Faculty Senate Meeting
September 18, 2008
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at: 3:00 PM
The minutes of the May 15, 2008 and August 28, 2008 minutes were approved.
Chair's report Frank Bova, Chair
Frank Bova informed the Senators about the international educator of the year award and
presented a review of the September ACFS meeting which included a discussion the
textbook affordability law and the state budget as it applies to the state university system.
President's Report Bernie Machen, President
President Machen discussed the economic situation as it applies to contracts the University
has. A letter from AIG is posted on the human resources web site. It appears that the
endowment has had almost no exposure to the economic situation. There is a
faculty/administration committee to review the SPP program. Daniel Wubah is creating a
committee to review the quality of our education.
Honors Program Director Search Mark Rush, Search Committee Faculty Liaison
Mark Rush presented information on the honors program director search.
University Calendar Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Daniel Wubah presented information on the University calendar and calendar restrictions.
The calendar will come to the Senate for approval later this semester.
Proposal to reorganize the Jacksonville campus Department of Otolaryngology as a
division of the Jacksonville campus Department of Surgery
Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Daniel Wubah presented this proposal. The item will be an action item at the October
Minus Grades Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover presented information on the implementation of minus grades.
Agricultural and Life Sciences Graduate Degree Programs
Ken Gerhardt, Associate Dean Graduate School
o Sunset the Master of Agriculture degree with a maj or in Botany
o Sunset the Master of Agriculture degree with a major in Soil and Water
o Sunset the Master of Agriculture degree with a maj or in Food and
o Sunset Master of Agriculture Degree with a maj or in Agricultural
Education and Communication
The items were approved.
The meeting adjourned at: 3:54 PM
Mary Ann Ferguson