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Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
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Creator: Faculty Senate Steering Committee, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: June 5, 2008
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Senate Steering Committee
Minutes
June 5, 2008
12:00-2:00 P.M.
Tigert 226

Attendees:
Mike Katovich
Frank Bova Sue Percival
Amelia Bell Elizabeth Bolton
Danaya Wright Barbara Wingo
Al Wysocki Carol Kem
David Quillen Jacob Chung
Ellis Greiner

The meeting was called to order at 12:05 PM

The minutes of the May meeting were approved.

Reports:

Chair's Report Frank Bova, Chair

Frank Bova explained that the function of the Steering Committee is to vet items to make sure
that items are ready to go to the Senate. Bova would like to restructure the Steering committee
meetings to ensure that the council reports are done before information items. He reminded the
committee that the committee is not supposed to debate the issues but rather determine if the
issues are ready to go to the Senate. Bova discussed the Senate budget reductions and
announced that the Senate office is considering reducing Senate meeting technology to
accommodate the budget reductions.

Council Reports:

Academic Policy Council Danaya Wright, Chair
The council will forward a letter to the President regarding the goals to meet as
recommended by the APC. The council will review the following issues during the 2008-09
academic year:
Academic Plan
Textbook issues
Minus grades- follow up
Form a Conflict of Interest Committee
Decide what issues need review at the APC level vs. the UCC level
Determine to what extent department restructuring need to go to the council
Follow up regarding 5 year review of deans










Budget Council David Quillen, Chair
The Budget Council talked to colleges about budget reductions and created a FAQ about
budget reductions for the council's Web site. The council will meet with Matt Fajack, CFO, and
Frank Bova will ask the President to appoint Mr. Fajack as an administrative liaison to the budget
council.

Research and Scholarship Council Jacob Chung, Chair
During the 2008-09 academic year the council will:
Look at compliance issues
Follow up on the sabbatical resolution
Determine the status of effort reporting

Welfare Council Susan Percival, Chair
The Welfare Council reviewed the Climate Survey data and will forward the approved
childcare resolution to Kyle Cavanaugh.
The council will review the following issues during the 2008-09 academic year:
policies about maternity and adoption leave
tenure an promotion survey results
faculty recognition
9 month faculty to be paid over 12 months

Information Item:

Nominating Committee Report Mike Katovich, Nominating Committee Chair
Carol Kem reported on the nominating committee's recommendations for the 2008-09 academic
year and suggested that appointments are made earlier so that committees can begin their work
at the beginning of the fall semester. Bova will follow up with the President regarding
recommendations.


The meeting adjourned at 1:50 PM




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