The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Persons who want an opportunity for a fresh undergraduate start at 
UAF may apply for readmission on the basis that their prior 
academic record be disregarded and they begin their college study 
again with no credits attempted and no credits and quality points 
earned.(1)  This policy may be used by a student only once and is 
applicable only to students enrolled at UAF.(2)

(3) Prior to applying for admission on this basis, at least two years 
must have elapsed since the end of the semester in which the 
applicant was last in full-time attendance at school. The prior 
academic record remains a part of the student's overall academic 
record, but none of it is carried forward and none of the credits 
earned previously can be used in the new program.(4)  Students 
showing competency in any area may be allowed advanced standing 
or a waiver of requirements just as any non-bankrupt student, but 
will not be allowed credit-by-examination for courses lost in 
bankruptcy.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION(S) INDICATED * W. C. Thomas	Date:  
6/3/88

*See attached memorandum with changes 1. through 4. and related 
Rationale.

			--------------------------


MEMORANDUM


TO:		David Smith, President
		Faculty Senate

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

DATE: 		2 June 1988

SUBJECT: 	Modification to Academic Bankruptcy Policy


I have modified the Academic Bankruptcy Policy passed by the 
Senate at its Meeting #4 on April 22, 1988. The modifications are 
indicated by underlines as follows:

(1) Persons who want an opportunity for a fresh undergraduate start 
at UAF may apply for readmission on the basis that their prior 
academic record be disregarded and they begin their college study 
again with no credits attempted and no credits and quality points 
earned reflected in subsequent grade Point average calculations. 
This policy may be used by a student only once and is applicable only 
to students enrolled at UAF and only for UAF credits.  (2) Academic 
Bankruptcy for records from UAF units which were not part of UAF 
prior to Fall 1987 may be requested at the time of admission or 
readmission to undergraduate status.

 (New paragraph)

(3) To declare Academic Bankruptcy, a student must submit the 
"Application for Academic Bankruptcy" form and secure the approval 
of the dean of the college or school to which the student is admitted 
or readmitted. Prior to applying for admission on this basis, at least 
two years must have elapsed since the end of the semester in which 
the applicant was last in full-time attendance at school.

(New Third paragraph)

The prior academic record remains a part of the student's overall 
academic record, but none of it is carried forward and none of the 
credits earned previously can be used in the new program.  (4) These 
credits will be included, however, in computations for graduation 
with honors (See "Graduation with Honors," page      ).  Students 
showing competency in any area may be allowed advanced standing 
or a waiver of requirements just as any non-bankrupt student, but 
will not be allowed credit-by-examination for courses lost in 
bankruptcy.

RATIONALE:

The changes reflected in (l) and (4), above, are needed to clarify the 
relationship between academic bankruptcy and graduation with 
honors and to assure that all students, whether transfer or wholly 
resident, are afforded honors on a consistent basis. Notice that the 
Graduation with Honors policy approved by the Senate at the same 
meeting specifically requires that all credits attempted at all 
institutions be considered when determining eligibility for honors. 
Transfer students, then, do not have the option of having exactly the 
same kind of false starts ignored in their attempt for honors, 
regardless of their gpa of record at UAF. It is both inconsistent and 
inequitable to treat our graduates differently in the award of this 
distinction.

Students who are allowed Academic Bankruptcy are given the benefit 
of starting with a new gpa from that point, thus allowing them to 
continue in good standing and allowing them to be eligible for 
financial aid, student jobs, etc. Their gpa of record, as well, is 
significantly higher than would otherwise have been true.

The award of Graduation with Honors is our highest academic 
distinction. Those students whose entire scholastic record 
demonstrates that they are eligible for this distinction deserve our 
recognition, whether they earn this award in four straight years or 
in twenty semesters over a period of twenty years, and whether as a 
last-minute transfer student or long-time and only UAF student.

Modification (2) is included to allow students previously enrolled in 
off-campus units to declare bankruptcy for eligible records even 
though the credits were not UAF credits at the time.

Modification (3) is included to specify the procedure and approval 
required to declare bankruptcy.


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

In order to graduate with honors, an undergraduate student must 
have earned a cumulative grade point average in all college work 
attempted at UAF of 3.5 or higher. In addition, a transfer student 
must have completed 48 semester hours of credit at UAF for a 
baccalaureate degree or 24 semester hours of credit at UAF for an 
associate degree. The cumulative grade point average in all college 
work attempted at all other institutions attended combined with the 
UAF cumulative grade point average must not be less than 3.5.

Students with cumulative grade point average of 3.5 will be 
graduated cum laude; 3.8, magna cum laude; 4.0, summa cum laude 
provided they meet the requirements stated above.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  6/3/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988: 


MOTION (l abstain)
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate approves in principle an evaluation policy 
for academic administrators by the faculty


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 88

	RATIONALE: 	This motion directs the Faculty Senate to 
		create an ad hoc committee to develop procedures for academic 
		administrator evaluation which is to be based upon AAUP guidelines.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION(S) INDICATED * W. C. Thomas  Date: 6/9/88  

	*At the suggestion of the Faculty Senate Administrative 
	Committee, the MOTION is restated as follows, with a new 
	rationale:

	MOTION
	=======

	The UAF Faculty Senate approves in principle an evaluation 
	policy for academic administrators by the faculty, and directs 
	the Faculty Senate to create an ad hoc committee to develop 
	procedures for academic administrator evaluation which is to 
	be based upon AAUP guidelines.

	RATIONALE: 	A policy for Evaluation of Administrators at 
		UAF needs to be developed cooperatively between UAF 
		faculty and administration.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Grades, other than incompletes and deferreds, submitted by the 
instructor upon completion of a course, is assumed to be the 
student's final grades and they become part of the student's 
permanent records. A grade may not be changed unless a legitimate 
error has been made on the part of the instructor in calculating the 
grade and such a change must be approved by the instructor's unit 
head and dean. **


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION(S) INDICATED ** W. C. Thomas  Date: 6/3/88


**ADD TO THE PARAGRAPH THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE:

	"Corrections of grading errors must be made within 30 days 
	after the beginning of the next regular semester."

	RATIONALE:

	Requests for changes to grades because of other circumstances 
	or which are requested beyond this time limit should be dealt 
	with on an individual basis as exceptions to policy and require 
	concurrence of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to 
	assure equity and consistency across the University.

	The deadline of 30 days after the beginning of the next regular 
	semester exceeds the 45-day after submission of grade 
	deadline which was previous policy in some of the CCREE units 
	and maintains the standard and policy previously applied to 
	UAF students.


----------------------------------------------------------

The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #4 on 
April 22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Courses are individually classified by subject area.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



NOTE TO FILE:   This motion was rewritten for clarification by the 
Administrative Committee on May 31, 1988 and the new motion 
submitted for VCAA approval.



MOTION (Unanimous)
=======

Courses that may be used in satisfying generally stated degree 
requirements (e.g., Social Science, Humanities, Natural Science) are 
classified on an individual course basis.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy regarding 
		course classifications.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  6/9/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION PASSED (1 nay, 1 abstain)
==============

The UAF Senate Faculty approves the following Minimum Eligibility 
Requirements for Tenure Track Faculty at the University of Alaska 
Fairbanks.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

* 1. 	Earned doctorate 
		OR 
	Master's degree with appropriate experience as reflected in 
	unit criteria 
		OR 
	Bachelor's degree with appropriate experience as reflected in 
	unit criteria [for disciplines without a recognized Bachelor's 
	degree, any Bachelor's degree in addition to the appropriate 
	licenses and certifications would be appropriate]

**2. 	Demonstrated capability for appropriate quality work in two of 
	the following three areas: teaching, research, and  public/ 
	university service as described in each faculty member's 
	assignment. The faculty member must also demonstrate 
	capability for activity in the third area.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

  *1.	Earned doctorate 
		OR 
	Master's degree and appropriate experience as reflected in unit 
	criteria 
		OR 
	Bachelor's degree with appropriate experience as reflected in 
	unit criteria [for disciplines without a recognized Bachelor's 
	degree, any Bachelor's degree in addition to the appropriate 
	licenses and certifications would be appropriate]

**2. 	Demonstrated excellent performance in two of the following 
	three areas: teaching, research, and public/university service 
	as defined in each faculty member's assignment and evidence 
	of activity in the third area.

PROFESSOR

* 1. 	Earned doctorate 
		OR 
	Master's degree and appropriate experience as reflected in unit 
	criteria 
		OR 
	Bachelor's degree with appropriate experience as reflected in 
	unit criteria [for disciplines without a recognized Bachelor's 
	degree, any Bachelor's degree in addition to the appropriate 
	licenses and certifications would be appropriate]

  2.	Recognized excellence in teaching, research, and 
	public/university service as defined in each faculty member's 
	assignment.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	Proposal provides for recognition of faculty 
		whose primary responsibilities will be to fulfill the 
		expanded mission of the University and maintain high 
		academic standards at all levels, especially at the rank 
		of full professors.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION(S) INDICATED:  W. C. Thomas  Date: 6/9/88


* Replace requirements in 1. under Assistant Professor, Associate 
Professor, and Professor as follows:

	1.	Earned doctorate
			OR
		Terminal Master's degree in those disciplines with 
		nationally recognized terminal degrees AND appropriate 
		experience as reflected in unit criteria 
			OR 
		Bachelor's degree in those Vocational/Technical Fields 
		for which there is no recognized academic degree AND 
		appropriate licenses and certifications AND appropriate 
		experience as reflected in unit criteria.

** ADD the following sentence at the end of 2. in the Assistant 
Professor and Associate Professor requirements:

	2.	. . . activity in the third area. "The two-area minimum 
		requirement notwithstanding, specific disciplines may 
		require in their unit criteria that performance of 
		appropriate quality work be demonstrated in all three 
		areas."


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (l nay)
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate approves the following Principles on 
Service:

1.	In a land grant/sea grant university, service to the 
	institution's constituency is a fundamental part of the 
	University faculty's professional academic responsibility.

2.	An individual faculty member engages in a variety of activities 
	that constitute service under university policy. The exact 
	nature of that service may vary with the faculty member's 
	assignment.

3.	Service is required for award of tenure or promotion and must 
	be recognized as an integral part of every faculty member's 
	activity.

4.	Each faculty member's assignment must assure the opportunity 
	to engage in service, teaching, and scholarly activity 
	sufficient to achieve promotion and tenure.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE: 	The Committee on Service finds that there 
		are basic questions and ambiguities about the service 
		component of the faculty workload at UAF. This 
		statement of principles reaffirms the fundamental 
		nature of the service activity, recognizes the variety of 
		service performed, and emphasizes that promotion, 
		tenure, and professional work satisfaction depend upon 
		each faculty member having the opportunity to 
		participate in service, teaching, and scholarly activity.


Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


The UAF Faculty Senate approves the following Resolution on 
Service's Statement of Principles:

RESOLUTION (unanimous)
===========

WHEREAS, The Senate has adopted the Committee on Service's 
	Statement of Principles, and

WHEREAS, Service is not well defined or understood, and

WHEREAS, Service is seldom given proper weight or recognition 
	relative to teaching and scholarly activities in the promotion 
	and tenure process; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate charges the Permanent 
	Committee on Service to research these matters and to 
	present, for Senate action, recommendations to clarify the 
	issues and to establish policy and guidelines on service.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE: 	The Committee on Service is established by 
		Art. V Sec. 4 (B) of the Constitution of the UAF Faculty 
		Senate (10/26/87) and Art. V Sec. 4 (G) of the Bylaws of 
		the UAF Faculty Senate (10/26/87). Neither provides a 
		charge to the committee other than the statement "All 
		University outreach and 'service."' At its first meeting, 
		the committee found it required a more substantive and 
		specific charge based on an accepted set of principles in 
		order to examine issues relevant to service.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Degree and Certificate candidates are required to have an academic 
advisor.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 
students are entitled to review their records. Except for directory 
information, no personally identifiable information will be disclosed 
to agencies off-campus without the written permission of the 
student. Records are made available for legitimate on-campus 
professional use on a need-to-know basis.

Directory information is disclosed to the public on a routine basis 
unless the student requests, in writing, to the Director of 
Admissions and Records that such information not be released. The 
following is considered directory information:

Name
Address, telephone number
Home address (permanent)
Weight and height of students on athletic teams
Date of birth
Dates of attendance and current class standing
Major field(s) of study
Degrees and awards received, including dates
Participation in officially recognized activities


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Class standing is determined on the basis of total credits earned. 
Students are classified as:

Freshman:   	O - 29 credits
Sophomore:   	30 - 59 credits
Junior:  		60 - 89 credits
Senior:    		90 credits

Transfer students will be given class standing on the basis of the 
number of transfer credits accepted by UAF. Non-degree students are 
registered without class standing. Graduate students are given the 
class standing of "graduate" only after being officially admitted to 
master's or doctoral program.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE:  	To establish a uniform UAF policy



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

All grades, original and retakes, for a course completed at UAF will 
be shown on the permanent record but only the last grade achieved at 
UAF for a course will be computed in the GPA unless the course is 
designated as one that can be repeated for credit.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must be an 
undergraduate enrolled in at least 12 UAF credits graded with letter 
grades and must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the semester 
in UAF courses.

To be eligible for the Chancellor's List, a student must be an 
undergraduate enrolled in at least 12 UAF credits graded with letter 
grades and must have earned a GPA of 4.00 in UAF courses.

The Chancellor's List and the Dean's List awards will be posted on 
the permanent student record.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Midterm grade reporting will be optional for each campus.


	EFFECTIVE:   	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

Individual independent study will have course number -97 at all 
levels and be offered at the discretion of the department.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	To establish a uniform UAF policy.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


APPROVED:  W. C. Thomas, Chancellor's Office  	Date:  5/18/88


----------------------------------------------------------

For Information Only 
No Action Required


The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate empowers the Administrative Committee to 
act on behalf of the Senate during the summer months of 1988 on all 
matters within its purview that may arise. Members will be kept 
informed of the Administrative Committee's actions.


	EFFECTIVE:  	April 22, 1988

	RATIONALE: 	This motion will allow the Administrative 
		Committee to act on behalf of the Senate so that 
		necessary work can be accomplished.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate


----------------------------------------------------------

For Information Only 
No Action Required


The Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #4 on April 
22, 1988:


MOTION (unanimous)
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate President or his designee will attend all 
regular Board of Regents and appropriate subcommittee meetings. A 
full report will be given to the Senate after each meeting.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1988

	RATIONALE: 	The faculty needs to be made aware of 
		academic issues which are being considered by the Board 
		of Regents.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, Fairbanks Faculty Senate