The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #52 on 
October 17, 1994


WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Fairbanks Faculty Senate wishes 
	to express its condolences to the family and friends of the six 
	faculty members and students of UAF who have died in the last 
	few weeks; and

WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Fairbanks Faculty Senate wishes 
	to offer our respect to the memories of Professor Clifford Cox 
	and Professor Thomas Johnston for their thirty-five combined 
	years of exemplary service to UAF; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT as a small token of our respect, 
	we dedicate a few moments of silence, to remember our 
	friends, and also to reflect on the vocation of teaching and the 
	importance to our lives of our colleagues in the community of 

Signed:  Colin Read, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  11/2/94


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' meeting on 
October 17, 1994


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish an Ad Hoc Committee on 
faculty retention composed of elected, tenured faculty from all 
colleges and schools to review all cases of faculty non-retention 
resulting from program reductions, eliminations, or declarations of 
financial exigency.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Retention is to be elected in the 
same manner as the current Promotion and Tenure Committee.  The 
Faculty Retention Committee is to be charged with the 
responsibility for making recommendations to the Chancellor and 
Provost on each affected individual faculty member before the final 
decision on retention is made.  The recommendation should include 
consideration of whether the non-retention is PROCEDURALLY 
justified, possibilities for reassignment, and reasonable assistance 

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The President of the University of Alaska and 
		the Chancellor of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks 
		have announced a three year program of reducing or 
		eliminating academic programs on the Fairbanks Campus 
		to achieve a budget reduction of between eight and 
		twelve million dollars.

		The Regents of the University of Alaska have announced a 
		financial exigency policy which permits the declaration 
		of financial exigency on a unit basis.

		Reductions of this order of magnitude could lead to the 
		elimination of a large number of both tenured and non-
		tenured faculty on the basis of program reduction, 
		cancellation, and/or declaration of financial exigency.

		There exists no established procedure under which the 
		Faculty Senate or any of its subordinate committees 
		considers matters of faculty non-retention related to 
		program elimination or reduction or declaration of 
		financial exigency.

		An Ad Hoc Committee is, therefore, urgently needed to 
		review and make recommendations on individual cases of 
		non-retention.  Without such faculty involvement, there 
		is a risk of decisions on non-retention being bases on 
		invalid criteria.

Signed:  Colin Read, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  10/18/95 (sic)

(never approved by Chancellor)


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' meeting on 
October 17, 1994

MOTION PASSED (unanimous)

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Senate Bylaws with the 
addition of the following:

	Sect. 4  (Art. IX  Parliamentary Authority) 

	Majority and supermajority votes of the Senate shall be 
	counted on the basis of a majority or supermajority of the 
	votes cast by members present, with abstentions not counting 
	as votes.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	This interpretation is consistent with the 
		most recent version of Robert's Rules of Order, and 
		clears up confusion about different methods of counting 
		votes.  Robert's recommends such clarification be 
		included in an organization's bylaws.  Abstaining is 
		recommended only for perceived conflict of interest, not 
		to reflect uncertainty or avoid making a decision.  This 
		method of counting votes will tend to discourage the use 
		of abstention as a means of passively preventing motions 
		from being passed.  Alternative methods of vote-counting 
		may still be adopted by the Senate for particular 
		situations.  The term "supermajority" refers to any 
		voting contingent larger than a simple majority, such as 
		two-thirds, three-fourths, or unanimous.  

Signed:  Colin Read, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  11/2/94

Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  11/3/94


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' meeting on 
October 17, 1994

MOTION PASSED (unanimous)

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to empower the Senate president to 
create an ad hoc committee comprised of at least one representative 
from Curricular Affairs, Faculty Affairs, and Faculty Development, 
which will review issues related to the UA Learning Cooperative 
and, where necessary, submit motions to the Senate for 

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	The creation of the UALC has resulted in 
		a number of issues that cross the purposes of existing 
		senate committees.  For example, 

		1.  How will UAF faculty unfamiliar with various 
		distance delivery systems receive training in selecting a 
		medium (or technology) for delivering a UALC course.  
		Faculty Development.

		2.  How will tuition for UALC courses be distributed.  
		Budget Committee?  A course offered by UAA with 
		students registered and located at UAF impacts our 
		library, computing facilities, etc.  What portion of the 
		tuition, if any, would UAA receive for offering the 
		course, grading papers, etc.

		3.  What process does the Senate foresee for setting 
		curriculum priorities for the UALC.  For example, should 
		the emphasis be on large section courses as a budget 
		saving device systemwide or should the emphasis be on 
		offering a greater diversity of more specialized courses 
		systemwide?  More specifically, what process will be 
		used to decide which departments receive funds to 
		develop UALC courses?  Note that UAA has decided not to 
		offer any experimental courses via the UALC only well 
		established courses are eligible.

		4.  What MAU will receive the credit hours for UALC 
		courses?  As we understand it now, there is no 
		mechanism for such bookkeeping nor any plan for such.

		5.  How will the UALC work with the MAUs to adjust 
		faculty workload?  Consider the case for example where 
		the faculty member responsible for a UALC course has 30 
		local students but 120 statewide.  Faculty Affairs?

		6.  How will resources be allocated among MAUs and 
		within MAUs for graders, teaching assistants, library 
		resources, and media support?  Budget and Faculty 

		7.  How will UALC courses be funded?  From within 
		departmental budgets?  Or separate UALC funds?

		8.  If two or more MAUs want to offer the same course or 
		program, who decides which MAU will offer the course 
		and what will be the criteria for the decision.

		9.  The UALC has suggested offering the AA degree via 
		distance delivery.  This implies common degree 
		requirements may have to be agreed upon among the 

		10.  What type of course evaluation will be used for UALC 
		courses?  The type of media used should be evaluated as 
		well as the instructors handling of the course.

Signed:  Colin Read, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  11/2/94