The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Graduate Degree Requirements (page 39 & 43 of the 2000-2001 UAF Catalog) as follows: [[ ]] = Deletions CAPS = Additions GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS Grade Point Average and Grade Requirements You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) for good standing and to graduate. You must earn an A or B grade (no P grades) in [[300-]] 400 level courses; a C grade will be accepted in 600-level courses provided you maintain a B grade average. For the purposes of graduate good standing and meeting degree requirements, all grades, including those generated from retaking a course, are included in the GPA. MASTER'S DEGREES Credit Requirements a. Successfully complete a minimum of 30 semester credits. b. Complete at least 21 semester credits, including those earned for the thesis and research/project, at the 600-level. Remaining credits may be applied from courses at the [[300- and]] 400-level. c. No 100-, 200-, 300-, or 500-level credits may be applied toward master's degree requirements. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The above changes delete the use of 300-level courses as fulfilling graduate level course requirements. This brings UAF policy in the catalog into compliance with the Board of Regents' decision to disallow the use of 300-level courses for graduate study. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves provisionally to amend the UAF Faculty Appointment and Evaluation Policies and Regulations for the Evaluation of Faculty: Initial Appointment, Annual Review, Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure, and Sabbatical Leave as attached. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor's Approval RATIONALE: Unit Criteria as a component of evaluation, tenure, and promotion was apparently removed from the last "Blue Book" due to an erroneous belief that the faculty union contracts rendered them void or redundant in the "Blue Book". This is emphatically not the case, and so we have reinserted the relevant paragraphs on Unit Criteria from the previous "Blue Book". The Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee will make corrections to bring the policy into agreement with the ACCFT contract and submit it for reconsideration at the October 2000 Faculty Senate meeting. *************** [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Addition III. PERIODIC EVALUATION OF FACULTY B. UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES. UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES ARE THE RECOGNIZED VALUES USED BY A FACULTY WITHIN A SPECIFIC DISCIPLINE TO ELUCIDATE, BUT NOT REPLACE, THE GENERAL FACULTY CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN A., ABOVE, FOR EVALUATION OF FACULTY PERFORMANCE ON AN ONGOING BASIS AND FOR PROMOTION, TENURE AND SABBATICAL REVIEW. UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES MAY BE, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE, DEVELOPED BY THOSE UNITS WISHING TO DO SO. UNITS THAT CHOOSE NOT TO DEVELOP DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES MUST FILE A STATEMENT SO STATING WITH THE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE WHICH SHALL SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL REPOSITORY FOR APPROVED UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES. UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES, IF DESIRED, WILL BE DEVELOPED BY THE FACULTY IN A DISCIPLINE. AFTER APPROVAL BY A MAJORITY OF THE DISCIPLINE FACULTY, THE UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE COGNIZANT DEAN WHO WILL FORWARD THE UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES TO THE PROVOST. THE PROVOST WILL REVIEW FOR CONSISTENCY WITH POLICY AND WILL FORWARD THESE STANDARDS AND INDICES TO THE SENATE FOR ITS AND THE CHANCELLOR'S APPROVAL. UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES WILL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY BY THE FACULTY OF THE UNIT. REVISION OF UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES MUST FOLLOW THE ESTABLISHED REVIEW PROCESS. IF THE UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES ARE NOT REVISED, A STATEMENT OF REAFFIRMATION OF THE CURRENT UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES MUST BE FILED WITH THE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE, FOLLOWING THE REVIEW. UNIT STANDARDS AND INDICES, WHEN DEVELOPED BY THE FACULTY AND APPROVED BY THE SENATE AND THE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE, MUST BE USED IN THE REVIEW PROCESSES BY ALL LEVELS OF REVIEW. THEIR USE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE FOR TENURE OR PROMOTION TO INCLUDE THESE APPROVED STANDARDS AND INDICES IN THE APPLICATION FILE. IV. EVALUATION PROCESS FOR RETENTION, PROMOTION, TENURE, AND POST TENURE REVIEW A. Linkage of Promotion/Tenure. An award of tenure is concurrent with promotion and vice versa. Any faculty member applying for promotion to the associate level must also apply for tenure; and a faculty member at the rank of assistant professor may not apply for tenure without concurrently seeking advancement to the rank of associate professor. B. Faculty with Academic Rank 1. Criteria and Eligibility. A record of continuing effective performance shall be expected. Procedures, performance criteria and requirements are set forth in the applicable union contracts, UAF Faculty Policies, and in policies of the Board of Regents and the regulations of the University system currently in effect and as they may change. 2. Review Process. Promotion and tenure of a faculty member results from a multi-level process of evaluation beginning in the academic unit of the candidate. a. Constitution and Operation of the University-wide Peer Review committees. (1) For the purpose of evaluation for tenure and/or promotion of members of the United Academics bargaining unit, a list of the names of seven tenured unit members will be presented BY THE UAF FACULTY SENATE to the Provost who will select the committee or committees. Each unit peer review committee may nominate one of its members to serve. The list will be determined from those nominees by vote of all faculty who serve on unit peer review committees. Faculty shall remain on the list for a term of two years with the terms being staggered. No specific peer review committee can be represented by more than one person. A faculty member may not stand for promotion during the term of appointment to the list. (2) For the purpose of pre or post tenure evaluation of members of the United Academics bargaining unit, a list of the names of seven faculty members will be presented BY THE UAF FACULTY SENATE to the Provost who will select the committee or committees. Each unit peer review committee may nominate one of its members to serve. The list will be determined from those nominees by vote of all faculty who serve on unit peer review committees. Faculty shall remain on the list for a term of two years with the terms being staggered. No more than one faculty member on the list can be a member of any specific peer review committee. A faculty member may not stand for post tenure revue during the term of appointment to the list. (3) For the purpose of evaluation for tenure and/or promotion of members of the ACCFT bargaining unit, a list of the names of nine faculty members will be presented BY THE CRA EXECUTIVE DEAN to the Provost who will select the committee or committees. The list will be selected from the tenured faculty in the ACCFT bargaining unit by vote of those faculty. Faculty shall remain on the list for a term of two years with the terms being staggered. A faculty member may not stand for promotion during the term of appointment to the list. The Provost will appoint two members from the United Academics University-wide Promotion/ Tenure Committee to serve on the ACCFT Promotion/Tenure Committee. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to delete the B.A. in Physical Education, the B.S. in Exercise Science, and the Minor in Physical Education. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2000 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #114 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersą Hall. *************** Executive Summary As a consequence of the Program Assessment conducted in the mid 1990s, the Physical Education and Exercise Science degrees came under review and preliminary consideration was given to phasing out the degrees. In May 1997, following a resignation of the sole faculty member in Physical Education and Exercise Science, new admissions to the degree programs and minor were suspended. From 1997 through fall 1999, existing majors and minors in these degree programs were provided courses through lecturers and adjunct faculty. All of the students impacted completed their coursework by December 1999 and will have graduated by spring 2000. Since May 1997, the degree programs have functioned without full or part-time faculty, without a budget, and with no staff. Consequently, there will be no personnel effects, no budgetary effects, no effects on facilities, and no effects on current student enrollment if deletion of the degrees is approved. It is important to retain the courses within the discipline of PE and offer them as service courses as demands warrants. Several of the aquatic courses are taught periodically by American Red Cross Instructors or Instructor Trainers. A number of the courses have been taught as needed by the Athletic coaches. Two courses continue to be cross- listed, one with Education and taught by Education, and the other with Psychology and taught by Psychology. Finally, several courses are extremely useful for teacher education and advancement, as well as teacher training in PE. Courses will be offered as demand warrants during the academic year and during summer sessions. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION: ====== An Associate of Applied Science degree earned at any regionally accredited college or university may be used to meet requirements for a minor for the Bachelor of Arts degree. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: Currently we accept only those AAS degree programs listed in the Catalog (Pg. 30, 2000-2001 Catalog). There are other associate of applied science degrees offered through UAF (TVC) that cannot be used in this manner unless approved through the petition process. In addition, UAF recognizes any AAS degree from an accredited institution towards the Bachelor of Technology degree. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws, as follows: CAPS - Addition [[ ]] - Deletion [[STANDING 3. The Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs Committee will include five Senate members and will be responsible for the review and approval of graduate courses, curriculum and graduate degree requirements, and other academic matters related to instruction and mentoring of graduate students. The committee will also have responsibility for oversight, review and approval of all professional degree courses and programs including 500-level courses. The Dean of the Graduate school, Director of the Library, the Univesity Registrar, and one graduate student, are non-voting ex-officio members. PERMANENT 1. The Graduate School Advisory Committee will include three full-time faculty members appointed by the Senate President, three full-time faculty members appointed by the Provost, and one graduate student selected by the Provost from nominations submitted by the graduate faculty and student senate. The graduate student must have completed a minimum of one full year of attendance at UAF. Each department with a graduate program is limited to no more than one member. The Dean of the Graduate School and the President of the Faculty Senate are ex-officio non- voting members. The Dean of the Graduate School will convene regular meetings, and must convene additional meetings if requested by two members of the committee. The committee will advise the Dean of the Graduate School and the Provost on administrative matters pertinent to the operation and growth of graduate studies at UAF, including financial and tax-related issues and dealings with other universities. All recommendations regarding curricular matters will go to the Graduate Curricular Affairs Committee and the Faculty Senate for approval.]] PERMANENT 1. THE GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL INCLUDE TEN FACULTY MEMBERS. THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY, THE UNIVESITY REGISTRAR, AND TWO GRADUATE STUDENT, ARE NON-VOTING EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS. THE COMMITTEE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF GRADUATE COURSES, CURRICULUM AND GRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, AND OTHER ACADEMIC MATTERS RELATED TO INSTRUCTION AND MENTORING OF GRADUATE STUDENTS. THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OVERSIGHT, REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF ALL PROFESSIONAL DEGREE COURSES AND PROGRAMS INCLUDING 500-LEVEL COURSES. THE COMMITTEE WILL ADVISE THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE PROVOST ON ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS PERTINENT TO THE OPERATION AND GROWTH OF GRADUATE STUDIES AT UAF, INCLUDING FINANCIAL AND TAX-RELATED ISSUES AND DEALINGS WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The UAF Faculty Senate committee structure is more effectively and efficiently served by combining the duties of the Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs and the Graduate School Advisory Committee. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION ====== 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. *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the 2000-2001 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. *************** 2000 -2001 UAF FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP STANDING COMMITTEES Curricular Affairs Sukumar Bandopadhyay, SME (02) Dolly Garza, SFOS (01) Michael Hannigan, CRA (02) Chris Hartman, CSEM (01) Ron Illingworth, CRA (01) Jonathan Rosenberg, CLA (02) Judy Shepherd, CLA (01) Eduard Zilberkant, CLA (02) Ex-Officio: ^Ann Tremarello, Registrar's Office Wanda Martin, Advising Center Student Faculty Affairs Alvin Amason, CLA (01) Mark Box, CLA (02) Godwin Chukwu, SME (02) Mike Davis, CRA (02) Peter McRoy, SFOS (02) Barry Mortensen, CRA (2) Jonathan Wiens, CSEM (01) Ex-Officio: PERMANENT COMMITTEES Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients John Gimbel, CSEM (01) Jenifer McBeath, SALRM Trina Mammoon, CLA (01) Claus-M. Naske, CLA Non-University: Phil Younker Student: Ex-Officio: Paul Reichardt, Provost Core Review (Elected) Jin Brown, Communication, CLA (02) Suzanne Bordelon, English, CLA (01) Jill Faudree, Math, CSEM (02) Doug Schamel, CSEM, Sciences (02) Larry Vienniau, Humanities, CLA (02) Jordan Titus, Psy/Soc/SW, CLA (01) vacant, Engineering/Management (01) Student: Ex-Officio: ^Director, Library Sue McHenry, RSS Developmental Studies Committee (Elected) Nancy Ayagarak, Kuskokwim, CRA (00) Patty Baldwin, RSS (01) John Bruder, Bristol Bay, CRA (01) Lisa Buttrey-Thomas, Science, CSEM (00) Richard Carr, English, CLA (01) Jerah Chadwick, Devel. Studies, CRA (01) John Creed, Chukchi, CRA (01) Marty Getz, Math, CSEM (02) Cindy Hardy, TVC (02) Ron Illingworth, Interior Campus, CRA (01) Wanda Martin, Advising Center (01) Joe Mason, Northwest, CRA (02) Jane Weber, TVC (02) Ex-Officio: ^Jake Poole, TVC Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee (Elected) Godwin Chukwu, SME (01) Brian Himelbloom, SFOS (01) Ed Husted, CRA (01) Oscar Kawagley, SOEd. (02) George Khazanov, CSEM (01) Kristy Long, CRA/ACE (01) Joan Moessner, CLA (02) Mitch Roth, CSEM (02) Dennis Schall, SOEd. (01) Rick Steiner, SFOS (02) vacant, CLA (01) vacant, CNRDM (02) Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Barbara Butcher, CRA/ACE (01) Burns Cooper, CLA (01) Linda Curda, CRA (01) Rheba Dupras, CLA (02) Deborah McLean, SOEd. (01) Tom Robinson, SOM (01) Alexei Rybkin (01) Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee James Gardner, CSEM (01) John Gimbel, CSEM (01) Chuen-Sen Lin, CSEM (02) Charles Mason, CLA (01) Maribeth Murray, CLA (02) Roger Ruess, CSEM (02) Harikumar Sankaran, SOM (02) 3 vacancies Ex-Officio: Joe Kan, Graduate Dean. Tamara Lincoln, Libraries Ann Tremarello, Director, A&R Larry Duffy, Senate President Graduate Student Graduate Student *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following calendar for its 2000-2001 meetings. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Meetings have to be scheduled and the Wood Center Ballroom reserved well in advance. ************ UAF FACULTY SENATE 2000-2001 Calendar of Meetings Mtg. # Date Day Time Type 96 9/25/00 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 97 10/30/00 Monday 1:30 p.m. face-to-face 98 12/11/00 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 99 2/5/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 100 3/5/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. face-to-face 101 4/2/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 102 5/7/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference/ face-to-face Location: Wood Center Ballroom *************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #95 on May 1, 2000: MOTION ====== 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 2000. Senators will be kept informed of the Administrative Committee's meetings and will be encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. EFFECTIVE: May 1, 2000 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.