UF/IFAS Faculty Advisory Committee
11 June 2003
102 Poultry-Dairy Science Conference Room
David Wofford, presiding
Members Present: David Wofford (Chair), Lynn Bailey, Maria Gallo-Meagher, Tim Hewitt, Karen
Koch, Bill Mahan, Ron Muraro, Jim Preston, Jim Selph
Members Absent: Susan Hedge, Marjorie Moore, Ken Quesenberry
David Wofford called the meeting to order at 1:15 pm.
The May minutes were approved and the following was discussed:
Faculty Advisory Committee Nominations: Six nominations for new members to the 2003-
2004 Faculty Advisory Committee were received. The nominations request will be re-opened
until June 20, 2003. Each current member was encouraged to submit one name to increase the
pool of nominees.
Dr. Martin arrived at 1:25 pm and addressed the following:
UF/IFAS 2003-04 Legislative Budget: IFAS received a $2.55 million cut. There will be some
non-recurring relief from E&G. An IFAS Ad Hoc committee will be formed to investigate ways to
decrease costs both programmatically and administratively.
Faculty Union Vote: PERC has ruled that IFAS will vote with all of E&G regarding faculty union
Tuition Waiver Policy: The policy regarding tuition waivers for this year as stated by the
Provost's Office stands. However, IFAS administration will attempt to soften the impact if
Miscellaneous: The chair of Microbiology and Cell Science and the Director for the School of
Forest Resources and Conservation will be appointed soon, most likely by the end of June.
Having finished the business and discussion items, Dr. Martin departed the FAC meeting about
FAC was then joined by D. Cromer, J. Battenfield and D. Hagen to discuss issues related to FAS
and EDIS, as well as the IFAS homepage.
Discussion revolved around: 1) efforts to improve the EDIS search engine which should be
completed by the fall, 2) faculty need to upgrade FAS in order to use it for end of the year
reporting, and 3) improvements to the IFAS homepage to make it easier to navigate.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m. The next meeting will be July 16, 2003.
Maria Gallo-Meagher, substituting for FAC Secretary K. H. Quesenberry