The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED (1 nay)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that the proposed 
language in Regents' Policy on locus of tenure (OX-01.05.2c) be 
amended as follows:

CAPS = Additions
[[   ]]  = Deletions


Faculty will be tenured [[within an academic unit of a community 
college, extended college or campus, or school or college of an MAU 
within the University of Alaska]] AT THE LEVEL OF THE UNIVERSITY 
OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, OR 
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SOUTHEAST.  Faculty may transfer with 
tenure to another academic unit (E.G., DEPARTMENT, PROGRAM) in the 
same or another [[MAU]] UNIVERSITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA 
SYSTEM only upon the approval of the faculty and the Chancellor of 
the receiving academic unit.  


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	Having been presented to the UAF Faculty 
		Senate for formal review and recommendation, the most 
		recent revisions to Regents' Policy ("Collection III: 
		Faculty Policies," 04.04.04-07 and 10.09.01, 4th Draft) 
		are found unsatisfactory in locating tenure "within an 
		academic unit of a community college, extended college 
		or campus, or school or college of an MAU within the 
		University of Alaska."  Revised language in 0X-01.05.2c, 
		specifically the words "academic unit" and MAU," remain 
		ambiguous and subject to interpretation which may 
		undermine the award of tenure as a continuous 
		appointment.  "Academic unit" is, for the most part, an 
		artificial administrative entity, all too readily subject 
		to the contingencies of changing educational objectives 
		and mission and corresponding reorganization of the 
		academy.  The UAF Faculty Senate's amendment to the 
		proposed language, "at the level of the University of 
		Alaska Fairbanks, The University of Alaska Anchorage, or 
		the University of Alaska Southeast," seeks to assure that 
		there will be no termination of an appointment with 
		continuous tenure except as a bona fide formal 
		discontinuance of a program or department of 
		instruction, which discontinuance must "be based 
		essentially upon educational considerations, as 
		determined primarily by the faculty as a whole or an 
		appropriate committee thereof" (cf. AAUP Recommended 
		Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and 
		Tenure).



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that the proposed 
language in Regents' Policy on Post-Tenure Evaluation (P OX-01.06) 
be amended as follows:

CAPS = Additions
[[   ]]  = Deletions


Tenured faculty members, INCLUDING ADMINISTRATORS HOLDING 
TENURED FACULTY STATUS, will be evaluated intensively [[at least]] 
every five years by peer faculty and administrators HAVING LINE 
AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SUPERVISION (E.G., DEPARTMENT 
HEAD/CHAIR, SCHOOL/CAMPUS DIRECTOR, COLLEGE DEAN) OF THE 
TENURED FACULTY MEMBER.  INASMUCH AS DETERMINATION OF 
FACULTY STATUS IS PRIMARILY A FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY, 
ADMINISTRATORS PARTICIPATING IN THE POST-TENURE EVALUATION 
PROCESS SHOULD CONCUR WITH THE PEER FACULTY JUDGMENT EXCEPT 
IN RARE INSTANCES AND THEN ONLY BY PROVIDING COMPELLING 
REASONS IN WRITING AND IN DETAIL.  These evaluations will be 
conducted in accordance with the criteria and process for evaluation 
in Regents' Policy, University Regulation, and MAU rules and 
procedures on evaluation of faculty.  NEITHER THE CRITERIA NOR THE 
PROCESS OF POST-TENURE EVALUATION WILL BE CONSTRUED AS 
EQUIVALENT TO THE PROBATIONARY EVALUATION OF TENURE-TRACK 
FACULTY, THE AWARD OF TENURE ITSELF SERVING AS PRIMA FACIE 
EVIDENCE OF A FACULTY MEMBER'S DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCE AS 
TEACHER, SCHOLAR, AND CITIZEN OF THE ACADEMY AT LARGE.  
THEREFORE, POST-TENURE EVALUATION MUST BE ESPECIALLY 
CAREFUL TO BE COMPLIANT WITH STANDARDS OF DUE PROCESS AND 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, I.E., TEACHING, RESEARCH, PUBLIC SERVICE, AND 
EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES FREE OF CAPRICIOUS INSTITUTIONAL 
CENSORSHIP OR DISCIPLINE.  MAU rules and procedures will include a 
process for remediation to address situations in which the 
competence and/or performance of a faculty member is deemed to be 
unsatisfactory.  At any time prior to the scheduled evaluation, the 
TENURED faculty member's Dean or Director may, as a result of 
[[other]] PEER FACULTY evaluations, initiate processes to improve 
faculty performance [[which could include the post-tenure review 
process]].

Once a TENURED faculty member receives an unsatisfactory 
evaluation as a result of the intensive post-tenure review process, 
annual evaluations will take place until the TENURED faculty member 
receives a satisfactory POST-TENURE evaluation.  THE YEAR IN 
WHICH A SATISFACTORY EVALUATION IS GIVEN WILL BE THE BASE 
YEAR FOR THE NEXT SCHEDULED INTENSIVE POST-TENURE REVIEW.  
Unsatisfactory evaluations REFLECTING [[AN]] THE TENURED FACULTY 
MEMBER'S unwillingness or inability to fulfill [[the]] A REASONABLE 
performance assignment for three consecutive years constitute 
grounds for termination for cause.  'CAUSE' SHALL BE UNDERSTOOD 
TO BE A DECLARATION OF INCOMPETENCE DIRECTLY AND 
SUBSTANTIALLY (1) IN THE FACULTY MEMBER'S RESPONSIBILITIES IN 
TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND SERVICE, AND/OR (2) FOR MORAL 
TURPITUDE.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	Regents' Policy revisions have been presented 
		to the UAF Faculty Senate for formal review and 
		recommendation on content.  The section on Post-Tenure 
		Evaluation is an entirely new addition to Regents' Policy 
		concerning faculty status.  The proposed amendment to 
		policy seeks to highlight the UAF faculty perspective on 
		the issue of post-tenure evaluation, and to do so in such 
		a way as to safeguard the enduring attitude and 
		standards endorsed by the American Association of 
		University Professors and associated institutions of 
		higher education.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


RESOLUTION PASSED
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate ratifies the election of 
President-Elect on the basis of the following ballot.


BALLOT
PRESIDENT-ELECT


Please vote for ONE individual to serve as the President-Elect of the 
UAF Faculty Senate for 1996-97.

	***	John Craven, Professor
		Physics/GI

		Michael Jennings, Assistant Professor
		School of Education


***President Elect



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend the adoption of a policy 
on evaluating educational effectiveness as described below.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately
			Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE:	In order to maintain our institutional 
		accreditation, UAF must develop and implement a process 
		of educational evaluation.  In addition, the UA Board of 
		Regents has a draft policy requiring such a process which 
		they will consider at their June meeting.   Copies of the 
		accreditation standards and proposed BOR policy are 
		available at the Faculty Development Office.  The provost 
		has named the following team to coordinate UAF's effort 
		in this regard; Dana Thomas (Chair), Paul Reichardt, Joan 
		Worley, Jin Brown, Meriam Karlsson, Ralph Gabrielli, and 
		Ron Johnson.  This team offers the proposed UAF policy 
		below to begin our development and implementation of an 
		educational effectiveness evaluation process.  Evaluating 
		educational effectiveness methods may include, but are 
		not limited to, interviews, transcript analyses including 
		persistence, performance, and course taking patterns, 
		student self-evaluations, standardized tests, portfolio 
		samples, capstone courses, course grades, exit surveys, 
		and graduate employee or employer surveys.   The Office 
		of Faculty Development will arrange a workshop this fall 
		for training faculty in this area.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


APPROVED:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  5/1/95


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	UAF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION POLICY

In accordance with its mission, the University of Alaska Fairbanks 
has a continuing responsibility to review and improve performance 
of students, faculty, and programs.  UAF therefore establishes the 
Educational Effectiveness Evaluation to describe the effects of 
curriculum, instruction, and other institutional programs.   The 
process will be useful for curricular and institutional reform and 
will be consistent with UA Board of Regents Policy and institutional 
and specialized accreditation standards.

The university shall ensure the academic freedom of the academic 
community in the development and maintenance of this process.

Evaluations shall be conducted with regard to the following:

1)	Student Information - Students will be assessed upon entry to 
	the university for purposes of course advising and placement, 
	especially in mathematics and English, and for describing the 
	gender, age, ethnicity, and previous education of students 
	recruited, retained, and graduated over time.

2)	Evaluation of the CORE Curriculum - Evaluation of the CORE 
	curriculum will include assessment embedded within CORE 
	courses as well as the assessment of students within upper 
	division courses, especially oral and writing intensive courses.

3)	Programmatic Evaluation - Each degree and certificate 
	program will establish and maintain a student outcomes 
	assessment process useful for curricular reform and 
	consistent with institutional and specialized accreditation 
	standards.  

4)	Evaluation of Out of Class Learning - An important element of
	a student's overall education is learning that occurs outside of 
	classes.  Therefore, an evaluation of those activities and 
	student support services impacting a student's education shall 
	be conducted.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that Regents' Policy on 
Tenure (0X.01.05, F.5. Failure to Receive Tenure.) as currently 
approved remain the same.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that the proposed 
language in Regents' Policy on Tenure (0X.01.05) be amended as 
follows:  

CAPS = Additions
[[   ]] = Deletions

Proposed Regent's Policy 0X.01.05
F.5. Failure to Receive Tenure.
{Rearranged}
 
[[A faculty member may stand]] A CANDIDATE STANDING for tenure 
prior to the mandatory year of review [[In so doing, the candidate]] 
MUST PROCEED THROUGH ALL STEPS [[may withdraw at any step]] in 
the process.  [[prior to review by the Chancellor.]]  If the decision of 
the Chancellor is to deny tenure, the faculty member [[shall be 
offered a terminal appointment]] WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS 
TENURE TRACK FACULTY SUBJECT TO REGENTS' POLICY 0X.01.07  
(Termination of Faculty Appointment), BUT MAY NOT STAND AGAIN 
FOR TENURE PRIOR TO THE MANDATORY YEAR OF REVIEW.  THE 
DECISION OF THE CHANCELLOR IN THIS INSTANCE IS FINAL. 

A faculty member must stand for tenure BY OR in the mandatory 
review year. [[as defined in section 4.b.(1-4) above.]]  If tenure is not 
awarded IN THE MANDATORY YEAR, the faculty member [[shall]] WILL 
be offered a terminal appointment for one additional year of service.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The previous wording of this policy stated 
		that a faculty member denied tenure prior to the 
		mandatory year MAY continue as a tenure track faculty, 
		implying the Chancellor could, outside of Regent's Policy 
		0X.01.07  (Termination of Faculty Appointment), issue a 
		terminal contract upon the denial of early tenure.  
		Provost Keating stated in a previous UAF Faculty Senate 
		meeting that was not the intent of the proposed policy.  
		Hence, this change in wording better reflects the 
		intention on the proposed policy.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED (3 nays)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that Regents' Policy 
(01.03 Definitions) include the following sections on governance and 
consultation. 


CAPS = Additions
[[   ]] = Deletions


J.	FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENT GOVERNANCE

	FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT GOVERNANCE IS DEFINED IN 
REGENTS' POLICY 03.01.01.

[[J.]K.	Regents' Policy

[[K]]L.	University Regulation

[[L]]M.	MAU Rules and Procedures

N.	CONSULTATION

	TO FACILITATE OPEN COMMUNICATION AND EFFECTIVE 
	UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE, THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER 
	ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY WILL 
	PROACTIVELY EXERCISE DILIGENCE IN CONSULTING WITH THE 
	FACULTY, APT AND CLASSIFIED STAFF, STUDENTS, AND 
	EXTERNAL CONSTITUENTS ON ISSUES AFFECTING 
	THEM.  CONSULTATION IS CHARACTERIZED BY EARLY 
	DISCUSSIONS WITH THE AFFECTED CONSTITUENCIES, JOINTLY 
	FORMULATED PROCEDURES FOR CONSULTATION, REASONABLE 
	DEADLINES WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE ACADEMIC 
	CALENDAR, ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE INFORMATION, ADEQUATE 
	FEEDBACK, AND TIMELY COMMUNICATION OF DECISIONS TO THE 
	AFFECTED CONSTITUENCIES.

	EFFECTIVE: 	Immediately

	RATIONALE:	The role of everyone else involved in 
		developing policy and/ore regulation in 01.02is defined 
		in 01.03 except governance.  Governance is defined in 
		03.01.01, "Faculty, Staff, and Student Governance," so a 
		cross-reference would take care of that.

		Those who develop, pass, anbd implement Regents' policy, 
		University Regulation, and MAU rules and procedures, and 
		what those documents are, are already defined.  
		Placement of how they would do it (consultation) seems 
		to clarify and complete the picture.



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #63 on 
April 22, 1996:


MOTION PASSED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that the UAF 
Administration follow the example of Chancellor Lind of UAS and 
spend all 2.6% of this year's salary raise money for equity.  



Signed:  Eric Heyne, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  4/23/96