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During the coming academic year, we shall initiate a series of activities that will seek to inform, educate and engage faculty in conversations about issues of importance to the UF community.
Specific activities will include:
1. Town Hall meetings that will allow for in-depth “topical discussions” of issues of interest to members of the UF faculty. The series of thematic “Town Hall meetings” will be hosted at college venues that are scattered throughout campus. Topics for these sessions will include “generic” topics, such as intellectual property, information technology and advocacy and, also, “emerging” topics associated with newer legislative initiatives that have been directed to UF, such as on-line education, the UF Core curriculum and “preeminence initiatives.”
These sessions will be held on Mondays @ 4:00 PM (and will also be available on-line) The schedule (as of September 20, 2013):
- September 23 (Law School, Holland, 180): Intellectual Property, Barbara Wingo, Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
- October 21 (Fine Arts Building B Room 105): Information Technology, Elias Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
- November 18 (Turlington Room L011): UF CORE, Bernard Mair, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
- January 6 (HPNP 1404 - Health Science Center): Advocacy, Jane Adams, Vice President University Relations
- February 10 (Education, 250 Norman Hall): On-line education Andy McCollough, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology
- March 10 (TBA): On-line education (undergrad degree programs), Joe Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
2. “Round-table” discussions will include academically-diverse informed faculty and/or administrators in facilitated conversations that addresses core issues and values of UF. The discussions will also include questions and comments from the audience. The inaugural session will address “What is scholarship?” with a panel that includes the senior vice presidents – Joe Glover (Provost), David Guzick (Health Center) and Jack Payne (IFAS). (Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4 p.m. - Emerson Hall President's Ballroom).
3. Distinguished Professor lectures: The most recent class of Distinguished Professors will present a series of lectures geared for a general audience from outside their disciplines in a celebration of academic achievements. The following lectures will be scheduled later this academic year.
- Leonid Moroz – College of Medicine (March 24, 2014 - 4 p.m. - Emerson Hall President's Ballroom)
- Ranganathan Narayanan – College of Engineering (February 17, 2014 - 4 p.m. - Emerson Hall President's Ballroom)
- Leslie Thiele – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (January 27, 2014 - 4 p.m., Emerson Hall President's Ballroom)
I hope that you will join us for the sessions.
With best wishes for a most productive year,
Chair, Faculty Senate