University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
March 19, 2013
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 11:15 p.m.

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Korman will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (January 15, 2013

Chair Korman will ask for approval of the minutes from the January 15, 2013 meeting.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required 

Item 3 Open Comments 

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

Item 4 Tenure through Standard Review Process 

The purpose of this item is to present a list of tenure nominees for university faculty. Twenty-one candidates are being recommended by promotion to associate professor and one candidate is being recommended by promotion to full professor. In addition, 17 faculty members were promoted to full professor, associate university librarian or university librarian.


The President, Provost and the University Promotion and Tenure Committee have reviewed these nominees and are making a recommendation for approval of tenure to the Board of Trustees.


Provost Workman will address the committee and present proposed candidates for tenure.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required 

Item 5 Tenure as a Condition Appointment  

Under tenure by reason of appointment, distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being employed 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 or appointment. Under these guidelines, the administration recommends approval of tenure, by reason of appointment, for Dr. David Forde, chair, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences.


Provost Workman will address the committee and present this item.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required 

Item 6 2013 Florida Equity Report 

This report addresses the annual 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 Board of Trustees and submitted to the Board of Governors through the Office of the Chancellor.


Cheryl Gonzalez, director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, will address the committee and present this report.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required 

Item 7 Demonstration on College Scheduler 

Megan Kuehner, UNF’s registrar, will provide trustees with a demonstration of College Scheduler.

Item 8 Adjournment 

Chair Korman will adjourn the meeting.