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Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes February 2 4 2011 3:00 5:00 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium The meeting was called to order at 3:0 6 p.m. Minutes of the January meeting were approved. Chairs Report Mary Ann Ferguson, Faculty Senate Chair Mary Ann Ferguson reminded the Senate that Group 1 nominations are due March 7. Also, the d eadline for nominations for vacant council seats and ChairElect is March 1. The Nominating Committee recently completed the candidate slate f or committee vacancies. Council reports: The Infrastructure Council is working on its recommendation in r egard s to required training and also reviewing textbook purchases. Research and Scholarship Council received rep ort s on PI Enterprise Reporting and online tenure and promotion. A c a demic Policy Council has been looking at the National Merit Scholars h ip program. Budget Council is continuing to work on its RCM report to the Senate. Welfare is reviewing our benefits. This council m et with Dr. Machen a little over a week ago and will discuss the changes to retirement and health benefits. Presidents Report Bernie Machen, President President Machen reported that the state legislature starts its regular session in a couple of we eks. Currently the legislative committees are meeting. He believes that what comes out of this session is required employee contribution s to all benefit plans. He noted that it wont be as significant as what the Go vernor proposes, but maybe 2 3%, depe nding on the plan. T he proposal to stop the DROP program starting July 1 is causing some concern The Governors proposed health plan doesnt seem to have much support, however, its predicted that our premiums will increase. Some good news is the gradu ate student health care plans premiums decreased with increased benefits. Bright Futures might be stopped. Many of our student s depend on Bright Futures for their education. Federal government is talking about less rather than more with vital progra ms getting significantly cut or eliminated. Dr. Machen urged senators that if they are a member of a national organization to become active If the university sustains deep cuts, a one time 30% increase in undergraduate tuition might be necessary to keep core programs intact. Admission cycle is growing with the university receiving 29,000 applications The numbers on the students we admitted are at an all time high (re: SAT Scores) In response to the Cor ry V illage situation last year, the university has done analysis and made changes. We are looking at additional counselors and case managers for students in distress, increased training opportunities for staff, and collaboration between Housing and University Police Department. Dean of Students initiated a U niversity Cares program with new protocols and referral mechanisms for faculty and staff plus awareness training programs. The University has also made a commitment to create a campus advisory committee.

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Pro vost s Re port Joe Glover, Provost Joe Glover announced that the University recently started a search for a Director of Institutional Assessment. This positions immediate task is to prepare for SACS accreditation and also to begin reviewing our assessment processes and feedback loops. A seco nd search will start soon for the College of Education Dean. The search committee chair for the COE Dean is Steve Dorman, Dean of HHP. Action Items University Curriculum Committee Proposals Bernard Mair, UCC Chair Proposed change to name of Bachelor o f Science degree from Agricultural and Biological Engineering degree to Biological Engineering Mark Law Associate Dean of Engineering This item was approved. General Education Committee Recommendation Nancy Poehlmann, Academic Policy Council Chair Thi s item was approved. University Curriculum Committee Proposals Bernard Mair, UCC Chair Formation of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, College of Engineering Cammy Abernathy Dean, College of Engineering After long discussion, it was voted to table this item. The vote was 28 (26 votes in house with 2 offsite) to 24 for tabling. Information Items Review of Respective COC Roles Timothy Johnson Committee on Committee Chair The COC was charged to review and clarify the respective roles of the UCC and APC to help coordinate increased communication. Committee recommendation is to improve the description of the UCC and updat e the language in Bylaw 20[A2b3] to specify a selectio n of a co chair that reports to the APC. The recommendation could be implemented with the following changes to the Bylaws (Senate bylaw 20[A2b3]) University Curriculum Committee: Insert There is also a co chair selected by the Committee from its members elected by the Senate after the sentence The Chair is appointed by the President or the Presidents designee . At the end of the paragraph, add When the Committee begins to consider items requiring Senate approval, the Committees co chair is to inform the Academic Policy Council. New Regulations (lights) Information Margaret Temple Smith University Constitution Committee Chair Margaret Temple Smith reviewed the proposed new regulations. The co mmittee recommends that faculty pay close attention to t he following: 1.00Employment of Related Persons 1.0103 Policies on Restricted Data 1.011 Disclosure and Regulation of Outside Activities and Financial Interests. 2.019 Alcoholic Beverages 3.007 Traffic & Parking: Parking Registration

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3.013 Traffic & Parking Violations 3.0421 Employee Debt Collection 4.042 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Resolution Options, Procedures for Reviews and Hearings. 5.0764 College of Medicine Policy on Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechn ology Industry Conflicts of Interest and Industry/Academic Relations. All proposed regulations can be found on the General Counsel and the Faculty Senate website. Comment period ends on Monday, February 28, 2011. If you wish to give feedback, you must d o so soon. HR: Guidelines on the Use of Social Media Susan Blair Chief Privacy Officer Susan Blair presented a draft document that outlines university policies and regulations pertaining to the use of social media. It was emphasized that this is an o verlay of our existing policies in response to i ssues that have happened with employees and students and the use of social media. These are guidelines that will be available to inform users that social media are not private and may be monitored. Behavioral Consultation Team Jen Shaw Assistant Vice President, Dean of Students and Captain Darren Baxley University Police Department Jen Shaw and Darren Baxley gave background information on the Behavioral Consultation Team best practices on studen t behavior, and suggestions on what do if we are worried about a student, faculty or staff member. Harn Museum: Support of Teaching & Research Eric Segal Harn Museum Education Curator of Academic Programs Eric Segal introduced himself to the Senate and noted how instructors can use the Harn by weaving this resource into their courses. Open D iscussion Scott Nygren asked the Senate to pass a resolution against guns on campus. It passed in three steps: Motion was made to move the resolution to an information item. This was passed unanimously. Motion was made to move the resolution to an action item. This was passed unanimously. Motion was made to pass the resolution. This was passed unanimously. Passed Resolution: Resolution Against Guns on Campus WHEREAS, a civil, safe and open environment is fundamental to the educational and research mission of the University of Florida, and WHEREAS guns, including legally purchased guns, have been involved in numerous unfortunate incidents on col lege campuses around the country in which students, faculty and staff have been injured and killed; and WHEREAS, numerous studies, such as one by epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, have determined that possession of guns greatly increases the risk that innocent people will be shot, and

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WHEREAS, Florida Senate Bill 234 was filed on Dec. 12, 2010, by Sen. Greg Evers, R Crestview, Florida to amend Florida Statute 790.06 to allow the possession of firearms by non law enforceme nt officials on university and c ollege campuses, and WHEREAS, the State of Florida University Police Chiefs, including UPDs chief, Linda Stump, are united in opposition to any legislation that would allow weapons on campus, and WHEREAS, the University of Florida Student Senate, on behalf of the students of the University of Florida, voted 52 17 to oppose any amendment to Florida Statutes that would allow the possession of firearms by non law enforcement officials on the University of Florida campus, the n THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Florida, on behalf of the faculty of the University of Florida, strongly opposes any legislation that would allow guns on campus. The meeting was adjourned at 5:16 p.m. Senators Attending Peter Adams Mary Adkins Monika Ardelt Manuel Arreola Steve Asare Lorena Baccaglini Sanford Berg Alexander Berkovich Jane Brockmann Amy Buhler Eileen Buss Nina Caputo Lois Cattafesta George Christou Nereyda Clark Betsy Creveling Oscar Crisalle Deb Cupples John Dobson Kevin Farmer Liz Felter Jane Gannon Lauren GarberLake Robyn Gleason Wayne Griffin Charles Haddad David Hahn Frederick Hamann Brian Harfe Edward Hart Galia Hatav Marc Heft Richard Hill Pat Hogue David Holmes Aida Hozic Margeaux Johnson Mike Katovich James Klausner Mirka Koro Ljungberg Jason Kruse John Leavey Stephen Lewis Greg MacDonald Martin Main Todd Manini Jack Mecholsky Renwei Mei Mike Meldrum David Miller Martha Monroe Giuseppe Morelli Cynthia Morton Carol Murphy Vasudha Narayanan Michael Nussbaum Scott Nygren Mark Orazem Anand Paul Deanna Pelfrey Nancy Poehlmann Emily Pugh Neta Pulvermarcher Robert Ries Beverly Roberts Ruth Ron Andrew Rosalsky Sandra Russo Vicki Sarajedini Greg Sawyer Orit Shechtman S a Sherif Susan Sinnott Laura Sjoberg Maya Standfield Mazzi Keith Stanfill Jake Streit Ghatu Subhash Kevin Thompson Mark Tillman Sonal Tuli Sharda Udassi Jay Watkins Lori Waxenberg Karen Whalen Bernard Whiting Tom Wichman

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Faculty Senate Meeting
Minutes
February 24, 2011
3:00 5:00 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium


The meeting was called to order at 3:06 p.m.

Minutes of the January meeting were approved.

Chair's Report Mary Ann Ferguson, Faculty Senate Chair
Mary Ann Ferguson reminded the Senate that Group 1 nominations are due March 7. Also, the deadline for
nominations for vacant council seats and Chair-Elect is March 1. The Nominating Committee recently
completed the candidate slate for committee vacancies.

Council reports: The Infrastructure Council is working on its recommendation in regards to required training and
also reviewing textbook purchases. Research and Scholarship Council received reports on PI Enterprise
Reporting and online tenure and promotion. Academic Policy Council has been looking at the National Merit
Scholarship program. Budget Council is continuing to work on its RCM report to the Senate. Welfare is
reviewing our benefits. This council met with Dr. Machen a little over a week ago and will discuss the changes to
retirement and health benefits.

President's Report Bernie Machen, President
President Machen reported that the state legislature starts its regular session in a couple of weeks.
Currently the legislative committees are meeting. He believes that what comes out of this session is required
employee contributions to all benefit plans. He noted that it won't be as significant as what the Governor
proposes, but maybe 2-3%, depending on the plan. The proposal to stop the DROP program starting July 1 is
causing some concern. The Governor's proposed health plan doesn't seem to have much support, however, it's
predicted that our premiums will increase. Some good news is the graduate student health care plan's
premiums decreased with increased benefits.

Bright Futures might be stopped. Many of our students depend on Bright Futures for their education. Federal
government is talking about less rather than more with vital programs getting significantly cut or eliminated. Dr.
Machen urged senators that if they are a member of a national organization to become active.

If the university sustains deep cuts, a one-time 30% increase in undergraduate tuition might be necessary to
keep core programs intact. Admission cycle is growing with the university receiving 29,000 applications. "The
numbers on the students we admitted are at an all time high." (re: SAT Scores)

In response to the Corry Village situation last year, the university has done analysis and made changes. We are
looking at additional counselors and case managers for students in distress, increased training opportunities for
staff, and collaboration between Housing and University Police Department. Dean of Students initiated a
"University Cares" program with new protocols and referral mechanisms for faculty and staff plus awareness
training programs. The University has also made a commitment to create a campus advisory committee.










Provost's Report Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover announced that the University recently started a search for a Director of Institutional Assessment.
This position's immediate task is to prepare for SACS accreditation and also to begin reviewing our assessment
processes and feedback loops. A second search will start soon for the College of Education Dean. The search
committee chair for the COE Dean is Steve Dorman, Dean of HHP.

Action Items

University Curriculum Committee Proposals Bernard Mair, UCC Chair

Proposed change to name of Bachelor of Science degree from Agricultural and Biological Engineering
degree to Biological Engineering Mark Law, Associate Dean of Engineering
This item was approved.

General Education Committee Recommendation Nancy Poehlmann, Academic Policy Council Chair
This item was approved.

University Curriculum Committee Proposals Bernard Mair, UCC Chair

*Formation of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, College of
Engineering Cammy Abernathy, Dean, College of Engineering
After long discussion, it was voted to table this item. The vote was 28 (26 votes in-house with 2
offsite) to 24 for tabling.

Information Items

Review of Respective COC Roles Timothy Johnson, Committee on Committee Chair
The COC was charged to review and clarify the respective roles of the UCC and APC to help coordinate increased
communication. Committee recommendation is to improve the description of the UCC and update the language
in Bylaw 20[A2b3] to specify a selection of a co-chair that reports to the APC. The recommendation could be
implemented with the following changes to the Bylaws (Senate bylaw 20[A2b3]) University Curriculum
Committee:
Insert "There is also a co-chair selected by the Committee from its members elected by the Senate" after
the sentence "The Chair is appointed by the President or the President's designee."
At the end of the paragraph, add "When the Committee begins to consider items requiring Senate
approval, the Committee's co-chair is to inform the Academic Policy Council".

New Regulations (lights) Information Margaret Temple-Smith, University Constitution
Committee Chair

Margaret Temple-Smith reviewed the proposed new regulations. The committee recommends that faculty pay
close attention to the following:
1.00- Employment of Related Persons
1.0103 Policies on Restricted Data
1.011 Disclosure and Regulation of Outside Activities and Financial Interests.
2.019 Alcoholic Beverages
3.007 -Traffic & Parking: Parking Registration










3.013 Traffic & Parking Violations
3.0421- Employee Debt Collection
4.042 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Resolution Options, Procedures for Reviews
and Hearings.
5.0764 College of Medicine Policy on Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology Industry
Conflicts of Interest and Industry/Academic Relations.

All proposed regulations can be found on the General Counsel and the Faculty Senate website. Comment period
ends on Monday, February 28, 2011. If you wish to give feedback, you must do so soon.

HR: Guidelines on the Use of Social Media Susan Blair, Chief Privacy Officer
Susan Blair presented a draft document that outlines university policies and regulations pertaining to the use of
social media. It was emphasized that this is an overlay of our existing policies in response to issues that have
happened with employees and students and the use of social media. These are guidelines that will be available
to inform users that social media are not private and may be monitored.

Behavioral Consultation Team Jen Shaw, Assistant Vice President, Dean of Students and Captain
Darren Baxley- University Police Department

Jen Shaw and Darren Baxley gave background information on the Behavioral Consultation Team, best practices
on student behavior, and suggestions on what do if we are worried about a student, faculty or staff member.

Harn Museum: Support of Teaching & Research Eric Segal, Harn Museum Education Curator of
Academic Programs

Eric Segal introduced himself to the Senate and noted how instructors can use the Harn by weaving this resource
into their courses.


Open Discussion
Scott Nygren asked the Senate to pass a resolution against guns on campus. It passed in three steps:
Motion was made to move the resolution to an information item. This was passed unanimously.
Motion was made to move the resolution to an action item. This was passed unanimously.
Motion was made to pass the resolution. This was passed unanimously.

Passed Resolution:

Resolution Against Guns on Campus

WHEREAS, a civil, safe and open environment is fundamental to the educational and research mission of the
University of Florida, and

WHEREAS guns, including legally purchased guns, have been involved in numerous unfortunate incidents on
college campuses around the country in which students, faculty and staff have been injured and killed; and

WHEREAS, numerous studies, such as one by epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
have determined that possession of guns greatly increases the risk that innocent people will be shot, and










WHEREAS, Florida Senate Bill 234 was filed on Dec. 12, 2010, by Sen. Greg Evers, R-Crestview, Florida to amend
Florida Statute 790.06 to allow the possession of firearms by non-law enforcement officials on university and
college campuses, and

WHEREAS, the State of Florida University Police Chiefs, including UPD's chief, Linda Stump, are united in opposition
to any legislation that would allow weapons on campus, and

WHEREAS, the University of Florida Student Senate, on behalf of the students of the University of Florida, voted 52-
17 to oppose any amendment to Florida Statutes that would allow the possession of firearms by non-law
enforcement officials on the University of Florida campus, then

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Florida, on behalf of the faculty of the
University of Florida, strongly opposes any legislation that would allow guns on campus.



The meeting was adjourned at 5:16 p.m.

Senators Attending


Peter Adams
Mary Adkins
Monika Ardelt
Manuel Arreola
Steve Asare
Lorena Baccaglini
Sanford Berg
Alexander Berkovich
Jane Brockmann
Amy Buhler
Eileen Buss
Nina Caputo
Lois Cattafesta
George Christou
Nereyda Clark
Betsy Creveling
Oscar Crisalle
Deb Cupples
John Dobson
Kevin Farmer
Liz Felter
Jane Gannon
Lauren Garber-Lake
Robyn Gleason
Wayne Griffin
Charles Haddad
David Hahn
Frederick Hamann
Brian Harfe


Edward Hart
Galia Hatav
Marc Heft
Richard Hill
Pat Hogue
David Holmes
Aida Hozic
Margeaux Johnson
Mike Katovich
James Klausner
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg
Jason Kruse
John Leavey
Stephen Lewis
Greg MacDonald
Martin Main
Todd Manini
Jack Mecholsky
Renwei Mei
Mike Meldrum
David Miller
Martha Monroe
Giuseppe Morelli
Cynthia Morton
Carol Murphy
Vasudha Narayanan
Michael Nussbaum
Scott Nygren
Mark Orazem


Anand Paul
Deanna Pelfrey
Nancy Poehlmann
Emily Pugh
Neta Pulvermarcher
Robert Ries
Beverly Roberts
Ruth Ron
Andrew Rosalsky
Sandra Russo
Vicki Sarajedini
Greg Sawyer
Orit Shechtman
Sa Sherif
Susan Sinnott
Laura Sjoberg
Maya Standfield-Mazzi
Keith Stanfill
Jake Streit
Ghatu Subhash
Kevin Thompson
Mark Tillman
Sonal Tuli
Sharda Udassi
Jay Watkins
Lori Waxenberg
Karen Whalen
Bernard Whiting
Tom Wichman










Henry Wihnyk
Joe Wilson

Liasons
Cammy Abernathy
Joe Glover
Henrietta Logan
Margaret Temple-Smith

Guests
Jacqueline Miller
Jamal Sowell
Jen Day Shaw
Chris Loschino
Jackie Ayers
Eric Segal
Paul Chadik
Tim Johnson
Paul Ortiz




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