STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Executive Committee – David Fenner
D. Fenner presented one agenda item, Agenda Item# 6, FA 16-32: University Matriculation Calendar 2017-2018. There was some discussion of the issue of reduced contact hours and shortening of weeks in each semester. Registrar Megan Kuehner answered questions. The faculty recommended that ISQ timelines be included in the matriculation calendar. Agenda Item-FA 16-32 was approved for the FA agenda.
The link to the current Matriculation Calendar needs to be updated on the Faculty Resources page (forwarded to Marianne Jaffee in Academic Affairs). P.S. Academic Affairs page didn’t link to FA Matriculation Calendar.
Academic Standards Committee – Steven Williamson
S. Williamson presented
Agenda Item-FA 16-32: Delaying Class Withdrawal Date Later in the Academic Calendar
for Executive Committee consideration. The item includes moving the withdrawal date back to two weeks before the final exam. The two week deadline will make course withdrawals later in the semester but before ISQ administration. The item also includes the removal of the WF and WP option. The WF option has been rarely used and a punitive F grade is possible for cases of plagiarism. To fix Last day to withdraw closes at 11:59 p.m. and not 5:00 p.m.
Agenda Item-FA 16-32
was approved for the FA agenda.
Information Item# 1- Academic Standing; Academic Standing policy (2.0610P) states that a student’s academic standing will be based on cumulative academic progress rather than based on academic progress within a single term/semester.
Information Item# 2- Admissions-Transfer Students (Undergraduates); Admissions policy for transfer students (2.0382R) mandated by the Florida Board of Governors indicates that transfer students who have an Associate’s degree credits can transfer those degree credits to UNF in satisfaction of a baccalaureate program.
Information Item# 3- Admissions – First Time in College (FTIC); FTIC status is defined by the student earning 12 credit hours through accelerated mechanisms (e.g., AP, IB), as mandated by the Florida Board of Governors.
Information Item# 4- Graduation - First Baccalaureate Degree Requirements; The graduation policy regarding first baccalaureate degree requirements (2.0650P) indicates that study abroad credit toward a baccalaureate degree must be approved by UNF and led by UNF faculty.
Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth Gregg
Item FA 16-33:
Proposal for an Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Awards; The document reflects all the recommended changes required by Academic Affairs which was including who could or could not receive funding, depending on whether or not they are currently employed at UNF. It was noted that the Dean’s Office will determine eligibility. A friendly amendment is to include the name of the department on the nomination form. It was clarified that all members of the Adjunct Affairs Committee will serve as the University Selection Committee for this award. This agenda item was approved.
Budget Advisory Committee – Richard Patterson
Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
Jose Franco reported that Transition Steering Committee for Canvas has been working on issues to help the campus transition to Canvas. The committee has been working on a new plagiarism detection tool. The Distance Learning Committee is working on an online exam monitoring software.
Faculty Affairs Committee – Gordon Rakita
The committee will be meeting Sept 8th. They will be electing a new Chair for the committee.
Faculty Enhancement Committee – Paul Eason
Nominations and Elections Committee – Patrick Kreidl
There are some positions on Faculty Association Standing Committees that need filled. R. Pyati will work with P. Kreidl to fill those positions.
Research Council – Aisha Johnson-Jones
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Pali Sen
The committee will be meeting on Tuesday, August 30th, and a new Chair for the committee will be elected.
Information Item #5: Graduation Rates by High School GPA; P. Sen provided UNF admission data over the years of 2010-2015 (see Appendix A). There was some discussion of the data provided. C. Klostermeyer provided additional data previously presented by Academic Affairs on graduation rates (see Appendix B). The committee recommended that the report be returned to the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee and be modified for clarity before being submitted during the Faculty Association meeting.
Support Services Committee – Brian Kopp
Maria Atilano reported Brian is new chair but no report.
Academic Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
Agenda Item FA16-29: College of Arts & Sciences- Graduate; The proposal was approved.
Agenda Item FA16-30: College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction- Undergraduate; The proposal was approved.
Agenda Item FA16-31: Brooks College of Health – Doctoral; The proposal was approved.
Information Item – Academic Programs Committee (APC) 2015-2016 Annual Report; There were 131 proposed program changes over the past year and 4 new non-degree proposals. The report can be found in the Executive Committee Agenda package.
Information Item –APC Workflow System; There was a discussion about some of the challenges with the current workflow system. The current workflow system works well with existing UNF administrative programs. The current workflow system will continue to be used for APC work.
Routing that needed to be updated, technical issues, goal is to use current system, but a new system might be considered in the future if the system no longer meets the needs of the committee.