Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 23, 2006
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Senate Minutes
March 23, 2006
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Approval of February 23, 2006 minutes Kim Tanzer, Chair
Information Items
Action Items
Open Discussion from Floor of Senate

The meeting was called to order at 3:02 P.M.
The minutes of the February 23, 2006 meeting were approved

Chair's Report Kim Tanzer, Chair

Professor Tanzer discussed the Strategic Work Plan and requested comments by April 5th.
The Academic Policy Council is reviewing the work plan and would like comments on the
strengths of the document as well as missing pieces. Professor Tanzer also discussed the
diversity/access inventory. There is a task force for NCAA Division 1 athletic certification
which will look at several areas. The libraries are requesting information from colleges
regarding which journals could be cut in the event of a budget need to cut serials. There is a
projected $750,000 budget shortfall for the Smather's library, $500,000 for the Health
Science Center library and $100,000 for the law library. Professor Tanzer also discussed the
process for getting items on the Senate agenda. All items for the Senate agenda must be
approved by the steering committee. Items relevant to more than one campus unit or of
general interest will be considered. If the steering committee approves the item will be added
to the Senate agenda. An item can also be brought to the agenda if brought to the Senate by
a Senator, from the floor, and if 50 percent of Senators agree. Professor Tanzer also
announced that all merit pay plans should be available in all college offices. Deans are
preparing program reviews and these reviews will be made available to all faculty. The
Senate office and the President's office are hosting a reception for Senators in May.

Provost's Report Janie Fouke, Provost

Dr. Fouke reported that the NCAA document is due on May 15. The document is currently
in a draft form. Program reviews are also due to the Provost's office. These program reviews
are used for budget requests for upcoming academic years. Dr. Fouke requested that these
budget requests come with a justification of monetary expenses. She will meet with Deans
and Directors to discuss the program reviews and will respond to requests and provide
feedback. Dr. Fouke also reported on the status of several ongoing searches on campus for
deans and directors. Dr. Fouke requested that colleges look at degrees to determine which
degrees are necessary and consider terminating degrees that are no longer utilized. The

Provost is also creating a library committee to review library organization. Barbara Wingo
will become the Interim General Counsel on April 1st.

Information Items:

Board of Trustees update Manny Fernandez, BOT Chair
Kim Tanzer reported on behalf of Manny Fernandez. The March issue of ACADEMISC
features an article about the BOT by Manny Fernandez. Professor Tanzer also announced
the March BOT meeting.

University Relations Update
Joe Hice, Associate VP of Marketing and Public Relations
Mr. Hice gave a one year update on university relations. He also reported on the upcoming
goals of the public relations and marketing campaign. Mr. Hice showed the Senators the
admissions video that is shown to UF visitors.

Curriculum Committee
Sheila Dickison, University Curriculum Committee Chair
Dr. Dickison presented information on the following items:
Establishment of a School of Health Professions
Establish a Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

College of Business sunset concentrations no longer in use
Ken Gerhardt, Interim Dean Graduate School

Sheila Dickison presented on behalf of Ken Gerhardt. The College of Business has several
concentrations to sunset.

Constitution Committee Report
Chris Snodgrass, Constitution Committee Chair

Chris Snodgrass presented several proposed constitutional changes.
Article V Section 3
Article V Section 5
Article V Section 7
Article VI Section 5
Bylaw 20

Academic Learning Compacts
Joe Glover, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Sheila Dickison reported on behalf of Joe Glover on the academic learning compacts.
The academic learning compacts were vetted by the General Education Council and
reviewed by the curriculum committee. The academic learning compacts are currently on
the Web sites for each major. Academic Learning Compacts are agreements that describe
the communication skills, critical thinking skills, and content knowledge in the major
(known collectively as Student Learning Outcomes) that students should acquire if they

diligently follow the prescribed course of study. UF is required to assess student
achievement in these Student Learning Outcomes through Individual Student
Assessments before graduation. Satisfactory completion of the ISA's constitutes
successful completion of the Academic Learning Compact.

Shared Governance Task Force report
Tony Brennan and Jean Larson, Task Force Chairs
Tony Brennan and Jean Larson presented the Shared Governance Task Force report and
proposed resolution. A special senate meeting will be held on April 6 from 3-5 P.M. in
361-363 Tigert. The Task Force will present a resolution for adoption at the April 20
Senate meeting. The Task Force will also request to work through the Fall in order to
develop workshops with Associate Provost of Faculty Development Debra Walker
King's office to help units work through the process.

Action Items:

UFIC International Student Funding resolution
Lynn Frazier, Executive Associate Director International Center
Lynn Frazier presented a resolution to oppose a bill to cut state funding for
international students. Eric Wachsman moved to approve the resolution. The
motion was approved with one opposing vote.

Committee on Committees resolutions for Compensation Committee
Michelle Foss and Marylou Behnke, Committee on Committee co-chairs

Eric Wachsman moved to adopt option two with the Committee reporting to the
Academic Welfare council. The motion was approved.
Option two: The Committee on Committees recommends that the ad hoc
Committee on Compensation become a standing committee of the Faculty Senate
assigned to the oversight of the Senate Council on Academic Freedom, Faculty
Quality and Faculty Welfare. The exact structure of the committee will be developed
by the Committee on Committees and sent to the Constitution Committee for
development of the appropriate constitutional language.

Honorary Degrees Candidate
Barry Ache, Chair Honorary Degrees Committee
Dr. Ache presented Linda Aiken and Robert Grubbs as honorary degrees candidates.
Both were approved unanimously.

Electronic Voting Kim Tanzer, Chair
Doug Cenzer moved to cease the pursuit of electronic voting capabilities at Senate
meetings. The motion was approved with 4 opposing votes.

Open Floor Discussion:
Senators discussed items of interest.

The meeting adjourned at 4:51 P.M.

Senator Attendees:
Lise Abrams
Chunrong Ai
Jean Andino
Joe Aufmuth
Barbara Barletta
Jerry Bartz
Russell Bauer
Paul Blaser
David Bloomquist
Frank Bova
Jesse Boyles
Lawrence Brock
William Buhi
Regina Bures
Margaret Carr
Christy Carter
Douglas Cenzer
Carlene Chase
Bill Chen
Phillip Clark
Patrick Colahan
Maureen Conroy
Winfred Cooke
Oscar Crisalle
Jerry Cutler
Lori Dangler
Harry Daniels
Julie Dodd
Laura Ellis
Joanne Foss
Alison Fox
Elizabeth Frazier
George Gerencser
Pete Giaccobi
Jesse Gregory
Ellis Greiner
Frederick Hamann
Carrie Haskell-Luevano
Marc Heft
Marc Hoit
Alice Holmes
Marjorie Hoy
Mike Katovich
William Kemr
James Klausner
Shawn Kneipp
Pradeep Kumar
Ary Lamme
Jodi Lane
Christy Lemak
William Lindberg

Senator attendees continued:
Joseli Macedo
Bayard Miller
Jacqueline Miller
Cathleen Martyniak
Gloria Moore
Carol Murphy
Andy Naranjaro
Satya Narayan
Max Nickerson
June Nogle
Mark Orazem
Jim Pettigrew
Francis Putz
Roger Reep
Jaquelyn Resnick
Leah Rosenberg
Rickie Rudd
Alan Sawyer
Orit Shechtman
John Schueller
James Selph
Stephen Smith
Wesley Smith
Chris Snodgrass
Laura Sutton
Michele Tennant
Eric Wachsman
Bryan Weber
John Werning
Judith Williams
George Wilson
Danaya Wright
Rick Yost
Naomi Young
Robert Zlotecki

Ex Officio Attendees:
Michelle Foss
Janie Fouke
Ken Gerhardt
Carol Kem
Pramod Khargonekar
Stephen Pritz
Kim Tanzer
Jordan McBee
Yumiko Hulvey, CLAS
Jane Luzar
Stephanie Hanson PHHP
Gene Zdziarski, DSO
Robert Thomas, Business

Absent Senators:
Janaki Alavalapati
Samin Anghaie
MaryLou Behnke
Karen Bjorndal
David Bloom
Linda Bloom
Kenneth Boote
Mary Ann Burg
Regina Bussing
Richard Burt
Dale Campbell
Sandra Chance
Jacob Chung
John Cisar
Richard Conley
Roxanne Connelly
Mark Davis
Timothy Davis
Tim Flynn
Steve Ghivizzani
Martin Gold
Abraham Goldman
Donald Graetz
Cynthia Griffin
Steve Hagen
Curt Hannah
Peter Hansen
Lisa House
Forrest Howard
Kristen Kemple
Saeed Khan
Peter Kima
Gail Kunkle
Joseph Little
Cynthia Lord
Lee McDowell
Lisa McElwee-White
Paul Mueller
David Mulkey
Yngve Ohm
Karen Parker
Praveen Pathak
Rebecca Pauly
Susan Percival
Bhavani Sankar
Doug Scott
Richard Segal
Mark Sheplak
Charles Smith
Anita Spring
Lewis Sussman

Absent Senators Cont:
Floyd Thompson
Thomas Vickroy
Nancy Waldron
Michael weigold
Steven Willis
Ferdinand Wirth
Allen Wysocki
Anthony Yachnis
David Zacharias
John Ziegart

Absent Ex-officio:
Barry Ache
Jane Adams
Larry Arrington
Kirby Barrick
Doug Barrett
Pamela Bernard
Dale Canelas
Kyle Cavanaugh
Jimmy Cheek
Abdol Chini
Robert Cousins
Tony Dasta
Joel Demski
Teresa Dolan
John Duff
Catherine Emihovich
Robert Frank
Stephen Humphrey
Terry Hynes
Robert Jerry
James Knight
Martha Kohen
Barbara Korner
John Kraft
Kathleen Long
Bernie Machen
Kevin Marshall
Donald McGlothlin
Mark McLellan
Win Phillips
Edward Poppell
Pierre Ramond
William Riffee
Paul Robell
Neil Sullivan
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Craig Tisher
Jill Varnes
Timothy White

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