Faculty Senate Meeting
September 16, 2010
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at: 3:00 PM
The minutes of the August meeting were approved.
Chair's report Mary Ann Ferguson, Faculty Senate Chair
Reported on the status of recently requested constitution changes and the status of items that the councils are
President's report Bernie Machen, President
Bernie Machen provided and discussed data on the Fall 2010 student enrollment including total enrollment, gender,
and diversity. He also provided a budget update.
International programs David Sammons, Dean of the International Center
David Sammons reported on the International Center's strategic planning exercise. The process was led by a
representative faculty group from all Colleges at UF. The strategic plan was completed in late May 2010. He
described the process by which the International Center arrived at the strategic plan, the principal elements of the
strategic plan for internationalization of the University of Florida for the five year period to 2015, and current
efforts to begin the implementation of the plan.
Community Campaign Susan Crowley, Assistant Vice President Community Relations
Susan Crowley provided information about the University Community Campaign.
University non-discrimination clause Wolfgang Sigmund, LGBT Concerns Committee member
Wolfgang Sigmund presented the proposal to include gender identity into the university's non-discrimination clause.
The item will be an action item at the October Senate meeting.
Faculty Guide to Helping Students in Distress
Wayne Griffin, Associate Director & Clinical Assoc. Professor Counseling and Wellness Center
Wayne Griffin distributed and discussed the new faculty guide to helping students in distress.
The meeting adjourned at: 4:13 PM
Lauren Garber Lake