Anonymity in Faculty Association Questions

February 2, 2017

Questioner: Daniel Dinsmore

Posed to: John Delaney, President, University of North Florida and Earle Traynham, Provost & Vice President Academic Affairs

Recently there seems to be an increase in the number of anonymous questions being asked at Faculty Association. What are two strategies that the President and Provost could employ that would promote more open lines of communication between faculty and academic affairs?

Partial response from Floor from FA President Pyati:
A partial answer to this question lies within the FA Archive, in the Minutes of the Dec 1, 2016, meeting, within the President’s Report summary given by me: “His door is open to meet with any faculty member. He regularly meets with the faculty union and Faculty Association representatives through the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Coffee with the President meetings, with the Faculty Affairs and Executive Committees of the Faculty Association, and through meetings with Chairs and Deans.”

Response: 

I think the answers provided stands. Thanks.

John Delaney

Below are some of the ways that I attempt to promote open communication between my office and faculty:
– Attend department and college meetings when possible
– Attend Faculty Association meetings
– Chair of the Council of Chairs and the Faculty Association president attend the monthly Council of Deans meeting
– Meet monthly one-on-one with Faculty Association President, UFF President and Chair of the Council of Chairs
– Meet with Faculty Association Faculty Affairs and Executive Committee on a recurring basis

I have asked some AA staff (Jay, Albert, Karen) to meet with every department to discuss department priorities

Thanks
Earle