STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Executive Committee – David Fenner
2018-2019 Matriculation Calendar – The 2018-2019 Matriculation Calendar has been revised and submitted by the Registrar’s Office. There was a movement to include the Matriculation Calendar on the FA agenda. The Calendar was sent back to Registrar for clarification regarding the Summer C schedule.
Academic Standards Committee – Steven Williamson
The last meeting of the Academic Standards Committee was Friday, November 18th. There are no agenda items for the upcoming FA meeting. The October meeting on October 21st will be canceled.
Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth Gregg
The Adjunct Affairs Committee last met on Tuesday, Oct 4th.
- During this meeting, the committee met with Marianne Jaffee, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Director of Planning. They discussed the current state of payments for Adjuncts and inquired about how many Adjunct Faculty rely on payments from UNF for adjunct teaching as their primary source of income. Marianne Jaffee will investigate further and inform the committee.
- The Committee also discussed whether there could be a competitive pool of money for professional development for Adjunct Faculty, as some departments and programs do not provide professional development money for travel for Adjunct Faculty. They discussed that these funds might also be extended to Instructors who also do not normally have research as part of their assigned duties.
- Jay Coleman, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, will attend the regularly scheduled meeting on November 8th.
Budget Advisory Planning Committee –Alan Harris
The next Budget Advisory Committee Meeting will be on Monday, October 24th where the committee will be visited by Jay Coleman, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, and Tom Serwatka, Vice President and Chief of Staff. The committee received input from the Executive Committee on additional topics that could be addressed by the Budget Advisory Planning Committee in future meetings. The Budget Advisory Committee will invite Vice President Shari Shuman to the November meeting.
Campus Technology Committee – Jose Franco
The committee last met on Tuesday, October 11th. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, Nov 7th at 11:30 AM in the OFE/FA Conference Room. During the October meeting, the Campus Technology Committee reviewed applications for the technology grants and sent recommendations to the Academic Technology Office. In the upcoming meeting, the committee will discuss the application process to refine the process.
Faculty Affairs Committee –Gordon Rakita
The meeting of the Faculty Affairs Committee on October 13 was canceled due to the conflict with the Faculty Association October meeting postponed. The committee is scheduled to meet this week, Thursday, October 20th.
Faculty Enhancement Committee – Raphael Crowley
The committee last met on Wednesday, October 12th. The committee discussed the Summer Teaching Innovation Institute review process and the Faculty Fellows review process, both programs offered through the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE). The committee agreed to assist the Director of OFE with the reviews for this program. The next meeting will be held sometime around Nov 14th, depending on availability of the committee members.
Nominations and Elections Committee – Patrick Kreidl & Dana Hart
Elections for the Nominations and Elections Committee – The College of Computing, Engineering & Construction (CCEC) and Coggin College of Business (CCB) as of this date do not have nominations for open slots on the Nominations and Elections Committee. Brooks College of Health (BCH) has two nominations; therefore, one may be switched to the At-Large position. Additional nominations will be solicited at the next FA meeting.
Research Council - Aisha Johnson-Jones
The last Research Council meeting was canceled because of Hurricane Matthew. The Council met virtually instead. The Council voted on a Secretary for the Council. The Council extended the deadline for the Summer Research Grants to October 28th. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 9th.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Paul Eason
The Strategic Planning Advisory Committee met with Tom Serwatka to discuss who should be advised by the committee. In the next meeting, the committee will look at Charge for the committee and will hold a number of meetings with the major constituencies to advise the strategic planning process.
- The Strategic Planning Advisory (SPA) Committee will assemble the advice and information from these meetings and meet with the Strategic Planning Council to provide input. The Chair of the FA SPA Committee serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Council. There is now a smaller group from the Council who will work on the university strategic planning document. The plan is to release this document in the early Spring semester.
Support Services Committee – Brian Kopp
The Support Services Committee met on September 23rd with Deb Miller about the Canvas transition. The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 26th, in which they will meet with the Chief of the University Police Department.
Academic Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
The Academic Programs Committee (APC) is expecting many submissions in October. The committee is planning two meetings in October to accommodate the increase in October. The committee decided to process as many proposals as possible to meet the catalog deadline. The Workflow system still has issues with submissions. The APC Chair will be working with Information Technology Services to resolve those issues. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 27th at 10 a.m.