Faculty Senate Discussion

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UF Core Courses

November 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

During the most recent Legislative session in which UF was designated as a “Preeminent State Research University,” we were granted a “special course requirement authority with the following stipulation: “In order to provide a jointly shared educational experience, a university that is designated a preeminent state research university may require its incoming first-time-in-college students to […]


Academic Personnel Board Proposal

November 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

During the October 24, 2013 Senate Meeting, President Machen proposed an expansion and reorganization of the Academic Personnel Board. The proposal recommends: (1) an expansion of the membership on the APB from 6 to 10-12 members and (2) a reorganization of the Board into two panels (Panel 1: consider faculty in tenure-eligible positions along with […]


Open Access

February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

The University Library Committee (ULC) proposed that the University of Florida consider adopting an Open Access Policy that is consistent with the guidelines outlined in the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. The ULC draft (and revised draft) policy on Open Access were sent to the college deans to be circulated to the college faculty for […]