The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #53 on 
November 14, 1994:


MOTION PASSED (1 nay )
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following changes to 
the M.A. in Professional Communication:

SUMMARY OF CHANGES IN THE M.A. IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING

A change to broaden the degree to a M.A. in Professional 
Communication has been endorsed by the Departments of 
Communication, English, Art, and Journalism & Broadcasting.  The 
restructured degree retains the requirement that students complete 
course work in professional writing and editing in addition to the 
requirement of demonstrating their professional expertise in the 
completion of a thesis.  When the Departments of English and 
Journalism & Broadcasting originally developed the degree, the plan 
was to have both faculties fully involved with the delivery of the 
degree.  With the addition of the faculty in the Department of 
Communication and the support of faculty in Art, the degree has been 
changed to offer expanded offerings to students wishing advanced 
study in Professional Communication.  In addition to the writing, 
editing, and thesis requirements, all candidates for the degree will 
be required to complete courses in communication theory and 
communication methodologies.  Having completed these courses, 
students will specialize in either a Journalism & Broadcasting Track 
or a Communication Track.  Each track requires two specialty core 
courses in addition to their respective editing course and two 
elective courses.  The elective courses can be drawn from discipline 
specific courses or from within the other track as well as from 
other approved disciplines.

Following is how the revised M.A. degree in Professional 
Communication would appear in the UAF catalog:

Degree Requirements:

1. 	Complete the general university requirements and master's 
	degree requirements.

2.	Pass a written, comprehensive examination which is to be 
	taken no later than student's fourth semester of work.

3. 	Students may advance to candidacy when their advisory 
	committee deems that they have made satisfactory progress 
	in both academic and writing areas.

4. 	Pass an oral defense of the thesis.


Course Requirements (30-33 credits) for Journalism & Broadcasting 
and Communication Tracks:
Complete a minimum of 24 credits at the 600 level (a maximum of 
6 credits of approved 300-400 level courses may be included in the 
30-33 credit requirements):
Required courses (15 credits):
ENGL 687 - Writing Professional Prose				3
COMM/JB 625 - Communication Theory 				3
COMM/JB 601 - Communication Methodologies 			3
COMM/JB 699 - Thesis 						6

Journalism & Broadcasting Track Additional 
Courses (15 credits):
Required Courses (9 credits):
JB 623 - Advanced Editing for Professionals 			3
JB 680 - Diversity and the Media				3
ART/JB 684 - Multimedia Theory and Practice.			3
Elective Courses (6 credits):
JB 605 - Advanced Photography Seminar 				3
JB 611 - Advanced Writing for Publication.		 	3
JB 613 - Advanced Mass Media
 		Law and Regulation 				3
JB 633 - Public Relations Theory and Practice			3
JB 640 - Ethics and Reporting 					3
JB 641 - Comparative Media Systems 				3

Communication Track Additional Courses (15 credits):
Required Courses (9 credits):
COMM 675 - Training & Development Communication 		3
COMM 680 - Communication Diversity 
		in the Professional World.			3
ENGL 689 - Editing Prose					3
Elective Courses (6 credits):
COMM 622 - Interpersonal Interaction 				3
COMM 631 - Team Building					3
COMM 635 - Organizational Culture and Communication		3
COMM 682 - Seminar in Communication				3

(Alternatively, students in either the JB or the
Communication Tracks may take 300, 400, and 600 
level courses in Art, Education, English, JB, 
Communication, Marketing, Business Administration,
and Northern Studies as well as graduate level independent 
studies to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement, if approved
by the student's committee.  
Students will also be able to apply up to 6 credits of 
appropriate graduate level course work from other universities
in the elective area if approved by the student's
committee.)

Additional Requirement for Teaching 
Assistants (3 credits):

COMM 685 - Teaching College Communication  			 3


NOTE: 	The UAF Graduate Council approved the changes 
		at their October 14, 1994 meeting.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regent's Approval



Signed:  Colin Read, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  11/15/94


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  11/15/94


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #53 on 
November 14, 1994:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following changes on 
evaluating minor and major course changes.


	The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on 
	evaluating minor and major course changes and dropping 
	courses to include a requirement of notification of all 
	departments for which the subject course is cross-listed.  
	This policy shall be implemented by appending Change Course 
	(Minor) Format 2A and Change Course 

	9.	Is this course cross-listed? ________
	If yes, Dept. _______ No. ______
	(Requires written notification of each department and dean 
	involved.  Please attach a copy of written notification.)


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1995
	RATIONALE:  	The current forms do not require any 
		notification of cross-listed departments.   Problems 
		have occurred in our evaluation process because this 
		omission.



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


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  11/15/94


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its' Meeting #53 on 
November 14, 1994:


RESOLUTION AS AMENDED PASSED (unanimous)
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WHEREAS, over one hundred faculty members participated in 
	program assessment, and

WHEREAS, Professors Brian Barnes, Sukumar Bandopadhyay, and 
	Patricia Kwachka worked closely with faculty governance 
	to represent faculty concerns to the Coordinating Committee, 
	and 

WHEREAS Professors Larry Duffy, Eric Heyne, Clifton Lando, John 
	Leipzig, Jeannette Morton, and David Smith worked closely 
	with faculty governance to represent faculty concerns to the 
	Central Committee on academic program assessment, and

WHEREAS, Professors Charles Geist, Greg Goering, Mary Lindahl, John 
	Morack, Gerald Shields, Stephen D. Sparrow, Dennis Stephens, 
	Dana Thomas and Joan Worley, participated in academic 
	program assessment over the summer of 1994, and 

WHEREAS, each one of these individuals undertook many hours of 
	study and deliberation, and 

WHEREAS, The UAF Faculty Senate wishes to acknowledge the 
	outstanding service rendered by the program assessment 
	teams for the entire University community, and 

WHEREAS, their work is now concluded, now 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate 
	acknowledges the contributions of the foregoing faculty 
	members and expresses its appreciation for their exemplary 
	service.


Signed:  Colin Read, President, UAF Faculty Senate