The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Policy on Approval 
of Academic Changes which includes the spring review cycle.  


[[   ]]    =	Deletion
CAPS  = 	Addition


The spring review cycle will include academic and course changes that do 
not require UAF Faculty Senate and Board of Regents approval.  Changes 
in the spring review cycle will be approved effective the following 
Fall.  [[, however, they may not be included in the course catalog.]]  
ANY CHANGES THAT INVOLVE A DIFFERENCE IN TUITION, E.G. CHANGE FROM 
LOWER DIVISION TO UPPER DIVISION, OR CHANGE IN PREREQUISITES, 
WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE THE FOLLOWING SPRING.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately
			Upon Approval of the Chancellor

	RATIONALE:  	Since the Fall course schedule goes to the 
		printer around March 15, there is not time for course 
		changes reviewed in the spring to be included.  Course 
		changes which involve an increase in tuition or change in 
		prerequisite are felt to be unfair to the student who 
		enrolls based on the published schedule.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves that UAF graduates who successfully 
complete an Honors Thesis and satisfy all other graduation requirements 
from the UAF Honors Program will have "University Honors Scholar" 
printed on their official transcript.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately
			Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE: 	The phrase "University Honors Scholar" is 
		routinely printed on diplomas of UAF graduates from the 
		Honors Program who complete requirements for 
		graduation with honors.  Unfortunately, the phrase has 
		not appeared on students' official transcripts.  This past 
		year the Faculty Senate authorized the "Honors Thesis 
		Scholar" option, including a provision for the phrase 
		"Honors Thesis Scholar" to be printed both on successful 
		graduates' official transcripts and diplomas.  If this can 
		be done for Honors Thesis Scholars, it ought to be done 
		for University Honors Scholars as well.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on December 6, 
1999:


MOTION
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves that, pending action to clarify the use 
of Unit Criteria in the faculty review process, UAF Regulations for the 
Evaluation of Faculty, section III, D. Unit Standards and Indices 
(Reprinted September 1997), shall apply to the extent it does not 
conflict with union contracts.  


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	Reference to Unit Criteria was inadvertently 
		deleted from the UAF Regulations for the Evaluation of 
		Faculty.  The Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee will 
		present an appropriate motion to the Senate to reinsert 
		Unit Criteria into policy and regulations.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to confirm the membership on the Ad 
Hoc Committee on Unit Criteria consisting of one member from each of 
the following committees:  Curricular Affairs, Faculty & Scholarly 
Affairs; Faculty Development, Assessment, and Improvement; and Faculty 
Appeals Committee.

	Janice Reynolds, Curricular Affairs
	Susan Grigg, Faculty & Scholarly Affairs
	Scott Huang, Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement
	Godwin Chuhwu, Faculty Appeals


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on Dual Enrollment 
(p. 12 UAF catalog) as follows:


[[  ]]     =  Deletion
CAPS  =  Additions


Dual Enrollment

The dual enrollment program allows high school students to register for 
UAF classes.  This program is open to the following:
* High school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above may register for two 
classes for a maximum of six credits.
* High school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.5 may register for one 
class.
* High school juniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above may register for one 
class.
* All other students are encouraged to contact the director of 
Admissions for information on course enrollment at UAF.

*HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE GPA 
REQUIREMENTS MAY ENROLL IN VOCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL 
COURSES, DEPENDING UPON PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, AFTER 
OBTAINING APPROVAL SIGNATURES FROM THEIR PARENT (GUARDIAN), 
HIGH SCHOOL OFFICIAL, THE INSTRUCTOR OF THE CLASS, AND THE 
APPROPRIATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

[[ Dual enrollment is available for many university classes appropriate 
for high school students.  Two very popular areas of study are Airframe 
& Powerplant and Culinary Arts.]]

Pick up a Dual Enrollment Application Form (valid for one semester) from 
your high school counseling office. You must file an application for 
each semester you wish to attend.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Spring 2000

	RATIONALE:    	Current policy excludes students with a high 
		school GPA of lower than 2.0 from taking any UAF courses.  
		This change would allow enrollment in developmental and 
		vocational courses only upon agreement by all designated 
		parties.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Accounting Technician 
Certificate.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000 or 
			Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #42 on file in the 
			Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.


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Executive Summary
Accounting Technician Certificate


A commonality among all Alaskan businesses, non-profits, organizations, 
and agencies is the language of accounting.  All entities that deal with 
money need accounting clerks and jobs continue to beg for experienced 
or educated accounting technicians.  

The University of Alaska Fairbanks requests approval of a certificate 
degree program for the College of Rural Alaska that would prepare 
students for entry level positions in accounting and bookkeeping.  
Training received in general accounting principles and practices, fund 
accounting, tax, payroll, mathematics, English composition, human 
relations, computer technology, and business would be applicable to 
working in private enterprises, corporations, non-profits, and 
government agencies.  The certificate draws courses from, and would 
directly articulate with, the Associates of Applied Sciences in Applied 
Accounting for those students wishing to further their education in this 
field.

The knowledge and skills needed by accounting clerks in Alaska were 
determined in collaboration with a number of employers across the State 
of Alaska.  Those determinations and the resulting program changes 
from the initial concept were verified by widely surveying diverse 
Alaskan employers.  See letters of support in Appendix A.  The program 
was also reviewed by the UAF College of Rural Alaska Faculty Council and 
the UAF faculty curriculum review committees for meeting academic 
standards.  The degree is designed to meet needs of Alaskan industries, 
organizations and individuals for accounting and bookkeeping to meet 
generally accepted accounting standards and other documentation or 
legal requirements.

No additional funding needs are anticipated to implement this 
certificate program.  The program will use existing courses, faculty and 
staff plus adjunct professors to ensure quality instructional delivery 
and conduct ongoing outcomes assessment to insure currency in the 
instructional program.  Current library collections, equipment, and 
facilities are adequate.

In 1997 a certificate of applied business was approved and in two years 
department credit hours double, while graduates rose from 7 to 33 per 
year.  Similar growth in credit hours and graduation rates are 
anticipated within two years of approving an Accounting Technician 
Certificate.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to delete the M.A.T. in Geology.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000 or 
			Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #23 on file in the 
			Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.


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Executive Summary


The Department of Geology and Geophysics requests that the MAT 
program in Geology be deleted.  This program has had two graduates in 
the last 30 years, the last being in 1989.  The program has had no 
student enrollment since 1989, and currently no resources (faculty or 
budgetary) are allocated to it.  The Department offers no courses that 
are specific to this program and deletion will not effect other programs 
in the system.  The School of Education offers MAT programs and these 
are the ones that most students enroll in.  Deletion of the Geology MAT 
program "cleans up the catalog" by removing an unused and somewhat 
redundant program.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION
=======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the M.A. degree program in 
Rural Development which includes the addition of seven new courses.  


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000 or 
			Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #8-14 and #17 on 
			file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.


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	SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA
	(Submitted by Alaska Native & Rural Development)
8.	NEW COURSE: RD 600 - Circumpolar Indigenous Leadership 
	Symposium, 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2000.
9.	NEW COURSE: RD 601 - Political Economy of the Circumpolar 
	North (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2000.
10.	NEW COURSE: RD 625- Community Development Strategies:  
	Principles & Practice (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective 
	Fall 2000.
11.	NEW COURSE: RD 650 - Community-Based Research Methods 
	(3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2000.
12.	NEW COURSE: RD 651 - Management Strategies for Rural 
	Development (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2000.
13.	NEW COURSE: RD 652 - Indigenous Organization Management 
	(3+0) 3 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective 
	Fall 2000.
14.	NEW COURSE: RD 655 - Circumpolar Health Issues (3+0) 
	3 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2000.


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Executive Summary
M.A. in Rural Development


The Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development, College of 
Rural Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, requests approval of a 
Master of Arts Program in Rural Development to be implemented in Fall 
Semester, 2000.

Rural Alaska communities face alarmingly high rates of unemployment, 
sharply limited economic opportunities, and a host of social, political, 
and ecological problems.  In attempting to address these problems, many 
communities find that indigenous leadership capacity is often limited 
and over-taxed.  This reality highlights a pressing need in rural 
Alaska:  the development of human capital.  The need exists for 
indigenous and other rural leaders who are skilled in managing 
corporations, governments, and organizations in a responsible, 
effective, and culturally appropriate manner.

The M.A. program in Rural Development will enable these leaders to 
complete a flexible program of graduate study that prepares them for 
effective and culturally informed community development.  The program 
will provide a broad overview of regional, national, and global forces 
influencing rural communities.  It will also provide specific 
analytical, communication, and information technology skills necessary 
for leadership in rapidly changing environment.  There will be a 
cultural dimension throughout the program recognizing traditional 
knowledge and involving indigenous elders.  Rigorous academic standards 
will be maintained through a well-trained faculty and prominent guest 
presenters.  

The RD M.A. degree will be available to both campus and place-bound 
students in rural communities.  A cornerstone for the program will be a 
ten-day "Circumpolar Indigenous Leadership Symposium," to be held in 
the fall semester of each year.  Internet, audio-conference, and other 
means will combine face-to-face seminars with distance delivery courses; 
a model used successfully in the RD B.A. degree program.  Prospective 
M.A. students are typically place-bound due to employment, family 
obligations, community responsibilities, and personal preference.  
Moving to a campus is often impossible for mid-career employees.  


The Rural Development M.A. Program has four major objectives:
1.	Educate leaders for indigenous and other rural Alaska communities 
who understand the dynamic interrelationship of those communities with 
global economy and who are competent to fill community leadership and 
management positions.

2.	Provide a quality program of advanced study for place-bound 
students in rural communities, combining face-to-face seminars and the 
development of a statewide network of rural leaders with cutting-edge 
distance delivery of instruction.

3.	Build strong ties to business and community leaders in rural 
Alaska, including creation of professional development plans for 
indigenous employees seeking career advancement.

4.	Create a model for innovation and flexibility in circumpolar 
graduate study that attracts international indigenous students and 
prominent national and international indigenous leaders and others as 
visiting scholars and affiliate faculty.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Ph.D. requirements (page 
40 of the 1999-2000 UAF catalog) as follows:


[[    ]]   = 	Deletion
CAPS  = 	Addition


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree is granted in recognition of scholarly 
attainment and proven ability.  University of Alaska Fairbanks [[staff 
holding rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) or above]] TENURED 
FACULTY, TENURE TRACK FACULTY, AND RESEARCH FACULTY are not 
eligible to become candidates for the Ph.D. WITHIN THE DISCIPLINE IN 
WHICH THEY TEACH at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Requirements

1.	The Ph.D. degree requires at least three full years of study 
	beyond the baccalaureate degree.  [[including up to 9 credits 
	of applicable and acceptable work transferred from other 
	institutions.]]  (SEE TRANSFER CREDIT)
2.	A minimum of [[one and one-half years (three semesters)]] 
	18 GRADUATE UAF CREDITS must be EARNED.  [[spent in 
	residence at UAF.]]
3.	In addition to satisfactory completion of a plan of study 
	developed in accordance with requirements listed above, 
	the Ph.D. candidate must complete the following:  
	a.	Submit a Graduate Study Plan (GSP), Appointment 
		of Committee form, and annual Report of Committee 
		form to the Graduate School.  It is suggested that the 
		GSP and Appointment of Committee forms be submitted 
		by the end of the first year of study.
	b.	Maintain [[enrollment of at least 6 graduate credits per 
		year (fall, spring, summer) or have an approved leave of 
		absence on file.]] ACTIVE STATUS.  (SEE REGISTRATION 
		REQUIREMENT)
	c.	Pass a written comprehensive examination.
	d.	Complete a minimum of 18 UAF thesis credits and 
		satisfactorily complete a thesis that is a substantial 
		contribution to the body of knowledge in the area.
	e.	Pass an oral defense of thesis examination.
	f.	Apply for graduation and be registered for at least 3 
		graduate credits in the semester in which the degree 
		is awarded.
	g.	Complete all degree requirements within the 10-year 
		time limit allowed.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000

	RATIONALE:  	This motion gives faculty approval to the 
		Ph.D. requirements and supports UAF's statewide 
		mission of Graduate Education.  It works for consistency 
		in the catalog by using UAF credits as defining points.  

		Wording changes in the first paragraph "...tenured faculty, 
		tenure track faculty, and research faculty....within the 
		discipline in which they teach...." are changes approved 
		by the Senate in April 1998 and modified by the Chancellor 
		in May 1999.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 91 on 
December 6, 1999:


MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to add the following guidelines in the 
section of the catalog (p. 40) which discusses Cooperative Programs.  


The following are guidelines for collaborative Ph.D. Graduate Studies 
ACROSS MAU'S.


1.  	There shall be at least four faculty members on the Graduate 
Advisory Committee for each UAF Ph.D. student.  At least two 
committee members shall be UAF faculty.  One of the UAF committee 
members must be on a tenure-track appointment in a Ph.D. granting 
department.  The committee shall be chaired or co-chaired by a UAF 
faculty.

2.  	The Graduate Advisory Committee and its chair and/or co-chairs 
must be approved by the program director and the Graduate Dean.

3.  	UAF rules and regulations on graduate studies shall apply to all 
UAF 
graduate students, including those concurrently enrolled at UAA or UAS.

4.  	The Graduate Advisory Committee must meet at least once a year 
to update the Graduate Study Plan and to review the student's progress 
toward the degree.  The annual progress report must be signed by all 
committee members and submitted to the UAF Graduate Dean.

5.	A comprehensive exam committee composed of the student's 
advisory committee and an additional member if appointed by the 
Graduate Dean will administer the Ph.D. comprehensive exam for each 
student.  

6.	The Ph.D. thesis defense is to be conducted on the UAF campus. 


	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000

	RATIONALE:  	This motion gives faculty approval to the policy 
		currently in place regarding collaborations between 
		faculty at different MAU's for mentoring Ph.D. students. 
		It supports the use of the catalog to communicate 
		Graduate School policy to students and faculty.  This will 
		be added to the catalog (p. 40) under Cooperative 
		Programs.