Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 22, 2007
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Senate Minutes
March 22, 2007
3:00 5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Danaya Wright called the meeting to order at 3:02 PM the February 15, 2007 minutes were


Chair's Report Danaya Wright, Chair
Dr. Wright announced that the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees will be
meeting in Gainesville next week. Shared Governance Task Force reports are due to the
Senate office on April 30. Nominations for councils are still open. The minus grades
resolution was approved by the President. Nominees for Senators are due to the Senate
office on March 23. March 28 will be a take back the night event organized by the students.
Dr. Wright recommended that the Senate work to create a process for recognizing student

Provost's Report Janie Fouke, Provost
Dr. Fouke reported that the Hub was recently reopened. The renovated building now houses
the International Center, Academic technologies, conference rooms and training rooms. The
University has hired a new Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Provost for
Undergraduate Affairs, Dean of the Libraries and is still searching for a Dean of the College
of Medicine. An announcement for applications was recently sent for Dean of the College of
Journalism. UF will be accepting 6, 600 freshmen this year. The administration is considering
accepting applications based on one deadline. The video boards that are used in the
O'Connell center for basketball games will be available for college ceremonies taking place in
the O'Connell center. The Academic Enhancement Program made it though one committee.
There are 4 more committees to go through.

Information Items:

County Extension Faculty Rebecca Pauly, Welfare Council Chair
The Welfare council will not move forward with their recommendation regarding county
extension faculty. The council will look to alternative solutions to solve the APB's work load

Graduate council items Ken Gerhardt, Interim Dean Graduate School
o PhD in Biostatistics
o Graduate School of Business
The PhD in Biostatistics will be an Action item at the April Senate meeting.
The Graduate School of Business is an information item only as it is a non academic

Intercollegiate Athletics Update Jill Varnes, Faculty Athletics Representative
Dr. Vares presented data on the state of athletics at the university. UF athletes have a 92
percent graduation rate; the national average is 77 percent. The average GPA of UF athletes
for the fall semester was 3.05.

University Curriculum Committee Sheila Dickison, Curriculum Committee Chair
Discontinuation of the CIS Major within the BSBA Program, College of
Dr. Dickison presented this item as information. It will be an action item in April. This is a
proposal to discontinue the Computer Information Sciences major within the BSBA
program in the College of Business. The College feels the students will be better served by
enrolling in the Decision and Information Sciences major.

Baby Gator Pam Pallas, Director Baby Gator
Ms. Pallas discussed Baby Gator's history, mission and facilities, which are available to
faculty, staff and students. The presentation also reviewed the discrepancies in the need for
Baby Gator vs. the available capacity. Ms. Pallas outlined future aspirations for increasing
Baby Gator's facilities and requested the development of a joint task force to address a plan
for care and early education of children of current and future UF faculty.

Faculty Budget Resolution Frank Bova, Budget Council Chair
Frank Bova presented a budget resolution to develop unit level budget committees to
empower faculty to address budget issues at the local level. Joe Little suggested modifying
the language to state that units shall have the power to establish a procedure rather than
directing them to do so in a particular format.

Committee on Committees Recommendations John Leavey, COC chair
o Student Memberships
o University Curriculum Committee and General Education Committee
John Leavey presented two recommendations on behalf of the Committee on Committees.
The first is to include nonvoting student members on the policy councils (1 each), the
Curriculum Committee (3) and the General Education committee (2).
The second is to change the membership structure of the General Education committee and
the University Curriculum committee in order to increase faculty participation on these

Action Items:

Sustainability Focus the Nation Resolution
Eva Czarnecka-Verner, Chair Sustainability Committee
The Sustainability Focus the Nation Resolution was approved with a vote of 36-34.

Honorary Degrees Committee Recommendations
Saeed Khan, Honorary Degrees Committee Chair
The Honorary Degree candidates Hines and Barish were approved.
The Honorary Degree candidate Bush was not approved with a vote of 38-28.

Discussion from Floor:

There was not a discussion from the floor and the meeting adjourned at 5:08 PM

Attending Senators:
Chunrong Ai
Janaki Alavalapati
David Bloomquist
Elizabeth Bolton
Frank Bova
Jesse Boyles
Kenneth Broadway
Jane Brockmann
Pamela Brown
Same Brown
Regina Bures
Judy Butterfield
Dale Campbell
Margaret Carr
Jacob Chung
Phillip Clark
Winfred Cooke
Elizabeth Creveling
Oscar Crisalle
Harry Daniels
Mark Davis
Laura Ellis
Mary Ann Ferguson
Joanne Foss
Thomas Foster
Stephen Futch
Maria Gallo
Geroge Gerencser
Malay Ghosh
Pete Giacobbi
Ellis Greiner
Cynthia Griffin
Dave Hackett
Steve Hagen
Marc Hoit
Alice Holmes
Marjorie Hoy
Rebecca Jordi
Henry Jowers
William Kem
Saeed Khan
James Klausner
Shawn Kneipp
Pradeep Kumar
Gail Kunkle
Jodi Lane
John Leavey
Robyn LeBoeuf
Christy Lemak
Jenshan Lin
William Lindberg

Joseph Little
Joseli Macedo
Robert McGovern
Gloria Miller
Jacqueline Miller
Stephen Mulkey
Satya Narayan
June Nogle
Sven Norman
Scott Nygren
Yngve Ohm
Susan Percieval
Joe Pergola
Kathleen Price
David Quillen
Ron Randles
Roger Reep
Rolf Renne
Leah Rosenberg
Bhavani Sankar
Nancy Schaefer
Richard Segal
James Selph
Orit Shechtman
Pierre Kikivie
Sharleen Simpson
Chris Snodgrass
Anita Spring
Craid Stanley
Taylor Stein
Lewis Sussman
Robert Thomas
Pham Tiep
Jseph Unruh
Eric Wachsman
Kim Walsh-Childers
Bryan Weber
Brenda Williams
Judith Williams
Patricia Woods
Danaya Wright
Allen Wysocki
Rick Yost
Naomi Young
Barbara Zsembik

Ex officio students:
EJ Walicki
Andrew John

Ex officio:
Janie Fouke

Robert Frank
Ken Gerhardt
Carol Kem
Pramod Khargonekar
Lucinda Lavelli
Rebecca Pauly
Kim Tanzer

Yooni Yi
Ryan Moseley
Susan Kelly
Brooke Bur
Sharon Treen
Kim Fulscher
Jim Davis
Celia Hill
Cindy Sanders
Larry Halsey
Joan Bradshaw
Nancy Moores
Donna Peacock
David Holmes
Bill Schall
Gary England
Mike Swent
Barbara Yryhev
Mary Salisbury
Maisie Ross
Nancy Gal
ZM Esel
Rohn K
Selcuk Erenguc
Pamela Pallas
Anita Neal
Ramon Littell
Wendy Wilbem
Jim DeValerio
Nola Vilson
Mike Daniels
Albert Mate
Elena Anderson
Wesley Nina
Lamma Alesade
Stephen Itaason
Angel Kwolek-Folland
Eva Czernecka-Vemer
Jessica Sullivan

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