May 4, 2006
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Report on Alfred P. Sloan Awards
Debra Walker King, Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Debra Walker King reported on the Alfred P. Sloan Awards process. The award is for
Faculty Career Flexibility and recognizes universities who implemented good programs
and strategies for faculty welfare and development. Dr. King updated the Senate on the
process for the award selection and notified the Senate of UF's current standing in the
awards process. In order to continue in the process there needs to be a 40 percent
response rate to a survey regarding faculty development.
Report of the Senate Council on Research and Scholarship on the Statement
on 1UF Research and IDC Distribution Rick Yost, Council Chair
Rick Yost reviewed the proposed guidelines for 1UF Research and IDC distribution drafted
by the Senate Council on Research and Scholarship. This will be an action item in the fall
after a potential workshop or additional discussions.
Strategic Work Plan Resolution Kim Tanzer, Chair
Kim Tanzer reviewed the process through which faculty input was gathered and
considered for inclusion in the strategic work plan recommendations. The Faculty
Senate will have three representatives work with the President's office to incorporate the
Senate's recommendations into a document to present to the Board of Trustees. The
Academic Policy Council used 5 principles of make recommendations based on the
faculty input: 1. Recognize top 10 universities have a strong core of traditional excellence
based on a broad academic background 2. identify thematic areas of excellence rather
than thematic system of implementation by not singling out specific units or colleges 3.
importance of placing the mission and vision statements in preamble 4. recognition of
support necessary to achieve excellence in expanding the staff section to make the work
plan inclusive of all stakeholders 5. underline importance of international and
Dr. Machen stated that the Board of Trustees wants input into this document at the June
Board of Trustees meeting. Dr. Machen stated that one possibility for presentation to
the Trustees would be to submit the original draft and the recommendations and then
work to incorporate together after the Fall semester.
Frank Bova moved to endorse the resolution. Eric Wachsman moved to amend the
resolution to endorse the recommendations of the work plan. Frank Bova accepted this
amendment. The motion passed unanimously as amended.
*Consideration of motion taking from the table the motion to approve the
proposal to create a department of epidemiology and biostatistics in the
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Kim Tanzer, Chair
Dr. Frank made a presentation regarding the proposal to create the department of
epidemiology and biostatistics.
Bryan Weber moved to take the motion off of the table.
The motion to create a department of epidemiology and biostatistics in the college of
Public Health and Health Professions passed.
The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P.M.
Mary Ann Burg
Yung Sung Joo
Debra Walker King