Faculty Senate Orientation
August 18, 2004 3:00pm
Emerson Alumni Hall
Karen Bj ourndal
Anthony Brennan, Past Chair
Christie Hennigan, Staff
Rick Ragan, Secretary
Colette St. Mary
Kim Tanzer, Chair-Elect
Barbara Wingo, Parliamentarian
3:00 3:15 pm Welcome Anthony Brennan, Past-Chair
3:15 3:30 pm Committee(s) & Council(s) Structure Kim Tanzer, Chair-Elect
3:30 3:45 pm Procedures Barbara Wingo, Parliamentarian
3:45 pm Open Forum Anthony Brennan, Past-Chair
Welcome Anthony Brennan
DISCUSSION: Tony Brennan asked all in attendance to introduce themselves. He then displayed a list of the Senate Steering
Committee members and explained how the membership of that body is determined.
Dr. Brennan reviewed the preamble and other sections of the UF Constitution as they pertain to the Faculty Senate. He then
displayed a UF organizational chart which outlined where the Senate fits in the overall structure of the university.
Committee(s) & Council(s) Structure Kim Tanzer
DISCUSSION: Kim Tanzer profiled the charges and duties of the five Senate councils. She stated that the committees were
now meeting on an ad hoc basis. Elections will be held in September to fill the permanent seats.
Professor Tanzer outlined the three types of university committees Presidential, Joint and Faculty Senate. She discussed
some of the particular committees that fall under each heading.
Procedures Barbara Wingo
DISCUSSION: Barbara Wingo discussed parliamentary procedure and the Senate. The documents that govern the Senate are
the UF Constitution and Bylaws, the Florida Sunshine Law and the Florida Public Records law.
Dr. Wingo described the types of agenda items UF administrators' report, information items and action items. She then
explained the types of motions and how they work.
Open Forum Anthony Brennan
DISCUSSION: Before opening a brief question and answer period, Tony Brennan previewed a proposed Senate agenda for
2004-2005. Items included (1) implementation of shared governance; (2) quality of life survey; (3) tenure policy; (4) college
constitutions; (5) Senate elections by college; (6) faculty compensation; (7) academics/athletics faculty representation; and (8)
The meeting adjourned at 4:10 P.M.