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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Publication Date: September 22, 2005
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Senate Minutes
September 22, 2005
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium


Agenda:
Approval of April 14, 2005 and August 25, 2005 minutes Kim Tanzer, Chair
Reports:
Chair's Report
Provost's Report
Information Items:
Conversations About...Series: University Budget
Dr. King, Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Curriculum Changes Sheila Dickison, University Curriculum Committee
Changes to General Ed Requirements Andy McCollough, Gen Ed Council
Nominations Carol Kem, Senate Nominating Committee
Action Items:
Emergency Resolution in Response to Alligator Editorial
Emergency Resolution regarding the BOG Chancellor Search
Open Discussion from Floor of Senate:




Approval of April 14, 2005 and August 25, 2005 minutes Kim Tanzer, Chair

The minutes from the April 14, 2005 and the August 25, 2005 meetings were approved.

Reports:

Chair's Report Kim Tanzer, Chair

Summer Activities
Professor Tanzer updated the Senate on current projects including meetings with Deans,
College faculty and faculty and student groups. She urged faculty attendance at Board of
Trustees meetings held in December and March.
The Advisory Council of Faculty Senates (ACFS) met and discussed making the search for
Chancellor more rigorous.
Academic Policy Councils
Professor Tanzer explained the administrative liaisons to the policy councils and council
issues. She discussed some topics that the policy councils will focus on this year. The Budget
council created PowerPoint slides that Professor Tanzer used to outline the council's
recommendations regarding merit pay.
Senate Participation
Senate participation from the 2004-2005 Academic Year was displayed. Attendance will be
taken this year. Senators are responsible for relaying Senate news to the college faculty.










Shared Governance Task Force
The Implementation on Shared Governance task force has been created. There is a link on
the Senate Web site listing their charge.
Calendar Resolution
After further deliberations the Provost's office was able to resolve graduation conflicts
within the framework of the current, approved UF calendar.
Communication
The first issue of ACADEMICS will be available and distributed to the entire faculty.
Professor Tanzer is looking into the possibility of creating an interactive faculty listserv for
any faculty members interested in participating. The listserv would allow Faculty members to
communicate with one another in an open forum. A new portion of the agenda was added
to allow public comment at the end of senate meetings.


Provost's Report Janie Fouke, Provost

Dr. Fouke updated the Senate on upcoming projects that the she is developing. The
University is currently in the process of hiring an Admissions Director and Deans.
The University will focus more attention on the quality of graduate admissions including
stronger programs, better students and quality mentoring programs. The University is also
increasingly focused on developing additional undergraduate opportunities and increasing
engagement.

The University is under resource in two areas when compared to peer institutions: student/
faculty ratio and faculty resources. Administration is working on improving these areas.

This year additional class sections were created due to the larger than anticipated freshman
class. Dr. Fouke is open to suggestions to ameliorate this problem.

Dr. Fouke surveyed faculty and staff and prioritized issues of interest. The Provost's office is
holding weekly meetings with Bridges, Information Technology and University Vice
Presidents. There is a series of task forces that will begin working by the first week in
October. These task forces will focus on the issues of interest to faculty and staff.

The administration is working on improving PeopleSoft. There are currently billing and
accounts receivable tools in place. These are not PeopleSoft applications. They are tools to
use while the PeopleSoft applications are being fixed.


Information Items:

Conversations About...Series: University Budget
Dr. King, Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Dr. King discussed the Conversations About series.
The series will provide an opportunity for faculty to talk to people with various areas of
expertise on subjects of interest to faculty. The conversations will begin and end with the










Provost. Professor Tanzer will ask questions on behalf of the faculty. Questions will also
be taken from the floor.

The first conversation will discuss the University Budget and will be held on Sept. 26,
2005 at 8:00 A.M. in 282 Reitz Union. Ed Poppell created a PowerPoint presentation
about the budget cycle and will facilitate the discussion.

The second conversation will discuss Collaborative Learning. It will be facilitated by Dr.
Walker Wagner from FSU. The conversation will be held on Oct. 12, 2005 from 3-4 in
Emerson Hall.

The Diversity conversation will be a two day event in November in the Reitz Union.
Space is limited. Interested faculty members should contact Dr. King's office to reserve a
space. The Diversity conversation will feature a roundtable discussion on the second day
of the workshop.

* Curriculum Changes Sheila Dickison, University Curriculum Committee

Dr. Dickison presented information about each of the following information items.
More information can be found on the Senate Web site. The items will be introduced as
Action Items in the October meeting.

New Degrees
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
C 1. ~ ofNursing
This degree is a clinically oriented degree.

Name Changes
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology from Department
of Pathobiology C. . of Veterinay Medicine

Department of Educational Administration and Policy from
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and
Foundations C ... ofEducation

M.S. major in Real Estate from M.S. major in Business
Administration, concentration in Real Estate and Urban
Analysis C. .ofBusiness

New Department
Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science
C. of Dentistgy
The creation of this department will allow one large department to become two smaller
departments.


New Major









Migration of Landscape and Nursery Horticulture to a major from
Interdisciplinary studies specialization, IDS: Landscape and
Nursery Horticulture C. . of Agricultural and Life Scences

Changes to General Ed Requirements Andy McCollough, Gen Ed Council
International/Diversity Focus
Minimum Grade Requirement for General Education Counsel
The changes will go into effect based on the catalogue year after approval. It will not
affect students currently enrolled.

Nominations Carol Kem, Senate Nominating Committee
Call for Nominations from the floor for Policy Councils
No nominations were received from the floor. Nominations can be made to the Faculty
Senate Office. Each policy council has at least two available spaces. A nominee must be
a senator when the council's term begins. Nominations close Friday, September 23, 2005
at 5:00 P.M.


Action Items:
Two emergency action items were introduced

Board of Governors Chancellor Resolution

Professor Tanzer proposed a resolution to send to the BOG in support of including higher
education experience in the search criteria for a new Chancellor. Currently, the criteria is that
a candidate is familiar with governance in the state of Florida. A motion was made to include
"outstanding academic credentials". The motion was approved.


Alligator Cartoon Resolution

On behalf of the Steering Committee, Scott Nygren proposed a resolution condemning the
Sept. 13, 2005 Alligator Cartoon. Part A of the resolution was approved. The motion to
approve part B was not passed. There were no motions to include part C.

Open Discussion from Floor of Senate:

The Senate did not engage in an open floor discussion.

The Senate moved for adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 4:58 P.M.


Attendees:










Lise Abrams
Jean Andino
Samin Anghaie
Joe Aufmuth
Barbara Barletta
Jerry Bartz
MaryLou Behnke
Karen Bjorndal
Paul Blaser
David Bloom
David Bloomquist
Kenneth Boote
Frank Bova
Jesse Boyles
Mary Ann Burg
Regina Bussing
Margaret Carr
Douglas Cenzer
Sandra Chance
Carlene Chase
Bill Chen
Ai Chungrong
Phillip Clark
Patrick Colahan
Winfred Cooke
Oscar Crisalle
Jerry Cutler
Mark Davis
Timothy Davis
Julie dodd
Laura Ellis
Tim Flynn
Joanne Foss
Alison Fox
Pete Giaccobi
Abraham Goldman
Donald Graetz
Jesse Gregory
Cynthia Griffin
Steve Hagen
Frederick Hamann
Marc Heft
Marc Hoit
Alice Holmes
Marjorie Hoy
Mike Katovich
William Kem
Kristen Kemple
James Klausner
Shawn Kneipp
Pradeep Kumar
Gail Kunkle


Jodi Lane
Christy Lemak
Joseli Macedo
Jaqueline miller
Cathleen Mook
Carol Murphy
Satya Narayan
Max Nickerson
June Nogle
Yngve Ohm
Mark Orazem
Karen Parker
James Pettigrew
Francis Putz
Roger Reep
Leah Rosenberg
Bhavani Sankar
James Selph
Charles Smith
Stephen Smith
Wesley Smith
Chris Snodgrass
Anita Spring
Thomas Vickroy
Eric Washsman
Nancy Waldron
Bryan Weber
John Werning
Steven Willis
George Wilson
Danaya Wright
Rick Yost
Naomi Young
David Zacharias
John Ziegart


Ex-Officio Attendees:

Teresa Dolan
Janie Fouke
Carol Kem
Kathleen Long
Jack Mecholsky
Scott Nygren
Steve Pritz
Neil Sullivan
Kim Tanzer
Jill Varnes











Absent:
Janaki Alavalapati
Swapna Banjerjee
Russell Bauer
Linda Bloom
William Buhi
Dale Campbell
Christy Carter
Jacob Chung
John Cisar
Richard Conley
Roxanne Connelly
Lori Dangler
Calogero Dolce
Richard Foltz
Elizabeth Frazier
Joan Frosch
George Gerencser
Ellis Greiner
Curt
Hannah
Peter Hansen
Carrie Haskell-Luevano
Lisa House
Forrest Howard
Richard Kershner
Saeed Khan
Charles Kibert
Peter Kima
Ary Lamme
William Lindberg
Joseph Little
Cynthia Lord
Lee McDowell
Lisa McElwee-White
Gloria Moore
Paul Mueller
David Mulkey
Scott Myers
Andy Naranjo
Praveen Pathak
Leigh Patterson
Rebecca Pauly
Susan Percival
Kathleen Price
Jaquelyn Resnick
Bhavani Sankar
Alan Sawyer
Orit Shechtman
John Schueller


Richard Segal
Mark Sheplak
Lewis Sussman
Michelle Tennant
Floyd Thompson
Edward Valenstein
Michael Weigold
Judith Williams
Ferdinand Wirth
Allen Wysocki
Anthony Yachnis
Robert Zlotecki

Ex-Officio Absent:

Barry Ache
Jane Adams
Larry Arrington
Kirby Barrick
Doug Barrett
Pamela Bernard
Dale Canelas
Kyle Cavanaugh
Jimmy Cheek
Robert Cousins
Tony Dasta
Joseph DiPietro
Catherine Emihovich
Robert Frank
Ken Gerhardt
Gene Hemp
Stephen Humphrey
Terry Hunes
Robert Jerry
Pramod Khargonekar
James Knight
Barbara Korner
John Kraft
Pradeep Kumar
Bernie Machen
Donald McGlothlin
Mark McLellan
Winfred Phillips
Ed Poppell
Pierre Ramond
William Riffee
Paul Robell
Chris Snodgrass
Patricia Telles-Irvins
Craig Tisher
Timothy White




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