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Table of Contents
    Chair's report
        Page 1
    Policy councils
        Page 1
    February Faculty Senate meeting resolutions
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Suicide prevention day
        Page 6
    Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars
        Page 7
    Laudamus: College of Medicine
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
    March 2005: Calendar of events
        Page 11
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UF Faculty Senate Newsletter ;


March, 2005
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Issue #


Chair's Report
P. Ramond
Fellow Senators,
I continue to appreciate just how good a University
we are as I see more of my colleagues get involved
in the Faculty Senate. Their increased participation
is bound to impact positively on the soon to be held
Senate elections. The effectiveness of the Faculty
Senate depends on the quality of those dedicated to
Shared Governance.

A court sub-panel has ruled (2-1) that the collective
bargaining units at UWF and FSU under the Board
of Regents are still in place. These two universities
have asked for an opinion from the whole court,
("en banc", as they say). Their ruling will affect UF
as well. Hopefully we will know more by next
month's Newsletter. In any event, this underscores
the importance of the Faculty Senate as an
independent body, representative of the Faculty,
not of Union, nor Administration. As Nobel
Laureate I. Rabi described the Faculty to then
Columbia University President Dwight D.
Eisenhower, "Sir, We are the University".

The search for a Provost, Part Deux, is proceeding
and Faculty are encouraged to nominate their
favorites to the Committee and to the Search Firm.
For details, follow the link on the Faculty Senate
webpage.

Finally, March Madness in Tallahassee:
The Governor's Higher Education budget contains
no raise for Faculty. We look forward to a repeat of
last year's Faculty raise package. Any less would be
a serious setback for shared governance and UF's
credibility as a top ten contender. Where will the
funds come from? Good Luck President Machen!

And now for something completely different! There
is a bill (#837) in the Florida Legislature that is
trying to legislate what we can and cannot teach in
the Classroom. A revealing excerpt: "Students have a
right to expect that their academic freedom and the


quality of their education will not be infringed upon by
instructors who persistently introduce controversial
matter into the classroom or coursework that has no
relation to the subject of study and serves no legitimate
pedagogical purpose." You can read the whole bill at
http://studentsforacademicfreedom.org/actions(b
oxattop) / Floridapage /Floridahousebill837.htm

Pierre

Policy Councils

Policy Counc il on Academic Freedom,
Faculty Quality & Faculty Welfare
Mike Katovich, Chair

Policy Council on Academic
Infrastructure & Support
Scott Nygren, Chair
The Policy Council on Academic Infrastructure &
Support has two more meetings scheduled this
year, both at 1:00-2:30pm on Fridays. On March
25th, Faith Meakin will make a presentation on the
Health Science Center Library, and on April 22nd
the Council will evaluate the year's survey of
support areas for future planning and
recommendations.
Thanks,
&6W;Q


Policy Council on Academic Planning,
Budgeting & Resource Allocation
Frank Bova, Chair

Policy Council on Academic Poliiy,
Curriculum & Structure
Jack Mecholsky, Chair


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UF Faculty Senate Newsletter ;


March, 2005
4


Issue #


Chair's Report
P. Ramond
Fellow Senators,
I continue to appreciate just how good a University
we are as I see more of my colleagues get involved
in the Faculty Senate. Their increased participation
is bound to impact positively on the soon to be held
Senate elections. The effectiveness of the Faculty
Senate depends on the quality of those dedicated to
Shared Governance.

A court sub-panel has ruled (2-1) that the collective
bargaining units at UWF and FSU under the Board
of Regents are still in place. These two universities
have asked for an opinion from the whole court,
("en banc", as they say). Their ruling will affect UF
as well. Hopefully we will know more by next
month's Newsletter. In any event, this underscores
the importance of the Faculty Senate as an
independent body, representative of the Faculty,
not of Union, nor Administration. As Nobel
Laureate I. Rabi described the Faculty to then
Columbia University President Dwight D.
Eisenhower, "Sir, We are the University".

The search for a Provost, Part Deux, is proceeding
and Faculty are encouraged to nominate their
favorites to the Committee and to the Search Firm.
For details, follow the link on the Faculty Senate
webpage.

Finally, March Madness in Tallahassee:
The Governor's Higher Education budget contains
no raise for Faculty. We look forward to a repeat of
last year's Faculty raise package. Any less would be
a serious setback for shared governance and UF's
credibility as a top ten contender. Where will the
funds come from? Good Luck President Machen!

And now for something completely different! There
is a bill (#837) in the Florida Legislature that is
trying to legislate what we can and cannot teach in
the Classroom. A revealing excerpt: "Students have a
right to expect that their academic freedom and the


quality of their education will not be infringed upon by
instructors who persistently introduce controversial
matter into the classroom or coursework that has no
relation to the subject of study and serves no legitimate
pedagogical purpose." You can read the whole bill at
http://studentsforacademicfreedom.org/actions(b
oxattop) / Floridapage /Floridahousebill837.htm

Pierre

Policy Councils

Policy Counc il on Academic Freedom,
Faculty Quality & Faculty Welfare
Mike Katovich, Chair

Policy Council on Academic
Infrastructure & Support
Scott Nygren, Chair
The Policy Council on Academic Infrastructure &
Support has two more meetings scheduled this
year, both at 1:00-2:30pm on Fridays. On March
25th, Faith Meakin will make a presentation on the
Health Science Center Library, and on April 22nd
the Council will evaluate the year's survey of
support areas for future planning and
recommendations.
Thanks,
&6W;Q


Policy Council on Academic Planning,
Budgeting & Resource Allocation
Frank Bova, Chair

Policy Council on Academic Poliiy,
Curriculum & Structure
Jack Mecholsky, Chair


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Policy Council on Academic Research &
Scholarship
Saeed Khan, Chair


Inside you will find....
February Faculty Senate Meeting Page 2-3
Resolutions
Important Topics Page 4
March Senate Meeting Agenda Items Page 5
Faculty Senate Election Procedures Page 5
Laudamus Page 6
March Calendar of Events Page 7


February Faculty Senate
Meeting Resolutions


SConstitutional Changes
Tim Taylor, Chair
Academic Freedom, Tenure,
Professional Standards & Relations
Committee
) The number of faculty required for a full
AFTPRS panel hearing should be reduced
from the current number of five (5) to three
(3).
PASSED
( Upon the request of the Petitioner or
Committee the University shall supply the
Petitioner and Committee all relevant
information pertinent to the petition
PASSED
( No faculty member shall have tenure
removed, be dismissed, or suspended
without pay and benefits until the
University administrative process has been
exhausted.
PASSED
) Within 25 days of receipt of both the record
and report, or as soon thereafter as
possible, the President shall: 1) adopt the
conclusions of law and recommendations
in the panel's report and implement as
deemed appropriate; or 2) modify the
conclusions of law and recommendations
in the Hearing Panel's report and
implement as deemed appropriate; or 3)
reject the report in its entirety. In taking
action the President may not rely on ex-
parte communications and may not reject or
modify findings of fact if they are
supported by competent substantial
evidence in the record. If the report is
modified or rejected, the president shall
furnish the parties specific reasons
therefore. The decision by the President
will be provided in writing to the parties.
The President will meet with the Hearing
Panel to discuss the decision.
PASSED


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New Degree
College of Engineering Bachelor's in
Computer Science
Sheila Dickison, Chair
University Curriculum Committee
PASSED


Meeting Resolutions
(continued)


New Department
College of Medicine Department of
Urology
Sheila Dickison, Chair
University Curriculum Committee
PASSED

Proposed Constitutional Language
Chris Snodgrass, Chair
University Constitution Committee
( Academic & Professional Assembly
Proposed Amendment to Article II, Section
5
The Academic and Professional Assembly
(APA) shall be the organizational
representative of TEAMS A and Academic
Personnel not represented in the Faculty
Senate. The APA shall have the authority to
approve its own bylaws, to appoint
committees and other groups as are
deemed necessary to aid in the
performance of its mission, and to serve in
an advisory capacity to the President and
the Faculty Senate.
*TABLED*
( Determination of Assistant In for Faculty
Membership
Article III
The faculty of the University of Florida are
those
persons employed appointed full-time by
the University of Florida during the regular
academic year whose primary assignment
is to carry out the
academic mission of the University,
namely, teaching, research and academic
service. Titles of these persons shall be set
forth in the Senate
Bylaws, except that a person with one of
the listed titles whose primary assignment
is in a support capacity (for example,
financial officer or
supervisor of computer services) shall not
be considered a member of the faculty.
Questions about the faculty status of an


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individual shall beresolved by a committee
charged with evaluating academic
qualifications in the college in which the
individual is appointed. The committee
shalldetermine status based on whether the
primary assignment is the carrying out of
the academic mission of the University.
PASSED


Proposed Constitutional Language
(cont.)
( Determination of Full-Time
(A) Titles
Persons who hold full-time employed by
the University of Florida appointments
during the regular academic year are
members of the faculty
if they hold one of the following academic
titles:
a.) Eminent Scholar
b.) Graduate Research Professor
c.) Distinguished Service Professor,
Distinguished Research Curator
d.) Distinguished Professor
e.) Professor, Associate Professor, or
Assistant Professor
f.) Curator, Associate Curator, or
Assistant Curator
g.) Research Scientist, Associate Research
Scientist, or Assistant Research
Scientist
h.) Scholar, Associate Scholar, or Assistant
Scholar
i.) Engineer, Associate Engineer, or
Assistant Engineer
j.) Extension Scientist, Associate
Extension Scientist, or Assistant
Extension Scientist
k.) University Librarian, Associate
University Librarian, or Assistant
University Librarian
1.) Master Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or
Lecturer
m.) PKY University Developmental
Research School Professor, PKY
Associate Professor, PKY Assistant
Professor, or PKY Instructor
n.) County Extension Agent IV, County
Extension Agent III, County Extension
Agent II, County Extension Agent I
o.) Any of the above titles modified only
by clinical, research, or extension,
Full-time appointees University employees
who hold one of the following the
academic titles of Senior Associate In,
Associate In, or Assistant In, are considered
members of the faculty unless the
appointing College certifies their primary
assignment to be in administrative support
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pursuit of the teaching, research and
academic service missions of the
University.
By December 15 of each academic year,
each College shall transmit to the Secretary
of the Senate a list of those Senior
Associates In, Associates In, or Assistants
In whose duties are primarily
administrative support and who should be
excluded pursuant to this section. A
committee in each College, as required in
Article III of the Constitution of the
University of Florida, shall determine who
is excluded on the basis of the principle
stated in By-Law 21(B).


* Proposed Constitutional Language
(cont.)
Any dispute as to exclusion under this
section shall be referred to the College
Tenure and Promotion Committee for final
determination.
Senior Associate In, Associate In, Assistant
In.
Appointees Employees satisfying the
criteria in (1) and (2) above are members of
the faculty if their and whose academic
titles carry any of the
following a modifiers are members of the
faculty if at only if the modifier is one of
the following:
a.) Clinical
b.) Research
c.) Extension
(B) Faculty Characteristics
1. The following principle shall be
considered in amending the criteria and
titles listed above and in resolving
ambiguous cases.
2. Members of the faculty share most of the
following characteristics.
a.) They are hired through nationally
competitive processes.
b.) They are retained and promoted using
national, peer-reviewed criteria.
c.) They participate, to some degree, in
teaching, research, and service.
d.) They are eligible for tenure.
e.) Their primary employer is the
University of Florida.
f.) They hold a terminal degree in their
field.
g.) They are hired by their faculty peers.
PASSED


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Happy St. Patrick's Day!







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Suicide Prevention Day
Governor Bush proclaims March 23, 2004 as
"Florida Suicide Prevention Day, A Day to
Focus on Suicide Prevention Awareness.

The Chair of the Alachua County Board of
County has proclaimed March 30, 2005 as
Suicide Prevention Day

In the County of Alachua and invite all our
citizens to join me in becoming aware,
discussing and working to prevent depression
and suicide.


March 17, 2005 Agenda Items


Information Items:
Honorary Degree Nominations
Barry Ache, Chair
Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus &
Memorials Committee

Proposed Constitutional Language for
Compensation Committee
Chris Snodgrass, Chair
University Constitution Committee

University of Florida Calendars
Sheila Dickison, Chair
University Curriculum Committee

Degree Proposal Masters in International
Taxation
Ken Gerhardt, Chair
Graduate Council















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* Degree Proposal Master of Science with a
Major in Animal Molecular & Cellular
Biology
Ken Gerhardt, Chair
Graduate Council

* Degree Proposal Doctor of Philosophy with
a Major in Animal Molecular & Cellular
Biology
Ken Gerhardt, Chair
Graduate Council

* Faculty Athletic Representative
Albert Matheny, Chair
Intercollegiate Athletic Committee


Academy of Distinguished
Teaching Scholars

Laurence Alexander
Department of Journalism
College of Journalism & Communications
lalexander@jou.ufl.edu


Robert Cox
Rinker School of Building Construction
College of Design, Construction &
Planning
robcox@ufl.edu



A'


Gail Kauwell
Department of Food Science &
Human Nutrition
College of Agriculture & Life
Sciences
GPKauwell@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Doug Levey !
Department of Zoology p
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
dlevey@zoo.ufl.edu


Michael Olexa
Department of Food & Resource
Economics
College of Agriculture & Life Science
olexa@ifas.ufl.edu


Robert Ray
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
rbr@english.ufl.edu

These outstanding educators have demonstrated
sustained innovation and commitment to teaching
throughout their careers. They also have articulated
their vision for promoting excellence across campus
to the faculty committee that reviewed nominees to
the Academy.


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Laudamus

College of Medicine
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff in the University of Florida's College of
Medicine who have been recognized for professional achievements in teaching, research and
education programs.


E Terence R. Flotte, M.D.
Nemours Eminent Scholar Professor and C ha ir of Ped ia trick s

The Society for Pediatric Research has named Flotte as a 2005 recipient of the E. Mead
Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of
Pediatrics presented to two researchers each year. Recipients receive a $10,000 honorarium, at the
Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting in Washington, DC in May. Dr. Flotte is best known for his
pioneering work on gene therapies for cystic fibrosis.

Marco Pahor, M.D.
Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Pahor, an international expert on aging, has been named to lead UF efforts to improve the
health of older Americans. Pahor is chairman of the new Department of Aging and Geriatric
Research in the College of Medicine and serves as director of the UF Institute on Aging. The new
department, the first in the country to focus primarily on aging-related research, will concentrate on
finding ways to prevent disabilities in an aging population.

* Patrick J. Antonelli, M.D.
Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Antonelli has been named chair of the College of Medicine's Department of
Otolaryngology following a national search. Antonelli has been at UF 10 years, serving as
vice chairman of the department since 2001. He is also assistant dean for clinical informatics of the college
and chief medical information officer at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Antonelli maintains an active laboratory
research program with a focus on the mechanisms of sensorineural hearing loss secondary to middle ear
inflammation and injury.

Elizabeth A. Shenkman. Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Shenkman has been named chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy
Research, a position she has held for the past year on an interim basis. Dr. Shenkman holds a
dual faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, is also the director of the Institute for Child
Health Policy.




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L Maureen Goodenow, Ph.D.
Professor



Pediatric HIV/ AIDS expert Dr. Goodenow, a UF professor of pathology, immunology and laboratory
medicine and pediatrics, has been appointed to a $4 million endowed AIDS research "superchair"
position named the Stephany W. Holloway University Chair in AIDS Research. Orlando native John W.
Holloway honored his sister Stephany, who died from complications of AIDS in 1990, with a $1 million
gift (which was supplemented with matching funds) to UF's pathology department to establish the
superchair position. Also known as a university chair, a superchair is the most highly funded endowed
research position at UF.





Stuart L. Klein, B.S., M.H.A.
Executive Director

Stuart L. Klein has joined the College of Medicine as executive director of the University of Florida Proton
Beam Institute. He is currently working from Gainesville on the operational plans for the multi-million
dollar institute set to open in the summer of 2006.







Jenniferti I I e r. MD
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Miller has been awarded the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinical Scholar Award for the
Effects of Growth Hormone on Metabolism and Satiation in Prader-Willi Syndrome. This is a prestigious
award given each year to the top young faculty member in the country in the field of Pediatric
Endocrinology.


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Lucia Notterpek, PhD
Assistant Professor

Lucia Notterpek is the recipient of the 2004 Jordi-Folch-Pi Memorial Award from the
American Society for Neurochemistry. This National award is given to an outstanding young
investigator who has demonstrated a high level of research competence and has significantly advanced
the knowledge of neurochemistry.


In January of 2003, the University of Florida launched its latest initiative to enhance the
care of cancer patients with the groundbreaking of a facility to house Proton Beam
Therapy, a more precise form of radiation therapy that promises both significant
increases in cancer cure rates as well as significant improvements in the quality of life
of cancer survivors. The free-standing, 89,800 square foot facility is located on the
campus of the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to
providing proton therapy, this facility will include a full range of state-of-the-art conventional radiation
therapy options, treatment planning facilities, a clinic, and space for research. When operational in the
summer of 2006, the proton facility will join only three currently operational clinical proton therapy
facilities in the United States -at Massachusetts General Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center
and Indiana University.


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Planning,
Budgeting &
Resource
Allocation
Room 354 Tigert

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Library Senate Ad Hoc Senate Steering
Nominating Committee on Committee
Committee Compensation 226 Tigert Hall
Room C3-72 354 Tigert Hall
Communicore
Bldg.

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Lakes, Day Nominating
Vegetation, 12:45-1:45pm Committee
Landscaping Council on Policy 11:00am-12:00pm
232 Stadium Curriculum & Keene Faculty
Center
Structure
Room 354 Tigert
Hall
(3-5)
Faculty Senate
Meeting
Reitz Union
Auditorium

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Trustees Trustees Council on Council on
Planning, Infrastructure &
Meeting Meeting Budgeting & Support
Resource Room 226 Tigert
Allocation
Room 354 Tigert

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Easter (3-5)
Senate Steering
Committee
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