UF/IFAS Faculty Advisory Committee
1:15 p.m., May 7, 2002
102 Animal Sciences Conference Room
Sue Percival, presiding
Members Present: Sue Percival (Chair), Mary Collins, Maria Gallo-Meagher, Peter Hansen, Pat
Hogue, Clayton Hutchenson, Karen Koch, Bill Mahan, Ron Muraro, and David Wofford
Members Absent: Susan Hedge, Don Maynard, and Brian Scully
Dean Jones joined the meeting and addressed two main issues: 1) structure of the Office of the
Dean for Research, and 2) his national activities.
1) There has been no large restructuring of the office, however, Dean Jones did detail the roles
of the Assistant Deans, Mary Duryea and Bill Brown. Their responsibilities are numerous and
so the list to follow is by no means exhaustive, but indeed representative of their charges:
Mary Duryea is involved in research that is directly related to plants that includes such
commodities as citrus, tomato, other fruits and vegetables, floricultural crops, turf, and
agronomic crops. Dr. Duryea is also involved with personnel issues such as meeting with
candidate faculty, grievances, tenure and promotion, sabbatical leave requests, and other
Bill Brown is involved in research related to animal care. Dr. Brown also manages CRIS
projects and reviews, the Annual Report, IFAS space issues, deals with our compliance with
federal rules, interacts with the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC), helps
manage FAS, and linking the CRIS and FAS databases.
2) Dean Jones' national activities are quite extensive and include efforts related to HATCH Act
and regional funding, federal monies management, and lobbying. Examples include:
a) The University Industry Consortium it meets two times a year and deals particularly
with issues related to licensing and intellectual property
b) Regional meetings there are four national regions, the southern region meets twice a
year, and once a year regional directors meet to discuss national issues and regional
projects (25% of federal monies must be spent on multi-state issues)
c) Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP), an executive
committee that is part of NASULGC (the National Association for State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges) it deals with national policy and lobbying, this committee is
composed of all experiment station directors. There are four major sub-committees
consisting of: 1) budget and legislation, 2) planning, 3) science and technology, and 4)
advocacy and marketing.
Dean Jones also mentioned that post 9-11, national security in terms of bio-security (infectious
diseases) and agro-security (food-related disasters), will be heavily funded at the national level.
Therefore, faculty need to be aware of future opportunities in these areas. While NRI funding has
been flat in recent years, IFAFS has received new money.
Dean Jones left the meeting around 2:30. The FAC then discussed a draft of a new policy for
outside activities. Comments and requests for some clarification were forwarded to Dr. Martin.
We await his response.
There will be a State of IFAS Address hosted by the FAC once the state legislature adjourns. So,
keep in mind that this will occur in the near future, possibly within the next 2 weeks and come
prepared to ask Dr. Martin and the Deans questions.
There will be an upcoming election for new FAC members. Shortly, there will be a call for faculty
nominations. The nominations will include the candidate's name and a short bio.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Maria Gallo-Meagher, Secretary