QUESTIONS FORWARDED PENDING RESPONSES

November 2, 2017

 


QUESTIONER I: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:
Anonymous September 7, 2017 John Delaney, President
University of North Florida
QUESTION SYNOPSIS I:
In your e-mail of June 22, you stated: "Moreover, we have evidence from third parties that our grading standards are simply tougher than various peer institutions. In other words, our faculty grade harder than other schools." Can you please share this evidence with the faculty? Thank you.
 
QUESTIONER II: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:
Anonymous September 7, 2017 Ann McCullen, Vice President
for Development and Alumni Engagement
QUESTION SYNOPSIS II:
Since the stock market crash of 2008, the stock market has risen more than 200%. Yet the UNF Endowment is barely up 50% from its lows, and our endowment is essentially unchanged in the last ten plus years.

1) Can you please explain this performance?
2) Can you tell us, in dollar amount, how much the Foundation spends per year in management fees and expenses for its investments?
3) The last campaign raised more money than is in the endowment. How much of the money raised in the campaign went to the endowment? How much has been spent? How much was in pledges that have not been received yet?
 
QUESTIONER III: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:
Pali Sen October 5, 2017 Radha Pyati, President
Faculty Association
QUESTION SYNOPSIS III:
I just watched a minor accident when a student on her bike passed a golf cart and the cart driver made a left turn without signaling. No one got hurt but the student had to step down from her bike. Increasing number of skateboards, bikes and golf carts are crisscrossing our sidewalks with good speeds; that should get some attention. 
FA President Pyati will seek a response to this question.


Written Responses to Questions 


QUESTIONER I: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:
Anonymous March 2, 2017 John White, President (2016-2017)
UNF - United Faculty of Florida
QUESTION SYNOPSIS I:
In a recent "Did you know" item you said: "Not having any discipline-specific guidelines leaves Promotion and Tenure decisions entirely at the discretion of administration, without feedback from departmental faculty." 
This statement seems misleading given the composition of department P&T committees, which are made up of departmental faculty, and the role their vote plays in the outcome of P&T cases. As well, department faculty are able to write department letters of recommendation. And the University P&T committee is made up of faculty as well, although not departmental faculty. How do you claim that P&T decisions do not have feedback from departmental faculty, and that discipline-specific guidelines are the antidote?
 
   



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