The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #143 on April 9, 2007

RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION

FOR THE

UAF RIFLE TEAM

WHEREAS, The UAF Rifle Team won its ninth NCAA championship title in March 2007, and

WHEREAS, The UAF Rifle Team successfully hosted the first NCAA Championship tournament in the state of Alaska, and

WHEREAS, The UAF Rifle Team won the national title with a team aggregate score of 4,662 (air rifle and smallbore), and

WHEREAS, The UAF Rifle Team was led by Christian Lejon, Matthias Dierolf, Matt Rawlings, and Patrik Sartz, and

WHEREAS, six team members were named All-Americans with Dierolf, Lejon, Rawlings and Sartz earning first-team honors in air rifle and Becky Hershberger received second-team honors.  First-team honors in smallbore went to Dierolf, Lejon and Rawlings and Sartz and Jace Bures earned second-team honors, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate congratulates the 2006-2007 UAF Rifle Team as NCAA champion and commends the team's superior performance. 

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #143 on April 9, 2007:

MOTION:
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The Faculty Senate moves to modify the "Guidelines for the Evaluation Process for Administrators" (Senate Meeting #115, 2003):

Group B Administrators:

In addition to being reviewed annually by his/her immediate Supervisor, "Group B" administrators are to undergo a 3-year comprehensive review. At a time designated by the Supervisor during the fall semester of the academic year of comprehensive review, the "Group B" administrator will submit a self-evaluation report to his/her Supervisor. The self-evaluation shall include: (1) comments on the annual performance evaluations; (2) a summary of his/her notable activities/accomplishments in the previous years; and (3) a statement of relevant goals/objectives relative to assigned or planned administrative duties for the upcoming years.  The Supervisor's evaluation shall include faculty and/or staff opportunity for comment on the "Group B" administrator's performance.  Comments received shall be referenced in anonymous and aggregate summary in the written evaluation provided to the "Group B" administrator.  The Supervisor will include, as part of the written evaluation, an appended workload assignment and/or statement of performance expectations for the "Group B" administrator for the subsequent review period.  A copy of the Supervisor's review, along with a summary statement of the process used to assure faculty/staff input into the evaluation, will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate Office by March 15 of the academic year the "Group B" administrator is scheduled for review.  The Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee shall review the written evaluation in performance of its oversight function in administrator review. 

The following criteria will be used to determine which administrators are placed on or removed from the "Group B" list. As vacancies and appointments occur, changes to the list shall be determined annually by the Provost in consultation with the Faculty Senate President.

• "Group B" administrator responsibilities must be administrative in nature.
  ("Group B" administrators must not be Union members, UNAC or ACCFT).

• "Group B" administrators report to "Group A" administrators.
  ("Group A" administrators report to the Chancellor, Provost, or a Vice Chancellor.)

• "Group B" administrators supervise faculty and are involved in faculty performance reviews.

A current list of both "Group A" and "Group B" administrators follows.

"Group A" Administrators (report to Chancellor, Provost or a Vice Chancellor)

Braddock

Joan

CNSM

Dean

Barnes

Brian

IAB

Director

Henrichs

Susan

Graduate School

Dean

Huesmann

James

Library

Dean

Joseph

Bernice

CRCD

Vice Chancellor

Hinzman

Larry

IARC

Director

Jonaitis

Aldona

Museum

Director

Lewis

Carol

SNRAS

Dean

Madsen

Eric

SOED

Dean

Marr

Wayne

SOM

Dean

Morrow

Phyllis

CLA

Dean

Reichardt

Paul

Provost

Sharpton

Virgil "Buck"

Vice Chanc. for Research

Smith

Roger

GI

Director

Wiesenburg

Denis

SFOS

Dean

Williams

Frank

ARSC

Director

Vacant/Acting

CEM

Dean

"Group B" Administrators (report to the above "Group A" administrators)

Allee

Brian

SFOS Sea Grant

Director

Castellini

Michael

SFOS IMS

Assoc. Dean

Caulfield

Rick

TVC

Director

Christie

David

SFOS GURU

Director

Connor

Billy

CEM, INE

Director

Cullenberg

Paula

SFOS MAP

Program Leader

Foote

Victoria

RC Health Programs

Director

Happ

George

IAB, INBRE

Program Dir.

Haugen

Lee

NWC

Director

Horner-Miller

Barbara

ARSC

Assoc. Dir.

Johnson

Clara

IAC

Director

Karulkar

Pramod

DPP, OEM

Director

Labelle-Hamer

Annette

GI Remote Sensing (ASF)

Director

Madison

Curt

CDE/IL

Director

McLean

Deborah

BBC

Director

Mitchell

G. Allen

AFES

Assoc. Dir.

Mohatt

Gerald

IAB, CANHR

Director

Pete

Pinney

CES

Interim Director

Pete

Mary

KUC

Director

Pullar

Gordon

CRCD, DANRD

Director

Saito

Linc

CC

Director

Vacant/Acting

SFOS, FITC

Director

Smoker

William

SFOS Fisheries

Director

Sugai

Susan

IARC

Assoc. Dir.

White

Daniel

CEM, INE

Director

Whitledge

Terry

SFOS, IMS

Director

 

               EFFECTIVE:              Fall Semester 2007

RATIONALE:         Because of the lack of uniform and consistent review of Group B administrators, the need for adequate criteria for identification of administrators in this category, the need to assure annual as well as comprehensive review with faculty/staff input, and the need to diminish Faculty Appeals & Oversight direct control of the process, the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee proposes revision to the process as stipulated.  

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #143 on April 9, 2007

MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to revise the requirements for how pre-majors move to major status (UAF 2006-2007 catalog, page 26 and 67) as follows:

PRE-MAJOR

If you do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to a baccalaureate degree program, you may be admitted to pre-major status within the department of your choice. 

[[You may later apply for a baccalaureate degree program and will be admitted if you]]  STUDENTS WHO are in good standing and have completed 14 credits at the 100-level or above with a C grade average (2.0) or higher, of which 9 credits must satisfy [[general]] baccalaureate [[degree]] CORE requirements SHALL BE MOVED TO MAJOR STATUS.

        EFFECTIVE:              Fall 2007

RATIONALE:            This is proposal is being submitted upon recommendation of the Dean’s Council.  The phrase general baccalaureate degree is not well defined.  For example, a student could take 14 credits of electives such as ABUS courses that may not count toward any specific baccalaureate program.  We would like to see progress toward baccalaureate completion for pre-majors to move to major status.

Pre-majors are typically of two types; first year students who are under prepared with respect to their high school core courses and/or gpa AND transfer students whose gpa is low.   Transfer students who transfer 14 credits (C or better) with 9 credits in courses counting toward the Core would simply have to achieve good standing (C gpa) to be moved to major status.

NOTE:  We no longer make pre-majors reapply for their specific four-year degree program.  The Assistant Provost reviews pre-majors at the end of each semester and moves those who qualify for major status by sending a list to the registrar.  A letter of congratulations is sent to these students.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #143 on April 9, 2007

MOTION :
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a policy on Retention of Course Records.  

Retention of Course Records

The classroom records pertaining to course work of any student that have not been returned to the student must be retained by the instructor for a period of one full semester (excluding summer session) after the semester in which the course was completed.  These records may include but are not limited to: exams and answer sheets, homework, course papers, term papers, essays, laboratory reports, and other assignments submitted by the student in order to fulfill the requirement of the particular course.  The Office of Information Technology must archive all Blackboard course content, including statistics, for a period of 1 1/2 years following completion of the course.

Classroom records of any instructor for the purpose of evaluation of grade must also be retained for a period of at least one full semester (excluding summer session) following the semester in which the course was competed.  These records may include but are not limited to: syllabus, class attendance, complete list of student’s performance in all relevant course work, paper work related to the determination of a grade, and a record of final grades.

In case of any dispute or grievance process initiated by the student all the above records must be retained until the end of the process.  Any records or copies of records that are required for program review, accreditation purposes, or any other audit as mandated by the university may be retained for a period as deemed required by the process.

After the retention period, all records may be destroyed or properly discarded.

        EFFECTIVE:              Fall 2007

RATIONALE:          The University does not have any policies or regulations regarding the retention of course materials, which has led to confusion among the faculty and has resulted in different retention practices and polices across the disciplines.  This proposed motion will help alleviate the confusion and provide a uniform retention policy across all disciplines.  The one-semester guideline is what was suggested by UA General Counsel as a reasonable policy to accommodate grade appeals. This policy should be added to the faculty handbook.

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #143 on April 9, 2007

MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moes to confirm Marsha Sousa and Larry Roberts as the 2007 Outstanding Senators of the Year.

        EFFECTIVE:              Fall 2007

 

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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #143 on April 9, 2007

RESOLUTION:
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate ratifies the election of President-Elect on the basis of the following ballot.

BALLOT

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Please vote for ONE individual to serve as the President-Elect of the UAF Faculty Senate for 2007-2008.

            ___      Jonathan Dehn

            _X__   Marsha Sousa