Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Creation Date: August 31, 2004
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Faculty Senate Meeting
August 31, 2004
Reitz Union Auditorium


Abbaschian, Reza
Ache, Barry
Alavalapati, Janki
Amatea, Ellen
Aufmuth, Joe
Banerjee, Swapna
Barber, David
Barletta, Barbara
Bartz, Jerry
Bhenke, Mary Lou
Bjorndal, Karen
Blaser, Paul
Bloom, David
Bloomquist, David
Buhi, William
Carr, Margaret
Cenzer, Doug
Chase, Carlene
Chen, Bill
Cohen, Robert
Colahan, Patrick
Connaughton, Dan
Cutler, Jerry
Davis, Timothy
Eaverly, MaryAnn
Ellis, Laura
Flynn, Tim
Foltz, Richard
Frosch, Joan
George, Paul
Giacobbi, Pete
Graetz, Donald
Gregory, Jesse
Griffin, Cynthia
Hagen, Steve
Hannah, Curt
Hirschfeld, Peter
Hoit, Marc
Holmes, Alice
Howard, Forrest
Hoy, Marjorie
Katovich, Mike

Kem, William
Keshner, Richard
Kima, Peter
Kumar, Pradeep
Lemak, Christy
Little, Joseph
Lord, Cynthia
Mecholsky, Jack
Mook, Cathleen
Moore, Gloria
Moore, John
Mueller, Paul
Murphy, Carol
Nickerson, Max
Nogle, June
Nygren, Scott
Ohm, Ygnve
Pauly, Rebecca
Pettigrew, James
Ragan, Rick
Ramond, Pierre
Rodrigue. Jim
Sargent, Steve
Schueller, John
Shaddy, Robert
Sheplak, Mark
Smith, Westley
St. Mary, Collette
Sollenberger, Lynn
Sussman, Lewis
Sutton, Laura
Tanzer, Kim
Valenstein, Edward
Vickroy, Thomas
Wachsman, Eric
Wayland, Ratree
Willis, Steve
Wright, Danaya
Yachnis, Anthony
Yost, Rick
Ziegart, John
Young, Naomi

Welcome to the Faculty-Senate

Faculty Senate Chair, Pierre Ramond welcomed the members of the 2004-2005 Faculty Senate and guests. He
displayed the Senate web site (www.senate.uft.edu) and highlighted specific sections and encouraged all
members to use the site as a reference. He emphasized the importance of each member's role in the
implementation of shared governance in the coming year.

State of the University 2004 Bernard Machen, President
President Machen delivered his State of the University Address 2004. The text of his address can be found at
http://www.senate.ufl.edu/04 05 senate meetings.htm by clicking on State of the University Address under
the August 31, 2004 heading. Some of the specific topics that were addressed included:
The entering freshman class appears to be the most outstanding in UF history, although the number
remains the same as last year.
The size and quality of the graduate and professional class this year are up.
UF has hired approximately 230 new faculty members this year.
Faculty governance will be in the spotlight. The institution of Senate councils will be important in
facilitating dialogue between the faculty and the administration.
The inauguration of the new president will take place September 9-10.
Several administrative searches have been on the university agenda. The search for a vice president of
student affairs has concluded, and Patricia Telles-lrvin will begin at UF in October. The Senior Vice
President for IFAS search is under way. The Vice President for university relations search is nearing
completion. The Senior Vice President/Provost search has begun.
The strategic plan for the university needs to be reopened and retooled. President Machen asked faculty
to work with their deans on issues that are important to their individual colleges. Any feedback should
be given to the president before the end of the calendar year.
President Machen continues to sort out the results of the recent faculty survey which will be presented
to the B.O.T. during the Inaugural events.
The president announced a new administrative position Vice President for Human Relations. This
position will serve both faculty and staff.
The number one priority on the legislative agenda will be funding for faculty and staff compensation.
UF has a major new initiative the Faculty Challenge. The brochure for this can be found at
http://www.senate. uft.edu/facultyChallenge. pdf. This is designed to improve faculty support. The
focus will be to obtain $150 million in private funds.
President Machen thanked the university community for the warm welcome he and his wife, Chris, have


Action items: Meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M. Person responsible: Deadline:

I Pierre Ramond, Chair