The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 99 on February 5, 2001: MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 9. (Steering Committee, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree Program). [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Additions STANDING A. An Administrative Committee will be composed of the chairpersons of all standing Senate Committees and of permanent Senate committees except [[the University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee,]] the Committee to Nominate Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. [[, and the BAS Steering Committee. ]] PERMANENT [[9. The BAS Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the BAS degree program. Specific duties of the Committee include: 1) evaluating proposals for including or deleting courses within the BAS degree and making recommendations to the CLA Academic Council and the Faculty Senate; 2) developing and evaluating procedures for advising BAS majors; 3) developing and assessing the BAS degree program. The Committee is responsible for establishing procedures for selecting the BAS coordinator and will select the coordinator for a 2-year term. The committee shall be composed of one faculty member elected from each of the following units: (CLA, CSEM, SOEd, CRA); one faculty member appointed by Faculty Senate; one representative from the Advising Center; the BAS coordinator; and the Dean of the School of Education and the CLA dean or dean designee as ex-officio members. ]] EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The School of Education is now responsible for the establishment of an advisory council for the BAS degree. The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Science, Engineering and Mathematics will be responsible for providing faculty members for the advisory council. ******************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 99 on February 5, 2001: MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant Program which includes six new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #35-40 and #41-42 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersš Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA (Submitted by Health Technology) 35. NEW COURSE: HLTH 152 - Dental Materials and Applications (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 36. NEW COURSE: HLTH 153 - Biomedical Sciences for Dental Assistants (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring and As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 37. NEW COURSE: HLTH 251 - Clinical Chairside 1 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 38. NEW COURSE: HLTH 252 - Clinical Chairside 2 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 39. NEW COURSE: HLTH 253 - Clinical Chairside 3 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 40. NEW COURSE: HLTH 254 - Dental Assistant Practicum (1+12) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary Certificate & A.A.S., Dental Assistant Program The field of dentistry has expanded in recent years. The Dental Assistant Certificate and A.A.S. degree program is designed to incorporate theory and application. This focused delivery will provide the student with the knowledge and job skills required for entry-level employment in the dental field. There is a current and future need for trained dental assistant. In a September 2000 analysis of employment of health care occupations in Alaska from 1998-2008, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development project a 64% increase in estimated growth of dental assisting positions in Alaska. This reflects an annual growth of 6.44% per year, for the next eight years. In a report prepared for the Human Resource Investment Council titled: University of Alaska Vocational Education Students FY 1998 -- Employment Earnings Before and After Training, student incomes were studied. Statistics showed that after successfully completing a dental assisting program there was a significant rise in total wage and salary earnings. Dental health care delivery is changing. Dentists are being challenged to deliver quality patient care as well as contain the rising costs. Managed care programs, patients loss of dental insurance and reduction in benefits, cost containment measures, and community pressure have amplified the market for competent and cross-trained dental assistants. Hiring Certified Dental Assistants allows the dentist to delegate advanced functions and thus extends dental services to more people. To summarize, there is a current need for educated dental assistants, which is projected to extend into the foreseeable future. The proposed Dental Assistant Certificate & A.A.S. program will prepare students for employment in the dental field. Following accreditation of the program, the graduates will be eligible to take the D.A.N.B. Certification examination. The modular format also provides early entry into the job market with completion of specific modules of the course work. This permits full time work while the student completes the remaining modules. Implementation of this program will position the College of Rural Alaska, Tanana Valley Campus to meet the present and increasing demand for vocational-technical training and provide the dental community with credentialed dental assistants. ******************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 99 on February 5, 2001: MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management Program which includes six new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #48-53 and #54-55 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersš Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA (Submitted by Tribal Management) 48. NEW COURSE: TM 101 - Introduction to Tribal Government (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 49. NEW COURSE: TM 105 - Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 50. NEW COURSE: TM 199 - Tribal Management Practicum I, 3 credits; offered Fall and Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 51. NEW COURSE: TM 201 - Advanced Tribal Government (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 52. NEW COURSE: TM 205 - Advanced Tribal Finance Applications (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 53. NEW COURSE: TM 299 - Tribal Management Practicum II, 3 credits; offered Fall and Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary Certificate & A.A.S., Tribal Management Program The Interior-Aleutians Campus, College of Rural Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, request approval of a Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management to be implemented in Fall Semester 2001. Through courses delivered locally in the home communities of our students, the Tribal Management Program will build the capacity of local governments in rural Alaska villages to take control of assets and resources for economic enhancement. In line with the mission of Interior-Aleutians Campus, the TMP will provide educational opportunities for students throughout the state without requiring them to change or leave their culture or heritage. The Interior-Aleutians Campus is committed to educating Alaska Natives and rural residents, assisting them to affect social changes in their communities, thereby enriching the quality of their lives and cultures. Particular consideration is given to the needs of permanent residents and students in non-traditional settings who seek skills and degrees suited to the rural economy and to the well being of rural communities. Due to the boom and bust cycles of Alaska's economic history, coupled with the thrust of Native peoples into the corporate world, many skills have been "imported" to regions by persons outside of the community and most often outside of the state. Many rural areas exist in a technology deficit, and the residents are becoming part of a "have-not" society. Given the lack of opportunity for education and employment as well as an infrastructure of tools for educational use, this challenge is especially poignant. The Tribal Management program is an oppor-tunity for students in rural Alaska to attain and maintain skills that sustain wellness, self-sufficiency, and on-going economic development. As Alaskan tribes and rural workforce take control of local resources and the local economy, we will continue to see a rise in the need for quality and relevant education in rural Alaska. As more jobs are created to meet the economic demand of rural government and business development, there will be a growing need for adequate skill development programs. Working in cooperation with organizations like the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Bristol Bay Native Association and other regional nonprofits throughout Alaska increases the probability of success for the Tribal Management Program. ******************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 99 on February 5, 2001: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy (pp. 14-15, UAF 2000-2001 catalog) as follows: [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = ADDITION Local Advanced Placement Credit Foreign Language After completing the course in which you were placed (above 101) and earning a B grade or higher, you may ask to receive [["bonus credit"]] CREDIT for the two immediately preceding prerequisite courses, if any. IN ADDITION, CREDIT (MAXIMUM 10) MAY BE RECEIVED IF THE COURSE WAS TAKEN AT AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY AND IS ACCEPTED AS EQUIVALENT TO AN APPROVED FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE AT UAF (B GRADE OR HIGHER). However, credit cannot be awarded for such courses if university credit has already been granted for them (for example, through College Board Advanced Placement national tests) or special topics courses, individual study courses, and literature or culture courses. CONTACT THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The existing wording in the catalog permits a UAF student who has foreign language expertise to 3 5credit for the two immediately preceding prerequisite UAF courses, if any, after completing the foreign language course in which they were placed (above 101) and after earning a B grade or higher. This modification allows for the same credit option to be available for students who desire to transfer in credit from an accredited institution. ******************** The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting # 99 on February 5, 2001: MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend to the UAF Administration that the following administrators be reviewed on a four year cycle according to the Guidelines outlined below: EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee was tasked with reviewing the policy for the faculty's role in the evaluation of administrators. The primary qualification for selection for periodic review by the Provost's office was administrators holding academic rank whose positions directly impact the academic programs and whose performance directly affects the ability of faculty to carry out their academic duties. ************** GROUP "A" Provost Executive Dean, College of Rural Alaska Dean, School of Agriculture & Land Resource Management Dean, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences Dean, Graduate School Dean, School of Mineral Engineering Dean, School of Management Dean, School of Education Dean, College of Liberal Arts Dean, College of Science, Engineering & Math GROUP "B" Director, Geophysical Institute Director, Institute of Marine Science Director, Bristol Bay Campus Director, Chukchi Campus Director, Interior-Aleutians Campus Director, Tanana Valley Campus Director of Library Director, Institute of Arctic Biology Director, Institute of Northern Engineers Director, Kuskokwim Campus Director, Northwest Campus Director, Alaska Cooperative Extension Director, Arctic Region Supercomputer Center Director, International Arctic Research Center Director, Fishery Industrial Technology Center, Kodiak Program Chairman, Marine Advisory Program Director of Fisheries Division, Juneau Campus/Program Directors in Group "B" should be periodically reviewed by their immediate supervisory administrator according to a process established at the discretion of the supervising administrator. Interim administrators who are still in place after four years should be considered for evaluation. Administrators holding interim appointment will be evaluated in their fourth year according to the process outlined below. Any administrator will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis when requested by 25 percent of the faculty in their unit. ************** 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 five members, at least three of whom must be faculty. (It is recommended that staff be included on the ad hoc committee as appropriate.) The chair of the committee shall be appointed from the Faculty Senate. One of the three faculty shall be appointed from the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee. In the case of evaluation of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Provost will appoint an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of two faculty drawn from the UAF Faculty Senate's Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee, one Dean/ Director, one member of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee, and a student representative from the Graduate Student Organization. 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 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) or to the Chancellor (in the case of evaluation of the Provost or any other administrator who reports directly to the Chancellor). The Ad Hoc Committee shall work as expeditiously as possible in completing its report and submit it to the Provost or Chancellor as the case may be by March 15 of the Spring Semester. (a) At a date to be set by the Provost, the Provost or administrator's supervisor shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee for final review, recommendations, and disposition of the Administratoršs evaluation. The supervisor of the administrator will thereafter 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 Committeešs 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 Senatešs Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee to summarize his evaluation.