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Title: UF Faculty Senate Newsletter. Issue 3. February, 2005.
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Table of Contents
    Chair's report
        Page 1
    January Faculty Senate meeting resolutions
        Page 1
    Action items for February Faculty Senate meeting
        Page 2
    Information items for February Senate meeting
        Page 3
    Faculty Senate Election Procedures
        Page 3
    Laudamus: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Calendar of events
        Page 7
        Page 8
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UF Faculty Senate Newsletter
February, 2005 Issue # 3


Chair's Report
P. Raniond
Fellow Senators,
The Faculty Senate is assuming its rightful
place in the governance of our University. We
have seen two successful examples of shared
faculty governance. The first, revising the tenure
process: initiated by a Faculty Committee (thank
you James et al), which with input from the
administration resulted in comprehensive
recommendations. The second, bringing the
grievance procedures in line with due process,
followed the same path (thank you Jim et al).
You will be asked to vote on the necessary
constitutional changes at this month's Senate
meeting.

Faculty Senates at great universities are
much more than rule-making and curriculum-
setting organisms. They engage the
administration in strategic and intellectual
discussions. These are necessary for the long
journey to "Top Ten" status. In that regard, two
issues of immediate interest:

Provost Selection
A Search Committee of Faculty and
Administrators is about to recommend three
names to the President. I expect that during their
Campus visit these individuals will want to
share their vision with the Faculty, and I urge
you to participate in these discussions.

Strategic Plan
President Machen has requested the Deans to
engage their faculty in producing written
recommendations which articulate their
academic priorities. These have been received,
and a new Strategic Plan is now being
formulated; it will serve as a road map to "Top
Ten" status. Faculty input is of course essential
to its success.


I was struck by the paucity of Academic
events during Homecoming. Should the
Academic units organize tours and displays
showing off the most important, i.e. academic,
aspects of our university?

What do you think?

Pierre
January Faculty Senate
Meeting Resolutions

* B.S. In Applied Physiology &
Kinesiology
http://www.senate.ufl.edu/minut agen/20050120minutes.html
University Curriculum Committee
Sheila Dickison, Chair
Approved the name change of the degree
from a Bachelor of Science (Exercise &
Sports Sciences) to Bachelor of Science
(major in Applied Physiology &
Kinesiology)
PASSED


* Committee Recommendations
h ipi\ i\ % senatee fll edu/isui-ltainabilithReport.htli
Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability
Les Thiele, Chair
(1) The University of Florida shall establish
a university-level Office of Sustainability,
effective before or during the 2005-2006
academic year, for facilitating teaching,
research, service, administrative, and
fundraising initiatives in sustainability.
(2) The Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee
shall remain empanelled until fall semester
2005, at which time a permanent joint-
committee on sustainability shall be


Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735











UF Faculty Senate Newsletter
February, 2005 Issue # 3


Chair's Report
P. Raniond
Fellow Senators,
The Faculty Senate is assuming its rightful
place in the governance of our University. We
have seen two successful examples of shared
faculty governance. The first, revising the tenure
process: initiated by a Faculty Committee (thank
you James et al), which with input from the
administration resulted in comprehensive
recommendations. The second, bringing the
grievance procedures in line with due process,
followed the same path (thank you Jim et al).
You will be asked to vote on the necessary
constitutional changes at this month's Senate
meeting.

Faculty Senates at great universities are
much more than rule-making and curriculum-
setting organisms. They engage the
administration in strategic and intellectual
discussions. These are necessary for the long
journey to "Top Ten" status. In that regard, two
issues of immediate interest:

Provost Selection
A Search Committee of Faculty and
Administrators is about to recommend three
names to the President. I expect that during their
Campus visit these individuals will want to
share their vision with the Faculty, and I urge
you to participate in these discussions.

Strategic Plan
President Machen has requested the Deans to
engage their faculty in producing written
recommendations which articulate their
academic priorities. These have been received,
and a new Strategic Plan is now being
formulated; it will serve as a road map to "Top
Ten" status. Faculty input is of course essential
to its success.


I was struck by the paucity of Academic
events during Homecoming. Should the
Academic units organize tours and displays
showing off the most important, i.e. academic,
aspects of our university?

What do you think?

Pierre
January Faculty Senate
Meeting Resolutions

* B.S. In Applied Physiology &
Kinesiology
http://www.senate.ufl.edu/minut agen/20050120minutes.html
University Curriculum Committee
Sheila Dickison, Chair
Approved the name change of the degree
from a Bachelor of Science (Exercise &
Sports Sciences) to Bachelor of Science
(major in Applied Physiology &
Kinesiology)
PASSED


* Committee Recommendations
h ipi\ i\ % senatee fll edu/isui-ltainabilithReport.htli
Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability
Les Thiele, Chair
(1) The University of Florida shall establish
a university-level Office of Sustainability,
effective before or during the 2005-2006
academic year, for facilitating teaching,
research, service, administrative, and
fundraising initiatives in sustainability.
(2) The Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee
shall remain empanelled until fall semester
2005, at which time a permanent joint-
committee on sustainability shall be


Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735






empanelled through amendment to the
University Constitution.
PASSED






Inside you will find....
Agenda Items for February Senate
Page 2
Meeting
Faculty Senate Election Procedures Page 2
Laudamus Page 3
Calendar of Events Page 5


Action Items for
February Senate Meeting

Academic Freedom ,Tenure,
Professional Relations & Standards
Committee
Tim Taylor, Chair
Proposed Constit ges

Curriculum Committee
Sheila Dickison, Chair
* New Degree College of Engineering
BS in Engineering
* New Department C.O.M -
Department of Urology

Constitution Committee
Danaya Wright
* Academic & Professional Assembly
* Determination of Assistant In for
Faculty Position
* Determination of Full-Time
utional







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Information Items for

February Senate Meeting


University Athletic Association
Jeremy Foley, Athletic Director &
Albert Matheny, Chair
Intercollegiate Athletic Committee
Athletic Association & Academic
Programs


Uni ersity Library Facilities
Scott Nygren, Chair
Policy Council on Infrastructure & Support


Faculty Senate Election

Procedures

Deadline Action

December 15 Faculty Senate Chair requests Academic
Affairs to produce a list of eligible faculty
and unit quotas.

January 15 Administrative Officers* identify to
Provost's Office those persons holding
Assistant In/Associate In ranks in their
Academic Units who are not considered
faculty members.


set forth by the respective Academic Unit.
Nominating committees should be
representative of the areas of academic
interest in the unit.

March 1 Nominating committees shall submit lists
of nominees to the Administrative Officers.

In making the nominations, proportionate
representation of academic areas within the
Academic Unit shall be considered.
Nominating committees shall nominate
twice as many nominees as there are Senate
seats to be filled.

March 15 Administrative Officers shall circulate the
list of nominees and summon eligible
faculty to a meeting at which nominations
shall be called from the floor.

April 1 Administrative Officers shall mail ballots to
all eligible faculty members.

April 15 Ballots shall be returned in order to be
counted. Faculty tellers shall count the
votes and provide the results to the
Administrative Officers.

April 20 Administrative Officers shall communicate
the results of the elections to the Faculty
Senate Chair.

* "Administrative Officers" are the heads of the
Academic Units as defined in the University of Florida
Constitution. The Administrative Officers with their
respective Academic Units are: Senior Vice President for
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute for Food
and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS); deans, all colleges
except the College of Agriculture (which is represented
in IFAS); Director, University Libraries; Director, Florida
Museum of Natural History; and a designee of the
Provost for the unit representing all faculty not otherwise
represented in a college or other unit.


February 1 Provost's Office notifies Administrative
Officers of the names of eligible faculty and
the quotas of senators for the Academic
Units.

February 15 Administrative Officers constitute
nominating committees of faculty in their
Academic Units pursuant to the guidelines
Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735












Information Items for

February Senate Meeting


University Athletic Association
Jeremy Foley, Athletic Director &
Albert Matheny, Chair
Intercollegiate Athletic Committee
Athletic Association & Academic
Programs


Uni ersity Library Facilities
Scott Nygren, Chair
Policy Council on Infrastructure & Support


Faculty Senate Election

Procedures

Deadline Action

December 15 Faculty Senate Chair requests Academic
Affairs to produce a list of eligible faculty
and unit quotas.

January 15 Administrative Officers* identify to
Provost's Office those persons holding
Assistant In/Associate In ranks in their
Academic Units who are not considered
faculty members.


set forth by the respective Academic Unit.
Nominating committees should be
representative of the areas of academic
interest in the unit.

March 1 Nominating committees shall submit lists
of nominees to the Administrative Officers.

In making the nominations, proportionate
representation of academic areas within the
Academic Unit shall be considered.
Nominating committees shall nominate
twice as many nominees as there are Senate
seats to be filled.

March 15 Administrative Officers shall circulate the
list of nominees and summon eligible
faculty to a meeting at which nominations
shall be called from the floor.

April 1 Administrative Officers shall mail ballots to
all eligible faculty members.

April 15 Ballots shall be returned in order to be
counted. Faculty tellers shall count the
votes and provide the results to the
Administrative Officers.

April 20 Administrative Officers shall communicate
the results of the elections to the Faculty
Senate Chair.

* "Administrative Officers" are the heads of the
Academic Units as defined in the University of Florida
Constitution. The Administrative Officers with their
respective Academic Units are: Senior Vice President for
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute for Food
and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS); deans, all colleges
except the College of Agriculture (which is represented
in IFAS); Director, University Libraries; Director, Florida
Museum of Natural History; and a designee of the
Provost for the unit representing all faculty not otherwise
represented in a college or other unit.


February 1 Provost's Office notifies Administrative
Officers of the names of eligible faculty and
the quotas of senators for the Academic
Units.

February 15 Administrative Officers constitute
nominating committees of faculty in their
Academic Units pursuant to the guidelines
Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735











Laudamus

INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff in UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences who have been recognized for professional achievements in their statewide teaching,
research and education programs.


SP.K. Nair
Distinguished Professor
Agroforestry

PK Nair has been selected to receive the Scientific Achievement Award from the
International Union of Forest Research Organization. This award recognizes distinguished individual
achievements in the fields of research covered by IUFRO. Nair will receive his award in August 2005
from the International Union of Forest Research Organization at the 12th IUFRO World Congress in
Brisbane, Australia.

Mary Collins
Professor
Soil Science

Mary Collins has been elected as President of the Soil Science Society of America,
becoming the first woman to lead the 5,700-member International Organization. This election is a three-
year commitment.

Elaine Turner
Associate Professor
Food Science & Human Nutrition

Elaine Turner was awarded the National Award for Excellence in College and University
Teaching in the Food Agricultural Sciences during the annual meeting of the National Associate of State
Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Howard Johnson
Graduate Professor
Microbiology & Cell Science

Howard Johnson received an honorary doctoral degree from Ohio State University. Johnson is an
internationally I
recognized immunologist who was the first to show that molecules called interferon are important
regulators
of the immune system.



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PLena Ma
Professor
Soil & Water Science

The US Department of Agriculture recognized Lena Ma with a USDA Honor Award for outstanding
research on phytoremediation. The Honor Awards are the federal agency's highest recognition for
outstanding contributions to agriculture and the consumer. Her research showed that the Chinese Brake
Fern absorbs arsenic from the soil with an amazing efficiency.



Joseph Funderburk
Professor
Entomology


The US Department of Agriculture recognized Joseph Funderblunk with a USDA Honor Award for
outstanding research for on controlling a deadly plant virus. The Honor Awards are the federal agency's
highest recognition for outstanding contributions to agriculture and the consumer




Tim Momol
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology
The US Department of Agriculture recognized Tim Momol with a USDA Honor Award for
outstanding research on controlling a deadly plant virus. The Honor Awards are the federal agency's
highest recognition for outstanding contributions to agriculture and the consumer

Steve Olson
Professor
Horticulture

The US Department of Agriculture recognized Steve Olson with a USDA Honor Award for outstanding
research on controlling a deadly plant virus. The Honor Awards are the federal agency's highest
recognition for outstanding contributions to agriculture and the consumer


Mitch Knutson
Assistant Professor
Food Science & Human Nutrition

Dr. Mitch Knutson won a NIH K01 Mentored Research Science Development award for young
investigators which include a five year grant of $500,000.




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Tames Sterns
Assistant Professor
Food & Resource Economics
Dr. James Stems coached a three member team of undergraduates in his department to the third straight
First Place Team Award in the Academic Quiz Bowl sponsored by the American Association of
Agricultural Economics.

Allen Wysocki
Associate Professor
Food & Resource Economics
Dr. Wysocki was named Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Agricultural Economics.

Mark Hostetler
Assistant Professor
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Dr. Hostetler received an NSF award for Project Butterfly Wings: A winning investigative
network for great science. This is a three year award of $1.11 million.































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CALENDAR OF EVENTS


nunUAR 20I


1
(2-3:30pm)
354 Tigert Hall
Council on
Academic
Infrastructure &
Support


2
(8:30-10:00)
216 Anderson Hall
Ad Hoc
Committee on
Sustainability
(3-4:30)
354 Tigert Hall
Ad Hoc
Compensation
Committee
(3:30-5)
239 Tigert Hall
Council on
Academic
Planning,
Budgeting &
Resource
Allocation


3*
(3-5)
226 Tigert
Hall
Senate
Steering
Committee


4


5


6 7 8 9 10 11 12
(12-2) (12-1)
Emerson Alumni 239 Tigert Hall
Conference Room Council on
Honorary Academic
Degrees, Infrastructure &
Distinguished Support w/
Alumnus & Interim Provost
Awards Glover
Committee

13 14 15 16 17* 18 19
(9:30-10:30) (3-5)
232 Stadium Reitz Union
Lakes, Vegetation A
& Landscaping Audtoum
Q Valentines Faculty Senate
Day Meeting

20 21 22 23 24 25 26


Presidents Day Flag Day

27 28


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