University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
April 20, 2006
University Center at 2:30 p.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Chair's Report

Chair Taylor will address the Board and present the Chair's report.

Item 3 President's Report

President Delaney will address the Board and present the President's report.

Item 4 Public Comment Period

Chair Taylor will offer those in attendance and opportunity to comment on items on this agenda.

Item 5 Consent Agenda

Chair Taylor will address the Board and present the consent agenda for approval. All items were reviewed by their respective committees and received a recommendation for approval by the full Board.

 

Proposed Action - Approval - MOTION and Second Required

Item 5A Approval of the Minutes, March 15, 2006

Item 5B Tenure and Promotion

Attached is a list including tenure nominees for University faculty. The President has reviewed these nominees and made a recommendation for approval to the Educational Policy Committee. These tenure nominees received approval from the Educational Policy Committee and are now being presented to the Board of Trustees for final approval.

 

Each candidate who applies for tenure must be considered through the tenure decision process. This process includes at least 6 years of employment as an assistant professor and approval by the tenured faculty in the candidate’s department. The nomination for tenure is also reviewed and recommendations made by the departmental chair, the college dean, a University committee, and the Provost. Using input provided from each of these groups and individuals, the President makes a recommendation to the Educational Policy Committee. The Educational Policy Committee then makes a recommendation for approval to the Board of Trustees. In most cases candidates apply for tenure at the same time they apply for promotion to associate professor.

 

Also attached is a list of other University faculty who were promoted through a similar review process. Promotion is at the discretion of the President and does not require Board of Trustees’ approval. This list is being provided for your information. 

Item 5C Newly Proposed Regulations

Item 5Ci Equal Opportunity and Diversity Regulation

Attached is a recommended revision to the University’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity Regulation. This revised regulation has been vetted by the associate vice presidents, the University’s constituent groups, the Executive Staff, and the Educational Policy Committee. It is also posted for open comment from the University community. Comments received are attached.   

 

This regulation is being presented to the Board of Trustees for approval, in compliance with the Board of Governor’s policy. 

Item 5Cii Sexual Harassment Regulation

Attached is a recommended revision to the University’s Sexual Harassment Regulation. This regulation has been vetted by the associate vice presidents, the University’s constituent groups, the Executive Staff, and the Educational Policy Committee. It is also posted for open comment from the University community. Comments received are attached.   

 

This regulation is being presented to the Board of Trustees for approval, in compliance with the Board of Governor’s policy. 

Item 5Ciii Comments from the Campus Community

Item 5D Regulation Repeals

The Board of Governors requires approval from each University’s Board of Trustees to repeal regulations. The University has received approval from the Educational Policy Committee to repeal the attached regulations and is forwarding this request to the Board of Trustees for approval. These regulation repeals are also posted for open comment from the University community. Comments received are attached.

Item 5Di Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Regulation

Item 5Dii Sexual Harassment Regulation

Item 5Diii Grading Practice and Grade Point Average Regulation

Item 5Div Declaratory Statements Regulation

Item 5Dv Continuing Education Regulation

Item 5Dvi Use of University Library Regulation

Item 5Dvii Sponsored Research: Exemptions from General Accounting and Purchasing Procedures Regulation

Item 5Dviii Copyrights and Patents Regulation

Item 5Dix Deletion of Courses from Catalogs and Common Course Designation and Numbering System Regulation

Item 5Dx Comments from the Campus Community

Item 6 Reports from the Educational Policy Committee

Item 6A Amorous or Sexual Relationship Policy

Attached is an approved Amorous or Sexual Relationship Policy. This policy has been vetted by the associate vice presidents, the University’s constituent groups, and approved by the University’s Executive Staff.   

 

This policy is being presented to the Board of Trustees as informational.

Item 6B Cost of UNF's Role in Realizing blue Print for Prosperity Projections

The recently completed Blueprint for Prosperity sets forth a number of goals for Jacksonville’s development, arranged under six different categories: economic development, education, racial opportunity and harmony, infrastructure, leadership, and quality of life.

One of these goals states that by the year 2017, 35% of Duval’s population 25 years or older will have bachelor’s degrees and an additional 10% will have associate degrees.

  • This goal leads to certain questions which the University of North Florida must examine: 
  • What are the impediments to realizing this goal?
  • What are the resources needed to achieve this goal?
  • What role can UNF play in achieving this goal?
  • How does this goal support or compete with three other Blueprint goals: (a) Increase university research and development that supports the advancement of Blueprint targeted job sectors. (b) Increase bachelors, masters and Ph.D. programs for engineers, information technology, science, and other disciplines demanded by the workplace now and in the future. (c) Increase research and development. 

The Educational Policy Committee discussed implications of the Blueprint for Prosperity on higher education in Northeast Florida. This information is now being presented to the Board of Trustees for review. 

Item 7 Action Items from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 7A Campus Development Agreement

Recently, the Board adopted an update of the campus master plan for UNF.  Upon adoption of this campus master plan update the Board and the City of Jacksonville are required to enter into a campus development agreement. This agreement i dentifies any deficiencies in public facilities and services which the proposed campus development would create or to which it would contribute, as well as the improvements which are necessary to ameliorate these deficiencies. This plan must be approved by the Board and the City.    

 

The University has vetted the current plan through the Finance and Audit Committee and is presenting a revised version to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Item 7B Signature Authority for Banking Transactions

This is a request to change the authorized employees to perform banking transactions of the University in compliance with Section 1011.42(7) F.S.   

 

This request has been reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and is now being presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Item 8 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 8A UNF's Financial Statement Audit Report

This preliminary and tentative finding has been reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and is being presented to the Board of Trustees for review.

Item 8B Preliminary Federal Awards Audit

The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the preliminary and tentative audit findings and recommendations for UNF’s 2004/2005 Auditor General’s Federal Awards Audit. The full report, covering all federal awards administered by the State of Florida, has been released and is being made available to the Board of Trustees at this time. 

Item 8C 2005 Operational Audit Status Update

The University of North Florida has developed a report which details follow up actions that will be taken in response to UNF’s 2005 Operational Audit conducted by the State Auditor General’s Office.  This report, already submitted to the Auditor General, was provided to the Finance and Audit Committee with an action plan for changes in current practices.    

 

This plan is now being provided to the Board of Trustees for review.

Item 8D Quarterly Budget Report

Attached is this quarter’s budget report, which has been reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and is now being presented to the Board of Trustees for review.

Item 8E Treasurer's Report

Attached is the treasurer’s report for the period of October through December 2005. This report has been reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and is now being presented to the Board of Trustees for review.

Item 9 Adjournment

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.