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A G E N D A UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #100 Monday, March 5, 2001 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wood Center Ballroom
1:30 I Call to Order - Larry Duffy 5 Min. A. Roll Call B. Approval of Minutes to Meeting #99 C. Adoption of Agenda 1:35 II Status of Chancellor's Office Actions 5 Min. A. Motions Approved: 1. Motion to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 9. 2. Motion to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy. 3. Motion to recommend UAF Administrators be reviewed on a four year cycle according to Guidelines. B. Motions Pending: 4. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant. 5. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management. 1:40 III A. Remarks by Chancellor M. Lind 10 Min. B. Remarks by Provost P. Reichardt 10 Min. C. Debbie Wilson, UAF Dining Services 5 Min. 2:05 IV Governance Reports A. ASUAF -S. Banks / GSO - 5 Min. B. Staff Council - S. Culbertson 5 Min. C. President's Report - L. Duffy 5 Min. 2:20 V New Business 15 Min. A. Motion to approve a new integrated B.S./M.S. degree program in Computer Science, submitted by Curricular Affairs & Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (Attachment 100/1) B. Motion to amend the Constitution dealing with research faculty membership on Senate, submitted by Faculty Affairs, ***First Reading*** (Attachment 100/2) C. Motion to add Senate agenda item on budget presentation, submitted by Faculty Affairs (Attachment 100/3) D. Nomination for President-Elect 2:35 VI Discussion Items 30 Min. A. Accreditation - Dana Thomas & Ron Gatterdam See: http://www.uaf.edu/provost/accreditation/draft/ 1. Standard 1 - Institutional Mission and Goals 2. Standard 6 - Governance and Administration 3. Standard 9 - Institutional Integrity 3:05 VII Public Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:10 VIII Committee Reports 15 Min. A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth (Attachment 100/4) B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy (Attachment 100/5) C. Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee - J. Gardner (Attachment 100/6) D. Core Review - J. Brown E. Curriculum Review - S, Bandopadhyay F. Developmental Studies - J. Weber (Attachment 100/7) G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - T. Robinson (Attachment 100/8) 3:25 IX Members' Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:30 X Adjournment ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/1 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS & GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a new integrated B.S./M.S. degree program in Computer Science. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #66 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersš Hall. *************** Executive Summary B.S./M.S., Computer Science The Department of Mathematical Sciences proposes a NEW integrated Computer Science BS/MS degree program for qualified undergraduate students to complete BS and MS degrees in a shorter time than traditional BS plus MS degrees. The combined accelerated degree for Computer Science undergraduate students is designed for students to complete both a Bachelor in Science and a Master in Science in five years. The basic rationales for the program are: 1. Better use of University resources 2. Leverage existing strong BS programs to increase graduate enrollment. 3. A national trend in a highly demanding field 4. An attractive option for qualified undergraduate students Students, university, and industry are three most important components for the technology advancement. Since this is an integrated program for excellent students through planning and commitments, it is a win-win-win (WWW) program. Students can finish both degrees in shorter time without sacrificing educational quality in the discipline. The university can retain excellent undergraduate students in the graduate program and increase the enrollment and throughput. Computer science graduates have accepted positions with Microsoft, IBM, SUN, DEC, ARCO, BP as well as government agencies (state and federal), research institutes and centers. They are main stream workforces for the information era. ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/2 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY AFFAIRS *******FIRST READING****** MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Article III, Section 2 of the UAF Faculty Senate Constitution as follows: [[ ]] = Deletions CAPS = Additions ARTICLE III - Membership Sect. 2 Voting members of the Senate must EITHER hold academic rank [[and must be]] WITH full-time CONTINUING APPOINTMENT AT [[permanent employees of]] the University of Alaska FAIRBANKS OR HOLD SPECIAL ACADEMIC RANK WITH TITLE PRECEDED BY 'RESEARCH' OR 'TERM'. EFFECTIVE: Upon Chancellor approval RATIONALE: The number of research faculty on campus has increased in recent years. Members of this faculty group seek participation in faculty governance as well as representation on the Faculty Senate. This change accommodates this group of faculty. ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/3 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY AFFAIRS MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves that the Senate agenda will include a standing agenda item on the university budget and it associated priorities, to be presented by the Chancellor and/or designated representative. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Review of the university budget is one of the charges of the Faculty Affairs Committee. ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/4 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS Curricular Affairs Committee Meeting Report - Ron Illingworth, Chair The Curricular Affairs committee held audioconferenced meetings on February 7th and 21st and sponsored two open forum discussions on distance learning on February 15th and 22nd Our next committee meeting is scheduled for 7 March, 2001 from 1145-100pm. All meetings are audioconferenced as well as face to face as several members of the committee are from outside Fairbanks. The committee reviewed the current policy regarding double counting of courses and concurred with the Core Review Committee in retaining the wording in the catalog: "Courses used to meet core requirements may not be used to meet any other requirements for a degree." The School of Education provided a presentation on the current proposal for a new BA in Education. The proposal is proceeding through the approval process and will be presented to us for action after March 19th. The committee moved to accept the recommendation of the BT committee to recognize the journeyman status for demonstration of competency and credit award for a student. The acceptance was forwarded to the Governance Office for action. The chair of the committee reported on UAF participation in the two Dialogue on Distance Education open forums which have been held. The third forum in the series, concentrating on student issues, will occur on 7 March 2001 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. in the Kayak room of the library. Over 50 people and 7 audioconference sites have joined in the discussion so far. Materials from the discussion may be viewed at http://www.dist-ed.uaf.edu/distancelearning/forum.html. Issues which develop from this dialogue will be brought to the committee for resolution. We hope that issues and proposals regarding distance education currently being discussed at the SAC and Faculty Alliance will be presented to UAF faculty for our consideration and input prior to their implementation. The committee discussed student requests to include a 4 year schedule of courses in the catalog and to change the policy on which grade counts when a course has been retaken. Committee members believed that the catalog is not the best place to site a 4-year schedule of courses. However, this raises advising issues and we recognized a sense of student frustration. We will continue to dialogue with the student organizations regarding these two issues. ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/5 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY AFFAIRS FACULTY AFFAIRS MEETING REPORT, 21 February 2001 Committee Members Present: M. Box, M. Davis, J. McBeath, C.P. McRoy (chair) and J. Wiens Old Business: 1. Research Faculty Membership: After some discussion by the committee and noting the rationale brought forward from the 99-2000 Senate on the issue of membership of research faculty on the Faculty Senate, the committee the following motion was unanimously passed. This would be a change in the Senate Constitution. With respect to Article III, Section 2 of the UAF Faculty Senate Constitution MOTION: ARTICLE III - Membership Sect. 2. Voting members of the Senate must EITHER hold academic rank [[and must be]] WITH full-time continuing APPOINTMENT AT [[permanent employees of]] the University of Alaska FARIBANKS OR HOLD SPECIAL ACADEMIC RANK WITH THE TITLE PRECEEDED BY 'RESEARCH' AND HAVE THAT RANK FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS. 2. Legislative Interaction This is a broad area of responsibility for Faculty Affairs under the Senate Bylaws. Mike Davis took a class to Juneau in the first of February for instruction on the legislative process. This was well received by the Legislature. Faculty Affairs will pursue ways to inform faculty and the Legislature on needs and process. 3. Term Faculty Promotions: Dean Leipzig brought this item to the committee last semester. After further discussion with the Dean the Faculty Affairs Committee recommends that no action be taken at this time to formalize a policy on promotion of instructors. 4. Other Items Faculty Affairs noted that its portfolio includes responsibility for fiscal issues. To this end the following motion was passed unanimously: MOTION: Faculty Affairs requests inclusion in the Senate agenda a presentation and discussion by the appropriate administrators of the university budget and its associated priorities. ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/6 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE Graduate Advisory and Academic Committee - Jim Gardner, Chair GAAC met February 12 and 26, 2001. At the February 12 meeting, GAAC approved the one Trial Course submitted to the committee. The committee also finalized a rough draft for recommended regulations for Graduate Student Advisory Committees and dispersed the draft to all Chairmen of departments with graduate degree programs. At a future meeting GAAC will revise that draft based on received comments. At the February 26 meeting, GAAC approved the proposed combined BS/MS degree in Computer Science and will forward it to the full Senate for the March 5 meeting. GAAC also began reviewing the proposed M.A. in Administration of Justice, with David Blurton in attendance and decided to postpone final decision until further review. No other business was discussed and the committee adjourned to their other mounds of work. ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/7 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES Minutes of The Developmental Studies Committee February 15, 2001, Wood Center Conference Room B Attending: Barbara Adams, Patty Baldwin, John Bruder, Rich Carr, Jerah Chadwick, John Creed, Marty Getz, Cindy Hardy, Marjie Illingworth, Ron Illingworth, Joe Mason, Wanda Martin, Greg Owens, Lisa Thomas, Jane Weber. The committee met, discussed and acted on the following items: Preparation for the upcoming meeting with President Hamilton. Chancellor Lind and Provost Reichardt have requested to meet with us before our meeting with Hamilton. This meeting is set for March 1. We need to gather data to present to Hamilton with copies for Lind and Reichardt. Specifically, we will gather information on the UA scholars that shows the level of these students, as shown by Compass, Asset, ACTs, or SATs and shows how they are served by Developmental classes currently in place. Wanda suggested that we use statistics from the Early Warning program that show the levels of entering UAF students and how many have enrolled in Developmental courses. We will also request similar information from Bethel and the Emerging Scholars program. In addition we will look at the data Greg has generated to see if it applies. Ron will check with NADE to gather data on how our Developmental programs compare with other schools, and he will also glean data from the accreditation report that shows the number of full-time and part-time faculty and the number of students in our programs. In addition, we agreed to keep the discussion focussed on the original concern that led to our request for a meeting with Hamilton: how best to serve UA scholars who come to our programs underprepared to the extent that they need courses below the level of our current Developmental offerings. We agreed to have all this information to Jane by February 23 so she can fax it to members of the committee and to Hamilton, Lind, and Reichardt. FY03 Initiatives: The initiatives for a Student Learning Center put forth by Wanda and by Jane, Cindy, Marjie, and Debbie are going forward, but have been combined with an initiative from Joan Braddock on advising issues and with another advising initiative from Wanda. The amount of the initiatives has been significantly scaled back. Ann Secrest and Jane did compose a proposal letter for a FIPSE grant and the two SSSP grants submitted by CRA and a group consisting of RSS and Upward Bound and others are still out there, with notification due in May. PRAXIS: Issues relating to the PRAXIS exam have come to the attention of this committee. Specifically, we looked at some statistics from Delena Norris-Tull on the numbers of students in different categories who have failed the PRAXIS test. Of these, the numbers of rural and Alaska Native students failing is most worrisome. Since PRAXIS is not a topic of discussion at our meeting with the President, we have decided to table this discussion until a later meeting. Future Meetings: March 1, 2:00-3:30pm. Chancellor's Conference Room Meeting with Lind and Reichardt 2-3 March 5, 10:00am-12:30pm. Chancellor's Conference Room Meeting with Hamilton 11-12 March 22, 2:00-3:30pm. Regular meeting. Wood Center Conference Room B ******************** ATTACHMENT 100/8 UAF FACULTY SENATE #100 MARCH 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Committee Meeting Report The Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement committee held itšs meeting on January 23, 2001 as an audio-conference from 11:30 - 12:30 in the library conference room (341). Those present: B. Butcher, J. Collins, B. Cooper, L. Curda, R. Dupras, D. McLean-Nelson, J. Morrison, R. Norris-Tull, E. T. Robinson, C. Price. Absent: A. Rybkin The meeting was convened by chair Robinson. Following introductions, the minutes of the last meeting (11/12/2000) were accepted as presented. Chair Robinson reported on the administrative meeting where our post- tenure resolution was presented. Due to the Fairbanks team that will be attending the AAHE conference at which a section will address post- tenure review, the committeešs resolution was tabled. It is hoped that the team will be able to better evaluate the nature and direction our post-tenure review should follow based on the conference. The Tuesday meeting time at 11:30 ­ 12:30 was reconfirmed for our committee gatherings. Joy Morrison reported on various activities. A main item presented was that relating to a grant writer presentation scheduled in March through Ted DeLaca. A planned workshop on grant writing by Bob Lucas on 3/20 is to provide for a maximum of 25 faculty. Elements of scholarly writing and the desirability of making the presentation cover greater breadth and for more than the one day was discussed at length. Development funds should be made available to expand the original plans. A variety of scenarios were discussed as to who could/should be involved in the limited and expanded presentations and how the committeešs desires are to be communicated. After much discussion it was decided that Deans Collins, Norris-Tull and Joy Morrison meet after our meeting to discuss the various possibilities with DeLaca and the Provost. Results of these efforts will be reported as decisions are made. The Fairbanks team attending the AAHE conference, in addition to post-tenure review will share their enlightenment with the committee upon their return. Topics of the sessions will include, in addition to post-tenure review, faculty roles & rewards, technology impact, honoring different forms of scholarly excellence, and other items of interest. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 13, 2001. The committee adjourned. Respectively submitted, E. Tom Robinson