The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #78 on 
March 9, 1998:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following new policy 
on academic probation which replaces the existing policy passed by 
the Fairbanks Academic Council on October 14, 1987.


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PROBATION

An undergraduate degree status or full-time NON-DEGREE [[special]] 
student whose semester or cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 will be 
on probation until that situation changes.  Probation reviews are 
done after both fall and spring semesters.


	EFFECTIVE:  	May 10, 1998


	RATIONALE:  	Current policy and practice provide for three 
		levels of review for probation:  for students on good 
		standing whose semester or cumulative GPAs are less 
		than 2.0; for students placed on probation at admission 
		whose semester or cumulative GPA are less than 2.0; 
		and for readmitted students continued on probation 
		whose semester or cumulative GPAs are less than 2.0.  
		This proposal simplifies the probation action, reducing 
		three distinctions to one.



Signed:  John Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate   Date:  3/10/98


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  3/13/98


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #78 on 
March 9, 1998:


MOTION PASSED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approved the following new policy 
on Academic Disqualification which replaces the existing policy 
passed by the Fairbanks Academic Council on November 20, 1978.


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ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION

Undergraduate students on probation whose semester and cumulative 
GPAs are less than 2.0 at the end of the spring semester may be 
disqualified from degree status.  Disqualified students may continue 
their enrollment at UAF only as non-degree students, limited to 
enrolling in nine credits per semester, until reinstated into an 
academic program.


	EFFECTIVE:  	May 10, 1998


	RATIONALE:  	Current UAF practice is to review students 
		for academic disqualification at the end of both fall 
		and spring semesters.  Disqualifying students after 
		the fall semester imposes undue hardships on those 
		who have already returned to campus in the expectation 
		that they will be able to continue in their degree 
		programs.  Moreover, because eligibility determinations 
		for financial aid and athletic participation are made 
		only at the end of the academic year, some students 
		may be academically disqualified while remaining 
		eligible for financial aid and athletic participation.  
		The new policy language will make the academic 
		disqualification time line consistent with that used
		for determining financial aid and athletic participation 
		elibility.  



Signed:  John Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate   Date:  3/10/98

Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  3/13/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #78 on 
March 9, 1998:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED
==========================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt an interim promotion and 
tenure process IN ACADEMIC YEAR 1997-98 for ACCFT faculty 
associated with the UAF MAU.  The specific steps (mirroring existing 
UAF policy & regulations) shall be:  

	1.	Submission of materials by the faculty member.
	2.	Review of material by the campus director.
	3.	Review by a peer review committee.
	4.	Review by the CRA Executive Dean.
	5.	Review by the University-wide Promotion & Tenure 
		Committee.
	6.	Review by the Chancellor's Office.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	For the last several years ACCFT faculty 
		at UAF have utilized a Regional Review Process for 
		promotion and tenure decisions which was modeled 
		on the system in place at UAA.  This process involved 
		forwarding P&T packages to UAA for review by their 
		University-wide P&T committee.  This committee 
		was augmented by representatives from UAF (ACCFT 
		members).  This UAA committee made recommendations 
		for or against P&T and sent their recommendations to 
		the UAF Chancellor.

		The most recent ACCFT collective bargaining agreement 
		states in item 5.4.B. that "The University and the Union 
		agree that evaluation policies in which decisions are 
		made within MAUs are desirable.  New policies which 
		reflect this goal will be generated through the normal 
		governance structure and will be patterned on the 
		current Regional Review Process (RRP).  These policies 
		will become effective when approved by the University 
		and the Union.  No changes will be made in UAA policy."

		ACCFT faculty at UAF established an ad hoc P&T policy 
		and procedures development committee.  This committee 
		developed Standards and Indices (Unit Criteria) which 
		have been approved by CRA faculty and forwarded to 
		the CRA Executive Dean, approved, and forwarded to 
		the UAF Provost office in accordance with UAF Faculty 
		Appointment and Evaluation Policies and Regulations 
		for the Evaluation of Faculty.

		Changes in the procedures from RRP to local review 
		include establishment of a peer review committee 
		within CRA, inclusion of the CRA Dean within the review 
		process, and inclusion of the UAF University-wide P&T 
		committee in the review process.

		However, given the establishment of a new bargaining 
		unit at UAF (United Academics), and given that UAF 
		ACCFT faculty have existed under UAA policy for faculty 
		appointment and evaluation for several years, we 
		recommend that an interim process be approved to 
		accommodate those UAF ACCFT faculty who wish to 
		stand this year.  Subsequently, the entire UAF Faculty 
		Appointment and Evaluation Policies and Regulations 
		for the Evaluation of Faculty will require revision to 
		include UAF ACCFT faculty as well as the new United 
		Academics contract language.  This is a longer process 
		but one which should be initiated soon.



Signed:  John Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate   Date:  3/10/98

Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  3/13/98