University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
June 19, 2012
University Workplan at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present

Fred Franklin, Hugh Greene, Joy Korman, Rad Lovett, , Oscar Munoz, Lynn Pappas, Patrick Plumlee, Lanny Russell,  

Sharon Wamble-King 

Members Absent

Joannie Newton, Myron Pincomb, Bruce Taylor 

Update to the Multi-Year University Work Plan

President Delaney and Provost Workman spoke about the work plan, stating that this plan was submitted to the Board of Governors, pending Board of Trustees approval, on May 22. And the university was now presenting the final 2012-2013 UNF Work Plan for approval. 


President Delaney clarified that this plan included the mission and vision statements of the institution, with priorities. He spoke about UNF’s objective, as an institution, and then asked Provost Workman to narrate the plan. 


Provost Workman spoke about marketing, specifically UNF’s relevance to the region regarding transportation and logistics, financial services, and health and life sciences. He talked about strategy and UNF’s goals for expansion, enhancement and collaboration. 


Provost Workman discussed key initiatives and investments, mentioning that liberal arts would remain at the university’s core. He provided details about the Freshman Year Experience and Transformational Learning Opportunities. Provost Workman discussed constellations of excellence and relevance, specifically coastal science and the Engineering Research Institute. He noted that the university was well positioned for both of these. Provost Workman moved to distance learning and spoke about the value added by the new distance learning fee.  


Provost Workman provided details on the university’s divestments and reinvestments for 2007-2008 to 2012-2013. He noted that those four years had brought about a budget reduction of $13,866,015. He spoke about programs, and faculty and staff positions eliminated because of the budget.  


Provost Workman continued the conversation by outlining the Board of Governors performance indicators, including institution-specific performance indicators. He discussed indicators for the latter as average time to degree for FTICs and graduation rates, and maintaining the Carnegie community engaged classification. 


Provost Workman concluded the conversation by discussing the Capital Improvement Trust Fund, a fund collected from students and distributed to universities, through the legislature, every few years. He noted that the next disbursement for this fund was scheduled for fall 2013. 


Trustees were offered an opportunity for additional discussion. Then Chair Greene asked for a MOTION for approval of the University of North Florida 2012-2013 Work Plan. Trustee Russell offered a MOTION and Trustee Patrick Plumlee seconded. The MOTION was approved as presented. 


This agenda was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.