The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED (15 ayes, 12 against)
===========================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish a 14-week instructional 
period for the Fairbanks campus with provision for an additional 
examination period during each semester.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1991

	RATIONALE:	The rational for the 14 week semester was 
		based on the discussions relative to the original motion, 
		and reestablishes the status quo of three years ago.  
		Feedback from the Chancellor and from students 
		indicated the need for a separate examination period, 
		which was not provided for in the original motion 
		approved by the Senate and modified by the Chancellor.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    	Date:  11/16/90

 N.B.  The examination period is in addition to the 14 weeks of instruction.  
	PJO'R


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to request that the additional 
instructional days that will occur as a result of a 14-week 
instructional period be placed at the beginning of the fall semester 
and at the end of the spring semester.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1991

	RATIONALE:	This will allow for a sufficient vacation 
		period during the Christmas break.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    	Date:  11/16/90

 N.B.  To the extent that this is possible it will be done.  In finally 
balancing the calendar, there is a degree of trade off that is needed 
between the beginning and end of a semester.  (PJO'R)


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to Curricular Affairs the 
motion to amend the academic credit hour policy from a minimum of 
800 minutes of instruction to a minimum of 840 minutes of 
instruction and to review the 50 vs. 60 minute hour options for 
delivery of those contact minutes.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	With an anticipated increase in the length
		of the semester, the University now has the opportunity
		to examine the issues of how much time is needed to 
		deliver courses.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish the following policy 
defining the role and duties of the department head, and to establish 
the procedures for the election of department heads at the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks:


The following is a description of the role and duties of the 
department head, and procedures for the election of department 
heads at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  The size and 
composition of departments and programs are defined by each 
individual college and school.


I	ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

A.	The department head is the administrative and academic 
	officer of the department and as such has the primary 
	responsibility and authority for:  (1) leadership in developing 
	high quality academic programs which fulfill department, 
	college, and university objectives;  (2) leadership in the 
	implementation of college and university policies and 
	programs at the department level; (3)  leadership in developing 
	resource requests and an appropriate departmental budget; and 
	(4)  service on the college/school executive committee.

B.	The department head is first a faculty member.  The 
	department head is primarily a teacher-scholar serving as a 
	leader of his/her department colleagues.  The department head 
	is a role model for faculty responsibility.

C.	The department head is responsible for providing mechanisms 
	and processes for members' participation in discussion and 
	decision making within the department.  All members of the 
	department should be informed of these mechanisms and 
	processes.  Regular meetings should be held for purposes of 
	communicating information, discussing issues, and making 
	decisions on department matters.

D.	The department head is expected to communicate faculty 
	perspectives and concerns to the administration and other 
	segments of the community as appropriate.  The department 
	head is the primary spokesperson for the faculty of the 
	department.  The department head will also convey 
	administration views and concerns to the faculty.  


II	DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

The department head is responsible, either directly or by delegation, 
for performance of at least the specific duties enumerated below 
(the duties are not prioritized).

A.	Academic Programs

	1.	Initiate, plan, oversee implementation of, and review 
		the preparation and offering of the academic program, 
		after appropriate involvement of members of the 
		department and consultation with the dean.

	2.	Ensure interdepartmental coordination and cooperation.

	3.	Take leading role in ensuring academic program quality.

	4.	Ensure reports are prepared as needed.  ENSURE THAT 
		COURSE SCHEDULES ARE PREPARED IN A TIMELY MANNER. 
		(A.  PJO'R)

	5.	Ensure catalog is current.

	6.	Supervise departmental office and ensure that files and 
		records are maintained.

	7.	Keep the dean informed of departmental and faculty 
		activities.  Act as a liaison with the University 
		community.

B.	Personnel

	1.	Coordinate and evaluate professional activities of all 
		members of the department, to include providing 
		guidance to faculty concerning expectations regarding 
		promotion and tenure.  Provide periodic evaluation of 
		faculty performance in accordance with UAF promotion 
		and tenure policy.  REQUEST AND OBTAIN FACULTY 
		ACTIVITY REPORTS AS APPROPRIATE TO THIS PROCESS. 
		(B.  PJO'R)

	2.	Provide recommendations for appointments, promotion, 
		sabbatical leaves, tenure and release of faculty after 
		consultation with members of the department.

	3.	Assign, with faculty consultation, workload in 
		accordance with UNIVERSITY, college/school policy. 
		(C.  PJO'R)

	4.	Take lead role in departmental faculty and staff 
		recruitment and retention.

	5.	Provide for the management and supervision of support 
		staff.

	6.	Appoint appropriate committees within the department.

	7.	Facilitate support for faculty teaching, research and 
		service activities.

	8.	Function as spokesperson and advocate for the 
		department, both within and outside the University 
		community.

C.	Students

	1.	Administer the departmental student advisement 
		program and counsel students.

	2.	Recruit students in cooperation with other members of 
		the department and the dean.

	3.	Act on student petitions.

	4.	Provide for the management of student assistants.

	5.	Address student concerns as appropriate.

D.	Budget, Inventory, Facilities, Etc.

	1.	Initiate resource and budget requests with 
		justifications.

	2.	Maintain fiscal control of departmental budgets. 

	3.	Serve as a voting member of the college/school 
		budget/executive committee.
	
	4.	Ensure upkeep of equipment and facilities assigned to the 
		department.

III	ELECTION AND TERMS OF SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

A.	Departments Involved

	The procedures will apply to every unit that is considered a 
	department.

B.	Eligibility to Vote

	All full-time faculty members holding academic rank who are 
	affiliated with the department are eligible to vote.  Visiting 
	faculty who are in an academic rank position are eligible to 
	vote.

C.	Eligibility to be Nominated and Serve as Department Head

	Only tenured members of a department who are eligible to vote 
	are eligible to be nominated and serve as department head.  
	Only in exceptional circumstance, where the majority of the 
	department faculty feel that options are severely limited, 
	should there be deviation from this policy.

D.	Procedures for Elections & RATIFICATION (D.  PJO'R)

	1.	By March 15, those faculty in the department who are 
		eligible to vote will establish a list of nominees for 
		department head.  The names of the nominees will be 
		placed on an official secret ballot for the department and 
		distributed from the dean's office to those faculty 
		eligible to vote.

	2.	Faculty members eligible to vote but who are absent 
		because of sabbatical leave, leave of absence, or for 
		other official reasons will be provided with an absentee 
		ballot.

	3.	Secret ballots are to be cast and. the person receiving a 
		simple majority of the votes cast will be elected.  In the 
		case of a tie which cannot be resolved by the voters, the 
		dean shall select the department head from those faculty 
		involved in the tie vote.

	4.	If no nominee receives a simple majority of the votes, a 
		run-off election of the top two nominees shall be held 
		immediately under the same procedures outlined above.  
		The deadline for accepting ballots for the run-off 
		election will be the last working day prior to April 15.

	5.	IF RATIFIED BY THE DEAN, Official appointment of the 
		elected department head will be made by the dean by May 
		[[1.]] 15.  (D.  PJO'R)

E.	Term of Elected Department Head

	A department head shall serve for a term of two years, 
	beginning July 1, following his/her election.  The department 
	head may continue in the position indefinitely by a simple 
	majority of the voting faculty of the department, AND THE 
	RATIFICATION OF THE DEAN.  (D.  PJO'R)

F.	Non Ratification of Election, Grievance, Vacancies, Recall

	1.	In the event a dean does not ratify the department's 
		election of a department head, the dean shall discuss the 
		reasons in writing with the department and hold another 
		election no later than May 1.  In the event an impasse 
		develops, final authority to appoint an acting department 
		head for one year shall rest with the Vice Chancellor for 
		Academic Affairs.

	2.	If an action of the department head is appealed by a 
		simple majority of the eligible voting members of the 
		department and the issue cannot be resolved within the 
		department, the matter shall be referred to the dean for 
		arbitration.  If necessary, the dean will refer the matter 
		to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. (See 
		Section F.5. for recall procedure.)

	3.	If the department head's position becomes vacant due to 
		RESIGNATION, unexpected prolonged leave, illness, death, 
		or other [[emergency]] circumstances, the dean shall 
		appoint a department faculty member to act as 
		department head.  An election to fill this position will be 
		held the following April 15.  (E.  PJO'R)

	4.	The department head shall appoint an acting department 
		head whenever their absence from the department is for 
		a period of less than two months. If this absence extends 
		beyond two months, the procedure defined in Section F.3. 
		above is to be followed.

	5.	Election of a new department head may be requested by 
		petition to the dean signed by three-quarters of the 
		eligible voting members of the department OR BY THE 
		PETITION OF THE DEAN TO THE DEPARTMENT, APPROVED 
		BY 3/4 OF THE VOTING MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT.  
		After the election BY THE FACULTY AND RATIFICATION BY 
		THE DEAN, the new department head will take office 
		immediately and serve the unexpired term.  (F.  PJO'R)

[[G.	Compensation

	Department heads' compensation will be based upon a number 
	of factors which include length of the department head's 
	faculty appointment, size of the department, and the 
	complexity of its program.  In recognition of the amount of 
	time required to perform in the service component, release 
	time at a minimum of one course per semester, as well as a 
	minimum of one month's additional salary, shall be provided as 
	compensation for all department heads.  In cases of larger 
	departments or extraordinary workload, additional 
	compensation may be necessary.]]  (H.  PJO'R)



	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	The University has evolved considerably since 
		the last policy and procedures for department heads was 
		promulgated in 1971.  That evolution has evidenced a 
		need for certain amplification and clarification of the 
		original document.  In addition, a change in perspective 
		of the document, more in consonance with the concept of 
		faculty governance, was needed. 



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved with Modifications indicated:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    
	Date:  11/15/90


A.	Indicates responsibility for course scheduling.
B. 	Establishes dep't heads responsibility and authority for 
	obtaining these reports.  This has been an issue with some 
	faculty in the past.  
C. 	Workload must also be in accordance with University policy.
D. 	Clarifies that there is ratification required by the dean.
E.	Most frequent cause of vacancy is resignation.
F.	Again clarifies the ratification process and allows dean to 
	initiate removal, if necessary.
G. 	Allows 2 additional weeks for department and dean to work 
	out differences, should they occur.
H.	Deleted this section for the following reasons:
	1.	Compensation policies are set by the Board of Regents on 
		a statewide basis.  Thus, such a policy requiring dollars 
		rather than release time would have an impact on UAA & 
		UAS as well.  Such a policy should be advanced through 
		the General Assembly.
	2.	There is a monetary impact caused by this section which 
		UAF could not meet.  I estimate approximately $387.0 
		would be required for implementation.
	3.	Two course releases per year plus one month's salary is 
		excessive for some small departments.
	4.	Requirements for paying additional salary limits future 
		flexibility for departmental configurations due to 
		financial considerations.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to postpone the deadline for course 
and program changes affected by the written communication 
guidelines for "w" classification, oral communication guidelines for 
"o" classification, and revisions to the degree requirements affected 
by implementation of the new core curriculum.  These course and 
program changes must be submitted to the Faculty Senate no later 
than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 1990.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	An extension in catalog deadlines has been 
		granted to provide additional time for preparation and 
		approval of core-related course and program changes.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    	Date:  10/22/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following guidelines 
for oral communication intensive courses:


1.	GENERAL GUIDELINES:
	
	a	A minimum of 15% of the final course grade should be based 
on effectiveness of oral communication.  This minimum is proposed 
so that a student's failure to attend to the oral communication 
aspects of his or her work in an "O" designated course will have an 
important effect on his or her final grade for the course, while at 
the same time not overshadowing the importance of subject matter 
mastery.

	b.	Attention to oral communication in "O" designated courses 
must be developmental, in that students need the opportunity (i) to 
receive intermediate instructor assistance in developing 
presentational competency, (ii) to utilize their communication 
competency across the span of the semester, not just in a final 
project, and (iii) to receive instructor feedback on the success of 
their efforts at each stage.  

	c.	Exceptions to these guidelines may be made by the [[CLA]] 
CORE Curriculum COMMITTEE [[Council]] because of unique 
circumstances in individual departments.


2.	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "O" DESIGNATED COURSES EMPHASIZING 
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN PUBLIC CONTEXTS:
	
	a.	Each student must be involved in the individual preparation 
and delivery of at least 3 course related presentations of at least 5 
minutes duration each, to an audience of at least 12 persons. **

	b.	At least one presentation must involve questions from the 
audience and responses by the presenter.

	c.	All presentations must have a clear introduction-body-
conclusion organization, appropriate to the discipline.

	d.	All presentations should receive evaluation by the 
instructor on oral communication competency (including 
responsiveness to audience questions), as well as on subject 
mastery.

	e.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
information/instruction on effective speaking, on organization of 
material for effective presentation, and on development and use of 
media and visual aids.

3.	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "O" DESIGNATED COURSES EMPHASIZING 
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN GROUP CONTEXTS:

	a.	Each student must be involved in at least one ongoing group 
project or team of 5 to 8 members, with the group spanning 4 to 7 
weeks duration.  Group projects must be a coordinated, integrated 
effort by the group members, not simply 5 to 8 individual projects 
put together.

	b.	Each student must present both an intermediate and a final 
presentation on an aspect of the group's work during the span of the 
project or team.

	c.	Both presentations must be at least 5 minutes in length, 
must be given to an audience (e.g., the rest of the class), must be 
integrated with the presentation of the other group members, and 
must include additional time for a question and answer period.

	d.	Each presentation should receive evaluation by the 
instructor on oral communication competency, as well as on subject 
mastery.  In addition, the instructor should evaluate the degree of 
coherence in the overall presentation of the entire group.  Students 
should receive both an individual and group grade for the 
presentation.

	e.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
information/instruction on how groups function most effectively, on 
organization of material for effective presentation, and on 
development and use of media and visual aids.


4.	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "O" DESIGNATED COURSES EMPHASIZING 
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN TECHNICAL PRESENTATION CONTEXTS:

	a.	Each student must be involved in the preparation and 
delivery either of 2 or more course related presentations of at least 
20 minutes duration each or of 3 or more presentations of at least 
10 minutes duration each. It is highly desirable and strongly 
encouraged for the benefit of the student that one of the 
presentations be to an audience of 12 or more. The remaining 
presentations need to be to an audience of 5 or more. It is also 
desirable that the presentation to the larger group be given in a 
large auditorium and involve the use of a public address system.

	b.	All presentations must involve question and answer 
interaction with at least one assigned respondent, with questions by 
other audience members encouraged.

	c.	In a course with 3 presentations, it is highly desirable that 
one of the three presentations be video-taped, either in or outside of 
class. Such video taped presentations need to involve at least the 
presenter and the respondent, and must be viewed by these 
individuals with the instructor present to provide feedback on oral 
communication effectiveness in the presentation and response.

	d.	For individual presentations that relate to a common theme 
or project, it is highly desirable that the presentations be organized 
in a panel format, with a student moderator.

	e.	All presentations must have a clear introduction-body-
conclusion organization, appropriate to the discipline.

	f.	At least one presentation must involve the development and 
use of appropriate visual aids, and it is desirable that all 
presentations do so.

	g.	All presentations should receive evaluation by the 
instructor on oral communication competency (including 
responsiveness to audience questions), as well as on subject 
mastery.

	h.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
information/instruction on effective speaking, effective responding, 
organization of material for effective presentation, and on 
development and use of media and visual aids. If thematic panels are 
used, students should also receive instruction on panel/symposium 
and moderator techniques.


** Research in Speech Communication, as well as in Social 
Psychology, shows that in interaction with groups smaller than 10-
11 persons, communicators are able to keep track of others as 
individual persons and to adjust their communication efforts 
accordingly, much as they do when interacting with only one or two 
others. In groups of 10-11 or more individuals, this ability rapidly 
diminishes, so that 12 persons is a recognized minimum audience for 
developing the competencies needed in public communication 
contexts, as opposed to those required in small group communication 
contexts.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	This motion will place into policy the course 
		guidelines necessary to meet the oral intensive 
		requirements for the core.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    	Date:  10/20/90

*Please note modification to section 1C.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (with 1 nay)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish a core review 
subcommittee of Curricular Affairs which will review core courses 
after the courses have been reviewed by the appropriate curriculum 
councils.  This subcommittee will replace the CLA and CNS 
curriculum councils in reviewing courses for oral, written, and 
natural science core classification.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	Such a subcommittee can ensure the 
		appropriate discipline expertise, and is considered a 
		more appropriate review body.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    	Date:  10/22/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Master of Arts in 
Northern Studies degree program.  


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents Approval

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90

Approved:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor    	Date:  10/25/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to the Faculty Affairs 
committee the proposed policy and regulation on intellectual 
properties.  The committee will include in their deliberations the 
following concerns expressed by Graduate Council.

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend approval of the 
proposed policy and regulation on intellectual properties with the 
following comments:

1.	Section B.2. says the University President may appoint an 
	Intellectual Property Officer, but Section B.3. says the 
	Intellectual Property Committee will be composed of the 
	Intellectual Property Officer and five faculty members.  This 
	inconsistency should be clarified.

2.	Section C.l. says that exemptions to assign inventions and 
	patents to the university may be authorized but it is not clear 
	who will authorize the exemptions. This should be clarified.

3.	In Section C.3., it is recommended that the chart showing the 
	share distribution of net royalty proceeds be moved up in the 
	paragraph, to just after the sentence which ends with ". . . as 
	shown below."

4.	Concern was expressed about the share of royalty income 
	allocated to the inventor; an increase in the inventor's share 
	would provide further incentive.

5.	Concern was stated about the title "Intellectual Property 
	Officer'' being an odd expression.

6.	The Graduate Council recommends that the policy be adopted, 
	with the proviso that it be funded within current fiscal and 
	administrative resources and personnel.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	This motion allows for the Senate to 
		disseminate this proposal more widely throughout the 
		faculty.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


MOTION PASSED (with 1 nay)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to Curricular Affairs for 
further review the Board of Regents' statement of intent regarding 
credit transfer.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	Curricular Affairs has been concentrating 
		on policy items regarding implementation of the new 
		UAF core curriculum which has prevented the committee 
		from addressing other issues, such as the BOR statement 
		of intent regarding credit transfer.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm the incoming membership 
of the University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee as follows:

Susan Henrichs (93)
Associate Professor, Marine Sciences
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Rainer Newberry (91)
Associate Professor, Geology
College of Natural Sciences

Ruiz Anne Rozell (93)
Associate Professor, Culinary Arts
School of Career and Continuing Education

Dennis Stephens (93)
Associate Professor, Library Science
College of Liberal Arts


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The University-wide Promotion and Tenure 
		Committee is composed of nine members, serving 
		staggered three-year terms.  The Senate must confirm 
		the three new members, who were elected by faculty in 
		their respective school.  Also, Claron Hoskins, CNS 
		representative, resigned from the committee, and his 
		replacement requires confirmation.  



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15, 1990:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (ARTICLE V:  
Committees) E., PERMANENT, 7. of the Bylaws as follows:

((	))	=	deletion
CAPS	=	addition


		7. 	The Legislative AND FISCAL Affairs Committee 
			will follow LEGISLATIVE AND FISCAL issues which 
			may impact faculty concerns at the university and 
			will act as a faculty advocate with legislators and 
			candidates.


	EFFECTIVE:	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The Senate needs to be kept informed of 
		University budget matters.  As the Legislative Affairs 
		Committee is already tracking budget issues through 
		its work with legislative items, adding budget 
		responsibilities to this committee's charge is more 
		efficient than establishing a new committee.



Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #21 on 
October 15,1990:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
===================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the recommendations of 
the Ad Hoc Committee on Quality Review of Programs.

Committee Members:

F.M. Husby, SALRM, Chair
John Daly, SCCE
John Olson, CNS
John Whitehead, CLA
Nag Rao, CRA


This committee agrees with the concept of a formal external 
evaluation of program quality in the University of Alaska System but 
feels that the present form of the document needs some additional 
statements to broaden the scope of review and to address some 
concerns of the faculty.

As presented, the document needs both clarification and direction 
before implementation and action. Prior to further input by the 
faculty, the document should be written as a policy statement to 
represent the whole University of Alaska system. Minor details 
should be omitted from the policy statement (i.e., item D., sentence 
2 "given a list of questions" approved by the Board of Regents) but 
implemented later by members of the specific campus or unit 
administration and faculty senate.

The policy statement should include:

	1.	The need for the initial evaluation to be of the statewide 
		system (including statewide administrative structure) to 
		review structure, program duplication and the need for 
		program development.

	2.	A review that covers the three campuses as one system 
		and then each campus and its individual program 
		structure.

	3. 	Retain options for individual campuses, units and faculty 
		senate to be actively involved in selecting the review 
		boards or accrediting bodies.

	4. 	Specify the groups or individuals that will be responsible 
		for the final decision to accept or reject the evaluation.

In addition to the above, concern was expressed as to the frequency 
and cost of reviews. The university budget should include an 
increment for the cost of bringing in outside accrediting boards 
from other than the unit under evaluation. The frequency of reviews 
would also increase the cost to the university system. The Board of 
Regents and administration should be aware of all potential long 
term costs to the system prior to accepting or rejecting an 
evaluation that would create major budget demands.


Signed:  John Leipzig, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  10/16/90