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    Buzz: Healthy Gators 2010
        Page 1
    People: Kyle Cavanaugh
        Page 1
    Interdisciplinarity: UF Genetics Institute
        Page 2
    College in Focus: Business Administration
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        Page 5
    Faculty Senate news: reports
        Page 6
    Faculty Senate news: State agenda
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Buzz:

Healthy Gators 2010
By: Chaundra Gipson and Wendy Fahsholtz, UFStudents
On October 26, 2005 the University of
Florida kicked off Healthy Gators 2010, a
health initiative whose mission is to
promote a campus environment support-
ive of the development and maintenance
of a healthy body, mind and spirit for
faculty, staff and students.
Jill Varnes
More than 1,000 people attended
events at the Reitz Union Colonnade and on the Student
Health Care Center front lawn featuring health screenings,
giveaways and a speech by Mrs. Chris Machen, first lady of
the University of Florida and chair of Healthy Gators
2010.
Machen, the chairperson of Healthy Gators 2010, is
passionate about the initiative's emphasis on prevention.
As a former practicing nurse she has seen the conse-
quences of taking health for granted. "This is a proactive
effort do something now to prevent problems later,"
she said. "Living a long time is only good if we feel good."


U


raising
campus


Healthy Gators 2010 is comprised of
more than 40 UF departments and organi
zations concerned about the health and
well-being of the campus community.


P This multi-year project is focused on
reviewing and developing campus health
policies, assessing the health status and
needs of faculty, staff and students, and
awareness and accessibility of health services on
see Healthy Gators, pg. 5


People:

Kyle Cavanaugh
By: Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Human Resource Services
The last six months have brought
significant change to human resource
practices at the University of Florida. I
am pleased to be leading that change and
facing new challenges at the divisional,
university, and state levels.
In July, I introduced some initial
Kyle Cavanaugh organizational changes to the former
Division of Human Resources-re-
named the Office of Human Resource Services-to better
reflect the comprehensive responsibilities of this area and
its role in the campus community.
In an effort to build an integrated human resource
operation, the Academic Personnel office now reports to
HRS, while tenure and promotion remains under the
purview of the provost. Certain Equal Employment
programs also have been realigned to HRS-specifically,
sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity
investigations, complaints, compliance, and training.
A revamped sexual harassment workshop has been
introduced to campus with more than 400 faculty and
staff participating to date.
Mark Hollis, associate director for University Benefits
and Retirement, was recruited from Phillips Electronics to
provide additional leadership and stability to our benefits
programs. This most recent Open Enrollment was report-
edly enhanced from past years, but we have significant
opportunities for further improvement.
see Cavanaugh, pg. 5


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Faculty Senate News


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Interdisciplinarity














Buzz:

Healthy Gators 2010
By: Chaundra Gipson and Wendy Fahsholtz, UFStudents
On October 26, 2005 the University of
Florida kicked off Healthy Gators 2010, a
health initiative whose mission is to
promote a campus environment support-
ive of the development and maintenance
of a healthy body, mind and spirit for
faculty, staff and students.
Jill Varnes
More than 1,000 people attended
events at the Reitz Union Colonnade and on the Student
Health Care Center front lawn featuring health screenings,
giveaways and a speech by Mrs. Chris Machen, first lady of
the University of Florida and chair of Healthy Gators
2010.
Machen, the chairperson of Healthy Gators 2010, is
passionate about the initiative's emphasis on prevention.
As a former practicing nurse she has seen the conse-
quences of taking health for granted. "This is a proactive
effort do something now to prevent problems later,"
she said. "Living a long time is only good if we feel good."


U


raising
campus


Healthy Gators 2010 is comprised of
more than 40 UF departments and organi
zations concerned about the health and
well-being of the campus community.


P This multi-year project is focused on
reviewing and developing campus health
policies, assessing the health status and
needs of faculty, staff and students, and
awareness and accessibility of health services on
see Healthy Gators, pg. 5


People:

Kyle Cavanaugh
By: Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Human Resource Services
The last six months have brought
significant change to human resource
practices at the University of Florida. I
am pleased to be leading that change and
facing new challenges at the divisional,
university, and state levels.
In July, I introduced some initial
Kyle Cavanaugh organizational changes to the former
Division of Human Resources-re-
named the Office of Human Resource Services-to better
reflect the comprehensive responsibilities of this area and
its role in the campus community.
In an effort to build an integrated human resource
operation, the Academic Personnel office now reports to
HRS, while tenure and promotion remains under the
purview of the provost. Certain Equal Employment
programs also have been realigned to HRS-specifically,
sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity
investigations, complaints, compliance, and training.
A revamped sexual harassment workshop has been
introduced to campus with more than 400 faculty and
staff participating to date.
Mark Hollis, associate director for University Benefits
and Retirement, was recruited from Phillips Electronics to
provide additional leadership and stability to our benefits
programs. This most recent Open Enrollment was report-
edly enhanced from past years, but we have significant
opportunities for further improvement.
see Cavanaugh, pg. 5


CONTENTS


Faculty Senate News


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Interdisciplinarity






A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida


Interdisciplinarity: UF Genetics Institute


By: Kenneth Berns, Director of the UF Genetics Institute

The University of Florida Genetics
Institute is an integrated all-campus
effort to play an important role in genet-
ics research. Currently there are 144
members of the Genetics Institute and
searches are ongoing for additional new
faculty.
Kenneth Berns
The Genetics-Cancer Research facility
is under construction to bring together a large number of
Genetics Institute faculty. We anticipate that the proxim-
ity of people from different disciplines will have a
synergistic effect, which will foster exciting new discover-
ies.
In addition to our new building and faculty recruiting,
the Genetics Institute is in the process of developing a
doctoral program in genetics, which will be universitywide.
There will be a core curriculum that emphasizes the
fundamental concepts of genetics and the use of modem
methods of bioinformatics for the analysis of complex
data sets.
Students will be able to do their thesis research projects
with any of the Genetics Institute members. We anticipate
that the breadth and depth of the faculty will be very
attractive to prospective graduate students. The program
is expected to have the first class enter in the fall of 2006,
just after we occupy our new building.
The goals of the Genetics Institute are to make exciting
new discoveries, to be able to apply those findings to new
technology, and to then transfer that technology to the
market place. Our graduates will provide the cadre who
will make this possible.
Kenneth Berns is a Professor of Molecular Genetics and
Microbiology in the College of Medicine.


By: Connie Mulligan, Associate Director of the Genetics Institute

W As a faculty member in the Depart-
ment of Anthropology as well as
Associate Director of the Genetics
Institute, Connie Mulligan uses molecu-
lar genetic data to reconstruct the
evolutionary history of humans and
human disease.
Connie Mullsan
The completion of the human genome
sequence has heralded a new era of
research that capitalizes on the wealth of genetic data that
have become publicly available.
Mulligan's research program uses new genetic data and
statistical techniques to investigate a wide range of topics,
such as delineation of the migration route taken by mod-
em humans out of Africa, identification of genetic
variants that affect the risk of developing alcohol depen-
dence, and use of ancient DNA to directly link ancestral
and descendant populations. Her research is highly col-
laborative and international.
Next spring, she will travel to Eritrea and Oman to
collect samples for evolutionary research and she will be
accompanied by one of her graduate students who is
developing related thesis research to investigate the
prevalence of infectious diseases in Eritrea.
Dr. Mulligan also takes her research to the classroom,
including a laboratory class where graduate students
sequence their own DNA and a lecture class on the
genetics of human disease in which UF faculty present
their cutting-edge research related to the diagnosis and
treatment of genetic diseases.
Connie gMulgan is an associate professor of Anthropology.


By: Eric Triplett, faculty member of the UF Genetics Institute
Eric Triplett studies the interactions
of bacteria with host plants as well as
microbial diversity in the environment.
With regard to plant studies, he and his
coworkers investigate how certain
bacteria that live within plants provide
growth benefits that can reduce the


anc I nplett


see Genetics, pg. 5


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A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida


College in Focus: Business Administration


College at a Glance
The following information is provided to increase our mutual
understanding of each other's disciplines at the University of
Florida. It is not intended to suggest a hierarchy among our
colleges, but rather to reflect the intellectual and organizational
diversity each college lends to the University.
Total number of faculty (Fall 2003)
Full-time: 97
Part-Time: 0
Number of faculty in tenure or tenure earning
positions (Fall 2004)
Tenure: 69
Tenure track: 21
Percentage of faculty in tenure or tenure track
positions
93 percent
Number of degrees granted (2003-2004)
Bachelor: 1,885
Master: 735
Doctorate: 16
Professional: 0
Student credit hours generated annually (2003-2004)
Lower: 32,426
Upper: 95,780
Grad I: 18,215
Grad II: 1,964
Total student credit hours fundablee units)
*Total SCH majors: 104,038
*Total SCH non majors: 44,223
Enrollment (Fall 2004)
Undergraduate: 5,161
Graduate: 1,399
Professional: 0
NonDegree: 84
PostBacc: 10
Student/Teacher ratio
*Lower: 314.9
*Upper: 107.7
*Graduate: 24.9
Funded research expenditures
Sponsored Research: $2,977,659
UF Research Foundation: $921,918
Returned Overhead: $41,224


College development during the last year
Gifts: $4,641,976
Pledges: $4,817,947
Number of Comparable programs nationally for
selected disciplines:
Business Schools Graduate
US News Rank: 42 Public: 22
Business Schools Undergraduate
US News Rank: 25 Public: 17
Accounting Graduate
US News Rank: 19 Public: 8
Accounting Undergraduate
US News Rank: 11 Public: 7
Finance Graduate
US News Rank: 21 Public: 5
Finance Undergraduate
US News Rank: 15 Public: 10
Management Graduate
US News Rank: 28 Public: 11
Marketing Graduate
US News Rank: 12 Public: 4
Marketing Undergraduate
US News Rank: 9 Public: 7
*Real Estate Undergraduate
US News Rank: 8 Public: 6
Significant National Rankings
*2005 The Wall Street Journal Recruiters' Top
Business Schools
27 Among Regional Schools
*2005 Which MBA? (The Economist)
80 Overall Worldwide
30 Overall within the US
5 Overall in Faculty Quality
*2005 Financial Times EMBA Rankings
UF Overall Worldwide 50 (69 in 2004)
US Overall 29; Publics 9
*Research Ranking
Worldwide 21
US Overall 16; Publics 6
*PhD Ranking
Worldwide 21
US Overall 10; Publics 4
*Salary Increase Ranking
Worldwide 29
US Overall 10; Publics 2


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Fellows in major societies or equivalent honors
Joseph Alba: Fellow, Society for Consumer
Psychology; Fellow American Psychological Association
Timothy Judge: Fellow, American Psychological
Association; Society for industrial and Organizational
Psychology
David Ling: Fellow and faculty member of the
Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate;
Fellow, Real Estate Research Institute; Fellow, Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Richard Lutz: Fellow, Society for Consumer
Psychology; American Psychological Association
Virginia Maurer: Fellow, Society for Advanced
Legal Studies (UK)
Alan Swayer: Fellow, American Marketing
Association Doctoral Consortium
Henry Tosi: Fellow, Academy of Management


College Narrative

By: Andy Naranjo, Faculty Senator

The Warrington College of Business
Administration is one of the world's top
business programs, recognized for
excellence by various news and aca-
demic sources including US. NeIws &
World Report, Wall Street Journal, Financial
Times, and The Economist.


Andy Narano The faculty at Warrington educates
future business leaders by promoting
mastery of functional areas, developing interpersonal
and total management skills, using teamwork, providing
opportunities for development of leadership, and foster-
ing the habits that constitute life long learning and a
solid work ethic. A major endowment from graduate
Alfred Warrington IV (BSBA '58) in 1996 prompted the
renaming of the College in his honor.
Warrington offers three undergraduate degrees, seven
specialized master's degrees, a doctoral degree, and
numerous exchange programs with foreign universities.
Since 1927, the College has awarded more than 40,000
degrees. Degree programs offered by Warrington are
accredited by the highest authority in business education:
AACSB International The Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business.


The College has 13 research and education centers,
including the Center for International Business Education
and Research that reaches across the University of
Florida. UF CIBER is in fact the concerted effort of
faculty from 9 colleges, 18 departments, and 8 centers at
UF Warrington graduates choose careers that span the
gamut of professional and business opportunities, from
large multinational corporations to small businesses.
The College's doctoral student placements include
faculty positions at the University of Chicago, the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, Michigan, Duke,
Carnegie Mellon, and New York University, among many
other faculty placements.
In addition to high program rankings and student
placements, student business clubs have also earned
acclaim. Since its formation in 2000, UF's SIFE team has
consistently ranked among the top in the nation, garnering
three national championships in case competitions, 5
times placing a member in the top 3 finalists for "SIFE
Student of the Year," and ranking in the top 15 in the
world in 13 special competitions.
Other notable WCBA achievements include:
Since 2000, 45 faculty received national/international
awards for excellence in teaching and research.
Also among the faculty are the current editor of the
Journal of Accountig literature, Journal of Public Policy &
Marketing, Marketing Science, Journal of Money, Credit, and
Banking, Real Estate Economics, Southern Economic Journal,
and past editors of the Journal of Consumer Research,
Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting, Decision
Sciences, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of the
American Taxation Association, and Journal of Marketing
Research.
Faculty leadership roles include past Chairs of
AACSB International and the American Marketing Asso-
ciation; past Presidents of the Academy of Legal Studies
in Business, Association for Consumer Research (2),
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association,
American Taxation Association and Financial Manage-
ment Association; as well as current and past President of
the American Accounting Association.
Andy Naranjo is a Professor in the Department of Finance.


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Laudamus

Five members of UF's marketing faculty were recipi-
ents of the American Marketing Association's 2005 Louis
Stern Award: Joe Alba (UF Distinguished Professor), Bart
Weitz (C Penney Eminent Scholar), Chris Janiszewski
(Jack Faricy Professor), Rich Lutz (C Penny Professor),
and Alan Sawyer (C Penny Professor). Their prize-
winning article, "Interactive Home Shopping: Consumer,
Retailer, and Manufacturer Incentives to Participate in
Electronic Marketplaces," was published in the Journal of
Marketing.















Professor Harold Benson was granted
the 2004 George Cantor Award, the
highest form of recognition from the
International Society on Multiple Criteria
Decision Making.




Associate Professor Jason A. Colquitt
was granted the 2004 Ernest J.
McCormick Award for Distinguished Early
Career Contributions Award from the
Society of Industrial and Organizational
Psychologists.


Professor Larry DiMatteo, Huber
Hurst Professor of Contract Law and Legal
Studies at the Warrington College of
Business, is the first winner of the 2005
Ray August Master Teacher of Interna-
tional Business Law Award sponsored by
the Academic of Legal Studies.


Healthy Gators, frompg. 1
The coalition has recently created a "one-stop" Web site
showcasing all health-related organizations and services on
campus at www.healthygators.hhp.ufl.edu. The coalition is
always looking for new members. If interested contact,
Dr. Jill Varnes, Vice Chair, at jvarnes@hhp.ufl.edu.
Chaundra Gipson and Wendy Fahsholtz are student coalition
members of Healthy Gators 2010.


Cavanaugh, frompg. 1
During the next six months, HRS will be working on a
number of new initiatives including streamlining data-
entry into PeopleSoft, expanding the myUFL systems
training programs, continuing to pursue domestic partner
benefits, enhancing graduate student health insurance,
implementing a new applicant tracking system, and regu-
larly assessing our policies and services.
This is an exciting time to be at the University of
Florida, and we look forward to continuing to serve our
outstanding faculty.
Kyle Cavanaugh is the Vice President for Human Resource
Services.
Genetics, frompg. 2
application of nitrogen fertilizer agriculture.
High throughput technologies provided by UF's ICBR
have been instrumental in this work. Several beneficial
bacteria have been isolated and the genomes of two of
these bacteria are now being sequenced. How these
bacteria avoid plant defenses in order to enter plants is
being studied using proteomics and model plant systems.
The vast majority of microorganisms in the environ-
ment have never been cultured. Dr. Triplett and
coworkers develop new approaches to assess the vast
diversity of microbial like in soil and aquatic ecosystems.
Organisms previously unknown to science are being
cultured and new genetic approaches are being developed
to understand the roles of uncultured microbes.
Dr. Triplett is a member of the UF Genetics Institute,
an organization that provides the infrastructure and the
intellectual synergy that makes much of this work pos-
sible.
Eric Triplett is Professor and Chair of the Microbiology and Cell
Science Department, IFAS.


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Faculty Senate News:
Reports:

Chair's Report
Professor Tanzer reported that the Faculty Senate
office renovations are now complete. There will be a
nomination period for new members to Senate, Joint and
Presidential Committees later this week. Professor Tanzer
described Sustainability Day on October 26, 2005. UF is
the first campus to receive an Audubon Sanctuary certifi-
cation. The sustainability committee has arranged to
participate in a nationwide Web cast and will award Dr.
Machen with the Audubon certification during the day
long series of events.
Cammy Abernathy, Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs in the College of Engineering, met with Professor
Tanzer to discuss the ABC nuclear reactor story. There is
no threat to U.E If senators have questions they may
forward them to Professor Tanzer or ask during the ques-
tion period at the end of the meeting.
The shared governance task force is meeting regularly
and working towards building common practices. John
Leavey, Chair of the English Department, and Pramod
Krargonekar, Dean of the College of Engineering, are the
co-chairs for the Humanities working group.

Provost's Report
Dr. Fouke reported on the ongoing searches for new
deans in HHP and DCP. The search for a new dean of the
College of Fine Arts will begin in the Spring after a report
from the cultural plaza committee in December. To aid the
search for a new admissions director the University hired a
company with experience looking for admissions directors.
The PeopleSoft working group is still working towards
finding solutions regarding PeopleSoft issue. Faculty
members had a lot of questions following the budget
meeting.
The Dean's meeting in December will focus on the
Budget. Dr. Fouke asked for volunteers to serve on a
committee to evaluate endowed chair policies at peer
institutions. Currently, UF does not have an endowed chair
policy. This committee will work to create an institution
wide policy for handling endowed chairs.


10.20.05 Meeting Outcomes
Action Items:

Sheila Dickison, Chair Curriculum Committee, pre-
sented the following items for approval:
New Degrees
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
College of Nursing
The motion was approved
Name Changes
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
Frnm Dpenrtment nf PAthnhinloCv


College of Veterinay Medicine
The motion was approved
Department of Educational Administration and
Policy from Department of Educational Leadership, Policy
and Foundations College of Education
The motion was approved
M.S. major in Real Estate from M.S. major in
Business Administration, concentration in Real Estate and
Urban Analysis College of Business
The motion was approved
New Department
Department of Community Dentistry and Behav-
ioral Science College of Dentistry


The motion was approved
New Major
Migration of Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
to a major from Interdisciplinary studies specialization,
IDS: Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The motion was approved
Changes to General Education Requirements
Andy McCollough, Chair General Education Council,
presented the following items for approval.
International/Diversity focus and Minimum Grade
Requirement for General Education Courses


The motions were approved


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A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida


Faculty Senate News:
Senate Agenda
November 17, 2005 3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Agenda:
Approval of October 20, 2005 minutes.................................................................... Kim Tanzer, Chair
Reports:
Chair's Report.......................................... ........................................................ Kim Tanzer, Chair
President's Report......................................................................................Bernie M achen, President
Information Items:
*Faculty Challenge..................................................Paul Robell, VP, Development and Alumni Affairs
*Proposed Constitution Changes Follow up................Chris Snodgrass, Chair Constitution Committee


Action Items:
*Honorary Degrees.....................................................Barry Ache, Chair Honorary Degrees Committee
*Curriculum Changes.......................................................Ken Gerhardt, Interim Dean Graduate School
New Degrees
*Move International Business concentration to a major under the Master of Arts degree
College ofBusiness
*PhD Degree with a major in Genetics.......Multi-college department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


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


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