Faculty Senate Meeting
April 16, 2009
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3 PM
The minutes of the March 19, 2009 Senate meeting was approved.
Frank Bova announced that a May Senate meeting will be held on May 15th, the location and
time will be announced soon. Bova discussed the draft guiding principles for budget reductions
and reminded Senators about the budget blog. He also discussed the grievance procedures.
President Machen discussed budget cuts. Updated information can be found at
He reported that the Senate and House budgets show somewhere between a $30-$90 million
reduction in state recurring funds. This takes into consideration money from federal stimulus
money and differential tuition funds. However, the differential bill has not been passed yet.
Machen reported that the budget is scheduled to be completed May 1st
Provost Glover announced a search for a Dean of the International Center. The search committee
is chaired by Steve Dorman. There will also be a task force to evaluate sustainability content in
Chair elect election:
Chair elect candidates gave statements and Senators voted.
There was a run-off between: Mary Ann Ferguson and Jill Varnes.
Mary Ann Ferguson was elected chair elect.
Doctor of Business Administration Selcuk Erenguc
Selcuk Erenguc presented information about the proposed Doctor of Business Administration.
This item will be an action item at the May meeting.
Report of the UCC Co-Chair Experience
Andy McCollough, Co-Chair of the General Education Committee
Andy McCollough presented a report on the UCC and General Education committee structure.
UF Calendar Update Bernard Mair, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
Bernard Mair presented a calendar update. The calendar will be an action item at the May Senate
Academic Policy Council Report on Shared Governance Questionnaire
Danaya Wright, APC chair
Danaya Wright presented an information item about the shared governance questionnaire.
Constitution Article 1 Cathy Martyniak, Constitution Committee Chair
Cathy Martyniak presented proposed changes to Article 1 of the constitution. These changes will
be an action item at the May meeting.
Graduate Council Items Ken Gerhardt, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Proposal to Create a M.S. In Biostatistics, PHHP
This item was approved.
Sunset Doctorate Degree in Computer & Information Science
This item was approved.
Green Team Resolution
The resolution was approved.
Committee on Committees Conflict of Interest Committee Recommended Language
Ellis Greiner, Committee on Committees Chair
The conflict of interest language was approved.
Constitution Committee Bylaw 22 and Constitution Article VI
Cathy Martyniak, Constitution Committee Chair
The Bylaw 22 and Constitution Article VI changes were approved.
The meeting adjourned at 4:33 PM