Faculty Association

Faculty Senate Proposal Documents

The Faculty Association has an Information Item on its January 13, 2022 meeting agenda regarding the potential change in the structure of the UNF FA from an Association Model to a Senate Model. The information in the meeting packet provides the proposed by-laws, but not the document noting the concern of some faculty nor quick access to the meeting minutes of the Faculty Affairs Committee meetings where this item was discussed.

To make it easy for you to review this information, I have created this page that links to the FA documents that you should review in order to make a decision that best meets your needs due to the weight of this type of change.

Proposed Faculty Senate By-Laws

This is the draft of the By-Laws that were reviewed by the Faculty Affairs Committee. There have been some changes to the document over time. The most recent version is the one located in the agenda packet.

Task Force Meeting Minutes (need to sign in to VPN)

This is an easy link to the minutes of the Task Force. They met as a group over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year. The last posted meeting minutes of that body was April 2021.

Faculty Senate Proposal Concerns

Last August, I shared this document with John White, which outlines concerns a group of faculty has about the proposed model to ask if he would be willing to share it with ‘all faculty.’ He declined, so I then sent it to the FA Executive Committee so they would know of its existence. Here are the email exchanges between me, John White, the Executive Committee, and Hana Hamdi, who runs the Executive Committee meetings.

The Faculty Affairs Committee discussed the proposed by-laws generated from the Task Force three times. Each time, pertinent questions were raised.

Faculty Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes, Oct. 14, 2021

Faculty Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes, Nov. 18, 2021

Faculty Affairs Committee Special Meeting Minutes, Dec. 1, 2021

The Executive Committee meeting met in December (the minutes have not been approved yet), and voted to put the proposal forth as an informational item in order to receive feedback from faculty.

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, December (not available)

Most recent version of the proposed by-laws.

Here is the link the Faculty Association provided to you in the January packet to provide your feedback on the proposal. This item may be moving forward as an agenda item in February or March.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at georgettedumont@gmail.com or 904.486.6865

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