Title: Academics: a monthly newsletter for the faculty of the University of Florida
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U.F. Faculty Senate Newsletter

January, 2005

Issue # 2

Message from the Chair
Pierre Ramond

Thanks to your increased participation, the business of
the Faculty Senate is moving forward. Attendance to
Senate meetings is increasing, with 94 Senators present
at the December meeting. Participation in the Council
elections has also been impressive with 110 senators
casting their votes.

The Policy Councils are becoming increasingly involved
in University affairs. Their excellent groundwork is an
auspicious beginning to true shared faculty

In this newsletter we are starting a new feature
"Laudamus", which highlights the national awards and
achievements of faculty members. This month we
recognize the faculty awardees in the College of

University-wide elections to the Faculty Senate will be
held in a few months, and we need to make sure they
are run according to our Constitution. We must also
ensure that faculty compensation continues to be
addressed with the same vigor as in 2004.

The Faculty Senate has its own office in Tigert Hall and
Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Christie Hennigan, as
well as a budget. Such tangible developments would
not have happened without the help of President
Machen and of (then Provost) David Colburn.

I hope that this year, the Senate will begin to play a
greater role in addressing the strategic and academic
issues that face us.

Inside you will find....
December Senate Resolutions Page 2
Action Items for January Senate
Laudamus Page 3
Meeting Calendar Page 4

Policy Council Election Results

Council on Academic Freedom. Faculty Quality & Faculty
* Mike Katovich, Professor, Pharmacodynamics Three Year
* Rebecca Pauly, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Three
Year Term
* Reza Abbaschian, Professor, Materials Science Two Year Term
* Doug Cenzer, Professor, Mathematics Two Year Term
* Joseph Layon, Professor,. i,. -1i i>. i. ... One Year Term
* Chris Snodgrass, Professor, English One Year Term

Council on Academic Infrastructure & Support
* Peggy Carr, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture -
Three Year Term
* Lisa McElwee-White, Professor, Chemistry Three Year Term
* David Bloomquist, Associate Professor, Civil & Coastal
Engineering Two Year Term
* Scott Nygren, Associate Professor, English Two Year Term
* Jerry Cutler, Professor, Art & Art History One Year Term
* Bryan Weber, Assistant Professor, Nursing Adult & Elderly Care
One Year Term

Council on Academic Planning, Budgeting & Resource
* Frank Bova, Professor, Neurological Surgery Three Year Term
* Colette St. Mary, Associate Professor, Zoology Three Year
* Jim Pettigrew, Associate Professor, Dentistry Two Year Term
* George Wilson, Associate Professor, Community Health &
Family Medicine Two Year Term
* Ellis Greiner, Professor, F'i i. .b ... ..- One Year Term
* Naomi Young, Assistant Librarian One Year Term

Council on Academic Policy. Curriculum & Structure
* Donna Duckworth, Professor, Molecular Genetics &
Microbiology Three Year Term
* John "Jack" Mecholsky, Professor, Materials Science &
Engineering Three Year Term
* Joan Frosch, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance Two Year
* Luise White, Professor, History Two Year Term
* Cal Dolce, Associate Professor, Dentistry One Year Term
* Anita Spring, PF ..i ....! Hiii. -..! .. ...- One Year Term

Council on Academic Research & Scholarship
* Mary Ann Burg, Associate Professor, Community Health &
Family Medicine Three Year Term
* Saeed Khan, Professor, Medicine Three Year Term
* Karen Bjorndal, Professor, Zoology Two Year Term
* Richard Yost, Professor, Chemistry Two Year Term
* Brandon Kershner, Professor, English One Year Term
* Jim Rodrigue, Professor, Clinical & Health Psychology One
Year Term

All information pertaining to Policy Councils can be found
on the Faculty Senate website at
http://wwv ., i. i ii I .I I 1 /menus/councils.htm

Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735

December Faculty Senate
Meeting Resolutions

* Ad Hoc Committee on Tenure,
Dr. James Klausner
Recommendation Number Eight
"College level tenure and promotion boards shall
provide recorded individual assessments to the college
deans as part of their fact finding and consultative role
in the review of promotion and tenure cases. An
individual assessment shall consist of a college tenure
and promotion board member indicating whether or not
the candidate meets the standards required for tenure
and/or promotion within that college, and that
assessment shall become part of the tenure and
promotion packet. The individual assessors shall not be
identified in the tenure and promotion packet."

* New Department: College of Medicine,
Dr. Timothy Flynn
Department of Aging & Geriatric Research

* Constitution Committee,
Danaya Wright
Constitutional Language for Policy Councils
Voting members of each Council shall consist of six (6)
members elected by the Senate from the Senate membership,
one member will be appointed by the President or the
President's designee, and the
Chairperson of each Contributing Committee. The Chairs of
Related Committees to a Council shall serve as non-voting
members of those Councils with the right to propose inquiries
and other actions.
Council members elected by the Senate serve three-year
staggered terms. If an elected Council member's Senate term
expires before the Council term, the member will continue to
serve on the Council until the end of the three-year Council

* Graduate Council,
Dr. Ken Gerhardt
Master of Science with Major in Decision
Information Sciences

Action Items for
January Senate Meeting

* Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability,
Dr. Les Thiele
Committee Resolutions
1.) The University of Florida shall establish a university-
level Office of Sustainability to serve as a
clearinghouse and coordinator of administrative,
academic and research sustainability initiatives.
2.) The Sustainability Committee shall be empanelled as
a permanent joint-committee with modifications to
membership and charge:
3.) The University of Florida shall provide interim
funding to maintain the ongoing programs and
activities of the existing Office of Sustainability
within the College of Design, Construction and
Planning. Ongoing programs and activities include,
but are not limited to the following: 1) Zero-Waste
Initiative with UAA and the Physical Plant Division;
2) campus-wide Carbon Neutrality program; and 3)
academic teaching and conferences.

* University Curriculum Committee,
Dr. Sheila Dickison
Degree Title Change -B.S. in Applied
Physiology & Kinesiology

Faculty Senate 235CTigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735

daT irnus

This month we recognize the College of Engineering and those faculty members who have recently
been presented Awards, Honors & Recognitions.

Chairman and Vladimir A. Grodsky Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

200'3 American *So ic t\ of En:;i\-c i 1:n EduIation
Donald E. Marlowe Award

SAssistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

21 004 So, it.l- of Ma nu f.l i utii inig Etnginikv -
M. EtI:.cuIc Merchant Outst.ndin:g You n:
M.ii tilling FingiMlli Award
Chemical Engineering

Thlic American Institute of CliCk ni al Fngici 2'00.3 George Lappin Award

Professor Emeritus
Materials Science & Engineering

2005 T inl it.-1.,, Metals and Materials
6 F Society Educator Award
..\-~c ia.t Professor
S alti. 1.1 Mls Science & Engineering

A I i\iiv'csity of Florida's Teacher of the. Year Award

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

American Society of Mechanical En:,inccl -
u lB t L. Newkirk Award
D itinguished Professor
1 Ulat. iials Science & Engineering

lc' Ioc I ctl hnii.ll Soc i.t\ -' Electronics Division Award

Faculty Senate 235CTigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611 3
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735

Laudamus (continued)
Carol Lehtola
Associate Professor
Agricultural & Biological Engineering

The American So. ih \- of Agricultural Engin.. Is has named
CarolJ. Lehtola winner of the 2004 N.\ IIC En:;inicc ing Safety Award

Six engineering assistant professors received highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER
awards in 2004. CAREER awards support the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who are
most likely to be academic leaders in the 21st century.

SJason Butler,
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Dynamics, Rheology and Microrheology of Rigid Polymers and Brownian Fibers

Jason Weaver,
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Growth Properties
and Reactivity of Oxygen Phases on Noble Metal Catalysts

Christopher Jermaine,
Assistant Professor
Computer & Information Science & Engineering

New Technologies for Online Aggregation

Markus Schneider,
Assistant Professor
Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Database Integration of Space, Time and Uncertainty as a Foundation for Geographical Information Systems

Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen,
Assistant Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Designing Integrated Supply Chain Systems and Practical Market Mechanisms

Brian Mann,
Assistant Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Measurement and Predictive Dynamics of Mesoscale Milling

Faculty Senate 235CTigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611 4
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735

New Years Day!

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2:00-3:30pm Classes Begin Elections End
Academic Freedom, 4
Tenure, Professional
Relations &
Committee, 1151
McCarty Hsll

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
9:30-10:30am 3:00-4:30pm 3:00-5:00pm 12:00-1:00pm
Lakes, Vegetation, & Ad Hoc Compensation Senate Steering Council on Academic
Landscaping Committee, 239 Committee, 226 Policy, Curriculum &
Committee, 232 Tigert Hall Tigert Hall Structure w/ Interim
Stachum Provost Glover, 239
*Newly Elected Tigert Hall
Policy Council 9:00 4:00pm
Members begin ACFS Meeting

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Martin Luther 12:00-1:00pm 3:00-5:00pm
King Jr. Day Council on Academic Faculty Senate
UF Closed Freedom, Faculty Meeting
SQuahty & Faculty Reitz Union
Welfare w/ Provost Auditorium
Glover, 239 Tigert
3:30 5:00pm
Ad Hoc Sustainability
Committee, 304
Rinker Hall

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
12:00-1:00pm 12:00-1:00pm
Council on Academic Council on Academic
Planning, Budget & Research &
Resource Allocation Scholarship w/
w/ Provost Glover, Provost Glover, 239
239 Tigert Hall Tigert Hall

30 31

All Senators, Deans, Faculty (and others) are encouraged to check the Faculty Senate website, (http://www.senate.ufl.edu) for
updated information and postings.
All meeting times, locations and agendas will be posted in advance of the meeting, and minutes following, in a timely manner.

Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611 5
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-8735

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