The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #132 on October 31, 2005:

MOTION: 
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The UAF Faculty Senate recommends approval of the proposed change in Board of Regents Policy and University Regulations 10.04.02-03 adding Workforce Credentials and Occupational Endorsements.

 

EFFECTIVE:              Immediately

RATIONALE:              The Curricular Affairs Committee discussed the proposed revisions to the policies on Degree and Certificate Programs forwarded to the Faculty Senate for review and moves to forward them to the full Senate, with its recommendation that they be accepted. 

UAF through the College of Rural and Community Development has had a long standing practice of awarding departmental certificates of completion for occupational and workforce development programs.  This change to Regent's policy formalizes that practice at the UA level and will allow development of additional credential and endorsement programs. 

 

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REGENTS POLICY

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Program Approval                       P10.04.02

All program additions, deletions, major revisions, and offerings of existing programs outside the State of Alaska will be approved by the Board of Regents.  The Board delegates approval authority of Occupational Endorsements and Workforce Credentials to the President.   This Policy has a corresponding University Regulation.

(05-07-81, revised 02-16-96, revised XX-XX-05)

 

Program Credit Hour Requirements            P10.04.03

The minimum number of credits which may be required by a degree or certificate program will be, for each level:

Workforce Credential  - CEU, contact hour, non-credit only – no specified minimum
Occupational Endorsement            9 credits
Certificate   30 credits                  Master's degree                30 credits
Associate degree   60 credits          Graduate Certificate                   12 credits
Bachelor's degree   120 credits          Post-Baccalaureate Certificate       24 credits

The maximum number of credits which may be required by a degree or certificate program is, for each level:

Workforce Credential - CEU, contact hour, non-credit only – no specified maximum
Occupational Endorsement    29 credits
Certificate   60 credits                  Master's degree    45 credits
Associate degree   75 credits          Graduate Certificate    29 credits
Bachelor's degree   132 credits          Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 60 credits

The actual number of credits required for each degree and certificate, including prerequisites for required courses, will be specified in the current catalog of each university, community campus or community college.

The President may make exceptions to minimum or maximum credit hours for individual programs upon approval of the MAU faculty senate and the recommendation of the appropriate Chancellor.

While no minimum or maximum credit hours are required for the doctorate, a student is expected to be affiliated with the university for at least two years and complete all requirements for the degree within ten years.

 

UNIVERSITY REGULATION

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Program Approval            R10.04.02

A program summary form shall be submitted through the Systemwide Academic Council to the President in a format approved by SAC.  Occupational Endorsement and Workforce Credential program approvals shall be submitted to the President by the Chancellor through SAC.    SAC will ensure appropriate review by industry or other vested parties.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #132 on October 31, 2005:

MOTION:
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The Faculty Senate moves to amend the UAF catalog "Table of Substitutions: non-University of Alaska institutions" (page 31 of the 2004-05 catalog):

             EFFECTIVE:            Immediately
                                               Upon approval of the Chancellor.
                                               This will appear in the 2006-07 catalog.

RATIONALE: The purpose is to align credit for transfer courses from out of state more closely with university core-curriculum requirements.  Currently, transferring students receive core credit for taking courses elsewhere that do not approximate content required in the core curriculum.  The proposed changes will achieve greater consistency between the experience of general-education requirements for students starting their studies at the university and those transferring from out of the state system. 

The central component of the intellectual experience at the university is the core curriculum.  It is possible to achieve a better correspondence between the content of the core and the courses selected to substitute for core courses without making the curriculum into a procrustean bed.  

 

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[[  ]]  = Deletion
CAPS = Addition

TABLE OF SUBSTITUTION: Non-University of Alaska institutions

 

Perspectives on the Human Condition:

 

Transfer Courses

HIST 100X:  Modern World History

a Western or non-Western Civilization course at the 100-level or [[above]] 200 LEVEL (LOWER DIVISION), EXCLUDING INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL HISTORIES

ECON/PS 100X: Political Economy

[[a foundation course in political science, economics or law]]  A COURSE IN US OR COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY, OR US ECONOMIC HISTORY, OR MACROECONOMICS AT THE 100-LEVEL OR HIGHER

ANTH/SOC 100X:  Individual, Society and Culture

[[a foundation course in sociology, social/cultural anthropology, social psychology; psychology, language and culture, or cultural geography at the 100level or above]]
AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN ANTHROPOLOGY AT THE 100 OR 200 LEVEL (LOWER DIVISION).
AN INTRODUCTORY LEVEL COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY, OR LOWER-DIVISION SOCIAL PROBLEMS COURSE.
A COURSE IN CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY.

ENGL/FL 200X:  World Literatures

[[a literature course at the 100-level or above]] AN INTRODUCTORY OR LOWER DIVISION COURSE IN WORLD OR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE.

ART/MUS/THR 200X: Aesthetic Appreciation
or HUM 201X
or ANS 202X


a history or appreciation course in art, theatre or music at the 100-level or above

PHIL 322X: Ethics (Values and Choices)
or COMM 300X
or JUST 300X
or NRM 303X
or PS 300X

 

an upper-division course in ethics, or, with approval of the philosophy department, a lower-division course in ethics.

Other

Transfer Courses

 

Foreign Language

[[a minimum of two semesters in a single, non-English language.]]
TWO SEMESTER-LENGTH COURSES IN A SINGLE ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE OR OTHER NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR THREE SEMESTER-LENGTH COURSES (9 CREDITS) IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #132 on October 31, 2005:

MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on Probation and Academic Disqualification (2005-2006 UAF Catalog, page 72).

[[   ]]  - Deletion
CAPS - Addition

Probation

*            Undergraduate students--Students whose cumulative and/or semester GPA falls below 2.0 will be put on academic probation.  Students on probation [[should]] MAY not enroll in more than 12 credits a semester, UNLESS AN EXCEPTION IS GRANTED BY THE APPROPRIATE DEAN.  Probation may include additional conditions [[and/or credit limitations for the student's next enrollment at UAF,]] as determined by the dean of the college or school in which the student's major is located.  [[Probation students may]]STUDENTS ON PROBATION WILLbe referred for developmental advising/education and/or to an advising or support counseling center.  THE STUDENT WILL PREPARE WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR AN ACADEMIC PLAN FOR ACHIEVING A HIGHER GPA; THE ADVISOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FORWARDING THIS PLAN TO THE APPROPRIATE DEAN.  A STUDENT ON PROBATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER UNLESS THE ACADEMIC PLAN IS ON FILE.  Removal from probation requires the student's cumulative and semester GPAs to be at least 2.0.

Academic Disqualification

*            Undergraduate students--Undergraduate STUDENTS ON probation [[students]] whose semester and cumulative GPAs are less than 2.0 at the end of spring semester [[may]] WILLbe disqualified from degree-seeking status.  Disqualified students may continue their enrollment at UAF only as non-degree students and are limited to a maximum of 9 credits per semester.  To be eligible for reinstatement in an academic degree program, the student [[will normally be]] IS expected to earn at least a C grade in all courses taken as a non-degree student.  To be restored to degree-seeking status, the student must apply for readmission.  A STUDENT MAY BE REINSTATED BUT MAY STILL BE ON PROBATION, AND IF SO, WILL BE SO NOTIFIED.

EFFECTIVE:              Fall 2006

RATIONALE:              The current regulations are models of vagueness and lend themselves to arbitrary, inconsistent, and capricious interpretations.   In addition, they provide penalties, but no assistance, for students with poor academic performance.  These proposed changes are designed to address these problems.