The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #118 on October 27,
2003:

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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the UAF Academic Honors policy
( Pg. 22, 2003-04 Catalog) as follows:

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ACADEMIC HONORS

To be eligible for academic honors at the end of a semester, you must be a full-
time undergraduate degree or certificate student who has completed at least 12
[[UAF]] UA INSTITUTIONAL credits graded with the letter grades A, B, C, D, or
F. If you have received an incomplete or deferred grade, your academic honors
cannot be determined until those grades have been changed to permanent
grades. Academic honors are recorded on your permanent record. You will
make the Chancellor's List with a semester GPA of 4.0. A GPA of 3.5 or higher
earns you a place on the Dean's List.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2004 or When change is made to the
Banner Student system semester credits calculation.

RATIONALE: This change will allow for all semester
credits from any MAU for honors calculations and is
a small step towards making the UA system more
uniform and seamless.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #118 on October 27,
2003:

MOTION REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE:
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MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Graduate Degree Requirements for
the Master of Arts with Project and the Master of Science with Project (p. 47 of
the 2003-2004 Catalog) as follows:

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Master of Arts – with Project

a. Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work
including at least [[six]] THREE credits of project work (698).

Master of Science – with Project

a. Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work
including at least [[six]] THREE credits of project work (698).

 

EFFECTIVE: Spring 2004

RATIONALE: The purpose of the project is to provide
students with a "capstone experience" that differs from
a standard class in the level of independent work required.
At least nine departments or programs (including Physics,
Resource and Applied Economics, and the proposed program
in Community Psychology) consider three credits sufficient
to provide such an experience, especially for projects that
are practical in nature. It is the type of work rather than
the number of credits that distinguishes the project from
a standard class. The current 6-credit requirement reduces
the flexibility of the student in taking other recommended or
required courses. This amendment will allow the programs
that currently list 3-6 credits among their requirements to
keep these requirements while not affecting programs
wishing to maintain a 6-credit minimum.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #118 on October 27,
2003:

MOTION FAILED:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Graduate Academic Regulations as
follows:

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Course Restrictions (page 44, 2003-2004 catalog)

You may not use credit by examination, audited courses, 500-level courses, or
courses taken under the credit/no credit option to fulfill the basic course
requirements of any degree program. IF A COURSE IS OFFERED AT BOTH
THE 400-LEVEL AND THE 600-LEVEL ("STACKED"), YOU MUST ENROLL AT
THE 600-LEVEL. No more than 12 credits of special topics courses (693 or 695)
or individual study (697) may be used toward a graduate degree. Requests for
exceptions to the limit must be approved by the dean of the Graduate School.

Stacked and Cross-listed Courses (p. 181 in the 2003-2004 catalog—an addition
to the second paragraph)

Courses are also sometimes offered simultaneously at different levels (for
example: 100/200 or 400/600) with a higher level credit requiring additional
effort and possibly higher order of prerequisites from the student. Such courses
are referred to as "stacked" courses and are designated in the class listing by
"stacked with ____". In the case of 400/600 level stacked courses, graduate
enrollment and a higher level of effort and performance is required on the part of
students earning graduate credit. GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST ENROLL AT
THE 600-LEVEL FOR STACKED COURSES.

EFFECTIVE: Spring 2004

RATIONALE: The purpose of "stacking" courses at the 400
and 600 levels is to allow specialized courses to be offered
that would otherwise not have sufficient enrollment. These
courses must clearly distinguish between undergraduate
and graduate level work; usually a higher level of effort and
performance is required for graduate students. 400-level
courses can be used to fulfill a portion of the graduate
degree requirements where no appropriate 600-level courses
exist. Some graduate students enroll at the 400-level
because the workload is lower or because it is cheaper.
This runs counter to the purpose of graduate level education
and the intent of stacking courses.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #118 on October 27,
2003:

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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the "Attendance" policy under
"Academic Regulations" (Pg. 22, 2003-04 Catalog) as follows:

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Attendance

You are expected to regularly attend classes; unexcused absences may result in a
failing grade. You are responsible for conferring with your instructor concerning
absences and the possibility of arranging to make up missed work.

[[If you choose to be absent from class to participate in university-sponsored or
other activities, you may be permitted to make up any work you have missed,
but you must make arrangements with your instructor before the absence. You
and your instructor should make a good faith effort to assure that you are not
unduly penalized for each absence. University sponsored activities should be
scheduled so that they do not conflict with final exams.]]

IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER (A) MILITARY OR (B)
UAF-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO MISS CLASS,
YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR INSTRUCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OF YOUR
ABSENCE. YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR INSTRUCTOR(S) OF ALL
SCHEDULED UAF-REQUIRED ABSENCES FOR THE SEMESTER (E.G.,
TRAVEL TO ATHLETIC EVENTS) DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.
YOU AND YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL MAKE A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO
MAKE SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE THAT YOU CAN MAKE UP
CLASSES AND WORK YOU MISS AND ARE NOT PENALIZED FOR YOUR
EXCUSED ABSENCE. IF SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS CANNOT BE MADE,
YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW FROM THE COURSE WITHOUT
PENALTY. HOWEVER, YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION
TO ALLOW YOU TO MAKE UP MISSED WORK FOR UNEXCUSED
ABSENCES OR IF NOTIFICATION AND ARRANGEMENTS ARE NOT MADE
IN ADVANCE OF THE ABSENCE.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2004

RATIONALE: This change is intended to clarify vague
wording in the catalog regarding "required" absences for
military service or for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #118 on October 27,
2003:

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The UAF Faculty Senate recommends to the Governance Coordinating Committee
that All-Campus Day be eliminated.

EFFECTIVE: Immediately

RATIONALE: All Campus Day was instituted in the 1950s
as a day of service to the campus and the community.
It is now simply a day when students don't have class.
It no longer serves its intended purpose.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #118 on October 27,
2003:

RESOLUTION REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE:
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RESOLUTION:
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WHEREAS current University practice does not allow a person to register
for a class if there is an outstanding parking ticket even if the
ticket is being contested, and

WHEREAS such a practice constitutes an undeclared qualification for
course registration that is not stated in the catalog, and

WHEREAS students are being denied access to the University because
of this practice, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Faculty Senate requests that
the University end this practice and sever all connections
between parking violations and student registration.