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DCP News
Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of the College of Design, Construction & Planning

September 2003

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the
first issue of our
newsletter. I think this
is an important
milestone in our
college's development
and encourage all of
you to contribute to
future editions.
I also want to
thank Julie Frey, our
new Director of
Publication Services,
for a successful launch
of this first issue.

Welcome New
Faculty & Staff
I would like to
welcome all the new
faculty and staff
members to our
college. These include:
Julie and Theresa
Jones (Office Assistant)
in the Dean's Office;
Martha Kohen (Profes-
sor and Director of
Architecture); Roy
Graham (Beinecke-
Reeves Distinguished
Professor and Director
of the DCP's Historic
Preservation Program);
Charles Hailey
(Visiting Assistant
Professor of Architec-
ture); Paul Robinson
(Visiting Assistant
Professor of Architec-
ture); Glenn Sweitzer
(Visiting Professor of
Architecture); Hui Zou
(Assistant Professor of
Architecture); Michelle
Matckie (Clerical
Assistant in Architec-
ture); Debra Harris
(Assistant Professor of
Interior Design) and
Viki Solt (Program
Assistant in Building
Construction). Our
college is far stronger
with the addition of
these people.

DCP Initiatives
In the remaining space, I
want to discuss two initiatives.
First, I invited Dr. Tony
Brennan, Chair of the Faculty
Senate, to visit with us at the
August 26, 2003 faculty meeting
and discuss the issue of shared
governance. While the Faculty
Senate continues its delibera-
tions, I thought it was important
for DCP to initiate its own
efforts and discussions in this
area. Like all administrators in
DCP, I consider myself first to
be a faculty member and second
an administrator.

College Constitution
Therefore, I have formed a
faculty committee on shared
governance with the charge of
drafting a college constitution

"It is time for DCP to have its
own document as a guide to
faculty-administrative roles
and responsibilities"

that would then be ratified by a
vote of the faculty. I have not
been able to find any evidence of
a previous constitution in the
entire history of the college.
Regardless of what happens at
the UF level, I think it is time for
DCP to have its own document
as a guide to faculty-administra-
tive roles and responsibilities.
The best person I could
think of to head this effort and
to see it to completion is
Professor Jim Nicholas, who has
a joint appointment in URP and
the Holland Law School. I am
pleased that he has agreed to
head the effort. The other four
members of the committee are
in the process of being selected
by the academic units.
In the interest of great
transparency, I have also
initiated the practice of posting
the academic year schedule of

DCP Administrative Council
meetings and the minutes of the
meetings after their approval on
the DCP website, i.e., the August
meeting minutes will be posted
following their approval at the
September 24, 2003 meeting.

Continuing Education &
Distance Learning
Second, Dave Newport, our
new Director of Continuing
Education and Distance
Learning, organized a college
mini-retreat held on Monday,
September 15 at the UF Hilton
Hotel and Conference Center. I
participated in the meeting
along with the heads of the five
academic units, Marcia
Bourdon, Crystal Lee, Julie and
some other members of the
college with a special interest or
experience in the area.
I believe for several reasons
that this is an important area for
the college to grow: it is part of
DCP's service mission to our
professions, community and
alumni; it has the potential to be
an additional college revenue
stream apart from state funds; it
gives faculty an opportunity to
earn compensation up to 20%
over their current salary; it
keeps faculty in closer touch
with practice and professional
issues; and it is good public
When Marcia and I travel
and visit with alumni and
donors, we invariably are told
that there is a great need for
DCP to be more involved in
continuing education/distance
learning. I think the retreat was
a good start and expect that
your unit heads will be discuss-
ing the results with you.
One important initiative
being considered is a DCP
internal competitive grant
program in which the dean's
office would match unit level
grants for faculty to develop
distance or continuing educa-
tion courses in the summer

months. Dave and I will provide
more details later in the year on
this program.
I hope you all have a good
semester. I thank Julie again for
initiating this newsletter.

Dean and Professor

myUFL Launch

Check out myUFL
(my.ufl.edu)! Since its
unveiling last spring,
myUFL is fast becoming the
ideal place to find
information on nearly every
aspect of university life.
Many university
systems, such as the Admin
Menu, ISIS, Enterprise
Reporting, Gatorlink and
others, are available
through myUFL. In fact,
starting October 6, the
Admin Menu will be
available only by logging
onto myUFL. As new
administrative systems are
developed, you will only be
able to access them through
Explore my.ufl.edu
today. All you need is your
Gatorlink user name and
password in order to log on.
Learn how you can
personalize the page to
show the information in
which you're most
interested Also, under the
Admin Menu, you can link
to My Self Service to view
information on your
employment, insurance and
other items.
And don't forget to
check out DCP's pagelet.
To submit items or ideas
for DCP's pagelet, e-mail
them to isfrevy(dcp.ufl.edu.


Development News

Marcia Bourdon serves as
DCP's Director of Development.
She is the liaison between DCP
and the UF Foundation,
working with alumni, donors
and industry to facilitate private
funds and other resources to
support DCP's mission.
Marcia can provide
assistance to the units and to
individual faculty. She can
assist with locating foundations
or grant opportunities for
research projects. She can help
locate alumni and can pull class
lists from the Foundation's
The Development Office is
putting together a list of giving
opportunities to assist donors
with their gifts. Many times,
donors ask what the needs are
throughout DCP. Of course,
donors can give to DCP overall
or to a specific department, but
many donors are interested in
how their dollars will help. This
inventory of opportunities will
provide donors with a variety of
ways in which they can support
specific projects throughout
Examples of items for the
list of giving opportunities
include computer hardware and
software, travel funds, endowed
positions and other naming
As you identify items,
projects or programs that you
would like included for our
donors' consideration or if you
need other assistance from the
Development Office, please call
or e-mail Marcia Bourdon at
392-4836, ext. 314,

DCPNews is published
monthly by the University of
Florida College of Design,
Construction & Planning.
News and announcements
contained in DCP News were
submitted by DCP faculty and
staff. To make a submission to
DCPNews, please call or email:

Julie Frey
Asst Director, Information/
Publication Services
392-4836, ext. 221

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What Is DCP News?

Welcome to the first edition of DCP News! The purpose of
this newsletter is to let faculty and staff throughout the College
of Design, Construction and Planning know what is happening
at DCP. Our top priority will be to highlight the work and
events at DCP and to serve as a forum for sharing information
throughout the college.
From time to time and as space permits, we will also
include information to keep you up-to-date on what's
happening throughout the university. In our Calendar of
Events section, we will include key dates from DCP and from
around campus.
The ultimate goal of DCP News is to become your main
source of information regarding DCP. But we need your help!
All of the information that is included in DCP News will be
provided to us through submissions from faculty and staff. You
tell us what's going on in your area, and we'll publish it here.
We will make great efforts to include all submitted items.
What should you submit? Ideas for submissions include:
research work, class projects, service projects, published work,
including books and articles, and important dates, deadlines
and events.
The DCP News will be published the fourth Thursday of
each month. Submissions are due the first Friday of each
month. Therefore, the deadline for submission for the October
issue is October 3. In order to submit an item for the newslet-
ter, write a brief summary and e-mail it to Julie Frey at
jsfrey(Sdcp.ufl.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free
to e-mail or call Julie at 392-4836, ext. 221.

News Bulletin

* Rinker Hall Dedication M.E. Rinker, Sr. Hall will be
dedicated at a ceremony on October 14 at 2 p.m. The
ceremony will be held outside on the west side of the building.
BCN will host an open house of Rinker Hall immediately
following the ceremony.

* Spring Commencement This year, Spring
Commencement will be held by each individual college. The
DCP commencement will be Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. at the
Phillips Center for Performing Arts. If you have any
questions, please contact Julie Frey at 392-4836, ext. 221 or

* Research Campus Reporter UF News & Public Affairs
assigns a student to DCP each semester to cover research going
on at the college. This semester's student reporter is Kim
Hart. Kim will work with Julie Frey to identify current
research within DCP, and then, Kim will contact the faculty
members to learn more about the research.

* Architecture Gallery Fall 2003 Schedule Visit the
student exhibits throughout October, including PI:N and each
of the design studios.

* UF Community Campaign Your unit representative will
begin handing out pledge cards and information regarding the
campaign on September 29. This is a wonderful chance to give
back to our community by supporting the participating
charitable organizations.

The unit representatives are: Juanita Pelham (Dean's Office),
Mark McGlothlin (ARC), Patty Barritt & Dave Newport (BCN),
Pamela Bernier (IND), Glenn Acomb (LAE) and Stan Latimer
(URP). Rebecca Graves is the coordinator for DCP and Marcia
Bourdon is DCP's Steering Committee representative. Thanks
to all of these volunteers for working to help make our
community a great place to live!

Calendar of Events

October 3
Deadline to submit ideas for
future gallery exhibits (Submit
to Donna Cohen or Shivjit

October 3 & 4
Grand Guard

October 6
Deadline to turn in UF
Community Campaign pledge
cards to unit representative

October 6
ARC Lecture Series
Paul Shepheard
6 p.m., Harn Museum

October 6
myUFL Launch

October 7
BCN Career Fair

October 8
Conversations for a Sustainable
Future: Ethics of Sustainability,
12 p.m., Rinker Hall Conference
Room 303

October 9
Conversations for a Sustainable
Future: Live Telecast on
Campus Sustainability,
12 -2 p.m. Rinker Hall
Conference Room 303

October 14
Rinker Hall Dedication
Ceremony, 2 p.m.

October 23
Conversations for a Sustainable
Future: Sustainable Water
Resources, 12 p.m., Rinker Hall
Conference Room 303

October 24
Benefits Open Enrollment Ends

October 30
UF Alumni Reunion at ASLA
National Conference, 8 p.m.,
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
(Conference runs October 30
through November 3)

Next Month:
Profile of Martha Kohen,
Director of the School of
Don't forget to email your
submissions by October 3!

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