October 8, 2002
Animal Science Conference Room
David Wofford, presiding
Members Present: David Wofford (Chair), Lynn Bailey, Maria Gallo-Meagher, Susan Hedge, Tim
Hewitt, Karen Koch, Bill Mahan, Marjorie Moore, Ron Muraro, Jim Preston, Ken Quesenberry,
Brian Scully, Jim Selph
2001-02 Members Present: Mary Collins, Sue Percival
Guest Present: President Charles Young
Meeting convened at 1:30 by David Wofford.
The minutes from the September 26, 2002 were modified and then approved. The change was
the addition of the new biology major to the list of items of concern in the UF Strategic
David Wofford presented a plaque to Sue Percival honoring her previous year's service as chair
of the IFAS FAC.
David Wofford then described the composition and role of the IFAS FAC to President Young.
The floor was then opened for a general discussion between the FAC and President Young and
Vice-President Martin. Topics discussed included (but were not limited to): UF and IFAS
organizational and reorganizational structure, biology programs at UF, how to reshape UF, where
does UF have strengths, personnel issues, and benefit issues. President Young indicated that
January 7 was the expected date for implementation of new policies and programs with the UF
Board of Trustees are "in charge", and that the "rule making" process is underway.
Vice-President Martin and President Young departed at approximately 2:30, and the committee
continued with discussions for agenda issues for future meetings. Suggestions included:
1) Invite someone from the Provost office (vice-Provost Joe Glover was suggested) to meet with
the committee to discuss how IFAS contributes to the University Strategic Plan.
2) FAC should have additional conversation with Vice-President Martin reorganization thoughts
both on- and off-campus.
3) FAC should meet with Dean Cheek on teaching related issues including unfreezing lines in
large enrollment departments, student advising, and the role of IFAS in the UF biology program.
4) The creation and function of design teams was discussed. Susan Hedge volunteered to
investigate some of these issues and will report back to the FAC at a future meeting.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 3:50.