Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Language: English
Creator: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
Publisher: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 21, 2010`
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Faculty Senate Meeting
October 21, 2010
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

The meeting was called to order at 3:08 PM

The minutes of the September meeting were approved.


Chair's report Mary Ann Ferguson, Faculty Senate Chair
Mary Ann Ferguson reported on council activities. The Budget council is collecting comments on RCM via the
Senate blog and is meeting with deans to discuss RCM implementation. The Welfare council is asking each colleg-e's
elected faculty body to provide the welfare council with suggested topics to look into this year. The council is also
reviewing student and faculty safety issues, parental leave policies, background checks for new employees, parking
and peer review of teaching. The Infrastructure council is looking into online training and classroom availability.
The Academic Policy Council reviewed the academic calendars, and will consider student perceptions of teaching,
grade inflation and the development of an academic work plan. The Research and Scholarship policy council is
reviewing effort reporting, RCM, campus IT, centers and institutes reporting and fiscal management of contacts and

President's report Bernie Machen, President
Bernie Machen discussed the partnership between UF and Historic St. Augustine. UF will refurbish 34 historic
buildings in St. Augustine. He also discussed the NRC rankings and reported that he will appoint a presidential
committee to conduct a comprehensive review of graduate programs. The university will provide an RCM report to
the BOT in December.

Provosts' report Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover reported minus grades data and that homecoming 2011 will be held November 4-5. He also announced
that deans and the graduate school have been asked to create student learning outcomes for all graduate programs,
which are due in April 2011. He discussed the block tuition proposal and the proposal to create a spring/summer
consortium of students.

Directed Discussion

Interdisciplinary Research James Oliverio, Digital Worlds Institute Director
James Oliverio presented information on the digital worlds institute and how the program was created. The
program works on interdisciplinary projects with various colleges on campus.

Action Item

University non-discrimination clause Wolfgang Sigmund, LGBT Concerns Committee member
This item was approved.

Open Access Judy Russell, Dean of the University Libraries
Judy Russell and Mary Thigpen presented information on Open Access.

Distance Learning Frank Bova, Distance Learning Committee Member
Frank Bova, Sanford Berg and Ed Schaefer presented information on distance learning and the process of selecting
a distance learning preferred vendor.

Constitution Changes regarding departments Margaret Temple Smith, Constitution Committee Chair
?I 1-;1 Temple Smith presented proposed constitution language regarding departments. David Groisser
recommended adding language to clarify that departments can be in more than one college, rather than not
clarifying that.

Academic Integrity Task Force Jen Day Shaw, Task force co-chair
Jen Day Shaw reported on the academic integrity task force's progress to date. The task force has conducted a
literature review of academic integrity and conducted interviews with colleges that have a strong culture of academic
integrity. The task force has also talked to colleagues about academic integrity and will create a survey for faculty
about academic integrity. Faculty can participate in the process by serving on a focus group about academic

The meeting adjourned at 4:52 Phi

Peter Adams
Wayne Archer
Monika Ardelt
Thomas Beaver
Sanford Berg
Alexander Berkovich
Gijs Bosman
Jane Brockmann
Cheri Brodeur
Amy Buhler
Eileen Buss
Louis Cattafesta
Nico Cellinese
Jean Cibula
George Christou
Maria Coady
Donald Cohen
Robert Cook
Besty Creveling
Oscar Crisalle
Jerry Culen
Deb Cupples
Barbara Curbow
Florin Curta
Harry Daniels
John Dobson
Michael Dukes
K~evin Farmer
Liz Felter

Mary Ann Ferguson
Jane Gannon
Lauren Garber Lake
Abe Goldman
Renee Goodrich
David Groisser
Charles Haddad
David Hahn
Edward Hart
Galia Hatar
Marc Heft
Richard Hill
Aida Hozic
David Janicke
Alike K~atorich
Phil Kaufman
James K~lausner
Mirka K~oro Ljungberg
Jason K~ruse
John Leavey
Stephen Lewis
Rob MacI~ay
Martin Alain
Tim Martin
Jack Alecholsky
Renwei Alei
Alike Meldrum
David Miller
Martha Monroe
Cynthia Morton

Paul Mueller
Carol Murphy
Michael Nussbaum
Scott Nygren
Mark Orazem
David Ostrov
Anand Paul
Emily Pugh
Neta Pulvermarcher
Robert Ries
Beverly Roberts
Andrew Rosalsky
K~enneth Sassaman
Orit Shechtman
SA Sherif
Daniel Siragusa
Laura Sjoberg
Stephen Smith
K~eith Stanfill
John Stevely
Jake Streit
Ghata Subhash
Joseph Tepas
K~evin Thompson
Barry Tillman
Mark Tillman
Sonal Tuli
Jay Watkins
Lori Waxenberg
K~aren Whalen

Information Items

Bernard Whiting
Joe Wilson
Joel Yelich

Joe Glover
Henrietta Logan
Bernie Machen
Michael Perri
Judith Russell
Wolfgang Sigmund
Margaret Temple Smith
Barbara Wingo
John Wright

Carol K~em
K~eith Sutneder
Brenda Smith
Mary Thigpen
Jen Day Shaw
Heidi Radwovich
Alice Harmon
Henrietta Logan
James Oliverio

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