The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #117 on September 22, 2003:

MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm the membership on the Ad Hoc Committee
on Unit Criteria consisting of one member (AND ALTERNATE) from each of the
following committees: Curricular Affairs; Faculty Affairs; Faculty Development,
Assessment, and Improvement; and Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee.

EFFECTIVE: Immediately

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AD HOC COMMITTEE ON UNIT CRITERIA


Curricular Affairs - Jeannette Smith
Faculty Affairs - Dan Odess
Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - Shunpu Zhang
Faculty Appeals & Oversight - Julie Riley


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MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the "Academic Bankruptcy for
Returning Students' policy (Pg. 13-14, 2003-04 Catalog) as follows:

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[[Academic Bankruptcy]] FRESH START for Returning Students

If you performed at an academic level that made you ineligible to continue your
studies at UAF and dropped out or were dismissed from school, [[academic bankruptcy]]
FRESH START can offer you a new undergraduate [[start]] BEGINNING. You may apply
for readmission on the basis that your prior academic record be disregarded.
You begin your college study again with no credits attempted, no credits earned
and no quality points reflected in subsequent grade point average calculations.
You may use [[academic bankruptcy]] FRESH START only once.

To declare [[academic bankruptcy]] FRESH START, you must submit an Application
for [[Academic Bankruptcy]] FRESH START form. Before applying for admission
on this basis, at least two years must have elapsed since the end of the last
full-time semester you attended. [[Academic bankruptcy]] FRESH START application
forms are available at the Admissions [[or Registrar's]] office. DISCUSSING
THIS OPTION WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR IS RECOMMENDED SHOULD
OTHER COURSES OF ACTION BE APPROPRIATE.

Your prior academic record remains a part of your overall academic record and
appears on your transcript, but none of the credits you earned previously can
be used in your new program. The only time these credits will be included in
GPA calculations is for graduation with honors (See Graduation with Honors).
[[You may be allowed advanced standing or a waiver of requirements just as any
non-bankrupt student, but you won't be allowed credit by examination for courses
lost in bankruptcy]].

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2004

RATIONALE: The faculty committee who participated
and developed the Early Warning Program made several
recommendations for improving or simplifying terms
and procedures for UAF students. The intent with this
motion is to provide a more positive framework for a
process that is currently in place and support the
"paradigm shift from a punitive approach to customer
service modality that incorporates a commitment to
developing a personal connection to the student."


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MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED:
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The UAF Faculty Senate, upon recommendation of the Faculty Development, Assessment,
and Improvement Committee, moves to establish a Faculty Travel Committee AS
A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT &
IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE. This committee will assist the Office of Faculty
Development in the evaluation of faculty development travel funding requests,
and will be charged with setting the procedures for submitting requests and the
criteria for evaluating requests.

EFFECTIVE: Immediately

RATIONALE: Currently, faculty development travel requests
are submitted to the Office of Faculty Development on
an ad hoc basis and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
This is a very cumbersome process for the Office of
Faculty Development Director and also does not allow for
careful planning of the budget. This motion establishes
a Faculty Travel Committee as a subcommittee of the
Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement
Committee, which will set rules for submissions of
travel funding requests, set guidelines by which those
requests will be reviewed, and assist the Office of
Faculty Development in the review of those requests.


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MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to a Reconciliation Committee for further
review the veto by the Chancellor of the Classified Research Policy passed at
its May 5, 2003 meeting.

EFFECTIVE: Immediately