The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #30 on 
November 11, 1991:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED (unanimous approval)
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UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the following statement on 
educational equity, as amended and charges the Chancellor to 
proceed with the implementation as appropriate.


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				EDUCATIONAL EQUITY

A.	Policy Statement

	The University of Alaska Fairbanks requires equal access 
regardless of gender to all educational activities, pursuant to 
Alaska Statute Chapter 18 (S.B.99), "Prohibition Against 
Discrimination Based on Sex in Public Education" AND REGENTS 
POLICY 10.10.01, NONDISCRIMINATION IN TEXTBOOKS AND 
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.  This includes courses, programs, 
guidance and counseling services, and recreational and athletic 
activities.  [[The University also requires the use of non-
discriminatory textbooks and instructional materials.]]  LIBRARY 
COLLECTIONS SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO REFLECT A DIVERSITY OF 
OPINIONS.

	[[The University further requires non-sexist language in 
correspondence, classroom materials, and University publications.]]  
Overtly biased comments, sexist humor, and related behavior on the 
part of faculty, students, or staff are not appropriate in the 
classroom, in related learning situations, or in the workplace.

	The University also encourages curriculum integration of 
scholarship on women in order to present students the opportunity 
to understand women's and men's perspectives within a culturally 
diverse society.

	Finally, the University pledges a classroom and professional 
environment that supports and nurtures all users regardless of 
gender.


B.	Statement of Responsibility

	Ultimate responsibility for implementation of the 
requirements for [[sex]] GENDER equity in educational programs and 
in the work environment lies primarily at the Chancellor's level.  
[[Committees of the Faculty Senate, ASUAF, and Staff Council will 
have direct responsibility of monitoring the academic and work 
environments to insure sex equality.  They should issue an annual 
report to the Chancellor.]]  It is the responsibility of all members of 
the University community to assist in achieving and supporting an 
educational and work environment free of [[sex]] GENDER bias.



Signed:  R.C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/14/91


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  11/18/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #30 on 
November 11, 1991:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm the 
1991-92 membership on the Core Review Committee, a 
subcommittee of Curricular Affairs, as follows:

	Humanities 			Bruno DiCecco
					Professor, Music

	English				Joan Worley
					Assistant Professor, English

	Management/Engineering		John Taylor
					Professor, Business 
					Administration

	Natural Sciences 		Ed Murphy
					Associate Professor, 
					Biology/Wildlife

	Math  				Bob Piacenza
					Professor, Math

	Behavioral Sciences		Clifford Brennen
					Professor, BSHS

	Speech				Marcia Stratton
					Assistant Professor, Speech

	Student				John Brojakowski

	Ex-Officio  			Gerald McBeath
					Director, Faculty Development

					Larry Duffy 
					Chair, Curricular Affairs



Signed:  R.C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/14/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #30 on 
November 11, 1991:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm the 
incoming membership of the University-Wide Promotion and Tenure 
Committee as follows:


Mark Oswood (94)
Professor, Aquatic Biology
College of Natural Science

Vidyadhar Kamath (94)
Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
School of Mineral Engineering

Joli Morgan (94)
Associate Professor, Business Education
Kuskokwim Campus
College of Rural Alaska

Frank Wooding (92)
Professor, Agronomy
School of Agriculture and Land Resource Management


	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, Jay McKendricks, SALRM 
		representative, is on sabbatical and his alternate 
		requires confirmation.



Signed:  R.C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/14/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #30 on 
November 11, 1991:


MOTION PASSED (with 1 nay)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves that the following Instructional 
Assessment System data be distributed to ASUAF, whereupon ASUAF 
is responsible for further distribution or publication of the data:  
course number, instructor's name, semester, demographics, the 
results from items #1-3 providing a general evaluation, and the 
results from items designated on the selected form for providing 
information about the course to other students.


	RATIONALE:	The Student Opinion of Instruction (SOI) 
		format was implemented pursuant to:  

		1.	A Board of Regents directive (1/10/69) to the 
		University Assembly to consider instituting a student 
		opinion of instruction system;

		2.	Fairbanks Assembly approval (1/30/80) of a 
		resolution on student evaluation of faculty (approved 
		by the chancellor 2/12/80);

		3.	Fairbanks Assembly passage (4/22/81) of a 
		motion endorsing implementation of recommendations 
		regarding student evaluation of faculty (approved by 
		the chancellor 5/1/81).

	The Fairbanks Assembly defeated (3/16/83) a motion 
		requiring instructor permission for public release of 
		student-selected questions.  

	With the change to the IAS format in 1988, "student-selected 
		items" were no longer possible, although this current 
		format does designate a category of course information 
		to be made available to students.  

	Since ASUAF currently receives complete results of IAS items, 
		this motion would make appropriate information 
		available to ASUAF in a convenient format, and this 
		motion would also facilitate assistance to students in 
		course selection (to which they were entitled by former 
		governing bodies of the faculty).



Signed:  R.C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/14/91


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  11/18/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #30 on 
November 11, 1991:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate joins the University 
of Alaska Board of Regents in opposing Governor Walter Hickel's 
proposed cuts in state spending on higher education.  

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate urge the 
University community and supporters of higher education in Alaska 
to make their feelings known to Governor Hickel prior to December 
1st.  


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GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNICATION WITH GOVERNOR HICKEL

The Legislative and Fiscal Affairs Committee recommends that 
support for the University of Alaska budget should be general in 
nature and not support any one program at the price of another  
Letters should be personal and not on University stationery.  

Written messages may be sent to the Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 
A, Juneau, AK  99811-0101 or dropped off at the Fairbanks office at 
Station H, 675 7th Ave.  Short (25 words or less) verbal Personal 
Opinion Messages concerning the University of Alaska budget will be 
taken by the Governor's staff at 451-2920.

If you would like a model letter or more specific information about 
the University budget, contact Wendy Redman at 7582.  



Signed:  R.C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/14/91


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #30 on 
November 11, 1991:


MOTION PASSED (with 1 abstention and 1 nay)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following policy for 
the search committees for Deans/Directors.

	The faculty of the college, school, institute or other academic 
unit shall elect faculty to serve as members of the Dean/Director 
Search Committee.  Elected faculty members serving on the Search 
committee must constitute a majority of Committee membership.

	The chairperson of the Search Committee shall be nominated 
by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or the Vice Chancellor 
for Research, as appropriate, subject to confirmation by the elected 
faculty members.

	The size of the Search Committee shall be determined by the 
VCAA or the VCR, as appropriate, but the membership shall not have 
less than five elected faculty members.

	The Search Committee may include other members such as a 
student representative from the unit, a staff representative from 
the unit, a faculty member from outside the unit and a public 
member from the community.


GUIDELINES:

1.	A staff representative shall be elected by the staff from 
	the unit for which the Dean/Director is being appointed.

2.	Alternates may be selected to serve, only in the event an 
	elected representative cannot or will not serve.  Alternates 
	are not to serve as part-time substitutes but rather as 
	replacements for representatives of the aforementioned 
	situations.

3.	Search committees should have membership with good 
	judgement, ability to act on behalf of UAF and be cognizant 
	of their overall responsibility to their unit and to UAF.

4.	Committee members should reflect a diversity of interests 
	and elected faculty members should reflect the diversity 
	and cross-section of their school/college/institute/unit.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The UAF Administration has not followed 
		the intent of the Senate Resolution passed on September 
		17, 1990.  This motion has been discussed with the 
		VCAA and should be acceptable to the UAF Senate and 
		the UAF Administration.



Signed:  R.C. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/14/91


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  11/18/91