Faculty Senate Meeting
October 16, 2008
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3:02 PM
The minutes of the September 18 Senate meeting were approved.
Chair's report Frank Bova, Chair
Frank Bova reported that the Budget Council is drafting guiding principles for future budget cuts. The principles
will be posted on the Senate Web site and will be presented to the Senate as an information item when they are
available. Bova update the Senate on the responsibility center management site visit to Ohio State University. This
item will be an information item to the Senate when the RCM committee has created a proposal.
Bova also reported on the work group on distance education and the work group on self funded courses. Reports
from both groups will be made available when they are finalized.
President's Report Bernie Machen, President
Bernie Machen reported on the budget including projections for the state of Florida's budget. Machen will be in
Iran in November and will not be able to attend the November Senate meeting.
Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Kathy Long, Associate Provost
Kathy Long presented information about the faculty enhancement opportunity.
Intercollegiate Athletics Update Jill Varnes, Faculty Athletics representative
Jill Varnes presented the 2007-2008 annual intercollegiate athletics update.
Proposed Constitution Changes Cathy Martyniak, Constitution Committee Chair
Cathy Martyniak presented proposed constitution changes. This item will be an action item at the November
Proposal to Create a Department of Dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine
Michael Good presented this item on behalf of the College of Medicine- Jacksonville. The item will be an action
item at the November meeting.
Proposal to reorganize the Jacksonville campus Department of Otolaryngology as a division of the
Jacksonville campus Department of Surgery
Frank Bova presented this item on behalf of Henry Frierson. The proposal was approved.
The meeting adjourned at 4:00 PM
Mary Ann Ferguson
Mary Beth Salisbury