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    College in focus
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    Faculty senate news
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A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida Published by the Faculty Senate

Buzz: People:
Academic Service Learning Patricia Telles-Irvin
By: Colette Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students/Associate Director of By: Patricia Telles-Irvin, Vice President of Student Affairs
the Center for Leadership and Service
Service learning is a method of Over a year ago I had the good
teaching and learning that focuses on fortune to join the University of Florida
critical reflecting thinking and experien- as the Vice President for Student
tial learning that addresses local needs Affairs. I have been impressed with the
and fosters civic responsibility. talent that exists among our faculty,
The University of Florida is an staff and certainly our students.
Colette Taylor active member of Campus Compact, a Patici Telles-Irvin In addition to the talent, the
national coalition of colleges and tremendous amount of spirit within,
universities committed to helping students develop the and commitment and loyalty toward, our institution
values and skills of citizenship through participation in exceeds any I have witnessed. As we advance as a
public and community service. community toward the University's vision, the Division
The Center for Leadership and Service (CS), part of Student Affairs hopes to harness the talent, spirit
The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS), part
of the Division of Student Affairs' Dean of Students and commitment to educate students in becoming
leaders for a global community.
Office, provides a variety of services to assist with leaders for a immunity.
service learning. Each department within the division is positioning
S can help with curriculum design and re- itself to meet this critical mission as our graduates
CLS can help with curriculum design and re-
sources, identification of and placement with enter a world with diminishing boundaries and greater
sources, identification of and placement with
community agencies, and reflection activities to assist exposure to diversity.
students in integrating their experiential education An essential ingredient to our success as a division
with their classroom learning, will be our partnership with the faculty. We seek your
With the assistance of a committee called by involvement with us by supporting our mission to
With the assistance of a committee called by
Faculty Senate Chair, Ki Tanzer, CLS hopes build educate our students outside of the classroom, provid-
Faculty Senate Chair, Kim Tanzer, CLS hopes build
better relations between academic affairs and student ing enriching opportunities to enhance their
affairs, with the goal of providing seamless learning development as leaders committed to serving their
for our students in ways that engage them in service respective global communities. These experiences
to the community. help our students apply and supplement what is
learned in class.
The committee will make recommendations on
standardizing service learning courses on campus and We seek our involvement with us by being aware
see Service Learning, pg. 7 see Telles-Irvin, pg. 7


Interdisciplinarity 2 Faculty Senate News 8

College in Focus 4 Senate Agenda 9

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

Interdisciplinarity: International Center

By: Elizabeth Frazier, Executive Associate Director for UFIC
The University of Florida Interna El Salvador to explore how diversity of culture,
tional Center's mission is "To livelihoods, history, and people can lead to sustained
enhance the educational experience development. Nahulingo is a town of several thou-
and environment of UF's students, sand people that is on top of an extensive Maya and
faculty and staff by promoting a Pipil archaeological site.
global perspective." UFIC works Burns, along with colleagues from the town, from
with all UF colleges and depart- CECADE, a Salvadoran NGO devoted to democracy
Elzabeth Frazier ments to fulfill this mission. building in Central America, and colleagues from
Services provided through UFIC include support Barcelona, Spain have developed a local museum
for study abroad programs, international students, with an interactive computer lab, revitalized the
visiting faculty and scholars, international agree- "Cacao Festival" to support Nahulingo chocolate
ments and the hiring of foreign nationals. UFIC also production, and begun archaeological exploration of
offers workshops in all the above areas and con- the pre-hispanic culture of Nahulingo.
stantly looks for ways to better support and One of the goals of the project is to create knowl-
encourage departments in their efforts to internation- edge by bringing students from UF, El Salvador, and
alize the campus and the curriculum. Spain together to work with the community on local
UF is recognized nationally for its internationaliza- development projects.
tion efforts. The Institute of International Education Burns' photography of one of the last artisan choco-
(IIE) 2005 Open Doors Report ranked UF 11th late producers in the town was featured in the Florida
among Doctoral/Research Institutions in sending Museum of Natural History's Chocolate exhibit last
students abroad, 7th in the number of scholars year.
hosted and 18th in the number of international
st d Allan Burns is the Associate Dean for Faculty
students. Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
UFIC also runs the Transnational and Global
Studies Center and is a founding member of the
Florida Network for Global Studies. To help encour- By: John Kaplan, Professor, Department of Journalism
age all faculty to become engaged internationally, -- During this past year, Professor
UFIC provides faculty research and curriculum Kaplan's visual communications
awards and supports speakers on international research on indigenous cultures in
issues. Please contact the Center with any questions danger of extinction expanded to
or ideas on how UF can further enhance its strong document the plight of Hill Tribe
and active global presence. www.ufic.ufl.edu I peoples of Northern Thailand.
By: Allan Burns, Professor, Department of Anthropology Kaplan seeks document the tradi-
John Kaplan tions of indigenous cultures that are
What makes for a town's success rapidly fading throughout the world.
in Mesoamerica? How can a small As a documentary photographer, his goal to document
town survive and flourish in the such traditions before they disappear. Thanks to help
face of globalization, immigration, from the Transnational and Global Studies Center,
poverty, and gang violence? headquartered at the International Center, the Vanish-
Allan Burns has been working in ing Heritage project may expand in the future to
the small town of Nahulingo, document of the plight of minority groups in Laos.
ns Previous fieldwork took Kaplan to China and Bolivia.

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Recent publications based on the project include By: Aida Hozic, Assistant Professor, Department of Political
China's largest photography magazine, Photo World, Science
and magazines in the United Kingdom, and Denmark. Aida Hozic received a research
He was invited to give a solo lecture on his fieldwork grant from the Transnational and
at the National Press Club in Washington and, in Global Studies Center, which is the
November, addressed the China International Photog- newest Title VI Center on the UF
raphy Festival held in Lishui, and the International campus.
Documentary Photography Awards Seminar in Seoul,
Korea. Professor Hozic's research focuses
Aida Ho In 2004, Vanishing Heritage was exhibited as part of informal trade networks and security,
Kaplan's solo retrospective exhibition in Lima, Peru at particularly in the Balkans.
the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano. Works
Last year, with the help of the TGSC grant, professor
from the project had previously been exhibited in Last with the help of the TGSC grant, professor
nine countries. Hozic organized a graduate seminar on illicit trade
and security. She also organized a concurrent lecture
Each year, Kaplan works with the UFIC to lead the series which brought a number of well-known schol-
Florida Flylns international journalism program for ars from the United States, Europe and Middle East to
photojournalists and reporters. Since 2000, Professor campus. The lectures explored issues such as suitcase
Kaplan's program has taken graduate and under- trade between Turkey and Russia, control and institu-
graduate students to Costa Rica, Belize, Brazil, Peru tionalization of borders in the late Ottoman Empire,
and Nicaragua. The program's online magazine may the relationship between flags of convenience and
be viewed at www.internationaljournalism.com international shipping standards and links between
Kaplan was awarded the 2005-2006 University of the African diamond trade and international terrorism
Florida International Educator of the Year for Senior and drug trade between the US and Mexico in the
Faculty. He was named a Research Foundation Profes- post 9/11 world.
sor for 2005-2007. He is a former Pulitzer Prize winner In the summer of 2005, professor Hozic spent
and winner of the Overseas Press Club Award for several weeks conducting field work in Istanbul,
Feature Photography. Turkey, as part of her on-going collaboration with
John Kaplan is an affiliate faculty member of the Turkish scholars at the Bogazici University in Istanbul.
Center for Latin American Studies and of the School of In the spring of 2006, she will organize a conference
Natural Resources and Environment. with colleague Samuel Barkin, Associate Professor in
the Department of Political Science. The conference is
entitled In the Interstices of Sovereignty: States and
Illicit Trade in World Economy and will be held in
Budapest, Hungary. The conference will be co-spon-
sored by the grant she and Professor Barkin received
from the International Studies Association and is
expected to result in an edited volume. On research
leave from her department at UF in the spring semes-
ter of 2006, Professor Hozic will be conducting field
work in the Balkans but has also been invited to
teach a graduate seminar related to informal trade and
sovereignty at the Central European University in
Aida Hozic is an Assistant Professor in the
department of Political Science.


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College in Focus: Veterinary Medicine

College at a Glance Significant National Rankings
The following information is provided to increase our mutual Veterinary Schools Graduate:
understanding of each other's disciplines at the University of Overall: 9 AAU: 5
Florida. It is not intended to suggest a hierarchy among our
colleges, but rather to reflect the intellectual and organizational Number of Comparable Programs nationally:
diversity each college lends to the University. *28 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine nationwide
Total number of faculty (Fall 2003)
SThe College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at the
Full-time: 93
Part-Time: 8 University of Florida, the state's only veterinary college,
r a t i t r t e offers comprehensive service to the public through a
Number of faculty in tenure or tenure earning
positions (Fall 2 ) four-fold mission teaching, research, extension, and
positions (Fall 2004)
STenure: patient care. Following graduation of its first class in
Tenure: 55
STenure t : 13 1980, the college has built on the university's
Tenure track: 13
ST r t k 1 reputation for excellence.
Percentage of faculty in tenure or tenure track
positions Outstanding academic programs, coupled with
67.7 percent exciting new facilities, distinguish today's environment
Number of degrees granted (2003-2004) at the UF veterinary college an environment that
Bachelor: 0 continues to change and thrive in response to patient
Master: 29 and student needs. The College of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate: 9 is dedicated to advancing animal, human and
Professional: 75 environmental health. In support of its mission, the
Student credit hours generated annually (2003- College commits:
2004) To educate veterinarians for the specific needs of
Lower: 0
SUpper: 117 Florida and the nation.
Grad : 841 To transfer information between the College of
Grad II: 396 Veterinary Medicine and Florida's animal industries
and owners.
Total student credit hours fundablee units) and owners.
Total SCH majors: 13,498 To prepare students for "lifelong" learning using
*Total SCH majors: 13,498
-Total SCH non majors: 288 computer as well as traditional information systems.
Enrollment (Fall 2004) To promote excellence in graduate education.
SUndergraduate: 0 To perform research on animal diseases in order
Undergraduate: 0
Graduate: 110 to provide wholesome food for our nation and
Professional: 327 developing countries.
SNon Degree: 52 To develop biomedical research technology and
Non Degree: 52
Post Bac: 23 knowledge that benefits animals, humans and the
Student/Teacher ratio environment.
Graduate: 6.3 To identify programmatic strengths and develop
Funded research expenditures nationally recognized areas of emphasis leading to
Funded research expenditures
national and international collaborative research and
Sponsored Research: $8,778,325
SUF Research Foundation: $225,628 teaching programs with other institutions and
UF Research Foundation: $225,628 ogitn
Returned Overhead: $658,287 organizations.
C e dt d g te lt To provide a Veterinary Medical Center for
College development during the last year
Gifts: $3,376,611 training veterinary students, interns, residents, and
Pledges: $2,736,414 graduate students, for educating practitioners, and for
serving as a referral center for practitioners and clients.


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College Narrative Laudamus

By: Dr. Tom Vickroy and Dr. Ellis Greiner, Faculty Senators There have been so many wonderful achieve-
ments, contributions and changes this year at the
Faculty within the College of Veteri- College of Veterinary Medicine. To mention a few, we
nary Medicine possess a dynamic mix broke ground for Deriso Hall, which will house
of clinical and scientific expertise that operations of the Food Animal Reproduction and
are used to study, treat and prevent Medicine Service; we have changed our hospital's
diseases in companion animals, food name from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Animals, free ranging species as well as to the Veterinary Medical Center; Dr. Janet
the human population. The central Yamamoto discovered an unexpected link between
Ellis Greiner missions of the college are to advance the viruses that cause feline and human AIDS; Dr.
human, animal and environmental health, to foster Cynda Crawford co-discovered canine influenza; and
positive interactions between the human and non- Dr. Julie Levy was named Outstanding Woman Veteri-
human animal communities, and to train the next narian of the Year by the Association for Women
generation of veterinarians and scientists who will Veterinarians.
carry out these endeavors in the future. Many individuals at our College displayed great
Through the use of multi-disciplinary and collabora- compassion and generosity in response to the hurri-
tive approaches, our faculty have canes that hit the southeast this year. The Veterinary
helped identify the origins of devastat- Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) was created in
ing diseases and played key roles in the fall when 50 faculty and staff members committed
the development of novel strategies for to assist the State Veterinarian's Office during disasters
the treatment and prevention of dis- and disease outbreaks by forming the VETS emer-
eases that afflict humans and agency response team.
non-human animals, or zoonotic dis- A VETS cadre consisting of hospital director John
eases that affect both. Tom Vicroy Haven and Dr. Cynda Crawford deployed during
Saving the life of any animal, Hurricane Wilma to assist affected veterinarians. Dr.
whether it is a beloved pet or a highly-prized race- Dana Zimmel assisted LSU during Katrina, and Dr.
horse, provides unique satisfaction for our dedicated Roger Clemmons was activated by the Public Health
clinicians. At the same time, research discoveries by Service during Katrina and Rita. Dr. Julie Levy coordi-
our faculty continue to advance basic biomedical nated a team here at the college that received and
knowledge in numerous disciplines. Our talented treated Katrina animals. In addition, the UF CVM
faculty recognize the significant benefits of a team community raised more than $4,000 for the Associa-
approach and collaborate extensively with scientists in tion of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Disaster
other colleges throughout the University of Florida as Fund, which will be used to provide grants to mem-
well as other institutions around the world. ber institutions for unbudgeted, non-reimbursed
expenses incurred in disaster relief activities.
Dr. Tom Vickroy is a Professor in the department of .
Dr Tom Vickroy is a Professor in the department of We are so appreciative of the many other individu-
Physiological Sciences and Dr. Ellis Greiner is a
SS a s G i als that volunteered and gave of their resources and
Professor in the department of Pathobiology. time to help the people and animals affected by these


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Dr. Mary Brown studies mycoplasmas Dr. Maureen Long, a large animal
and the role they play in respiratory and clinician, has positioned UF as a leader
reproductive diseases in reptiles, cattle in West Nile Virus research in horses.
and people. Her research has included studies on
the epidemiology and containment of
the disease.

Dr. Ayalew Mergia is working on
Dr. Paul Davenport studies brain the use of foamy virus as a delivery
mechanisms of respiratory symptom vehicle (vector) for gene therapy. His
sensation. He developed a brain ultimate goal is to devise a form of
measure that identifies asthmatics with gene therapy for HIV patients. He
decreased ability to sense their believes the foamy virus may be the
breathing difficulties, indicating they ideal model for delivery gene therapy
should be closely monitored to prevent because it does not cause disease.
asthma attacks.
Dr. Steve Roberts, Director of UF's
Dr. Nancy Denslow is developing biomarkers at Center of Environmental and Human
both the nucleic acid and protein levels that relate to Toxicology, assumes a key role in
exposure of fish to environmental contaminants. Her shaping environmental policy. The
markers are used to help assess habitat quality Center is involved with the evaluation
of the major environmentally
Dr. Steve Giguerre, a large animal contaminated sites throughout the state
specialist investigates foal susceptibility of Florida.
for Rhodococcus equi, the leading
a uso po ie ad Dr. Scott Terrell, a veterinary pathologist, has
cause of respiratory illness and death
worked on exotic animals in the Pacific islands and in
of foals in the United States.
Africa. He works closely with faculty at the college to
understand the pathology of diseases of exotic
animals in captivity and free-ranging.

Dr. Elliott Jacobson, a wildlife and Dr. Tom Wronski has established an animal model
zoological medicine veterinarian,
zoological medicine veterinarian, using ovariectomized rats for evaluation of
specializes in diseases of reptiles osteoporosis treatments for people. His animal
osteoporosis treatments for people. His animal
including tumor formation in marine
inc g t r f n in m e model has allowed evaluation of prospective
turtles and viral diseases of snakes. He
treatments of osteoporosis.
is developing molecular diagnostic tests
\ to detect viruses significant to snakes. Dr. Janet Yamamoto believes
similarities between feline
Dr. Julie Levy is addressing the feral immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and the
cat population problem through devel- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
opment of contraceptive vaccines and could yield advances in efforts to
other approaches. She was the Asso- develop an HIV vaccine. She has
ciation of Women Veterinarians' developed vaccines for FIV and feels
Woman Veterinarian of the Year. these might benefit the control of


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Multicultural Programs and Diversity, Leadership
and Service Center, and Disability Services), Counsel-
ing Center, Career Resource Center, the J. Wayne Reitz
Union (Student Government, Sorority and Fraternity
Affairs and Student Activities), and Recreational
Sports. You can learn more about our programs and
services as well as contact our staff at our web site:
I look forward to our future work together.
Patricia Telles-Irvin is the Vice President of Student
Drs. William Castleman, Cynda Crawford, Paul Affairs.
Gibbs, and Richard Hill (not pictured) recently co-
authored a paper in Science with colleagues at Cornell
University and the CDC. This study reported the
discovery of canine influenza in racing greyhounds
and the spread of the disease into the pet dog popu-

Service Learning, from pg. I
enhancing the integration between students' service
and their classroom learning.
With the support of Dr. Bernie Machen, who served
as chairman of the board of Campus Compact in
2002, UF hopes to increase students' involvement in
service-learning course and/or co-curricular commu-
nity service experience during their career at the
University of Florida to give students an unparalleled
educational experience.
Colette Taylor is a leadership development lecturer in
the department of Family, Youth and Community
Sciences; the department of Agricultural Education
and Communication; and the department of
Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundation.
Telles-Irvin, from pg. 1
of the support services available to students who
are struggling to reach their dream. And finally, we
seek your involvement and partnership in conveying
the importance of ethics in all they do.
The Division of Student Affairs is also positioned to
assist you in your endeavors, as you impact the lives
of our students. As a reminder, Student Affairs is made
up of seven departments: Housing and Residence
Education, Student Financial Affairs, Dean of Students
Office, (Judicial Affairs, Preview, First Year Florida,


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Faculty Senate News: 12.15.05 Meeting Outcomes

Chair's Report Presidents's Report
Professor Tanzer updated the senate on Policy Dr. Machen reported that he met with the Board
Council issues of interest. The Budget Council is of Trustees and state representatives to review budget
researching merit pay plans. Each unit should have priorities for the upcoming year.
accessible merit pay plans available. The Academic The priorities are to:
Policy Council is considering revisiting the minus
grades issue and is reviewing the student honor code Have a statute written to allow the University set in
to verify that adequate faculty input was included in and out of state tuition for graduate and professional
the changes. Contact Joan Frosch if you would like to programs
be involved. The Welfare Council is looking at tenure Increase the amount available for state buildings
practices by college and Kyle Cavanaugh's office is
Have state funded salary increases for faculty and
engaging in disucssions and exploration of potential staff
interests in creating a Dispute Resolutions Office to
handle grievances. The Infrastructure Council is Full implementation of the physician upper limit
reviewing the possibility of some proceeds of the payment program
Library Starbucks going to the library. They are also Continue the state matching donations and match-
looking into transportation issues. ing building funds program
Sandra Chance and Barbara Wingo are re-
Acquire funds to provide health insurance for
searching the legality of establishing an electronic graduate students and post doctoral students on
voting policy before a committee to research the appointments
subject is created.
Dr. Machen also discussed the Florida opportu-
The call for nominations for committees will
The call i for committees wil cities scholarship fund which will assist families who
begin on January 20th. (The Friday following the need tuition assistance but do not qualify for federal
January 19th Senate meeting.) Self nominations are financial aid.
encouraged. Please have the approval of the intended
nominee before nominating a colleague. Also, verify
the nominee meets any established criteria for com-
mittee membership. Action Items:
The first 2006 Spring Faculty Development None
Series will take place on January 11. The subjects are:
the importance and benefits of diversity, "Women in
Leadership and Administration," and "Empowering
First Generation College Students." All sessions will be
held in room 282 of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
Professor Tanzer reported that she is working
with Joe Goldberg, Student Government President,
and Jess Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Vice
President for Student Affairs, to create a Faculty/
Student summit in the spring. Professor Tanzer pre-
sented the grade distribution chart, faculty productivity
data, and tuition data.

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Faculty Senate News:
Senate Agenda
January 19, 2006 3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Approval of December 15, 2005 minutes................... ... ............. Kim Tanzer, Chair
Chair's Report.............................................Kim Tanzer, Chair
Provost's Report ............ ..........................................................Janie Fouke, Provost
Information Items:
Human Resources Update....................Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice Presidentfor Human Resources
1 UF and Indirect Costs for Research...................Rick Yost, Senate Research Council Chair

Action Items:
Curriculum Changes..........................Sheila Dickison, Chair University Curriculum Committee
Academic Calendars 2007-2008 through 2010-2011
BA option to existing BS degree in Astronomy College of LiberalArts and Sciences

Constitution Committee items........................Chris Snodgrass, Chair Constitution Committee
ii. Faculty Senate Chair Elect Voting Procedures
iii. Policy Council Membership Language
a. Article V
b. Article V Section 3
iv. Sustainability Committee
v. Academic Freedom, Tenure, Professional Relations and Standards Committee
a. Article III Section 6
b. Bylaw 7

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


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