The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on 
April 24, 1995.


MOTION PASSED (AS AMENDED)
==============

At the request of Chancellor Wadlow, the UAF Faculty Senate 
endorses the selection of the following individuals as a pool from 
which to select two representatives to a Chancellor's committee to 
evaluate last year's program assessment: Eric Heyne, Brian Barnes, 
John Craven, Michele He'bert, Donald Lynch, John Leipzig, and Dana 
Thomas.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on 
April 24, 1995.


MOTION PASSED (AS AMENDED)
==============


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following changes to its 
By-laws (Section 3 Art. V Committees STANDING and PERMANENT):

ADD      =  CAPS
DELETE =  [[  ]]

STANDING 

4. 	 THE GRADUATE CURRICULAR AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL 
	INCLUDE FIVE MEMBERS AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 
	REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF GRADUATE COURSES, CURRICULUM 
	AND GRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, AND OTHER ACADEMIC 
	MATTERS RELATED TO INSTRUCTION AND MENTORING OF 
	GRADUATE STUDENTS.  THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, 
	AND THE DIRECTORS OF THE LIBRARY, AND ADMISSIONS AND 
	RECORDS AND ONE GRADUATE STUDENT, ARE NON-VOTING EX-
	OFFICIO MEMBERS.

PERMANENT 

3.  	THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL 
	INCLUDE THREE FULL-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS APPOINTED BY 
	THE SENATE PRESIDENT, THREE FULL-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS 
	APPOINTED BY THE PROVOST, AND ONE GRADUATE STUDENT 
	SELECTED BY THE PROVOST FROM NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED BY 
	THE GRADUATE FACULTY AND STUDENT SENATE.  THE GRADUATE 
	STUDENT MUST HAVE COMPLETED A MINIMUM OF ONE  FULL YEAR 
	OF ATTENDANCE AT UAF.  EACH DEPARTMENT WITH A GRADUATE 
	PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO NO MORE THAN ONE MEMBER.  THE DEAN 
	OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE FACULTY 
	SENATE ARE EX-OFFICIO NON-VOTING MEMBERS.  THE DEAN OF 
	THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WILL CONVENE REGULAR MEETINGS, AND 
	MUST CONVENE ADDITIONAL MEETINGS IF REQUESTED BY TWO 
	MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.  THE COMMITTEE WILL ADVISE THE 
	DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE PROVOST ON 
	ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS PERTINENT TO THE OPERATION AND 
	GROWTH OF GRADUATE STUDIES AT UAF, INCLUDING FINANCIAL 
	AND TAX-RELATED ISSUES AND DEALINGS WITH OTHER 
	UNIVERSITIES.  ALL RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CURRICULAR 
	MATTERS WILL GO TO THE GRADUATE CURRICULAR AFFAIRS 
	COMMITTEE AND THE FACULTY SENATE FOR APPROVAL.

[[3.  The Graduate Council shall consist of:
	1.  5 graduate faculty members elected from and by the Senate 
	with no more than two members from the same college or 
	school.  
	2.  To the extent not already being represented by the 5 Senate 
	members, 1 member elected from and by faculty in schools and 
	colleges with active graduate programs, or 2 if the school or 
	college has one or more active Ph.D. programs.
	3.  1 graduate student.
	4.  4 ex-officio non-voting members:  Dean of the Graduate 
	School; Coordinator of Graduate Studies; Director of 
	Admissions and Records; and Director of the Library.]]


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  The Graduate Council feels that this structure 
		will better serve the process of graduate education at 
		UAF.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  4/27/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on
April 24, 1995.


MOTION 
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the 1995-96 committee 
membership as attached.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

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



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on 
April 24, 1995.


		RESOLUTION ON OFFICE OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT 

RESOLUTION
===========

WHEREAS, Faculty Development services on campus improve 
	effectiveness of instruction and advising, encourage collegial 
	exchange of ideas, and provide training and materials to 
	inspire and support creative teaching and research,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,  that the Faculty Senate recommends 
	that the Office of Faculty Development be more fully 
	supported, with a half-time faculty officer and half-time 
	clerical support; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the first priorities for the OFD be as 
	follows:
	1)  generation of funding to support development of teaching, 
	supervision, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate 
	students, including travel to seminars, presentation of on-
	campus seminars, and a collection of teaching resources to be 
	housed at the OFD:

	2)  encouragement of peer support for teaching, including a 
	mentoring program for new faculty, and peer visit programs to 
	supplement SOI's and stimulate cross-classroom exchange;

	3)  implementation of the UAF Featured Faculty Program, in 
	conjunction with the Office of the Provost.

RATIONALE:  In the past, the UAF Office of Faculty Development has 
	provided seminars on teaching, on the assessment of teaching, 
	and on faculty promotion and tenure.  The office has generated 
	outside funding for off-campus faculty training and for 
	presentation of successful UAF teaching programs at 
	conferences.  Program efforts to achieve and retain 
	accreditation are also enhanced by the existence of vital 
	faculty development services.  

	Unfortunately, the Fall 1994 Assessment report (Kuykendall, 
	Worley) concluded that the funding of faculty development 
	provides  "such minimal services that it is difficult to locate 
	on campus" and that "the absence of such an office jeopardizes 
	both faculty morale and the quality of teaching and advising 
	services."

	The faculty senate should support current efforts of the 
	Provost to reinvigorate this valuable office.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved and passed the following at its 
Meeting #57 on April 24, 1995.


MOTION PASSED  (one opposed)
==============

The Faculty Senate accepts the recommendation of the Ad Hoc 
Committee on Unit Criteria and approves the following unit criteria.

Art Department Unit Criteria
Library Science Unit Criteria
College of Natural Sciences Unit Criteria
Department of Mathematical Sciences Unit Criteria 
School of Engineering Unit Criteria


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:	The foregoing unit criteria have been 
		reviewed and approved by the Ad Hoc Committee on Unit 
		Criteria and by the Provost.  The question of criteria that 
		might be applied to the various units in setting standards 
		for evaluation has been debated since 1988.  Approval of 
		this block represents the first formal approval of any 
		supplemental unit criteria

[Note:  Copies of the above criteria will be available in the 
Governance Office and at the Senate meeting.]



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  4/27/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved and passed the following at its 
Meeting #57 on April 24, 1995.


MOTION 
=======

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


	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:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate approved and passed the following at its 
Meeting #57 on April 24, 1995.


MOTION 
=======

The Faculty Senate adopts the following calendar for its 1995-96 
meetings:


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	Meetings have to be scheduled and a room 
		reserved well in advance.


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				UAF FACULTY SENATE 1995-96
					Calendar of Meetings
		All meetings will take place in Wood Center Ballroom

Mgt#  	Date  		Day    	Time  		Type

58	9/18/95		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face
59	10/16/95	Monday	1:30 p.m.	audioconference
60	11/20/95	Monday	1:30 p.m.	audioconference
61	12/4/95		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face
62	2/5/96		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face
63	3/25/96		Monday	1:30 p.m.	audioconference
64	4/22/96		Monday	1:30 p.m.	face-to-face



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on 
April 24, 1995.


MOTION
=======

The Faculty Senate moves to empower the Administrative 
Committee to act on behalf of the Senate between April 25 and 
September 18.  All Senate members are invited to attend and 
participate in any Administrative Committee meetings held during 
this period, and any such meetings will be posted in advance and 
notification given to senators.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	Issues of importance to faculty often arise 
		over the summer when there are fewer faculty members 
		on campus. This motion enables the Administrative 
		Committee to take positions on behalf of faculty on such 
		issues.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/25/95


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on 
April 24, 1995.


RESOLUTION ENDORSING FACULTY ALLIANCE POSITION ON FACULTY SALARY STRUCTURE
RESOLUTION =========== The UAF Faculty Senate endorses the following position taken by the Alliance of Faculty Senates. For simplicity and standardization, we propose a system of compensation based on the staff pay scale which successfully recognizes increased experience over time. Our proposal addresses the goal of formulating a simple mechanistic system of pay increases that could prevent the demoralizing practice of holding experienced faculty members' salaries constant while bringing in new faculty at higher pay. This proposal is similar to the staff compensation system in that it offers three percent annualized increases awarded every two years based on satisfactory or better performance. These increases fall to an annualized rate of 1.5 percent at the higher end of the ranges. It also offers the opportunity for promotions, which are equivalent to moving to a higher grade in the staff compensation scale. This proposal is a product of senate deliberations over the past few months, and, time permitting, will be reviewed by the senates one last time in the next couple of weeks. The new salary schedule for non-bargaining unit faculty should contain the following elements. 1. salary increases annualized at 3 percent; 2. cost of living adjustments to the faculty salary scale applied in the same manner as to the staff salary scale; 3. step increases based on overall satisfactory or better performance every two years for the first 12 years; a. salary increases for promotion are equivalent to a 2 year salary jump, from year 7 to year 10. 4. step increases of 1.5% after 12 years; and 5. appropriate discipline based started salaries Signed: Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate Date: 4/25/95 ------------------------------------------------------------- The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on April 24, 1995. MOTION (PASSED) =============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to delete bylaw Section 3 Art V Permanent Committee B and C. RATIONALE: The sections should have been deleted in the original motion to reorganize the Senate graduate committees. Signed: Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate Date: 4/25/95 Approved: Joan Wadlow, Chancellor Date: 4/25/95 ------------------------------------------------------------- The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #57 on April 24, 1995. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR COLIN READ WHEREAS, Professor Colin Read served on the 1992-93 UAF Faculty Senate Administrative Committee, as 1993-94 Senate President-Elect, and 1994-95 Senate President, and WHEREAS, Colin was the first spokesperson for the newly created UA Alliance of Faculty Senates, and was re-elected for a second term, serving from 1993-95, and WHEREAS, Colin served on other statewide and UAF committees over the last three years, too numerous to mention, during a period of extreme financial duress and a host of threats to the university community and its mission, and WHEREAS, Colin has been an extraordinarily diplomatic and patient leader, and always a determined and eloquent voice for faculty rights, and WHEREAS, Colin has earned the highest respect from UA Regents, Statewide administrators, and UAF administrators, but far more importantly, from his fellow faculty members, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate thanks Professor Colin Read for his exemplary service, congratulates him on being done with governance duties (for a while), and wishes him luck on his well-earned sabbatical. Dated this 24th day of April, 1995. Signed: Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate