Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Title: Faculty Senate meeting minutes
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Language: English
Creator: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
Publisher: Faculty Senate, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: January 19, 2006
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Senate Minutes
January 19, 2006
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Approval of December 15, 2005 minutes Kim Tanzer, Chair
Information Items
Action Items
Open Discussion from Floor of Senate

The meeting was called to order at 3:01P.M.
The minutes of the December 15, 2005 meeting were approved

Chair's Report Kim Tanzer, Chair

Professor Tanzer explained the voting cards that were distributed at the sign in table to
assure that only Senators vote. She also updated the Senate on Senate membership, saying
that she had accepted the resignations of eight members who were unable to participate. She
reported that most colleges have selected replacements. The Advisory Council of Faculty
Senates met recently and discussed various issues of concern to Faculty Senates across the
state of Florida. The Board of Governors is meeting in Gainesville on Jan 25 and 26. The
Senate is now utilizing videoconferencing technology. The IFAS senators in offsite locations
can now actively participate during the senate meetings. Professor Tanzer also reviewed the
opinion from the General Counsel's office regarding electronic voting. Electronic voting is
not allowed unless the participant is present in the meeting either physically or electronically.
Professor Tanzer also announced that committee nominations will open on Friday, January
20, 2006. The chair elect cycle will also begin. Please direct questions to Kim Tanzer or
Pierre Ramond. The Senate/Union relations FAQ will be posted on the Senate website.
Professor Tanzer also announced a planning meeting for the faculty/student summit to
facilitate faculty/student involvement in making the University of Florida a top institution.
Professor Tanzer also updated the Senate on committee and council progress.

Provost's Report Janie Fouke, Provost

Dr. Fouke updated the Senate on upcoming Dean searches for the colleges of Veterinary
Medicine and Journalism. The Board of Governors will meet in Gainesville later this month.
The computing infrastructure system will be reorganized to compensate for a loss of revenue
that previously supported the computing infrastructure. Discussions regarding the
computing infrastructure are beginning and Dr. Fouke will be discussing the matter with the
Budget Council. Dr. Fouke displayed and reviewed a draft organizational structure for the
Provost office reorganization plan. The Provost's office is also developing an emergency
preparedness plan for the University.

Information Items:

Human Resources Update Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Human Resources

Mr. Cavanaugh updated the Senate on several Human Resources initiatives including:

* Implementation of domestic partner health benefits

* PeopleSoft Centralization Project

* RFP process for Graduate Health Insurance

* Implementation of FICA Alternative Program

* Initial results of the centralized contract with the Chronicle of Higher Education

* Revamped Sexual Harassment Training for faculty and staff

* Exploration of a dispute resolution officer. Mike Katovich will work with the Academic
Freedom, Tenure, Professional Relations and Standards committee to draft a proposal in
support of the DRO position for senate approval.

* Updated staff performance evaluation module

1 UF and Indirect Costs for Research Rick Yost, Senate Research Council Chair

Dr. Yost updated the Senate on the 1 UF plan and indirect costs for research. The 1UF-
Research plan will make research policy and administration uniform across campus by July

Action Items:

Curriculum Changes Sheila Dickison, Chair University Curriculum Committee

Academic Calendars 2007-2008 through 2010-2011
Dr. Dickison presented the 2007-2008 through 2010-2011 academic
Joe Little moved to amend the calendar and hold spring break on the week in which the first
Monday in March falls. The motion to amend the calendar did not pass.

The calendar was approved as originally presented.

BA option to existing BS Degree in Astronomy
C. of liberalArts and Scences
The motion was approved.

Chris Snodgrass, Chair Constitution Committee

FAAC the motion was approved
Faculty Senate Chair Elect Voting Procedures- the motion was approved

Policy Council Membership Language
Article V Section 7 Part C -the motion was approved
Article V Section 3 the motion was approved

Sustainability Committee
Joe Little moved to approve the language of "Option B: Selected".
The motion was approved.
Academic Freedom, Tenure, Professional Relations and Standards Committee
Article III Section 6- the motion was approved
Bylaw 7 the motion was approved

Open Discussion from Floor of Senate:

Senators engaged in an open floor discussion of various issues of interest.

The meeting adjourned at 4:16 P.M.

Senator Attendees:
Lise Abrams
Jean Andino
Samin Anghaie
Joe Aufmuth
Jerry Bartz
Russell Bauer
Mary Lou Behnke
Paul Blaser
Linda Bloom
David Bloomquist
Frank Bova
Lawrence Brock
Regina Bussing
Dale Campbell
Margaret Carr
Christy Carter
Douglas Cenzer
Carlene Chase
Bill Chen
Phillip Clark
Richard Conley
Roxanne Connelly
Winfred Cooke
Oscar Crisalle
Jerry Cutler

Senator Attendees (continued)
Timothy Davis
Julie Dodd
Laura Ellis
Alison Fox
Elizabeth Frazier
George Gerencser
Martin Gold
Donald Graetz
Jesse Gregory
Ellis Greiner
Cynthia Griffin
Steve Hagen
Curt Hannah
Carrie Haskell-Luevano
Marc Heft
Alice Holmes
Mike Katovich
William Kem
Kristen Kemple
Saeed Khan
Peter Kima
James Klausner
Shawn Kneipp
Gail Kunkle

Constitution Changes

Jodi Lane
Senator attendees continued
William Lindberg
Joseph Little
Cynthia Lord
Joseli Macedo
Lee McDowell
Lisa McElwee-White
Jacqueline Miller
Gloria Moore
David Mulkey
Carol Murphy
Andy Naranjo
Satya Narayan
Mark Orazem
Karen Parker
Rebecca Pauly
James Pettigrew
Kathleen Price
Jaquelyn Resnick
Bhavani Sankar
Orit Shechtman
John Schueller
Richard Segal
James Selph
Mark Sheplak
Charles Smith
Stephen Smith
Wesley Smith
Chris Snodgrass
Michele Tennant
Thomas Vickroy
Eric Wachsman
Bryan Weber
Judith Williams
George Wilson
Ferdinand Wirth
Danaya Wright
Rick Yost
Naomi Young
John Ziegart

Absent Senators:
Chunrong Ai
Janaki Alavalapati
Barbara Barletta
Karen Bjorndal
David Bloom
Kenneth Boote
Jesse Boyles
William Buhi
Regina Bures
Mary Ann Burg
Richard Burt
Sandra Chance
Jacob Chung
John Cisar
Patrick Colahan
Maureen Conroy
Lori Dangler
Harry Daniels
Mark Davis
Tim Flynn
Joanne Foss
Pete Giaccobi
Abraham Goldman
Frederick Hamann
Peter Hansen
Marc Hoit
Lisa House
Forrest Howard
Marjorie Hoy
Ary Lamme
Christy Lemak
Cathleen Mook
Paul Mueller
Max Nickerson
June Nogle
Yngve Ohm
Praveen Pathak
Susan Percival
Francis Putz
Roger Reep
Leah Rosenberg
Rickie Rudd
Alan Sawyer
Anita Spring
Lewis Sussman
Laura Sutton
Floyd Thompson
Nancy Waldron
Michael Weigold
John Werning

Ex Officio Attendees:
Kyle Cavanaugh
Tony Dasta
Janie Fouke
Ken Gerhardt
Win Phillips
Stephen Pritz
Pierre Ramond
Kim Tanzer
Jill Varnes

Steven Willis Yumiko Hulvey, CLAS
Absent Senators continued Guests continued
Allan Wysocki Tom Walsh, DSR
Anthony Yachnis E. Jane Luzar, AA
David Zacharias
Robert Zlotecki

Absent Ex-officio:
Barry Ache
Jane Adams
Larry Arrington
Kirby Barrick
Doug Barrett
Pamela Bernard
Dale Canelas
Jimmy Cheek
Abdol Chini
Robert Cousins
Joel Demski
Joseph DiPietro
Teresa Dolan
John Duff
Catherine Emihovich
Michelle Foss
Robert Frank
Joan Frosch
Stephen Humphrey
Terry Hynes
Robert Jerry
Carol Kem
Pramod Khargonekar
James Knight
Martha Kohen
Barbara Korner
John Kraft
Pradeep Kumar
Kathleen Long
Bernie Machen
Kevin Marshall
Donald McGlothlin
Mark McLellan
Winfred Phillips
Edward Poppell
William Riffee
Paul Robell
Neil Sullivan
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Craig Tisher
Timothy White


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