The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #45 on 
November 15, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (15 yes, 9 no, 3 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to rescind the policy to assign 
plus/minus grades.


	EFFECTIVE:   	Immediately
			Upon Chancellor Approval



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  11/16/93


APPROVED:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  11/18/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #45 on 
November 15, 1993:


RESOLUTION PASSED (1 abstention)
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WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Board of Regents is presently 
revising the procedures for conferring honorary degrees, and 

WHEREAS, The UAF Faculty Senate has been requested to review the 
recommendations to the draft procedures for conferring honorary 
degrees, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate 
recommends that Draft Policy A, Paragraph 2 include wording about 
an individual's contribution to a discipline and that the criteria not 
be limited to "significant and lasting contribution to the University 
and/or State of Alaska," and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate recommends 
the Board of Regents appoint a representative(s) to serve on the 
Honorary Degree Committees of the respective campuses so as to 
review files and deliberate on nominations, rather than creating a 
separate committee to do so independently of the campus 
committees.  This will encourage dialogue and permit a joint effort 
between the Board of Regents and the committees, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate reaffirms 
that it is the faculty's prerogative to review and recommend 
candidates for honorary degrees.



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  11/16/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #45 on 
November 15,1993:


MOTION PASSED (w/2 nays)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Baccalaureate Core 
Curriculum Guidelines for Oral Communication Intensive Courses.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE: 	The first two year's experience with Oral 
		Intensive courses under the Core Curriculum has shown 
		that the guidelines for designating a course as "O" 
		intensive are applicable to a number of different courses 
		across a variety of disciplines. But it has also become 
		apparent that is difficult to meet the guidelines in other 
		courses that regularly have large enrollments, because of 
		the demands on classroom time.  To address this problem 
		we offer the following clarifications of the existing 
		guidelines for Oral Intensive courses, with the addition 
		of a new section of the guidelines (5) specifically for 
		courses that regularly enroll a large number of students 
		(20 or more).

		A classroom organized under this new section of the 
		guidelines would fulfill one half of the oral intensive 
		requirement, to be indicated in the Catalog by the new 
		designation "0/2." Students would have to take TWO 
		courses with this new designation to meet the Oral 
		Intensive requirement, whereas a single course 
		designated "O" would be sufficient.

		Apart from the addition of this new section to the 
		guidelines, they remain as previously structured, except 
		for clarifications in terms of the size of class to which 
		they would likely apply.  In particular, section 4 of the 
		guidelines, formerly identified as "technical," is now 
		correctly identified as pertaining primarily to small 
		classes (under 12 students), as originally intended.

		These guidelines were approved by the Faculty of the 
		Department of Speech Communication on October 5,1993, 
		and by the Core Review Committee on October 6, 1993.



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate     Date:  11/16/93


APPROVED:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  11/18/93


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CURRENT GUIDELINES:
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GUIDELINES FOR CORE ORAL COMMUNICATION INTENSIVE DESIGNATOR:

1. 	General Guidelines:

	a.	A minimum of 15% of the final course grade should be 
		based on effectiveness of oral communication. This 
		minimum is proposed so that a student's failure to attend 
		to the oral communication aspects of his or her work in 
		an "O" designated course will have an important effect on 
		his or her final grade for the course, while at the same 
		time not overshadowing the importance of subject 
		matter mastery.

	b. 	Attention to oral communication in "O" designated 
		courses must be developmental, in that students need the 
		opportunity (i) to receive intermediate instructor 
		assistance in developing presentational competency,
		(ii) to utilize their communication competency across
		the span of the semester, not just in a final project, and
		(iii) to receive instructor feedback on the success of
		their efforts at each stage.

	c. 	Exceptions to these guidelines may be made by the Core 
		Review Subcommittee because of unique circumstances 
		in individual departments.

2. 	Specific Guidelines for "O" Designated Courses Emphasizing 
	Oral Communication in Public Contexts:

	a. 	Each student must be involved in the individual 
		preparation and delivery of at least 3 course related 
		presentations of at least 5 minutes duration each, to an 
		audience of at least 12 persons. ~

	b. 	At least one presentation must involve questions from 
		the audience and responses by the presenter.

	c. 	All presentations must have a clear introduction-body-
		conclusion organization, appropriate to the discipline.

	d. 	All presentations should receive evaluation by the 
		instructor on oral communication competency (including 
		responsiveness to audience questions), as well as on 
		subject mastery.

	e.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
		information/instruction on effective speaking, on 
		organization of material for effective presentation, and 
		on development and use of media and visual aids.

3. 	Specific Guidelines for "O" Designated Courses Emphasizing 
	Oral Communication in Group Contexts:

	a.	Each student must be involved in at least one ongoing 
		group project or team of 5 to 8 members, with the group 
		spanning 4 to 7 weeks duration. Group projects must be a 
		coordinated, integrated effort by the group members, not 
		simply 5 to 8 individual projects put together.

	b. 	Each student must present both an intermediate and a 
		final presentation on an aspect of the group's work 
		during the span of the project or team.

	c.	Both presentations must be at least 5 minutes in length, 
		must be given to an audience (e.g., the rest of the class), 
		must be integrated with the presentation of the other 
		group members, and must include additional time for a 
		question and answer period.

	d. 	Each presentation should receive evaluation by the 
		instructor on oral communication competency, as well as 
		on subject mastery. In addition, the instructor should 
		evaluate the degree of coherence in the overall 
		presentation of the entire group. Students should receive 
		both an individual and group grade for the presentation.

	e.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
		information/instruction on how groups function most 
		effectively, on organization of material for effective 
		presentation, and on development and use of media and 
		visual aids.

4.	Specific Guidelines for "O" Designated courses Emphasizing 
	Oral Communication in Technical Presentation Contexts:

	a.	Each student must be involved in the preparation and 
		delivery either of 2 or more course related presentations 
		of at least 20 minutes duration each or of 3 or more 
		presentations of at least 10 minutes duration each. It is 
		highly desirable and strongly encouraged for the benefit 
		of the student that one of the presentations be to an 
		audience of 12 or more. The remaining presentations need 
		to be to an audience of 5 or more. It is also desirable 
		that the presentation to the larger group be given in a 
		large auditorium and involve the use of a public address 
		system.

	b.	All presentations must involve question and answer 
		interaction with at least one assigned respondent, with 
		questions by other audience members encouraged.

	c.	In a course with 3 presentations, it is highly desirable 
		that one of the three presentations be video-taped, 
		either in or outside of class. Such video taped 
		presentations need to involve at least the presenter and 
		the respondent, and must be viewed by these individuals 
		with the instructor present to provide feedback on oral 
		communication effectiveness in the presentation and 
		response.

	d.	For individual presentations that relate to a common 
		theme or project, it is highly desirable that the 
		presentations be organized in a panel format, with a 
		student moderator.

	e.	All presentations must have a clear introduction-body-
		conclusion organization, appropriate to the discipline.

	f.	At least one presentation must involve the development 
		and use of appropriate visual aids, and it is desirable 
		that all presentations do so.

	g.	All presentations should receive evaluation by the 
		instructor on oral communication competency (including 
		responsiveness to audience questions), as well as on 
		subject mastery .

	h.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
		information/instruction on effective speaking, effective 
		responding, organization of material for effective 
		presentation, and on development and use of media and 
		visual aids. If thematic panels are used, students should 
		also receive instruction on panel/symposium and 
		moderator techniques.

**Research in Speech Communication, as well as in Social 
Psychology, shows that in interaction with groups smaller than 10-
11 persons, communicators are able to keep track of others as 
individual persons and to adjust their communication efforts 
accordingly, much as they do when interacting with only one or two 
others. In groups of 10-11 or more individuals, this ability rapidly 
diminishes, so that 12 persons is a recognized minimum audience for 
developing the competencies needed in public communication 
contexts, as opposed to those required in small group communication 
contexts.


AMENDED GUIDELINES:
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GUIDELINES FOR CORE ORAL COMMUNICATION INTENSIVE DESIGNATOR:

1 . 	General Guidelines:

	a.	A minimum of 15% of the final course grade should be 
		based on effectiveness of oral communication. This 
		minimum is proposed so that a student's failure to attend 
		to the oral communication aspects of his or her work in 
		an "O" designated course will have an important effect on 
		his or her final grade for the course, while at the same 
		time not overshadowing the importance of subject 
		matter mastery.

	b.	Attention to oral communication in "O" designated 
		courses must be developmental, in that students need the 
		opportunity (i) to receive intermediate instructor 
		assistance in developing presentational competency, (ii) 
		to utilize their communication competency across the 
		span of the semester, not just in a final project, and (iii) 
		to receive instructor feedback on the success of their 
		efforts at each stage.

	C.	THESE GUIDELINES DISTINGUISH BETWEEN COURSES 
		EMPHASIZING GROUP PROJECTS AND THOSE EMPHASIZING 
		PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS. THE GUIDELINES FOR COURSES 
		EMPHASIZING PUBLIC COMMUNICATION ARE FURTHER 
		DIVIDED ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS 
		REGULARLY ENROLLING IN A GIVEN COURSE, I.E., SMALL 
		CLASS (LESS THAN 12 STUDENTS), MEDIUM OR LARGE 
		CLASS (AT LEAST 12 STUDENTS), AND LARGE CLASS (AT 
		LEAST 20 STUDENTS). **NOTE SPECIFICALLY THAT UNDER 
		GUIDELINE 5 FOR A LARGE CLASS, A GIVEN COURSE 
		FULFILLS ONLY HALF OF THE "O" INTENSIVE REQUIREMENT, 
		SO THAT A STUDENT MUST TAKE TWO SUCH COURSES 
		(HENCE THE DESIGNATION "0/2"). UNDER EACH OF THE 
		OTHER SETS OF GUIDELINES, A SINGLE COURSE WOULD 
		FULFILL THE "O" REQUIREMENT.

	D.	Exceptions to these guidelines may be made by the Core 
		Review Subcommittee because of unique circumstances 
		in individual departments.

2.	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "O" DESIGNATED COURSES 
	EMPHASIZING GROUP COMMUNICATION IN MEDIUM OR LARGE 
	CLASS CONTEXTS:

	a.	Each student must be involved in at least one ongoing 
		group project or team of 5 to 8 members, with the group 
		spanning 4 to 7 weeks duration. Group projects must be a 
		coordinated, integrated effort by the group members, not 
		simply 5 to 8 individual projects put together.

	b.	Each student must present both an intermediate and a 
		final presentation on an aspect of the group's work 
		during the span of the project or team.

	c.	Both presentations must be at least 5 minutes in length, 
		must be given to an audience (e.g., the rest of the class), 
		must be integrated with the presentation of the other 
		group members, and must include additional time for a 
		question and answer period.

	d.	Each presentation should receive evaluation by the 
		instructor on oral communication competency, as well as 
		on subject mastery. In addition, the instructor should 
		evaluate the degree of coherence in the overall 
		presentation of the entire group. Students should receive 
		both an individual and group grade for the presentation.

	e.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
		information/instruction on how groups function most 
		effectively, on organization of material for effective 
		presentation, and on development and use of media and 
		visual aids.

3.	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "O" DESIGNATED COURSES 
	EMPHASIZING PUBLIC COMMUNICATION IN MEDIUM OR LARGE 
	CLASS CONTEXTS (REGULARLY ENROLLING AT LEAST 12 
	STUDENTS):**

	a.	Each student must be involved in the individual 
		preparation and delivery of at least 3 course related 
		presentations of at least 5 minutes duration each, to an 
		audience of at least 12 persons.**

	b.	At least one presentation must involve questions from 
		the audience and responses by the presenter.

	c.	All presentations must have a clear introduction-body-
		conclusion organization, appropriate to the discipline.

	d.	All presentations should receive evaluation by the 
		instructor on oral communication competency (including 
		responsiveness to audience questions), as well as on 
		subject mastery .

	e.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
		information/instruction on effective speaking, on 
		organization of material for effective presentation, and 
		on development and use of media and visual aids.

4.	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "O" DESIGNATED COURSES 
	EMPHASIZING PUBLIC COMMUNICATION IN SMALL CLASS 
	CONTEXTS (REGULARLY ENROLLING LESS THAN 12 STUDENTS):

	a.	Each student must be involved in the preparation and 
		delivery either of 2 or more course related presentations 
		of at least 20 minutes duration each or of 3 or more 
		presentations of at least 10 minutes duration each. It is 
		highly desirable and strongly encouraged for the benefit 
		of the student that one of the presentations be to an 
		audience of 12 or more. The remaining presentations need 
		to be to an audience of 5 or more. It is also desirable 
		that the presentation to the larger group be given in a 
		large auditorium and involve the use of a public address 
		system.

	b.	All presentations must involve question and answer 
		interaction.  AS APPROPRIATE FOR THE DISCIPLINE, IT IS 
		HIGHLY DESIRABLE THAT THERE BE at least one assigned 
		respondent, with questions by other audience members 
		encouraged.

	c.	In a course with 3 presentations, it is highly desirable 
		that one of the three presentations be video-taped, 
		either in or outside of class. Such video taped 
		presentations need to involve at least the presenter and 
		the respondent, and must be viewed by these individuals 
		with the instructor present to provide feedback on oral 
		communication effectiveness in the presentation and 
		response.

	d.	For individual presentations that relate to a common 
		theme or project, it is highly desirable that the 
		presentations be organized in a panel format, with a 
		student moderator.

	e.	All presentations must have a clear introduction-body-
		conclusion organization, appropriate to the discipline.

	f.	At least one presentation must involve the development 
		and use of appropriate visual aids, and it is desirable 
		that all presentations do so.

	g.	All presentations should receive evaluation by the 
		instructor on oral communication competency (including 
		responsiveness to audience questions), as well as on 
		subject mastery .

	h.	Students must receive, as part of the course structure, 
		information/instruction on effective speaking, effective 
		responding, organization of material for effective 
		presentation, and on development and use of media and 
		visual aids.  If thematic panels are used, students should 
		also receive instruction on panel/symposium and 
		moderator techniques.

5. 	SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR "0/2" DESIGNATED COURSES 
	EMPHASIZING PUBLIC COMMUNICATION IN LARGE CLASS 
	CONTEXTS (REGULARLY ENROLLING 20 OR MORE STUDENTS):

	A. 	EACH STUDENT MUST TAKE AT LEAST TWO "0/2" 
		DESIGNATED COURSES TO MEET THE CORE CURRICULUM 
		REQUIREMENT FOR ORAL INTENSIVE COURSEWORK.

	B.	EACH STUDENT MUST BE INVOLVED IN THE INDIVIDUAL 
		PREPARATION AND DELIVERY OF AT LEAST 2 COURSE 
		RELATED PRESENTATIONS ONE OF AT LEAST 5 MINUTES 
		DURATION AND ONE OF AT LEAST 8-10 MINUTES 
		DURATION, TO AN AUDIENCE OF ABOUT 20 PERSONS.

	C.	THE 8-10 MINUTE PRESENTATION, MUST BE A FORMAL 
		INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION, AND MUST INVOLVE 
		QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE AND RESPONSES BY THE 
		PRESENTER.

	D.	ALL PRESENTATIONS MUST HAVE A CLEAR INTRODUCTION-
		BODY-CONCLUSION ORGANIZATION, APPROPRIATE TO THE 
		DISCIPLINE.

	E.	ALL PRESENTATIONS SHOULD RECEIVE EVALUATION BY 
		THE INSTRUCTOR ON ORAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCY 
		(INCLUDING RESPONSIVENESS TO AUDIENCE QUESTIONS), 
		AS WELL AS ON SUBJECT MASTERY.

	F. 	STUDENTS MUST RECEIVE, AS PART OF THE COURSE 
		STRUCTURE, INFORMATION/INSTRUCTION ON EFFECTIVE 
		SPEAKING, ON ORGANIZATION OF MATERIAL FOR 
		EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION, AND ON DEVELOPMENT AND USE 
		OF MEDIA AND VISUAL AIDS.


**Research in Speech Communication, as well as in Social 
Psychology, shows that in interaction with groups smaller than 10-
11 persons, communicators are able to keep track of others as 
individual persons and to adjust their communication efforts 
accordingly, much as they do when interacting with only one or two 
others. In groups of 10-11 or more individuals, this ability rapidly 
diminishes, so that 12 persons is a recognized minimum audience for 
developing the competencies needed in public communication 
contexts, as opposed to those required in small group communication 
contexts.


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PROPOSED CLARIFICATION OF CATALOG DESCRIPTION OF "O" AND "W":


The description of the Oral Intensive requirement on page 24 of the 
1993-94 Catalog needs to be modified to make students aware of 
the distinction between courses designated as "O" and "0/2."


Current Language:

	Two designated writing intensive courses (w) and one oral 
	communication intensive course (o) at the upper division level 
	(see degree and/or major requirements).......O additional credits


Proposed Language:

	Two writing intensive courses designated (w), and either one 
	oral communication intensive course designated (o) or two oral 
	communication intensive courses designated (o/2), at the 
	upper division level (see degree and/or major requirements)
							.............O additional credits