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Minutes of Meeting

Executive Committee Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:15 PM

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

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by chair Scott Hochwald at 12:20 p.m.

Members Present:

Chip Klostermeyer, Steven Williamson, Gordon Rakita, Scott Hochwald, Liz Gregg, Michael Bovenzi, Pali Sen, Richard Patterson, Aisha Johnson, Luke Cornelius, Donna Mohr, Paul Eason, Dana Hart, Katrina Hall

Members Absent:

David Fenner, Patrick Kreidl

Ex-Officio Members:

Cindy Chin

Others Attending:

Georgette Dumont

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes

    Approval of Minutes of Meeting on March 22, 2016 (posted on the Web.)
    The minutes were approved. The agenda was reordered to move to the Academic Programs Committee report to the first item.
  • Association President – Chip Klostermeyer

    The item on no smoking is connected to concerns regarding UNF being a “no smoking” campus. The student government members and Healthy Osprey members are concerned about the lack of “no smoking” enforcement and lack of signage. They have asked that the Faculty Association support their efforts.
  • New Business/Reports from Standing Committees:


    Executive Committee Scott Hochwald

    2016-2017 Faculty Association Schedules

    Agenda Item# 1 – FA 16-25: Faculty Association Resolution on Smoking on Campus

    Academic Standards Committee Steven Williamson

    No report.


    Adjunct Affairs Committee Elizabeth Gregg

    Agenda Item# 6 -FA 16-27: Proposal for an Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Awards 

    The committee revised the document; a friendly amendment was made to change academic year to calendar year and to be an adjunct teaching award (not specify graduate or undergrad). The item was recommended to be returned to the committee for clarification.


    Budget Advisory Committee Richard Patterson

    The March meeting had Provost Traynham as the guest who presented on the AA budget. A discussion on admission requirements was held. One member of the committee will sit in on the annual budget meeting with the deans. Next meeting is Thursday, April 21, 2016 @11 AM in Psychology Conference Room, Bldg 51, Rm 3202.


    Campus Technology Committee Donna Mohr

    Last Friday, April 15, 2016 was the last meeting of the semester. The committee approved CIRT to revise their check-out policy. A few faculty damage the materials; they will revise their policy to include a notation that those who damage or lose the equipment may not be allowed to check out the materials. The clicker technology will increase in price sometime next year. They will not purchase Turn-it as it is too expensive. They are looking at “Veri-sign” which is similar to SafeAssign. They did hear a report on the transition to Canvas. By May 16, every faculty will have access to an account to explore the site.  Blackboard will be available through the spring semester.


    Faculty Affairs Committee David Fenner/
    Gordon Rakita

    Information Item# 3 -Investment Strategy                

    They had two guests, Linda Howell and Brian Striar who spoke on the idea of addressing the increasing incivility on the part of students. A research integrity case is moving through the system. A statement on faculty bullying may be developed. An honorary doctorate was considered and voted not to approve. A survey on the faculty scholarship was reviewed. A conflict of interest issue was discussed. The Divest UNF issue was discussed; there is an information item.


    Faculty Enhancement Committee Paul Eason

    They met and discuss OFE recommendations. They want to revisit the OFE mission statement; CIRT
    is taking up a lot of this as is research; the OFE should be provided some form of faculty fellows to help the office do some of the course redesign and delivery models; the committee voted to dissolve the Summer Teaching grant and put that money to course redesign for gatekeeper and general education courses. That will create about $80,000 in funding to support OFE.


    Nominations and Elections Committee Patrick Kreidl

    Information Item# 1 -Faculty Association Standing and University Committee 2016-2018 & 2016 DP Election Results          
    Information Item# 2 -2016-2017 Committee Directories

    Dana Hart reported for the committee.  There was a tie for the At-large position on the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee between Paul Mason and Matthew Ohlson.  A coin toss was held after the Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016.  The toss was conducted by Steven Williams+-on (chair of Academic Standards Committee) and witnessed by Dana Hart and Gordon Rakita (co-chair of Faculty Affairs Committee).  Paul Mason won the toss and will serve as the Faculty At-large committee member.


    Research Council Aisha Johnson

    They met on April 6th and discussed matching the rubric with the guidelines for the grant as well as the research profile of the institution.


    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee Pali Sen

    They met on April 6 and the report was given in the Faculty Association meeting.


    Support Services Committee Luke Cornelius

    They met last month with Sherif Elfayoumy, director of School of Computing, and found how big data are used and determined how they should be used. They will be holding their final meeting next Thursday, April 28, 2016 because Josh Merchant will be able to meet. They will elect next year’s officers at the meeting.


    Academic Programs Committee Michael Bovenzi

    Agenda Item# 2-FA 16-26: HHC – Undergraduate

    Many concerns were voiced (see below) including a concern about course content; a concern that courses can be repeated for too many credits (up to 12), a concern about conflicts with existing course, and concern about students paying tuition for seemingly doing a TA’s job. The committee voted to send the agenda item back to the Honors College to address the concerns and be sure that all departments or groups affected are consulted and that documentation is provided in the APC process.

    As far as Honors goes, two of the issues were:
    1) Conflicts with COEHS courses that teach leadership and conflict resolution.
    2) Concerns about allowing so much credit for this kind of activity (up to 12 hours, not to mention taking the seminar course itself as freshman). This number of credits was a concern and some felt that it needs to be brought down. Furthermore, with this many credits at stake, the bigger picture of the honors curriculum (+ Honors minor) needs to be explained to understand how a student can do honors, do a major, and do the other things they might want to do.



    Agenda Item# 3-FA 16-XX: COAS – Undergraduate

    The item was approved for the meeting, 13-1.

    Agenda Item# 4-FA 16-XX: COAS – Graduate

    Questions included why the courses were 5000 level and not 6000; also how the courses would be staffed. The questions will be addressed at the faculty association meeting. The item was approved for the meeting.

    Agenda Item# 5-FA 16-XX: BCH – Doctoral

    The agenda item was approved for the meeting.
     2016-2017 Academic Programs Schedules


  • Consent Agenda

    No consent agenda for May 2016 FA mtg.
  • Others

    Information Item# 4- Intercollegiate Athletic Committee Remarks Update
    Information Item# 5- 2015-2016 Faculty Awards University Selection Committee Members
    Information Item# 6- 2015-2016 OT Undergraduate College Screening Committee Members
    Information Item# 7- 2015-2016 OT Graduate College Screening Committee Members
    2015-2016 Faculty Award Winners
    Bb>Canvas transition
    University Matriculation Calendar
    Parking Advisory Council Report by Paul Mason
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 p.m.

    Association Meeting: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. @Talon Room, Osprey Commons,
    Bldg 16, 4th Floor
    Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. @ OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3108

    Meeting Time Changed from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. for the May, June, and July Executive Comte Mtgs and the Faculty Association Meetings