Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 4, 2007
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Senate Steering Committee
October 4, 2007
3:00-5:00 P.M.
226 Tigert
Amelia Bell
Attendees: Guests:
Rick Yost Carol Kern
Frank Bova John Leavey
Danaya Wright Rebecca Nagy
Janie Fouke Rich Seigel
Jerry Cutler Gene Zdziarski
Ellis Greiner Andy McCollough
Carol Murphy Cathy Martyniak
Allen Wysocki Judith Russell
Sandra Chance Daniel Wubah
Mary Ann Ferguson Henry Frierson
Barbara Wingo

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 PM
The minutes of the September 6, 2007 meeting were approved.


Chair's Report Rick Yost, Chair
President Machen will announce $30 million to humanities and social sciences endowed
fellowship in psychology and Shakespeare chair. Honorary degrees deadline has passed. The
committee will issue a report later this fall. The Ad Hoc Committee on a Civil, Safe and
Open Environment has begun meeting. Kim Tanzer is chairing the committee. The
committee has a forward looking charge to look at policies and management issues.
The Jack Kevorkian visit has been postponed until January.
The ACFS meeting will be held this week in Tallahassee. Topics will include the
Chancellor's Forward by Design plan developed in response to the Papas report, legislative
special session budget plans, including a 3.3% reduction proposed by the house, some help
with nonrecurring funds, a 5% tuition increase effective spring and a technology fee
proposed from the Senate floor. The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held at the Phillips
Center on October 18.

Provost's Report Janie Fouke, Provost
The Board of Governors voted for a 5 % tuition increase. Construction will begin on a high
density storage facility for digital and preservation library materials. The facility will be
shared by all 11 universities. Summer school hours have increased by 4%. Dr. Fouke hopes
that the budget council will help to explain the budget after the legislative session has ended.

Information Items:

Cultural Plaza Presentation Rebecca Nagy, Director Ham Museum of Art
Rebecca Nagy presented the Cultural Plaza's information item. The directors of the Florida
Museum of Natural History and the Performing Arts Center will also give the presentation
at the Senate meeting. Nagy reported that student government funds museum nights on

Thursday nights. The presentation to the Senate is based on a presentation given at Preview.
The presentation will show cultural offerings and resources available at the Cultural Plaza.

Curriculum Committee
Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost Undergraduate Affairs

Name change of the undergraduate major for Information Systems and Operations
Management Department. Formerly the Decision and Information Sciences Department

School of Business Information

Additional Proposed Changes from the Curriculum Committee
Item 3 (supporting docs pages 3-6) Proposed change in degree requirement for Bachelor in
Materials Science and Engineering
Item 4 (pages 7-43) Proposed change for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science offered
through the College of Engineering
Item 5 (pages 44-46) Proposed increase in credits in Nuclear Engineering from 126 to 129
Item 8 (pages 52-53) Proposed revision to the Bachelor of Health Science Program
Item 9 (pages 54-60) Proposed changes to the Agricultural Education and Communication
Item 10 (pages 61-64) Proposed changes to the Soil and Water major and minor
Item 11 (pages 65-66) Proposed changes to the Entomology and Nematology minor

These items will be presented as an information item at the October Senate meeting.

Graduate Council Items Dean Frierson, Dean Graduate School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Request to Sunset degrees:
MST in Psychology
MAT in Psychology
MAT in Geography
MAT in Philosophy
MAT in Political Science
MAT in Linguistics
These items will be presented as an information item at the October Senate meeting.

Report from Student Conduct Code Review Committee
Gene Zdziarski, Dean of Students
This item will be presented as an information item at the October Senate meeting.

Report on Libraries Strategic Planning Process
Judith Russell, Dean of Libraries
This item will be presented as an information item at the October Senate meeting.

Constitution committee language Rick Yost, Chair
Language for the General Education Committee
The language for the General Education Committee was forwarded from the COC to the
Constitution committee. The Constitution committee was charged with coming up with
different languages so that the Senate could pick the language they liked best.

Department Name Change Rick Yost, Chair
From Pharmacy Health Care Administration to Department of
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
This item will be presented as an information item at the October Senate meeting.

Council Reports:

Welfare Council Rebecca Pauly, Chair
No report
Budget Council Allen Wysocki, Chair
The budget council report will be submitted in writing.
Research and Scholarship Council Saeed Khan, Chair
Academic Infrastructure Council Jerry Cutler, Chair
The infrastructure council is looking into issues regarding campus security.
Academic Policy Council Carol Murphy, Chair
The APC is continuing to work on Faculty Authored Course materials and Conflict of
Interest policies. The steering committee discussed the APC's role in making
recommendations with consideration to the Collective Bargaining Unit.

Action Item

* Approve Senate Agenda for October 18, 2007
The agenda was approved.

Rick Yost, Chair

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