The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 86 on 
March 8, 1999:


MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3, (ARTICLE V:  
Committees), E., PERMANENT, 8. of the Bylaws as follows:

[[   ]]   =	Deletion
CAPS  = 	Addition


		8.	The Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee 
			shall be composed of two tenured faculty 
			members, elected from each college/school and 
			confirmed by the Faculty Senate.

			FACULTY APPEALS WILL BE DEALT WITH IN 
			ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROPRIATE UNION 
			CONTRACT.

			THE COMMITTEE WILL ACT AS A POOL TO BE 
			DRAWN UPON TO ACT AS THE UNITED ACADEMICS 
			REPRESENTATIVES TO THE APPEALS BOARD.  THE 
			CHAIR OF THE FACULTY APPEALS AND OVERSIGHT 
			COMMITTEE WILL SELECT, FROM THE COMMITTEE, 
			MEMBERS OF THE UNITED ACADEMICS 
			BARGAINING UNIT WHO WILL SERVE ON THE 
			PARTICULAR APPEALS BOARD.  

			[[A promotion/tenure appeals subcommittee 
			composed of five tenured faculty will hear all 
			promotion and/or tenure reconsideration 
			requests and report its findings to the Chancellor 
			according to University of Alaska Fairbanks 
			Regulations, Section IV,B,4.  The subcommittee 
			will be selected by the Chair of the Faculty 
			Appealsand Oversight Committee and will not 
			Include faculty from the units in which the 
			requests for reconsideration originated.  No two 
			faculty from the same unit, as currently elected 
			to the committee, will be selected for the 
			subcommittee.]]

			[[Committee members shall constitute a hearing 
			panel pool to serve as needed on grievance hearing
			panels, as specified in Regents' Policy 
			04.08.08.VI.A. ]]

			Committee members shall oversee the process of 
			evaluation of academic administrators.

			[[A non-retention appeals subcommittee 
			composed of five tenured faculty will hear all 
			non-retention reconsideration requests and 
			report its findings to the Chancellor.  This 
			subcommittee will conduct business in the same 
			fashion as the promotion/tenure appeals 
			subcommittee, i.e., will review the available 
			documents and made a determination on 
			whether or not appropriate policy and due 
			process was followed.]]

			Committee members shall review issues dealing 
			with faculty prerogative and make 
			recommendations for policy changes to the 
			Faculty Senate.

		EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

		RATIONALE: 	Deletion of the appeals 
			subcommittees are a result of union negotiations 
			and are now reflected in the new union contracts.  
			The changes reflect the need to clarify the 
			committee's role under the United Academic 
			contract, Article 7.34.a.  

			The addition of a hearing panel pool reflects 
			activities of the committee stipulated by the 
			UAF Grade Appeals Policy.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 86 on 
March 8, 1999:


MOTION PASSED
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves that graduate degree credit will be 
transferable within the UA system and from any other accredited 
institution for courses where the student has received a grade of B 
or better with the following stipulations:  up to 1/2 of all graduate 
degree credits may be transferred with no more than 1/3 of all 
graduate degree credits transferred from any other accredited 
institution outside the UA system.  For use in a specific graduate 
program, the student's graduate committee must approve the 
transfer credit and it must be clearly indicated in the Graduate 
Study Plan and on the Advancement to Candidacy Form.

	EFFECTIVE:   	Immediately

	RATIONALE:   	UAF graduate students are currently 
		prevented from transferring more than 9 graduate 
		credits.  This motion would change university policy 
		to permit transfer of a higher proportion of graduate 
		degree credits.  The stipulations of this policy provide 
		greater flexibility in transferring graduate credits 
		especially from within the UA system.  Currently there 
		is no stipulation concerning the grade of graduate 
		credits transferred to UAF.  This motion would impose a 
		minimum grade of "B" for all graduate transfer credits.  
		Individual departments could have other standards that 
		permit exclusion of some credit transfers.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 86 on 
March 8, 1999:


RESOLUTION PASSED AS AMENDED
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Whereas, as recognized by the policies of the American Association 
	of University Professors (AAUP), effective shared university 
	governance is necessary for the sound administration of an 
	institution of higher learning for the common good of the 
	community, and

Whereas, as recognized in AAUP policies, an effective system of 
	shared governance is necessary to insure that an institution 
	of higher learning adheres to the principles of academic 
	freedom with respect to academic matters in the classroom 
	and in research, academic matters of institutional policy, 
	and issues which are in the general public interest, and

Whereas, as recognized by AAUP policies, in the search for chief 
	administrative officers of institutions of higher learning, 
	such as university presidents and chancellors, faculty should 
	have a primary role in accordance with the long-standing 
	principles of shared university governance, and

Whereas, in order for a university to work toward the common 
	good, faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from the 
	general public should be allowed to participate in the search 
	for chief administrative officers of institutions of higher 
	learning, such as university presidents and chancellors, as 
	well as searches for other administrative officers, and

Whereas, when the appointment process for an administrative 
	officer such as a chancellor ignores the long-established 
	processes of shared university governance, the ability of 
	that administrator to effectively govern the institution 
	will be jeopardized, now

Therefore Be It Resolved, That the UAF Faculty Senate strongly 
	condemns unilateral action of President Hamilton in 
	appointing replacement Chancellors and demands that any 
	further academic appointments be made in accordance with 
	accepted academic standards.