UF/IFAS Faculty Advisory Committee Minutes
24 October 2001
102 Animal Sciences Conference Room
Sue Percival, presiding
Members Present: Sue Percival (Chair), Peter Hansen, Pat Hogue, Clayton Hutchenson, Karen
Koch, Bill Mahan, Don Maynard, Ron Muraro, Brian Scully, and David Wofford
Members Absent: Mary Collins and Maria Gallo-Meagher
Sue Percival gave an update on FAS. Efforts are moving forward to develop a more user-friendly
system that includes the ability to extract reports for the tenure and promotion packet. There are
still some problems with duplications and some formatting issues that need to be resolved.
She has spoken with Gilly Evans concerning the salary study. Phase I is complete but there is no
progress on Phase II or Ill.
In response to the concern over the visibility of FAC (Faculty Advisory Committee), Sue
presented at the New Agent Orientation: Pat Hogue is on the agenda of the Extension District III
and IV all faculty meetings and the 4-H agents meeting. Clayton Hutcheson will make a
presentation at the Extension District V all faculty meeting.
FAC website is now linked to UF and listed on the main page. FAC is also listed under "topics"
on the IFAS page.
The REC Review Report is due at the end of October.
Less than full-time appointments:
Ron reported that his committee has met. They are getting information on what other states are
doing. There are questions about how this would work for Extension; Federal appointments
appear to be ineligible, and how these appointments would impact promotion.
David reported that the committee has not yet met. An e-mail survey of the evaluation form has
been sent to faculty. At this time the County Extension faculty, evaluation form is not an issue.
Dr. Martin joined the meeting and reported on the budget situation. With the end of the legislative
session, both houses have voted out a budget. The House legislative budget is less kind. It
appears that IFAS is looking at a 6% cut on top of the 1.8%. There will be some damage to
IFAS. Sites will be closed; people will be laid off and programs will be closed.
There is good news. The American Association of Universities, representing 62 of the best
institutions in the USA including 20 land grants, has made its report. In it, IFAS is shown as the
main strength of the University of Florida.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Susan L. Hedge (for Maria Gallo-Meagher, Secretary)