Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
Uniform Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Language: English
Creator: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
Publisher: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: September 20, 2007
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Senate Meeting
September 20, 2007
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

The meeting was called to order at 3:01 PM

The minutes of the August 23, 2007 Senate meeting were approved.


Chair's Report Rick Yost, Chair
Dr. Yost reported that the Faculty Senate is working with administration to form a
faculty/student committee to review the FDLE report regarding the town hall meeting with
John Kerry. The committee will also review the incident and relevant procedures. The
committee will be comprised of 4 faculty members, 4 students and a faculty chair. Dr. Yost
welcomes nominations, suggestions and concerns.
Nominations are being accepted for appointment to the curriculum committee and the
general education committee. The constitutional language has not been approved yet but the
appointments will help transition to the approved structure of have elected and half
appointed members. One quarter of the members will be appointed to serve a one year term,
which is: 5 members to the curriculum committee and 3 members to the general education

The Dean of Students office would like one faculty member to sit on the common reading
program selection committee.

The deadline for nominations for honorary degrees is October 1.

The October Senate meeting will be held at the cultural plaza. Please RSVP for events.

The Welfare council is reviewing options for a faculty club at UF. Friday appears to be the
best time for most faculty members.

In the spring the Faculty Senate office collected shared governance reports from each
college. The summaries will be posted on the senate Web site.

The budget council has a budget FAQ on their Web site. If you have questions about the
budget process, please send them to the council.

President's Report and Budget Report Bernie Machen, President

Dr. Machen presented a report on the budget. The Legislature will meet on Oct. 3-10 to
discuss budget cuts.

Information Item

Board of Trustees Meeting Report

Rick Yost, Chair

Two new committees were created: the task force on cost reduction and efficiency and the
BOT Committee on Resources. Rick Yost sits on the Committee on Resources and Frank
Bova sits on the Task Force on Cost Reduction and Efficiency.

Dr. Machen created goals for next year stemming from SWP goals:
Funds for faculty and staff raises next year
Develop new support for faculty enhancement for research leaves, sabbaticals and

Action Items

Graduate Council Items Henry Frierson, Dean Graduate School
o LL.M in Environmental & Land Use Law

o Eliminate the graduate degrees in Engineering Mechanics and Engineering

The proposals were approved.

Curriculum Committee
Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost, Undergraduate Affairs
o Elimination ofBS in Engineering Science
The proposal was approved.

Open Floor Discussion
Floor is open to Senators first. Three minute limit per speaker.

The meeting adjourned at 4:01 PM


Chunrong Ai
Nora Alter
Tom Auxter
Sammy Barkin
Azra Bihorac
David Bloomquist
Elizabeth Bolton
Ashley Booth
Frank Bova

Eve Brank
Jane Brockmann
Pamela Brown
William Buhi
Regina Bussing
Judy Butterfield
Kenny Cheng
George Christou
Chris Cogle

Elizabeth Creveling
David Criswell
Mark Davis
Timothy Davis
Lori Deitte
Joseph Delfino
Julie Dodd
Bruce Edwards
Mary Ann Ferguson
lan Flood
Joanne Foss
Thomas Foster
Stephen Futch
Maria Gallo
George Gerencser
Malay Ghosh
Martin Gold
Ellis Greiner
Dave Hackett
Jeffrey Harman
Alice Harmon
Christy Harris Lemak
Edward Hart
Carrie Haskell Luevano
Kirk Hatfield
John Haydu
Marc Heft
David Janicke
Rebecca Jordi
Henry Jowers
Stan Kaye
James Keesling
William Kem
Saeed Khan
James Klausner
Shawn Kneipp
Pradeep Kumar
Jodi Lane
John Leavey
Jenshan Lin
William Lindberg
Henrietta Logan
Joseli Macedo
Heather McAuslane
Sue McGorray
Robert McGovern

Jacqueline Miller
Bill Montgomery
Stephen Mulkey
Satya Narayan
Ranga Narayana
Sven Norman
Scott Nygren
Dan O'Neill
Mark Orazem
Deborah Popovich
Kathleen Price
Rose Pringle
William Properzio
David Quillen
Tracy Rambo
Ron Rnadles
Eileen Raynor
Patrick Reakes
Roger Reep
Rolf Renne
Jaquelyn Resnick
Victorial Rovine
Kirk Schanze
Richard Segal
James Selph
Orit Shechtman
Susan Sinnott
Clay Smith
David Smith
Taylor Stein
Michael sweat
Michele Tennant
Joseph Tepas
Robert Thomas
Pham Tiep
Sharon Treen
Bryan Unruh
Jill Varnes
Eric Wachsman
Susan Webb
Sally Williams
Steven Willis
George Wilson
Naomi Young
Dana Zimmel
Barbara Zsembik

Student Senators:
Ryan Mosely
Yooni Yi

Janie Fouke
Henry Frierson
Dennis Jett
Ruth Lowery
Carol Murphy
Rebecca Pauly
Michael Perri
Judith Russell
Christopher Silver
Danaya Wright
John Wright
Rick Yost

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