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Title: Faculty Senate Steering Committee meeting minutes
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: June 22, 2004
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Faculty Senate Steering Committee
Meeting June 22, 2004


06/22/2004
Faculty Senate 11:45 AM

Steering Committee 226 Tigert Hall
Attendees: Absent:
Pierre Ramond, Chair Bernard Machen
Rick Ragan, Secretary Tony Brennan, Past Chair
David Colbur Kim Tanzer, Chair-Elect
Joe Glover Kim Emery
Gene Hemp Robert Cousins
Saeed Khan
Pradeep Kumar
John Mecholsky
Steve Pritz
Paul Robell
Barbara Wingo

Agenda
Approval of April 8, 2004 minutes Pierre Ramond
Academic Learning Compact Joe Glover
Chair's Report: Committee on Tenure Pierre Ramond
Chair's Report: Committee on Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Pierre Ramond
Chair's Report: Committee on Sustainability Pierre Ramond
Chair's Report: Results of Council Elections Pierre Ramond
Chair's Report: Tasks for Senate Steering Committee Pierre Ramond
Update: Vice President for University Relations Search Paul Robell
Adjourn


Additional Information

Detailed Agenda


Approval of April 8, 2004 minutes

DISCUSSION:
None


Pierre Ramond


CONCLUSIONS:
Minutes approved.
ACTION ITEMS: Person responsible:

None







Faculty Senate Steering Committee
Meeting June 22, 2004


Academic Learning Compact


Joe Glover


DISCUSSION: Joe Glover announced that the Board of Governors (BOG) instructed universities to implement an
accountability program as mandated by the state legislature. The BOG worked to establish the accountability measures.
The conclusion was that universities must submit an Academic Learning Compact plan to the Division of Colleges and
Universities by December 2004. It will be implemented the following spring. Dr. Glover, Sheila Dickison and Andy
McCollough will serve as the administrative liaisons to a university committee that will devise the plan and work toward
implementation.


CONCLUSIONS: This item needs to be addressed soon.


ACTION ITEMS: Senate Chair Ramond and Provost Colburn will meet to Person responsible:
discuss a committee to guide this process.


Chair's Report: Committee on Tenure Pierre Ramond

DISCUSSION: Pierre Ramond and Provost Colbum assembled an ad hoc Committee on Tenure. The chair is James
Klausner from the College of Engineering.


CONCLUSIONS: The committee's charge is to review the university tenure process.


ACTION ITEMS: Committee to review tenure. Person responsible: Deadline:


Chair's Report: Committee on
Interdisciplinary Ph.D.


Pierre Ramond


DISCUSSION: Pierre Ramond has assembled a group of faculty members to meet with Ken Gerhardt for a discussion on
the proposed interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree. This action resulted from faculty concerns that led the Senate to table the
proposal at its April 29, 2004 meeting.


CONCLUSIONS: Some faculty are concerned about this proposal and its effect on their programs. Their concerns need
to be addressed.


Deadline:


ACTION ITEMS: Committee to work with graduate school to ascertain Person responsible:
answers to faculty concerns.






Faculty Senate Steering Committee 3
Meeting June 22, 2004


Chair's Report: Committee on Pierre Ramond
Sustainability

DISCUSSION: Pierre Ramond said President Machen wants to establish a joint committee to study sustainability.


CONCLUSIONS: The Senate needs to provide nominees for the committee.


ACTION ITEMS: Person responsible: Deadline:



Chair's Report: Results of Council Pierre Ramond
Elections

DISCUSSION: The results of the council elections are available on the Senate web site, www.senate.ufl.edu.


CONCLUSIONS:


ACTION ITEMS: Person responsible: Deadline:



Chair's Report: Tasks for Senate Pierre Ramond
Steering Committee

DISCUSSION: Pierre Ramond distributed a chart outlining proposed tasks for Senate standing committees to address
during 2004-2005.


CONCLUSIONS: Steering Committee members were asked to consider other tasks, which might be added to the chart.


ACTION ITEMS: Provide suggestions for other tasks to Pierre Ramond. Person responsible: Deadline:

All Committee members

Update: Vice President for University Paul Robell
Relations Search

DISCUSSION: Paul Robell, chair of the search committee, provided an update on the search for the Vice President for
University Relations. Other search committee members are Alice Norsworthy, Kathleen Long, Kathleen Kelly, Dianna
Morgan and Marshall Criser. Need to add one more faculty member, was discussed and Provost Colburn suggested a name
of a faculty member (who was later added to the committee by President B. Machen).


CONCLUSIONS: The committee plans to have a list of candidates to President Machen so that he might make a selection
by August or prior to the beginning of the fall semester.


ACTION ITEMS: Person responsible: Deadline:







Faculty Senate Steering Committee
Meeting June 22, 2004


Adjourn

DISCUSSION:


CONCLUSIONS:


ACTION ITEMS:

Adjourn at 1:00 p.m.


Person responsible:


Additional Information

Next meeting will be July 27 at 11:45am, President's Conference Room, 226 Tigert Hall.


Deadline:




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