Meetings Archive

October 16, 2002 Minutes
Univeristy Center - Majestic Palm Room


FAU BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman, John W. Temple, convened the meeting of the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees on the Boca Raton Campus, at 10:05 a.m. with the following members present:

Scott Adams, Nancy Blosser, William Bryant, Jorge Dominicis, E. Llwyd Ecclestone, Gerri McPherson, Virginia Miller, Pablo Paez, Sherry Plymale, John W. Temple, Norman D. Tripp, and George C. Zoley

Excused Absence: Bruce Warshal

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - JOHN W. TEMPLE, Chairman
    Handout - Minutes of June 24, 2002 meeting

    A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the June 24, 2002 meeting. There being no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved unanimously.

  2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT - DR. RICHARD OSBURN, Interim President
    Broward Consortium Initiative - working with Broward Community College and Nova Southeastern to prepare teachers in high need areas by providing scholarships and stipends for teachers aides.

    University Architect's area, under the leadership of Vice President Robert Friedman, has received their second award for the Higher Education Complex in downtown Ft. Lauderdale from the Association of Builders and Contractors of the AIA.

    The FAU Foundation has received a $600,000 award from the John D. and Catherine MacArthur foundation. The grant is for the Catanese Center to work with the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to create a Regional Resource Center.

    FAU will be awarded two projects in the Defense Appropriations Bill. The first is $1 M for the South Florida Ocean Measurement Center at SeaTech and the second is $1 M for high-definition camera development, both projects in the College of Engineering.

    The National Science Foundation awarded $6 M to the College of Education for Dr. Nancy Romance's project "Validation of a Multi-Phase Scale-Up Design for a Knowledge Based Intervention in Science and Reading Comprehension

  3. FAU - A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE - ROBERT FRIEDMAN, Vice President and University Architect
    A presentation was made showing the Master Plan updates.

  4. APPROVAL OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS - DR. KENNETH JESSELL, INTERIM PROVOST
Handouts - July 24, 2002 Committee Meeting Background Information
October 10, 2002 Committee Meeting Background information

Chairman Temple requested that a motion to approve be made after all recommendations presented.

July 24, 2002 Committee Meeting

  1. Revised Program Review Procedures
  2. Discontinue Program in Medical Laboratory Science (Med Tech)

October 10, 2002 Committee Meeting

  1. Candidates for Tenure as a Condition of Employment
  2. Plan to Upgrade FAU Faculty Salaries
  3. Request Authorizing the College of Education to assist in Development of a Research Charter School on the Treasure Coast.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommendations with the exception of the authorization of the Charter School. The motion passed unanimously. A separate motion was made to approve the development of a Charter School. Motion passed with Trustee McPherson abstaining.

  1. APPROVAL OF FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS - NORMAN TRIPP, VICE CHAIRMAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Handouts - October 10, 2002 Committee Meeting Background information

    October 10, 2002 Committee Meeting

    1. Memorandum of Understanding with Museum of Art, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    2. Approval of Rule 6C5.008, Purchasing Program and the Repeal of Rule 6C5.6.011, FAU Endowment Trust Fund for Eminent Scholars
    3. Approval on Section 125, IRS Benefit Requirements for Qualified Benefits Plan
    4. Approval of the Transition Plan for Implementation of the Finance and Human Resources System

    A motion was made and seconded to approve the Finance and Audit Committee recommendations. The motion passed unanimously.

  2. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - JOHN TEMPLE
    Discussion regarding compensations issues. Perhaps another BOT committee should be formed to address personnel issues. As a practice, all staff reporting directly to the President who receive an increase will have that increase reviewed by Chairman Temple and the Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee, Norman Tripp. A request was made to have the policy provided before the next meeting on the use of Foundation money to supplement salaries. It was also suggested that the attorney who represents the State Board of Education be asked to offer an opinion.

    The union contract for the United Faculty of Florida expires on January 7, 2003. Special counsel is being hired to advise on direction the Board of Trustees should take.

    The search for the next President of FAU is on schedule. Thirty candidate resumes have been reduced to seven. The Search Committee will reconvene and attempt to further reduce the candidate list. The Trustees are asked to reserve the first week of December for interviews. By that time, additional prospects that the search firm has identified may come forward to be considered as candidates.

    Action needs to be taken on some property at the research park. The Board has requested that they be informed on the park authority. They would like to review contracts ahead of time. A workshop is scheduled for 11/20/02.

  3. OLD BUSINESS/NEW BUSINESS
    The Board of Trustees would like an updated booklet of duties and responsibilities. The General Counsel's Office is currently developing a revised edition.

    The Trustees are supposed to have coordinated meetings with sister schools such as Palm Beach Community College.

    One of the duties of the Board of Trustees is to evaluate the President. An evaluation instrument needs to be developed to accomplish this.

  4. UNITED FACULTY OF FLORIDA - MICHAEL HARRIS
    Made a presentation on the need to continue collective bargaining even though the present agreement expires on January 7, 2003.

  5. UNIVERSITY FACULTY COUNCIL - FRED HOFFMAN
    Gave faculty view of the pay raise issue and need to accelerate plan to elevate faculty pay to fortieth percentile.

  6. PUBLIC COMMENT
    None

  7. ANNOUNCEMENTS/ADJOURNMENT
    A letter from Governor Jeb Bush was given to the Trustees regarding Amendment 11 on the November ballot.

    The next meeting of the BOT will be November 20, 2002 following the workshop on the Research Park and the Finance and Audit Committee Meeting.

    Commencement will be Friday, December 13, 2002, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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