UF/IFAS Faculty Advisory Committee
Wednesday, December 13, 2000
102 Poultry-Dairy Science Conference Room
Dee Wilkins, presiding
Members present: Dee Wilkins, Chair, Bill Hill, Pat Hogue, Jack Rechcigl, Grover Smart, Don
Maynard, Ron Barnett, Dorota Haman, Mary Collins, Sue Percival
Members absent: Peter Hansen, Katy Sieving, and Clayton Hutcheson
The minutes of the November 30 meeting were approved with the following corrections: Sue
Percival is a member of Dr. Martin's informal evaluation sub-committee and Hillary Swain's last
name was misspelled.
In the future, a draft of the minutes will be sent to the committee for approval so that they can be
posted on the Web in a timely manner.
The FAC will be sending a letter to the Faculty Senate indicating that it is not clear why there is a
waiting period for application for the salary adjustment program if one did not apply when they
were eligible. This waiting period does not appear to be in the best interests of the University.
The new IFAS directory is at the printers. Units will be responsible for corrections.
Distance Education fee waivers and graduate status for county faculty are items that are still
being looked into.
Dr. Martin handed out a list of qualifications and benefits for the UF/IFAS Senior Fellows
program. He would like to induct the first class of Fellows at the Florida FIRST meeting in June
Dr. Martin also handed out a summary of Phase I of the Salary Study.
The state of IFAS address is moving forward. We will invite Drs. Young and Colburn to make a
few comments about IFAS prior to Dr. Martin's address. Targeted date and time for the address
is early January, Tuesday afternoon. We will ask the deans to be a panel to answer questions
that might come after the address.
Future Faculty Development is going to be a critical issue IFAS will have a huge demand for
faculty members just when the supply is lowest. To avoid not finding quality faculty to hire, IFAS
plans to be proactive and has suggested to develop its own faculty by hiring and training our best
seniors, our best graduate students, or post-docs. IFAS will observe affirmative action guidelines
in the initial hiring process. However, this discussion once again brought up the issue of possible
Dr. Martin passed around a brochure regarding the Research Delivery Unit (RDU) Index. This is
a high priority for IFAS and is equivalent to the Enrollment Growth Index but designed for
research and extension. It will result in significant recurring dollars for IFAS if it passes the
legislature. This emphasizes outputs rather than inputs.
Special Pay Increases for staff are limited to 10%. One-time bonuses are encouraged.
The report on the SUS is expected by late December or early January. It looks like there will be a
super board and then local boards of trustees for the individual Universities.
Evaluation sub-committee -several approaches were suggested and the
subcommittee will consider all of them and develop an evaluation instrument.
Future Faculty Development sub-committee Mary Collins, Grover Smart, and
Pete Hansen prepared some comments and concerns regarding the memo by Dr. Martin
of November 7, 2000.
Drs. Frazer and Bennett have been invited to the FAC meeting on January 16th. I have
communicated that Pat Hogue will attend the FLORIDA FIRST meeting to be held on January 8th