University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
June 21, 2011
University Center at 9:00 a.m.

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Korman called the meeting to order.  

Item 2 Minutes

Trustee Korman asked for a MOTION to approve the minutes from March 15, 2011.  Motion carried and minutes approved.  

Item 3 Open Comments

There was no request to make comments.  

Item 4 Tenure

Provost Workman presented to the committee eighteen nominees being recommended for tenure and promotion based on a traditional review of their credentials. 


Trustees asked if this list represented all candidates that came up for tenure this past year and Provost Workman remarked that there were a few candidates not recommended for tenure; that this process is not a fait accompli. 


Trustee Korman asked for a MOTION for approval for tenure for the 18 nominees. The MOTION was carried as presented.  

Item 5 Tenure by Reason of Appointment

Dr. Asai Asaithambi, Director, School  of Computing, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction: Trustee Korman asked Provost Workman to speak about this item. 


Dr. Workman remarked that UNF was able to recruit a candidate who has both the academic and administrative experience necessary for the position of Director of the School of Computing to replace Dr. Judy Solano. 


Trustee Korman asked for a MOTION for approval for tenure by reason of appointment for Dr. Asai Asaithambi. The motion was carried as presented. 


The Finance and Audit Committee joined the Academic Affairs Committee to discuss the University Work Plan.  

Item 6 Update to the Multi-Year University Work Plan

Provost Workman presented the University’s Update to the BOG Work Plan 2011.  The BOT had seen and approved an earlier version of this plan but asked to review any update.  The Work Plan outlines UNF’s strategic directions, request for a tuition increase, legislative budget requests, and other elements the BOG has mandated as part of the Update. 


Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of UNF’s 2011 Work Plan update.  The motion was carried as presented.