Faculty Senate Meeting
November 20, 2008
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3:02 PM
The minutes of the October 16, 2008 meeting were approved.
Chair's report Frank Bova, Chair
Frank Bova discussed Governor Crist's proposal for new university funding. He also
discussed the Faculty Enhancement Program, Compensation committee, SPP Review
Committee, the Nomination process for University and Senate committees, and the open
source text committee.
Provost's Report Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover reported that the College of Engineering Dean search will begin in the near
future. Governor Crist has recognized problems with the state university system funding
model and is considering a tuition differential not covered by Bright Futures in order to
bring our tuition up to the national average of public colleges. Thirty percent of any
differential would go to need based financial aid and the rest would be used for hiring
faculty, advisors and counselors.
Board of Trustees Update Dianna Morgan, BoT Chair
Dianna Morgan discussed the opportunities that can come with the tuition differential.
Superficially increased funding translates to increased responsibility especially with more
defined goals and increased performance measures.
Information Technology Initiatives Chuck Frazier, Interim CIO
Chuck Frazier presented information technology initiatives.
Budget Principles David Quillen, Budget Council Chair
David Quillen presented the budget council's draft budget principles. Comments can be
made via a form on the Senate homepage.
APC Textbook Report Danaya Wright, APC Chair
Danaya Wright presented the APC textbook report.
Proposal to Create a Department of Dermatology at the University of Florida College
The proposal was approved.
Proposed Constitution Changes Jim Seale, Constitution Committee Chair Elect
The constitution changes were postponed until the next meeting due to a change that
needed to be made to include faculty in centers, institutes and programs in Article 6 section
II on page 23. The constitution committee will update the language and present the language
for a vote in December.
Open Discussion from Senate Floor
Senators first. Three minute limit per speaker.
The meeting adjourned at 5:08 PM
Kelly Gary Eurom
Anna Callun Hollombe
Angel Kowlek Folland
JJ Van Der Ae