Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
Uniform Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
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Language: English
Creator: Faculty Senate Steering Committee, University of Florida
Publisher: Faculty Senate Steering Committee, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: February 7, 2008
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Rick Yost
John Leavey
Barbara Wingo
Rebecca Pauly
Amelia Bell
Chris Snodgrass
Jerry Culter
Ellis Greiner
Danaya Wright
Carol Murphy
Bernie Machen
Janie Fouke

Senate Steering Committee
February 7, 2008
3:00-5:00 P.M.
226 Tigert
Carol Kem
Al Wysocki
Saeed Khan

Ruth Lowery
Judy Butterfield
Daniel Wubah
Henry Frierson
Dave Denslow
Judy Russell
Joe Aufmuth
Elizabeth Bolton

The meeting was called to order at 3:02 PM

The minutes of the January 10, 2008 meeting were approved.


Chair's Report Rick Yost, Chair
Rick Yost reported that nominations for committees have ended and nominations for
councils have opened. Yost asked council chairs to help in recruiting council nominees. The
nomination period for chair elect will open this month. Yost clarified that requests for
information from the Senate to the colleges should not be restricted. Yost also reminded
council chairs that agenda items should be brought to the Senate as information in March if
they need to be voted on this academic year.

President's Report Bernie Machen, President
Bernie Machen reported on the university budget. The budget cut projections for the next
academic year are $25 million. The university will work to identify ongoing programmatic
cuts to meet the $25 million deficit. Machen will report to the Steering Committee after the
legislative session to present plans for handling the budget cuts. The administration is
looking at a salary program for faculty and staff next year. The tuition increase for
undergraduate tuition has not been decided by the legislature yet.

Information Items:

Graduate Council Proposal Henry Frierson, Dean of the Graduate School
Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy (MHS) Process Graduate Degree Program
This item will be presented as an information item in February.
Honorary Degrees Committee Recommendation
David Denslow, Honorary Degrees Committee Chair
This item will be presented as an information item in February. David Denslow will present
the committee's revised committee procedures.

IFAS Vehicle Usage Resolution Elizabeth Bolton, IFAS Senator
IFAS Senators presented a resolution on the vehicle usage policy. The Steering committee
directed the issues brought up in the resolution to the infrastructure policy council.

Library Reorganization Plan Judy Russell, Dean of University Libraries
and Joe Aufmuth, Library Faculty Assembly chair, Ruth Lowery, Chair of the
University Library Committee
The library presenters distributed the current and proposed library structure. The issue was
directed to the University Library Committee. The ULC will work with the APC and
Infrastructure council as appropriate.

Committee on Committees Preservation of Historic Buildings and Sites
Committee membership revision proposal
John Leavey, Committee on Committees Chair
This item will be presented as an information item in February.

Nominating committee update Carol Kem, Nominating Committee Chair
Carol Kem updated the steering committee on the status of nominations.

Welfare council recommendations Rebecca Pauly, Welfare Council Chair
Proclamation of faculty support for efforts to expand childcare
Chair orientations
Faculty Recognition
The Steering committee discussed proposals by the Welfare council to require chairs to take
a chair orientation class, develop a faculty recognition program and ask the senate to
approve a proclamation of faculty support for efforts to expand childcare.

Constitution Committee Proposed Regulations
The constitution committee will present a report on proposed regulation as an
information item at the February Senate meeting.

Council Reports:

Academic Policy Council Carol Murphy, Chair
Academic Infrastructure Council Jerry Cutler, Chair
Research and Scholarship Council Saeed Khan, Chair
Welfare Council Rebecca Pauly, Chair
Budget Council Allen Wysocki, Chair

Action Item

Approve Senate Agenda for February 21, 2008 Rick Yost, Chair
The Senate agenda was approved with the removal of the IFAS vehicle usage resolution and
the addition of an Honorary Degrees committee action item.

The meeting adjourned at:

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