The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #9 on 
February 10, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following proposal for 
second master's degree.

PROPOSAL FOR SECOND MASTER'S DEGREE
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At the discretion of the student's advisory committee, admitting 
department, and dean, up to 20% of the total minimum number of 
credits required for a UAF master's degree may be transferred from 
a previously earned master's degree. Transferred credit may not be 
research, project, or thesis credit. The transferred credit must be 
for complete graduate level courses and not portions of a course. For 
a 30-credit master's degree, up to 6 graduate credits may be 
transferred; for a 45-credit master's degree, up to 9 graduate 
credits may be transferred. The following procedures are required 
for students who wish to pursue a second master's degree:

1.	A new application for graduate study and for the new program 
	is required. All procedures required for the initial degree apply 
	including a $20 new application processing fee, updated 
	transcripts and three new letters of reference.

2.	GRE scores accepted for the first master's degree at UAF may 
	be accepted for a second master's degree when required.

3.	[[ students who have earned their first master's degree at UAF 
	or at another institution, a maximum of 20% of the total 
	minimum credits required for the second master's degree may 
	be approved towards the second degree.]] *FOR STUDENTS WHO 
	HAVE EARNED A MASTER'S DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED 
	COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, NO MORE THAN 20% OF THE TOTAL 
	CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE SECOND MASTER'S DEGREE MAY 
	HAVE BEEN USED IN FULFILLMENT OF THE FIRST MASTER'S 
	DEGREE.  The acceptability of specific courses will be 
	determined by the student's advisory committee, admitting 
	department, and dean of the college or school in which the 
	student is enrolled.

4.	All students will have to fulfill general university 
	requirements for the second master's degree (same as for the 
	first degree), including passing a comprehensive examination, 
	completing a minimum of 30 credits *(INCLUDING WORK 
	APPLIED FROM A PREVIOUS MASTER'S DEGREE), and if a thesis 
	is required, passing an oral defense of thesis.

5. 	All the work used to fulfill degree requirements for a second 
	master's degree must be completed within seven (7) years.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1989

	RATIONALE: 	The courses required for different UAF 
		master's degree programs often overlap, and students 
		interested in earning a second master's degree must find 
		other courses to fill in the required minimum number of 
		credits for the degree. Examples of such possible 
		situations are course requirements for degrees in 
		geology and anthropology or archaeology, geology and 
		geological engineering, electrical engineering and 
		physics, and English literature and creative writing. In 
		order for the student to earn both degrees, either 
		concurrently or sequentially, it would be reasonable not 
		to require the student to repeat courses or to fill in with 
		credits solely in order to meet the minimum 
		requirements.  In 1975, UAF (then the Northern Region) 
		chose to require a minimum of 30 credits for each 
		master's degree, although the statewide regulations 
		allow the use of up to 9 credits for a second master's 
		degree, and UAS has adopted those criteria.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate  	Date: 2/23/89


APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION(S) INDICATED:  Patrick J. O'Rourke 
Date:  3/14/89
(*CAPS = modification)

Note:  Please note change in #3.  Original language was confusing.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #9 on 
February 10, 1989:


RESOLUTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following resolution 
relating to procurement:

WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Fairbanks is presently 
	experiencing a serious problem approaching a crisis in the 
	timely and felicitous purchase of supplies and services; and

WHEREAS, This situation now risks impeding the mission of faculty 
	to serve students and the wider community; and

WHEREAS, Attempts to rectify the situation have resulted in only 
	marginal improvements; and

WHEREAS, While both the new state procurement law and glitches in 
	the PMIS may contribute to the problem, they alone do not 
	appear to be the only culprit; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF faculty asks Chancellor 
	O'Rourke to investigate the problem and to take whatever steps 
	are needed to reach a solution.


Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date: 2/15/89

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #9 on 
February 10, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (with 1 nay)
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Credit Compressibility
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For short courses and classes of less than one semester in duration, 
course hours will not be compressed into fewer than three days per 
credit.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1989

	RATIONALE:	To enable the University to provide short, 
		intensive vocational workshops as well as professional 
		seminars to a population that will not normally be served 
		in more traditional settings.


Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate   Date: 2/15/89


APPROVED:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor	Date:  2/20/89