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: March 4, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Senate Steering Committee
March 4, 2010
3:00-5:00 P.M.
Tigert 226

Ellis Greiner
Attendees: David Quillen
Jack Mescholsky
Mary Ann Ferguson Guests:
Tony Offerle Bernard Mair
Jane Brockmann Jim Seale
Barbara Wingo Ken Gerhardt
Scott Nygren Mark Bishop

The meeting was called to order at 3:01 PM

The February minutes were approved.

Chair's Report Jack Mecholsky, Chair

Jack Mecholsky reported that he met with the faculty council chairs of most of the colleges and
discussed shared governance at the college level. The group will meet again before the end of the
semester. Mecholsky reported that FERPA will be the directed discussion topic for March, led by
Barbara Wingo. The Steering Committee discussed the incident at Corry Village and will wait until
the investigation is complete to see how the report compares to the Ad Hoc Committee on a Civil,
Safe and Open Environment's recommendations. Chief Stump will give her annual use of force
report to the Senate in April.

Information Items:

Council chair term limits Mark Bishop, COC Chair
This item will be an information item at the March Senate meeting.

PhD in Public Health, College of PHHP
Ken Gerhardt, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
This item will be an information item at the March Senate meeting.

Proposal to consolidate the departments of operative dentistry and prosthodontics to create
a new department of restorative dental sciences in the College of Dentistry
Bernard Mair, UCC Chair
This item will be an information item at the March Senate meeting.

Tenure and promotion criteria for merged departments Tony Offerle, W . Council Chair
This item will be an information item at the March Senate meeting. The wording of the final
proposal will say "elect" rather than "should be permitted to request."

Council Reports:

Infrastructure Council Jane Brockmann, Chair
The council discussed PPD and RCM at their last meeting. They also discussed heating issues at PK
Yonge and the textbook adoption Web site. Jack Mecholsky will contact the dean of the College of
Education to discuss heating issues at PK Yonge. The council also discussed the Newell Hall
renovation and wondered how the decision was made to create a student study center.

Research and Scholarship Council Scott Nygren, Chair
The council met with Marie Zeglen to discuss effort reporting and the state and federal guidelines
for the reports. The council will invite Win Phillips to discuss centers and institutes.

Welfare Council Tony Offerle, Chair
The council met with Nigel Richards of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. The
council would like to encourage deans to nominate more faculty to this group. The council is
continuing discussions on online teaching evaluations, especially participation levels. Jack Mecholsky
will talk to the registrar about the different participation levels in online evaluations versus paper

Academic Policy Council Tracy Rambo, Co-chair
No report.

Budget Council David Quillen, Chair

The council is compiling items to look at during their RCM discussions. The council has already
discussed interdisciplinary programs and classroom issues. James Klausner will report to the council
on the energy assessment committee.

Additional item:
Jim Seale asked the Steering Committee for guidance ono the constitutional language for the
Academic Assessment Committee. The Constitution Committee was referred back to the
Committee on Committees for guidance.

Action Item:
Approval of the March 18, 2010 Senate Agenda

The March Senate agenda was approved with the addition of FERPA as the March directed

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 PM.

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