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.  


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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.


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	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.


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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.  


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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.


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	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.


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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.  


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.