UFF-FAU

United Faculty of Florida-Florida Atlantic University Chapter

  • Jan
    19

    The event will be at the Irishman (1745 NW 2nd Ave) from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

    All FAU faculty are welcome to come and meet UFF members and have a great time!

    Click on map for details.

    Map to the Irishman

    Directions: Leave FAU going east on 20th Street past the President’s house and go about two blocks to NW 2nd Ave (Boca Raton Blvd). At NW 2nd Ave take a right and go south for about two blocks. The IRISHMAN will be on your right at 1745 NW 2nd Ave.

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  • Jan
    18

    The membership meeting and election will be on Friday, March 27 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Majestic Palm Room in the Student Activity Center.

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  • Nov
    2

    Below is a very brief summary of the results of this year’s Administrator Survey. The university was in a transition period when the survey was given this Spring so President Kelly and Deborah Floyd, Dean of the Graduate College, were not evaluated. Regardless, over 200 faculty responded to the survey.survey

    Few people seem to know Associate Provosts Abate (Broward) or Watlington (Northern Campuses) nor what they do (This seems to be consistent from year to year):

    Representative comments for Associate Provost Abate:

    • Provide more support. Visit and get to know the faculty and the issues they face – he seems to be largely absent.
    • Don’t know anything about his leadership or management. Never heard of this person.

    Representative comments for Associate Provost Watlington:

     Completely incompetent, invisible, useless. She should be removed and the position closed – there is no need for her. She also talks to everyone like they’re three year olds.
     She is not present or visible in the colleges in Jupiter, most do not know her as she never comes to our meetings.

    Using the question “Dean _____ is a good administrator” as an indicator, it appears that Deans Coltman ( A & L) and Gropper (Business) are the most polarizing administrators with 48% and 38% agreeing or strongly agreeing, respectively while 44% and 39% disagree or strongly disagree, respectively.

    In response to the same question, Deans Illyas (Engineering) and Carter (Design and Social Inquiry) received the most negative responses with 48% and 61% disagreeing or strongly disagreeing, respectively.

    Representative comments for Dean Illyas:

    • Uncharismatic, non-leader with no vision for the college. Just a seat filler with no ideas of how to lead.
    • It would be helpful if the Dean would be more proactive and assertive. He seems to try to wait out some very serious issues, letting them fester and affect morale, rather than face them head on.
    Representative comments for Dean Carter:

    • Dr. Carter submitted her resignation last year. She is ready to retire. Has lost confidence of faculty and staff. Time for a change.
    • Dean Carter has shown over the years, way too many, that she is unfit for the function of dean. Her ways to manage the college are questionable, disrespectful and unacceptable.

    Provost Perry and Deans Smith (Nursing) and Ivy (Interim, Science) garnered the most positive responses with 50%, 62% and 80% agreeing or strongly agreeing, respectively.

    Representative comments for Provost Perry:

    • Gary Perry’s service as Interim Provost has contributed greatly to the significant challenge
    of restoring the University community’s faith in upper administration. The new president
    has much to gain by asking Perry to stay on as provost.
    • Because he was Dean of the College of Science, he knows FAU and its history intimately and is sympathetic with the faculty.

    Representative comments for Dean Smith:

    • Under the leadership and support of Dean Smith, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has increased external funding that has been awarded to faculty that support both programs and research. The College was very successful with obtaining reacreditation from CCNE. The College has also seen an increase in diversity among the faculty.
    • Dean Smith’s door is always open. She is approachable and cares about the faculty.
    Representative comments for Interim Dean Ivy:
    • I have little direct interaction with him, and even that is rather superficial. If there are no problems, then no news is good news.
    • Our dean is in an interim role. Consequently, he has been learning a tough job that he may or may not keep.

    ANTHONY ABATE, ASSOCIATE PROVOST OF BROWARD CAMPUSES Associate Provost of Broward Campuses ANTHONY ABBATE is a good administrator. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A BROWARD CAMPUS.)

    6

    20%

    5-Strongly Agree

    5

    17%

    4-Agree

    5

    17%

    3-Neutral

    1

    3%

    2-Disagree

    1

    3%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    12

    40%

    0-Do Not Know
    Associate Provost ABBATE uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A BROWARD CAMPUS.)

    4

    15%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    12%

    4-Agree

    7

    27%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    1

    4%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    11

    42%

    0-Do Not Know
    Associate Provost ABBATE keeps faculty informed about decisions. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A BROWARD CAMPUS.)

    3

    12%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    12%

    4-Agree

    5

    20%

    3-Neutral

    3

    12%

    2-Disagree

    2

    8%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    9

    36%

    0-Do Not Know
    Associate Provost ABBATE ensures that campus fiscal resources are appropriately allotted and expended. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A BROWARD CAMPUS.)

    4

    17%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    17%

    4-Agree

    5

    21%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    1

    4%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    10

    42%

    0-Do Not Know
    Associate Provost ABBATE is competent in overseeing daily campus operations. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM BROWARD CAMPUSES.)

    6

    25%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    17%

    4-Agree

    2

    8%

    3-Neutral

    1

    4%

    2-Disagree

    1

    4%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    10

    42%

    0-Do Not Know
    Associate Provost ABBATE is an effective leader who promotes the development of the campus. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A BROWARD CAMPUS.)

    6

    24%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    16%

    4-Agree

    3

    12%

    3-Neutral

    2

    8%

    2-Disagree

    1

    4%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    9

    36%

    0-Do Not Know
    OVERALL, Associate Provost ABBATE is: (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A BROWARD CAMPUS.)

    5

    22%

    5-Excellent

    3

    13%

    4-Above Average

    6

    26%

    3-Average

    1

    4%

    2-Below Average

    0

    0%

    1-Poor

    8

    35%

    Do Not Know
    ELLIAH WATLINGTON, ASSOCIATE PROVOST OF NORTHERN CAMPUSES
    Associate Provost of Northern Campuses ELIAH WATLINGTON is a good administrator. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A NORTHERN CAMPUS.)

    4

    19%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    19%

    4-Agree

    1

    5%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    4

    19%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    8

    38%

    0- Do Not Know
    Associate Provost WATLINGTON uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A NORTHERN CAMPUS.)

    2

    10%

    5-Strongly Agree

    6

    30%

    4-Agree

    1

    5%

    3-Neutral

    1

    5%

    2-Disagree

    3

    15%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    7

    35%

    0- Do Not Know
    Associate Provost WATLINGTON keeps faculty informed about decisions. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A NORTHERN CAMPUS.)

    3

    16%

    5-Strongly Agree

    6

    32%

    4-Agree

    0

    0%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    4

    21%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    6

    32%

    0- Do Not Know
    Associate Provost WATLINGTON ensures that campus fiscal resources are appropriately allotted and expended. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A NORTHERN CAMPUS.)

    2

    10%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    20%

    4-Agree

    1

    5%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    3

    15%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    10

    50%

    0- Do Not Know
    Associate Provost WATLINGTON is competent in overseeing daily campus operations. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM NORTHERN CAMPUSES.)

    4

    20%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    20%

    4-Agree

    0

    0%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    3

    15%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    9

    45%

    0- Do Not Know
    Associate Provost WATLINGTON is an effective leader who promotes the development of the campus. (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A NORTHERN CAMPUS.)

    3

    15%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    20%

    4-Agree

    2

    10%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    3

    15%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    8

    40%

    0- Do Not Know
    OVERALL, Associate Provost WATLINGTON is: (PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU ARE FROM A NORTHERN CAMPUS.)

    3

    15%

    5-Excellent

    5

    25%

    4-Above Average

    1

    5%

    3-Average

    2

    10%

    2-Below Average

    2

    10%

    1-Poor

    7

    35%

    0- Do Not Know
    BARRY ROSSON, GRADUATE COLLEGE DEAN
    Graduate College Dean BARRY ROSSON consults faculty/staff before making important decisions.

    5

    4%

    5-Strongly Agree

    10

    7%

    4-Agree

    16

    11%

    3-Neutral

    20

    14%

    2-Disagree

    59

    42%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    30

    21%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean ROSSON upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.

    8

    6%

    5-Strongly Agree

    14

    10%

    4-Agree

    26

    19%

    3-Neutral

    18

    13%

    2-Disagree

    43

    31%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    28

    20%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean ROSSON uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner.

    4

    3%

    5-Strongly Agree

    9

    7%

    4-Agree

    20

    15%

    3-Neutral

    14

    11%

    2-Disagree

    55

    41%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    31

    23%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean ROSSON is a good administrator.

    8

    6%

    5-Strongly Agree

    6

    5%

    4-Agree

    20

    15%

    3-Neutral

    15

    11%

    2-Disagree

    57

    43%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    27

    20%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean ROSSON effectively leads University Graduate education programs and faculty.

    6

    5%

    5-Strongly Agree

    11

    8%

    4-Agree

    21

    16%

    3-Neutral

    14

    11%

    2-Disagree

    52

    39%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    29

    22%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean ROSSON competently administers Graduate College operations.

    7

    5%

    5-Strongly Agree

    9

    7%

    4-Agree

    20

    15%

    3-Neutral

    19

    14%

    2-Disagree

    50

    37%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    30

    22%

    0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean ROSSON is:

    7

    5%

    Excellent

    8

    6%

    Above Average

    18

    13%

    Average

    13

    9%

    Below Average

    56

    41%

    Poor

    35

    26%

    Do Not Know
     EDWARD PRATT, UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES DEAN
    Undergraduate Studies Dean EDWARD PRATT consults faculty/staff before making important decisions.

    22

    15%

    5-Strongly Agree

    39

    27%

    4-Agree

    18

    13%

    3-Neutral

    16

    11%

    2-Disagree

    12

    8%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    36

    25%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean PRATT upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.

    28

    20%

    5-Strongly Agree

    46

    33%

    4-Agree

    17

    12%

    3-Neutral

    9

    6%

    2-Disagree

    10

    7%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    31

    22%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean PRATT uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner.

    24

    17%

    5-Strongly Agree

    33

    24%

    4-Agree

    25

    18%

    3-Neutral

    8

    6%

    2-Disagree

    12

    9%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    37

    27%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean PRATT is a good administrator.

    22

    16%

    5-Strongly Agree

    45

    33%

    4-Agree

    20

    14%

    3-Neutral

    10

    7%

    2-Disagree

    9

    7%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    32

    23%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean PRATT effectively leads undergraduate programs and faculty.

    25

    18%

    5-Strongly Agree

    40

    28%

    4-Agree

    24

    17%

    3-Neutral

    11

    8%

    2-Disagree

    10

    7%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    31

    22%

    0-Do Not Know
    Dean PRATT competently administers Undergraduate Studies operations.

    25

    18%

    5-Strongly Agree

    43

    30%

    4-Agree

    20

    14%

    3-Neutral

    11

    8%

    2-Disagree

    10

    7%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    32

    23%

    0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean PRATT is:

    27

    19%

    Excellent

    36

    25%

    Above Average

    27

    19%

    Average

    9

    6%

    Below Average

    10

    7%

    Poor

    34

    24%

    Do Not Know
    GARY PERRY, INTERIM PROVOST (HENDERSON ADDED)
    Interim Provost GARY PERRY is a good administrator. (169 total)

    45

    27%

    5-Strongly Agree

    37 + 2

    23%

    4-Agree

    29 + 3

    19%

    3-Neutral

    11

    7%

    2-Disagree

    16

    9%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    16 + 10

    15%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim Provost GARY PERRY uses faculty governance processes to make decisions. (172 total)

    40

    23%

    5-Strongly Agree

    39 + 3

    24%

    4-Agree

    22 + 2

    14%

    3-Neutral

    14

    8%

    2-Disagree

    20

    12%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    22 + 10

    19%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim Provost GARY PERRY keeps faculty informed about decisions. (169 total)

    42

    25%

    5-Strongly Agree

    39 + 3

    25%

    4-Agree

    23 + 2

    15%

    3-Neutral

    17

    10%

    2-Disagree

    19

    11%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    14 + 10

    14%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim Provost GARY PERRY makes sure that Vice-Presidents and Deans make fair decisions. (168 total)

    33

    20%

    5-Strongly Agree

    22 + 2

    14%

    4-Agree

    15 + 2

    10%

    3-Neutral

    18

    11%

    2-Disagree

    24

    14%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    41 +11

    31%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim Provost GARY PERRY upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (165 total)

    41

    25%

    5-Strongly Agree

    49 + 2

    31%

    4-Agree

    22 + 2

    15%

    3-Neutral

    10 + 1

    7%

    2-Disagree

    14

    8%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    14 + 10

    14%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim Provost GARY PERRY is an effective leader who promotes the development of the university. (170 total)

    46

    27%

    5-Strongly Agree

    38 + 3

    24%

    4-Agree

    25 + 2

    16%

    3-Neutral

    12

    7%

    2-Disagree

    18

    11%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    16 + 10

    15%

    0-Do Not Know
    OVERALL, Interim Provost GARY PERRY is: (171 total)

    46

    27%

    Excellent

    33 + 2

    20%

    Above Average

    29 + 3

    19%

    Average

    12

    7%

    Below Average

    20 + 10

    18%

    Poor

    16

    9%

    Do Not Know
    DENNIS CRUDELE, INTERIM PRESIDENT (HENDERSON ADDED)
    Interim President DENNIS CRUDELE makes sure that administrators make decisions fairly and in the best interests of the university. (150 total)

    55

    37%

    5-Strongly Agree

    36 + 3

    26%

    4-Agree

    20 + 2

    15%

    3-Neutral

    3

    2%

    2-Disagree

    8

    5%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    13 + 10

    15%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim President DENNIS CRUDELE makes decisions that are in the best interests of the faculty and professional staff. (150 total)

    54

    36%

    -Strongly Agree

    40 + 4

    30%

    4-Agree

    22 + 2

    16%

    3-Neutral

    3

    2%

    2-Disagree

    8

    5%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    8 + 9

    11%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim President DENNIS CRUDELE upholds academic standards and encourages a scholarly atmosphere. (146 total)

    53

    36%

    5-Strongly Agree

    36 + 3

    27%

    4-Agree

    22 + 2

    16%

    3-Neutral

    1 + 1

    1%

    2-Disagree

    8

    5%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    11 + 9

    15%

    0-Do Not Know
    Interim President DENNIS CRUDELE is an effective leader who promotes the development of the university. (149 total)

    58

    39%

    5-Strongly Agree

    38 + 4

    28%

    4-Agree

    20 + 2

    15%

    3-Neutral

    2

    1%

    2-Disagree

    8

    5%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    8 + 9

    12%

    0-Do Not Know
    OVERALL, Interim President DENNIS CRUDELE is: (149 total)

    55

    37%

    Excellent

    34 + 3

    25%

    Above Average

    25 + 3

    19%

    Average

    2

    1%

    Below Average

    9

    6%

    Poor

    9 + 9

    12%

    Do Not Know

     

     

    1. I.                Arts and Letters: Heather Coltman

     

    Interim Dean Heather Coltman upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (total 73)
    23 32% 5-Strongly Agree
    15 21% 4-Agree
     5 6% 3-Neutral
     8 11% 2-Disagree
    21 29% 1-Strongly Disagree
     1 1% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Heather Coltman makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner. (72 total)
    18 26% 5-Strongly Agree
     9 14% 4-Agree
     9 14% 3-Neutral
     5 7% 2-Disagree
    23 32% 1-Strongly Disagree
     5 7% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Heather Coltman uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (70 total)
    24 34% 5-Strongly Agree
     7 10% 4-Agree
     5 7% 3-Neutral
     8 12% 2-Disagree
    21 30% 1-Strongly Disagree
     5 7% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Heather Coltman distributes discretionary money fairly. (73 total)
    16 22% 5-Strongly Agree
    11 15% 4-Agree
    6 8% 3-Neutral
     7 10% 2-Disagree
    19 26% 1-Strongly Disagree
    14 19% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Heather Coltman is a good administrator. (72 total)
    20 28% 5-Strongly Agree
    14 20% 4-Agree
     5 7% 3-Neutral
    11 15% 2-Disagree
    21 29% 1-Strongly Disagree
     1 1% 0-Do Not Know
     Interim Dean Heather Coltman is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit. (73 total)
    24 33% 5-Strongly Agree
    13 18% 4-Agree
    2 3% 3-Neutral
    10 14% 2-Disagree
    22 30% 1-Strongly Disagree
    2 2% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Interim Dean Heather Coltman is: (73 total)
    22 30% 5-Excellent
    12 15% 4-Above Average
     7 10% 3-Average
     7 10% 2-Below Average
    24 33% 1-Poor
    1 2% 0-Do Not Know

     

    Business: Dean Daniel Gropper

     

    Interim Dean Daniel Gropper upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (20 total)
    5 25% 5-Strongly Agree
    4 20% 4-Agree
    5 25% 3-Neutral
    1 5% 2-Disagree
    2 10% 1-Strongly Disagree
    3 15% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Daniel Gropper makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner. (18 total)
    4 22% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 17% 4-Agree
    4 22% 3-Neutral
    1 6% 2-Disagree
    2 11% 1-Strongly Disagree
    4 22% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Daniel Gropper uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (17 total)
    3 17% 5-Strongly Agree
    2 12% 4-Agree
    6 35% 3-Neutral
    2 12% 2-Disagree
    2 12% 1-Strongly Disagree
    2 12% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Daniel Gropper distributes discretionary money fairly. (20 total)
    3 15% 5-Strongly Agree
    5 25% 4-Agree
    4 20% 3-Neutral
    1 5% 2-Disagree
    4 20% 1-Strongly Disagree
    3 15% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Daniel Gropper is a good administrator. (19 total)
    4 21% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 17% 4-Agree
    4 21% 3-Neutral
    3 17% 2-Disagree
    2 12% 1-Strongly Disagree
    2 12% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Daniel Gropper is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit. (20 total)
    4 20% 5-Strongly Agree
    5 25% 4-Agree
    3 15% 3-Neutral
    3 15% 2-Disagree
    2 10% 1-Strongly Disagree
    3 15% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Interim Dean Daniel Gropper is: (20 total)
    4 20% 5-Excellent
    5 25% 4-Above Average
    3 15% 3-Average
    3 15% 2-Below Average
    2 10% 1-Poor
    3 15% 0-Do Not Know

     

    Dean Rosalyn Carter, College of Design and Social Inquiry

     

    Dean Rosalyn Carter upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (14 total)
    1 7% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 21% 4-Agree
    2 14% 3-Neutral
    1 7% 2-Disagree
    6 44% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 7% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Rosalyn Carter makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner. (13 total)
    1 8% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    3 23% 3-Neutral
    2 15% 2-Disagree
    7 54% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Rosalyn Carter uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (13 total)
    2 15% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 8% 4-Agree
    3 23% 3-Neutral
    2 15% 2-Disagree
    4 31% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 8% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Rosalyn Carter distributes discretionary money fairly. (14 total)
    1 7% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 21% 4-Agree
    3 21% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    5 36% 1-Strongly Disagree
    2 15% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Rosalyn Carter is a good administrator. (13 total)
    1 8% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 23% 4-Agree
    1 8% 3-Neutral
    1 8% 2-Disagree
    7 53% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Rosalyn Carter is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit. (14 total)
    2 14% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 7% 4-Agree
    2 14% 3-Neutral
    3 22% 2-Disagree
    5 36% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 7% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean Rosalyn Carter is: (14 total)
    1 7% 5-Excellent
    1 7% 4-Above Average
    2 14% 3-Average
    2 14% 2-Below Average
    7 50% 1-Poor
    1 7% 0-Do Not Know
     IV: Dean Valerie Bristor, College of Education: (Henderson added in additional column)
    Dean Valerie Bristor upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (41 total)
    4 + 2 15% 5-Strongly Agree
    6 + 1 17% 4-Agree
    6 + 6 29% 3-Neutral
    4 +2 15% 2-Disagree
    3 7% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 +6 17% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Valerie Bristor makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner. (40 total)
    6 + 1 18% 5-Strongly Agree
    5 + 2 18% 4-Agree
    6 + 4 25% 3-Neutral
    3 + 1 10% 2-Disagree
    3 7% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 + 9 22% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Valerie Bristor uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (40 total)
    8 20% 5-Strongly Agree
    5 + 1 15% 4-Agree
    6 + 5 27% 3-Neutral
    0 + 2 5% 2-Disagree
    4 + 9 33% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Valerie Bristor distributes discretionary money fairly. (41 total)
    4 + 1 12% 5-Strongly Agree
    8 + 1 22% 4-Agree
    4 + 5 22% 3-Neutral
    2 5% 2-Disagree
    3 7% 1-Strongly Disagree
    3 + 10 33% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Valerie Bristor is a good administrator. (40 total)
    5 + 1 15% 5-Strongly Agree
    9 + 2 27% 4-Agree
    4 + 4 20% 3-Neutral
    1 + 2 8% 2-Disagree
    4 10% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 + 8 20% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Valerie Bristor is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit. (40 total)
    5 + 1 15% 5-Strongly Agree
    5 + 2 17% 4-Agree
    5 + 5 25% 3-Neutral
    2 + 2 10% 2-Disagree
    6 + 1 17% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 + 6 15% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean Valerie Bristor is: (40 total)
    4 10% 5-Excellent
    6 +2 20% 4-Above Average
    6 + 7 33% 3-Average
    2 + 3 12% 2-Below Average
    5 12% 1-Poor
    0 + 5 12% 0-Do Not Know

     

    V: Dean Jeffrey Buller, Honors College:

    Dean Jeffrey Buller upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (6 total)
    2 35% 5-Strongly Agree
    2 35% 4-Agree
    1 18% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    1 18% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Jeffrey Buller makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner. (6 total)
    1 17% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 17% 4-Agree
    2 34% 3-Neutral
    1 17% 2-Disagree
    1 17% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Jeffrey Buller uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (5 total)
    1 20% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    2 40% 3-Neutral
    1 20% 2-Disagree
    1 20% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Jeffrey Buller distributes discretionary money fairly. (5 total)
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    2 40% 4-Agree
    0 0% 3-Neutral
    1 20% 2-Disagree
    2 40% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Jeffrey Buller is a good administrator. (5 total)
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    2 40% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    3 60% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Jeffrey Buller is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 20% 4-Agree
    1 20% 3-Neutral
    1 20% 2-Disagree
    2 40% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean Jeffrey Buller is:
    0 0% 5-Excellent
    1 20% 4-Above Average
    1 20% 3-Average
    1 20% 2-Below Average
    2 40% 1-Poor
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know

     

    V: Dean Mohammad Illyas, College of Engineering and Computer Science:

    Dean Mohammad Illyas upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere. (18 total)
    5 28% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 6% 4-Agree
    5 28% 3-Neutral
    3 17% 2-Disagree
    4 21% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Mohammad Illyas makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner. (18 total)
    4 21% 5-Strongly Agree
    2 11% 4-Agree
    3 17% 3-Neutral
    3 17% 2-Disagree
    6 34% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Mohammad Illyas uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner. (17 total)
    4 23% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 5% 4-Agree
    5 28% 3-Neutral
    1 5% 2-Disagree
    6 34% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 5% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Mohammad Illyas distributes discretionary money fairly. (17 total)
    2 12% 5-Strongly Agree
    4 24% 4-Agree
    4 24% 3-Neutral
    4 24% 2-Disagree
    2 12% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 4% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Mohammad Illyas is a good administrator. (17 total)
    4 24% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 4% 4-Agree
    4 24% 3-Neutral
    2 12% 2-Disagree
    6 36% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Mohammad Illyas is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit. (17 total)
    4 24% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    2 12% 3-Neutral
    5 28% 2-Disagree
    6 36% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean Mohammad Illyas is: (17 total)
    4 24% 5-Excellent
    1 4% 4-Above Average
    0 0% 3-Average
    4 24% 2-Below Average
    7 44% 1-Poor
    1 4% 0-Do Not Know

     

    . Dean William Miller, University Libraries

     

    Dean William Miller upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    2 67% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    1 33% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 % 0-Do Not Know
    Dean William Miller makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    0 0% 3-Neutral
    2 67% 2-Disagree
    1 33% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean William Miller uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    1 33% 3-Neutral
    1 33% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 33% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean William Miller distributes discretionary money fairly.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    1 50% 3-Neutral
    1 50% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean William Miller is a good administrator.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    0 0% 4-Agree
    1 50% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    1 50% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean William Miller is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit.
    0 0% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 50% 4-Agree
    1 50% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean William Miller is:
    0 0% 5-Excellent
    0 0% 4-Above Average
    1 33% 3-Average
    1 33% 2-Below Average
    1 33% 1-Poor
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know

     

    VI. Dean Marlaine Smith, College of Nursing

     

    Dean Marlaine Smith upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.
    4 44% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 34% 4-Agree
    0 0% 3-Neutral
    1 11% 2-Disagree
    1 11% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Marlaine Smith makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner.
    3 34% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 11% 4-Agree
    1 11% 3-Neutral
    2 22% 2-Disagree
    2 22% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Marlaine Smith uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner.
    3 34% 5-Strongly Agree
    1 11% 4-Agree
    1 11% 3-Neutral
    2 22% 2-Disagree
    1 11% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 11% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Marlaine Smith distributes discretionary money fairly.
    3 38% 5-Strongly Agree
    2 24% 4-Agree
    3 38% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Marlaine Smith is a good administrator.
    2 24% 5-Strongly Agree
    3 38% 4-Agree
    2 24% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    1 14% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Dean Marlaine Smith is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit.
    4 52% 5-Strongly Agree
    2 24% 4-Agree
    0 0% 3-Neutral
    2 24% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Dean Marlaine Smith is:
    3 34% 5-Excellent
    2 22% 4-Above Average
    1 11% 3-Average
    1 11% 2-Below Average
    2 22% 1-Poor
    0 0% 0-Do Not Know

     

    VII. Interim Dean Russ Ivy, College of Science

     

    Interim Dean Russ Ivy upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.
    9 48% 5-Strongly Agree
    7 37% 4-Agree
    1 5% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    1 5% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 5% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Russ Ivy makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner.
    9 48% 5-Strongly Agree
    6 32% 4-Agree
    1 5% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    1 5% 1-Strongly Disagree
    2 10% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Russ Ivy uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner.
    6 32% 5-Strongly Agree
    6 32% 4-Agree
    2 10% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    5 26% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Russ Ivy distributes discretionary money fairly.
    3 17% 5-Strongly Agree
    4 22% 4-Agree
    4 22% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    7 39% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Russ Ivy is a good administrator.
    10 56% 5-Strongly Agree
    6 34% 4-Agree
    1 5% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    1 5% 0-Do Not Know
    Interim Dean Russ Ivy is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit.
    9 51% 5-Strongly Agree
    6 34% 4-Agree
    1 5% 3-Neutral
    0 0% 2-Disagree
    0 0% 1-Strongly Disagree
    2 10% 0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Interim Dean Russ Ivy is:
    9 47% 5-Excellent
    7 38% 4-Above Average
    1 5% 3-Average
    0 0% 2-Below Average
    1 5% 1-Poor
    1 5% 0-Do Not Know

     

    Florida Atlantic University Schools

     

    Principal/Director FERGUSON consults faculty/staff before making important decisions.

    4

    24%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    24%

    4-Agree

    2

    12%

    3-Neutral

    4

    24%

    2-Disagree

    3

    18%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Principal/Director FERGUSON upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.

    8

    47%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    24%

    4-Agree

    1

    6%

    3-Neutral

    4

    24%

    2-Disagree

    0

    0%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Principal/Director FERGUSON makes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner.

    7

    41%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    18%

    4-Agree

    1

    6%

    3-Neutral

    3

    18%

    2-Disagree

    2

    12%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    1

    6%

    0-Do Not Know
    Principal/Director FERGUSON uses faculty governance processes to make decisions in a collegial manner.

    3

    18%

    5-Strongly Agree

    6

    35%

    4-Agree

    1

    6%

    3-Neutral

    3

    18%

    2-Disagree

    2

    12%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    2

    12%

    0-Do Not Know
    Principal/Director FERGUSON distributes discretionary money fairly.

    8

    47%

    5-Strongly Agree

    6

    35%

    4-Agree

    1

    6%

    3-Neutral

    1

    6%

    2-Disagree

    1

    6%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Principal/Director FERGUSON is a good administrator.

    8

    47%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    24%

    4-Agree

    2

    12%

    3-Neutral

    0

    0%

    2-Disagree

    3

    18%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Principal/Director FERGUSON is an effective leader who promotes the college/unit.

    9

    53%

    5-Strongly Agree

    2

    12%

    4-Agree

    2

    12%

    3-Neutral

    2

    12%

    2-Disagree

    2

    12%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Overall, Principal/Director FERGUSON is:

    7

    41%

    5-Excellent

    5

    29%

    4-Above Average

    2

    12%

    3-Average

    2

    12%

    2-Below Average

    1

    6%

    1-Poor

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean JOEL HERBST consults faculty/staff before making important decisions.

    1

    7%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    20%

    4-Agree

    4

    27%

    3-Neutral

    3

    20%

    2-Disagree

    3

    20%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    1

    7%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean HERBST upholds academic standards and maintains a scholarly atmosphere.

    3

    20%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    20%

    4-Agree

    4

    27%

    3-Neutral

    3

    20%

    2-Disagree

    0

    0%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    2

    13%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean HERBSTmakes personnel decisions in a professional, unbiased manner.

    1

    7%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    27%

    4-Agree

    5

    33%

    3-Neutral

    1

    7%

    2-Disagree

    1

    7%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    3

    20%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean HERBST uses faculty governance processes to make decisions.

    2

    14%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    21%

    4-Agree

    4

    29%

    3-Neutral

    1

    7%

    2-Disagree

    2

    14%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    2

    14%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean HERBST distributes discretionary money fairly.

    3

    21%

    5-Strongly Agree

    4

    29%

    4-Agree

    1

    7%

    3-Neutral

    1

    7%

    2-Disagree

    0

    0%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    5

    36%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean HERBST is a good administrator.

    2

    15%

    5-Strongly Agree

    5

    38%

    4-Agree

    3

    23%

    3-Neutral

    1

    8%

    2-Disagree

    2

    15%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    0

    0%

    0-Do Not Know
    Assistant Dean HERBST is an effective leader who promotes the school.

    4

    29%

    5-Strongly Agree

    3

    21%

    4-Agree

    2

    14%

    3-Neutral

    2

    14%

    2-Disagree

    2

    14%

    1-Strongly Disagree

    1

    7%

    0-Do Not Know
    OVERALL, Assistant Dean HERBST is:

    2

    14%

    5-Excellent

    4

    29%

    4-Above Average

    4

    29%

    3-Average

    1

    7%

    2-Below Average

    2

    14%

    1-Poor

    1

    7%

    0-Do Not Know

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    UFF-FAU is pleased to present a new study commissioned from the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy at Florida International University. The report, “How FAU Prioritizes Its Money,” locates disturbing trends in Florida Atlantic University’s personnel and salary-related budgeting priorities. Taken as a whole, these suggest a developing inability for the institution to adequately service the academic needs of its growing student body.

    For example, between 2006 and 2012 Florida resident-students choosing to attend FAU are paying more than 60% more in tuition. At the same time the student-to-faculty ratio rose by an astounding 19% while administrative positions grew by 12%. In the same period faculty salaries have also decreased, making it more difficult to attract and retain capable instructional and research staff.

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  • Jul
    30

    July 30, 2012. “ALEC is a corporate‐funded entity that helps corporations get special interest and corporate‐written legislation passed into law. When legislators in multiple states introduce similar or identical bills to boost corporate power and profits … the odds are good that such legislation was written by corporate lobbyists working through ALEC.”

    Published on July 27, 2012

    By Ashley Lopez
    Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

    A coalition of progressive groups have released a new report documenting the extent of a conservative group’s influence over our lawmakers in Tallahassee.

    The report chronicles all the ways in which the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC, has influenced public policy in the GOP-led Florida Legislature.

    Compiled by Progress Florida, Florida Watch, People For the American Way, Center For Media and Democracy and Common Cause, the report comes as state legislators from all over the country — including many from Florida — gather in Salt Lake City to attend the group’s annual conference.

    According to the report:

    ALEC is a corporate‐funded entity that helps corporations get special interest and corporate‐written legislation passed into law. When legislators in multiple states introduce similar or identical bills to boost corporate power and profits, undermine workers’ rights, limit corporate accountability for pollution or harm to Americans, privatize public education, or restrict voting rights, the odds are good that such legislation was written by corporate lobbyists working through ALEC.

    ALEC’s major funders and corporate leaders include Exxon Mobil, Altria, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Koch Industries, PhRMA, Peabody Energy and State Farm Insurance, among dozens of others. Over 98 percent of ALEC’s $7 million in revenue a year comes from corporations, special interests, and sources other than legislative dues (which run $50 per year for legislators).

    ALEC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists ostensibly to promote “limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty.” Founded in 1973, the self‐described association is, in its own words, a “far‐reaching national network of state legislators that … affects all levels of government. No organization in America today can claim as many valuable assets … that have influence on as many key decision‐making centers.”

    While its difficult to get a complete list of ALEC’s members in the Legislature — the group doesn’t publicly release a list — the report  put together a long list of lawmakers that have at least attended a conference. Some pay dues to the organization.

    Here is their list:

    Sen. Michael Bennett (R‐21)
    Sen. Larcenia J. Bullard (D‐39)
    Sen. Lee Constantine (R‐22)
    Sen. Nancy C. Detert (R‐23)
    Sen. Mike Fasano (R‐11)
    Sen. Anitere Flores (R‐38)
    Sen. Rene Garcia (R‐40)
    Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R‐26)
    Sen. Alan Hays (R‐25)
    Sen. Dennis Jones (R‐13)
    Sen. Garrett Richter (R‐37)
    Sen. David Simmons (R‐22)
    Sen. Ronda Storms (R‐10)
    Rep. Larry Ahern (R‐51)
    Rep. Ben Albritton (R‐66)
    Rep. Frank Artiles (R‐119)
    Rep. Dennis Baxley (R‐24)
    Rep. Michael Bileca (R‐117)
    Rep. Jeff Brandes (R‐52)
    Rep. Jason Brodeur (R‐33)
    Rep. Rachel Burgin (R‐56)
    Rep. Matt Caldwell (R‐73)
    Rep. Dean Cannon (R‐35)
    Rep. Richard Corcoran (R‐45)
    Rep. Fred Costello (R‐26)
    Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R‐32)
    Rep. Daniel Davis (R‐13)
    Rep. Jose Diaz (R‐115)
    Rep. Chris Dorworth (R‐34)
    Rep. Brad Drake (R‐5)
    Rep. Anitere Flores (R‐114)
    Rep. Clay Ford (R‐3)
    Rep. James C. Frishe (R‐54)
    Rep. Rich Glorioso (R‐62)
    Rep. Eduardo Gonzalez (R‐102)
    Rep. Denise Grimsley (R‐77)
    Rep. Gayle Harrell (R‐81)
    Rep. Doug Holder (R‐70)
    Rep. Mike Horner (R‐79)
    Rep. Matt Hudson (R‐101)
    Rep. Clay Ingram (R‐2)
    Rep. Paige Kreegel (R‐72)
    Rep. John Legg (R‐46)
    Rep. Ana Rivas Logan (R‐114)
    Rep. Debbie Mayfield (R‐80)
    Rep. Charles McBurney (R‐16)
    Rep. Peter Nehr (R‐48)
    Rep. Bryan Nelson (R‐38)
    Rep. Jeanette Nunez (R‐112)
    Rep. Jimmy T. Patronis, Jr. (R‐6)
    Rep. Ray Pilon (R‐69)
    Rep. Scott Plakon (R‐37)
    Rep. Stephen L. Precourt (R‐41)
    Rep. Lake Ray (R‐17)
    Rep. Ron Saunders (D‐120)
    Rep. Kelli Stargel (R‐64)
    Rep. John Tobia (R‐31)
    Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R‐116)
    Rep. Will Weatherford (R‐61)
    Rep. John Wood (R‐65)
    Rep. Dana Young (R‐57)

    According to the same report, here are some bills that have been introduced in the Legislature through the years that are pieces of model Legislation from ALEC:

    NO SANCTUARY CITIES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ACT, Florida Legislation: SB 1896

    FAIR AND LEGAL EMPLOYMENT ACT, Florida Legislation: HB 691 / SB 518

    VIRTUAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACT, Florida Legislation: SB 1620 / HB 7197

    PARENT TRIGGER ACT, Florida Legislation: HB 1191

    GREAT TEACHERS AND LEADERS ACT, Florida Legislation: HB 7019

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE IN HEALTH CARE ACT, Florida Legislation: SJR 2

    HEALTH CARE CHOICE ACT FOR STATES, Florida Legislation: HB 1117

    THE CASTLE DOCTRINE ACT, Florida Legislation: SB 436

    MODEL LEGISLATION – UNKNOWN, Florida Legislation: HM 685

    PROHIBITION OF NEGATIVE CHECK‐OFF ACT, POLITICAL FUNDING REFORM ACT, Florida Legislation: HB 1021

    PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ACT, PRISON INDUSTRIES ACT, Florida Legislation: SB 2038 & Florida Statutes

    Many of these bills are now law in Florida.

    The “FREEDOM OF CHOICE IN HEALTH CARE ACT” is set to appear on the 2012 ballot in November as a constitutional amendment. It will require a two-thirds popular vote before becoming part of the Florida Constitution.

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    13

    July 13, 2012. Gov. Rick Scott’s Revamp of Higher Education

    Gainesville Sun

    Associated Press

    Published: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
    Last Modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 4:37 p.m.

    It is not yet clear exactly what Gov. Rick Scott’s vision for a revamped State University System will look like. All we know so far is that it involves two dynamics — continually reducing state funding while prohibiting universities from raising tuition sufficiently to make up the difference.

    Whether Scott’s Cheaper State U will be up to the challenge of preparing Floridians to compete in an increasingly high-tech economy is not yet known. But we do know that UF and its sister institutions have their work cut out for them.

    This week a state-by-state comparison released by the U.S. Department of Education indicated that the number of young Floridians who hold college degrees is actually on the decline; dropping by nearly 20,000 between 2009 and 2010.

    “The Florida drop runs counter to a national uptick in college-educated Americans…,” The Orlando Sentinel reports. “In 2010 15.9 million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 had a college degree, a bump of about 100,000 from the year before.”

    Florida was among 20 states experiencing a decline in the number of young college grads.

    “States have to continue to invest” in higher education, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters this week.

    As Florida’s supply of young college graduates dwindles, Gov. Scott seems determined to reinvent public higher education on a disinvestment model.

    In business lingo we suppose you’d call that ROD; Return on Disinvestment.

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    11

    July 11, 2012.

    Travis Pillow, 06/29/2012 – 03:17 PM

    (Received July 9, 2012)

    The lawyer leading a lawsuit challenging a 2011 retirement law says in court papers that a budget shortfall does not necessarily justify reducing cost-of-living increases for public pensions or requiring employees to contribute a portion of their salaries to their retirement.

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    30

    June 30, 2012. Becoming a UFF member strengthens the faculty voice and gives you access to professional representation in the grievance/arbitration process

    Grievances and arbitration are legally binding procedures to ensure fair treatment of faculty under our Collective Bargaining Agreement with FAU’s Board of Trustees.  Did you know that BEFORE the grievance process, we have the benefit of consultation?  The President, Provost, and Deans are required to resolve the issues we bring up in consultation.  As a  result, UFF has a substantially high informal resolution rate.  This means that most faculty concerns are resolved without legal action!

    Join UFF and:

    • strengthen the faculty voice on campus and across Florida
    • gain professional representation in the grievance/arbitration process
    • enjoy $1,000,000 of professional liability coverage
    • access representation at the BOT and the Florida Legislature
    • utilize FEA, NEA, AFT membership benefits
    • count yourself among the majority of faculty members at FIU!

    Membership forms are online at www.uff-fau.org. Call 561.297.1306 or email president (at) uff-fau.org for more information.

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Upcoming Meetings

Membership Meeting and Election:

  • Friday Mar 27, 11:30 - 1:30 pm - Majestic Palm Room, Student Activity Center
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Bargaining Meetings:

  • Feb. 12th (Thursday) at 9:30 am - Provost Conference Room.
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Executive Committee Meetings:

  • Friday Jan 23, 12 - 2 pm - BU207
  • Friday Feb 20, 12 - 2 pm - BU207
  • Friday Mar 20, 12 - 2 pm (if needed) - BU207
  • Friday Apr 24, 12 - 2 pm - BU207

Become a Member 

UFF President

Robert Zoeller;
Department of Exercise Science
561-297-2549
president@uff-fau.org

Other Officers

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