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Minutes of Meeting

Executive Committee Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:15 PM

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

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

Dr. Hochwald called the meeting to order to order at 12:17 p.m.

Members Present:

Luke Cornelius, Steven Williamson, Pali Sen, Michael Bovenzi, Donna Mohr, Jeff Bowen, Richard Patterson, Paul Eason, Patrick Kreidl, Katrina Hall, Chip Klostermeyer, Scott Hochwald, David Fenner, Dana Hart, Daniel Dinsmore

Members Absent:

Liz Gregg, Aisha Johnson

Ex-Officio Members:

Cindy Chin

Others Attending:

Georgette Dumont

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes

    The minutes from February 16, 2016 were approved at 12:26 p.m. as posted on the webpage.

  • Association President – Chip Klostermeyer

    Dr. Klostermeyer noted that the Research Council members needed to be approved by the committee. The committee approved William Dally, Associate Professor, School of Engineering/Civil Engineering and John Nuszkowski, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering as appointed CCEC representatives on the Research Council.

  • New Business/Reports from Standing Committees:


    Executive Committee                                Scott Hochwald

    There was no report.


    Academic Standards Committee               Steven Williamson                                                                                                                 There are two information items: Admissions – First Time in College (“FTIC”) and Admissions – Transfer Students (Undergraduate).  The changes were made to meet BOG requirements, nothing substantial.


    Adjunct Affairs Committee                         Elizabeth Gregg                                                                                                                    Jeffrey Bowen reported for the committee. They have an agenda item of Proposal for an Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award.  The Executive Committee voted to send it back for clarification regarding calendar year, to include summers, and the clinical supervision component should be clarified, so that clinical supervision that includes classroom teaching would be eligible.  Also the Adjunct University Selection Committee composition needs to be adjusted to include only adjunct affairs committee membership. 


    Budget Advisory Committee                       Richard Patterson                                                                                                            

    They met on the Thursday, January of 14th.  Associate Provost 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.  They cancelled their last meeting of February 18, 2016. The next meeting is on Thursday, March 24, 2016 with Provost.


    Campus Technology Committee                  Donna Mohr                                                                                                                    

    They met Friday, February 26, 2016 and reviewed the CANVAS experiences; the information is summarized as an information item of Recommendation on CANVAS Opt-In. They did recommend the transfer into CANVAS. Of the 14 submitted, they funded five technology grants completely and one partially.


    Faculty Affairs Committee                            David Fenner/Gordon Rakita                                                                                              

    They met on Thursday, March 10, 2016; they had a presentation from Joann Campbell related to conflicts of interest. The committee will be reviewing. They met on two academic misconduct cases, which involved some reading of documentation of the cases. They have reported out one of the cases to the Provost’s office. They discussed on the Community Engaged Scholarship Award and kept the award guidelines as is, based on recommendations. There is an agenda item on Restructuring Colleges. They approved the agenda item as is.
    Dr. Mohr had a question regarding colleges such as graduate or honors; Dr. Fenner noted that these were intended to academic colleges. A friendly amendment was made to include the word “academic” in bullet six “An academic college must have enough senior faculty …” The amendment passed.

    Faculty Enhancement Committee 
                       Paul Eason                                                                                                                   

    We had the first of three meetings to discuss the Office of Faculty Enhancement.  Dr. Richard provided a breakdown of programs, results of surveys, etc.  Many faculty want assistance with Distance Learning courses, which is seemingly not part of his office’s duties.  As they build their recommendations, they can opt to increase the budget or reallocate toward OFE or move to CIRT.  They will be meeting at 11:00 AM on next Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  They will continue to conceptualize what OFE does and should do, based on external review and faculty input. 


    Nominations and Elections Committee          Patrick Kreidl 

    The committee has two information items of Vitae Summaries of 2 Finalists for 2015 Distinguished Professor Award and Faculty Association Standing and University Committee & DP Elections.

    Research Council                                                Aisha Johnson                                                                                                               Dan Dinsmore reported for the committee. They are discussing how research can be better supported and will meet with Faculty Affairs Committee when they have more information.                          


    Strategic Planning Advisory Committee         Pali Sen                                                                                                                         

    It was no report.


    Support Services Committee                          Luke Cornelius                                                                                                                

    It was no report.


    Academic Programs Committee                     Michael Bovenzi                                                                                                             

    They met on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Their next meeting is on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  They have several items for review.

    Agenda Item# 1-FA 16-17: COAS – Undergraduate

    The agenda item was approved for the agenda

    Agenda Item# 2-FA 16-18: COAS – Graduate

    On Log# 201508-132, Research Design & Analysis I, under the prerequisites the “and” should be an “or” according to the course description. The item can be moved forward pending the correction.
    A motion was made and approved to send the Communication degree of Log #201508-11, back to the department for clarification on resources, course adjustments, etc. A question was asked if the courses in the returned item are co-listed with graduate and undergraduate numbers.

    Agenda Item# 3-FA 16-19: CCB – Undergraduate

    The agenda item was approved for the agenda.

    Agenda Item# 4-FA 16-20: CCEC – Undergraduate

    The agenda item was approved for the agenda.
    Agenda Item# 5-FA 16-21: COEHS – Undergraduate

    A few suggestions for language clarifications were made. The agenda item was approved for the agenda.
    P.S. Log# 201501-42, table of MHF 3202 (GM) Foundations of Mathematics was not forwarded to the Executive Comte caused it was an error. The author needs to remove the table of MHF 3202.

    Agenda Item# 6-FA 16-22: COEHS – Graduate

    They are modifying the language so that they deliver it in a variety of methods. The agenda item was approved for the agenda.

    Agenda Item# 7-FA 16-23: BCH – Graduate

    The item was approved for the agenda.

  • Consent Agenda

    No consent agenda for April 2016 FA mtg.

  • Others

    2016 Spring Term Examination
    Promotion and Tenure Report
    Campus Safety Advisory Update
    Intercollegiate Athletic Report by Jennifer Kane

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting was adjourned at 1:37 p.m. 

    Association Meeting: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. @Talon Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 4th Floor
    Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. @ OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3108