The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #2 on 
February 17, 1988:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED
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The UAF Faculty Senate accepts the following three Basic 
Assumptions and seven Guiding Principles as the framework for 
development of UAF tenure and promotion policies and regulations.

THREE BASIC ASSUMPTIONS:

1.	To fulfill the University's mission, each school and college 
within the University has a tri-partite responsibility which includes 
teaching, research and service.

2.	It will be the responsibility of each school and college in 
concert with overall University mission to define the proportion of 
the efforts of its faculty to be expended in each area of its tri-
partite responsibility. It is the responsibility of department heads, 
deans, and directors to provide explicit assessment on a timely 
basis of the progress of tenure-track faculty toward achieving 
tenure and promotion.

3.	Each individual faculty member's responsibilities with respect 
to teaching, research, and service will be reflected on job 
descriptions used in initial hiring, yearly workload distribution, and 
in faculty assessments.

SEVEN GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

1.	There will be one set of tenure-track ranks. The three ranks 
will be assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor.

2.	To be eligible for the award of tenure and for promotions to 
associate professor, which will be awarded at the same time, 
candidates must demonstrate excellence in two of the three 
traditional areas of faculty responsibilities: teaching, research, and 
service.

3. 	To be eligible for promotion to a full professor, the candidate 
must demonstrate excellence in all three of the areas of faculty 
responsibility.

4. 	Consistent with Regents' policy, discipline based unit criteria 
and relevant indices for performance will be developed which will 
be used in the award of tenure and promotion.

5. 	Faculty may stand for promotion/tenure prior to the seventh 
year. Faculty must stand for promotion/tenure by the seventh year. 
If tenure is not awarded, the candidate will be awarded a one-year 
terminal contract.

6.	Instructor ranks will be non-tenurable and may be negotiated 
on a multiple year contract basis.

7. 	Faculty at the associate professor or full professor level may 
be hired with tenure after appropriate faculty review.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	After soliciting faculty input on the Task 
		Force II and III recommendations relative to promotion and tenure 
		policies, we have identified several areas of concern with the 
		proposed multi-track system. These concerns tend to fall into two 
		categories: l) There is some fear that the non-professor tracks will 
		be seen as "second class"; 2) There is also some concern that the 
		three track system will erode the traditional professoriate. 
		Therefore, the above principles are a way out of this dilemma.



APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION(S) INDICATED:  W. C. Thomas    Date:  
3/25/88


See attached memorandum regarding modifications.


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MEMORANDUM



TO: 		David Smith, President
		Faculty Senate

FROM:  		Wayne C. Thomas, Acting Vice Chancellor 
		for Academic Affairs

DATE:   	March 25, 1988

SUBJECT:	Modification of Senate Motion on UAF Tenure and 
		Promotion Policies and Regulations


The parts that are underlined are my modifications of this motion.

SEVEN GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

2.	To be eligible for the award of tenure and for promotions to 
associate professor, which will be awarded at the same time, 
candidates must demonstrate excellence in two of the three 
traditional areas of faculty responsibilities: teaching, research, and 
service, but show evidence of performance in all three.

4.	Consistent with Regents' policy, discipline based unit criteria 
and relevant indices for performance may be developed which will be 
used in the award of tenure and promotion.

7.	Faculty at the associate professor or full professor level may 
be hired with tenure after appropriate faculty review and approval 
of the cognizant dean.


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