The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt recommendations of the 
Curricular Affairs Committee as the UAF Faculty Senate's response 
to the UA Faculty Alliance common grading policy.



	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately


	RATIONALE:  	The committee considered how it should 
		respond to the proposal of the UA Faculty Alliance 
		concerning a common grade policy.  It was compared to 
		current UAF practice by UAF Registrar Ann Tremarello 
		who made specific recommendations concerning language 
		on grading system, academic letter grades, individual 
		grades of A, B, C, D, F, non-academic grades, the credit/ 
		no-credit option, P, pass/no-pass and pass/fail, DF, NB, 
		I, AU, W, and computation of grade point average.  The 
		committee suggested changes to the list of 
		recommendations in three areas.  

		1) recommendation on the "F" grade should add the word 
		"satisfactorily;"  That is, an "F" grade is defined as 
		"Indicates failure to meet course requirements 
		satisfactorily."  

		2) That the "NB" section should be removed from the 
		common grade policy, because UAF no longer recognizes 
		the NB grade; 

		3) That the recommendation on the "I" grade conform 
		to current UAF practice, which no longer requires 
		students to have earned a "C" grade or better in the 
		majority of the work for the course in order to be 
		assigned an incomplete.

		The committee moved to adopt the amended 
		recommendations as the committee's proposal for the 
		UAF Faculty Senate response to the UA Faculty Alliance.



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98


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ANALYSIS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA COMMON GRADE POLICY
		As proposed by the UA Faculty Alliance

Grading System:
This is an elaborated UAF grading system statement.  It has been 
embellished by stating what is required in the syllabus in addition 
to the course grading system. 

Recommendation:  Go back to the UAF statement: "Instructors are 
expected to state their grading policies in writing at the beginning 
of each course."

"Academic Letter Grades"
What follows are definitions for letter grades.  By classifying these 
as "academic," the impression is given that "non-academic" grades, 
such as Pass and Credit, could not be used with academic courses.  
The "academic" grades are simply those that are used to compute the 
grade point average.

Recommendation:  Change the name and do not separate these grades 
from those not counted in the grade point average.  There is a clear 
enough indication of what counts and does not count in the GPA in 
the section dealing with computing grade point averages.

"A"
UAF's definition included "?.completion of more work than is 
regularly required."

Recommendation:  Go with the suggested definition.  I imagine that 
many A grades are given at UAF without requiring additional work.

"B"
UAF's previous definition indicated this was "outstanding" ability.

Recommendation:  Accept the new definition.

"C"
Defined as "average mastery" which seems a contradiction in terms. 

Recommendation:  Change "mastery" to "performance."

"D"
Defined as "less than average mastery" and "minimum acceptable 
completion of all course requirements."

Recommendation:  Change "mastery" to "performance."  Remove or 
change "minimum acceptable completion of all course requirements" 
because it is unnecessary and may be misunderstood to mean that "D" 
grades are minimally accepted as meeting degree requirements in all 
cases.

"F"
Definition seems awkward: "Indicates failure to meet a minimum 
level of understanding of the subject and minimum acceptable level 
of completion of all course requirements.  All "F" grades earned in 
pass/fail courses are included in the GPA calculations."

Recommendation:  Change definition to: "Indicates failure to meet 
course requirements satisfactorily.  All "F" grades, including those 
earned in courses graded under the pass/fail option, are calculated 
in the GPA."

"Non-Academic Grades"
Identifies grades that are not computed in the grade point average. 

Recommendation:  Beside changing the "label" for these courses, 
combine the last two sentences to read: "However, grades of "CR" and 
"P" earn credit toward graduation, except as specified and may be 
used to determined satisfactory academic progress, where 
satisfactory progress means a "C" or better for undergraduate 
courses and "B" or better for graduate courses."

"CR"
OK

"NC"
OK.

Credit/No-Credit Student Option
Essentially the same as now used at UAF with these two exceptions: 
(1) maximum of 15 credits earned by this option may apply to an 
associate or baccalaureate degree; (2) option can not be used with 
courses repeated for GPA improvement.

Recommendation:  Stay with the present UAF policy that limits the 
student to one course per semester using the credit/no-credit 
option.  The fact that only "undesignated" electives can be taken 
with this option limits the number that can be applied toward any 
degree.  Adopt the policy that credit/no-credit can not be used when 
repeating a course for a higher grade.

"P"
Equivalent undergraduate and graduate grades are not part of the 
definition.

Recommendation:  Include in the definition of the "P" grade that it is 
equivalent to a "C" grade for an undergraduate course and a "B" grade 
in a graduate course.

"NP"
Used only at UAA.  Use of this grade should be an option at each MAU.

Pass/No-Pass and Pass/Fail Course Options
The explanation of these options goes into more detail than is 
necessary.  Equivalents of the "P" grade are given here rather than in 
the definition of the grade (see above).

Recommendation:  Remove the reference to equivalent grades (to be 
placed with the definition of the "P" grade above).

"DF"
Includes this from the UAA policy: "If course work is not completed 
prior to applying the course towards a graduation requirement, the 
"DF" becomes a permanent grade and it will be necessary for the 
student to re-register to obtain credit for the course."

Recommendation:  Clarify what this means.  A course could not be 
applied towards a degree requirement if it is not completed.  
Without a better explanation, I would recommend this be removed 
from the policy statement.

"NB"
Used only at UAS.  Use of this grade should be an option at each MAU.

Recommendation:  The "NB" section should be removed from the 
common grade policy, because UAF no longer recognizes the NB grade.

"I"
States that the student must have earned a "C" grade or better in the 
majority of the work for the course (this was just removed from the 
UAF policy) and that an Incomplete Grade contract or a Course 
Completion Contract be signed by both the faculty member and the 
student.

Recommendation:  Eliminate the "C" grade requirement.  Delete the 
"contract" requirements.  That is a process and should be left up to 
the individual MAU's.

"AU"
This appears to be the UAF policy.

Recommendation:  Remove all reference to process and deadlines for 
changes from credit to audit from the policy statement.

"W"
The "W" grade is defined as a "registration status."  Since the 
student does not "register" for a "W" grade, this appears to be 
inappropriate wording.

Recommendation:  Change the wording to "Indicates withdrawal from 
a course??"


Computation of Grade Point Average
Again, use of "non-academic" grades may be confusing.  It is 
important to note that this policy defines the GPA to be calculated 
only on credits and grades earned at a specific MAU.  There is no 
mention of a "statewide" GPA (something the Regents have 
mentioned).  The Banner system separates the academic history 
record by level, that is, undergraduate, graduate, professional, non-
credit/CEU.  A separate GPA is calculated by level.  There is not a 
combined MAU GPA.

Recommendation:  Change wording as follows (additions are in 
CAPS):
1.	"The grade point average (GPA) is a weighted numerical average 
of the grades earned in courses BY LEVEL at a MAU.  To compute a 
GPA, the cumulative number of grade points earned BY LEVEL at a 
MAU is divided by the total number of credits for which a grade was 
received."
2.	"Undergraduate courses TAKEN BY A STUDENT while in a graduate 
degree program are calculated in the student's graduate GPA IF THEY 
ARE PART OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAM AS INDICATED ON THE 
STUDENT'S APPROVED ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY FORM.

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend that the proposed 
Regents' Policy and Univesity Regulation 09.02.00--Student Rights 
and Responsibilities as submitted by the Board of Regents to the 
Faculty Alliance be accepted.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	The Curricular Affairs Committee discussed 
		draft policies and regulations on Student Rights and 
		Responsibilities, forwarded to the Faculty Senate for 
		review by a UA administrative committee chaired by 
		'Nanne Myers and moved to forward them to the full 
		senate, with its recommendation that they be accepted.



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Baccalaureate Core 
Curriculum for Aesthetic Appreciation under the "Perspectives on 
the Human Condition" as follows:


CAPS  = 	Additions
[[   ]]   = 	Deletions


		"PERSPECTIVES ON THE HUMAN CONDITION"


AESTHETIC APPRECIATION

1.	Objectives
	a.	To compare and contrast the methods, process, and 
		expression of the three arts (visual, music, and drama) in 
		western and non-western civilizations; 
	b.	To develop basic and practical tools of aesthetic 
		perception, awareness and appreciation; 
	c.	To develop an understanding of how the arts are related 
		to one another and to the world; and 
	d.	To develop understanding of the value and application of 
		aesthetics to everyday life.

2.	Options:  Proposed courses MAY [[would]] be team-taught by 
	members of similar interests and background representing the 
	Departments of Art, THEATRE [[Drama]], and Music and would 
	follow the above objectives.  Courses offered will depend upon 
	the emphasis and background of the faculty [[team]].  Five 
	examples of possible courses are:

	a. 	An art appreciation course drawing upon material from 
		Music 123, Music Appreciation; Art 100, Art
		Appreciation; and Theatre [[211, Theater Appreciation]] 
		215, DRAMATIC LITERATURE.

	b. 	A course emphasizing Native Alaskan music and drawing
		together content from Theatre 161, Introduction to
		Tuma Theatre; Music 223, Alaskan Native Music; and
		ART 365, Native Art of Alaska.

	c. 	A course emphasizing the modern creative process as
		manifested in the art of the twentieth century, drawing
		upon content offered in courses in modern theatre,
		modern art (Art 363), and modern music (Music 424).

	d. 	A course examining art from an historical perspective,
		with content drawn from Theatre [[211]] 215, DRAMATIC
		LITERATURE, Music 222, and Art 261-262.

	e. 	A course considering art of the Pacific Rim cultures
		and drawing material from Music 124, Music in World
		Cultures; Art 261-262, History of World Art; and
		Theatre [[211, Theater Appreciation]] 215, DRAMATIC 
		LITERATURE (with emphasis on Theater practice 
		throughout the Pacific Rim).

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:   	The CORE Curriculum Review Committee 
		has approved a change in the wording of the CORE 
		Curriculum Requirements (1990) regarding Aesthetic 
		Appreciation.

		These cosmetic changes have been requested by the 
		Department Heads of Art, Music, and Theatre.

		These changes DO NOT affect the CORE or the Spirit 
		of the CORE, but do reflect the existing realities of 
		the courses AS CURRENTLY PRESENTED.  The changes 
		also reflect the Theatre Department's desire to be 
		recognized as Theatre rather than "Drama."



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate   Date: 5/7/98


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  5/8/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


MOTION PASSED (16 yes, 8 no)
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to refer the motion to amend the 
minimum requirements for Master's Degrees back to committee for 
additional consideration.  

Effective:  Immediately


Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98

				***************


MOTION REFERED BACK TO COMMITTEE
==================================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the amendments to the 
minimum requirements for Master's Degrees.  These new 
requirements should be listed in the UAF catalogue as follows:


CAPS  = 	Additions
[[    ]]  = 	Deletions


For all Master's Degree Programs, the following must be met:


a.  Submit a Graduate Study Plan (GSP) and an Appointment of 
Committee Form to the Graduate School by the end of the second 
semester in attendance.

b.  Be registered for at least 6 credits per year (fall, spring, and 
summer combined), or have an approved leave of absence form on 
file.

C.  PASS A WRITTEN AND/OR ORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION 
WHICH MAY BE COMBINED WITH A PROJECT OR THESIS DEFENSE.  IN 
SOME PROGRAMS (E.G. THE MBA PROGRAM) A CAPSTONE COURSE, THAT 
INCLUDES DEMONSTRATION OF THE ABILITY TO SYNTHESIZE 
INFORMATION IN THE FIELD AT A LEVEL APPROPRIATE FOR A 
MASTER'S DEGREE, MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE 
EXAMINATION.


[[c.]] D.  Submit an Advancement to Candidacy form to the Graduate 
School. Once submitted, this form supplants the GSP and serves to 
formally establish specific degree requirements.

[[d.]] E.  Submit an application for graduation and be registered for at 
least 3 graduate credits in the semester in which the degree is to be 
awarded; and

[[e.]] F.  Complete all degree requirements within the 7-year time 
limit allowed.


Furthermore, the following OUTLINES additional MINIMUM 
requirements [[are the minimum requirements]] for FOUR DIFFERENT 
CATEGORIES OF Master's Degrees:


A.  For a Master's of Science or Master's of Arts Degree - with thesis

Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work including 
at least 6 credits of thesis (699).  No more than 12 thesis/research 
(699/698) credits may be counted towards the minimum degree 
credits.

At least 24 credits must be at the 600 LEVEL [[or above]], except for 
a Master's of Arts in Music, which must have at least 21 credits at 
the 600 level [[or above]].

[[Pass a written and/or oral comprehensive exam (may be combined 
with the thesis defense.)]]

Publicly present and defend thesis.

Submit a completed and signed thesis defense form to the Graduate 
School.

Archive thesis in UAF Library.


B.  Master's of Science or Master's of Arts Degree - with project

Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work including 
at least 3 credits of RESEARCH or project work (698).  No more than 
6  research OR PROJECT WORK (698) credits may be counted towards 
the minimum degree credits.

At least 24 credits must be at the 600 level [[or above]], except for a 
Master's of Arts in Music, which must have at least 21 credits at the 
600 level [[or above]].

[[Pass a written and/or oral comprehensive exam (may be combined 
with the project defense.)]]

Publicly present and defend project.

Submit a completed and signed project defense form to the Graduate 
School.

Archive project in UAF Library.


C.  MASTER'S OF SCIENCE OR ARTS DEGREE -  COURSEWORK BASED

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AT LEAST 30 CREDITS OF COURSEWORK. AT 
LEAST 24 CREDITS MUST BE REGULAR COURSEWORK AT THE 600 
LEVEL NOT INCLUDING RESEARCH, PROJECT OR THESIS COURSEWORK.


D. For a Professional Master's Degree (E.G. [i.e.] Master's of Business 
Administration, Education, etc.)

Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work (research 
or thesis credits NOT included).

At least 24 credits must be at the 600 level [[or above]]  (research 
or thesis credits NOT included).

[[Successful completion of a comprehensive exam or capstone course 
that includes demonstration of the ability to synthesize information 
in the field at a level appropriate for a Master's degree.]]

Note on Implementation of Motion:  It is the understanding of the 
Graduate AND PROFESSIONAL Curricular Affairs Committee that 
changes to existing programs degree requirements or the name of 
the degree which may be necessitated by this policy, if 
implemented, will need final approval of the Graduate AND 
PROFESSIONAL Curricular Affairs Committee, but does not 
constitute a new degree offering, and will not need approval by the 
Board of Regents.

No minimum presented herein prohibits programs from requiring 
additional work.  The adjustments that have been made from existing 
programs include the requirement for the non-thesis project to be 
documented and in some manner archived in the Library (i.e. slides, 
recording, report.)


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 1998

	RATIONALE: 	The master's degree requirements, passed 
		during UAF Faculty Senate meeting #71, omitted or 
		eliminated several categories of master's degrees that 
		had previously been offered by UAF and are commonly 
		offered at other universities nationwide.  These 
		omissions or eliminations would have had serious 
		ramifications for students pursuing master's degrees 
		in several programs.  The intent of the original motion 
		was to set minimum standards and reduce the disparity 
		in requirements for different categories of master's 
		degrees.  The proposed amendments to the motion serve 
		to further that goal and rectify the omission or 
		elimination of master's degree programs that have been 
		and continue to be a vital part of  the UAF graduate 
		curriculum.

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


MOTION PASSED
==============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves that, for the academic year 1998-99 
only, incoming graduate students may elect to fulfill the master's 
degree requirements from either the 1997-98 or 1998-99 catalog.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	The new master's degree requirements 
		essentially eliminate an entire category of degrees
		and the implementation of these requirements has 
		proved to be much more arduous and contentious than 
		anyone in the 1996-97 Senate thought.



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  5/8/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to request that the Appeals and 
Oversight Committee select four of its members to be recommended 
to United Academics by the Senate for service on the Appeals Board.  
The individuals should be members of the bargaining unit (eligible 
for membership in United Academics).  One each should be selected 
from CLA and CSEM, one from CNRDM or CRA combined, and one from 
SFOS, ACE or Education combined.  One of the above members should 
be recommended to serve as president of the Appeals Board.  

This motion is an interim motion effective for one year.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	The United Academics will form an Appeals 
		Board.  The relation of the Senate with United 
		Academics and of the Appeals and Oversight Committee 
		with the Appeals Board has yet to be determined.  By 
		having some common members for the first year, the two 
		appeals groups will be able to coordinate their activities 
		and make recommendations concerning the future 
		relationship.



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98

******************

The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to request that Peter Knoke and John 
Morack be recommended to United Academics to serve on the Labor Management
Committee on  Distance Learning and Technology.  

This motion is an interim motion effective for one year.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	The Distance Learning and Technology 
		Committee will be considering matters which are 
		traditionally academic in nature and consequently of 
		interest to the Senate.  By having the Senate recommend 
		members to serve on this committee, the Senate will be 
		able to coordinate its actions with those of United 
		Academics in this area.  Further, the experience will 
		help guide the long-term relationship of the Faculty 
		Senate and United Academics on academic issues.  The 
		Distance Learning and Technology Committee is mandated 
		to present an interim report by October 30, 1998.


Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98

******************

The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to request that Peter Knoke and John 
Morack be recommended to United Academics to serve on the 
Distance Learning and Technology Committee.  The individuals should 
be members of the bargaining unit (eligible for membership in United 
Academics).  

This motion is an interim motion effective for one year.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	The Distance Learning and Technology 
		Committee will be considering matters which are 
		traditionally academic in nature and consequently of 
		interest to the Senate.  By having Senate members serve 
		on this committee the Senate will be able to coordinate 
		its actions with those of United Academics in this area.  
		Further, the experience will help guide the long-term 
		relationship of the Faculty Senate and United Academics 
		on academic issues.  The Distance Learning and 
		Technology Committee is mandated to present an interim 
		report by October 30, 1998.



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section III, B. 5 and 5a of 
the UAF Grade Appeals Policy as indicated below.


[[   ]]    =  Deletions
CAPS  =  Additions


			GRADE APPEALS POLICY

III.	Procedures

B.	5.	The committee must [[meet]] SCHEDULE A 
		MUTUALLY AGREEABLE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION 
		FOR THE APPEAL HEARING within 10 WORKING days 
		of receipt of the student's request.

		a.	During this and [[any]] subsequent meetings,
			all parties involved shall protect the 
			confidentiality of the matter according to the 
			provisions of the Family Educational Rights 
			and Privacy Act (FERPA) and any other 
			applicable federal, state or university policies.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	This change will provide both timely
		response and flexibility in scheduling an appeals 
		hearing.  In few cases now, can hearings be heard 
		within 10 days of receipt of a student's request.  
		This will fix that problem.



Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  5/8/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

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.




Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate  Date:  5/7/98

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


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

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Unit Criteria for 
Communication.  

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately
			Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE:  	The committee assessed the unit criteria 
		submitted by the Communications Department.  With 
		some minor changes, agreed upon by the department 
		representative, Bob Arundale, the unit criteria were 
		found to be consistent with UAF guidelines.




Signed:  John D. Craven, President, UAF Faculty Senate	Date:  5/7/98


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor			Date:  5/8/98


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UAF REGULATIONS FOR THE EVALUATION OF FACULTY:  
INTITIAL APPOINTMENT, ANNUAL REVIEW, REAPPOINTMENT, 
PROMOTION, TENURE, AND SABBATICAL LEAVE

AND

COMMUNICATION UNIT CRITERIA
STANDARDS AND INDICES


THE FOLLOWING IS AN ADAPTATION OF UAF AND REGENTS CRITERIA 
FOR PROMOTION AND TENURE, SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED FOR USE IN 
EVALUATING FACULTY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION.  
ITEMS IN BOLDFACE ARE THOSE SPECIFICALLY ADDED OR EMPHASIZED 
BECAUSE OF THEIR RELEVANCE TO COMMUNICATION FACULTY, AND 
BECAUSE THEY ARE ADDITIONS TO AND CLARIFICATION OF UAF 
REGULATIONS.  THESE UNIT CRITERIA ARE FOR USE IN THE ANNUAL 
EVALUATION OF FACULTY AS WELL.


I. 	PURVIEW


The University of Alaska Fairbanks document, "Faculty Appointment 
and Evaluation Policies" (hereinafter referred to as UAF Faculty 
Policies), supplements the Board of Regents policies and describes 
the purpose, conditions, eligibility, and other specifications relating 
to the evaluation of faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 
Contained herein are regulations and procedures to guide the 
evaluation processes and to identify the bodies of review 
appropriate for UAF.

The University, through the UAF Faculty Senate, may wish to change 
or amend these regulations and procedures from time to time and 
will provide adequate notice in making changes and amendments.

The Provost is responsible for coordination and implementation of 
matters relating to procedures stated herein.


II. 	INITIAL APPOINTMENT OF FACULTY


A.	Criteria for Initial Appointment.  Minimum degree, experience 
and performance requirements are set forth in UAF Faculty Policies, 
Chapter IV.  Exceptions to these requirements for initial placement 
in academic rank or special academic rank positions shall be 
submitted to the Chancellor or Chancellor's designee for approval 
prior to a final selection decision.

B. 	Academic Titles.  Academic titles must reflect the discipline 
in which the faculty are appointed and reside within a specific 
discipline.  Units wishing to appoint academic rank faculty within 
schools and colleges to titles must have the concurrence of the 
specific discipline in which the title resides.

C. 	Process for Appointment of Faculty with Academic Rank.  
Deans of schools and colleges, and directors when appropriate, in 
conjunction with the faculty in a unit shall establish procedures for 
advertisement, review, and selection of candidates to fill any 
faculty positions as they become available.  Such procedures shall be 
consistent with the University's affirmative action policies and 
shall provide for participation in hiring by faculty and 
administrators as a unit.

D.  	Process for Appointment of Faculty with Special Academic 
Rank.  Deans and/or directors, in conjunction with the faculty in a 
unit, shall establish procedures for advertisement, review, and 
selection of candidates to fill any faculty positions as they become 
available. Such procedures shall be consistent with the  University's 
stated affirmative action policies and shall provide for 
participation in hiring by faculty and administrators in the unit. 
These procedures shall be on file in the Chancellor's Office.

E. 	Following the selection process, the dean or director shall 
appoint the new faculty member and advise him/her of the 
conditions, benefits, and obligations of the position.  If the 
appointment is to be at the professor level, the dean/director must 
first obtain the concurrence of the Chancellor or his/her designee.

F. 	Letter of Appointment.  The initial letter of appointment shall 
specify the nature of the assignment, the percentage emphasis that 
is to be placed on each of the parts of the faculty responsibility, and 
any special conditions relating to the appointment.

	This letter of appointment establishes the nature of the 
position and, while the percentage of emphasis for each part may 
vary with each workload distribution, the part(s) defining the 
position may not.  Subsequent letters of appointment may vary the 
work load distribution and nature of the assignment.


III. 	PERIODIC EVALUATION OF FACULTY

A. 	Criteria. As outlined in UAF Faculty Policies, Chapter IV.A.3. 
evaluators may consider, but shall not be limited to, whichever of 
the following are appropriate to the faculty member's professional 
obligation: mastery of subject matter; effectiveness in teaching; 
achievement in research, scholarly, and creative activity; 
effectiveness of public service; effectiveness of university service; 
demonstration of professional development and quality of total 
contribution to the university.

	For purposes of evaluation at UAF, the total contribution to the 
university and activity in the areas outlined above will be defined by 
activity and excellence in the following tripartite areas: l) 
effectiveness in teaching; 2) achievement in scholarly activity; and 
3) effectiveness of service.
 
B. 	Bipartite Faculty. Bipartite faculty are regular academic rank 
faculty who fill positions that are designated as performing two of 
the three parts of the university's tripartite responsibility.

	As defined in UAF Faculty Policy (IV.A.2.), only 
vocational/technical faculty and extension agents may hold bipartite 
rank.  No other faculty may hold bipartite rank.

	The determination of which of the criteria defined above will 
apply to these faculty shall be in accordance with institutional 
needs for the given position, will be coordinated by the dean of the 
appropriate school or college in consultation with the director, in 
cases of joint appointment, and with the program faculty.

	While bipartite faculty may choose to engage in a tripartite  
function, they will not be required to do so as a condition for 
evaluation, promotion, or tenure.

C. 	Definitions of Criteria.

	1. 	Effectiveness in Teaching.

		A central function of the university is instruction of 
students in formal courses and supervised study. Teaching includes 
those activities directly related to the formal and informal 
transmission of appropriate skills and knowledge to students.  The 
nature of instruction will vary for each faculty member, depending 
upon workload distribution  and the particular teaching mission of 
the unit. Instruction includes actual contact in classroom or through 
distance delivery methods, laboratory or field and preparatory 
activities, such as preparing for lectures, setting up 
demonstrations, and preparing for laboratory experiments, as well 
as tutorial sessions, evaluations, correcting papers, and determining 
grades.  Other aspects of teaching and instruction extend to 
undergraduate and graduate academic advising and counseling, 
training graduate students and serving on their graduate committees 
particularly as their major advisor, curriculum development, and 
academic recruiting.

Evidence of excellence in teaching may be demonstrated through, but 
not limited to, evidence of the various characteristics which define 
effective teachers.  Effective teachers

		a. 	are highly organized, plan carefully, use class time 
efficiently, have clear objectives, have high expectations for 
students;

		b. 	express positive regard for students, develop good 
rapport with students, show interest/enthusiasm for the subject;

		c. 	emphasize and encourage student participation, ask 
questions, frequently monitor student participation for student 
learning and teacher effectiveness, are sensitive to student 
diversity;

		d. 	emphasize regular feedback to students and reward 
student learning success;

		e. 	demonstrate content mastery, discuss current 
information and divergent points of view, relate topics to other 
disciplines, deliver material at the appropriate level;

		f. 	regularly develop new courses, workshops and 
seminars and use a variety of methods of instructional delivery and 
instructional design.

		g.	UTILIZE AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF 
WHAT CONSTITUTES EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION IN THEIR 
TEACHING METHODS.

		h.	DEMONSTRATE CONSISTENT ATTENTION TO 
STUDENTS IN THE ROLE OF AN ADVISOR REGARDING UAF AND 
DISCIPLINE RELATED MATTERS.

		i.	DEVELOP AND REVISE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS 
FOR USE IN SUPPORT OF THEIR TEACHING.

		j.	ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE 
WORK OF THE FACULTY OR THE DISCIPLINE IN CURRICULUM MATTERS.

	Effectiveness in teaching will be evaluated through 
information on formal and informal teaching, course and curriculum 
materials, recruiting and advising, training/guiding graduate 
students, etc., provided by:

	a. 	systematic student ratings (required source of data).

	and at least two of the following:

	b. 	self-evaluation

	c. 	peer/head classroom observation(s)

	d.	peer/head evaluation of course materials

2. 	Achievement in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity.

	Inquiry and originality are central functions of a land 
grant/sea grant university and all faculty with a research 
component in their assignment must remain active as scholars.  
Consequently, faculty are expected to conduct research or engage in 
other scholarly or creative pursuits that are appropriate to the 
mission of their unit, and equally important, results of their work 
must be disseminated through media appropriate to their discipline.  
Furthermore, it is important to emphasize the distinction between 
routine production and creative excellence as evaluated by an 
individual's peers at the University of Alaska and elsewhere.

	Whatever the contribution, research, scholarly or creative 
activities must have the following characteristics:

	- 	They must occur in a public forum.

	- 	They must be evaluated by appropriate peers.

	- 	They must be evaluated by peers external to this 
institution so as to allow an objective judgment.

	- 	They must be judged to make a contribution.

	ACHIEVEMENT IN RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY 
INVOLVES:  

		1.	IDENTIFYING AND EXPLORING NEW RESEARCH 
PROBLEMS IN THE DISCIPLINE, AND/OR CRITICALLY EXAMINING 
EXISTING RESEARCH PROBLEMS TO PROVIDE NEW INSIGHTS.

		2.	DEVELOPING NEW METHODS, THEORIES, OR 
APPROACHES TO RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN THE DISCIPLINE.  

		3.	DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING A FOCUSED PROGRAM 
OR PROGRAMS OF RESEARCH.

		4.	DEMONSTRATING GROWTH IN KNOWLEDGE OF THE 
DISCIPLINE, OR GROWTH IN EMPIRICAL AND/OR CRITICAL RESEARCH 
ABILITIES.

	Evidence of excellence in research, scholarly, and creative 
activity may be demonstrated through, but not limited to:

	a. 	CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS, books, reviews, monographs, 
bulletins, articles, proceedings and other scholarly works published 
by reputable journals, scholarly presses, and publishing houses that 
accept works only after rigorous review and approval by peers in the 
discipline.

	b. 	Competitive grants and contracts to finance the 
development of ideas; these grants and contracts being subject to 
rigorous peer review and approval.

	c. 	Presentation of research papers before learned societies 
that accept papers only after rigorous review and approval by peers.

	d. 	Exhibitions of art works at galleries; selection for these 
exhibitions being based on rigorous review and approval by juries, 
recognized artists, or critics.

	e. 	Performances in recitals or productions; selection for 
these performances being based on stringent auditions and approval 
by appropriate judges.

	f. 	Presentation of research papers before learned societies.

	g. 	Scholarly reviews of publications, art works and 
performance of the candidate.

	h.	Citations of research in scholarly publications.

	I.	Published abstracts of research papers.

	j. 	Reprints or quotations of publications, reproductions of 
art works, and descriptions of interpretations in the performing 
arts; these materials appearing in reputable works of the discipline.

	k. 	Prizes and awards for excellence of scholarship.

	1. 	Awards of special fellowships for research or artistic 
activities or selection of tours of duty at special institutes for 
advanced study.

	m. 	Development of processes or instruments useful in 
solving problems, such as computer programs and systems for the 
processing of data, genetic plant and animal material, and where 
appropriate obtaining patents and/or copyrights for said 
development.

3. 	Effectiveness of Service

	The notion of public service is intrinsic to the land grant/sea 
grant tradition, and is a fundamental part of the university's 
obligation to the people of its state.  In this tradition, faculty 
providing their professional expertise for the benefit of the 
university's external constituency, free of charge, is identified as 
"public service."  The tradition of the university itself provides that 
its faculty assume a collegial obligation for the internal functioning 
of the institution; such service is identified as "university service."

	a. 	Public Service

		Public service is the application of teaching, research, 
and other scholarly and creative activity to constituencies outside 
the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  It includes all activities which 
extend the faculty member's professional, academic, or leadership 
competence to these constituencies.  It can be instructional, 
collaborative, or consultative in nature and is related to the faculty 
member's discipline or other publicly recognized expertise.  Public 
service may be systematic activity that involves planning with 
clientele and delivery of information on a continuing, programmatic 
basis.  It may also be informal, individual, professional 
contributions to the community or to one's discipline, or other 
activities in furtherance of the goals and mission of the university 
and its units; such service may occur on a periodic or limited-term 
basis.  

		EFFECTIVENESS IN PUBLIC SERVICE INVOLVES:

			1.	ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING ON AND 
CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORK OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN 
THE DISCIPLINE, AND/OR PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENTAL BODIES.

			2.	SUMMARIZING KNOWLEDGE IN THE DISCIPLINE 
FOR THOSE OUTSIDE UAF.

			3.	APPLYING THEORIES OR FINDINGS OF THE 
DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

		Examples include, but are not limited to:

		(1) 	Providing information services to adults or youth.

		(2)	Service on or to government or public committees.

		(3) 	Service on accrediting bodies.

		(4) 	Active participation in professional organizations.

		(5) 	Active participation in discipline-oriented service 
organizations.

		(6)	Editing or refereeing articles or proposals for 
professional journals or organizations.

		(7)	Consulting.

		Methods of delivering public service may include, but are 
not limited to:

		(1) 	Leadership of or presentations at workshops, 
conferences, or public meetings.

		(2) 	Training, facilitating, and consultative services.

		(3) 	Radio and TV programs, newspaper articles and 
columns, publications, newsletters, films, computer applications, 
teleconferences and other educational media.

		(4) 	Judging and similar educational assistance at 
science fairs, state fairs, and speech, drama, literary, and similar 
competitions.

	b.	University Service

		University service includes those activities involving 
faculty members in the governance, administration, and other 
internal affairs of the university, its colleges, schools, and 
institutes.  It includes non-instructional work with students and 
their organizations.  

		EFFECTIVENESS IN UNIVERSITY SERVICE INVOLVES:

			1.	ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING ON AND 
CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORK OF COLLEGE, UAF, AND STATEWIDE 
COMMITTEES, PANELS, TASK FORCES, ETC.

			2.	EXHIBITING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL 
EFFECTIVENESS IN POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT, COLLEGE, 
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, OR STATEWIDE.

		Examples of such activity include, but are not limited to:

		(1)	Service on university, college, school, institute, or 
departmental committees or governing bodies.

		(2)	Consultative work in support of university 
functions, such as expert assistance for specific projects.

		(3) 	Service as department head or similar part-time 
administrator.

		(4) 	Participation in accreditation reviews.

		(5) 	Service in support of student organizations and 
activities.

		(6)	Academic support services such as library and  
museum programs.

		(7) 	Assisting other faculty or units with curriculum 
planning and delivery of instruction, such as serving as guest 
lecturer.

	c. 	Evaluation of Service

		Each individual faculty member's proportionate 
responsibility in service shall be reflected in annual workload 
agreements and performance evaluations.  In formulating standards 
and indices for evaluation, promotion, and tenure, individual units 
should include examples of service activities appropriate for that 
unit, and measures for evaluation.  Effectiveness of public service is 
"demonstrated by such things as: professionally related and publicly 
recognized service to constituencies external to the university, 
including public and private sector groups, governmental agencies, 
boards, commissions, committees, public interest groups, 
community groups, businesses, and urban and rural residents; 
successful design and implementation of technology-transfer 
programs to external constituencies; application of directed 
research to the needs of constituencies; recognition, awards and 
honors from constituent groups; and reputation among peer 
deliverers of public service.  Effectiveness of university service is 
demonstrated by such things as work on university committees and 
task forces; participation in faculty governance; colleague 
assistance; administrative work, and work with students beyond 
formal teacher-student relationships.

*******************

The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on 
May 4, 1998:


RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR JOHN D. CRAVEN
WHEREAS, John Craven has served the UAF Faculty Senate in a manner deserving of the UAF Faculty Senate's greatest admiration and respect; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as Senator to the UAF Faculty Senate from 1993-1998; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the Graduate Council for 1993-95; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the Curricular Affairs Committee from 1995-96; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as President-Elect of the UAF Faculty Senate from 1996-1997; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the UAF Governance Coordinating Committee from 1996-98; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the UA Faculty Alliance of the UA Systemwide Governance Council from 1996-97, and as Spokesperson from 1997-1998; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the Provost's Ad Hoc Committee on Distance Delivery and Technology Enhanced Education from 1997-1998; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the Provost's Search Committee in 1998; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as a member of the Presidential Evaluation Committee of the Board of Regents in 1998; and WHEREAS, John Craven has served as President of the UAF Faculty Senate from 1997-1998; and WHEREAS, The UAF Faculty Senate wishes to acknowledge the outstanding service rendered the faculty and the University by the work of John Craven as he concludes his term as president; now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate acknowledges the many contributions of John Craven and expresses its appreciation for his exemplary service. Signed: Madeline Schatz, President, UAF Faculty Senate Dated: May 4, 1998 ****************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on May 4, 1998: MOTION PASSED (unanimous) ============== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the 1998-99 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. Signed: Madeline Schatz, President, UAF Faculty Senate Date: 5/5/98 *************** 1998-99 UAF FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP STANDING COMMITTEES Curricular Affairs Harry Bader, SALRM (00) Carol Barnhardt, SOEd. (00) *Charlotte Basham, CLA (00), Chair, Curriculum Review Alexander Fitts, CLA (99) Ron Illingworth, CRA (99) *Gerald McBeath, CLA (99), Chair Maynard Perkins, CRA (00) Janice Reynolds, CLA (00) Ex-Officio: Ann Tremarello, Registrar's Office Wanda Martin, Advising Center vacant, Student Faculty & Scholarly Affairs Sukumar Bandopadhyay, SME (00) Lillian Corti, CLA (99) Susan Grigg, CLA (00) Bret Luick, ACE (00) Terry Johnson, SFOS (99) Barry Mortensen, CRA (00) John Olson, CSEM (00) *John Yarie, SALRM (99), Chair Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs Elena Conti, CSEM (99) Clif Lando, CSEM (99) Renee Manfredi, CLA (00) Vikas Sonwalkar, CSEM (00) *Michael Whalen, CSEM (99), Chair 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 Joan Braddock, CSEM (99) Pamela Keating, CLA (99) Jenifer McBeath, SALRM Claus-M. Naske, CLA Non-University: Phil Younker Student: Tim Kerr Ex-Officio: Core Review *Jin Brown, Speech, CLA (00) -- convener Jerry Harrington, CSEM, Sciences (00) Renee Manfredi, English, CLA (99) Thomas Riccio, Humanities, CLA (00) Judy Shepherd, Psy/Soc/SW, CRA (99) Jonathan Wiens, Math, CSEM (00) vacant, Engineering/Management (98) vacant, Student Ex-Officio: ^Gorden Hedahl, Dean, CLA Sue McHenry, RSS Developmental Studies Committee Nancy Ayagarak, Kuskokwim, CRA (00) Charlotte Basham, CCC, CLA (99) Susan Blalock, English, CLA (99) Lisa Buttrey-Thomas, Science, CSEM (00) Jerah Chadwick, Devel. Studies, CRA (98) Richard Clausen, Math, CSEM (00) George Guthridge, Bristol Bay CRA (00) Cindy Hardy, TVC (00) Ron Illingworth, Interior Campus, CRA (99) Wanda Martin, Advising Center (99) Joe Mason, Northwest, CRA (00) Ron Palcic, Chukchi, CRA (99) Kay Thomas, RSS (99) *Jane Weber, TVC (00) -- convener Ex-Officio: ^Ruth Lister, TVC Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee Godwin Chukwu, CNRDM (99) Fred Dyen, CRA (99) Ray Gavlak, ACE (00) Ray Highsmith, SFOS (00) John Kelley, SFOS (99) Kristine Long, ACE (99) Tara Maginnis, CLA (00) Pham Quang, CSEM, Math (00) *James Ruppert, CLA (99) -- convener Richard Stolzberg, CSEM, Science (99) David Verbyla, CNRDM (99) CRA (00) vacant, SOEd. (99) vacant, SOEd. (00) Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Linda Curda, CRA (99) Rosie Dinstel, ACE (99) Scott Huang, SME (00) *David Porter, SOM (99) -- convener Dennis Schall, SOEd. (00) Dan White, CSEM (00) Barbara Wilson, CLA (99) Graduate School Advisory Committee Larry Duffy -FS appointee (00) Mark Herrmann -Provost appt. (00) Doug Kane -Provost appt (99) Charles Mason -Provost appt (01) Brenda Norcross - FS appointee (00) Mary Ann Sweeney - Graduate Student *Brenton Watkins - FS appointee (99) -- convener Ex-Officio: Joe Kan, Graduate Dean Ron Gatterdam, Senate President-Elect Legislative and Fiscal Affairs John Craven, CSEM (99) *Scott Deal, CLA (99) -- convener Steve Johnson, CRA (00) Ravonna Martin, CLA (99) Peter Schweitzer, CLA (99) Eduard Zilberkant, CLA (00) Wendy Redman, SW Univ. Rel. Service Committee Linda Athons, ACE (99) Deborah McLean-Nelson (99) Kade Mendelowitz, CLA (00) *Kara Nance, CSEM (00) -- convener Barbara Wilson, CLA (99) Non-University: Non-University: University-wide Promotion & Tenure Committee Jonah Lee, CSEM/Eng. (01); Robert Carlson, alt. William Schneider, CLA/Soc (99); Jim Gladden, alt. Erich Follmann, CSEM/Sci. (00); Larry Duffy, alt John Gimbel, CSEM/Math (99); Mitch Roth, alt. David Porter, SOM (01) V. Kamath, SME (00); Gang Chen, alt. Don Carling, SALRM (00); Glenn Juday, alt. William Smoker, SFOS (01); Zygmunt Kowalik, alt. Sheryl Stanek, ACE (99); Tom Jahns, alt. Arvid Weflen, CRA (99); Mike McGowan, alt. Anatoly Antohin, CLA/Hum (01); Ted DeCorso, alt. Perry Gilmore, SOEd (00); Dauna Browne, alt. ******************* The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #80 on May 4, 1998: MOTION PASSED (unanimous) ============== 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 1998. Senators will be kept informed of the Administrative Committee's meetings and will be encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. EFFECTIVE: May 5, 1998 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. Signed: Madeline Schatz, President, UAF Faculty Senate Date: 5/5/98