The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to a Reconciliation 
Committee for further review the modifications made by the 
Chancellor to the Transfer Guidelines passed at its April 15, 1991 
meeting.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91


9 May 1991

I find this a serious motion and wonder what the status would be 
if it were vetoed.  I am wondering if such procedural items 
handled by motions or resolutions.  Technically, the prior action 
was adopted with modification and the reconciliation process is 
designed for vetoed actions.  In any event, I am willing to 
participate in the reconciliation process.  This may all be moot 
because the original policy passed by the Senate was not in 
conformity with Board of Regents policy.  As an officer of the 
University I cannot knowingly approve actions not in conformity 
with Board policy.

		Pat O'R


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the attached Department 
of Education Program changes.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91

Approved:  Pat O'Rourke, Chancellor  	Date:  5/22/91


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EDUCATION

Rural College
Department of Education

Degrees: B.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S.


Minimum Degree and Certification Requirements:

B.Ed.- minimum of 130 credits; M.Ed. - minimum of 36 additional 
credits; Ed.S. - 36 credits beyond master's degree and 60 credits 
beyond the baccalaureate; Post Baccalaureate:  Elementary 
certification, minimum of Elementary Education minor; Secondary 
certification and K-12 certification, minimum of 33 credits.


I.	CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

Teaching certificates are issued by the State of Alaska Department 
of Education.  Students who successfully complete a UAF Education 
program including student teaching will meet the current academic 
requirements for Alaska certification.  Students interested in 
teaching outside of Alaska should consult the certification 
department for that state to obtain specific certification 
requirements.

All UAF education programs are accredited by the National Council 
for accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and follow the 
standards for NCATE review.  These programs are also approved by 
the State of Alaska Department of Education.

Students can contact the Office of Certification and Advising in the 
Department of Education for additional information and support.


II.	ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION

In addition to being accepted by the University, all students wishing 
to be certified must also formally apply for admission to the 
Fairbanks elementary education program or secondary Teachers for 
Alaska program offered on the Fairbanks campus, or the Cross 
Cultural Education Development (X-CED) elementary or secondary 
education program offered on the rural campuses.  Admission 
requirements for the Fairbanks program may be found on pages 7 and 
13.  Admission requirements for the X-CED programs may be found on 
page 9.

Continuation in these programs is based upon the maintenance of 
satisfactory performance in all areas of the program.  Students who 
fail student teaching will be exited from their program, and further 
involvement is dependent upon a re-application process.  See the 
Coordinator of the Office of Practica Experience regarding this 
procedure.


III.	EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Education programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have the 
responsibility for preparing highly qualified professionals in 
education who are especially prepared to teach in both urban and 
rural Alaska, and to work with multicultural and minority students, 
especially Alaska Native students.

These education programs are offered through two delivery systems:  
resident programs at the Fairbanks campus, and distance-delivery 
programs through the Cross Cultural Education Development Program 
(X- CED) at the following rural campus areas:  Barrow (Arctic 
Sivunmun Ilisagvik), Bethel (Kuskokwim), Dillingham (Bristol Bay), 
Interior Campus, Kotzebue (Chukchi), and Nome (Northwest).


A.	Fairbanks Campus Resident Program:  

The Fairbanks campus offers resident programs leading to both 
elementary and secondary teaching certificates.  These programs are 
designed for full-time students, although part-time students are 
accommodated when possible.  The professional year, the last year 
in the program, is an intensive compressed integrated curriculum 
that incorporates university classwork with practicum experiences 
and culminates in student teaching.  It requires a full-time 
commitment since students are placed in the schools for methods' 
practicum experiences and student teaching.

The Fairbanks campus delivers an elementary B.Ed., an elementary 
education minor with certification, an elementary education minor 
without certification, a general education minor, a post-
baccalaureate elementary education program (a minimum of the 
elementary minor), and a secondary and K-12 certification program 
(the Teachers for Alaska Program).  [[The Fairbanks campus no longer 
delivers a secondary B.Ed.]]  Undergraduates must complete their 
bachelor's degree requirements, including all requirements for a 
certifiable major, before entering the Teachers for Alaska program.
(PJO'R)

C.	Fairbanks Campus Secondary Certification program:  Teachers 
for Alaska (TFA)

The Teachers for Alaska Programs (TFA) is a professional 
certification program which prepares highly qualified teachers for 
secondary school positions.  The program is especially designed for 
students who want to teach at the secondary school level either in 
small rural schools or in Alaska's urban multicultural secondary 
schools.  The program offers two options: 1) secondary (7-12) 
certification in a certifiable subject area, and 2) K-12 small 
schools certification in a certifiable subject area.  It is an extended 
two semester program which students begin before the start of one 
academic semester, and complete after the end of the following 
academic semester.  For further information on this program, please 
contact the Coordinator of the Office of Certification and Advising.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1.	Applicants for the TFA program must meet credit requirements 
for certification in a specific subject area as approved by the 
Alaska Department of Education Eligible applicants include (1) UAF 
undergraduates who will have completed bachelor's degree 
requirements for an Alaska State Department of Education 
certifiable subject area by the start of the first semester of the 
TFA program; and (2) post-baccalaureate students who already 
possess a bachelor degree in a certifiable subject area.  Certifiable 
subject areas are:  Alaska Native Languages, Anthropology, Art, 
Biological Science, Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages, General 
Science, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, 
Physics, Political Science, Speech Communication, Theatre Arts, 
Language Arts/Humanities (interdisciplinary), Social Science 
(interdisciplinary), or Math/Science (interdisciplinary).  The office 
of Certification and Advising will evaluate past degrees to 
determine eligibility.

2.	Acceptance to TFA is contingent upon acceptance into the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks and completion of a TFA application 
form obtained from the Education Department.

3.	For 1991/92, all application materials, including transcripts 
and letters of reference, must be received by February 15 in order to 
be reviewed for admission in the following fall semester, and by 
October 1 in order to be reviewed for admission in the following 
spring semester.

4.	Teachers for Alaska is a selective teacher education 
program.  A comprehensive system that includes more than one 
measure is used to assess the personal characteristics, 
communications, and basic skills proficiency of candidates 
preparing to teach.  This system includes, but is not limited to, 
the following multiple measures which will be weighed and 
assessed by various means, including a review of transcripts, 
essays and/or writing proficiency exams, and letters of 
reference.  Faculty may also require interviews.  The range and 
balance of these four areas will be considered in a review by the 
faculty.  Questions the faculty will ask in making admissions 
decisions include:  does the student have:
a)	a diverse, solid academic background (GPA of 2.7 or higher).
b)	interpersonal, intercultural, and communication skills,
c)	successful experience in one or more of the following 
contexts:
		1.	public school classrooms
		2.	other settings with students
		3.	rural students
		4.	culturally diverse settings, and 
	d)	practical skills and life experiences.

5.	Once accepted into the program, TFA has a systematic 
procedure for monitoring the progress of education students from 
admission through completion of their professional education 
program to determine if they should continue in the program, be 
advanced to student teaching, or be recommended for a teaching 
certificate.  In assessing student progress, faculty review the 
following information, including grades, observations, faculty 
recommendations, demonstrated academic competence, and 
recommendations from the appropriate professionals in the 
schools.  Systematic approaches are used to assist education 
students who are making unsatisfactory progress in their 
programs.

6.	Reciprocity will be maintained with rural campuses 
programs.  X- CED students wishing to complete their 
professional year on the Fairbanks campus must send intent to 
enroll information to the Office of Certification and Advising.  
Please contact your advisor and the Coordinator for the Office of 
Certification and Advising for further information.

COURSE RECRUITMENTS: TFA SECONDARY SUBJECT AREA ENDORSEMENT

1.	First Block:	15 credits
	ED 582 Teaching as Reflective Inquiry			4 cr
	ED 583 Teaching as Decision Making and Invention	8 cr
	ED 584 Practicum: Teaching in Small and Large Schools	3 cr

2.	Second Block:	18 credits
	ED 585 Reflective Inquiry Into Multicultural Classrooms 
	and Communities						3 cr
		(formerly ED 619)
	ED 586 Designing Learning Environments			3 cr
		(formerly ED 692)
	ED 453 Student Teaching					12 cr

Additional Requirements for TFA K-12 Small Schools Certificate 
1.	Same as above except ED 453, plus:
2.	ED 454 Student Teaching K-12				12 cr
	(this is an 18 week student teaching experience)
3.	Complete the following 6 credits: 
	ED 411 (language arts), ED 412 (social studies) or 
	ED 413 (math/science), depending on your area of 
	specialization  					3 cr
	ED 410 Foundations of Literacy Development   		3 cr


TRANSITION POLICY 

Students graduating under earlier catalog requirements will 
substitute ED 582, ED 583, and ED 584, for the past required courses 
ED 402, ED 407, ED 424/425, and ED 430.  For these students only, 
these courses, together with ED 453, ED 585, and ED 586, will 
constitute a minor in secondary education leading to certification.  
Physical Education and Music students seeking a teaching credential 
should contact their department for information on required 
education courses 

MINOR IN GENERAL EDUCATION

For those students interested in exploring the possibility of a career 
in education before beginning the elementary education professional 
year or the TFA program, and for those students who are interested 
in education but who may not wish to pursue certification, there is 
the option of completing a minor in general education that is not 
linked to certification or admission to either education program.  
Students may also elect to take one or more of the following courses 
according to their own personal interests.  The minor consists of the 
following courses:
	ED 201 Introduction to Education				3 cr
	ED 299 Practicum in Education					3 cr
	ED 350 Communication in Cross-Cultural Classrooms		3 cr
	Two approved education electives  				6 cr
	PSY 240 Developmental Psychology in Cross Cultural 
		Perspective						3 cr


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


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

BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate approves the attached 
	catalog description of program requirements for degrees in 
	Interdisciplinary Studies.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	This will clarify current practice as well as 
		reflect recent changes made by the Senate.



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91


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				Interdisciplinary Studies

								(907) 474-6396

Degrees:  A.A.S., B.A., B.S., B.T., M.A., M.S, Ph. D.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees:   A.A.S. - 60 credits; B.A., B.S., or 
B.T. - 130 credits; M.A. and M.S. - 30 or more credits; Ph.D. - open

UNDERGRADUATE -

	The exceptional student with well-defined goals which do not 
fit into the established undergraduate program of the university has 
an opportunity to achieve recognition for carrying out an approved 
interdisciplinary program which satisfies the requirements for an 
associate or baccalaureate degree. For this purpose the associate of 
applied science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor 
of technology degrees in interdisciplinary studies are offered.

	Students may develop an interdisciplinary curriculum proposal 
leading to an A.A.S., B.A., B.S. or B.T. degree in interdisciplinary 
studies upon completion of 15 credits at UAF, and preferably 30 
credits (for the associate's degree), or 60 credits (for the bachelor's 
degree), prior to graduation.  The proposed curriculum must differ 
significantly from established degree programs at UAF and will 
require evidence that the necessary facilities and faculty are 
available to ensure an approximation of a normal undergraduate 
degree.  All general requirements for the A.A.S., B.A., B.S. or B.T. 
degree must be met.

	Students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate 
degree in interdisciplinary studies, or who want to explore this as 
an option, may contact the Academic Advising Center for assistance 
in finding faculty advisors and developing a curriculum proposal.

	Applicants must submit to the Vice Chancellor for Academic 
Affairs their proposal for the program they wish to pursue, 
specifying the degree (A.A.S., B.A., B.S., or B.T.), proposed curriculum 
and rationale.  A committee of at least three faculty members who 
are familiar with the interdisciplinary subject will be appointed to 
review the proposal and make a recommendation to the vice 
chancellor.  If the curriculum is approved, this committee will 
advise the student throughout the program.  The degree title will be 
chosen by the committee in concert with the student and with the 
approval of the vice chancellor.  Changes within the approved 
curriculum would be made only with the approval of this advisory 
committee.


GRADUATE-

	Interdisciplinary proposals for graduate degrees must be 
submitted to the Director of Graduate Programs who will coordinate 
the review process.

	For complete information on interdisciplinary graduate 
programs see the UAF Graduate Catalog.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


MOTION PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS (unanimous approval)
================================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Bachelor of Technology 
degree requirements to the following:


BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS	    81-82 Credits

Complete the following in addition to the core:
									Credits
Communications  							3
	English 314 (to count as one of the upper-division 
	writing intensive courses)
Mathematics								3
	One course at the 100-level or above in mathematical sciences 
Computer competency  							3
	Any 3 credit computer application or computer science course 
Technology and society							3

Area of specialization*						minimum of 30

Complete one of the following options:
Option 1:  (32 Credits)
Note: For this option, no more than 25% of total course work 
may be taken in the School of Management.
	ACCT 101/102--Elementary Accounting				   6
	ECON 200--Principles of Economics				   4
	STAT 200--Elementary Probability and Statistics  		   3
	BA 151--Introduction to Business				   3
	BA 307--Personnel Management					   3
	BA 325--Financial Management 					   3
	BA 330--Legal Environment of Business				   4
	BA 343--Principles of Marketing					   3
	Advisor approved upper division internship or advanced 
	technical experience						   3
Option 2:  (38 Credits)
Note: For this option, students must apply and be accepted 
to the Teachers for Alaska Program.  The area of specialization 
must be one that can be certified for teaching.
	ED 201--Introduction to Education				   3
	ED 299--Practicum in Education					   2
	ED 582--Teaching as Reflective Inquiry  			   4
	ED 583--Teaching as Decision-Making and Invention 	   	   8
	ED 584--Practicum:  Teaching in Large and Small Schools	  	   3
	ED 585--Reflective Inquiry into Multicultural Classrooms
	and Communities 					  	   3
	ED 586--Designing Learning Environments 			   3
	ED 453--Secondary Student Teaching 				  12

Electives 								 1-7

Minimum credits required for degree					 120

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division 
(300-level or higher) courses.

*The candidate for the BT degree must have (1) a minimum of 30 
semester credits at UAF in the area of specialization (either 
completed in residence or accepted by transfer as equivalent to 
specific UAF courses) and (2) demonstrated competence in an applied 
or technical field.  Competence may be demonstrated as follows:
	1)	Having earned a [[UAF]] Associate of Applied Science 
degree in one of the following active programs:  (PJO'R)
			Airframe and Powerplant 
			Applied Accounting 
			Applied Small Business 
			Aviation Technology 
			Community Health Practitioner
			Culinary Arts
			Early Childhood Development 
			Early Childhood Education 
			Financial Institutions Management
			Human Services Technology
			Interdisciplinary
			Office Professions
			Public Safety-Fire Science
	2)	Substitute one of the following as a demonstration of 
competency in an applied or technical field with the approval of the 
Curricular Affairs committee of the Faculty Senate:
			a)	an AAS OR SIMILAR degree earned at another 
				institution  (PJO'R)
			b)	state or federal certification DEEMED 
				APPROPRIATE BY THE FACULTY  (PJO'R)
			c)	journeyman status in trades and industry

*It is the intent that the B.T. degree can be offered only in those 
areas enumerated in item 1 or approved in item 2 above.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1991
				Upon Chancellor's Approval



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91

Approved with Modifications Indicated:  Patrick J. O'Rourke, Chancellor
	Date:  5/9/91

*The three changes make it easier for students to transfer into 
the program from other institutions.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following calendar of 
meetings for the 1991-92 academic year.


MTG. #	DATE 		DAY   	TIME  	 	TYPE

28	9/16/91		Monday	1:00 p.m.	audioconference
29	10/14/91	Monday	1:00 p.m.	face-to-face
30	11/11/9		Monday	1:00 p.m.	audioconference
31	12/9/91		Monday	1:00 p.m.	face-to-face
32	2/10/92		Monday	1:00 p.m.	audioconference
33	3/9/92		Monday	1:00 p.m.	face-to-face
34	4/6/92		Monday	1:00 p.m.	audioconference
35	5/4/92		Monday	1:00 p.m.	face-to-face



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


MOTION PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS (unanimous approval)
===============================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to empower the Administrative 
Committee to act on behalf of the Senate during the summer months 
of 1991 on all matters within its purview which may arise.  
Senators will be kept informed of the Administrative Committee 
meetings and will be allowed to attend and participate in any voting.


	EFFECTIVE: 	May 7, 1991

	RATIONALE:	This motion will allow the Administrative 
		Committee to act on behalf of the Senate so that 
		necessary work can be accomplished and will also allow 
		Senators their right to participate in the governance 
		process.



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


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

BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer to 
	Faculty Affairs the issue of systemwide governance and 
	charged the committee to report back at the September 
	meeting with their recommendation.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #27 on 
May 6, 1991:


RESOLUTION PASSED (with 1 nay & 2 abstentions)
==================

BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate recommends an 
	indefinite moratorium on the creation of senior executive 
	positions (Deans and above) at UAF.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately



Signed:  Raymond C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/8/91