Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Creator: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: April 20, 2006
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Senate Minutes
April 20, 2006
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Approval of March 23, 2006 minutes
Information Items
Action Items
Open Discussion from Floor of Senate

The meeting was called to order at 3:03 P.M.

The minutes of the March 23, 2006 meeting were approved Kim Tanzer, Chair

Chair's Report Kim Tanzer, Chair

Professor Tanzer discussed Senate attendance by unit and by month. Professor Tanzer
reported that she will ask the Constitution Committee to develop language for replacing
Senators for one or two semesters. There is now a calendar on the Senate site that contains
all meetings. Professor Tanzer reported that if Senators meet in colleges the meetings must
be noticed and this can be done through the Senate Web site. Professor Tanzer reported on
the Arts and Humanities working group and noted that the Steering committee endorsed a
request by the working group to continue next academic year. The Shared Governance Task
Force report is complete and the Strategic Work Plan comments are complete.

Provost's Report Janie Fouke, Provost
Dr. Fouke reported on the status of the current admissions process for incoming freshmen.
Dr. Fouke also reported that there is a libraries committee that will evaluate the library
infrastructure. This committee will be chaired by Will Harrison and the committee will work
to develop a 5-10 year strategic plan to focus the library vision.
Dr. Fouke also reported on the status of the various Deans searches across campus and
reported that a job description for the permanent dean of the graduate school has been
created and a search will begin this summer. Dean Emihovich will chair that committee. The
Provost's office is also creating a search committee for an Associate Provost for
Undergraduate Issues. Debra Walker King is working on several initiatives for faculty
development. Marc Hoit is developing a retreat to discuss planning for IT reorganization.
Participants in this retreat will represent all colleges and service units on campus.

Information Items:

Compensation Committee Report
David Denslow, Compensation committee chair

Dr. Denslow reviewed the compensation committee report that compared salaries using
several variables.

Strategic Work Plan Resolution Kim Tanzer, Chair
Kim Tanzer presented the Strategic Work Plan resolution on behalf of Barry Ache, Chair
of the Academic Policy Council. The Senate requested to wait on approving the
resolution until after they have reviewed the recommended changes and the resolution.
The issue will be reviewed at the May Special Senate meeting.

Humanities Working Group Report
John Leavey and Pramod Khargonekar, Humanities Working Group co-chairs
John Leavey presented the working group's report on reinvigorating the humanities. The
report asks that the University make the arts and humanities a focus of UF's Strategic
Work Plan. The group looked at the average size of departments and peer institutions.
The group will work to further define data and make recommendations.

Nominating Committee Report Carol Kem, Nominating Committee chair
Carol Kem presented information on the upcoming committee elections for Senate and
Joint committees. She presented the election timeline and the nominees.

Action Items:

Chair Elect Elections

Rick Yost was elected chair elect

Curriculum Committee
Sheila Dickison, University Curriculum Committee Chair
School of Health Professions. The motion was approved
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. June Nogle moved to table the issue. The
motion was approved with 54 'yes' votes and 35 'no' votes.
Name Change for Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. The motion was approved
Proposed Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. The motion was approved
Proposed Bachelor of Science in Biology. The motion was approved.

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

Ken Gerhardt presented the College of Business's request to sunset several concentrations.
The motion was approved.

Constitution Committee Report
Chris Snodgrass, Constitution Committee Chair

Chris Snodgrass presented several proposed constitutional changes.
Article V Section 3 motion was approved.

Article V Section 5 Rick Yost moved to amend the name of the Research
Policy Committee to Research policy council. The motion did not pass. The
original motion was approved.
Article V Section 7. The motion was approved
Article VI Section 5 The motion was approved
Bylaw 20 The motion was approved
Article V. Section 4 The motion was approved

Shared Governance Task Force report
Tony Brennan and Jean Larson, Task Force Chairs
Jean Larson presented the Shared Governance Task Force report and proposed
The resolution passed with one change to the report. Joe Little moved to strike the
language "There are provisions for faculty input" and include language that states "The
faculty shall have a role in". The motion was approved.

Open Floor Discussion:
Senators discussed items of interest.

The meeting adjourned at 5:07 P.M.

Senator Attendees:
Chunrong Ai
Janaki Alavapati
Joe Aufmuth
Barbara Barletta
Jerry Bartz
Russell Bauer
MaryLou Behnke
Karen Bjorndal
Paul Blaser
David Bloom
Linda Bloom
Frank Bova
Jesse Boyles
Lawrence Brock
William Buhi
Regina Bures
Regina Bussing
Dale Campbell
Margaret Carr
Douglas Cenzer
Sandra Chance
Carlene Chase
Bill Chen
Jacob Chung
Phillip Clark
Patrick Colahan
Richard Conely
Roxanne Connelly (Rutledge)
Maureen Conroy
Winfred Cooke
Jerry Cutler
Harry Daniels
Timothy Davis
Laura Ellis
Joanne Foss
Alison Fox
Elizabeth Frazier
George Gerencser
Pete Giaccobi
Martin Gold
Abraham Goldman
Donald Graetz
Jesse Gregory
Cynthia Griffin
Steve Hagen
Frederick Hamann
Curt Hannah
Peter Hansen
Carrie Haskell-Luevano
Marc Heft

Senator Attendees:
Marc Hoit
Forrest Howard
Marjorie Hoy
Mike Katovich
William Kem
Kristen Kemple
Saeed Khan
Shawn Kneipp
Pradeep Kumar
Gail Kunkle
Ary Lamme
Jodi Lane
Christy Lemak
William Lindberg
Joseph Little
Cynthia Lord
Joseli Macedo
Cathleen Martyniak
Lee McDowell
Lisa McElwee-White
Bayard Miller
Gloria Moore
David Mulkey
Carol Murphy
Andy Naranjo
Satya Narayan
Max Nickerson
June Nogle
Yngve Ohm
Mark Orazem
Karen Parker
Susan Percival
Jim Pettigrew
Kathleen Price
Francis Putz
Jaquelyn Resnick
Leah Rosenberg
Rickie Rudd
Bhavani Sankar
Orit Shechtman
John Schueller
Richard Segal
James Selph
Charles Smith
Stephen Smith
Chris Snodgrass
Laura Sutton
Michele Tennant
Floyd Thompson
Thomas Vickroy
Eric Wachsman

Senator Attendees:
Michael Weigold
John Werning
Judith Williams
Steven Willis
George Wilson
Danaya Wright
Alan Wysocki
Anthony Yachnis
Rick Yost
Naomi Young
Robert Zlotecki

Ex Officio Attendees:
Catherine Emihovich
Janie Fouke
Robert Frank
Ken Gerhardt
Carol Kemr
Win Phillips
Stephen Pritz
William Riffee
Neil Sullivan
Jill Varnes
Kim Tanzer

Mary Peoples-Sheps
Michael G. Perri
Connie Dannon- Journalism
Erik Wikstrom- HHP
George Bowers-Botany
Gene Zdzarski- DSO
E. Jane Luzar- AA
John Ingram- Libraries
Yumiko Hulvey- CLAS
David Ovillen- CHFM- Comn
Stephanie Hanson- PHHP
Ron Little
Gregory Schultz- COM
Elaine Turner- CLAS
Mary Ann Ferguson- Journalism and

Absent Senators:
Lise Abrams
Samin Anghaie
David Bloomquist
Mary Ann Burg
Richard Burt
Christy Carter
John Cisar

Absent Senators:
Oscar Crisalle
Lori Dangler
Mark Davis
Julie Dodd
Tim Flynn
Steve Ghivizzani
Ellis Greiner
Alice Holmes
Lisa House
James Klausner
Gail Kunkle
Jacqueline Miller
Praveen Pathak
Rebecca Pauly
Roger Reep
Alan Sawyer
Doug Scott
John Schueller
Mark Sheplak
Wesley Smith
Anita Spring
Lewis Sussman
Bryan Weber
Ferdinand Wirth
David Zacharias

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
Michelle Foss
Stephen Humphrey
Terry Hynes
Robert Jerry
Pramod Khargonekar
James Knight
Martha Kohen
Barbara Korner
John Kraft

Absent Ex-officio:
Kathleen Long
Bernie Machen
Kevin Marshall
Donald McGlothlin
Mark McLellan
Edward Poppell
Pierre Ramond
Paul Robell
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Craig Tisher
Timothy White

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