The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #100 on March 5, 2001: MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a new integrated B.S./M.S. degree program in Computer Science. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #66 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersą Hall. *************** Executive Summary B.S./M.S., Computer Science The Department of Mathematical Sciences proposes a NEW integrated Computer Science BS/MS degree program for qualified undergraduate students to complete BS and MS degrees in a shorter time than traditional BS plus MS degrees. The combined accelerated degree for Computer Science undergraduate students is designed for students to complete both a Bachelor in Science and a Master in Science in five years. The basic rationales for the program are: 1. Better use of University resources 2. Leverage existing strong BS programs to increase graduate enrollment. 3. A national trend in a highly demanding field 4. An attractive option for qualified undergraduate students Students, university, and industry are three most important components for the technology advancement. Since this is an integrated program for excellent students through planning and commitments, it is a win-win-win (WWW) program. Students can finish both degrees in shorter time without sacrificing educational quality in the discipline. The university can retain excellent undergraduate students in the graduate program and increase the enrollment and throughput. Computer science graduates have accepted positions with Microsoft, IBM, SUN, DEC, ARCO, BP as well as government agencies (state and federal), research institutes and centers. They are main stream workforces for the information era. ****************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #100 on March 5, 2001: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves that the Senate agenda will include a standing agenda item on the university budget and it associated priorities, to be presented by the Chancellor and/or designated representative. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Review of the university budget is one of the charges of the Faculty Affairs Committee.