September 21, 2006
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3:00 PM
The minutes of the April 20, 2006 and August 24, 2006 minutes were approved
Chair's Report Danaya Wright, Chair
Dr. Wright informed the Senate that elections for the research policy committee, the land
use committee vacancy and the compensation committee will open on Monday.
Nominations were opened on the floor and no new nominations were submitted. Dr.
Wright reminded senators to submit nominations for the new ad-hoc task forces. The
September issue of Academics was published today. Dr. Wright also announced the
education celebration to honor distinguished faculty at UF.
SConstitution items Tim Taylor, Constitution Committee Chair
o Temporary Senator Replacement Policy Senate Bylaw 4 E 2 (e)
o Absence policy for councils and committees Constitution Article IV Section 2
o Senate Secretary Constitution Article IV Section 3
Tim Taylor presented these constitution items. They will be action items at the October
Curriculum Committee Sheila Dickison, Curriculum Committee Chair
o Engineering Joint Degree Program
Sheila Dickison presented the engineering joint degree program proposal. The proposal will
be an action item at the October Senate meeting.
President's Report Bernie Machen, President
Dr. Machen outlined the letter he sent to Senators regarding the CLAS 5 year plan and
addressed questions about the plan.
CLAS 5 year plan: Shared Governance, Academic Policies and Alignment of
Budget and Strategic Work Plan Discussion Danaya Wright, Chair
Dr. Wright presented the resolution regarding the CLAS 5 year plan. There was a motion to
move the item to action. The motion did not pass.
Open Discussion from Floor of Senate:
Three minute limit per speaker, floor will be open to Senators first
The floor was open for comment.
The meeting adjourned at 4:35 PM.
Mary Ann Ferugson