The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate recommends to the Board of Regents that the attached list of individuals be awarded the appropriate UAF degrees pending completion of all University requirements. [Note: copy of the list is available in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.] 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. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate supports the further development of the "Wellness Program" to provide accessible activities promoting a healthy lifestyle as a low cost way to enhance the currently eroding medical benefits. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Health Issues Subcommittee of the UAF Coordinating Committee is in the process of developing a Wellness Program to promote healthy lifestyles. Currently, this fall it is planned that fitness activities will be scheduled during convenient times for faculty and staff. In addition, the Statewide Health Benefits Task Force is examining the implementation of a wellness program component to the university health plan. This motion has two purposes. First and most obviously it is intended to show support for this UAF program. Secondly, since it is frequently the case that wellness plans erode overall health benefits, the motion is intended to limit our support for a wellness program to a program which enhances overall benefits. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION TABLED (2 nays) ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the bylaws as follows: (( )) = Delete Sect. 3 (ART V: Committees) PERMANENT ((7. The Legislative and Fiscal Affairs Committee will follow legislative and fiscal issues which may impact faculty concerns at the university and will act as a faculty advocate with legislators and candidates.)) EFFECTIVE: July 1, 1997 RATIONALE: The committee, as a source of information concerning the state of legislative actions and/or fiscal affairs of the University is redundant. Information is readily available via the Internet, the Legislative Information Office (LIO), as well as local news media. Information concerning the fiscal status of the University is available via the office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance, as well as internal and external institutional sources. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing) of the Bylaws as follows: (( )) = Delete CAPS = Addition Sect. 3 (ART V: Committees) STANDING 3. The Graduate & PROFESSIONAL Curricular Affairs Committee will include five Senate 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 COMMITTEE WILL ALSO HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OVERSIGHT, REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF ALL PROFESSIONAL DEGREE COURSES AND PROGRAMS INCLUDING 500-LEVEL COURSES. The Dean of the Graduate School, Director of the Library, the University Registrar, and one graduate student are non- voting ex-officio members. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Recently, the Senate passed and the Chancellor approved a new Master's Degree concept of the "professional Degree". This degree should fall under the review and approval processes of the Faculty Senate Graduate Curricular Affairs Committee. Similarly, there has been much discussion on the lack of a review process for professional certificates and professional 500-level courses. This amendment to the bylaws would clearly place all of these areas under the review and approval authority of the Graduate and Professional Curricular Affairs Committee. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED (1 nay) ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish for the UAF Faculty a Statement of Professional Ethics as given below. Thereby, the UAF faculty commit themselves severally and jointly as academic citizens both to abide by and to enforce this standard of conduct. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: This statement is an adoption of the AAUP ³Statement on Professional Ethics² as well as portions of the AAUP Statement on ³Freedom and Responsibility² (cf. AAUP, Policy Documents and Reports, 1995 Edition, pp. 105-106 and pp. 107-108) as given below. In addition to acknowledging various extant regulations governing faculty conduct at UAF in specific contexts (e.g. policy on plagiarism, research protocol on the use of animals and/or humans as subjects, etc.). UAF faculty may choose expressly and positively to affirm the principles and norms governing their conduct generally as members of the academic community. *************** UAF FACULTY STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS I. Professors, guided by a deep conviction of the worth and dignity of the advancement of knowledge, recognize the special responsibilities placed upon them. Their primary responsibility to their subject is to seek and to state the truth as they see it. To this end professors devote their energies to developing and improving their scholarly competence. They accept the obligation to exercise critical self-discipline and judgment in using, extending, and transmitting knowledge. They practice intellectual honesty. Although professors may follow subsidiary interests, these interests must never seriously hamper or compromise their freedom of inquiry. II. As teachers, professors encourage the free pursuit of learning in their students. They hold before them the best scholarly and ethical standards of their discipline. Therefore, Professors have high expectations for their students and expect students to meet those expectations to the best of their ability. Professors demonstrate respect for students as individuals and adhere to their proper roles as intellectual guides and counselors. Professors make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to ensure that their evaluations of students reflect each student¹s true merit. They respect the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student. They avoid any exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students. They acknowledge significant academic or scholarly assistance from them. Professors protect students' academic freedom. III. As colleagues, professors have obligations that derive from common membership in the community of scholars. Professors do not discriminate against or harass colleagues. They respect and defend the free inquiry of associates. In the exchange of criticism and ideas professors show due respect for the opinions of others. Professors acknowledge academic debt and strive to be objective in their professional judgment of colleagues. Professors accept their share of faculty responsibilities for the governance of their institution. IV. As members of an academic institution, professors seek above all to be effective teachers and scholars. Although professors observe the stated regulations of the institution, provided the regulations do not contravene academic freedom, they maintain their right to criticize and seek revision. Professors give due regard to their paramount responsibilities within their institution in determining the amount and character of work done outside it. When considering resignation or the interruption of their service, professors recognize the effect of their decision upon the institution and give due notice of their intentions. V. As members of their community, professors have the rights and obligations of other citizens. Professors measure the urgency of these obligations in the light of their responsibilities to their subject, to their students, to their profession, and to their institution. When they speak or act as private persons they avoid creating the impression of speaking or acting for their college or university. As citizens engaged in a profession that depends upon freedom for its health and integrity, professors have a particular obligation to promote conditions of free inquiry and to further public understanding of academic freedom. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend its transfer credit policy passed March 24, 1997 so that it reads as follows: (( )) = Deletions CAPS = Additions Any student who has completed a bachelor's degree from ((an)) A REGIONALLY accredited institution will be considered to have completed the equivalent of the baccalaureate core when officially accepted to an undergraduate degree program at UAF. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The policy as originally passed states, "from an accredited institution", rather than "from a regionally accredited institution". There are many accrediting bodies; UAF only accepts transfer work from regionally accredited schools. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (ARTICLE V: Committees, Permanent) of the Bylaws as follows: [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Addition PERMANENT 1. The University-wide Promotion and Tenure committee will be [[one member from each school or college.]] COMPOSED OF TWELVE REPRESENTATIVES: THREE FROM THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (ONE EACH FROM EDUCATION, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES); THREE FROM THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (ONE FROM EACH AREA); THREE FROM THE COLLEGE OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (ONE EACH FROM THE SCHOOLS OF MANAGEMENT, AGRICULTURE AND LAND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, AND MINERAL ENGINEERING); AND ONE EACH FROM THE SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND OCEAN SCIENCES, ALASKA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, AND COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA. Terms of service on the committee will be three years. Members of this committee must hold tenured senior level appointment at UAF. This committee will review candidate files for promotion and/or tenure and will recommend for or against the promotion and/or tenure of each candidate who presents a file for consideration by the committee. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor's Approval RATIONALE: The UAF Faculty Senate approved an amendment to the UAF Regulations for the Evaluation of Faculty: Initial Appointment, Annual Review, Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure, and Sabbatical Leave, IV.B.3.d. which made changes in the University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee membership at its meeting #70 on March 10, 1997. The Senate Bylaws need to be updated to reflect this change in the committee membership. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the 1997-98 committee membership as attached. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: New Senate members' preference for committee selection were reviewed and weighted against membership distribution from schools and colleges. *************** 1997-98 UAF FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP STANDING COMMITTEES: Curricular Affairs Sukumar Bandopadhyay, SME (98) Carol Barnhardt, CLA (98) Alexandra Fitts, CLA (99) John French, CSEM (99) - Curriculum Review Chair Ron Gatterdam, CSEM (99) *Gerald McBeath, CLA (99) Maynard Perkins, CRA (98) ^Paul Reichardt, Dean, CSEM Jane Weber, CRA (98) Ex-Officio: Ann Tremarello, Registrar's Office Wanda Martin, Advising Center , Student Faculty & Scholarly Affairs Rich Boone, CSEM (98) Burns Cooper, CLA (98) ^Ralph Gabrielle, Executive Dean, CRA *Ray Gavlak, ACE (98) Michael Jennings, CLA/Ed (98) Terry Johnson, SFOS (99) Barry Mortensen, CRA (98) Hans Nielson, CSEM (98) John Yarie, SALRM (99) ^Bob White, Director, IAB Graduate Curricular Affairs Jim Allen, CLA (99) Elena Conti, CSEM (99) Bruce Finney, SFOS (98) *Kara Nance, CSEM (98) - convener Michael Whalen, CSEM (99) Ex-Officio: Joe Kan, Graduate Dean. Dennis Stephens, Libraries Ann Tremarello, Director, A&R Graduate Student PERMANENT COMMITTEES: Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Larry Duffy, CNS (98) Pamela Keating, CLA (99) Jenifer McBeath, SALRM (98) Claus-M. Naske, CLA (99) Non-University: Phil Younker Student: Tim Kerr Ex-Officio: ^Karen Cedzo, Director University Relations Core Review *Jin Brown, Speech, CLA (98) Renee Manfredi, English, CLA (99) Basil Coutant, Math, CSEM (98) Dan White, SOE (98) Tara Maginnis, Humanities, CLA (98) Doug Schamel, CSEM (98) Judy Shepherd, Psy/Soc/SW, CRA (99) , Student Ex-Officio: ^Gorden Hedahl, Dean, CLA Sue McHenry, RSS Developmental Studies Committee Nancy Ayagarak, Kuskokwim, CRA (98) Charlotte Basham, CCC, CLA (99) Susan Blalock, English, CLA (99) vacant, Bristol Bay CRA (99) Jerah Chadwick, Devel. Studies, CRA (98) Richard Clausen, Math, CSEM (98) Cindy Hardy, TVC (98) Ron Illingworth, Interior Campus, CRA (99) Rose Kairaiuak, RSS (99) Wanda Martin, Advising Center (99) Joe Mason, Northwest, CRA (98) Greg Owens, SSSP, CLA (98) Mark Oswood, Science, CSEM (98) Ron Palcic, Chukchi, CRA (99) *Jane Weber, TVC (99) - convener Ex-Officio: ^Ruth Lister, TVC Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee *Barbara Alexander, CLA (98) - convener Godwin Chukwu, SME (99) Ted Cooney, SFOS (98) Fred Dyen, CRA (99) Greg Goering, SOM (98) Meriam Karlsson, SALRM (98) John Kelley, SFOS (99) Olayinka Ogunsola, SME (98) Sally Pate, ACE (98) James Ruppert, CLA (99) Fred Sorensen, ACE (99) Richard Stolzberg, CSEM, Science (98) David Verbyla, SALRM (99) Barbara Wilson, CRA (98) vacant, CSEM, Engineering or Math (98) vacant, SOM (99) Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Ron Barry, CSEM (98) Lillian Corti, CLA (99) Wendy Ernst Croskrey, CLA (98) Linda Curda, CRA (99) Roxie Dinstel, ACE (99) Barry Mortensen, CRA (98) *David Porter, SOM (99) Channon Price, CSEM (98) Tom Robinson, SOM (98) Barbara Wilson, CLA (99) Graduate School Advisory Committee *Susan Henrichs -FS appointee (98) - FS appointee (99) David Smith -FS appointee - Graduate Student Peggy Shumaker -Provost appt. (98) -Provost appt (99) John Zarling -Provost appt (98) Ex-Officio: Joe Kan, Graduate Dean Madeline Schatz, Senate Pres.-Elect Legislative and Fiscal Affairs *Scott Deal, CLA (99) - convener Michael Jennings, CLA/Ed (98) Wendy Redman, SW Univ. Rel. ^Robert Trent, Dean, SME Service Committee Linda Athons, ACE (99) ^Hollis Hall, Director, ACE Don Kramer, SFOS (98) Tara Maginnis, CLA (98) *Kara Nance, CSEM (98) Yinka Ogunsola, SME (98) Diane Ruess, CLA (98) Non-University: Non-University: University-wide Promotion & Tenure Committee Deben Das, CSEM/Eng. (98) Marvin Falk, CLA/Soc (99) Erich Follmann, CSEM/Sci. (00); Larry Duffy, alt John Gimbel, CSEM/Math (99) *Harikumar Sankaran, SOM (98); Bob Logan, alt. V. Kamath, SME (00); Gang Chen, alt. M. Karlsson, SALRM (98); Stephen Dorfing alt. Brian Paust, SFOS (99); Dolly Garza, alt. Sheryl Stanek, ACE (99); Tom Jahns, alt. Arvid Weflen, CRA (99); Mike McGowan, alt. Kes Woodward, CLA/Hum (98) vacant, CLA/Ed (00); Dauna Browne, alt. *Indicates Chair or convener ^ Indicates Administrative Representative *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to authorize the Administrative Committee to act on behalf of the Senate on all matters within its purview which may arise until the Senate resumes deliberations in the Fall of 1997. Senators will be kept informed of the Administrative Committee's meetings and will be encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. EFFECTIVE: May 12, 1997 RATIONALE: This motion will allow the Administrative Committee to act on behalf of the Senate so that necessary work can be accomplished and will also allow Senators their rights to participate in the governance process. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: MOTION PASSED ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the calendar for its 1997-98 meetings as follows: UAF FACULTY SENATE 1997-98 Calendar of Meetings Mtg. # Date Day Time Type 73 9/15/97 Monday 1:30 p.m audioconference 74 10/13/97 Monday 1:30 p.m audioconference 75 11/10/97 Monday 1:30 p.m face-to-face 76 12/8/97 Monday 1:30 p.m audioconference 77 2/9/98 Monday 1:30 p.m face-to-face 78 3/9/98 Monday 1:30 p.m audioconference 79 4/6/98 Monday 1:30 p.m audioconference 80 5/4/98 Monday 1:30 p.m audioconference/ face-to-face *Location: Wood Center Ballroom EFFECTIVE: May 12, 1997 RATIONALE: This motion will reduce the number of face- to-face meetings. Colleges and schools faced with tigher budget constraints for the upcoming year are passing the cost of traveling to Senate meetings on to the individual units. Reducing the number of face-to- face will help lessen this burden for the upcoming year. This motion will, however, put additional burden on the Governance Office budget. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72 on May 12, 1997: RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR DONALD F. LYNCH WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as a member of the UAF faculty for 27 years; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as a member of the Curricular Affairs committee from 1994 to 1995; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as President-Elect of the UAF Faculty Senate from 1995 to 1996; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as chair of the UAF Faculty Senate Administrative Committee from 1995 to 1996; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as a member of the UAF Governance Coordinating Committee from 1995 to 1997; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as a member of the Faculty Alliance of the UA Systemwide Governance Council from 1995 to 1997; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as a member of the UA Systemwide Governance Council from 1996 to 1997; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has served as President of the UAF Faculty Senate from 1996 to 1997; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has effectively represented the interests of the UAF Faculty Senate to the administration of UAF; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has effectively represented the UAF faculty and the UA institution before the UA Board of Regents; and WHEREAS, Professor Donald F. Lynch has unselfishly shared with all his extensive knowledge of UAF and its administrative and academic history; and WHEREAS, The UAF Faculty Senate wishes to acknowledge the outstanding service rendered the faculty and the University by the work of Professor Donald F. Lynch as he concludes his term as president; now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate acknowledges the many contributions of Professor Donald F. Lynch and expresses its appreciation for his exemplary service.