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Minutes of Meeting

Executive Committee Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM

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

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

The Executive Committee meeting was called to order at 12:16 pm by Scott Hochwald.

Members Present:

Scott Hochwald, David Fenner, Katrina Hall, Michael Bovenzi, Pali Sen, Donna Mohr, Courtney McLeland, Richard Patterson, Robert Schupp, Steven Williamson, Patrick Kreidl, Georgette Dumont, Pingying Zhang, Georgette Dumont, Gordon Rakita, Julie Ingersoll, Donni Welch-Rawls, Donni,

Members Absent:

Edwin Harris, Paul Eason

Ex-Officio Members:

Cindy Chin

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes

    Welcome back to all and introduction of all standing committee chairs.
    The minutes from May 19, 2015 were approved as posted on the webpage.
    June 16, 2015 meeting was cancelled.
  • Association President Updated Report – Chip Klostermeyer

    • Blackboard may be replaced by Canvas at some point should the BOG so decide; the BOG is looking at changing, possibly being an opt-in program for SUS institutions.
    • Vendor for electronic P&T Dossier system is being considered
    • A task force has been formed for shared governance – a meeting will be September 1, 2015
    • Committee new chairs missing (ASC, AAC, FAC, FEC, SPAC, SSC).
    • September meeting on 9/15 @12:15- kick-off (luncheon removed).
    • October Wine and Refreshment part (P&T and new faculty luncheon) on 10/9 was removed.
    • Dr. Klostermeyer will revisit the issue of the draft policy on faculty department transfer with the Provost.
  • New Business


    Executive Committee- Scott Hochwald
    Information item #1-FA 96-38 (revised)- Policy on Joint Appointments (March 6, 1997)

    Academic Standards Committee – Edwin Harris/TBD
    Steven Williamson reported- there will be a meeting in the next two weeks.
    Agenda item #9- FA 15-30: Latin Honors Distinction Upon Degree Completion – if students engage in academic misconduct, they are not eligible for Latin Honors.

    Adjunct Affairs Committee – Melissa Hargrove/TBD
    Robert Schupp gave report-he will call a meeting in the fall.

    Budget Advisory Committee – Julie Ingersoll/Richard Patterson
    No report –will call a meeting in a couple of weeks.

    Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
    Donna is ongoing chair.  The committee meeting is on Friday, September 4 at 10 AM in the OFE/FA Conference Room. Gordon Rakita got $10,000 of the budget to award small technology grants. Grant proposals are due September 15. 
    A working group reviewed screen-cast technology and hope to make a recommendation for screen-casting software by the end of the fall.

    Faculty Affairs Committee – David Fenner/TBD
    They will meet on Thursday, September 17 at 12:15 p.m. in the OFE/FA Conference Room, Bldg 16, Rm 3108.


    Faculty Enhancement Committee – Paul Eason/TBD
    Julie Ingersoll is incoming member and no report.


    Nominations and Elections Committee – Pingying Zhang/ Patrick Kreidl
    Patrick is incoming chair and Pingying said there is nothing to report. The meeting will be set up soon in September.

    Research Council – Courtney McLeland/Aisha Johnson
    No report. Aisha Johnson will be incoming chair.

    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee -Pali Sen  
    She will call meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM. Pali Sen shared a document: “A 2012 study on “Living Arrangements and College Experiences for Local Students” in Educational Administration research revealed some important facts. The study focused on freshman-year college experiences. Nationwide the data are saying that living in the dorms did not find statistically significant differences for GPA.
    Dr. Klostermeyer read aloud a draft resolution that the freshmen housing requirement be revisited; he will refine the resolution language and return to the resolution draft to the Executive Committee next month.


    Support Services Committee – Robert Schupp
    Dr. Klostermeyer shared a concern expressed from a faculty member about the bookstore charging too much to students- an example of calculator costs to students; he would like the committee to review the options for bookstore options for students, including those with financial aid issues. 


    Academic Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi

    -Approved Agenda Item #2-FA 15-23: COAS-Undergraduate

    - Approved Agenda Item #3-FA 15-24: COAS-Graduate

    -Approved Agenda Item #4-FA 15-25: CCB-Undergraduate

    -Approved Agenda Item #6-FA 15-27: COEHS-Undergraduate

    -Approved Agenda Item #7-FA 15-28: COEHS-Graduate

    -Approved Agenda Item #8-FA 15-29: BCH-Graduate

    -Agenda Item #1-FA 15-22: BCH-Graduate (new doctoral degree program proposal)
    The item was approved for the agenda.
    The School of Music decided to withdraw the following two items due to the courses are zero credit hours.

    -Agenda Item #2-FA 15-23: COAS-Undergraduate
    This item is withdrawn.
    -Agenda Item #3-FA 15-24: COAS-Graduate
    This item is withdrawn.

    -Agenda Item #5-FA 15-26: CCEC-Graduate
    The item was approved for the agenda.

    -Agenda Item #6 FA 15-27: COEHS-Graduate
    The item was approved for the agenda.
    -Agenda Item #7 FA 15-28: COEHS-Undergraduate
    The item was approved for the agenda.
    Two information items are the 2014-2015 APC Annual Report and APC Workflow System Packages by Colleges and Departments.

  • Others

    FA President’s Message
    -Faculty Association Handout 2015-2016
    -Special Report – Cherie Woods, Assistant Director, Academic Center for Excellence
    (Early Academic Alert System, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching; & Surviving Freshman Year hybrid class)
    -Albert Ernest Caring Awards
    -2015 UNF Academic Technology Innovation Symposium
    -Fall Convocation & Breakfast on Thursday, 9/17
    -APC Catalog Reminder
    -2015-2016 Standing Committees and University Committees Directories
    -Standing Committee 2014-2015 Annual Reports
    -2015-2016 Promotion and Tenure Timeline
    -2015-2016 FA Schedules
    -2015-2016 APC Schedules
    -2015-2016 University Matriculation Calendars
    -Usage Rules for the Faculty Lounge Flyer
    -UNF Rental Rates
    -Talon Room & Faculty Lounge & Elevators Charges
    -Smoke Free
  • Consent Agenda

    There is no consent agenda item for September Faculty Association meeting.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting was adjourned at 1:27 p.m.


    Association Meeting:   
    Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. @Talon Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 4th Floor 

    Executive Committee Meeting:
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. @ OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3108