The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #74 on October 
13, 1997:


MOTION
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 1 (Article III:  Membership) 
of the Bylaws as follows:

((   ))   =	Deletion
CAPS  = 	Addition


Section 1 (Article III:  Membership)

B.  2. 	FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY a faculty member ((is)) 
	SHALL BE DEFINED AS one who holds academic rank OR SPECIAL 
	ACADEMIC RANK.   (( (Currently includes lecturer, research or 
	senior research associate, instructor, assistant professor, associate 
	professor, or professor be they full-time, part-time, or visiting.) ))


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately


	RATIONALE:  	Simplification of wording.  Current UAF 
		Faculty Appointment and Reevaluation Policies (Chapter 
		III.1.c.(2)) define Special academic rank as "lecturer, 
		instructor, and titles of academic rank preceded by the 
		terms adjunct, affiliate, visiting, research, or clinical."  
		At present the "special academic rank" faculty are not 
		excluded anywhere in the constitution or bylaws from 
		being counted in the head-count toward representation.


Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  	Date:  10/15/97

Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  10/29/97


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #74 on October 
13, 1997:


MOTION
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V:  Committees, 
Permanent) of the Bylaws as follows:

((   ))   =	Deletion
CAPS  =	Addition

Section 3 (Article V:  Committees)

E.	PERMANENT

4. 	The Developmental Studies Committee will include one 
	representative from each of the following units: 
		Northwest Campus
		Chukchi Campus
		Kuskokwim Campus
		Bristol Bay Campus
		Interior-Aleutians Campus
		College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics 
			Science Department (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or 
				Physics) 
			Mathematical Sciences Department
		College of Liberal Arts
			 English Department
			((Student Support Services Program)) 
			Cross Cultural Communications Department
		College of Rural Alaska Developmental Studies Division
		Rural Student Services
		Advising Center
	 and two representatives from the Tanana Valley Campus.  


5. 	The Faculty Development, Assessment and Improvement 
	Committee will be composed of faculty members and ((the 
	Director of Faculty Development)) A REPRESENTATIVE FROM 
	THE OFFICE OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TO BE SELECTED
	BY THE PROVOST.  This committee will deal with faculty and 
	instructional development and evaluation.


6. 	The Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker and 
	Honorary Degree Recipients, will nominate commencement 
	speakers and candidates for honorary degrees AS SPECIFIED IN 
	UNIVERSITY REGULATION 10.03.02.  THIS COMMITTEE WILL 
	WORK IN CONCERT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA 
	FAIRBANKS OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS TO REVIEW 
	THE NOMINEE FILES AND MAKE A FORMAL NOMINATION TO 
	THE CHANCELLOR.


10.	The Core Review Committee reviews and approves courses 
	submitted by the appropriate school/college curriculum 
	councils for their inclusion in the core curriculum at UAF. The 
	Core Review Committee coordinates and recommends changes 
	to the core curriculum, develops the process for assessment of 
	the core curriculum, regularly reports on assessment of the 
	core curriculum, monitors transfer guidelines for core 
	courses, acts on petitions for core credit, and evaluates 
	guidelines in light of the total core experience.  This 
	committee will also review courses for oral, written, and 
	natural science core classification.

	The committee shall be composed of one faculty MEMBER from 
	((the following)) EACH OF THE core component areas: 
	((Behavioral)) (SOCIAL Sciences, ((Business/Engineering,)) 
	English, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and 
	Communication) AND ONE FACULTY MEMBER FROM A NON-CORE 
	COMPONENT AREA.  Membership on the committee will include 
	an undergraduate student.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	The present bylaws do not accurately reflect 
		the realities of committee membership.


Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  	Date:  10/15/97

Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  10/27/97

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #74 on October 13, 1997:


MOTION
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to accept the peer review units as indicated below:

		UAF UNIT PEER REVIEW COMMITTEES

	UNIT					NUMBER OF TENURED FACULTY

Alaska Cooperative Extension --					14
	School as a Whole

College of Liberal Arts --
	Arts & Communication (Art, Communication, 
		J & B, Music, Theatre)				19
	English & Humanities (English, Philosophy & 
		Humanities)					13
	Language & Cultures (AK Native Studies, 
		Ak Native Lang. Center, AK Native 
		Lang. Prog., Cross-Cultural Comm.,
		Anthropology, Linguistics, Foreign 
		Lang. & Lit., Geography)			19
	Library Sciences  					10
	School of Education					8
	Social Sciences (History, Justice, Northern 
		Studies, Political Sci., Psychology,
		Social Work, Sociology)				17

College of Natural Resource Development & Management
	School of Agriculture & Land Res. Mgt.			20
	School of Management					14
	School of Mineral Engineering				9

College of Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics --
	Biology & Wildlife					19
	Chemistry  						7
	Engineering						16
	Geology & Geophysics   					11
	Mathematical Sciences  					13
	Physics							13

School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences --  			34
	School as a Whole


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	The Peer Review Units were first approved
		by the Senate in 1989.  With the reorganization, 
		combination, and changes within colleges/schools it is 
		necessary to update the Unit Peer Review Committees.  


Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  	Date:  10/15/97

Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  		Date:  10/27/97