UF/IFAS Faculty Advisory Committee
1 4 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2000
102 Poultry-Dairy Science Conference Room
Dee Wilkins, presiding
Members present: Dee Wilkins, Chair, Clayton Hutcheson, Pat Hogue, Jack Rechcigl, Peter
Hansen, Grover Smart, Don Maynard, Ron Barnett, Dorota Haman, Mary Collins, Sue Percival
Members absent: Bill Hill, Katy Sieving,
The minutes of the October 17th meeting were approved.
Senior Fellow appointments are making progress. Mike wants it to be an elite honor to be
selected as a participant in our intellectual community.
Faculty-staff directory should be out soon. It will include extension personnel. A web version will
Promotion and tenure report:
14 of 16 packets to go forward for tenure and promotion to associate professor
7 of 9 packets to go forward for promotion to professor
6 of 6 packets to go forward for promotion from Ext. Agent I to Ext. Agent II
7 of 7 packets to go forward for promotion from Ext. Agent II to Ext. Agent III
Salary adjustment packets: 130 campus and REC faculty were recommended for the 4.5% plus
4.5% adjustments and 26 county faculty were recommended. The re-application rule was
discussed. If faculty members could have applied but didn't, why should they have to wait 7
years before they can apply again, when faculty members who applied and were rejected, may
reapply in 3 years. There may be extenuating circumstances in which a faculty member may not
have been able to apply (sabbatical leave, for example). Mike asked the FAC committee to make
a recommendation, to go on record and perhaps see that it is brought before the Faculty Senate.
The IFAS open positions were discussed. There are a large number of open positions and some
difficulty that has been encountered trying to fill these positions. 4H is a good example of where
there is much demand and positions are tough to fill. We discussed Mike's proposal for future
faculty development. Some concerns were raised and a sub committee was formed to develop
strategies for future faculty development. Mary, Grover, and Pete will serve on that committee.
Mike shared a memo with FAC he was sending to the Chairs and Center Directors to handle
DROP attrition. Some units are guaranteed a certain number of faculty positions to replace those
who will DROP out on June 30, 2003. The chairs and center directors have this information.
There will be another Florida FIRST meeting in summer 2001. Leading the organizing committee
will be Jerry Bennett, Nat Frazer, and Madeline Mellinger. FAC needs to discuss how we will
participate in this meeting perhaps by having a member serve on the organizing committee.
Hillary Swain and Pat Cockrell are part of the Florida FIRST planning committee.
The Sarasota Allyn butterfly museum will be moving here to campus, but a definite time has not
Mike was asked to see if Distance Education fees could be waived for off-campus University
employees. The rationale was that campus employees could take any class for free and just walk
into it. Employees off campus do not have that opportunity and the only opportunity they have to
take coursework is through distance education. Fees should be waived.
Can county faculty serve on graduate committees? Mike agreed to send out the rules on this so
we can look at them first. Then we can see if we can modify the rules.
Mike was asked if he could give a State of the Union (IFAS address). He agreed and will ask
Poucher to help set a date and look into the technology of how best to do so.
International Programs: how can we increase our global profile? IFAS would like to know when
an individual is doing something internationally. It was suggested that we might invite Dan
Cantliffe and Pete Hildebrand to gives us a report. Also perhaps we could bring in Dennis Jett,
Dean of International Programs.
Dr. Martin indicated at an earlier meeting that the FAC might want to evaluate his performance
prior to the Triennial Evaluation. A sub-committee was appointed to explore ideas and look at an
evaluation process. Those on the committee are Don Maynard, Jack Rechcigl, and Grover
The minutes of the FAC meetings will be posted on the web. A general email will go out to all
IFAS faculty giving the link to the web. Any faculty member wishing to ask questions or comment
about the contents of the minutes will be able to email the committee.
Progress on the website continues. Jack Battenfield has been instrumental in getting this up and
running. We are discussing having a bulletin board where faculty can post comments and