The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 97 on October 30, 2000: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Permanent) of the Bylaws, as follows: CAPS - Addition [[ ]] - Deletion PERMANENT 7. The Core Review Committee reviews and approves courses submitted by the appropriate school/college curriculum councils for their inclusion in the core curriculum at UAF. The Core Review Committee coordinates and recommends changes to the core curriculum, develops the process for assessment of the core curriculum, regularly reports on assessment of the core curriculum, monitors transfer guidelines for core courses, acts on petitions for core credit, and evaluates guidelines in light of the total core experience. This committee will also review courses for oral, written, and natural science core classification. The committee shall be composed of one faculty member from each of the core component areas: (Social Sciences, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, [[and]] Communication, AND LIBRARY SCIENCE) and one faculty member from a non-core component area. Membership on the committee will include an undergraduate student. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Library Science is a Core component area and should have full voting membership. ******************* The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 97 on October 30, 2000: MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the M.A. degree program in Cross-Cultural Studies. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers¹ Hall. *************** Executive Summary MA, Cross-Cultural Studies The intent of this request is to convert the current Ed.S. in Cross-Cultural Education to an M.A. In Cross-Cultural Studies, to be administered through the Department of Alaska Native Studies and the Center for Cross- Cultural Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks. This will serve to broaden the applicability and appeal of the degree/coursework currently available for graduate students under the Education Specialist degree to fields beyond education that also involve cross-cultural issues and utilize indigenous knowledge systems (e.g., ecological studies, natural resources, health care, community development, social services, justice, Native studies, etc.). The M.A. degree is also designed to incorporate and contribute to newly emerging bodies of scholarship that have much to offer in addressing critical needs of the state, and it will continue to be available to students by distance education, in combination with intensive seminars and summer courses on campus. These program changes will help to improve the quality and availability of services and provide for more efficient utilization of existing resources as current faculty contribute to the instructional and research functions associate with the reconstituted program. No additional faculty resources are required, since instructional/advising responsibilities previously associate with the Ed.S. program will be shifted to the M.A. program. In addition, the revised program draws on several existing courses and will continue to utilize the established distance education course delivery system. Graduate students in education who have already completed an M.Ed. degree but wish to pursue advanced work in "cross- cultural studies" will still be able to do so, but as a second master's degree, rather than at the post-masters level. Objective 1 - To extend graduate opportunities in cross-cultural studies to students outside Fairbanks and beyond the field of education, including people working in ecological sciences, natural resources management, health care, community development, social services, justice and Native Studies. Objective 2 - To provide research and advanced study opportunities in comparative knowledge systems, world views and ways of knowing. Objective 3 - To increase cross-cultural understanding through the dissemination of student/faculty research and cultural documentation. ******************* The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 97 on October 30, 2000: MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to delete the Ed.S. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers¹ Hall. *************** Executive Summary Education Specialist, Cross-Cultural Studies This request for the deletion of the Ed.S. degree reflects the reconstruction of the current Ed.S. in Cross-Cultural Education into an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies to broaden it applicability and appeal for graduate students in a greater variety of fields involving cross-cultural issues and indigenous knowledge systems, and to incorporate newly emerging bodies of scholarship that have much to contribute in addressing critical needs of the state. The Ed.S. has been a stand-alone degree within the UAF School of Education since the mid-1960s. It was initially created to provide a post- masters degree program for the preparation of school superintendents and was later expanded to include advanced study in the areas of cross- cultural education. Due to staffing reductions in the School of Education, the superintendents program was suspended in 1985, and then discontinued altogether at UAF when the responsibility for preparing school administrators was shifted to UAA in 1998. In the meantime, the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (which had responsibility for the Ed.S. program in cross-cultural studies under SOE) was retained in the College of Liberal Arts when the School of Education was administratively shifted to the Graduate School in 1998, so this proposal is, in part, intended to bring the degree program in line with the academic unit under which it is to be administered. The impact of the proposed revision on student enrollment will be relatively minor, as only five students have completed the Ed.S. since 1990, and there are no active students enrolled in the program at the present time. Graduate students in education who have already completed an M.Ed. degree but wish to pursue advance work in "cross- cultural studies" will still be able to do so, but as a second master's degree or an interdisciplinary Ph.D., rather than at the post-masters level. ******************* The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 97 on October 30, 2000: MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate recommends that the "Guidelines for the Evaluation Process for Administrators" formulated by the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee be adopted for use by committees assigned the task of reviewing administrators. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Each time an administrator is evaluated the committee assigned the task spends half their time developing a process for evaluation. This would save the committee time and also inform the administrators of the process prior to their evaluation. ************** GUIDELINES FOR THE EVALUATION PROCESS FOR ADMINISTRATORS 1. Within the first three weeks of the Fall Semester the Supervisor of the Administrator to be reviewed will appoint an Ad Hoc Administrator Review Committee consisting of three faculty and two staff members from the Administrator's unit. In the case of evaluation of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Provost will appoint an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of one faculty drawn from the UAF Faculty Senate's Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee, two graduate program department chairs, two Deans/Directors, and a student representative from the Graduate Student Organization. In the case of evaluation of the Dean of Students, the Provost will appoint an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of one faculty member from the UAF Faculty Senate's Curricular Affairs Committee and one faculty member from the Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee, two Deans/Directors, and one student representative from ASUAF and one student from the Graduate Student Organization. Additionally, two members of the UAF Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee shall serve in an ex officio capacity as representatives of the Faculty Senate. The Ad Hoc Committee will solicit input from all relevant constituencies on- and off-campus, including faculty, staff, and students. This may be accomplished through various instruments, e.g., a standard questionnaire completed anonymously and returned to the Committee Chair. 2. The Administrator to be evaluated will prepare a narrative self-evaluation of activities performed during the three year period (academic years) prior to the year of evaluation or since the last evaluation. This narrative should include reflections about how adequately s/he has fulfilled responsibilities of leadership consistent with his/her own performance expectations and those of faculty, staff, and students in the unit. Major or otherwise significant accomplishments should be highlighted. Any issues raised in the last evaluation should be referenced with a view to what progress has been made on those items. Finally, the self-evaluation should identify a limited set of reasonable goals for the unit over the next three years, with some discussion about specific strategies that may be undertaken through his/her administrative leadership. 3. The Ad Hoc Committee will interview a select sample of faculty, staff, students and others as relevant for further evaluative comments about the Administrator's performance. 4. The Ad Hoc Committee will interview the Administrator either in person or by conference call. The interview shall proceed on the basis of a selected set of questions which reference the Administrator's self-evaluation, the results of returned questionnaires, and the interviews of faculty, staff, and students. 5. The Ad Hoc Committee will prepare an evaluative summary, and submit its report to the Provost (in the case of evaluation of Deans and Directors) or to the Chancellor (in the case of evaluation of the Provost). The Ad Hoc Committee shall work as expeditiously as possible in completing its report and submit it to the Provost or Chancellor by March 15 of the Spring Semester. The report shall be submitted also to the UAF Faculty Senate's Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee for review. (a) At a date to be set by the Provost, the Provost shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee for final review, recommendations, and disposition of the Administrator¹s evaluation. An evaluative summary of the Ad Hoc Committee's report will be made available to the faculty and staff of the Administrator's unit upon written request to the appropriate supervisor. The supervisor of the administrator will then provide his/her formal evaluation taking into account the Ad Hoc Committee's report. (b) At a date to be set by the Chancellor, the Provost and the Chancellor shall meet to discuss the Ad Hoc Committee¹s evaluation of the Provost. During this meeting the Chancellor and Provost shall identify performance priorities for the next review period. The Chancellor shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the UAF Faculty Senate¹s Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee to summarize his evaluation. The Chancellor shall prepare an executive summary of the Provost's evaluation to be made available to the University community upon written request to the Office of the Chancellor. ******************* The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 97 on October 30, 2000: RESOLUTION ========= Whereas, in recent years there has been a movement nationwide as well as within the Alaska legislature to evaluate higher education using the market driven approach of consumer satisfaction. Whereas, a relationship has been shown to exist between a student¹s persistence and his or her expectations being met. Whereas, unmet expectations and low satisfaction appear to be the key factor in the attrition of students in good standing from institutions of higher learning. Whereas, it is a priority to attract and retain Alaskan students in the University of Alaska Fairbanks and keeping students satisfied while meeting their expectations, now, Therefore, Be it Resolved, That the UAF Faculty Senate supports the use of the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory which will examine the student expectations at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Specifically, it will examine what is satisfying and important to UAF students, compare student ratings to national benchmark data and check student perceptions against those of faculty and staff, and Be It Further Resolved, That the UAF Faculty Senate encourages faculty whose classes are randomly selected to allow time to hand out the survey and to encourage students to return it at the next class period. ******************* The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 97 on October 30, 2000: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to send the motion on "The Baccalaureate Experience" back to committee. EFFECTIVE: Immediately *************** REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to accept "The Baccalaureate Experience: Core Curriculum Requirements" as updated by the Core Review Committee. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The Core Curriculum requirements were approved by the UAF Faculty Senate in April 1990 and this document was printed and distributed in August 1990. Since then the Senate has approved numerous changes and additions to the guidelines. This document includes all the changes and an updated philosophy statement.