The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #46 on 
December 6,1993:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Bachelor of Technology 
degree requirements in the Area of specialization as follows:


*The candidate for the B.T. degree must have l) a minimum of 30 
semester credits at UAF in the area of specialization (either 
completed in residence or accepted by transfer as equivalent to 
specific UAF courses), and 2) demonstrated competence in an applied 
or technical field. Competence must be demonstrated as follows:


1. 	Having earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from an 
	accredited institution of higher learning.

2. 	Substitute one of the following as a demonstration of 
	competency in an applied or technical field with the approval 
	of the Curricular Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate:

	a. 	an A.A.S. or similar degree earned at a non-accreditated 
		institution

	b. 	state or federal certification deemed appropriate by the 
		faculty

	c. 	journeyman status in trades and industry


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately
			Upon Chancellor Approval


	RATIONALE: 	Since Curricular Affairs generally accepts 
		A.A.S. degrees of accreditated institutions anyway, this 
		proposal will save the time and effort of obtaining that 
		approval.



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  12/7/93


APPROVED:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  	DATE:  12/10/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #46 on 
December 6,1993:


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).


The last day for student-initiated withdrawal shall be the fourth 
Friday after classes begin for all students except freshman and non-
degree students who will have up until the sixth Friday.

Classes less than a semester in length, shall have a withdrawal 
period in the same proportion as semester length courses.

Withdrawals after the deadlines will require the signatures of the 
student's adviser, and the cognizant instructor, department head, and 
Dean.

Students who are already on a class wait list and who have kept up 
with class activity will be allowed to register for the class up until 
the fourth 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.  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 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.  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 three weeks, 
		an increased opportunity to register for these classes.  
		The second reason for the motion is to get students to 
		commit themselves to a class at an earlier date.  Thus, 
		this proposal will produce a class atmosphere that is 
		more conducive to learning.



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  12/7/93


APPROVED:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  12/10/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #46 on 
December 6, 1993:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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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 6, 1993 meeting and the February 14, 1994 
meeting on the issue of Competition with the Private Sector.

	EFFECTIVE:  	December 6, 1993

	RATIONALE:  	This motion will allow the Administrative 
		Committee to act on behalf of the Senate so that 
		necessary work can be accomplished.



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate  	Date:  12/7/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #46 on 
December 6, 1993:


RESOLUTION PASSED (w/1 nay)

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The UAF Faculty Senate supports the concept 
of a Dean of the Graduate School from the Faculty.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, This Dean should be a half-time appointment 
(6 months).

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, This Dean should be a 3 year term 
appointment subject to possible renewal.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, The UAF Faculty Senate recommends 
an internal search be started immediately.



Signed:  B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  12/7/93


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #46 on 
December 6, 1993:


RESOLUTION PASSED
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RESOLUTION FROM GRADUATE COUNCIL TO CATEGORIZE GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLLED AT BRANCH CAMPUSES AS DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS RATHER THAN NON DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
WHEREAS, UAF Research generates millions of dollars in overhead from Fund II grants for the University; and WHEREAS, This overhead should be focused on graduate students and research issues; and WHEREAS, Currently, rural graduate students are categorized as non degree-seeking students in the UAF system even though they have been admitted as graduate students at UAF; and WHEREAS, Students who are accepted into our graduate programs may complete some of their required course work at branch campuses, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That such graduate students should be categorized and counted as degree-seeking students by Admissions & Records; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That admissions and transfer credit should be moved to the Institutional level in SIS and this change should receive the UACN resources necessary to accomplish it quickly. Signed: B. D. Spell, President, UAF Faculty Senate Date: 12/8/93