The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to the Curricular Affairs 
committee the motion relating to Special Topics, introduced at the 
December Senate meeting, and directs the Curricular Affairs 
committee to also review the definition and uses of Special Topics 
in order to provide a policy on this issue for future Senate 
consideration.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President  		Date:  12/15/89


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MOTION
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm as policy the following 
statement:  Special Topics courses must be approved by the 
curriculum council, department head, and dean of the college or 
school in which the course is offered.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:  	Curriculum council approval is a crucial 
		part of the course approval process because it assures 
		continuing direct faculty oversight of course offerings.

		Furthermore, curriculum council approval of all courses, 
		including special topics courses, is an important step in 
		the protection of the integrity of off-campus courses, as 
		well as the University course offering in general since 
		approved off-campus courses are given status equal to 
		courses offered on the main campus.


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm the membership of the 
University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee as follows:

Edward J. Brown (92)			School of Engineering
Professor, Microbiology

Clifford T. Cox (92)			School of Management
Associate Professor, Accounting

Jack Distad (90)			College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Mathematics

Claron Hoskins (91)			College of Natural Sciences
Professor, Chemistry

Judith S. Kleinfeld (91)		College of Rural Alaska
Professor, Psychology

Jay D. McKendrick (92)			School of Agriculture & Land
Associate Professor, Agronomy		Resources Management

Ruiz Anne Rozell (90)			School of Career &
Associate Professor, Culinary Arts	Continuing Education

P. D. Rao (91)				School of Mineral
Professor, Coal Technology		Engineering

Donald M. Schell (90)			School of Fisheries &
Professor, Marine Sciences	 	Ocean Sciences
and Ocean Resources

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	Each college/school was requested to hold 
		elections for its representative on the University-wide 
		Promotion and Tenure Committee.  The membership 
		presented to the Senate for approval is the response 
		to that request.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President		Date:  12/11/89


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


RESOLUTION PASSED (with 3 nays)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following resolution 
clarifying the role of the University-wide Promotion and Tenure 
Committee:

WHEREAS, The University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee is 
	now responsible for reviewing the decisions of the senior 
	faculty for consistency across units and is not expected to 
	repeat the substantive evaluation of each unit's peer review 
	committee; and

WHEREAS, This new role represents a major change in the tenure and 
	promotion review process at UAF which not all faculty and 
	administration may clearly understand; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the primary focus of the 
	University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee is to: 1) add 
	a recommendation to the file of the candidate where the 
	conclusions of the unit peer review committee do not coincide 
	with the candidate's administrative supervisors (department 
	head, institute director, and/or dean); and 2) review promotion 
	and tenure files to assure that University-wide standards are 
	met, using unit standards and indices as the major benchmarks 
	for review.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President   		Date:  12/13/89


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (with 1 nay)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish the following procedure 
for Senate consideration of the UAF baccalaureate core curriculum 
proposal:

1.	Core curriculum committees finalize the core curriculum 
	proposal for presentation to individual schools and colleges.

2.	Faculty members in schools and colleges review the core 
	curriculum proposal and submit comments to core curriculum 
	committees.

3.	Core curriculum committees refine the proposal in preparation 
	for presentation to faculty and students in a special 
	convocation.

4.	Core curriculum committee heads present and explain proposal 
	to faculty and students in a special convocation sponsored 
	jointly by the core curriculum committees and the UAF Faculty 
	Senate Curricular Affairs Committee.

5.	Based on faculty and student response in the convocation, core 
	curriculum committees further refine the proposal for 
	presentation to the UAF Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs 
	Committee.

6.	Core curriculum committee heads present the proposal to the 
	UAF Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee in time for 
	the committee to consider the proposal, conduct an advisory 
	vote on the proposal, and submit the proposal to the full 
	Senate for consideration in its March, 1990, meeting.

7.	Core curriculum committee heads present the proposal to the 
	UAF Faculty Senate for discussion in its March, 1990, meeting 
	and for further discussion and final vote in its April, 1990, 
	meeting.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:

	1.	Throughout the above discussion, the word "proposal" 
		signifies the entire UAF baccalaureate core curriculum 
		proposal, including components devised by committees on 
		"Humanistic Expressions," "Literacy," "Mathematics," and 
		"Natural Sciences."

	2.	The procedure outlined above is designed to ensure fair 
		and full consideration of the proposal by faculty 
		throughout the university and by UAF Faculty Senate 
		members as their representatives.  Furthermore, the 
		procedure is designed to ensure UAF Faculty Senate 
		action on the proposal during the 1989-90 academic year.

	3.	Core curriculum committees bear full responsibility for 
		devising, refining, and presenting the proposal in a fair 
		and timely manner so that the UAF Faculty Senate as 
		presently constituted may, without acting in undue 
		haste, complete its deliberations on the proposal before 
		new senators take their seats at the April, 1990, 
		meeting.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President  		Date:  12/11/89


Approved:  Pat O'Rourke				Date:  1/19/[89]90


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


RESOLUTION PASSED AS AMENDED (with 4 nays)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following resolution 
regarding the conduct of the Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs 
during a November 27, 1989, meeting regarding the merger of the 
Cooperative Extension Service with the School of Agriculture and 
Land Resources Management.

WHEREAS, The Vice Chancellor asked faculty from CES and SALRM 
	(faculty not part of the committee), in addition to students,
	to leave the meeting claiming that they might impede the 
	progress of the committee; and  

WHEREAS, The actions of the Vice Chancellor are in violation of the 
	letter and spirit of the University open meeting regulation 
	02.06.01 and could set a dangerous precedence; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate regrets the 
	aforementioned action, accepts the apology of the Vice 
	Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and supports the principle 
	that full democratic procedures be followed in all future 
	actions.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President  		Date:  12/11/89


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to postpone until the February 12, 
1990, Senate meeting action on the attached motion relating to the 
use of position numbers in calculating reapportionment figures.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President  		Date:  12/13/89


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ACTION POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 12, 1990, SENATE MEETING


MOTION
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 1 (ARTICLE III: 
Membership) B. Representation, Paragraphs 2. and 6. of the Bylaws as 
follows:

((  ))  	= 	deletion
CAPS 	=	addition

Sect. 1 	(ART III: Membership) B. Representation

2.	A faculty member is one who holds academic rank AND 
	OCCUPIES A UAF POSITION NUMBER ON THE LISTING OF 
	FACULTY.  (Currently includes lecturer, research or senior 
	research associate, instructor, assistant professor, associate 
	professor, or professor be they full-time, part-time or 
	visiting.)

6.	A faculty member having appointment split between units OR 
	POSITION NUMBERS shall be included in each unit OR POSITION 
	NUMBER in proportion to the respective appointment for the 
	computation of item 5.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	Article III, Section 1-B, Paragraph 8 of the 
		Bylaws directs that "Reapportionment will be done for 
		the elections held in even numbered years or upon two-
		thirds vote of the Senate."  Reapportionment is due now 
		for the 1990 election year.  The Faculty Affairs 
		Committee, in deliberating reapportionment over three 
		meetings, has been unable to reach a consensus as to how 
		to identify a faculty member.  The Listing of Faculty, 
		provided by the Budget Office, identifies every faculty 
		member in UAF by location(s), position number(s), 
		months of appointment(s), and Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 
		status.  This listing is a quantitative, objective and 
		timely document with which to determine apportionment.  
		This amendment will give direction to the Faculty 
		Affairs Committee so that they may present a 
		reapportionment motion 


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #15 on 
December 8, 1989:


MOTION PASSED (with 4 nays)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to postpone until the February 12, 
1990, Senate meeting action on the attached motion redefining an 
academic credit hour of non-laboratory instruction.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President  		Date:  12/13/89


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ACTION POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 12, 1990, SENATE MEETING


MOTION
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to redefine an academic credit hour of 
non-laboratory instruction at UAF as consisting of 840 minutes of 
instruction, exclusive of the final exam.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall Semester, 1990

	RATIONALE:	For Fall Semester, 1988, in response to the 
		reorganization of UAF, the Faculty Senate redefined an 
		academic credit from the formula motioned above to 
		consist of a minimum of 800 minutes of instruction 
		(implemented as 13, 60 minute weeks plus 20 minutes in 
		finals week).  This change, from 14 weeks to 13 weeks, 
		was done as a compromise in order to accommodate the 
		community college and certain rural units which were 
		operating on a 12 week semester.  This decrease has 
		impacted certain programs so severely that instructional 
		goals can no longer be met.