University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee
June 11, 2013
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 10:30 a.m.
Joy Korman (chair), Myron Pincomb, Lynn Pappas, Gordon Rakita, Fred
Item 1 Call to Order
With a quorum being present, the meeting was called to
Item 2 Approval of
Minutes from March 19, 2013 approved.
Item 3 Open Comments
Item 4 Tenure as a
Condition of Appointment (item reordered)
Interim Provost Traynham sought
approval for incoming AVP for Research John Kantner to be granted tenure (upon
appointment). Dr. Kantner is an
accomplished scholar and administrator, already has been through the tenure
process at his current institution and has been promoted to associate
Motion: There was a motion to
approve Dr. John Kantner Forde tenure upon appointment. Motion seconded and approved
Item 5 Update to
the Multi-Year University Work Plan
Interim Provost Traynham
presented the UNF Work Plan for 2013-14.
Approval was sought by the Board.
The Work Plan includes UNF’s current and longer-term initiatives as well
as data on key performance indicators both actual and our goals for
2015-16. The presentation discussed our
mission, market, new programs, key initiatives and investments. There was a question regarding some data that
seemed missing from the Plan but those data are not relevant to UNF (eg: R1
data). Another question was regarding
the tuition increase of 1.7% but the Provost indicated we would discuss that
more fully at another meeting.
Motion: to accept the
report. Motion seconded and approved
Item 6 New Degree
Program - Radiography
Pam Chally presented the program proposal for an undergraduate degree in
Radiography. Radiography is a result of
a collaboration with the Mayo which sought our assistance in making the current
local program go from associates to bachelors.
This program will be accredited and we expect all our graduates to find
jobs easily. The BOG does not need to
approve this program. Admission to the
program will be at the junior level so students will not need general education
credits. This program proposal first
needs BOT approval before it goes before the faculty association for approval
and then the APC committee for approval of the curriculum.
There was a motion to approve the program; the motion was
Item 7 Limited
Access Status - Radiography
Chally sought approval from the Board to establish limited access to the new
Radiography program. Essentially the
limited access status is critical since there are only a number of placements
we can attain for the students which is part of the curriculum. There is a maximum of 16 students/year. In response to the question of whether we can
ever expand this program, we will expand as placements become available from
other hospitals. Currently we are only
working with Mayo.
Item 8 Academic Partnerships
Vice President Roberson discussed the expected new partnership with AP and
detailed why this venture would be important for us. He noted that the marketing and recruitment
that AP promises are what UNF cannot do at the same level. We expect to grow certain online programs to
very large enrollments. All but one
program will be expected to charge market rate tuition and that rate could be
set either lower or higher than what we currently charge. The AP model is an 8-week term and we expect
to offer 6 terms/year. It is a fully
online model and we will need to seek BOG approval in November but that
approval will be contingent on the BOT’s approval. The members asked to hear more about this
partnership at an upcoming meeting or retreat.
Item 9 College
presentation was cancelled.
was a motion to adjourn; the motion was approved una