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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: January 18, 2007
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Senate Minutes
January 18, 2007
3:00 5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM

The minutes of the December 14, 2006 meeting were approved.

Chair's Report Danaya Wright, Chair
Danaya Wright reported that council and committee nominations are open and will close on
January 26th. Chair elect nominations will open in February and essays will be due in March.
Dr. Wright also reported that each college was mailed information on Senator elections and
that each college should have established a nominating committee. A request was forwarded
to the President for approval of the minus grades resolution. The smoking ban will be
expanded to all buildings on the main campus. The smoking ban prohibits smoking within
50 feet of entry ways to buildings. An ombudsperson was appointed at the alligator. Please
talk to the ombudsperson if you have issues with the Alligator. There will be a resolution on
the Academic Enhancement Program at the February Senate meeting.

President's Report Bernie Machen, President
Dr. Machen presented information on undergraduate admissions. The number of students
enrolled has been relatively stable over the past few years. The University is considering
revising the process for early decision admissions. Currently, students who are not admitted
in early admissions are eliminated from further consideration. The University's concern is
that by not admitting some early admissions candidates, they may be losing candidates as
good as or better than those admitted during the regular admissions cycle. The revised
process would allow accepted applications to rollover to be considered in the regular cycles.
This issue will be discussed with the Presidential student committee. If you have ideas or
suggestions for this process please send them to Dr. Machen or Dr. Fouke. There are several
ongoing searches so please be involved in those searches.
GatorGradCare started in January and there are over 3,600 students enrolled. Priorities for
this legislative session are compensation for faculty and staff, a request for equity funding,
funding for the graduate student healthcare and the Academic Enrichment Program. The
Academic Enrichment Program would fund 200 new faculty members and 100 academic
counselors.

Information Items:
Alternative Transportation Allan Preston, Physical Plant
Allan Preston discussed various alternative transportation options on campus including the
UF taxi service and the Flexcar program. (see PowerPoint presentation in this month's
agenda)
Campus Information Technology Update Marc Hoit, Interim CIO
Marc Hoit discussed various Information Technology infrastructure updates. (see
PowerPoint presentation in this month's agenda)
Graduate Council Items Ken Gerhardt, Interim Dean Graduate School
Migration of Nutritional Sciences concentration to PhD in Nutritional Sciences
Ken Gerhardt presented an item as information from the Graduate Council. This item will
be an action item in February.











Action Items:


Graduate Council Items Ken Gerhardt, Interim Dean Graduate School
o Proposal to sunset three degrees 1. the Master of Civil Engineering with a
major in Civil Engineering 2. the Engineer degree with a major in Civil
Engineering 3. the Engineer degree with a major in Costal and
Oceanographic Engineering
Ken Gerhardt presented an item from the Graduate council for action. The item was
approved.
Constitution Items Tim Taylor, Constitution Committee Chair
Compensation Committee Language
The compensation committee language, as amended by Eric Wachsman, was approved.
Dispute Resolution Officer Recommendations Marc Heft, Chair AFTPRSC
Marc Heft presented the DRO recommendations on behalf of the Academic Freedom,
Tenure, Professional Relations and Standards Committee. The motion passed unanimously.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:38 P.M.



Attendees:

Chunrong Ai
Joe Aufmuth
MaryLou Behnke
David Bloomquist
Elizabeth Bolton
Frank Bova
Kenneth Broadway
Jane Brockmann
Pamela Brown
Sam Brown
Regina Bussing
Margaret Carr
Bill Chen
Kenny Cheng
Jacob Chung
John Cisar
Phillip Clark
Winfred Cooke
Elizabeth Creveling
Oscar Crisalle
Jerry Cutler
Harry Daniels
Timothy Davis
Julie Dodd
Laura Ellis
Joanne Foss
Thomas Foster
Elizabeth Frazier


Stephen Futch
George Gerencser
Malay Ghosh
Pete Giaccobi
Paul Goldstein
Elis Greiner
Cynthia Griffin
Dave Hackett
Steve Hagen
Marc Heft
Marc Hoit
Alice Holmes
Forrest Howard
Marjorie Hoy
Henry Jowers
William Kem
Saeed Khan
Praddep Kumar
Gail Kunkle
Jodi Lane
John Leavey
Robyn LeBoeuf
Jenshan Lin
William Lindberg
Joseph Little
Henrietta Logan
Joseli Macedo
Jack Mecholsky
Bayard Miller
Gloria Moore
Jacqueline Miller
Stephen Mulkey
Carol Murphy








Satya Narayan
Sven Norman
Scott Nygren
Mark Orazem
Joe Pergola
Steven Perz
Kathleen Price
Ron Randles
Roger Reep
Jaquelyn Resnick
Leah Rosenberg
Nancy Schaefer
Richard Segal
James Selph
Orit Shechtman
Stephen Smith
Chris Snodgrass
Anita Spring
Lewis Sussman
Jim Taylor
Robert Thomas
Pham Tiep
Eric Wachsman
Kim Walsh-Childers
Bryan Weber
Brenda Williams
Steven Willis
Danaya Wright
Allen Wysocki
Rick Yost
Barbara Zsembik


Ex Officio:
Janie Fouke
Ken Gerhardt
Pramod Khargonekar
Bernie Machen
Rebecca Pauly
Kim Tanzer
Tim Taylor

Student Senators:
EJ Walicki
Ranaldo Allen
Lindsey Collins
Andrew John

Guests:
Yumiko Hulvey
Elaine Turner
Allan Preston




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