The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #16 on 
February 12, 1990:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED (with 7 nays)
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The UAF Faculty Senate instructs the Curricular Affairs Committee 
to make a careful study of the UAF academic calendar with a view 
toward extending the length of the semester to 840 minutes of 
instruction per credit hour, exclusive of the final exam period.  The 
committee should attempt to complete its deliberations in time to 
submit a motion to the full Senate for action in its April 1990 
meeting.  In any case, the motion must be acted upon by October 
1990 in order to be implemented in the 1991-92 academic year.

	EFFECTIVE:   	Immediately

	RATIONALE:   	While there is considerable faculty 
		discontent with the current UAF academic calendar, the 
		1990-91 calendar has already been published and 
		advertised.  If changes are to be made in the academic 
		calendar, it is only reasonable to contemplate such 
		changes with deliberation. 



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  2/27/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #16 on 
February 12, 1990:

RESOLUTION PASSED AS AMENDED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following resolution 
relating to the policy on sabbatical leaves for faculty and to the 
manner by which they are funded.

WHEREAS, Faculty are to be responsible for the understanding of the 
	most current information germane to their specific areas of 
	research and teaching; and

WHEREAS, The concept of faculty sabbatical leave is recognized by 
	this university and others worldwide as a means by which 
	faculty can remain current in their specific areas of 
	responsibility; and

WHEREAS, Faculty of the University of Alaska, because of our 
	geographic remoteness, are at a relative disadvantage to 
	interact with colleagues at other universities and research 
	centers; and

WHEREAS, Sabbatical leave is no longer funded directly by 
	University-wide funds, but rather is now the financial 
	responsibility of the faculty members' administrative unit; 
	and

WHEREAS, Statewide policy on time in residence for faculty applying 
	for a second or subsequent sabbatical has recently been 
	changed from five to six years; and

WHEREAS, The president of the University supports the concept of 
	sabbatical leaves and recognizes that policies on funding and 
	residence time should not have been changed; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate 
	recommends that University of Alaska reestablish University-
	wide funds for sabbaticals and that the residence requirement 
	for second, and subsequent, sabbaticals revert back to the 
	previous period of five years.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Faculty Senate requests the 
	Chancellor to make the reinstitution of sabbatical leave funds 
	a top priority in the next incremental budget request.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  2/27/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #16 on 
February 12, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the proposed amendments 
to the Regents' Policy, Part V, Finance and Business Management, 
Chapter X, Student Fees and Tuition as presented with Vice 
President Rogers' memo of January 23, 1990.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  2/27/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #16 on 
February 12, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to direct the Administrative 
Committee to solicit nominations for the next Faculty Senate 
President Elect and to submit a slate of nominations for 
consideration by the Senate at its Meeting #17 on March 9, 1990.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	This motion provides a procedure by which 
		the Senate will be assured of having a strong field of 
		candidates from which to select its next President-
		Elect. 



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  2/27/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #16 on 
February 12, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to support in principle the following 
recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Structure 
included in the committee's February 1990 report:

1.	The Faculty Senate amend its constitution

	a.	to include a forceful, coherent statement of purpose
	b.	to focus on legitimate faculty concerns (teaching, 
		research, creative activity, service)
	c.	to have the major voice in shaping academic policy
	d.	to address budgetary issues while items are being 
		discussed and ranked, so that the opinions of faculty will 
		be considered along with those of the Executive Council.

2.	The Faculty Senate withdraw from and recommend the 
	dissolution of the UAF Assembly.

3.	The Faculty Senate withdraw from and recommend the 
	dissolution of the Statewide General Assembly.

4.	The Faculty Senate seek direct access to the President and the 
	Board of Regents via a Presidents' Council made up of the 
	presidents and presidents-elect of the faculty groups at UAF, 
	UAA, and UAS.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  2/27/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved the following at its Meeting #16 on 
February 12, 1990:

MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer back to the Graduate Council 
the motion amending the policy on composition for graduate advisory 
committees and asks for assurances that the interdisciplinary 
degree program is not adversely affected by such a motion.  Further, 
the Senate empowers the Graduate Council to act on this motion on 
behalf of the Senate after making these assurances.

[Motion distributed at Senate meeting:

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on committee 
composition for graduate advisory committees to require that 
faculty serving on these committees be primarily employed with the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks.


	EFFECTIVE: 	 Fall 1990

	RATIONALE:	The graduate catalog presently states that 
		the primary employment of faculty members on the 
		graduate advisory committees will be with the 
		University of Alaska.  The current composition of 
		graduate advisory committees generally is in accord 
		with the proposed amendment.  In addition, the 
		University of Alaska Fairbanks, not the University of 
		Alaska, is the degree granting institution.]



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  2/27/90