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    Buzz - People
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    $87.6 billion annual impact: Florida agricultural and natural resources industries are growing
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    College in focus
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    Faculty senate news
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    Senate agenda
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A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida Published by the Faculty Senate
February 2006

Buzz: People:
From Conversations to Outcomes Senior VP's Barrett and Cheek
By: Debra W King, Associate Provost for Faculty Development By: Doug Barrett, Senior Vice President, Health Affairs

UF's "Faculty Development Conver- i Greetings from the University of
stations" series is a monthly Florida Health Science Center, which is
opportunity for faculty, UF administra- celebrating its 50'h anniversary.
tors and others to discuss issues of
The Health Science Center was the
value to faculty enhancement and vision of UF President J. Hillis Miller,
community growth. While introducing who dreamed of a place that would
the spring 2006 series, I received an tain future health professionals for the
Debra King email from a faculty member contem- Doug Barrett
state of Florida and would improve
plating the usefulness of these "chats"
plating the useful ess e "at and safeguard the health of all its citizens. Impor-
to the faculty generally. How does such a large and tantly, this "health center" would not just train doctors
busy group of teachers, scholars and researchers
and nurses, but also dentists, pharmacists, allied
benefit from a few Provost-sponsored conversations
benefit from a few Provost-sponsored conversations health professionals and, later, veterinarians all on a
or is it all just "window dressing," he asked.
single campus creating a community of students and
My response was to probe the inaugural events of faculty that would benefit from learning and working
the fall '05 series in search of an answer. I recalled together.
the information and access faculty gained during the T s l
This sounds like a simple enough idea today, but
September conversation as they, the Faculty Senate
55 years ago it was audacious. And although there are
Chair, the Vice President of Finance and Administra-
many academic health centers in the United States
tion and our new Provost explored how broad presented in
today, none of them matches the scope presented in
budgetary concerns and faculty interests intersect. I Miller's vision.
reflected on the second event where faculty partici-
pants provided invaluable support and ideas that are In our 50ft year, we are engaged in a quest to
currently informing the growth of centrally focused expand the Health Center's research portfolio, with an
teaching and learning initiatives at UF, including the eye toward helping the University advance in the
coordination of cross campus collaborations and ranks of public, research-intensive institutions. Our
operation alliances. Finally, I marveled at the impact efforts will receive a major boost with the opening this
our two-day November conversation had on identify- spring of the Cancer-Genetics building, one of several
ing sites for information exchange, procedural planned facilities that will foster campuswide interdis-
revision and resource investment that enhance search ciplinary research around a broad theme.
committee training and junior faculty mentoring. We are proud to be part of the UF team!
see Conversations, pg. 2


Interdisciplinarity 3 Faculty Senate News 8

College in Focus 5 Senate Agenda 9

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$87.6 Billion Annual Impact: Conversations, from pg. 1
Florida Agricultural and Implementation of ideas generated during this
Natu l Rs Is conversation resulted in the development of materials
to assist faculty recruitment and retention. We are
are Growing working presently to complete an online Search
By: Jimmy Cheek Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Committee tutorial, a Faculty Recruitment Toolkit and
Natural Resources a Mentoring Toolkit.

Many studies document the contri- In the end, my visit to the "Conversations" of '05
butions of the Florida agricultural and revealed tremendous results measured in immediate
natural industries to the state's action and opportunities for positive transformation.
economy, but when Wendy's changes These events were not "window dressing." They were
its burger menu nationally because of "conversations" and, as we all know, conversation is
hurricane damage to Florida tomatoes, the heart of what effective shared governance means.
it says something about their impor- It is imperative that administrators and the faculty
Jimmy Cheek tance in the Sunshine State. share ideas and engage in discussion about issues that
affect faculty careers and quality of life no matter how
While most people think of orange juice and grape- small or seemingly insurmountable.
fruit, it is important to remember that Florida is the
national leader in supplying fresh tomatoes, green I encourage all faculty members to be a part of our
beans, sweet corn, fresh bell peppers and other journey towards defining shared governance from
vegetables. Other major crops include strawberries, conversations to outcomes. Contact me at
cucumbers, winter potatoes, fresh cabbage, fresh dwking@aa.ufl.edu to share your ideas for future
eggplant and escarole/endive. Florida is also the conversations. I welcome topics you would like to see
largest producer of sugarcane and the second largest discussed or experts whose work or perspectives
state for greenhouse and nursery production. Increas- you'd like to include in the conversation series. Fi-
ing per-acre production of these and other high value nally, don't forget to join me in Emerson Hall for the
crops has helped Florida meet the needs of a growing March 8th conversation when our faculty and Provost
population and has resulted in an $87.6 billion annual Janie Fouke host provosts from FSU and Florida Gulf
impact on our economy. Coast University for a Faculty Development Conversa-
tion about "Academic Freedom."
Our climate and soil give Florida unique advan-
tages, particularly during the winter months. Almost Debra King is an Associate Professor in the Depart-
two-thirds of the state's land area is in some type of ment of English
agricultural or natural resources use. These lands,
which provide valuable green space near urban areas,
are important for aquifer recharge, wildlife habitat and
environmental protection.
Strong agricultural and natural resources industries
are critical to what we eat, how we are housed and to
how well we live now and in the future. Through
statewide teaching, research and extension programs,
the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences will continue serving agricultural and
natural resources industries and consumers for an
even better Florida.
Jimmy Cheek is a Professor in the Department of
Agricultural Education and Communication

\ A C A D EM IC 5 A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida

Interdisciplinarity: UF Cultural Plaza
By: Douglas Jones, Director of Florida Museum of By: Susan Milbrath, Curator of Latin American Art and
Natural History Archeology Florida Museum of Natural History
Situated on the western edge of In my role as curator of Latin
campus, the UF Cultural Plaza is American Art and Archaeology at the
home to the Samuel P. Ham Mu- Florida Museum of Natural History, I
seum of Art, the Florida Museum of am the "caretaker" of that collection,
Natural History, and the Curtis M. along with the American Indian
Phillips Center for the Performing ethnographic collection. My position
Arts. involves developing plans for upgrad-
Douglas Jones The Cultural Plaza has become a Susn Mlilbrath ing the storage and conservation of
our existing collections, as well as
popular destination for the university our eistin collect
community as well as all of north-central Florida. It overseeing the growth of the collection.
is as a dynamic gateway to UF that blurs town/gown As an affiliate of the Anthropology department, I
distinctions. Last year over one-half million people teach two graduate seminars on Mesoamerican topics.
thrilled to performances by world-renowned talents I also direct exhibition projects developed by graduate
at the Phillips Center, were touched by a tropical students studying in the Museum Studies program,
butterfly at the Florida Museum's new McGuire administered by the School of Art and Art History. My
Center, or savored the contemporary art and cuisine role in exhibits has helped forge a close relationship
in the new Cofrin Pavilion at the Ham. with the Ham Museum of Art, our neighbors at the
hee cultural laa elements or closelcultural complex. Art works from the Ham Museum
All three Cultural Plaza elements work closely
o ot eeror eampe in anuar w joined with our own collections and selections from
throughout the year. For example, in January we
ostd Motown at the Cltural a oint n museums in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Fran-
hosted Motown at the Cultural Plaza, a joint fund-
raiser. Next October we will present the Florida cs n e u mst amt tre
Butterfly Festival, bringing thousands of visitors to exhibitions.
campus. Every Thursday the museums stay open As project director and co-curator of "Birds and
late with special programming for "Museum Nights", Beasts of Ancient Latin America," the opening exhibit
developed in conjunction with UF Student Govem- for our new exhibit center at Powell Hall in 1998, I
ment. was able to borrow a number of rare Precolumbian
The museums frequently cooperate on exhibitions pieces from the Ham Museum. We have also enjoyed
and complement performances with supporting seeing our own collections exhibited in temporary
exhibitions of Precolumbian and North American
programs and collateral materials. In addition, each exhibitions of Precolumbian and North American
Indian art at the Ham Museum over the past decade.
institution cooperates closely with faculty and stu-
With my service on the Ham Eminent Scholar search
dents in cognate departments across campus. Each
committee in 2002-2003, and my appointment to the
highlights UF creative works or scientific research,
provides internships, mentors students, teaches Ham Museum Committee on Collections in 2004, I am
classes, and fully participates in the academic life of finding great satisfaction in helping to forge a stronger
link between the two institutions.

If you haven't done so already, please visit and Susan Milbrath is an affiliate professor of Anthro-
enjoy the rich experience. pology in the department of Anthropology.
Douglas Jones is Curator of Paleontology at the
Florida Museum and Affiliate Professor of Geology
and Zoology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sci-


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By: Joan D. Frosch, Co-Director of the Center for World Arts By: Fiona McLaughlin, Associate Professor in the Department of
African and Asian Languages and Literatures and in the Program
The Center for World Arts (CWA), in Linguistics.
founded in 1996 by Joan D. Frosch In the spring semester of 2005 the
and Larry Crook, is housed within the Ham Museum hosted an energizing
College of Fine Arts and is the artistic exhibit, A Saint in the City:. Sufi Arts
arm of many programs and centers of Urban Senegal, which had made
across the University of Florida, and its debut a year earlier at the Fowler
an educational extension and global Museum of Cultural History at UCLA.
van rosc partner of UF's Cultural Complex. The .... Organized by UCLA's Allen F. Roberts
Center promotes a global perspective and Mary Nooter Roberts and locally
of artistic excellence and diversity through collabora- curated by the Ham's Susan Cooksey, A Saint in the
tive, multidisciplinary, and intercultural activities, City combined installation (of a religious leader's
including festivals, conferences, residencies, and living room), music (the mellifluous tones of Youssou
curriculum linking campus, national and international Ndour's legendary mbillax), video (of the annual
communities, pilgrimage to the tomb of Sheikh Amadou Bamba, a
The CWA collaborates with local and international Senegalese Sufi saint), and popular artifacts (a bread-
artists and scholars to explore new modes of learning selling kiosk decorated with paintings of baguettes,
in the arts. Working particularly closely with the croissants, and the image of Sheikh Amadou Bamba).
University's Title VI Area Studies Centers, the CWA A small group of twelve honors students took the
provides the University of Florida with matrix for course I taught in conjunction with the exhibit, African
knowing cultures through artistic processes and prod- Popular Culture: Islam in Africa, which met for two
ucts in educational contexts and in public spheres. hours on Thursdays in the Ham Museum where we
The Center's diverse approaches to the arts provide mostly spent time in the exhibit, focusing on different
students a rich global context in which to understand aspects of Islam and popular culture each week. This
and experience the contemporary world, was as close as I could get my students to the streets
The Center has become a national model for the and interiors of urban Africa short of a study abroad
integration of Area Studies and the arts. The Center's trip. Perhaps the highlight of the course came as we
emphasis on international perspectives in the perform- sat in the installation of a religious leader's living
ing arts provides an unparalleled level of visibility for room. The space was lit by a disco lamp whose
the University of Florida's College of Fine Arts and has colored facets had been inscribed with the ninety-nine
helped to integrate UF's Cultural Complex programs names of Allah.
with UF's Fine arts curriculum, while enhancing UF's As the lamp turned and flashed, our faces and
national and international prominence in the arts bodies were momentarily inscribed with one after
education. In all of its activities, the Center facilitates another of the holy names. I told my students that we
interdisciplinary and international collaborations were undergoing a Sufi experience known as fana or
among UF faculty and world professionals resulting in effacement into God's word. The atmosphere of
curriculum and research enhancement. By maximizing charged silence was broken only by a wide-eyed
Center activities and their signature impact upon student's almost inaudible whisper: "This is incred-
degree programs, and by continuing to successfully ible!"
compete for top financial levels of state and federal
grants in collaboration with friends and partners on
campus and beyond, the Center for World Arts contin- Fiona McLaughlin is an Associate Professor in the
ues to its mission into the future. Department of African and Asian Languages and
Literatures and in the Program in Linguistics.
Joan Frosch is a Professor of Dance and Assistant
Director of the School of Dance.


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College in Focus: Dentistry

College at a Glance Clinical Revenues (2004-2005)
The following information is provided to increase our mutual Student Clinic: 3,182,596
understanding of each other's disciplines at the University of Resident Clinic: 4,664,681
Florida. It is not intended to suggest a hierarchy among our Faculty Clinic: 5,747,632
colleges, but rather to reflect the intellectual and organizational
diversity each college lends to the University. Revenues and expenses (2004-2005)
Total number of faculty (Fall 2005) Total revenues: 52,709,804
Full-time: 135 Total expenses: 52,289,310
Part-Time: 26 College development during the last year
Courtesy: 340 Gifts: $1,997,545
Number of faculty in tenure or tenure earning Pledges: $1,061,341
positions (Fall 2005) Significant National Rankings
Tenure: 67 Dentistry Doctor of Dental Medicine
Tenure track: 17 Graduate
Percentage of faculty in tenure or tenure track National Board Part II ranking: 11 of 56
positions Federal Funding Ranking: 4 of 56
62.2 percent Number of Comparable Programs nationally:
Number of degrees granted (2003-2004) 56 U.S. Dental Schools
Bachelor: 0 Fellows in major societies or equivalent honors:
Master: 9 *Abi Adewumi, B.D.S.: Fellow, Royal College
Doctorate: 0 of Surgeons of England
Professional: 78 -Kenneth J. Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D.: Fellow,
Student credit hours generated annually (2003- Academy of Dental Materials
2004) -Robert A. Bume, Ph.D.: Fellow, American
Lower: 0 Association for the Advancement of Science
Upper: 6 .Frank Catalanotto, D.M.D.: Fellow, American
DMD: 223 College of Dentists; Fellow, International College of
Master's: 123 Dentists
Total student credit hours fundablee units) *A.E. "Buddy" Clark, D.M.D., Ph.D.: Fellow,
*Total SCH DMD: 17,840 International College of Dentists
*Total SCH graduate: 1,147 *Nereyda Clark, D.M.D.: Fellow, International
*Total SCH non-degree/certificate: 1, 344 College of Dentists
Enrollment (Fall 2004) *Thurston Dwyght Clark, D.D.S.: Fellow,
Undergraduate: 0 International College of Dentists
Graduate: 35 *Roberta L. Diehl, D.D.S.: Fellow, American
Professional (DMD): 317 College of Dentists; Fellow, Pierre Fauchard
Non Degree: 24 International Academy
Post Bac: 0 -Matthew J. Dennis, D.D.S.: Fellow, American
Non-registered/advanced standing: 49 College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Fellow,
Student/Teacher ratio American College of Dentists; Fellow, American
*Graduate: 6.3 Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Fellow,
Funded research expenditures American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Sponsored Research: $11,659,643 -Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.: Fellow,
UF Research Foundation: $9,494 American College of Dentists; Fellow, International
Returned Overhead: $1,889,446 College of Dentists; Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy


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*M. Franklin Dolwick, D.M.D., Ph.D.: Fellow, *Clifford B. Starr, D.M.D.: Fellow, American
International College of Dentists College of Dentists; Associate Fellow, American
*Marc A. Gale, D.M.D., M.Ed.: Fellow, Academy of Implant Dentistry
International College of Dentists .Carol M. Stewart, D.D.S., M.S.: Fellow,
*James Gordon Green, D.D.S.: Fellow, American College of Dentists; Fellow, International
American College of Dentists College of Dentists
*Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S.: Fellow, *Glenn E. Turner, D.M.D., M.S.D.: Fellow,
American College of Dentists; Fellow, International American College of Dentists; Fellow, International
College of Dentists College of Dentists
*James E. Haddix, D.M.D.: Fellow, Frank J. Vertucci, D.M.D.: Fellow, American
American College of Dentists College of Dentists; Fellow, International College of
SCalogero Dolce, D.D.S., Ph.D.: Diplomate, Dentists
American Board of Orthodontics .Ronald E. Watson, D.D.S., M.A.E. Fellow,
*Marc W. Heft, D.M.D., Ph.D.: Fellow, International College of Dentists
American Association for the Advancement of -William N. Williams, Ph.D.: Fellow,
Science (AAAS); Fellow, Gerontological Society of National American Speech, Language Hearing
America Association
*Samuel E. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.: Fellow,
American College of Dentists
*Nicklaus J. Minden, D.M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.:
Fellow, American College of Dentists
*Dean Morton, B.D.S., M.S.: Fellow,
International College of Dentists
*Madhu K. Nair, D.M.D., B.D.S., Ph.D.:
Fellow, American College of Dentists
*Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S.:, Fellow, American
College of Prosthodontists
*Edgar P. O'Neill, D.D.S., M.S., Fellow,
American College of Prosthodontists
*Thomas C. Porter, D.M.D.: Fellow,
American College of Dentists
*Robert E. Primosch, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.:
Fellow, American College of Dentists
*Boyd E. Robinson, D.D.S., M.Ed.: Fellow,
International College of Dentists; Fellow, American
College of Dentists; Fellow, Academy of General
*James D. Ruskin, D.M.D., M.D.: Fellow,
American College of Dentists; Fellow, International
College of Dentists
*Charles L. Smith, D.D.S.: Fellow, Virginia
Dental Association
*Gregory E. Smith, D.D.S., M.S.: Fellow,
American College of Dentists; Fellow, International
College of Dentists


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College Narrative accruing faculty, and non-tenured faculty consists of
clinical professors dedicated to hands-on student
By: Paul Blaser, Faculty Senator
education and patient care or research scientists
SU o F a C exploring the limits in basic science research to ad-
The University of Florida College of vance translational and clinical dental science. In
Dentistry is one of six health science
Dentistry is one of six health science addition, college faculty is enriched with the expertise
colleges that make up the J. Hillis of 26 part-time faculty members and a clinical cour-
Miller Health Science Center. The
Miller Health Science Center. The tesy faculty of 340 volunteer community dentists. The
college is Florida's only public dental core of the college'
s s dental core of the college's successes is this combined fac-
school and serves as the dental safety which carries the of
ulty, which carries on the college's pursuit of
net for Florida's low-income residents,
PaulBlaserlo ncome resde excellence in patient care, research and education.
providing nearly 10 percent of all
indigent dental care to Florida's residents through
Comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical seices. aul Blaser is a Clinical Associate Professor in the
comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical services.
Department of Operative Dentistry.
In 2005, the college graduated its 30th class of
D.M.D. students; 100 percent of these new dental Lauda s
graduates passed the Florida Dental Licensure Exam L ds
on the first attempt, and more than 95 percent of them
will remain in Florida to practice. The approximately Teresa A Dolan D.D.S, M.P.H
was one of two women dentists
80 dental students who will be enrolled in August ofwas one of two women dentists
honored with the American Associa-
2006 will be chosen from an applicant pool of more
than 1,300. tion of Women Dentists 2005 Lucy
Hobbs Taylor Award. Dolan was
Since its first class of 24 D.M.D. students was admit- tapped by the association to receive
ted in 1972, the college has graduated 1,940 dentists. *. the award due to her excellence as a
Advanced and graduate education at the college has role model for all women dentists and
produced more than 720 dental specialists, and has for representing the spirit and ideals of the award.
grown from six programs with an enrollment of 36 in
1979, to 16 accredited programs with an enrollment of Ivar A. Mj6r, B.D.S., Dr. Odont., is
108 students in 2005. .'"slated to receive the prestigious Euro-
pean Federation of Conservative
The college enjoys a growing national reputation for Dentistry 2005 Award of Excellence
its oral health research enterprise, emphasizing infec- during the federation's February
tious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and annual meeting in Rome, Italy. This
neuroscience, and translational research, including award is the federation's highest
practice-based studies to improve clinical dental care. honor, given in recognition of excep-
Total sponsored research in the college more than $16 tional achievements in the fields of clinical practice,
million in 2005, ranking the college No. 4 out of 56 education, research and leadership.
dental schools in terms of federal funding for re-
search. -.... ,: Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S., F.A.C.P., is
The overall excellent reputation of the College of the 2005 recipient of the American
Dentistry places it among the top in the country and College of Prosthodontists Distin-
very competitive in attracting excellent faculty. Despite i'' l guished Service Award, which is
a nationwide shortage in dental faculty, 22 new fac- .. .given annually to recognize an ACP
ulty members were recruited to the college in 2005. A member for outstanding contributions
diverse group of 135 oral health clinicians, researchers and service to the college, to the
and educators make up the college's full-time faculty. specialty of prosthodontics, and to the
full-time faculty. About 62 percent are tenure track or dental profession.


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Faculty Senate News: 1.19.06 Meeting Outcomes
Reports: Program; Initial results of the centralized contract with
Chair's Report the Chronicle of Higher Education; Revamped Sexual
Professor Tanzer updated the Senate on Senate Harassment Training for faculty and staff; Exploration
membership, saying that she had accepted the resig- of a dispute resolution officer. Mike Katovich will
nations of eight members who were unable to work with the Academic Freedom, Tenure,
participate. Most colleges have selected replacements. Professional Relations and Standards committee to
The Advisory Council of Faculty Senates met recently draft a proposal in support of the DRO position for
and discussed various issues of concern to Faculty senate approval; Updated staff performance
Senates across the state of Florida. The Senate is now evaluation module
utilizing videoconferencing technology. The IFAS 1 UF and Indirect Costs for Research
senators in offsite locations can now actively partici- Rick Yost, Senate Research Council Chair, updated the
pate during the senate meetings. Professor Tanzer Senate on the 1 UF plan and indirect costs for
reviewed the opinion from the General Counsel's research.
office regarding electronic voting. Electronic voting is
not allowed unless the participant is present in the Action Items:
meeting either physically or electronically. Professor
Tanzer also announced that committee nominations The academic calendars for 2007-2008 through
2010-2011 were presented by Sheila Dickison, Chair
will open this month. The chair elect cycle will also 2010-2011 were presented by Sheila Dickison, Chair
begin. Please direct questions to Kim Tanzer or Pierre University Curriculum Committee. Joe Little moved to
Ramond. The Senate/Union relations FAQ will be amend the calendar and hold spring break on the
posted on the Senate website. week in which the first Monday in March falls. The
motion to amend the calendar did not pass.
Provost's Report The calendar was approved as originally presented.
Dr. Fouke updated the Senate on upcoming Dean
searches for the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and BA option to existing BS Degree in Astronomy
Journalism. The Board of Governors will meet in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Gainesville later this month. The computing infrastruc- Presented by Sheila Dickison
ture system will be reorganized to compensate for a The motion was approved.
loss of revenue that previously supported the comput-
ing infrastructure. Discussions regarding the Constitution Changes were presented for approval
computing infrastructure are beginning and Dr. Fouke by Chris Snodgrass, Chair Constitution Committee.
will be discussing the matter with the Budget Council.
Dr. Fouke displayed and reviewed a draft organiza- FAAC the motion was approved
tional structure for the Provost office reorganization Faculty Senate Chair Elect Voting
plan. The Provost's office is also developing an Procedures- the motion was approved
emergency preparedness plan for the University. Policy Council Membership Language
Information Items: Article V Section 7 Part C and Article V Section 3
the motions were approved
Human Resources Update Sustainability Committee
Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Human Re- Joe Little moved to approve the language of "Option
sources, updated the Senate on several Human B: Selected". The motion was approved.
Resources initiatives including: implementation of Academic Freedom, Tenure, Professional
domestic partner health benefits; PeopleSoft Central- Relations and Standards Committee
ization Project; RFP process for Graduate Health Article III Section 6 and Bylaw 7
Insurance; Implementation of FICA Alternative the motions were approved

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Faculty Senate News:
Senate Agenda
February 23, 2006 3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Approval of January 19, 2006 minutes..................................... .Kim Tanzer, Chair
Chair's Report.............................................Kim Tanzer, Chair
President's Report................................... ................Bernie Machen, President
Information Items:
PeopleSoft Report..................................... Mike Conlon, Director of Data Infrastructure
Intercollegiate Athletics Report to Senate.....................................Jill Varnes, Dean HHP
Student Honor Court, Honor Code and Student Conduct Committee
Gene Zdziarski, Dean of Students
Constitution Committee report on Proposed Regulation Changes
Danaya Wright, Member Constitution Committee
Office of Sustainability Report........................ .Les Thiele, Chair Sustainability Committee
Electronic Voting Preliminary Research Findings.............................. Kim Tanzer, Chair

Action Items:
Research Policy Council Proposed Change Rick Yost, Senate Research Council Chair
Name change to Senate Council on Research and Scholarship Policy
Graduate Council Changes
Research Policy Council structure changes

Compensation Committee clarification from the Committee on Committees
Marylou Behnke, Committee on Committees member
Clarification of Roles of committee
Reporting Structure

Open Discussion from Floor of Senate:
Three minute limit per speaker, floor will be open to Senators first


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