Faculty Senate Meeting
February 21, 2008
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3:03 PM
The minutes of the January 17, 2008 meeting were approved.
Chair's Report Rick Yost, Chair
Rick Yost announced that the call for council nominations has been extended. Yost
reported on the Ad-hoc committee to consider the chair of the University Curriculum
Committee and the General Education Committee. Issues expected to come before the
Senate by the end of this academic year include: Faculty authored course materials and
conflict of interest recommendations, a report from the Ad hoc Committee on a Civil, Safe
and Open Environment, a Child care resolution, and Sabbatical and Professional
Development Leave recommendations. Each college should be reviewing the college budget
and administrators should be consulting with faculty about budget cuts. The Steering
Committee will provide input at University level cuts.
President's Report Bernie Machen, President
Bernie Machen reported on campus safety and provided the Senate with a budget update.
Machen explained the budget cuts and what the University has done to date. The Deans
have been asked to prepare a plan to accommodate an additional 60 budget reduction to be
implemented on July 1. Machen displayed a chart illustrating state appropriations and tuition
revenue per FTE: AAU public average vs. UF.
Committee on Committees Preservation of Historic Buildings and Sites Committee
membership revision proposal John Leavey, Committee on Committees Chair
The proposed change in committee membership will be presented as an action item at the
Graduate Council Proposal Henry Frierson, Dean of the Graduate School
Sunset Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy (MHS) Process Graduate Degree
The proposed sunset will be presented as an action item at the March meeting.
Constitution Committee Proposed Regulations
Cathy Martyniak, Constitution Committee Chair elect
The Constitution Committee presented its report on proposed regulations.
Gordon Rule Proposal Andy McCollough, General Education Committee Chair
The Gordon Rule proposal will be presented as an action item at the March meeting.
Honorary Degrees Committee nominee
David Denslow, Honorary Degrees Committee Chair
Dave Denslow presented the Honorary Degrees Committee's revised internal operating
The nomination for Honorary Degree candidate Sanchez was approved.
Constitution committee language Cathy Martyniak, Constitution committee chair-elect
The proposed council membership language was approved.
Open Floor Discussion
Jerry Culter, Infrastructure Council Chair, notified the Senators that the council discussed
the Vehicle Management Plan and the council made recommendations for revisions.
There was discussion about the Haridopolos hire.
The meeting adjourned at 4:05 PM
Mary Beth Salisbury
Ex Officio Attendees:
S. F. Dermott