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Minutes of Meeting

Academic Programs Committee Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Location: OFE/FA Conference Room - Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 10:18 AM by Michael Bovenzi, chair. Due to not enough quorum at the beginning, Dr. Chip Klostermeyer (FA president) was asked for the present.

Members Present:

Michael Bovenzi, Nicholas Seabrook, Timothy Groulx, Adel El-Ansary, Elise Marshall, Kim Cheek, Rebecca Schumacher, Stephanie Weiss, Connie Roush, Chip Klostermeyer (FA president)

Members Absent:

Brenda Vose, Christopher Baynard, Ehsan Maleki, Rob Haley, Thobias Sando

Ex-Officio Members:

Cindy Chin, Leah Carpenter, Shawn Brayton

Others Attending:

Andrea Arikawa, Joann Nolin, Catherine Christie, Edwin Harris, Jeffrey Cornett

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of the Minutes

    Minutes from June 4, 2015 meeting were approved and posted on the web.

  • Welcome/Announcements


    • Coffee, Hot Tea, & Water are provided for the meeting. 
    • All are invited to the Faculty Association Luncheon Buffet Meeting at 12:15 PM on the 4 th Floor,  Talon Room.
    • Lunch services start at 11:30 AM.
    • Brief reference to the Welcome Memo (dated 6/30/2015) in your APC folder:  our role, the process, responsibilities of college representatives, role of secretary, and vice-chair.


    Chair Bovenzi welcomed the committee. Each member introduced to the group.


    Welcome our 2015-2016 APC New Officers :
    Dr. Michael Bovenzi (COAS - Music), Chair
    Ms. Stephanie Weiss (Library), Vice Chair
    Dr. Rebecca Schumacher, Secretary 
    (COEHS – Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management)

    Welcome back to all ongoing members and introduction of new members

    (COAS – School of Music) - Dr. Timothy Groulx
    (COAS – Criminology & Criminal Justice) – Dr. Brenda Vose (looking for replacement in fall term)
    (COAS – Political Science & Public Administration) – Dr. Nicholas Seabrook
    (CCB – Economics & Geography) – Dr. Christopher Baynard
    (CCB – Marketing & Logistics) - Dr. Adel El-Ansary
    (CCEC – School of Computing replacing  Dr. Nick Hudyma (Civil Engineering)
    only for fall term) – Ms. Elise Marshall
    (CCEC – School of Engineering/Mechanical) – Dr. Ehsan Maleki (looking for replacement in fall term)
    (COEHS – Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL) – Dr. Kim Cheek
    (BCH – Public Health) – Dr. Rob Haley
    (BCH – School of Nursing) – Dr. Connie Roush
    (At-Large) – Dr. Thobias Sando


    • The individual and replacement filling the position will be appointed by FA president,  Chip Klostermeyer, and please notify Cindy Chin for your replacement.
  • Some Preliminary Notes on the APC Review Process

    Chair Bovenzi requested committee members review APC packets generated from their respective college for 1) conflicts with other existing courses, and 2) error in language and how the packet is completed.  This will facilitate the process of APC.


    • In order for the APC to consider a request from a curricular unit, a representative from said unit  is expected to be present at the corresponding APC meeting.
    • The representative is responsible for taking notes associated with changes suggested by the committee, when the request is “approved with changes.”
    • The APC review process will result in: approval without comments/changes; approval with comments/changes; non-approval; or withdrawal. 
    • When completing “Methods of Evaluation” limit the description to indicate “letter grades will be used.”  The instructions were written with the intention of avoiding locking a course into specific methods of evaluation.
    • When listing proposed textbooks, journals, or other required materials to be used in courses, standard reference format should be used. For examples, go to the citation guide available on the library website that explains the APA and MLA styles. The UNF library has a citation handout at * Regardless of the style used, the following information must be included in the case of books: author(s), title, publisher, and year of publication. In the case of journals the following information must be included: author(s), title, publication, volume, number, pages, and year of publication. In the case of other materials, information that uniquely identifies the source must be included.* Stephanie Wise will send Chair Bovenzi a new link to replace the highlighted link for the library.
    • Curricular requests, which include the addition of numerous courses, should be accompanied by a letter from the appropriate college Dean/s indicating that resources are adequate for the new courses. 
  • APC Workflow System Improvement – Follow-Ups

    The recommendation was to have a resources link which would open in a new tab, so the end-user can refer to it while working on the package in the system. The ITS –APC Workflow System team had already added the tab for “Information: Directions on how to create an APC form” onto the main page. The tab is linked with the Faculty Association website – Academic Programs Committee (FA Homepage.)



    The APC website was shown and tab, “Helpful Items” specifically noted for use to complete APC packets.  1. Workforce System tab used as a reference; 2. Links from Checklist; and 3. FAQ (which as more FAQ arise, will be updated).  There are several additional recommendations such as programs of study termination, various POS under one package, clarification of special course, size of proposal degree attachment, supporting letter more than one, and etc…

    Shawn Brayton will send Chair Bovenzi additional information for the APC website.

  • Academic Programs Committee Review

    A. COEHS: Foundations & Secondary Education – 1 package
          Log# 201501-38 - Undergraduate
    Change a degree-major of an existing program (122 hours to maximum requirement 120 hours)

    Change POS for Art Education:

     1) Move ART 2500 Painting I (3 credits) from Foundation requirements to Major Requirement

     2) Label change to POS

     3) Use language to describe what is happening with change to POS

    Approved with adjustments.



    B. CCEC:  School of Computing – 1 package
         Log#201501-8    School of Engineering/Civil - Undergraduate

    Add new course, “Current Trends in Computing Technology”  (1 credit)  

    Add language “New Free” Elective to package title


        School of Engineering/Civil – 1 package

        Log#201501-24 - Undergraduate

     Add a new course, “Coastal & Estuarine Hydrodynamics” (3 credits)




    C. BCH:  Nutrition & Dietetics – 1 package
         Log#201508- 2 – Graduate

    Add a new certificate

    Needs correct POS.

    Issue with title of “Special Topics in Data Analytics”. Rename this course without “Special Topics” in the course title. This course doesn’t already exist outside of special topics but is a required course.

    Tabled and returned for adjustments.  

         Log #201508-3 - Graduate

    Change to an existing course

    HSC 6931 is a “Special Topics in the catalog; needs to be determined if the course needs to be changed to a new course or if they want this title with the subtitle. The Dept. does offer rotating topics so it could be left as a special topic.

    DIE 6945 is not a variable title course in the catalog so the new proposed title with subtitle will not show on a transcript. A new course may need to be created. Same situation as the HSC 6931.

    In POS, course NGR has a missing course number – needs to be added.

    Tabled and returned for adjustments. 

  • Other Business

    APC Workflow Packages deadline submission for 2016-2017 UNF Catalog  is on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  The workflow packages will be reviewed during the meetings 10/29 and 11/5.            

    ny APC Workflow package corrections needed to be resubmitted on 2 to 3 work days after the       meeting; otherwise, the packages cannot catch the Executive Committee meeting agenda deadline. In addition, the “EDIT” is only accessed within 24 hours.


    Shawn Brayton commented of the timing issue for the catalog and will be more stringent after January for completing. Changes can be made electronically, but printing can not.

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned at 11:28 a.m.
    The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3108.