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A G E N D A UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #102 Monday, May 7, 2001 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wood Center Ballroom
1:30 I Call to Order - Larry Duffy 5 Min. A. Roll Call B. Approval of Minutes to Meeting #100 & 101 C. Adoption of Agenda 1:35 II Consent Agenda A. Resolution of Recognition for the UAF Chapter of AISES, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/1) B. Resolution of Recognition for the UAF Chapter of AIBL, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/2) 1:35 III Announcements & Presentations 10 Min. A. Announcement of Usibelli Awards (Attachment 102/3) B. Announcement of Emeriti Faculty Awards (Attachment 102/4) C. Presentation of Resolutions 1:45 IV Status of Chancellor's Office Actions 5 Min. A. Motions Approved: 1. Motion to amend the Constitution dealing with research faculty membership on Senate. 2. Motion to approve a M.A. degree program in Administration of Justice. 3. Motion to approve the B.A. degree in Elementary Education. 4. Motion to amend the Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions. 5. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management. B. Motions Pending: none 1:45 V A. Remarks by Chancellor M. Lind 10 Min. B. Remarks by Provost P. Reichardt 10 Min. (Attachment 102/5 & 102/6) C. Guest Speaker - Wanda Martin, Advising Center 10 Min. 2:15 VI Governance Reports A. ASUAF -S. Banks / GSO - 5 Min. B. Staff Council - S. Culbertson 5 Min. C. President's Report - L. Duffy (Attachment 102/7) 5 Min. 2:30 VII Unfinished Business 40 Min. A. Motion to approve the list of the 2000-2001 degree candidates, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/8) B. Motion to amend Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution, submitted by Administrative Committee, (Attachment 102/9) C. Motion to approve the Ph.D. degree program in Engineering, submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (Attachment 102/10) D. Motion to approve the M.S. degree program in Computational Physics, submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (Attachment 102/11) E. Motion to approve a policy on Graduate Advisory Committees, submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (Attachment 102/12) F. Motion to approve the A.A.S. in Process Technology, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 102/13) G. Motion to establish a policy on academic program review and assessment, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/14) H. Additional nominations & election of the President-Elect I. Resolution to ratify the election of President-Elect, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/15) J. Resolution on faculty compensation, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/16) K. Motion to amend the Section 3 (Article V: Committees) of the Bylaws by deleting E.4., submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/17) 3:10 VIII Annual Committee Reports 15 Min. A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth (Handout) B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy (Attachment 102/18) C. Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee - J. Gardner (Attachment 102/19) D. Core Review - J. Brown E. Curriculum Review - S. Bandopadhyay F. Developmental Studies - J. Weber (Attachment 102/20) G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu (Attachment 102/21) H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - T. Robinson (Attachment 102/22) 3:25 IX Members' Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:30 X Public Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:35 ***BREAK*** 10 Min 3:45 XI 2001-2002 Faculty Senate Members Take Their Seats A. Roll Call of 2001-2002 Members 5 Min. B President's Remarks - Norm Swazo 3:50 XII New Senate Business 20 Min. A. Motion to endorse 2001-2002 committee membership, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/23) **BREAK FOR 5 MINUTES FOR ELECTION OF STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS** B. Motion to approve the 2001-2002 UAF Faculty Senate meeting calendar, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/24) C. Motion to authorize the Administrative Committee to act on behalf of the Senate during the summer months, submitted by Administrative Committee (Attachment 102/25) 4:10 XIII Members' Comments/Questions 5 Min. 4:15 XIV Adjournment ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/1 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION WHEREAS, the students of the UAF Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) have won the Stelvio Zanin Distinguished Chapter Award for an unprecedented third time (1994, 1996 and 2000) and twice was runner-up (1995 and 1998), and WHEREAS, through their collaborative efforts AISES Chapter students have effectively reinforced each other's continued progress toward academic and career goals, and WHEREAS, under the leadership of Adrienne Orr, Kimberly Ivie, Delores Huffman, Loda Griffeth, Jessica Warrior, Johanna Bauman, Joshua Peter, Wily Splain, Lee DeWilde, Calvin Moses and Jeff Davis, an endowed scholarship fund was established by the UAF AISES Chapter, and WHEREAS, numerous internship and professional employment opportunities as well as travel opportunities were made available through the UAF AISES Chapter, and WHEREAS, the Chapter members have establish ongoing mentoring relationships with many Native UAF alumni, and WHEREAS, the AISES students have implemented outreach programs to high school groups and started a volunteer tutoring program, and WHEREAS, the AISES UAF graduates are taking important positions in the professional world and contributing to the decision making which will shape the future of Alaska, now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate wishes to recognize the outstanding students of the UAF Chapter of AISES. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/2 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION WHEREAS, the students of NABL (Native American Business Leaders), the UAF Chapter of the American Indian Business Leaders' Organization (AIBL), were presented with the "Student Chapter of the Year" award at the recent National AIBL Leadership Academy held in San Diego, and WHEREAS, the UAF Chapter of AIBL also won the Thousandaire Competition, took third place in the Tribal Business Plan competition and third place in the Owl Dance Competition, and WHEREAS, the UAF Chapter is a student-based organization designed to support and promote students interested in business and rural economic development, and WHEREAS, under the leadership of Carol Hollingsworth, Mary Sage, Brenda Erlich, Louise Chikigak, Russell Snyder and Timothy Murphrey the UAF Chapter of AIBL has excelled in building its membership base, shows teamwork, and is active year round, and WHEREAS, the AIBL student group is very supportive of one another, work together to accomplish goals, and WHEREAS, the AIBL students work to establish networks with local businesses by bringing in guest speakers to speak on important issues to members, and WHEREAS, the AIBL student members volunteer for the Festival of Native Arts and work on various fundraisers to benefit non-profit youth organizations in the community, and WHEREAS, along with Rural Student Services, the UAF Chapter of AIBL helps organize and select recipients for the annual Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Awards which recognizes UAF staff and faculty who have shown their support for Native and rural students, now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate wishes to recognize the outstanding students of NABL, the UAF Chapter of the American Indian Business Leaders' Organization. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/3 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 Usibelli Awards Nominees 2001 Teaching: Charlie Dexter Professor, Business Systems Technology 2001 Recipient John Fox Professor, Forest Sciences Frank Soos Professor, English Hans Nielsen Professor, Physics John Keller Professor, Chemistry Research: Claus-M. Naske Professor, History 2001 Recipient Daniel Walsh Professor, MIRL Max Wyss Professor, Seismology Gerald Mohatt Professor, Psychology Don Button Professor, Marine Science Larry Duffy Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Service: Bob Carlson Professor of Civil & Electrical Engineering, Interim Dean SME 2001 Recipient Jerah Chadwick Associate Professor, English Dan Walsh Professor, MIRL ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/4 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 2000-2001 Emeriti List Dr. John Aspnes, CSEM/EE, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus Dr. Karen Colligan-Taylor, CLA, Professor of Japanese, Emerita Dr. Peter G. Cornwall, CLA, Associate Professor of History, Emeritus Dr. Frederick C. Dean, CSEM/IAB, Professor of Wildlife Management, Emeritus Dr. Lewis J. Haldorson, SFOS, Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus Dr. Fredric M. Husby, SALRM, Professor of Animal Science, Emeritus and Dean Emeritus Professor Dorothy J. Jones, CRA/TVC, Associate Professor of Computer Applications, Emerita Dr. Claus-M. Naske, CLA, Professor of History, Emeritus Dr. Augustus J. Paul III, SFOS, Professor of Marine Science, Emeritus Dr. W. Roger Powers, CLA, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus Dr. James B. Reynolds, SFOS, Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus Dr. James S. Sedinger, CSEM/IAB, Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Emeritus ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/5 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 April 9, 2001 TO: Deans and Directors FROM: Paul Reichardt, Provost SUBJECT: Classified Research at UAF The Geophysical Institute has requested approval to resume an agreement which would result in some of their employees conducting militarily "classified" research. I have said that I will consider approval under the following conditions: 1. The work will be conducted in a way that does not restrict activities on any part of the main campus. Restrictions to general access to off- campus facilities shall affect only a portion of the site (Poker Flat in this case). 2. No students shall be involved in classified research. 3. There must be evidence of faculty approval, or at least absence of significant objection. In this case I have required a meeting of GI faculty to discuss the proposal, a meeting at which Larry Duffy and Norm Swazo will be present. Subsequently, the GI faculty will inform me of their position. If it is in support of the project, I will consult with Larry and Norm (as representatives of the UAF faculty) before making a decision. 4. If I approve pursuit of the agreement, it will be on a one-time, trial basis. It will not represent a UAF "policy" to participate in classified research. I realize that "classified research" at universities is a tricky and difficult issue. I also realize that UAF may be entering an era when we will be regularly approached with proposals to become involved in this type of work. So, irrespective of the final decision on this case I urge you to begin discussions and considerations of the topic. cc: Marshall Lind Frank Williams Mark Hamilton ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/6 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH Within the Office of the Provost, which has overall responsibility for management of the research programs for UAF, the Vice Provost for Research is the senior academic administrator responsible for the oversight and advancement of the research mission of UAF. The Vice Provost for Research is the principal advisor to the Provost and the Chancellor on all matters which pertain to research and is the major institutional advocate for research matters. The Vice Provost for Research is charged with developing a program of support and advocacy for faculty endeavors in research and scholarship. A number of elements of the responsibilities of the Vice Provost for Research are outlined below. - Provides and facilitates entrepreneurial leadership in developing and expanding UAFıs research portfolio for individual faculty projects and larger-scale multidisciplinary initiatives in research. - Encourages and oversees interdisciplinary research at UAF. - Assists faculty to identify and compete for external funding opportunities. - Develops and supervises programs to increase research faculty effectiveness and success. - Promotes UAF research activities throughout the state and nation. - Develops and fosters relationships with local, state, and federal agencies and assists faculty members in working as UAF point of contact with those agencies to develop research opportunities. - Strengthens cooperative research endeavors with public and private organizations. - Represents the values of research, scholarly work, and creative activity to a wide array of audiences. - Develops, in cooperation with the Research Working Group, an annual research plan(s). - On behalf of the Provost, develops and manages the annual research budget for the campus and performs periodic analyses of sponsored projects proposals, awards, expenditures, and overhead generated. - Oversees and reports on issues of technology transfer, commercialization and economic development to the Provost (and the UA Vice President for Research). - Oversees and encourages the further development of the UA Intellectual Property Office. - Implements and supervises various federally-mandated research compliance infrastructures; administers the UAF Office of Research Integrity and Compliance. - Serves on the Chancellorıs Cabinet. - Develops research policies as the need arises. - Supervises the UAF Office of Sponsored Programs. - Provides institutional signature for grants grant proposals (will be delegated to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs). - Oversees the overall operations of the units directly reporting to this position (presently, Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory, Alaska Data and Visualization Analysis Laboratory, Modus Ground Station.) - Works closely with the dean of the Graduate School to promote graduate education. - Provides dynamic leadership in integrating research into undergraduate education. - Supervises small grant programs for undergraduate research. - Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/7 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 President's Comments - Larry Duffy As this is my last meeting as President, I want to thank the Senators for their effort this year. Even though my theme for the Senate was one of "Peace and Tranquility", the Senate was faced with many external pressures such as the initiative program, development of a UAF academic plan, development of a B.A. in Education, distance delivery, accreditation, etc. The various committees handled these issues not only in a thoughtful and collegial manner but with the appropriate haste required in modern universities' shared governance systems. This Senate has demonstrated that it can work well under pressure with the UAF administration as seen in the Policy on Review of Administrators. Also, you have demonstrated that faculty governance, as the theory states, when involved in academic and financial planning, can deliver plans that are greater than individual interests. This Senate is a great example of the potential of the shared governance model. Today, as we'll seat a new Senate, I urge those who are staying on to continue the culture of the 2000-01 Senate in representing all faculty, bipartite, tripartite, research, and term in a collegial and positive manner. UAF is off to a good start in this century. Let us continue this year's progress and following the Strategic Plan begin the creation of Centers of Distinction so that UAF becomes the leading circumpolar university in the world in the near future. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/8 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate recommends to the Board of Regents that the attached list of individuals be awarded the appropriate UAF degrees pending completion of all University requirements. [Note: copy of the list is available in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.] EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: These degrees are granted upon recommendation of the program faculty, as verified by the appropriate department head. As the representative governance group of the faculty, we are making that recommendation. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/9 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution as follows: [[ ]] = Deletions CAPS = Additions ARTICLE IV - Officer Sec. 2 The President and President-Elect shall be elected [[from and]] by the [[voting]] ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES of the Senate for one-year terms. ELIGIBLE NOMINEES FOR THE OFFICES OF PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SHALL BE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND/OR CHAIRS OF STANDING AND PERMANENT COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Members of the Senate Administrative Committee include chairs of the Senateıs Standing and Permanent Committees. The Senate Administrative Committee performs those functions which are executive in setting the agenda of the Senate. Since the Chairs of the Permanent Committees are involved in this executive function of the Senate, they have the experience qualifying them for the offices of President and President-Elect. The Permanent Committee Chairs should therefore have the opportunity to serve as officers of the Senate. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/10 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a Ph.D. degree program in Engineering. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #42 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersı Hall. *************** Executive Summary Ph.D., Engineering This request is for a new degree program, the Ph.D. in Engineering. The engineering faculty of the three engineering departments of the UAF College of Engineering, Science, and Mathematics (CSEM) make this request jointly. Over the past six years, the engineering departments have produced an average of two Ph.D.'s each year through the existing Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. Currently there are nine Ph.D.-level students in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program, whose work would fit into the Ph.D. in Engineering. The faculty of these departments believe that advertising the Ph.D. in Engineering degree will simultaneously attract high-quality students, add to the prestige of the engineering departments, and improve their ability to obtain externally funded research. The faculty believes that the Ph.D. in Engineering will benefit Alaska directly because much of their research will focus on Alaska and Arctic issues. It will also benefit Alaska indirectly through increases in research funding from sources outside the state. We are proposing one degree: The Ph.D. in Engineering. The degree will, at a minimum, meet the published UAF and Graduate School requirements. Admission to the degree program and overall policy beyond the Graduate School policies will be determined by a four member Engineering Ph.D. Committee, appointed by the Dean of the CSEM and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. This proposal recognizes that most engineering Ph.D. work will fall into one of these emphasis areas: Arctic, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Management, Environmental, or Mechanical. Depending on a student's emphasis area, the day-to-day administration of the degree will be by one of the existing engineering departments: Civil and Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical. There is wide support for this degree in Alaska, both from industry and government. There is a strong demand for hi-tech graduates and this demand is expected to continue. The new degree program is an extension of the interdisciplinary Ph.D., which has been underway for many years. The engineering faculty recognize that current initiatives to increase the size of the engineering faculty, staff and laboratories are required for this program to grow. *************** University of Alaska New Program Approval Board of Regents Summary Form MAU: UAF Title and brief description: Ph.D. in Engineering Target Admission date: Fall 2001 *********************** How does the program relate to the Academic Mission of the University of Alaska? The civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering faculties of UAF jointly request a new degree program, the Ph.D. in Engineering. This degree will require production of new engineering knowledge through research and dissemination of that knowledge to peers, the profession, and the public. Describe the State Needs being met by this program. The new degree will benefit Alaska directly because the doctoral research will focus on Alaska and Arctic issues. It will also benefit Alaska indirectly through increases in research funding from sources outside the state. There is support for this degree from Alaskan industries and government. What are the Student opportunities and outcomes? The enrollment projections? Over the past six years, the engineering departments have produced an average of two Ph.D.s each year through the existing Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. An enrollment increase to four or five Ph.D.s each year is a reasonable expectation over the next five to seven years. There is a strong demand for hi-tech graduates and this demand is expected to continue. Describe the Research opportunities, if applicable. Advertising this degree will simultaneously attract high-quality students, improve the ability of the College of Science Engineering and Mathematics (CSEM) to obtain externally funded research, and develop new areas of research for the state Identify any additional Faculty and Staff requirements as well as any existing expertise and resources that will be applied. This degree will draw on the combined strength of the three engineering departments in CSEM, approximately 27 faculty. As the program grows to four or five Ph.D.s per year, at least one new faculty and two research assistants in each of the three CSEM departments should accompany this growth. Identify the impacts on existing Technology & Facilities as well as projected needs. The majority of the needs will be met within the renovated Duckering Building. Student offices for 10 new graduate students will be required. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/10 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a M.S. degree program in Computational Physics. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #41 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersı Hall. *************** Executive Summary M.S., Computational Physics Computer modeling and simulation has become a central tool in many science disciplines. Computational physics includes numerical modeling and computer simulation of processes in physical systems such as fluids, gases, space plasmas, solid state physics, and high energy physics. Computational physics is not computer science. The goal is the advancement of physics using modern computer technology. Computational physics requires expertise in advanced computing environments, in the mathematical background, and in the specific physics discipline. Computational Physics is a new branch of physics that is identified by separate degree programs at many US universities. New career options have emerged in industry, research, and government for graduates in the physical sciences with additional capabilities in mathematics, numerical modeling and simulation using advanced computational methods. Incoming graduate students to this new program will have appropriate backgrounds in physics, applied physics, or an equivalent. This new graduate program will offer a combination of courses involving advanced physics, mathematics, numerical and computational techniques. UAF already offers appropriate coursework and this new degree re-packages existing UAF courses to focus students into a new career option. The co-location of the Arctic Regions Supercomputer Center alongside internationally renowned research institutes provides a unique opportunity for student research projects and the opportunity for UAF to emerge as an international academic leader in this field. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/12 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the following policy concerning the Graduate Advisory Committee composition of Master's and Ph.D. degree students. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Graduate School requested that the Faculty Senate review the composition of the graduate student advisory committees and formalize the process that is currently being used. *************** GRADUATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE COMPOSITION Master's Degree The core advisory committee of Master's degree students must consist of three approved University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty members. Faculty participating above this number are considered additional committee members. Committee membership must be approved by the home department, Unit Dean, and the Dean of the Graduate School. Retired and/or Emeritus faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks who have an association with the home department may serve on Master's advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department. Faculty from other universities and other professionals who are not employed by University of Alaska Fairbanks may serve as either core or additional committee members on Master's advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department. They may not serve as the chair of an advisory committee, but may serve as the co-chair. Doctoral Degree The core advisory committee of Doctoral degree students must consist of four approved University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty members. For interdisciplinary students, one member must be from a Ph.D. granting department. Faculty participating above this number are considered additional committee members. Committee membership must be approved by the home department, Unit Dean, and the Dean of the Graduate School. Retired and/or Emeritus faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks who have an association with the home department may serve on Doctoral advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department. Faculty from other universities and other professionals who are not employed by University of Alaska Fairbanks may serve as either core or additional committee members on Doctoral advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department. They may not serve as the chair of an advisory committee, but may serve as the co-chair. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/13 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a A.A.S. degree program in Process Technology which includes nine new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 and Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #157-166 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersı Hall. *************** (Submitted by Process Technology) 157. NEW DEGREE PROGRAM: AAS, Process Technology - Major requirements include 8 credits of natural science, 28 credit in Process Technology courses (9 new courses), and 9 applied technology electives for a total of 63 credits; effective Upon BOR Approval. 158. NEW COURSE: PRT 101 - Introduction to Process Technology (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 159. NEW COURSE: PRT 110 - Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 160. NEW COURSE: PRT 130 - Process Technology I: Equipment (4+0) 4 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 161. NEW COURSE: PRT 140 - Industrial Process Instrumentation I (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 162. NEW COURSE: PRT 144 - Industrial Process Instrumentation II (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 163. NEW COURSE: PRT 230 - Process Technology II: Systems (3+2) 4 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 164. NEW COURSE: PRT 231 - Process Technology III: Operations (3+2) 4 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 165. NEW COURSE: PRT 250 - Process Troubleshooting (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. 166. NEW COURSE: PRT 255 - Quality Concepts for the Process Industry (1+0) 1 credits; offered Fall & Spring; effective Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary A.A.S., Process Technology In August of 1999 a group of over 100 people met at a two-day workshop to discuss the workforce needs in the process industries. Those present included representatives of oil and gas production, refineries, seafood processing, mining power generation, unions, several of the UA campuses, AVTEC, Ilisagvik, State Department of Labor, and AHRIC. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the current workforce; projections of need for the future; available training and rate of graduation; and, to identify training needs. The motivation for the meeting was the growing awareness that due to the aging of the present workforce the needs over the next three to ten years would exceed the number currently available or in training. The result of that two-day workshop was the creation of the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) whose mission is: "The purpose of APICC is to increase the ability of its members to provide quality education and training services to Alaskans. The Consortium will establish standards for Process Technology education and training and strive to collectively reach or exceed those standards." (See Attachment C for further information) Although shortages were projected in several categories, the one with the largest was process operator. APICC therefore identified the development and support of a degree program in Process Technology as their first priority. The standards Committee identified the basic job functions of an operator and from that developed the "Process Operator Critical Work Functions, Key Activities and Performance Criteria" found in Attachment A. The Curriculum Committee used this information to design a degree program that can train individuals to these standards. BP Exploration hired a consultant work with the Curriculum Committee to develop the new courses and instructional materials to develop the new courses and instructional materials. This person also worked closely with TVC faculty and Director. These two committees had members from both industry and education and there was a crossover membership between standards and curriculum. The standards and subsequently the Process Technology A.A.S. degree were reviewed and approved by the APICC membership. APICC and its members have also provided support by: Developing promotional materials to recruit students into the courses Helping to recruit adjuncts from the industry to teach the courses Offering scholarships Making summer internships available Donating equipment for use in the instruction Industrial site tours Within the University of Alaska the two lead campuses have been Kenai Peninsula College and Tanana Valley Campus with courses also offered in Anchorage through MAPTS, a component of UAA. The University received $250,000 in FYı01 funding for the Process Technology initiative. These funds have been allocated between the three sites for continued curriculum development, instruction, training of instructors, equipment and materials. The response to the initial course offerings has been strong with some sections at each site reaching maximum enrollment. This degree proposal has been developed at the request of and with the involvement of the companies that will hire its graduates. It is an opportunity for the University of Alaska to be responsive to the needs of industry and to partner with industry to meet the needs of the State by training Alaskans to work in Alaska. In addition, the following groups and individuals have participated in the review of and/or made recommendations regarding the proposed Process Technology degree: (See Attachment B) Tanana Valley Campus Advisory Council Alaska Process Industrial Careers Consortium Richard Campbell, President, Alaska, BP Exploration Inc. Mike Andrews, Executive Director, Alaska Human Resource Investment Council (AHRIC) Randy M. Newcomer, President, Williams Alaska Petroleum, Inc. Kevin O. Meyers, President, Phillips Alaska, Inc. *************** University of Alaska New Program Approval Board of Regents Summary Form MAU: UAF Title and brief description: The Process Technology program provides training for students who seek employment in the industries that use and control mechanical, physical or chemical processes to produce a final product. The program provides technical, management, general education, and regulatory training. The first Process Technology courses were presented during the spring 2000 semester. 25 students entered the program in spring 2000 and there are presently 76 students enrolled. The Process Technology AAS program has been developed cooperatively between UAA and UAF. In partnership with the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium, TVC, KPC and MAPTS have developed a common curriculum that will allow for maximum student flexibility. Target Admission date: Fall 2001 (Students have been taking the courses as special topics since spring 2000.) *********************** How does the program relate to the Academic Mission of the University of Alaska? The proposed Associate of Applied Science Degree in Process Technology addresses the UA goal to "Focus academic programs and services on state and student needs" with the objective to "meet the highest demands in our region for professional education and workforce training." The Tanana Valley Campus has a long history of working with industry on both a local and statewide basis to develop and offer training programs to meet their needs. Vocational education has always been an important component of this college. Describe the State Needs being met by this program. The AAS degree in Process Technology is designed to provide educations/training that will enable individuals in Alaska to obtain employment in the industries that use and control mechanical, physical or chemical processes to produce a final product. In Alaska this includes the process industries of oil and gas production; chemical manufacturing; petroleum refining; mining and refining; power generation and utilities; water and wastewater treatment; and seafood and other food processing. This program was developed in response to a request from the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC), which was organized to create, connect and enhance the quality of training, and educational programs that prepare Alaskans for good jobs. Industry is facing a skilled workforce shortage both in Alaska and nationwide. The present workforce is aging, technical skill requirements are increasing, and adequate and appropriate training to meet the project demand does not exist. The process industry has a need for over 50 new employees annually in Alaska. Other factors contributing to the workforce shortage are the ups and down in employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry and enrollment in related training programs declined. Not only did existing workers see no reason to upgrade their skills, but also high school graduates did not consider this a good career choice. What are the Student opportunities and outcomes? The enrollment projections? Upon completion of the program students will possess the training and skills for employment as an entry-level process operator as indicated by the following student outcomes - Graduates will be able to maintain a safe work area. - Graduates will be able to monitor area operations. - Graduates will be able to maintain process parameters. - Graduates will be able to maintain emergency response preparedness. - Graduates will be able to maintain regulatory compliance. - Graduates will be able to coordinate maintenance activities. - Graduates will be able to perform administrative activities appropriate to the job. - Graduates will be able to continue professional development. Enrollment Information Projection SEMESTER Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Headcount (Full- & part-time) Fall NA 75 100 145 145 Spring 25 76 130 145 145 Anticipated Graduates 0 15 20 30 30 Describe the Research opportunities, if applicable. NOT APPLICABLE Identify any additional Faculty and Staff requirements as well as any existing expertise and resources that will be applied. Faculty Jonathan Prater, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Process Technology M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction B.S. Occupational Education Five part-time adjuncts All faculty associated with this program will be required to have industry experience appropriate to the subject matter being taught. As each new course is brought on line all faculty teaching that course will receive an instructorıs manual and training. They will also be involved in a review process to identify any needed revisions. This program has the full support of the process industries and they are committed to helping to identify and recruit qualified adjuncts. As enrollment increases there will be a need to hire an additional full time faculty member. This will not occur until year 4 or 5. Administrator John C. "Jake" Poole, Director, Tanana Valley Campus, College of Rural Alaska/University of Alaska Fairbanks Classified Personnel Julene Lowdermilk, Program Assistant, Process Technology Identify the impacts on existing Technology & Facilities as well as projected needs. The vocational shops and classrooms at TVC are adequate to support this program. Initially the Fairbanks program will use classroom space at the Hutchison Career Center. Some resource materials will need to be purchased for the library. This will not be extensive as there are a limited number of publications available in this field. Equipment to support this program will be extensive. TVC will need to acquire a significant amount of equipment. APICC and its members have made a commitment to provide much of the equipment needed at both sites through company donations. It is anticipated that some items will still need to be purchased and funding has been provided through the UA initiatives process. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/14 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to establish a policy on academic program review and assessment. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: This motion establishes a procedure for regular review and assessment of UAF degree programs as mandated in Board of Regents' policies and regulations 10.06.01. *************** UAF ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW REFERENCE: BOR Policy P10.06.01.A and Regulation R10.06.01 PURPOSE: Regularly review and assess UAF degree programs relative to mission, quality and efficiency PROCESS: 1. Annual Audit: All programs shall be informally reviewed annually by the Dean based upon annual profile data supplied by the Office of Policy Analysis and Institutional Research and additional relevant information, as determined by the Dean and Department Chair. 2. Cyclic Review A. All degree programs within a department shall be reviewed in a 5 year cycle. B. The data used in the review shall consist of the updated Departmental Notebook (NWASC Self-Study), Deanıs Annual Audit reports (if any written reports were done), outcomes assessment plan and results, and departmental self- analysis of strengths, weaknesses, needs, and significant changes since the last Cyclic Review. C. The Review Committee shall be appointed by the Provost in consultation with the President of the Faculty Senate and shall consist of three faculty members (one from the department under review) and one person external to UAF but having knowledge of the discipline.* D. The committeeıs report for each degree program shall address program strengths, weaknesses/deficiencies, and one of the following recommendations: continuation without change, continuation with changes, or discontinuation. E. The departmental faculty shall write a response to the committeeıs report. F. The Dean shall write a response which indicates actions, if any, which will be taken at the college level and any recommendations for university action. A recommendation by the Dean to discontinue a program must provide rationale consistent with Board of Regents Policy and Regulation 10.04.02C, including appropriate review and recommendation by the collegeıs academic council. G. The Provost shall write a response which indicates any university actions which will be taken. 3. The Annual Timetable for Cyclic Reviews shall be as follows: Dec 1 Departmental materials are finalized and committee is appointed Mar 1 Committee report Mar 20 Departmental response Apr 15 Dean response Jun 15 Provost response/action * At the discretion of the departmental faculty, any degree program which holds professional accreditation may be reviewed by an alternate process if a substantive accreditation evaluation has been conducted since the last Cyclic Review. In this case the departmental faculty may elect to use the report of the accreditation evaluators instead of a report issued by the committee described in 2C. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/15 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ========== 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 2001-2002. ___ Godwin Chukwu, Professor Petroleum Engineering ___ _________________________ PERSONAL STATEMENT: GODWIN A. CHUKWU: Godwin is a tenured professor and chair of the department of petroleum engineering (1992-1995, and 1996- present). He has taught at UAF since September 1990. He is very active in teaching, research and service to the community and the university. Godwin has served in a number of capacities for the UAF Senate; as a Senator, member of Faculty Affairs Committee, member of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee, and member of the Administrative Committee. He is currently the Chair of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee. His primary interest in governance lies in a desire to see UAF continue its progression towards attaining high academic and moral standards amongst the faculty, staff and students in partnership for a common mission. This will require each unit and level at UAF to set aside provincial interests but strive for a common bond of institutional strength in years of financial uncertainty ahead. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/16 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ========= WHEREAS, Board of Regents Regulation R04.05.040B.2.c on "Salary Range Movement" requires that "Periodically, but no less than every five years, an analysis of the Universityıs faculty compensation program will be conducted"; and WHEREAS, Board of Regents Regulation R04.05.040B.2.c on "Salary Range Movement" requires further that "If it is found that faculty compensation is overall, or by discipline, leading or lagging the market relative to prevailing market conditions as indicated by surveys of faculty salaries from sources appropriate to the hiring department or program which will include, but not be limited to, the AAUP, OSU, and CUPA, competitive levels will be achieved through salary range adjustments"; and, WHEREAS, faculty compensation, including components of salary range, annual base salary, retention offers, equity adjustments, promotion increases, merit bonus, and other discretionary salary adjustments are to occur according to a process of negotiation outlined in extant United Academics and ACCFT collective bargaining agreements; and, WHEREAS, an analysis of the Universityıs faculty compensation program as mandated by Board of Regents Regulation R04.05.040B.2.c is consistent with the extant collective bargaining agreements; and, WHEREAS, the Statewide Faculty Alliance, acting at its meeting on 13 April 2001, recommended that the University Administration deal with faculty concerns about salary compensation; and, WHEREAS, faculty at all ranks at UAF have expressed heightened concern that salary scales are below market, that new faculty hires are adding to salary compression, and that there remains an unresolved and now exacerbated issue of salary inequity; and, WHEREAS, the 2001 UAF Accreditation Self-study Draft on Standard 4- Faculty (April 2001 revised version) claims (a) "UAF salaries lag 11.5% behind peer institutions and this difference is statistically significant", and (b) "Assistant and Associate Professor salaries are around 6.5% below and Full Professors are about 19.5% below average and these deviations are statistically significant" (sources referenced include AAUP June 2000 data and OSU 2000 salary data, compared to UAF data supplied by UA Office of Labor Relations); and, WHEREAS, the UAF Faculty Senate retains it prerogative to address issues of faculty concern notwithstanding the fact that faculty compensation is a mandatory item of collective bargaining; now THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the UAF Faculty Senate recommends that the University Administration address heightened faculty concerns about compensation by (1) analyzing the Universityıs faculty compensation program in accord with Board of Regents Regulation R04.05.040B.2.c, and (2) issuing a report with results of this analysis and correlative recommendations, this report to be issued to the Universityıs faculty governance representatives no later than March 15, 2002. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/17 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 4. (Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients). [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Additions Sect. 3 (ART V: Committees) STANDING A. An Administrative Committee will be composed of the chairpersons of all standing Senate Committees and of permanent Senate committees. [[except the Committee to Nominate Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. ]] PERMANENT [[4. The Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients will nominate commencement speakers and candidates for honorary degrees as specified in University Regulation 10.03.02. This Committee will work in concert with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of University Relations to review the nominee files and make a formal nomination to the Chancellor.]] EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Because of it's heavy administrative load, this committee more appropriately belongs under the Provost office. A large portion of the committee work is conducted during the summer months. University Regulation 10.03.02 stipulate that nominations must be review by a faculty committee. However, it does not have to be a Faculty Senate committee. The committee will continue to have faculty Senate representation and nearly all committee members are former Senate members. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/18 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY AFFAIRS FACULTY AFFAIRS MEETING REPORT - 18 April 2001 Committee Members Present: M. Box, J. Wiens, C.P. McRoy (chair) and R. Smith OLD BUSINESS: 1. University Budget Review The Faculty Affairs Committee will formulate procedures for involving the Faculty Senate in the process of creating the UAF budget. A brief discussion of this occurred at the last Senate meeting. J. Wiens will arrange a follow-up meeting with the Provost. 2. Research Misconduct/Ethics The University hired consultants to review and advise on issues of research compliance with Federal regulations. This appears to supersede the ad hoc Senate committee. A compliance office has been established under Dr. DeLaca. NEW BUSINESS: 1. Motion on renaming Fairbanks airport A motion, proposed by Joe Mason, was forwarded to the committee concerning the renaming of the Fairbanks international airport after Dr. William R. Wood. A lengthy discussion ensued resulting in no consensus by the committee. Opinions included the following: this is not Senate business, the committee/Senate has no poll of faculty opinion on the issue and therefore cannot deal with it, the motion should be modified to exclude the name of W.R. Wood, and the motion should go forward as is. Justifications for all points of view were offered. The committee gladly passes this back to the Senate Administrative Committee 2. Compensation Resolution The committee endorses the resolution on compensation forwarded by the Administrative Committee. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/19 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ADVISORY AND ACADEMIC COMMITTEE Report for April Meetings: Graduate Advisory and Academic Committee - Jim Gardner, Chair GAAC met April 9, 16, and 23, 2001. Variously attending were John Gimbel, Harikumar Sankaran, Brenda Konar, Hajo Eicken, Maribeth Murray, Gayle Gregory, Elke Richmond, Joe Kan, Tamara Lincoln, George Minassian, and Jim Gardner. During the three meetings the committee discussed the proposed Ph.D. in Engineering, and decided to recommend acceptance by the Faculty Senate. We also discussed the proposed M.S. in Computational Physics. During the April 9 meeting, it was decided that this proposal should have been fully reviewed by the Computer Science Department. A report of that review was submitted at the April 23 meeting. After some discussion with faculty from the Physics Department, it was decided to recommend acceptance of the proposal by the Faculty Senate. During the April 16 meeting, all proposals for new courses and program changes were discussed and accepted by the committee. No other business was discussed and the committee adjourned for the year, and there was much rejoicing. --------------------------------------------------------------- ANNUAL REPORT GRADUATE ADVISORY AND ACADEMIC COMMITTEE - Jim Gardner, Chair The newly formed Graduate Academic and Advisory Committee (GAAC) met for the first time on September 6, 2000, and then another 13 times, on September 27, October 6, November 15, 20, and 27, and December 4, in 2000, and January 22, February 12 and 26, March 19, April 9, 16, and 23, in 2001. During the 2000-2001 sessions GAAC approved proposals for two Master of Arts degree programs (Cross-Cultural Studies, Administration of Justice), two Master of Science degree programs (Statistics, Computational Physics), one combined Bachelor and Master of Science degree program (Computer Science), and one Doctor of Philosophy degree program (Engineering). The M.A. in Administration of Justice is the first graduate degree program for the University of Alaska Fairbanks that is almost completely distance delivered. The combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Computer Science is the first "fast-track" degree program for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It should be noted that the number of degree programs that were reviewed by GAAC were excessive, and took up most of the committee's time. Although this probably reflects the increased expansion attitude of the campus, it remains to be seen that all of the new degree programs will receive the full commitment of funding as specified by the proposals. We hope that the new policy for five-year reviews of degree programs includes a review of those commitments. In addition to approving the above degree programs, the committee also reviewed and approved most of the submitted new courses and degree changes. The committee also established Senate Policy for the required compositions of Graduate Student Advisory Committees for both Master's and Ph.D. students. With this report, the end of the reign of Jim Gardner as the Chair of GAAC comes to a close. I want to thank all committee members for their help, and particularly those who attended most meetings. I wish to especially thank Sheri Layral, Gayle Gregory, and Elke Richmond for their tireless support and dedication to the committee, which made my job so much easier. And now, I fade into the sunset... ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/20 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES COMMITTEE - 2000-2001 ANNUAL REPORT - Jane Weber, Chair ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The majority of our activities in 2000/2001 revolved around three items: the accreditation report, initiatives for FY03, and a meeting with President Hamilton on the concerns of UA Scholars in DEV classes. In addition, we followed through with evaluating the tracking data generated in previous years and continued our discussion of grading and placement methods for both DEVE and DEVM. Accreditation, Outcomes Assessment, and Tracking - A subcommittee formed to develop the accreditation report for Developmental Studies programs. In the accreditation report, we included data generated from earlier tracking, from information gathered by the Early Warning Alert Program, and from Institutional Research. This has taken a fair amount of our time this spring, as we formed yet more subcommittees to review and edit the document and to write an interpretation of our tracking data. Jake Poole presented a Developmental Studies Assessment Concept Paper proposing an outside review of UAF's developmental programs. The information gathered would be used by this committee to redesign our programs. This Concept Paper has the support of the CRA Dean, the Provost and the Chancellor. Outcomes Assessment will be an ongoing item for this committee. FY 03 Initiative--Student Learning Center - Members of this committee, along with two other developmental faculty, put forward two FY03 Initiatives. One addressed advising and the other addressed the need for a central organization and a location for developmental programs on the main campus. These initiatives have now been merged and the funding level reduced as they have gone through the statewide initiative process. A FIPSE grant proposal, put forward by Jane Weber and Ann Secrest of Foundation Relations, addresses these same issues. We are following these proposals eagerly, for they are designed to address many of the issues that have occupied us over the years. Cross your fingers! Meeting with President Hamilton - At a committee meeting in November, a member raised the issue of UA scholars who come to us underprepared at levels below DEVM 050 or DEVE 060. On the suggestion of a committee member, we requested a meeting with President Hamilton to discuss this, since he is the architect of the UA Scholars program. We put together data on our programs and our student population and had a preliminary meeting with Chancellor Lind, Provost Reichardt, and Executive Dean Gabrielli. At our meeting with President Hamilton, he challenged us to form initiatives that address the needs of underprepared Scholars at the high school level, through dual enrollment developmental classes and mentoring programs. These challenges will be topics for the committee in the upcoming year. New classes and changes - The Introduction to Science course, DEVS 100, was taught at University Park Fall 00. Response to this course was good, and it will be taught again this fall. On the Fairbanks campus, a section of DEVE 068 and a DEVM 065 class were designed for students wishing to prepare for the Praxis test. In addition, a 2-credit audioconference course to prepare students in the rural areas for the math portion of the test is now offered. The math classes have had good response; however, the DEVE 068 labs have had low enrollment. George Guthridge's audioconference course for students preparing for the reading/writing portion of the test will be offered in the fall. This will help meet the needs of rural students. The Math Hotline, which provides telephone math tutoring to students in the rural areas, has been running for a year now and is an excellent resource. Faculty working on this project are desperately searching for funding to continue the Hotline next year and beyond. ONGOING ISSUES: Student placement - The committee is divided on the best means to evaluate and implement placement of our students. Some committee members feel that testing does not produce good placement without advising, while others feel that testing is the best instrument to determine the student's level of skill and class placement. A related issue is that of mastery-learning grading systems, which provide that a student does not pass to the next level unless he or she attains a level of mastery (i.e.: A/B/No pass). Again, the committee is divided on these issues. Some feel that this sets the bar higher for DEV classes than for the university as a whole (C is considered satisfactory progress for major classes, for example). Others see the goal of DEV classes as bringing students to a level of achievement comparable to or higher than the general population of students. We will continue to debate these issues to reach some agreement so that we can take effective action. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/21 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY APPEALS AND OVERSIGHT ANNUAL REPORT - FACULTY APPEALS AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Spring, 2001 - Godwin Chukwu, Chair The Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee met five times during the 2000/2001 academic year. Members of the committee were: Godwin A. Chukwu (Chair), Victoria Joan Moessner (Co-Chair), Brian Himelbloom, Ed Husted, Mitchel Roth, Madeline Schatz, Kristy Long, Dennis Schall, Rick Steiner, Oscar Kawagley, George Khazanov. Listed below are items and issues addressed by the committee during the year. 1. Review of Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions. A motion submitted to the faculty senate was passed and approved by the Chancellor. 2. Review and Amendment of the UAF Faculty Appointment and Evaluation Policies and Regulations for the Evaluation of Faculty. A motion submitted to the faculty senate was passed and approved by the Chancellor. 3. UAF Faculty Appointment and Evaluation Policy. The committee reviewed the existing policy and recommended putting the unit criteria section into the "Blue Book". 4. Joe Kan (Dean of Graduate School) was invited to the committeeıs October 16, meeting to share his views on the appeal procedure for candidates rejected for admission into the graduate program. The committee recommended that the same procedure for "Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions" should apply in this case, but replacing the word "student" with "candidate" where appropriate. 5. The committee made series of reviews of the "Guidelines for reviewing Administrators". A motion to recommend UAF Administrators be reviewed on a four year cycle using an accompanying guidelines was passed by the senate and approved by the Chancellor. 6. The committee again revisited and reviewed the "Appeals Policy for Academic Decision". This was as a result of a concern and ambiguity pointed out in the policy by a faculty in SALRM. A motion to amend the "Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions" was sent to the faculty senate. The motion was passed by the faculty senate but pending Chancellorıs approval. The committeeıs first business in the 2001/2002 academic year is to elect a committee co-chair. ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/22 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Committee Meeting Report - March 27, 2001 The Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement committee held itıs meeting on March 27, 2001 as an audio-conference from 11:30 - 12:30 in the Chancellorıs conference room in Signers. Those present: J. Collins, B. Cooper, R. Dupras, D. McLean-Nelson, J. Morrison, C. Price, E. T. Robinson, A. Rybkin. Absent: B. Butcher, L. Curda, and R. Norris-Tull. Invited guest in attendance, Norm Swazo, President-elect of the Fairbanks Faculty Senate. The meeting was convened by chair Robinson. Following introductions, including the President-elect of the Faculty Senate as guest, the minutes of the last meeting (2/13/2001) were accepted as presented. Robinson passed the chair duties to Jim Collins due to his limited speaking abilities (cold/flu restricted). Various aspects of the student assessment instruments and distance delivery considerations were discussed. Norm Swazo related that Mike Sfraga, statewide director of program development, is working to get comments. Policy changes are forth coming for distant education through the Distance Education Coordinating Council. A discussion relating to the alternatives of teaching evaluation (other than the student surveys) touched on a variety of items and inherent limitations. It was recognized that the perceptions of students through the student surveys have to be used with caution, although as pointed out in the current promotion tenure review process this limitation is often overlooked. Mentoring, peer observation of teaching, peer review with feedback, and others were noted. There is a need for a comprehensive approach to faculty development but there are numerous problems and shortcomings in addition to the contractual limitations. A formative review should be stressed. A subcommittee can address the concept of the review for post-tenure. In addressing the comprehensive review they can look to streamline the process and stress the formative approach. The make-up of the committee needs to include union representatives. Swazo indicated that the chair should communicate with Mike Jennings to request nominations. This will be done following this meeting. The reports on the Bob Lucas writing grant proposals and scholarly writing were very favorable. There is a tape available of these presentations. The PBS program "Effective Teaching and Learning Centers" was well attended and very positive. Chancellor Lind also was in attendance. UAF needs to establish a learning center. There are many things that we can learn from the UAA activities and their center that includes funding for a full-time faculty member. Joy Morrison reported that she had a good group of applicants for the Canadian summer workshops. There are a number of good references on mentoring that can be found on the Faculty Development web page. There will be UAF faculty attending the Teaching and Learning Conference in Florida 4/17-20. Additional faculty development activities were noted. Our next meeting time was set as Tuesday, April 24, 2001, if this doesnıt conflict with Rogerıs availability. The committee adjourned. Respectively submitted, E. Tom Robinson ------------------------------------------------------- Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Committee Meeting Report - April 24, 2001 The Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Committee held itıs meeting on April 24, 2001 as an audio-conference from 11:30 - 12:30 in the Chancellor's conference room in Signers. Those present: B. Cooper, L. Curda, R. Dupras, J. Morrison, R. Norris-Tull, C. Price, E. T. Robinson, A. Rybkin. Absent: B. Butcher, J. Collins, and D. McLean-Nelson. The meeting was convened by chair Tom Robinson. Following introductions the minutes of the last meeting (3/27/2001) were accepted as presented. Due to a department commitment, Joy Morrison was first on the agenda. Joy reported that she and other representatives from the other MAUıs have submitted a joint FY03 initiative for faculty development. Since the University of Alaska President indicated he wanted to have faculty development come directly from the MAUıs, Morrison was unsure what if any benefit would result from those efforts. She discussed some details indicating that there were more funds requested for UAS as they current have nothing in faculty development, substantial funds were included for UAA where they already have positions and a center and have the most faculty, and UAF would provide more release time for faculty and funds. There has been coordination of development experts to visit the various campuses for next year. In mid-September, we will have Tom Angelo (an assessment guru) on campus. Forthcoming will be a survey request of faculty to indicate what faculty would like to see included in a faculty handbook. This online handbook is scheduled for summer completion. Joy Morrison reported that she had a good group of applicants for the Canadian Studies Institute summer workshops. There were three positions made available and UAF will have four representatives! There is a good mix as representatives come from political science, rural development, biology, and geography. Three UAF faculty attended the Teaching and Learning Conference in Florida on 4/17-20, 2001. Reports are due and will be shared with this committee when received. Based on recent workshops there will be eight teaching workshops presented during the new academic year. The Bob Lucas presentations in March are on audiotape. Joy indicated they are not top quality but available through her. She also reported that the April 5 presentation on distance delivery that included a three-person panel was well attended. Tom Robinson reported that the formal request had been made to the union (United Academics and ACCFT) to provide references that could be chosen to serve on a subcommittee to address all aspects of post-tenure review. The following members were identified to serve on this committee: Tom Robinson as chair of the FDAI committee; Paul Layer having served on this yearıs post-tenure review committee; Joy Morrison as Faculty Development representative at UAF; Roger Norris-Tull, School of Education; and one representative selected from those names submitted by ACCFT; and one representative selected from those names submitted by United Academics. Roger Norris-Tull reported on his presentation made April 3 relating teaching skills. He covered a number of basic topics and related that he has agreed to the previously mentioned presentation next academic year. There are plans to use a campus-wide questionnaire to facilitate the presentations by seeking what aspects of classroom teaching and topics faculty would like addressed. It was suggested by Channon Price to video tape these presentation and also make them available to graduate students. Time of presentation was also noted as most often the one- two Tuesday and Thursday is used by many and causes conflicts. Roger also noted for immediate consideration that Helen Barrett from UAA would be making a presentation from nine-noon tomorrow, April 25. Linda Curda reminded us that there is a continuing problem with student assessment of faculty with distance delivery courses and the CRA Faculty Council are aware of the issue. The committee adjourned. Respectively submitted, E. Tom Robinson ------------------------------------------------------- ANNUAL REPORT - FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE - E. Thomas Robinson, Chair The committee membership consisted of the following: E. Thomas Robinson, elected chair, Accounting and Information Systems department, School of Management Barbara Butcher, Alaska Cooperative Extension, Palmer Jim Collins, Dean, School of Management Burns Cooper, English Linda Curda, Kuskokwim Campus Reba Dupras, Library Debra McLean-Nelson, Education Bristol Bay Campus Joy Morrison, Faculty Development Office Roger Norris-Tull, Dean, School of Education Channon Price, Physics Alexia Rybkin, Mathematical Sciences The committee met in eight formal meetings during the year. Having served on this committee in past, this academic year there seemed to be a direction that was previously lacking. Without a doubt, and no disrespect to past chairs or committee members, the big difference came in the form of support and commitment from the Provost and Chancellorıs office. That support was through the funding provided to allow Joy Morrison (Journalism) to serve part-time in the role of faculty development. The support from the Chancellor and Provost did not stop with the checkbook as it included interaction in meetings and seminars and being there when needed. Support from the top and interest and concern by a team of individuals serving as committee members means a lot. There is also web support. For the record, check out the web site and activities: http://www.uaf.edu/provost/faculty_development/ Although there will be assuredly continued adjustment to the Union (ACCFT and United Academics) as it relates to this committee, we proceeded to address issues dealing with tenure and promotion that fall within or in close proximity to labor agreements. The issue of post tenure review popped up in our second meeting and stay with us throughout the year. Although the minutes can provide more details (such as the Fairbanks contingent that attended the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) annual conference seeking wisdom in this area), the current status has the formation of an Ad Hoc committee to review, evaluate, recommend, and report back their findings on post tenure review. The committee consists of the chair of this committee, currently E. Tom Robinson; Paul Layer having served on this yearıs post-tenure review committee; Joy Morrison as Faculty Development representative at UAF; Roger Norris-Tull, School of Education; and one representative selected from those names submitted by ACCFT; and one representative selected from those names submitted by United Academics. As of this date, we are awaiting only for the recommendation by United Academics. As to the timing of this committeeıs deliberation, that is left to its membership. It is conceivable that their efforts could be reported back and acted on by the committee through recommendations moved forward to the Senate to be incorporated in an agreement acceptable to both the Unions and the administration for the coming academic year. An additional element that frequented the agenda related to the student assessment instruments (SAI) their composition and administration. The committee had the Provostıs representative in charge of the SAIıs, Hild Peters, attend a meeting to mutually get acquainted and pledged to work together to address related issues. This effort needs to continue. Their needs to be better assessment instruments developed for distance delivery courses that currently have a dismal response rate and additional problems. At our final meeting our colleague Linda Curda reminded us of this need. There needs to be continued assessment of the program and its components. There also needs to be addressed viable assessment approaches that will strengthen and aid faculty development. Teaching skills, a presentation by colleague Roger Norris-Tull, covered a number of topics. These seminars are to continue next year and develop to meet the needs of faculty. There are plans to use a campus-wide questionnaire to facilitate the presentations by seeking what aspects of classroom teaching and topics faculty would like addressed. Support for faculty development needs to continue and flourish. There are a number of activities related to this goal. We have UAF representatives that recently returned from a Teaching and Learning Conference in Florida on 4/17-20, 2001. Reports are due and will be shared with this committee when received. This summer there are four UAF faculty that will be attending the Canadian Studies Institute summer workshops and the committee should received feedback from them. Additionally and most importantly there was an FY03 initiative for faculty development submitted jointly by all three MAUıs. A copy of this initiative should be consulted for more details. As of this writing, that copy has not yet been received. There is existing coordination of development experts to visit the various campuses for next year. In mid- September, we will have Tom Angelo (an assessment guru) on campus. It is very important for the continued support and expansion of faculty development that additional funds become available. There is a desire by this committee and others to expand the faculty development office, perhaps going to a dedicated faculty member in this role as UAA has already done. Forthcoming will be a survey request of faculty to indicate what faculty would like to see included in a faculty handbook. This online handbook is scheduled for summer completion through the office of faculty development and should be reviewed by this committee. There are certain to be other issues and activities to be addressed by this committee. The chair would like to thank the committee members for their valuable time and dedication to service. Without your efforts there would be no committee and nothing to report! Excellent job and thanks much for everything. Respectfully submitted, E. Tom Robinson ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/23 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to endorse the 2001-2002 committee membership as attached. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: New Senate members' preference for committee selection were reviewed and weighted against membership distribution from schools and colleges. *************** 2001 -2002 UAF FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP STANDING COMMITTEES Curricular Affairs Sukumar Bandopadhyay, SME (02) Carol Barnhardt, SOEd (03) James Gladden, CLA (03) Michael Hannigan, CRA (02) Gart Holton, CLA (03) Ron Illingworth, CRA (03) Mary Lindahl, SOM (02) Pete Pinney, CRA (03) Eduard Zilberkant, CLA (02) Ex-Officio: ^Ann Tremarello, Registrar's Office Wanda Martin, Advising Center Student Faculty Affairs Mike Davis, CRA (02) Kurt Kielland, CSEM (03) Joan Leguard, CLA (02) Jenifer McBeath, SALRM (02) Peter McRoy, SFOS (02) Barry Mortensen, CRA (2) Terry Reilly, CLA (03) Ex-Officio: PERMANENT COMMITTEES Committee to Nominate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients John Bruder, CRA (03) Jenifer McBeath, SALRM John Gimbel, CSEM Larry Duffy, CSEM Claus-M. Naske, CLA Non-University: Phil Younker Student: Ex-Officio: Paul Reichardt, Provost Core Review (Elected) Sandra Bond, Justice, CLA (03) Suzanne Bordelon, English, CLA (03) William Bristow, Engineering/Management (02) Jin Brown, Communication, CLA (02) Jill Faudree, Math, CSEM (02) Doug Schamel, CSEM, Sciences (02) Larry Vienniau, Humanities, CLA (02) Student: Ex-Officio: ^Director, Library Sue McHenry, RSS Developmental Studies Committee (Elected) Barbara Adams, Interior-Aleutions, CRA (03) Nancy Ayagarak, Kuskokwim, CRA (02) Patty Baldwin, RSS John Bruder, Bristol Bay, CRA (03) Richard Carr, English, CLA (03) John Creed, Chukchi, CRA (02) Marty Getz, Math, CSEM (02) Cindy Hardy, TVC (02) Ron Illingworth, Devel. Studies, CRA (03) Gary Laursen, Science, CSEM (03) Wanda Martin, Advising Center Joe Mason, Northwest, CRA (02) Jane Weber, TVC (02) Ex-Officio: ^Jake Poole, Director, TVC Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee (Elected) Brian Himelbloom, SFOS (02) Glenn Juday, SALRM (03) Oscar Kawagley, SOEd. (02) Jerry Lipka, SOEd. (03) Joan Moessner, CLA (02) Julie Riley, CRA/ACE (03) Mitch Roth, CSEM (02) Michael Schuldiner, CLA (03) Vacancies: CRA (03); CSEM (03) SALRM (02); SFOS (03) SOM (03); SOM (02) SME (03); SME (02) Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Abel Bult, CSEM (03) George Charles, CLA (03) Linda Curda, CRA (03) Rheba Dupras, CLA (02) Deborah McLean, SOEd. (02) Channon Price, CSEM Tom Robinson, SOM Ann Wilson, CRA (03) Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee Sandra Bond, CLA (03) Ed Bueler, CSEM (03) Hajo Eicken, CSEM (02) Chuen-Sen Lin, CSEM (02) Maribeth Murray, CLA (02) Roger Ruess, CSEM (02) Harikumar Sankaran, SOM (02) 3 vacancies Ex-Officio: Joe Kan, Graduate Dean. Tamara Lincoln, Libraries Ann Tremarello, Director, A&R Norm Swazo, Senate President Graduate Student Graduate Student OTHER UAF Governance Coordinating Committee Norm Swazo, President President-Elect UAF Faculty Alliance Representatives President-Elect Larry Duffy, Past-President Norm Swazo, President ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/24 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to adopt the following calendar for its 2001-2002 meetings. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Meetings have to be scheduled and the Wood Center Ballroom and/or the Board of Regents Conference Room reserved well in advance. ************ UAF FACULTY SENATE 2001-2002 Calendar of Meetings Mtg. # Date Day Time Type 103 9/24/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 104 10/29/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. face-to-face 105 12/10/01 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 106 2/4/02 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 107 3/4/02 Monday 1:30 p.m. face-to-face 108 4/8/02 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference 109 5/6/02 Monday 1:30 p.m. audioconference/ face-to-face Location: Wood Center Ballroom or Board of Regents Conference Room ******************** ATTACHMENT 102/25 UAF FACULTY SENATE #102 MAY 7, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to authorize the Administrative Committee to act on behalf of the Senate on all matters within its purview which may arise until the Senate resumes deliberations in the Fall of 2001. Senators will be kept informed of the Administrative Committee's meetings and will be encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. EFFECTIVE: May 7, 2001 RATIONALE: This motion will allow the Administrative Committee to act on behalf of the Senate so that necessary work can be accomplished and will also allow Senators their rights to participate in the governance process.