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
Physical Description: Newspaper
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: September 11, 2008
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Volume ID: VID00045
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Senate Steering Committee
September 11, 2008
3:00-5:00 P.M.
226 Tigert

The meeting was called to order at 3:03 PM

Frank Bova
David Quillen
Sue Percival
Ellis Greiner
Rick Yost
Bernie Machen
Jacob Chung
Danaya Wright

Elizabeth Bolton
Jane Brockmann
Barbara Wingo
Chris Snodgrass
Amelia Bell

Cathy Martyniak
Daniel Wubah

The minutes of the August 7, 2008 steering committee meeting were approved.


* Chair's Report

Frank Bova, Chair

Bova reported that textbook selections should be posted on the Internet due to federal and state law
requiring posting. The Provost's office is working on developing an efficient way to facilitate

* President's Report

Bernie Machen, President

Machen reported that the administration is focusing on new revenues for the university budget.
There are two new searches- one for the VP of Health Affairs and one for the VP for Development
and Alumni Affairs. The BOT approved the goals for the coming year and they are now posted on
the President's Web page.

Information Item:

University Calendar Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Wubah explained the calendar rules that must be followed when developing the university calendar.
This item will be presented as an information item at the September Senate meeting. Wubah and
Steve Pritz will meet with the APC to discuss the calendar that will be up for approval by the Senate
later this semester.

Proposal to reorganize the Jacksonville campus Department of Otolaryngology as a division
of the Jacksonville campus Department of Surgery

Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
This item will be presented as an information item at the September Senate meeting.

Council Reports:

Academic Policy Council Danaya Wright, Chair
The APC will discuss the calendar issue, textbook policies, revisit the conflict of interest issue,
discuss course notes solicitation, and department structure. The council will discuss department
changes that have happened and think about processes for the future. The steering committee
discussed whether a larger group should be created o think about issues such as tenure and
promotion homes, graduate degrees, etc. the APC will make recommendations on changes that were
made and where and how faculty involvement will be utilized in the future.

Budget Council David Quillen, Chair
The budget council met and discussed revenue generation and off book issues. The council will
discuss intellectual property and the budget process for the International Center. Matt Fajack met
with the council and discussed the RCM budget model. The council will follow up with units to see
where units are in the budget process and creation of a budget committee.

Research and Scholarship Council Jacob Chung, Chair
The council will discuss simplification of conflict of interest policies, information technology as it
relates to research and scholarship, measuring the quality of research and simplifying the process for

Welfare Council Susan Percival, Chair
The welfare council will review the results of the tenure and promotion survey, faculty enhancement
opportunity, teaching evaluations, salary pay plan, maternity leave, recognition for senate work for
merit raises and paychecks.

Infrastructure Council Jane Brockmann, Chair
The infrastructure council will discuss issues such as: classroom technology, maintenance, and IT
issues in order to determine what faculty need. The steering committee suggested looking at best
practices at schools that have good IT structures.

Information Items:

Senate Budget Frank Bova, Chair
Frank Bova discussed the Senate budget for Senate meetings and Elizabeth Bolton reported that
IFAS will cover the cost for Polycom for the Senate meetings.
Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Frank Bova, Chair
The Faculty Enhancement Opportunity draft is available for review. The Welfare council will review
the document and provide feedback.

Professor Pay Incentive Frank Bova, Chair

Minus Grades Frank Bova, Chair
Joe Glover will update the Senate on minus grades at the September senate meeting.

Action Item:

Approval of the September 18, 2008 Senate agenda
The September Senate agenda was approved.

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 PM

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