Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: February 19, 2009
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Faculty Senate Meeting
February 19, 2009
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom

The meeting was called to order at 3 PM

The January 15, 2009 minutes were approved.

Chair's report Frank Bova, Chair
Frank Bova discussed the e-learning software presentations, the FEO task force, the Student Experience at
Research Universities Survey, the budget blog, the information technology action plan and policy council

President's Report Bernie Machen, President
As many of you know, President Barack Obama signed an economic stimulus package this week that is expected to
infuse as much as $12 billion into the state of Florida over the next three years.

It is unclear at this point how the stimulus funds will change the budget situation for higher education throughout
the state, and more specifically, the University of Florida.
We are still evaluating the stimulus plan and it may be several weeks before we have an idea of its impact on our
state appropriations.

For that reason, I believe we need to take a little extra time in our development of budget reduction plans university
wide. Last month, I asked the deans and administrators to begin discussions with their faculty and staff to identify
cuts of up to 10 percent of their area's recurring budgets.

This plan continues except, instead of forwarding the plans to the administration by March 4, the new date for
submission is April 1. This will allow an anticipated public announcement of all the plans on April 15.

In the meantime, the university may be eligible to receive some funds from the stimulus package earmarked for the
renovation and remodeling of existing facilities. We have forwarded to the state Board of Governors a list of more
than $400 million in remodeling projects, some of which will help improve the energy efficiency of our buildings.
We anticipate these upgrades would produce sizable, long-term savings through lower utility bills.

I want you to know I am committed to working with the state and educational leaders to lessen the cuts facing the
university for the upcoming 2009-10 fiscal year.

Provost's Report Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover discussed the textbook adoption requirements. All colleges were at the 90% or above level for
compliance. The committee reviewing the International Center has completed its work and the report is posted on
the academic affairs Web site. The undergraduate curriculum task force report is almost completed and will be
posted when the committee's work is finished. A search for the next permanent dean of the College of Public
Health and Health Professions will begin soon. The FEO deadline for summer and fall proposals is February 26.

Information Items

Legislative Agenda Update Jane Adams, Vice President for University Relations
Jane Adams provided a legislative agenda update as an information item.

UPD Use of Force Report Linda Stump, Chief of Police
Chief Stump presented the annual UPD use of force report as an information item.

Constitution Committee Regulations Report Cathy Martyniak, Constitution Committee Chair
Cathy Martyniak presented the constitution committee's regulations report as an information.

Creation of a School of Physician Assistant Studies College of Medicine
Wayne Bottom, Associate Dean for Physician Assistant Studies
Wayne Bottom presented information on the proposal to create a School of Physician Assistant Studies in the
College of Medicine. This proposal will be an action item at the March meeting.

University Curriculum Committee Proposals Andy McCollough, UCC Chair

1. Department name change proposals, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Biology
2. New department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions

3. New department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry

Andy McCollough presented information on three university curriculum committee proposals. These proposals will
be action items at the March meeting.
Action Items

University Curriculum Committee Proposed Name Changes Andy McCollough, UCC Chair

1. The department of Romance Languages and Literatures underwent the following changes: Faculty in
Spanish and Portuguese became the nucleus of a new department, which is now proposing the name,
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Faculty in French, Italian and Haitian Creole became
part of a second department, which is now proposing the name, Department of Languages, Literatures
and Cultures.

2. Faculty in the Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures and the Department of
Germanic and Slavic Studies also became part of the new department which is now proposing the name,
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

3. The Department of Sociology and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society were merged into one
unit. The proposed name for the new department is the Department of Sociology and Criminology &

These proposals were approved.

Name change from the department of Pharmacy Practice to Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
Larry Lopez, Associate Chair of Pharmacy Practice
This proposal was approved.

Bylaws Changes (changes to 4, 7, 13, and 18)
These bylaw changes were approved.

Cathy Martyniak, Constitution Committee Chair

APC recommendations concerning dept/college change procedures
These recommendations were approved.

Resolution regarding the Gainesville charter amendment
Wolfgang Sigmund, Chair Presidential LGBT concerns committee
This resolution was approved.

Open Discussion from Senate Floor

There was not an open floor discussion.

The meeting adjourned at 4:42 PM

Sean Adams
Chunrong Ai
Nora Alter
Kevin Anderson
Wayne Archer
Tom Auxter
Lorena Baccaglini
David Bloomquist
Elizabeth Bolton
Jane Brockmann
Regina Bussing
Judy Butterfield
Louis Cattafesta
Kenny Cheng
Maria Coady
Donald Cohen
Robert Cook
Elizabeth Creveling
Oscar Crisalle
David Criswell
Jean Crockett
Joseph Delfino
Mary Ann Ferguson
Ian Flood
Timothy Flynn
Thomas Foster
Maria Gallo
George Gerencser
Martin Gold
Wayne Griffin
Jeffrey Harman
Alice Harmon
Edward Hart
Michael Heaney
Richard Hill

Shannon Holliday
Stan Kaye
James Keesling
William Kem
Kristen Kemple
Saeed Khan
Michael Kladde
James Klausner
Shawn Kneipp
John Leavey
Lora Levett
Stephen Lewis
Jenshan Lin
William Lindberg
Henrietta Logan
William McArthur
Heather McAuslane
Sue McGorray
Jack Mecholsky
Mike Meldrom
Bayard Miller
Jacqueline Miller
Martha Monroe
Bill Montgomery
Cynthia Morton
Carol Murphy
Satya Narayan
Sven Normann
Scott Nygren
Anthony Offerle
Dan O'Neill
Mark Orazem
Marc Ortenga
Nancy Poehlmann
Deborah Popovich
Kathie Price
Rose Pringle

William Properzio
David Quillen
Tracy Rambo
Ron Randles
Patrick Reakes
David Reed
Ruth Ron
Sandra Russo
Alan Sawyer
Orit Shechtman
Wolfgang Sigmund
Sharleen Simpson
Susan Sinnott
Brenda Smith
Clay Smith
Taylor Stein
Sevan Terzian
Jill Varnes
Eric Wachsman
Henry Wihnyk
Brenda Williams
Sally Williams
Naomi Young
Dana Zimmel
Barbara Zsembik

Jane Adams
Jacob Chung
Paul D'Anieri
Henry Frierson
Joe Glover
Robert Jerry
Lucinda Lavelli
Bernie Machen
Cathleen Martyniak
Sue Percival

Danaya Wright, APC Chair

Micahel Perri
Winfred Phillips
Judith Russell
Christopher Silver
Danaya Wright
John Wright
Richard Yost

Student Senators:
Jordan Johnson

Marc Heft
Sara Plager
Stephanie Hanson
Michelle Foss

Lawrence Alexander
Ken Gerhardt
Thomas Stewart
James Scale
Harrison Diamond
John Ingram

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