Dr. Marc Heft
Welcome to the UF Faculty Senate website. You will find background on the Faculty Senate, the deliberative body of the Faculty for shared governance, as well as links to the various committees and councils that advise the faculty and administration regarding issues of importance to the UF community and other informational links. Also, please share your comments on "Open Access", "UF Core Courses" and the "Academic Personnel Board Proposal" on the "Discussion" link.
We have initiated a series of activities to inform, educate and engage faculty in conversation about i ssues 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.
These sessions will be held on Mondays @ 4:00 PM (and will also be available on-line) The schedule (as of December 17, 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
2. “Round-table” discussion
The inaugural session will address “What is scholarship?” with a panel that includes the senior vice presidents – Joe Glover (Provost), David Guzick (Health Center), Jack Payne (IFAS) and Mike Foley, Facilitator. The discussion will include questions and comments from the audience. (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 lectures will be held on Mondays @ 4 p.m. in the President's Ballroom, Emerson Hall.
Leslie Thiele – Director of Sustainability Studies, Department of Political Science, Innovation and Ethics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Fostering a Culture of Responsible Creativity (January 27, 2014)
Ranganathan Narayanan – Bonnie and Fred Edie Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Surface Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Bhopal - a Tale of Technology, Tragedy, and Travesty (February 17, 2014)
- Leonid Moroz – Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
The Final Frontiers: Genomics - from Brain & Memory to Antarctic & Space (March 24, 2014)
I hope that you will join us for the sessions.
With best wishes for a most productive year,
Chair, Faculty Senate