The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #41 on 
April 12, 1993:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate ratifies the election of 
President-Elect on the basis of the following ballot.


BALLOT
PRESIDENT-ELECT

Please vote for ONE individual to serve as the President-Elect of the 
UAF Faculty Senate for 1993-94.


			Larry Duffy
			Professor
			Chemistry and Biochemistry

	   **  		Colin Read
			Associate Professor
			Economics


**President Elect



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  4/15/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #41 on 
April 12, 1993:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous)
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WHEREAS, the role of the faculty senate in establishing closer 
	parallel Faculty/Student governance at UAF has not been 
	strong in the past, and  

WHEREAS, the shared problems of our university community 
	regarding health services, substance abuse counseling, and 
	safety issues of all sorts, have been reviewed by the 
	committees above, and the need to engage the students, 
	faculty, staff and administration in communications and 
	efforts to strengthen our community services and support 
	structure are clearly recognized, and   

WHEREAS, a first step in developing a stronger support structure and 
	community awareness of that support would be to establish 
	joint Faculty/Student/Staff efforts toward that end, and   

WHEREAS, the emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, and 
	psychological needs of students can be better met by a well-
	informed and aware faculty, staff and student body, and by an 
	inventory and directory of University services, which can 
	result from the work of a joint committee, and
 
WHEREAS, an overarching goal of the Service Committee and the 
	Faculty Development committee is to develop a stronger sense 
	of community within the university,  

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Governance Coordinating 
	Committee establish a joint working committee to begin a 
	review of the student and community support structures 
	available on campus and within the UAF system.  
 
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That this new committee look into 
	building awareness of student needs and the university 
	community support services available to meet those needs, 
	and to improving the access to those services within our 
	university community



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  4/15/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #41 on 
April 12, 1993:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 1 (ARTICLE III:  
Membership) A, of the Bylaws as follows:

((  ))	=	Deletion
CAPS =	Addition


	Terms shall be for two years and staggered, with 
	approximately one-half of the Senate elected each year.  
	((The first year, each unit shall elect approximately half of 
	its representatives for terms of two and one-half, and half for 
	one and one-half years  [EXCEPTION:  Members from units 
	having only one representative will be elected for terms of 
	two and one-half years.  This may necessitate an adjustment 
	of length of initial terms of members from larger units.] ))


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	This statement was included in the Bylaws 
		to address membership during the formation and first 
		year of the Senate and is no longer an applicable part of 
		the Bylaws.  



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  4/15/93


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  5/17/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #41 on 
April 12, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (w/1 nay)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (ARTICLE V:  
Committees) E, PERMANENT, 8. of the Bylaws as follows:

((  ))  =	Deletion
CAPS =	Addition


8.	THE FACULTY APPEALS COMMITTEE SHALL BE COMPOSED OF FIVE 
	TENURED FACULTY MEMBERS SELECTED BY THE FACULTY SENATE 
	WHO SHALL SERVE FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS.  MEMBERS' TERMS 
	WILL BE STAGGERED TO PROVIDE CONTINUITY.  THE COMMITTEE 
	WILL HEAR ALL PROMOTION AND/OR TENURE RECONSIDERATION 
	REQUESTS AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE CHANCELLOR 
	ACCORDING TO UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS 
	REGULATIONS, SECTION IV, B, 4.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The current University of Alaska Fairbanks 
		Regulations for the Evaluation of Faculty provides for an 
		exclusive process for reconsideration of promotion and 
		tenure decisions.  The regulations call for a Faculty 
		Appeals Committee, which is a permanent committee of 
		the Senate.





Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  4/15/93


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  5/12/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #41 on 
April 12, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (w/1 nay, 1 abstention)
===============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the Graduate Council 
proposal to change the number of TA and RA hours required to 
receive a tuition waiver as attached.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  4/15/93


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TUITION WAIVERS FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

CURRENT (Graduate Manual, p.16):

	Teaching and research assistants are entitled to full tuition 
waivers, if the assistantships are 1/4 time (5 hours per week) or 
greater, and if the assistantship appointment begins on or before the 
beginning of the semester.  (A research assistant beginning an 
appointment in October, therefore, world not be eligible for a tuition 
waiver for fall semester.)  Students must present a copy of their 
letter of appointment to the fee assessors during the regular fee 
payment period each semester to receive the tuition waiver.

CURRENT (Graduate Catalog, p. 29)

	Teaching and research assistants receive full tuition waivers 
when the assistantship begins on or before the beginning of a 
semester.  Students must present a copy of their contract letter to 
the fees assessors during registration each semester to receive the 
tuition waiver.

PROPOSED:

	Unless otherwise stated in the letter of appointment, Teaching 
and Research Assistants are entitled to full tuition waivers, if the 
assistantship is half-time (10 hours per week) or greater, and if the 
assistantship appointment begins on or before the first day of 
instruction and ends on or after the last day of final examinations 
for that semester (16 or more weeks).  Therefore, a research 
assistant whose appointment begins in October, for example, would 
not be eligible for a tuition waiver in that fall semester.  Students 
must present a copy of their letter of appointment to the fee 
assessors during the regular fee payment period each semester to 
receive the tuition waiver.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE:

	Hourly rates for stipends range from $10.50/hour to 
$14.00/hour.  A 1/4-time appointment for 16 weeks therefore 
ranges from $840 to $1120, an amount less than or equal to the cost 
of resident tuition for a full-time graduate student.  Of 162 
Teaching Assistantships in 1991-92, 121 were full-time (20 
hours/week),  17 were half-time (10 hours/week), 20 were less 
than half-time but at least 1/4-time, and 4 were less than 1/4-
time.  the 20 positions that would have been affected by this change 
were distributed as follows:
	Education	2
	INDS   		1
	CE		1
	EE		13
	ME		1
This listing shows that most departments would be affected little if 
at all but units within the School of Engineering (particularly EE) 
could be adversely affected.  
	For faculty and units offering Research Assistantships, the 
proposed change would eliminate the requirement to provide a 
tuition waiver for students who can be provided only minimal 
stipends.
	The general rationale for this proposal is that units should 
provide stipends that at least approximate the cost of non-resident 
graduate tuition for entitlement to tuition waivers.