the Department of Music’s curricular offerings.

 

Since the Department of Music’s faculty are engaged in the offerings of the two new degrees, B.M. and B.M.E., none would be affected by the proposed termination of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 7 Program Termination – Masters in Human Resource Management (Attachment 1, 2,)

The purpose of this item is to present, for approval, the termination of the Masters in Human Resource Management. The last degree for this program was conferred in summer 2006 and, because of a lack of adequate enrollment, this program was inactivated.

 

Because the Masters in Human Resource Management suspended admissions about 10 years ago, there will be no need to accommodate students or faculty, gender and racial distribution of students, and faculty will not be affected. There will be no potential negative impact of the proposed action on the current representation of females, minorities, faculty and students.

 

The Coggin College of Business added a Human Resource Management concentration to the MBA curriculum in fall 2002. Enrollment was monitored in the MBA concentration and there was not sufficient student demand to justify reactivating the Masters in Human Resources management.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 8 Limited Access Program Request – Biology Major: Medical Laboratory Sciences Concentration (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

The purpose of this item is to seek approval for (1) limited access status and (2) approval to exceed 120 credit hours to degree for the Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration of the Biology major.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences Biology department is seeking limited access status for the Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration of the Biology major. The program can only accommodate 30 students.  The Biology department plans to initiate the Medical Laboratory Sciences program in fall 2012.

 

Closure of medical laboratory science training programs over the past several decades, combined with increased demand for trained personnel, has resulted in a nationwide shortage of qualified medical technologists to staff clinical laboratories. The facilities, equipment and personnel required to properly train these students is limited and health care organizations with which we are affiliated can only accommodate a limited number of students at any given time. Because this clinical experience is a requirement for licensure and completion of the program, the administration is proposing limited access status. The proposed limited access is not anticipated to impact the current diversity.

 

Approval to exceed 120 credit hours to degree for the Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration is necessary to be in compliance with the National Accrediting Agency Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The university is seeking approval to exceed the 120 credit hour limit by five semester hours, bringing the total number of hours required for this specific concentration to 125 credits.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 9 Florida Educational Equity Act Report (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present the annual report addressing the requirements of the Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA), Gender Equity in Athletics, and the Equity Accountability Program (EAP) statutes. Each state university is required to maintain an annual equity plan for appropriate representation of women and minorities in senior level administrative positions, within tenure track and non-tenure track faculty and within faculty granted tenure. In addition universities are required to monitor student participation in programs or courses where certain protected classes are underrepresented and to ensure that provisions of non-discrimination laws are adhered to and educational resources are equitably distributed.

 

This report must be approved by the university President and the university Board of Trustees and submitted to the Board of Governors through the Office of the Chancellor.

 

Cheryl Gonzalez, director of Equal Opportunity Programs, will address the committee and present this report.

 

Proposed Action: Report. No motion required. 

Item 10 Academic Affairs Quarterly Presentation (Deans Larry Daniel and Shirley Hallblade) (Attachment 1)

Dean Hallblade will describe new library projects and services with a focus on UNF Digital Commons. Dean Daniel will discuss urban education initiatives in the College of Education and Human Services. 

Item 11 Adjournment 

Chair Korman will adjourn the meeting.