June 4, 2002
102 Animal Sciences Conference Room
Sue Percival, presiding
Members Present: Sue Percival (Chair), Mary Collins, Susan Hedge, Bill Mahan, Don Maynard,
Ron Muraro, Pat Hogue, Clayton Hutcheson, and David Wofford
Dr. Martin spoke about the changes in leadership positions in IFAS in the Food and Resources
Economics Department, Food Science and Human Nutrition, and forthcoming changes in
Forestry Resources & Conservation and Microbiology.
Plans for a Regional REC were discussed. A first rate center will be built around the area of
Hillsborough and Manatee Counties. No REC closures are planned at this time.
A review of Extension is planned for this Fall, 2002. The likely co-chairs will be Carl O'Connor
from Wisconsin and Joe Cialone from Palm Beach County. The review will look at topics such as
the model and whether it has changed, the principle programmatic focus of FL Extension, ways to
bring in revenue for services, and looking for ways to obtain additional federal dollars to support
The Institutional Marketing Committee has developed a list of questions that have been
suggested to be added to the Annual Faculty Evaluation. The opinion of the FAC was that the
identification of the unit/program with UF/IFAS was very important and that all faculty and staff
should do their best to incorporate UF/IFAS into all printed and oral presentations. Adding
questions to the faculty evaluations will easily make an awareness of the importance of the
issue. Some FAC members, however, felt like the number of questions could be reduced to three
basic areas, that is, print, visual, and overall program:
1. Does the individual display the UF/IFAS word mark on newsletters, letterhead, business
cards, and other printed publications?
2. Does the individual display the UF/IFAS word mark on web pages, at the beginning and
end of visual presentations, at demonstrations and field days, in the popular press and
television sound bites?
3. Does the individual routinely identify their program as being a UF/IFAS program?
With appropriate check offs for yes, no, some improvement needed.
Budget issues: The Deans have developed an algorithm to help identify where and how budget
cuts can be made to units. About $5 million has been cut out of the base budget. Nearly $2.0
million of that will come from central functions and the rest will come from departments and
RECs. Some non-recurring relief to departments and RECs will be provided to reduce the short-
term adjustment pain. A one-week furlough is being discussed as a potential way to save $1
million. This would affect only those with salaries above an as yet undetermined amount.
The election for new FAC members is underway. Please vote by June 28th. Karen Koch and
Mary Collins have agreed to help Sue Percival count ballots.
Task Force on Restructuring Campus: The task force has completed and turned in a draft
document to Mike Martin.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Susan S. Percival, Chair