The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the entrance requirements 
to UAF relating to the preference of ACT examinations over SAT 
examinations until such time that Curricular Affairs can review the 
matter, and relating to mathematics as indicated.

(( )) = deletion		CAPS  =  addition


Entrance requirements to UAF:

High School Graduates
--------------------

To qualify for admission as a freshman, a high school graduate must 
have a high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or higher.  
Admission to specific baccalaureate programs will be based on a 
combination of the high school record and test scores.  In addition, 
the applicant must complete with a minimum grade point average of 
2.5 a core curriculum of at least 16 academic credits, including at 
least four credits in English, three CREDITS IN COLLEGE 
PREPARATORY ((in)) Mathematics (( (including)) SELECTED FROM 
ALGEBRA I AND ((Algebra)) II, geometry, ((and)) trigonometry, 
ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS, PRECALCULUS OR CALCULUS, three in social 
sciences, and three in natural or physical sciences (including at 
least one laboratory course in biology, chemistry, or physics.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks strongly recommends that 
students complete a minimum of 2 years of a non-English language.

All entering freshmen are required to submit the results of either an 
ACT or SAT examination((, ACT preferred)).  [Note: This provision 
effective 1989-90.]

An applicant who meets the admission requirements stated above is 
eligible for admission to UAF as a freshman.  However, entrance into 
a specific degree program may require as a prerequisite the 
completion of specific high school credits beyond those required in 
the core curriculum.  A prospective student is advised to review 
carefully the high school credit requirements listed below for the 
specific degree program (in which he/she is interested) of interest 
in order to meet those requirements prior to entrance to the 
university.

High school graduates who do not meet the minimum high school 
entrance credit requirements and 2.5 GPA in the core curriculum may 
be granted provisional acceptance for a period not to exceed one 
calendar year from date of entry.  Such students may be admitted 
later as unrestricted baccalaureate candidates provided they make 
up deficiencies by earning at least a C grade (2.0) in each of the 
appropriate developmental or university credit courses determined 
through advising and complete nine credits of the baccalaureate core 
with a grade of C (2.0) in each course.

Non-High School Graduates
------------------------

Non-high school graduates 21 years of ago, or older students who 
completed high school by passing the G.E.D. tests or its equivalent, 
and other non-qualified high school graduates, may be accepted for 
unrestricted admission by completing either the ACT or SAT with 
minimum scores to be determined.

Provisional acceptance to the University of Alaska Fairbanks does 
not constitute admission as a baccalaureate student.  Unrestricted 
admission is granted only after the fulfillment of the provisions 
noted above.


	EFFECTIVE:  	August 1991

	RATIONALE: 	The restructured University, composed of the 
		main campus at Fairbanks and former community 
		colleges, is faced with the task of providing quality 
		education to a student population with extremely diverse 
		needs and experiences.  Therefore, the University must 
		maintain flexible entrance options.  There is open 
		admission into certificate and associate degree 
		programs as well as individual University courses; 
		however, requirements for admission into baccalaureate 
		degree programs require specific secondary preparation.

		The clause indicating preference of submission of 
		results of ACT examinations over SAT examinations by 
		entering freshmen was a modification when the motion 
		was approved by the Chancellor's Office.  At the request 
		of Curricular Affairs, the clause is being removed to 
		allow the committee the opportunity to review the 
		matter.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  
4/26/89


APPROVED:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor 		Date:  3/7/90


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MEMORANDUM


TO:		Ann Tremarello, Director
		Admissions and Records 

FROM: 		David Smith, President
		UAF Faculty Senate 

DATE: 		March 5, 1990

SUBJECT: 	Senate action re: entrance requirements


Enclosed please find action approved by the Faculty Senate last year 
at its meeting #11 on April 24 1989, amending the entrance 
requirements.

Chancellor O'Rourke received this motion last spring, but to this 
date has not taken action on the motion.  Article XI, Sect. 1 of the 
UAF Faculty Senate constitution, approved by Chancellor O'Rourke on 
February 1, 1989, states that "..A Senate action shall be considered 
approved unless written reasons for a veto are received in the 
Senate Office within 30 days of that action being received by the 
Chancellor's Office."  In compliance with the UAF Faculty Senate 
constitution, please proceed with implementation of the 
amendments to the entrance requirements as indicated in the Senate 
action.

If you have questions relating to this matter, please contact me at 
6962, 7964, or FFDMS.


enclosure

cc: Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the attached UAF Regulations 
for the Evaluation of Faculty: Initial Appointment, Annual Review, 
Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure, and Sabbatical Leave (Revision 7, 
4/24/89).


	EFFECTIVE:  	Upon Board of Regents' Approval



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following policy 
statement effective upon Board of Regents approval of the new UAF 
Promotion and Tenure Policies:

All faculty hired previous to these actions and whose conditions of 
employment would be changed by the new policies will have one year 
to choose whether to continue under the original agreement or to be 
evaluated under the provisions of the new policies.

Faculty desiring a change in status under these provisions shall 
apply in writing to the Chancellor before May 1, 1990.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval and 
			Concurrent with Board of Regents' Approval 
			of UAF Faculty Appointment and Evaluation 
			Policies



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/26/89


Note:  Approved by PJOR--Original lost in Chancellor's Office


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24,


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate approves the proposal for the 
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Ph.D. program.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See new program request attached.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President; UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


Note:  Board of Regents 8/17 meeting


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate recommends that the Chancellor's Office 
work closely with the State Department of Education and the State 
School Board to provide leadership and assistance to small 
secondary rural schools in the delivery of courses that prepare rural 
students for college enrollment.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	It is important to continue the dialogue 
		between UAF and the State Department of Education as 
		well as the State School Board concerning preparation of 
		students for college entrance at the secondary level. 
		Also, see attached supporting background information.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 9/21/89


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


Supporting Background Information:

Members of Curricular Affairs and other interested members of the 
University community discussed the admission requirements with 
school superintendents, high school principals and teachers as well 
as members from the State Department of Education during two 
audioconferences. A summary of the discussion follows:

A. 	Admission requirements effective August, 1991

	There will be four distinct entrance options for students 
	wishing to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks as 
	full-time students. They are:

	1.	Admission to all UAF certificate and associate 
		degree programs will require the completion of a 
		high school diploma (or its equivalent) or that the 
		applicant is 18 years of age.

	2.	To qualify for unrestricted admission as a 
		freshman in a baccalaureate program, a high school 
		graduate must have a high school grade point 
		average (GPA) of 2.0 and a 2.5 average in a core 
		curriculum consisting of at least 16 academic 
		units including:

		a. 	4 credits in English 
		b. 	3 credits in mathematics (to include Algebra 
			II, geometry, and trigonometry)  [NOTE: 
			CURRICULAR AFFAIRS HAS PROPOSED MATH 
			REQUIREMENTS BE MODIFIED AS FOLLOWS:  
			3 CREDITS IN PREPARATORY MATHEMATICS 
			SELECTED FROM ALGEBRA I AND II, GEOMETRY, 
			TRIGONOMETRY, ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS, 
			PRECALCULUS OR CALCULUS] 
		c. 	3 credits in social sciences 
		d. 	3 credits in natural science (to include at 
			least 1 laboratory course in Biology, 
			Chemistry, or Physics)

		However, entrance into a specific degree program 
		may require as a prerequisite the completion of 
		specific high school credits beyond those required 
		in the core curriculum as well as minimum scores 
		on the ACT or SAT examinations.  UAF also strongly 
		recommends that students complete a minimum of 
		2 years of a non-English language.

	3.	High school graduates who do not meet the 
		minimum high school entrance credit requirements 
		and the 2.5 GPA in the core curriculum may be 
		granted provisional acceptance for a period not to 
		exceed one calendar year from date of entry.  Such 
		students may be admitted later as unrestricted 
		baccalaureate candidates provided they complete 
		required course work by earning at least a "C" grade 
		in each of the appropriate University credit courses.

	4.	Non-high school graduates 21 years of age or older, 
		may be considered for unrestricted admission into 
		baccalaureate degree programs on a case-by-case 
		basis.

B.	Math Requirements:

	The requirement of Algebra II and especially trigonometry 
	appeared to be a difficult standard to those outside of the 
	University community and in fact proved to be the major area 
	of concern. It was stated that these requirements are counter 
	to the national direction for secondary math requirements 
	which emphasize a more integrated math program including 
	such things as "street math" and problem solving skills. It was 
	also stated that with the inclusion of trigonometry, the math 
	requirements were actually four years, as Algebra I would 
	certainly be a prerequisite to those listed. Furthermore, it was 
	argued, not everyone needs to be a scientist or mathematician.

	Representatives from the Mathematics Department concurred 
	that the national trend is toward an integrated math program, 
	but that falling national math achievement scores are the 
	result.  A large number of students currently enter the 
	University with significant math deficiencies.  Not only do 
	these deficiencies prevent them from completing a degree 
	program in a reasonable period of time, but also discourage 
	most of these students from seeking careers in areas that 
	require math competencies.

C.	Specific Concerns of Small High Schools:

	Small secondary schools have difficulty in the delivery of 
	science and mathematics courses due to a number of factors.

	1. 	Teaching staff may vary in number from 2 to 11 for the 
		entire high school and by necessity are generalists 
		rather than specialists.

	2.	The number of students in a small school that would 
		enroll in a science course such as physics or in a math 
		course such as trigonometry is very small.  It is difficult 
		to conduct a meaningful class with one student.

	3. 	The physical plant of most small high schools does not 
		include space, facilities or equipment for laboratories.

D.	Suggestions for Rural Course Delivery

	The discussions generated a variety of suggestions as to how 
	the University and secondary schools can collaborate in 
	meeting the educational needs of the secondary students.  All 
	agreed that it is essential to continue this dialogue and to 
	expand cooperative efforts.

	1.	The University is providing courses utilizing distant 
		delivery technologies. These technologies need to be 
		shared with school districts, especially in rural Alaska. 
		In addition, a systematic investigation into alternatives 
		and improvements in the use of existing technology, 
		especially those currently not in use, needs to be 
		undertaken on a statewide basis.

	2.	The University, again through distant delivery techniques 
		as well as more traditional means, may offer seminars 
		and workshops in addition to the regular course work to 
		those secondary teachers who must provide a broad range 
		of instruction in the smaller schools. The content of 
		these offerings would focus on math and science 
		instruction as well as other areas as they are identified.

E.  	Curricular Affairs Committee Deliberations

	The Math Department reviewed the admission requirements and 
	voted in favor of the existing requirements including 
	trigonometry.  While Curricular Affairs does not recommend 
	specific math courses we STRONGLY recommend that math 
	requirements should be such that an entering freshman can 
	successfully complete the 100 level math core requirement.

	It is true that not all students need to become scientists, 
	mathematicians, engineers, economists, accountants or have 
	careers in computer technology, among others.  However, if the 
	prerequisite math is not available at the secondary level, 
	those career options are in effect closed to rural students.

	Students are more likely to be successful in their college 
	career if they have realistic expectations of the required 
	academic preparation.  In an effort to be honest, if you will, 
	the University is saying: "To succeed in earning a 
	baccalaureate degree in a reasonable amount of time, these are 
	the skills and knowledge with which you need to begin.  If you 
	do not have these upon admission, you will need to develop 
	them in your first years of college."


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

Pending completion of all University requirements, the Faculty 
Senate recommends to the Board of Regents that the attached list of 
individuals be awarded the appropriate UAF degrees.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	These degrees are granted upon 
		recommendation of the faculty.  As the representative 
		body of the faculty, we are making that recommendation.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate 	Date: 4/26/89


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24,


MOTION PASSED (15 ayes, 11 nays)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate refers back to Graduate Council the motion 
limiting graduate assistantships.  The committee will solicit 
information from graduate programs regarding their average length 
of graduate assistantship.  Graduate Council will report to the 
Senate at the September Senate meeting.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate endorses the membership on the 1989-90 
standing and permanent committees as indicated on the attached 
list.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	The Administrative Committee reviewed 
		faculty members' preference and considered distribution 
		of schools and colleges in preparation of the proposed 
		committee memberships.  In most cases, the faculty 
		members' first or second choice of committee was 
		honored.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


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1989-90 FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES


STANDING COMMITTEES

Curricular Affairs
	Roy Bird, CLA (91)
	Lawrence Duffy, CNS (90)
	Ralph Gabrielli, CRA (90)
	Mike Gaffney, CLA (91)
	DeAnne Hallsten, SCCE (91)
	Dorothy Jones, SCCE (90)
	Doug Schamel, CNS (91)
	Julie Triplehorn, CLA (91)

Faculty Affairs
	John French, SFOS (91)
	Fred Husby, SALRM (91)
	Pat Lambert, CLA (91)
	Eric Madsen, CRA (90)
	Nag Rao, CRA (91)
	Radene Schroeder, SCCE (90)
	Richard Seifert, CES (90)
	David Spell, SOE (91)
  	Robert White, CNS (91)

Scholarly Activities
	Bruno DiCecco, CLA (90)
	Ray Highsmith, SFOS (90)
	Leroy Hulsey, SOE (90)
	Jay McKendrick, SALRM (90)
	Gerald Shields, CNS (91)

UAF Assembly
	Walter Ensign, CLA (90)
	Ralph Gabrielli, CRA (90)
	John Leipzig, CLA (90)
	Russ Ostermann, SME (90)
	Doug Schamel, CNS (91)
	David Smith, CRA (90)
	Arvid Weflen, SCCE (91)


PERMANENT COMMITTEES

Committee to Nominate Commencement 
  Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipients 
	Jill Baker, CRA (90) 
	Jan Botha, SOE (90) 
	Pauline Gunter, CLA (90) 
	Koji Kawasaki, GI (90) 
	Natalie, Thomas, CES/SALRM (90) 
	Student - to be determined 
	Ex-Officio: Karen Cedzo, Univ. Rel.

Developmental Studies
	Ray Collins, Interior Campus (90)
  	Creed, Chukchi (91)
	Patricia B. Gaber, CCC (90)
	Ron Illingworth, SCCE (91)
	Clara Johnson, RSS (91)
	Pat Lambert, Math (91)
	Wanda Martin, Advising Ctr. (90)
	Joli Morgan, General Studies (90)
	John Murray, CNS (91)
	Leroy Perkins, English (91)
	Maynard Perkins, Northwest (90)
	Linda Schmierbach, Kuskokwim (90)
	Peggy Wood, Bristol Bay (91)

Faculty Development, Assessment and
Improvement Committee
	Taylor Brelsford, CRA (91)
	John Gimbel, CLA (90)
	Steve Hemshrot, CES (91)
	Lucy Jones-Sparck, CRA (91)
	David Ogbe, SME (90)
	Walt Peterson, SCCE (90)
	Channon Price, CNS (91)
  	Ex-Officio:  Jean Aigner,
	  Director, Faculty Development

Graduate Council
	Don Button, SFOS (91)
	Jack Distad, CLA (91)
	Hans Nielsen, CNS (90)
	Peggy Shumaker, CLA (91)
	David Spell, SOE (91)

Legislative Affairs
	Ralph Gabrielli, CRA (90)
	DeAnne Hallsten, SCCE (91)
	Ron Johnson, SOE
	Jerry McBeath, CLA (90)
	Paul Metz, SME (91)
	Bill Stringer, CNS (90)
	Howard Zach, SOM (91)

Service
	Walter Ensign, CLA (90)
	Roland Gangloff, Museum (90)
	Kristen Keith, SOM (91)
	Ken Krieg, CES (90)
	William Schneider, CLA (90)
	Non-University:  Linda Green, FNSB (91)
	Non-University:  to be determined


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following calendar of 
meetings for the 1989-90 academic year.


Mtg. #	Date		Day		Time		Location
 12	9/22/89		4th Fri.	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom

*13	10/13/89	2nd Fri. 	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom

 14	11/10/89	2nd Fri.	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom

*15	12/8/89		2nd Fri.	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom

 16	2/12/90		2nd Mon.	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom

*17	3/9/90		2nd Fri. 	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom

 18	4/13/90		2nd Fri.	1:00 p.m.	Wood Center Ballroom


* indicates audioconferenced meeting


Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


RESOLUTION PASSED (3 nays)
==================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following resolution 
relating to the sale of complimentary copies of text books.


WHEREAS, Publishers of textbooks have traditionally been willing to 
	provide complimentary examination copies of textbooks to 
	faculty in a effort to encourage their adoption as course texts; 
	and

WHEREAS, This practice is a service to the profession which we 
	would like to have continued; and

WHEREAS, Some faculty have been abusing this service by selling 
	these free copies to students or others for profit, a practice 
	which is leading publishers to limit or discontinue the offer of 
	complimentary copies; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate strongly 
	oppose the practice of selling examination copies of books 
	provided by publishers.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the VCAA work with deans, directors 
	and department heads to discourage this practice.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate empowers the Administrative Committee to 
act on behalf of the Senate during the summer months of 1989 on all 
matters within its purview which may arise. Members will be kept 
informed of the Administrative Committee's actions.


	EFFECTIVE: 	April 24, 1989

	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, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89


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INFORMATION ONLY
NO ACTION REQUIRED


The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (3 nays)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse House Bill 216, entitled 
"An Act establishing an optional university retirement program for 
certain employees of the University of Alaska and certain 
community colleges; and providing for an effective date."


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	This bill would increase the flexibility of the 
		retirement program by allowing certain employees who 
		leave the employment of the University prior to being 
		vested to participate in an optional retirement program. 
		Additionally, persons upon joining UAF could continue 
		certain existing retirement programs instead of joining 
		the UAF retirement program.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate   Date: 4/26/89


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its meeting #11 
on April 24, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (Unanimous Approval)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate directs the Faculty Affairs Committee to 
investigate and to make recommendations relating to the benefits 
package, to include problems with "reasonable customary charge." 
The committee will report to the Senate at the September Senate 
meeting.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date: 4/26/89