The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


RESOLUTION PASSED (2 nays)
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WHEREAS, The UAF Faculty Senate has yet to approve criteria for 
	tenure and promotion of campus units, and

WHEREAS, this body proposes that we standardize solicited criteria 
	to ensure that each unit is given the opportunity to define 
	those requirements for tenure and promotion as stated in 
	University Regulations, and

WHEREAS, to approve these definitions, we wish to appoint 
	representatives from interested committees of the UAF 
	Faculty Senate, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate moves to 
	constitute an ad hoc committee consisting of one member from 
	each of the following committees:  Faculty Affairs; Scholarly 
	Activities; Faculty Development, Assessment, and 
	Improvement; and Service Committee.  This committee will 
	recommend to approve or deny the criteria for tenure and 
	promotion submitted by campus units to the Faculty Senate.  
	This committee will work with each unit to prepare an 
	appendix that refers directly to University Regulations on 
	Tenure and Promotion and defines how each unit wishes 
	University Regulations to be interpreted for the purposes of 
	tenure and promotion. 



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


RESOLUTION PASSED (1 nay)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate recognizes the 
	important contribution to humanity made by Dr. Martin 
	Luther King, Jr.  

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate shall 
	sponsor, in cooperation with the administration and the 
	Governance Coordinating Committee, a convocation on the 
	day stipulated to celebrate Dr. King's Birthday.  This 
	convocation will permit interested speakers to further 
	articulate Dr. King's significant and everlasting contribution.  
	We also encourage the broader University community to 
	continue their sponsorship of events in tribute to Dr. King.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (7 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate in Rural 
Human Services.  

	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents Approval

	RATIONALE:	See attached summary list and program 
		proposal on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signer's 
		Hall.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92

**NOTE:	Senate approval is for academic consideration only and 
does not include budgetary consideration.


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  1/18/93

*Approved with the assumption that all additional program costs, if 
any, will be covered by the college through redirection of revenue, if 
necessary.  

**This is tentatively scheduled for April BOR.


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UNDERGRADUATE COURSE REQUESTS

	SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA
	(Submitted by Rural Human Services)
59.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 110-Cross-Cultural Bridging Skills, 
	2 credits (2+1); grading pass/fail; frequency of offering: 
	every other semester; first offered 1993-94.
60.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 115-Issues of Personal Development 
	in the Delivery of Rural Human Services, 2 credits (2+1); 
	grading pass/fail; frequency of offering: every other semester; 
	first offered 1993-94.
61.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 120-Family Systems I, 2 credits (2+1); 
	grading pass/fail; frequency of offering:  every other 
	semester; first offered 1993-94.
62.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 130-Processes of Community Change, 
	2 credits (2+1); grading pass/fail; frequency of offering: every 
	other semester; first offered 1993-94.
63.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 140-Alaska Native Values and Principles, 
	2 credits (2+1); grading pass/fail; frequency of offering: every 
	other semester; first offered 1993-94.
64.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 150-Introduction to Rural Counseling, 
	2 credits (2+1); grading pass/fail; frequency of offering: every 
	other semester; first offered 1993-94.
65.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 220-Family Systems II, 2 credits (2+1); 
	frequency of offering: every other semester; first offered 
	1993-94.
66.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 250-Rural Counseling II, 2 credits (2+1); 
	grading pass/fail; frequency of offering: every other semester; 
	first offered 1993-94.
67.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 260-Addictions:  Intervention and 
	Treatment, 2 credits (2+1); grading pass/fail; frequency of 
	offering: every other semester; first offered 1993-94.
68.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 265-Interpersonal Violence, 2 credits 
	(2+1); frequency as demand warrants; first offered 1993-94.
69.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 270-Networking, Negotiating, and 
	Conflict Resolution, 2 credits (2+1); grading pass/fail; 
	frequency of offering: every other semester; first offered 
	1993-94.
70.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 285-Case Management, 3 credits (3+2); 
	frequency of offering: every other semester; first offered 
	1993-94.
71.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 287-Rural Human Services Practicum, 
	4 credits (2+7); frequency of offering: every other semester; 
	first offered 1993-94.
72.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 288-Directed Study:  Resource 
	Assessment, 1 credit (1+0); frequency of offering: every other 
	semester; first offered 1993-94.
73.	NEW COURSE:	RHS 289-Directed Study:  Community 
	Development, 1 credit (1+0); frequency of offering: every other 
	semester; first offered 1993-94.
74.	NEW PROGRAM:	Certificate, Rural Human Services-A one year 
	multiphasic program within CRA designed specifically for 
	village-based human services providers that normally fall 
	outside normal academic programs.  Provides entry level 
	training and basic skills development/ enhancement for 
	village-based delivery of human services.  Certificate program 
	is designed to articulate with the AAS in Human Services 
	Technology which articulates with the BA in Social Work.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Bachelor of Music degree 
requirements to include the Core Curriculum requirements

	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1993
			Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	See attached summary list and program 
		change request on file in the Governance Office, 312 
		Signer's Hall.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  12/10/92


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UNDERGRADUATE COURSE REQUESTS

	SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
	(Submitted by Music)
22.	PROGRAM CHANGE:	BM, (Music Education-Elementary)-
	Change Bachelor of Music degree requirements to comply with 
	university core requirements; add PSY 101 to requirements; 
	change credits required for degree to 144-145; effective 
	Fall 1993.
23.	PROGRAM CHANGE:	BM, (Music Education-K-12)-Change 
	Bachelor of Music degree requirements to comply with 
	university core requirements; add PSY 101 to requirements; 
	change credits required for degree to 132-133; effective 
	Fall 1993.
24.	PROGRAM CHANGE:	BM, (Music Education-Secondary)-
	Change Bachelor of Music degree requirements to comply with 
	university core requirements; add PSY 101 to requirements; 
	change credits required for degree to 138-139; effective 
	Fall 1993.
25.	PROGRAM CHANGE:	BM, (Performance)-Change Bachelor 
	of Music degree requirements to comply with university core 
	requirements; change credits required for degree to 120-121; 
	effective Fall 1993.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to empower the Administrative 
Committee to act on behalf of the Senate during the period of time 
between the December 7, 1992 meeting and the February 8, 1993 
meeting 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: 	December 7, 1992

	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:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate strongly disapproves of the University of 
Alaska budget process wherein UAF is directed to absorb increased 
costs of operation while receiving insufficient funds to maintain 
current functions.

The Senate recommends that U of A President Komisar seek 
sufficient revenue and institute new budgeting procedures which 
adequately address UAF needs for new growth, physical plant 
maintenance, quality education, and realistic operational 
constraints and goals.

The Senate further recommends that these urgent concerns be 
communicated to the Board of Regents and the executive and 
legislative branches of state government.  UAF must have adequate 
funding to meet expectations and demands made by the public, state 
government and the Board of Regents.  The Senate believes that UAF 
cannot survive additional cuts, or continued level funding, without 
massive program reduction.  This reduction would severely damage 
the quality and reputation of an excellent University. 

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The FY94 budget proposal for UAF projects 
		a potential $4- to $6-million shortfall.  Should this 
		shortfall occur, following seven years of relatively level 
		funding, it would have a crippling effect on the 
		institution. 

		A catastrophic fiscal problem will occur if UAF is asked 
		to absorb some or all of a 3% compensation adjustment 
		of $1,853,200, a 4% PERS adjustment of $1,087,700, 
		FY94 fixed cost increases of $2,065,900 and additional 
		fixed costs not recognized by the Board of Regents, a 
		projected health benefits shortfall of $1,111,900 (not 
		including proposed additional employee assessments), 
		payments for the Regent's Building Maintenance Plan of 
		$2,254,100, and a projected FY93 deficit roll forward of 
		unfunded fixed costs in the amount of $2,100,000.

		UAF has consistently and abundantly demonstrated its 
		ability to do more with less and to commit good faith 
		effort to budget reductions by conducting program 
		review and implementing strategic planning.  The 
		continued imposition of across-the-board cuts and the 
		levying of a fiscal tax through "internal reallocation" is 
		devastating to our ability to deliver quality education to 
		our students.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (1 abstention)
==============

The Senate recommends that the Statewide Administration conduct 
a study comparing compensation of U of A faculty to those at other 
U.S. institutions of higher education.  This study would assist with 
development of future strategies for maintaining a healthy and 
pleasant work environment at the University of Alaska.

The Senate, furthermore, endorses the recommendations of the 
Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Health Benefits, as amended.

The Senate strongly recommends to U of A President Komisar, 
however, that neither the Ad Hoc Health Benefits Committee's 
recommendations nor any reductions in compensation be imposed 
until all other avenues have been pursued to maintain the current 
health benefits program without employee assessment.  
Specifically, an appropriation should be sought from the legislature 
to cover the increased costs.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	U of A employees have not enjoyed significant 
		compensation adjustments during the past decade.  
		Reductions in the benefits program could have serious 
		negative effects on faculty and staff morale, retention 
		and recruiting.  Changes in the health benefits program 
		during this fiscal year would constitute a good-faith 
		breach of contract for an unnegotiated compensation 
		reduction--in effect a pay cut in mid-contract period.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  1/18/93


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Conclusions and Recommendations of Ad Hoc Health Benefits 
Committee, November 4, 1992


The committee recommends to the Faculty Senate the following 
measures designed to reduce costs and promote the more efficient 
use of the UA Health Plan by its employees:

l.	Revise mental health (MH) and chemical dependency (CD) 
	program:
	-cover both in and out-patient visits at 80%
	-reduce chemical dependency coverage to 50% if patient 
	voluntarily withdraws from program
	-maximum $10,000 annual, $1,000,000 lifetime for CD
	-maximum $15,000 annual, $1,000,000 lifetime for MH
	-expected savings of $65,000 and $246,100 for second half 
	of FY93 and for FY94 respectively

2. 	Ensure Supplemental Plan premiums cover Plan costs:
	-expected savings of $70,000 and $123,000 respectively

3. 	Cover emergency room visits at the standard 80% rate until 
	stoploss is reached, delete $500 supplemental accident 
	benefit.
	-expected savings of $146,000 and $312,000 respectively

4. 	Use mail order drug programs for ongoing prescription services
	-expected savings of $43,000 and $93,000 respectively

5. 	Provide life insurance coverage of $50,000, regardless of 
	income
	-expected savings of $151,908 and $303,816 respectively

6. 	Institute a $10 user fee for each visit to a health practitioner. 
	This copayment will not be counted in coinsurance or the 
	annual stoploss.
	-expected savings of $196,000 and $420,000 respectively

These options will save approximately $672,000 in FY93 and 
$1,498,000 in FY94. To allow for additional but as yet undetermined 
savings both in the short and the long run, we also recommend 
indexing copayment and stoploss levels with the consumer price 
index.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #38 on 
December 7, 1992:


MOTION PASSED 
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the UAA Benefits Task 
Force Resolution 92-1 and Resolution 92-2 with modification as 
noted on the attached copy.  



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  12/9/92


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		UAA BENEFITS TASK FORCE RESOLUTION 92-1

WHEREAS, to the best of our knowledge the UA Aetna contract has 
	not received an independent audit while several tens of 
	millions of dollars have passed through Aetna during the time 
	of its contract; 

WHEREAS, employees of the University of Alaska throughout the 
	state have been working through their governance bodies to 
	investigate and recommend benefit changes;

WHEREAS, UA administration has admitted to having ignored Mercer 
	Consultants and Aetna actuarial recommendations;

WHEREAS, a single item audit of one year's phone calls billed to the 
	University by Aetna led to information that Aetna had double 
	billed the university for these items;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The University of Alaska Anchorage 
	Benefits Task Force on behalf of the UAA employees, request 
	that the UA Board of Regents initiate an independent audit of 
	Aetna as a third party administrator and of the University of 
	Alaska's administration of employee benefits funds, including 
	the reserve funds.  We request that such an audit ask these 
	specific questions, as well as those the external auditors 
	believe necessary:

	1.	Has the University of Alaska handled the health insurance 
	reserve funds in a manner which is both fiscally prudent and 
	responsible in terms of long term projections from the early 
	1980s to the present time?
	2.	Since Aetna has had the University's health benefits 
	contract, has it overpaid or underpaid benefits and does Aetna 
	have a definitively legitimate list of benefit beneficiaries who 
	are eligible under the UA program?
	3.	How does the UA-Aetna contract compare to other 
	similar contracts nationwide?
	4.	Mercer Consultants investigated a suspicion that Aetna 
	had double charged for collect telephone charges last year, has 
	there been over billing for any element of the contract over the 
	last 10 years?
	5.	Aetna charges a fixed fee for every claim processed, has 
	Aetna used a correct method of determining what constitutes a 
	processed claim, or have resubmissions of the same claim been 
	billed multiple times?
	6.	Has Aetna paid claims that should not have been paid or 
	not paid claims that should have been paid?

AND THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, We request that no changes be 
	made in the Health Benefits package until after completion of 
	the requested audit.


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		UAA BENEFITS TASK FORCE RESOLUTION 92-2

WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Health Care Crisis was caused 
	in part by a breakdown in communications between 
	administration and employees, 

WHEREAS, the UAA Benefits Task Force believes that effective 
	utilization of the established governance structure is the 
	solution to the breakdown in communication, 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That effective immediately, the 
	administration will ensure governance involvement at all 
	levels in planning and decision-making regarding [[staff]] 
	EMPLOYEE benefits.