The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72  on 
May 12, 1997:


MOTION PASSED
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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.


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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.



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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #72  on 
May 12, 1997:


MOTION TABLED (2 nays)
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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.  


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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.


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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.


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		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.


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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.


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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.  


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.  


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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.