The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the transfer of credit policy 
to include credit based on the American Council on Education's (ACE) 
National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs or the 
Directory of the National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored 
Instruction (PONSI) of the University of the State of New York.  Upon 
presentation of official documents verifying satisfactory 
completion of instruction, credit may be awarded as recommended 
above, subject to approval by appropriate faculty.  Credit 
recommendations for specific UAF courses will be reviewed by the 
faculty of the department in which the UAF course is offered.  Once a 
review has been done for any given course of instruction, that course 
need not be reviewed for each subsequent request unless there has 
been significant change to the course or its credit award.  When 
credit is recommended in areas where there is no UAF equivalent, 
the recommendation will be reviewed by the faculty of the student's 
major department.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1993

	RATIONALE:	UAF does not currently provide the possibility 
		of transfer credit for ACE/PONSI certified training 
		programs.  This motion will provide an opportunity for 
		students to request such credit with approval authority 
		resting with the cognizant faculty.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/5/93


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


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(Motion modified and approved by the Administrative Committee at a 
meeting on August 31, 1993.) 

The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


MOTION PASSED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following policy on 
Student-Initiated Withdrawal to apply to all Fairbanks campus 
courses (i.e., all UAF courses except those given by the rural 
campuses or the Center for Distance Education).


That the last day for student-initiated withdrawal date be moved to 
the third Friday after classes begin for all students except freshman 
and non-degree students who will have up until the sixth Friday.

That for classes less than a semester in length, the withdrawal 
deadline will be determined in the same proportion as for semester 
length courses.  

That withdrawals after that time will be by petition only which 
requires the signature of the student's instructor, adviser, 
department head, and Dean.

That students who are already on a class wait list and who have 
attended class and have kept up with class activity during this 
period be allowed to register for these classes up until the third 
Friday after classes begin as vacancies occur.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1994

	RATIONALE:	Currently the last day for a student to 
		withdraw from a class is 9 weeks into the semester 
		which is approximately 2/3 of the way through the 
		semester.  The Director of Admissions and Records 
		reported to the Assembly in 1984 that 44% of regular 
		students had some sort of drop/add activity between the 
		3rd and 9th week of the semester.  She has indicated that 
		since then this activity has increased and is probably 
		now over 50%.  Since the addition of the core, many 
		students find it difficult to expeditiously satisfy their 
		core requirements due to closed classes.  This problem is 
		exacerbated by the present drop policy.

		The purpose for making this motion is two fold:

		1.  The first and principal reason for this motion is to 
		help students who are unable to get into core courses in 
		a timely manner because of closed classes.  Many 
		students who are not serious about finishing a particular 
		class sign up for an extra class or two and then drop 
		them too late in the semester for other students to fill 
		the vacancies.  This is particularly troublesome in the 
		case of core courses which are intended to be completed 
		by students before they achieve Junior standing.  This 
		proposal will allow students, who are on a waiting list 
		for a filled class and have kept up with the classroom 
		activities for just over two weeks, an increased 
		opportunity to register for these classes.
 
		A related factor that should be considered during this 
		time of decreasing budgets is that there is presently a 
		significant work load (and cost) for faculty, graders, and 
		teaching assistants which goes along with carrying along 
		students who in the end drop a class.  The University is 
		at a point where we must efficiently use our staff and 
		facilities in order to provide the maximum offerings for 
		our students.
 
		2.  The second reason for the motion is to get students to 
		commit themselves to a class at an earlier date.  
		Presently there are students who attend classes, half 
		heartedly performing the exercises required in the 
		classes, but leaving themselves the option of dropping if 
		they don't believe their grade will be as high as they 
		wish.  This is a self defeating proposition, since often 
		the reason for a student's low grade is not having made a 
		commitment to learning the course materials.   Thus, 
		this proposal will produce a class atmosphere that is 
		more conducive to learning.

		SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

		Recognizing that beginning students may not have the 
		necessary experience to be able to quickly determine if 
		they have the proper background to succeed in a course, 
		this motion will give Freshman and Non Degree students 
		a longer time to make the decision to drop a course.  This 
		will give these students more time to work with 
		advisers, course instructor, and tutors before making a 
		decision to drop a class.  

		Special cases will certainly arise where it will be 
		necessary for a student to drop a class.  The motion 
		allows for these situations by requiring the petition 
		process be used after the deadline date.  
 
		Students will need an early indication of how they are 
		doing in each class if this drop policy is to be successful.  
		Indeed, "Students overwhelmingly report that the single 
		most important ingredient for making a course effective 
		is getting rapid response on assignments and quizzes.  
		This makes each assignment a genuine learning 
		experience, rather than simply an obligation to complete 
		toward a final course grade." (Light, Harvard assessment 
		seminars, 1990, p. 31) 

		Therefore faculty will need to provide students with the 
		opportunity to determine what the class requirements 
		are before the drop date.  This should include a detailed 
		syllabus and at least one graded assignment.  The added 
		time provided for Freshman and Non Degree Students 
		should provide ample time for additional graded work 
		such as exams and papers.


Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/5/93

*see note above.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (w/1 nay)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves that subsequent to the third Friday 
after classes begin, all registrations for audit (including those 
arising from drop/add activity) must be approved by the instructor 
of the course being audited.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1994

	RATIONALE:	Many instructors place requirements such 
		as consistent attendance, participation in labs, 
		undertaking of assignments, etc. on students wishing 
		to audit their courses.  The motion will provide an 
		opportunity for agreement between instructor and 
		student concerning such requirements.  It should reduce 
		the number of Au grades which the instructor must 
		change to Ws on the final grade report.

		It should be noted that, under the revised withdrawal 
		procedure proposal, most students will require the 
		instructor's signature for withdrawals after the date 
		specified above, so the additional signature required for 
		those students seeking to change a course from credit to 
		audit can be requested simultaneously with the 
		withdrawal approval.



Signed:  Timothy Tilsworth, President, UAF Faculty Senate
	Date:  5/5/93


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


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the 1993-94 committee 
membership as attached.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	New Senate members' preference for 
		committee selection were reviewed and weighed against 
		membership distribution from schools and colleges.



Signed:  B.D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  5/4/93


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STANDING COMMITTEES

Curricular Affairs
			, SOE (95) *pending
	Charlotte Basham, CLA (94)
	*Clif Lando, CLA (94)
	Laura Milner, SOM (94)
	John Morack, CNS (94)
	Maynard Perkins, CRA (94)
	Nag Rao, CLA (95)
	Marcele Skelton, TVC (95)
	Ex-Officio: 	Ann Tremarello, Registrar's Office
			Wanda Martin, Advising Center
			1 Undergrad. student - TBD

Faculty Affairs
	*Nirendra Biswas, CNS (94)
	William Brody, CLA (94)
	Godwin Chukwu, SME (94)
	Dolly Garza, SFOS (95)
	Greg Goering, SOM (95)
	DeAnne Hallsten, CRA (95)
	Mike McGowan, TVC (94)
	Nag Rao, CLA (95)
	Natalie Thomas, CES (94)

Scholarly Activities  
	*Jeff Leer, CLA (95)
	Nancy Murphy, CLA (95)
	Gerry Plumley, SFOS (95)
	Michael Panciera, SALRM (95)
	John Zarling, SOE (94)


PERMANENT COMMITTEES

Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker 
   and Honorary Degree Recipients
	David Hales, CLA (94)
	Koji Kawasaki, CNS (95)
	Rudolph Krejci, CLA (94)
	David Musgrave, SFOS (94)
	Claus-M. Naske, CLA (94)
	Ex-Officio: 	Karen Cedzo, Director 
			University Relations

Developmental Studies Committee
	Nancy Ayagarak, Kuskokwim, CRA (94)
	Jerah Chadwick, General & Devel. Studies (94)
	Richard Clausen, Math, CLA (94)
	John Creed, Chukchi (95)
	Sarah Garland, Dev. Studies, TVC (94)
	George Guthridge, Bristol Bay, CRA (95)
	Ron Illingworth, Interior Campus (95)
	Rose Kairaiuak, RSS (94)
	Wanda Martin , Advising Center (95)
	*Maynard Perkins, Northwest (94)--convener
	Doug Schamel, Biology, CNS (93)
	Marcele Skelton, TVC (93)
	Riki Sipe, CCC, CLA (94)
	Joan Worley, English, CLA (95)
	Ex-Officio: 	Ruth Lister, TVC

Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement 
	Robert Carlson, SOE (94)
	James Drew, SALRM
	Barbara Haney-Martinez, SOM (94)
	Jo Kuykendall, TVC (94)
	Joan Moessner, CLA (95)
	Channon Price, CNS (95)
	Raymond RaLonde, SFOS (95)
	*Natalie Thomas, CES (94)--convener
	Joan Worley, CLA (95)

Graduate Council 
	+Sukumar Bandopadhyay, SME (94)
	+Larry Duffy, CNS (95)
	+Greg Goering, SOM (95)
	+Mark Johnson, SFOS (94)
	Doug Kane, SOE (94)
	Charles Knight, SALRM (95)
	+Peter Knoke, CLA (94)
	Peter McRoy, SFOS (94)
	Ed Murphy, Fac. Assoc. for Grad. Studies
			, CLA (95)
	Keith Watts, CNS (94)
	Brenton Watkins, CNS (95)
	Roderick Teh, Graduate Student (93)
	Ex-Officio: 	Mary Ann Borchert, Graduate School
			Paul McCarthy, Director, Libraries
			Ann Tremarello, Director, A&R

Legislative and Fiscal Affairs
	Vera Alexander, Dir., IMS 
	Barbara Alexander, CLA
	Robert Carlson, SOE 
	Barbara Haney-Martinez, SOM (94)
	Merritt Helfferich, GI
	Eric Heyne, CLA
	Mike Moore, CRA (95)
	Claus-M. Naske, CLA (95)
	Wendy Redman, SW Univ. Rel.
	Scott Smiley, CNS (95)
	Dennis Stephens, Library
	James Walworth, SALRM (95)
	*John Zarling, SOE (94)

Service Committee
	Hollis Hall, Director, CES
	Barbara Haney-Martinez, SOM (94)
	*Patricia Holloway, SALRM (94)--convener
	Fred Sorensen, CES (95)
	Jakup Esop, CRA/TVC (95)
	Non-University:	Herb Smelcer, US BIA (93)
	Non-University:	Vacant

University-wide Promotion & Tenure Committee
	Don Carling, SALRM (95)
	Karen Colligan-Tayor, CLA (96)
			, CES (96) 
	Vidyadhar Kamath, SME (94)
	Mary Keskinen, CNS (94)
	Jerry Lipka, CLA/SOEd. (96)
	Terry McFadden, SOE (95)
	Joli Morgan, CRA (94)
	Kelley Pace, SOM (95)
	Donald Schell, SFOS (96)


OTHER

Core Review
	Robert Arundale, Speech, CLA (94)
	Walter Benesch, Humanities, CLA (94)
			, BSHS, CRA (95)
	Pat Lambert, Math, CLA (94)
	Kent Schwaegerle, CNS (94)
	Frank Williams, SOE (94)
			, English, CLA (95)
			, Student 

Ad Hoc Committee on Administrator Evaluation
	Nirendra Biswas
	Don Lynch
	Ron Johnson
	Nag Rao
	Gerd Wendler


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following calendar of 
meetings for the 1993-94 academic year.

Mtg. # 	Date  		Day 	Time  		Type

43	9/20/93		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face
44	10/18/93	Monday	1:30 p.m.	audioconference
45	11/15/93	Monday	1:30 p.m.	audioconference
46	12/6/93		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face
47	2/14/94		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face
48	3/21/94		Monday	1:30 p.m.	audioconference
49	4/25/94		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face


	RATIONALE:	The UAF Faculty Senate constitution 
		states that there shall be a minimum of seven regular 
		meetings each academic year.



Signed:  B.D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  5/6/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate recommends to the Board of Regents that the 
attached list of individuals be awarded the appropriate UAF degrees 
pending completion of all University requirements.  [Note:  copy of 
the list is available in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.]

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	These degrees are granted upon 
		recommendation of the program faculty, as verified by 
		the appropriate department head.  As the representative 
		governance group of the faculty, we are making that 
		recommendation.



Signed:  B.D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  5/4/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to empower the Administrative 
Committee to act on behalf of the Senate during the summer months 
of 1993 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 these 
meetings.

	EFFECTIVE: 	May 3, 1993

	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 rights to participate in the governance 
		process.



Signed:  B.D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  5/4/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #42 on 
May 3, 1993:


RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR TIMOTHY TILSWORTH
WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served the UAF Faculty Senate in a manner deserving of the UAF Faculty Senate's greatest admiration and respect; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as Chairman, Statewide University Assembly from 1974-76; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as Chairman, Statewide Administrative Committee on Academic Policy from 1976-78; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as Senator to the UAF Faculty Senate from 1990-1992; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as Chairman of the Graduate Council for 1990-91; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as Chairman, President's Search Committee for UAF Chancellor in 1990; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as President-Elect of the UAF Faculty Senate from 1991-1992; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the UA statewide General Assembly from 1991- 1993; and WHEREAS, Tim Tilsworth has served as President of the UAF Faculty Senate from 1992-1993; and WHEREAS, The UAF Faculty Senate wishes to acknowledge the outstanding service rendered the faculty and the University by the work of Tim Tilsworth as he concludes his term as president; now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate acknowledges the many contributions of Tim Tilsworth and expresses its appreciation for his exemplary service. Signed: B.D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate Date: 5/4/93