University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Workshop
January 18, 2011
University Center at 2:15 p.m.

Members Present

Sitou Byll-Cataria, Toni Crawford, Wilfredo Gonzalez, Hugh Greene, Ann Hicks, Wanyonyi Kendrick, Joy Korman, Oscar Munoz,  Joannie Newton, Patrick Plumlee, Bruce Taylor

Members Absent

Kevin Twomey

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor called the workshop to order.

Item 2 Minutes (September 27, 2010)

Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION to approve the minutes from the September 27, 2010 retreat. A MOTION was offered and seconded. The minutes were approved as presented.

Item 3 Models of Academic Redesign


Provost Workman introduced faculty from the Brooks College of Health and the Coggin College of Business and asked them to present their models of instruction based on their work on redesigning course content and delivery using electronic modes of delivery.


Presenters brought trustees information on hybrid and exclusively on-line classes. Conclusions were that the use of technology had profound results on both approaches. Also, more students could be educated with fewer resources.

Item 4 UNF Peer Aspirant Comparison Data

Chair Taylor asked Vice President Serwatka to speak about UNF’s peer aspirants.


Vice President Serwatka stated that university administration would be visiting campuses of three peer aspirants during April, with the intent to compare UNF to these institutions on several metrics. He presented metrics for these institutions, as compared to UNF, and invited trustees to provide comments and/or questions. Trustees provided their input on several of the metrics and stated that they would look forward to a follow-up conversation regarding the visits.

Item 5 Adjournment

Chair Taylor asked trustees to provide input on the new meeting format, stating that changes would be made as the year went along.


Chair Taylor adjourned the workshop.