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United Faculty of Florida -- USF System Chapter
17 January 2012
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The next Chapter Meeting will be on January 27 at 12 noon, in USF-St. Petersburg at DAV 217. This is part of the Chapter's policy to meet at least once on each USF campus. As usual, there will be soda pop, sandwiches, and chips. Come join the movement – and bring a colleague.


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Whereas, the Florida Board of Governors has established criteria regarding enrollment, academic and other standards required for the University of South Florida Polytechnic to become an independent university;

Whereas, University of South Florida System President, Dr. Judy L. Genshaft, continues to support and implement the criteria established by the Florida Board of Governors regarding the USF Polytechnic;

Whereas, in her support and implementation of the Florida BOG criteria, President Genshaft continues to focus and adhere to the principles of shared faculty governance, primacy of student interests and needs; and the voice of the USF Polytechnic faculty;

Whereas, there appears to be unwarranted interference with her rights and responsibilities as President to lead the University of South Florida System and the University of South Florida Polytechnic campus;

Therefore, be it resolved that the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) University of South Florida System Chapter, through its Chapter Council commends and presents a unanimous vote of confidence in President Judy L. Genshaft for her actions and leadership regarding USF Polytechnic.

Voted & Approved

January 13, 2012

UFF USF System Chapter Council Meeting*

*The UFF USF System Chapter Council is composed of faculty and professionals elected across the System by the approximately 600 dues paying members of the chapter. The chapter represents approximately 1,600 faculty and professionals employed in the USF System.

A PDF file of the resolution has been posted on-line.


Next Chapter Meeting Friday, January 27, at noon, in DAV 217, on USF –St. Petersburg.

Sandwiches & sodas are provided by the union, and all UFF members are invited to attend. Non-members are also invited to come and check us out. Come and join the movement.

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