The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #18 on 
April 13, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (25 ayes, 5 nays)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following course 
requirements which will form the common core requirements for all 
baccalaureate degrees offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  
This common core will be required of all entering freshmen 
beginning Fall 1991.


Mathematics Literacy
===================

At least 6 credit hours:  Three credits minimum to be specified by 
the degree program (BA, BS, BFA, etc.), and three credits minimum to 
be completed within the first two years of study according to the 
following general baccalaureate requirement:

Math 131, Concepts of Mathematics

OR (for all BS students and others who desire a technical 
background)

A course in calculus (Math 162, 200, 201, 202, or 272 or any math 
course having one of these as prerequisites).

Communication Literacy
======================

1.	English 111, Methods of Written Communication. 	      		3 credits

2.	English 211, Intermediate Exposition with Modes of Literature  OR
	English 213, Intermediate Exposition 		      		3 credits

3.	Speech Communication 131, Methods of Oral Communication: 
	Group Context 	OR
	Speech Communication 141, Methods of Oral Communication: 
	Public Context						      	3 credits

4.	2 Designated Writing-Intensive courses and 1 Designated Oral 
Communication-Intensive course in students' major or elective 
fields.  These should be upper-division classes chosen from 
courses required for degree or major programs
									0 adt'l credits 
									beyond degree
									requirements

Library and Information Literacy 
==============================

Students must demonstrate library and/or information competency 
by passing a library competency test developed, administered and 
monitored by the Department of Library Science.  This testing will 
be required of all entering undergraduate students and competency 
must be demonstrated before passing on to junior status.  This test 
shall be administered once each semester.

Students who fail the competency test may take it the following 
semester.  As an alternative to passing the competency test, 
students may take and pass either of two courses in the Department 
of Library Science:  L.S. 100, Information and Library Strategies (1 
credit), or L.S. 101, Library Skills (1 credit).  L.S. 100 is a new 
course developed for rural campuses.

Computer Literacy 
=================

Disciplines should be encouraged to include computer related 
courses within major requirements.  The committee, however, is not 
recommending any university-wide requirement as part of the core.

Natural Sciences
===============

The Natural Science requirement in the Core Curriculum shall be two 
4-credit hour courses, each with a laboratory (8 credit hours total).  
Both courses must be selected from those available in one of the 
two options defined below.

	Depth Emphasis:  The two courses must be sequential courses 
	(or a two-semester survey) which provide introduction to one 
	of the basic natural sciences (biology, chemistry, earth 
	science, physics).

	Breadth Emphasis:  The two courses must be in different 
	natural sciences or must be interdisciplinary in nature.  Rather 
	than provide in-depth introductions to individual branches of 
	natural science, courses in this emphasis will stress 
	interrelationships between the natural sciences as well as 
	the relationship between science and society.

List of courses which can be used to satisfy this requirement shall 
be developed by the Curriculum Council of the College of Natural 
Science.  The Curriculum Council shall develop its own certification 
procedures; however, it must follow the guidelines for course 
certification as follows:

	1)	a laboratory/field component which emphasizes data 
		collection and analysis, hypothesis building, and 
		experimentation;
	2)	substantial content dealing with "major concepts;"
	3)	science-related issues in society and public policy

	Distinctions between courses in the "Depth" and "Breadth" 
	emphases will be concentrated in items 2 and 3.  The "Depth" 
	courses will necessarily concentrate on material within a 
	single discipline related to 2 while the "Breadth" courses will 
	have less emphasis on major concepts of a single discipline, 
	substituting either material dealing with concepts from other 
	disciplines or material related to item 3.  While "Depth" 
	courses must treat science-related issues as appropriate, 
	"Breadth" courses may include such material as a focal point of 
	the course.

Perspectives on the Human Condition 
=================================

1.	The Individual and Society--100-level			3 credits
2.	Political Economy--100-level				3 credits
3.	Modern World History--100-level				3 credits
4.	World Literatures:  Art and Culture--200-level		3 credits
5.	Aesthetic Appreciation--200-level			3 credits
6.	Values and Choice--300-level				3 credits

Two of the six course areas may be waived for two, semester-length 
courses in a single non-English language taken at the university-
level.


	EFFECTIVE: 	[[Upon Chancellor's Approval]]  FALL 91 (PJO'R)

	RATIONALE:	Based upon significant faculty input at 
		committee, college and university levels, and following 
		the results of an advisory ballot in which 64% of the 
		responding faculty recommended acceptance of this core 
		over the current requirements, Senate endorsement of 
		the core is warranted.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate      Date:  4/25/90


Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor 		Date:  5/17/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting on April 
13, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to charge the Curricular Affairs 
Committee to identify and develop policy on implementation of the 
new core.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval of the Core 
				Curriculum Proposal

	RATIONALE:	Issues involving course coordination, 
		development, and piloting, in addition to other faculty 
		involvement issues with the core, need faculty input and 
		recommendations.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate      Date:  4/25/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #18, 
April 13, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (with 3 nays, 1 abstention)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to abolish the current registration 
practice of centrally controlling waitlists for closed courses.  
Henceforth, once a class is declared closed by Admissions and 
Records, waitlisting for that section shall be controlled at the 
departmental or program level.  As students drop from sections of 
closed courses, those sections will reopen until the present 
enrollment level is reached.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1990

	RATIONALE:	The current system is inefficient and 
		cumbersome, resulting in closed classes which actually 
		have space in them for more students.  The proposed 
		procedure would give individual departments and 
		programs control over waitlisting, would ensure fuller 
		enrollment of courses in high demand, and would enable 
		more students to complete enrollment before courses 
		actually begin.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate      Date:  4/25/90


Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor 		Date:  5/15/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #18 on 
April 13, 1990:


MOTION (with 7 nays, 3 abstentions)
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish a 14-week semester for 
the Fairbanks campus[[, without provision for a separate final 
examination period]]. (PJO'R, 5/7/90)

	EFFECTIVE:	Fall 1991

	RATIONALE:	Revising the current academic calendar in 
		this manner would give instructors the opportunity to 
		use the fourteenth week of the semester either for 
		instruction, for testing, or for some combination of the 
		two activities.  A 14-week calendar would also give lab 
		courses an extra week for lab sessions.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate      Date:  4/25/90


Approved with Modifications Indicated:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor 
						Date:  5/17/90

*I have approved what I believe is the principle of this motion, a 14 
week semester.  Due to student concerns voiced to me I want A & R 
to look at various options for the examination period.  See attached 
correspondence.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #18, 
April 13, 1990:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED (unanimous approval)
==========================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish a Task Force on 
Department Chairpersons, with the membership and charge indicated 
below.

MEMBERSHIP
===========

Ray Barnhardt					Ron Johnson
Professor   					Professor
College of Rural Alaska				School of Engineering

Arthur W. Brody					John Morack
Professor					Professor
College of Liberal Arts 			College of Natural Sciences

Gary Copus 					Pat O'Brien
Associate Professor				Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts 			School of Management

Larry Duffy  					Mark Oswood
Associate Professor 				Associate Professor
College of Natural Sciences  			College of Natural Sciences

John Goering 					Ruiz Anne Rozell
Professor					Associate Professor
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences 		School of Career and 
						Continuing Education

Nils Johansen					Steve Sparrow
Associate Professor				Associate Professor
School of Mineral Engineering			School of Agriculture and 
						Land Resources Management


CHARGE
=======

The Task Force on Department Chairpersons is charged with 
addressing at least the following:

1.	making the Senate approved department chair election policy 
	workable by developing subsequent policies that will define 
	the role and tasks of department chairs with respect to deans 
	and to department faculty.

2.	developing procedures for selection and removal of 
	department chairs.

3.	suggesting methods by which department chairs may be 
	compensated for their service.

4.	making suggestions as to the relevance of department size in 
	the selection, removal, and compensation of department 
	chairs.



Signed:  David M. Smith, President, UAF Faculty Senate      Date:  4/25/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #18, 
April 13, 1990:


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:  4/25/90