University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
March 15, 2011
University Center at 12:45 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 Open Comments  

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

Item 5 Consent Agenda  

Chair Taylor will address the Board and present the consent agenda for approval. 

  

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 5A Minutes (January 18, 2011) 

Item 5B Items from the Academic Affairs Committee 

Item 5Bi 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. 

 

This report was presented to the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board    

Item 5Bii Request to Offer a New Degree Program – Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Attachment 1, 2)

This request is to offer a new Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, cross cultural in content and interdisciplinary in approach. Students majoring in this program will be able to understand the worldviews of others and demonstrate a level of literacy with regard to the worlds’ major religious traditions. This program is consistent with the current State University System Strategic Planning Goals and fits squarely within the liberal arts tradition, emphasizing clear thinking and writing, as well as other tools with which to understand and appreciate the growing diversity present in our world.  

The department currently has a minor in religious studies with approximately 100 students enrolled.  A large percentage of these students have expressed a desire to major in Religious Studies. 

 

This request was presented to the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Biii Tenure by Reason of Appointment – Dr. Mark Tumeo, Newly Appointed Dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (Attachment 1, 2)

An individual can achieve tenure in two distinct ways: 1) tenure through the university’s standard tenure review process, and 2) tenure by reason of appointment. The tenure nomination before the committee is being recommended under the tenure by reason of appointment procedures.  

 

Under tenure by reason of appointment, senior administrators or distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being hired at UNF. The candidate must receive a positive vote from the tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department. UNF agrees to award tenure as a condition of appointment in order to be competitive in hiring these individuals. The Provost and the President also conduct a thorough review of all candidates for tenure on appointment. 

 

Under these guidelines the administration recommends awarding tenure to Dr. Mark Tumeo, newly appointed dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. 

 

This request was reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Biv Tenure by Reason of Appointment – Dr. Don Resio, Director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute and Professor of Ocean Engineering   (Attachment 1, 2)

An individual can achieve tenure in two distinct ways: 1) tenure through the university’s standard tenure review process, and 2) tenure by reason of appointment. The tenure nomination before the committee is being recommended under the tenure by reason of appointment procedures. 

 

Under tenure by reason of appointment, senior administrators or distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being hired at UNF. The candidate must receive a positive vote from the tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department. UNF agrees to award tenure as a condition of appointment in order to be competitive in hiring these individuals. The Provost and the President also conduct a thorough review of all candidates for tenure on appointment. 

 

Under these guidelines the administration recommends awarding tenure to Dr. Don Resio, d irector of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute and professor of Ocean Engineering . 

 

This request was reviewed by the Academic AffairsCommittee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board. 

Item 5C Items from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 5Ci Approval of the Red Flag Policy (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present a proposed Identity Theft Prevention Program, pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule. This policy was developed after consideration of the size and complexity of the university's operations, account systems, and the nature and scope of the university's activities. The policy was developed with oversight from the Controller’s Office, Information Technology Services, the General Counsel, and the Office of Internal Auditing. 

 

This request was reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board. 

Item 5D Items from the Student Life and Facilities Committee

Item 5Di Use of Amplified Sound in University Facilities: Outdoor Areas, Demonstrations and Other Outdoor Events (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to propose revisions to an existing regulation. The amendments to the regulation align the regulation with current practices of the university and its administration. The amendment also incorporates a provision which designates quiet areas throughout campus and sets forth guidelines for the use of amplified sound on campus. 

 

This request was reviewed by the Student Life and Facilities Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.  

Item 6 Update to the Multi-Year University Work Plan  (Attachment 1)

 The Board of Governors (BOG) has specified that “Each board of trustees shall prepare a multi-year work plan/report for the Board of Governors that outlines its university’s top priorities, strategic directions, and specific actions and financial plans for achieving those priorities, as well as performance expectations and outcomes on institutional and system-wide goals.  The work plan/report shall reflect the university’s distinctive mission and focus oncore institutional strengths within the context of State University System goals and regional and statewide needs.”  

 

The purpose of this item is to present an update to the existing multi-year University Work Plan. The update will focus on the connection among the proposed Legislative Budget Request and institution-specific key goals outlined in (1) related metrics, (2) the Capital Improvement Plan, (3) academic programs, and (4) the proposed tuition differential.  

 

The Board of Governors will be specifically interested in progress on specific metrics in relation to the performance of institutional peers. 

 

This update was presented to the Academic Affairs Committee and received a recommendation for further review by the full Board.  

Item 7 Approval of Tuition and the Tuition Differential Fee (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to seek approval on increasing the undergraduate tuition differential fee by 15 percent.  

 

This request was reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and received a recommendation for further review by the full Board.  

Item 8 Listing of Reports from the Academic Affairs Committee

This item provides a listing of reports from the Academic Affairs Committee. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.  

Item 8A There were no reports from the Academic Affairs Committee.

 

Item 9 Listing of Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee 

This item provides a listing of reports discussed at the committee meeting. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member. 

Item 9A Review of the State of Florida Auditor General’s Report on UNF’s Financial Audit for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010  (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

This item provides a review of the findings and recommendations from the State of Florida’s Auditor General for UNF’s financial audit for the fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2010. 

Item 9B Office of Internal Auditing – Quarterly Report   (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present a report to the Board of Trustees for this quarter’s activities in the Office of Internal Auditing. 

Item 9C Quarterly Budget Report  (Attachment 1, 2)

This item provides a review of this quarter’s budget report. 

Item 9D: Treasurer’s Report  (Attachment 1, 2)

This item provides a review of the current treasurer’s report.  

Item 10 Listing of Reports from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

This item provides a listing of reports discussed at the committee meeting. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member. 

Item 10A Discussion on Mandatory Meal Plans   (Attachment 1)

As discussed in previous meetings, the University of North Florida is building a new student dining facility. A portion of this construction is being paid for by Chartwells Food Services. To secure the funds from Chartwells, the university has agreed to require a mandatory meal plan for freshmen living on campus. 

Item 10B Discussion on Mandatory Freshman Housing   (Attachment 1)

In looking at national research and data from UNF, we find that students who live on campus in their freshman year are more likely to graduate from college. We also find that institutions with the high on-campus residency rates in their freshman year tend to have higher overall graduation rates. Based on these data, the University of North Florida is considering requiring mandatory on-campus housing for freshmen. 

Item 10C Update on Student Initiatives   (Attachment 1)

Trustee Byll-Cataria will provide an update on the parking space monitoring project and the student event notification system. 

Item 10D Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders  (Attachment 1, 2)

This item is provided as a quarterly report to the Board of Trustees and describes current progress on each project, funding sources, and any current issues, including change orders. The capital projects quarterly report is being provided for review by the Board of Trustees. 

 

The Board authorized the President or his designee to approve change orders in the name of the Board for pre-established amounts. Approvals are for the purpose of expediting the work in progress and are to be reported to the Board and entered into its official minutes.  

Item 11 Update on MOCA Jacksonville (Attachment 1)

President Delaney will update trustees on MOCA Jacksonville. 

Item 12 Update on Legislation and a Discussion on Tallahassee  (Attachment 1)

Vice President Owen will bring trustees up-to-date on current legislation and inform them about issues in Tallahassee.  

Item 13 Adjournment  

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.