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Minutes of Meeting

Executive Committee Tuesday, January 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 Executive Committee meeting was called to order at 12:25 PM.

Members Present:

Scott Hochwald, David Fenner, Katrina Hall, Pali Sen, Elizabeth Gregg, Richard Patterson, Aisha Johnson, Gordon Rakita, Patrick Kreidl, Chip Klostermeyer, Dana Hart

Members Absent:

Michael Bovenzi, Luke Cornelius, Steven Williamson

Ex-Officio Members:

Cindy Chin

Others Attending:

Georgette Dumont

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes

    The minutes from December 8, 2015 were approved at 12:26 p.m. as posted on the webpage.
  • Association President – Chip Klostermeyer

    FA Exec. Committee will meet with the Provost on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in the
    Academic Affairs Conference Room located in Building 1, 2nd Floor, Rm 2600.

    FA Exec & Faculty Affairs will meet with the President on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3pm in the President's Conference room.

  • New Business


    Executive Committee                                                                                              Scott Hochwald

    There was no report.


    Academic Standards Committee                                                                            Steven Williamson

    No report.


    Adjunct Affairs Committee                                                                                     Elizabeth Gregg
    The parking committee has approved a lower rate for night parking to alleviate the costs for adjuncts. They are continuing the conversation with Cheryl Gonzalez, EOD Director regarding posting adjunct positions through Human resources.


    Budget Advisory Committee                                                                                   Richard Patterson

    They met on the 14th of January. Jay Coleman was the guest. They discussed the money UNF received by the BOG metrics: 4.6 million dollars. 1.5 million went to essentials. The remaining is placed in reserve; in case, some money needs to be returned or used for lower enrollment. Coleman went over the budget year – replace 3.5 visiting faculty to permanent; 7 new tenure track; 2 personnel in Institutional Research; stipends for chairs approaching 8 year window; P&T dossier software; money for Nurse Anesthetist program; start-up funding for new faculty; accreditation support assessments; Scantron; visitors/overload.  No conversation about raises. The next meeting is Feb. 18 with Provost.


    Campus Technology Committee                                                                             Donna Mohr
    They will meet January 29th at 10 am in the Campus Planning & Design Conference Room. There are something happening; adoption of Canvas by the state; the university will have to decide to adopt or not; the committee will review the features.  Related to the CTC is Dr. Mohr’s appointment to the DLC. They are forming a subcommittee to look at alternatives to the remote proctoring system.


    Faculty Affairs Committee                                                                          David Fenner/Gordon Rakita

    They met last week, January 14, 2016. Dr. David Jaffee and students presented on Divest UNF; there may be an information item in the future.


    Faculty Enhancement Committee                                                                          Paul Eason
    Paul will meet with Len Roberson, who is on leave, on Monday, January 25 to set the schedule for the task force. There should be a full schedule after Monday.


    Nominations and Elections Committee                                                                  Patrick Kreidl 

    The committee met last Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM, and are gathering nominations. Nominations from the floor will be taken Feb. 4 for 2016-18 Officers. Dana Hart is here as the vice chair. There are two information items:       
    Faculty Association Officers (2016-2018) Nominations
    Faculty Association Standing and University Committee Nominations

    Research Council                                                                                                      Aisha Johnson
    They met Wednesday, January 13, 2016. They discussed IRB policy and revisions to the current Academic Affairs policy.  The overall consensus was who administers the punishment if the policy is violated; the IRB committee does not have the power to enforce. They decided that they want to be involved in the conversation about the university’s research profile and met with President Delaney. The Research Council would like to collaborate with Faculty Affairs on the profile and develop a survey on this issue. Their next meeting is in February, the first or second Tuesday.


    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee                                                               Pali Sen

    Dr. Sen presented the information item that the committee gathered from Institutional Research. The information is to share to start a conversation.                    
    Information Item# 4: Student Enrollment and Degree Data


    Support Services Committee                                                                                  Luke Cornelius

    They are meeting with the Dean of the Library this month.


    Academic Programs Committee                                                                             Michael Bovenzi

     Agenda Item# 1-FA 16-06R: COEHS – Undergraduate

    This return item was approved for the agenda.



  • Consent Agenda

    No consent agenda for February 2016 FA mtg.
  • Others

    Information Item# 3: Annual IDEA Ratings of Chairs and Administrators from Dr. Judy Miller
    A List of Standing Committees Membership
    Officers and Standing Committee Charges
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

    Association Meeting:
       Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. @Talon Room, Osprey Commons,
    Bldg 16, 4th Floor

    Executive Committee Meeting:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. @ OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3108.