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A G E N D A UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #87 Monday, April 5, 1999 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wood Center Ballroom
1:30 I Call to Order - Madeline Schatz 5 Min. A. Roll Call B. Approval of Minutes to Meeting #86 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), E., PERMANENT, 8. of the Bylaws 2. Motion on graduate transfer credits B. Motions Pending: 1. Motion prohibiting faculty from receiving a graduate degree from UAF. 1:40 III A. Remarks by Chancellor J. Wadlow 10 Min. Questions 5 Min. B. Remarks by Provost P. Reichardt 5 Min. Questions 5 Min. C. Remarks by Chancellor M. Lind 10 Min. Questions 5 Min. 2:20 IV Governance Reports A. ASUAF - J. Richardson 5 Min. B. Staff Council - B. Frey 5 Min. C. President's Report - M. Schatz 5 Min. 2:35 V Public Comments/Questions 5 Min. 2:40 ***BREAK*** 10 Min 2:50 VI New Business A. Motion to amend the petition process 5 Min. (exceptions to academic policy), submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 87/1) B. Motion authorizing the UAF Honors Program 5 Min. to institute an Honors Thesis Scholar Option as a part of its offering, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 87/2) C. Motion to amend Section 3, (ARTICLE V: 5 Min. Committees, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 2., submitted by Service (Attachment 87/3) D. Motion to recommend list of administrators 5 Min. for evaluation, submitted by Faculty Appeals & Oversight (Attachment 87/4) E. Resolution to ratify the election of 5 Min. President-Elect (Attachment 87/5) F. Status of amendments to the UAF Faculty 5 Min. Appointment and Evaluation Policies & Regulations for the Evaluation of Faculty, Faculty & Scholarly Affairs 3:20 VII Committee Reports 20 Min. A. Curricular Affairs - G. McBeath (Attachment 87/6) B. Faculty & Scholarly Affairs - J. Yarie C. Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs - M. Whalen (Attachment 87/7) D. Core Review - J. Brown E. Curriculum Review - C. Basham F. Developmental Studies - J. Weber G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - J. Kelley (Attachment 87/8) H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - D. Porter I. Graduate School Advisory Committee - L. Duffy J. Legislative & Fiscal Affairs - S. Deal (Attachment 87/9) K. Service Committee - K. Nance L. Ad Hoc Committees 3:40 VIII Discussion Items 5 Min. 3:45 IX Members' Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:50 X Adjournment *************** ATTACHMENT 87/1 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the petition process (exceptions to academic policy) as follows: CAPS = Additions [[ ]] = Deletions 1. For matters involving the CORE CURRICULUM: Faculty advisor, head of the department in the curricular area involved, through the Graduation Office to the chair of the Core Review Committee. An appeal of the chair's decision will be referred to the Provost for resolution. 2. For matters involving the MAJOR OR MINOR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Faculty advisor, department head in the major or minor area, to the Graduation Office. An appeal of this decision will be referred to the Dean in the major or minor area for resolution. 3. For OTHER matters: Faculty advisor, dean/director of the college/school of the student's major (who will consult with the appropriate department head(s)) to the Graduation Office. An appeal of this decision will be referred to the Provost for resolution. 4. FOR PETITIONS SEEKING TO WAIVE OR SUBSTITUTE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER MATTERS ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY, THE UAF COORDINATOR OF DISABILITY SERVICES WILL BE CONSULTED. By the end of September, the Registrar's Office will supply the Curricular Affairs Committee with a brief summary of petition actions taken during the previous academic year. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The Senate's motion revising and simplifying the petition process did not make provisions for students with disabilities. Those who have interpreted the ADA and in particular Section 504 recommend that when petitions are sought on the basis of a student's disability, that the disability services office be consulted to determine if the student's documentation supports the request. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/2 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate authorizes the UAF Honors Program to institute an Honors Thesis Scholar Option as a part of its offering. Applicants for the Honors Thesis Scholar Option must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, or a GPA of 3.5 for the semester preceding application. They will present a letter of application no later than the end of their junior year, along with two letters of recommendation, to the Director of the Honors Program. Students accepted to complete the Honors Thesis Scholar Option must complete 12 hours of credit in honors courses and must complete an Honors Thesis (paper, project, performance, or other substantial work agreed upon by the thesis committee) for 3 hours of credit in their senior year. Of the 12 hours of honors courses, a total of 9 may come from the honors core offering. At least 3 of the 12 hours must be accomplished as contract hours in connection with a regular upper-division course in the student's major. Graduates who successfully defend their honors thesis and fulfill course requirements will have "Honors Thesis Scholar" printed on their diploma and on their official transcript. EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The Honors Program currently offers honors graduate designation to members of the program who successfully complete 27 hours of honors credit in addition to a 3-hour honors thesis and who maintain a 3.5 GPA. In the past, the honors program has best served the needs of students who enter UAF directly out of high school and has attracted an impressive number of National Merit Scholars and recipients of UAF Chancellor's scholarships. The addition of the Honors Thesis Scholar Option will enable the honors program to better satisfy the needs of nontraditional students, transfer students, and others who show promise later in their academic careers. The Honors Thesis Scholar Option would be available to all UAF students, whether on the main campus or residing away from Fairbanks. The Honors Thesis Scholar Option also would give UAF departments a way to encourage excellent students who show particular promise as they concentrate on upper- division courses in their major. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/3 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY SERVICE MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E.2. (The Service Committee) and renumbering the remaining sections as appropriate. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Duplication of the Provost's Outreach Working Group which includes a Senate representative. This action minimizes duplication and accomplishes the same result. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/4 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY APPEALS & OVERSIGHT MOTION ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend to the Provost that the following administrators be reviewed: 1999-2000 Executive Director, CRA Director, SALRM Director, UAF Museum Director, IMS Director, Bristol Bay Campus Director, Chukchi Campus Director, Interior-Aleutians Campus Director, Tanana Valley Campus Director, GI Director, SFOS 2000-2001 Director of Library Dean of Graduate School Dean, CNRDM Director, SME 2001-2002 Director, SOM Director, SOEd* Dean, CLA* Dean, CSEM* Director, IAB* Director, INE* Director, Kuskokwim Campus Director, Northwest Campus *If present temporary person is still in place in 2001 EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Appeals and Oversight Committee was tasked during fall semester 1998 with reviewing the policy for the evaluation of administrators. The primary qualification for selection for periodic review by the Provost's Office was administrators holding academic rank whose positions directly impact the academic programs and whose performance directly effects the ability of faculty to carry out their academic duties. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/5 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 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 1999-00. Larry Duffy, Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry _________________________ PERSONAL STATEMENT: As many of you know, I am a strong believer in faculty input into decisions about the management and direction of the university. While many of us have different visions about what that direction should be, we as a faculty are united in wanting a quality university for our students and the people of Alaska. The world has become very complicated and our university has become just as complicated. Some would say that basic university values have tended to become lost during the growth process of our young university and some of what we value has been lost in the mindless name of efficiency. Over the years, I have observed and participated in the workings of the Faculty Senate. I was elected as representative to the Senate in 1988 and served on the Curriculum Affairs Committee between 1988 and 1991. Between 1993 and 1995, I served on the Graduate Council and in 1998 was chair of the Graduate School Advisory Committee. In all these committees, I observed faculty working to make UAF the best institution despite their own self-interest. When the administration listened, there was usually a positive impact on the quality of life for both students and faculty. I would like to keep alive this tradition of unselfish service to improve quality at UAF through the Faculty Senate. I will not guarantee that, over the next two years, the Faculty Senate will have a positive influence on UAF administration. I will commit to getting information out to faculty as early in the process as I become aware of policy discussions. I feel the faculty have an important role in policy discussions at UAF and will work for honesty and openness at UAF. Lawrence K. Duffy March 1999 *************** ATTACHMENT 87/6 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS Minutes, Curricular Affairs Committee, 3/23/99 The Curricular Affairs Committee met at 9:45 a.m. in Wood Center B. All members of the committee except Janice Reynolds and Katrina Klaussen were present. The committee discussed three issues: honors, an amendment to the petition process for SDS consultation, and the new BAS degree proposal. 1. HONORS THESIS SCHOLAR OPTION Roy Bird, director of the honors program, presented the motion to the committee: MOTION The faculty senate authorizes the UAF honors program to institute an Honors Thesis Scholar Option as a part of its offering. Applicants for the Honors Thesis Scholar Option must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, or a GPA of 3.5 for the semester preceding application. They will present a letter of application no later than the end of their junior year, along with two letters of recommendation, to the Director of the Honors Program. Students accepted to complete the Honors Thesis Scholar Option must complete 12 hours of credit in honors courses and must complete an Honors Thesis (paper, project, performance, or other substantial work agreed upon by the thesis committee) for 3 hours of credit in their senior year. Of the 12 hours of honors courses, a total of 9 may come from the honors core offering. At least 3 of the 12 hours must be accomplished as contract hours in connection with a regular upper-division course in the student's major. Graduates who successfully defend their honors thesis and fulfill course requirements will have "Honors Thesis Scholar" printed on their diploma and on their official transcript. RATIONALE The Honors Program currently offers honors graduate designation to members of the program who successfully complete 27 hours of honors credit in addition to a 3-hour honors thesis and who maintain a 3.5 GPA. In the past, the honors program has best served the needs of students who enter UAF directly out of high school and has attracted an impressive number of National Merit Scholars and recipients of UAF Chancellor's scholarships. The addition of the Honors Thesis Scholar Option will enable the honors program better to satisfy the needs of nontraditional students, transfer students, and others who show promise later in their academic careers. The Honors Thesis Scholar Option would be available to all UAF students, whether on the main campus or residing away from Fairbanks. The Honors Thesis Scholar Option also would give UAF departments a way to encourage excellent students who show particular promise as they concentrate on upper- division courses in their major. The committee discussed need for this option. Roy indicated that 6 students currently were enrolled, and several more had expressed interest in it. He emphasized that it was a no-cost option, and would extend opportunities to nontraditional students and those not resident in Fairbanks. Committee members urged the honors program to broadly advertise the new option. The motion passed unanimously. The committee also discussed departmental honors, a motion referred to the committee from the senate in December. Some members of the committee thought that sending this motion to the senate along with the honors thesis option would cloud the issue; other expressed concerns about the proliferation of honors. Ed Murphy moved to table the departmental honors proposal, and the tabling motion passed unanimously. 2. PETITIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Jan Ohmstede, Disability Services Coordinator, at the chair's request, forwarded a motion for the committee's consideration. Discussion touched on why consultation with the coordinator is required, the approval power, and dissemination of information. The committee rewrote the motion and adopted it unanimously. MOTION (amendment to the petition process) For petitions seeking to waive or substitute degree requirements or other matters on the basis of disability, the UAF Coordinator of Disability Services will be consulted. RATIONALE The senate's motion revising and simplifying the petition process did not make provisions for students with disabilities. Those who have interpreted the ADA and in particular Section 504 recommend that when petitions are sought on the basis of a student's disability, that the disability services office be consulted to determine if the student's documentation supports the request. 3. NEW DEGREE--BACHELOR OF ARTS AND SCIENCES CLA dean John Leipzig presented the new BAS degree to the committee. Discussion focused on: the number of science credits required and whether physical geography should be included, number of credits in the minor, the appropriateness of Math 107 as the core math requirement, approval process for the three new LAS courses, and the housing and funding of the degree program. The committee will continue discussion at its next meeting. NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 9:45, WOOD CENTER The meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.; submitted by Jerry McBeath. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/7 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL CURRICULAR AFFAIRS Report of the GPCA Committee Meeting - March 22, 1999 Present: Michael Whalen - Chair, Elena Conti, Clif Lando, Joe Kan, Gayle Gregory, Dennis Stephens Meeting called to order at 2:35 Agenda 1. Graduate petition process 2. Graduate credit for undergraduate courses 3. Course and program changes 4. New Business 5. Next meeting? 1. Prior discussion concerning the need for a revised graduate petition process raised questions that Gayle Gregory addressed. These issues revolved around whether the current petition process is sufficient or whether a more structured process is necessary. Based on input from Gayle Gregory and Joe Kan the committee decided that the current petition process described on p. 38 of the UAF catalog is adequate since it explicitly requires approval of advisory committee, department head, dean, and submission of any petition to the graduate school. 2. Current regulations prevent graduate students from using more than 9 undergraduate credits toward their graduate degree. The committee considered whether this was too stringent. Committee members had previously agreed to check other college catalogs to see if UAF policy is in line with other institutions. Whalen's research revealed that many catalogs do not explicitly cover such regulations. The committee opted not to attempt to change current policy in this matter. 3. Course and program change paper work was distributed for review to the three non-ex officio members of the committee members present (Elena Conti, Clif Lando, Michael Whalen). Action will be taken on course and program changes at the next meeting. 4. Joe Kan brought up an additional issue concerning the requirement of GRE's for admission to UAF. We discussed whether a minimum GRE score should be set for admission but decided that this was not desirable. 5. Next meeting scheduled for 2:30, March 29 in the Chancellor's conference room. Meeting adjourned at 3:25. Submitted by Michael Whalen ----------------------------- Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs Meeting, March 29, 1999 Present: Michael Whalen - Chair, Clif Lando, Vikas Sonwalkar, Renee Manfredi, Harikumar Sankaran, Gayle Gregory, Joe Kan, Dennis Stephens The meeting was called to order at 2:35 p.m. Action was taken on graduate course and program changes #61-#68 and undergradate/graduate course changes #132, 143, 156, 157. All items were approved. Discussion on master's degree requirements will be taken up at the next meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Chancellor's Conference Room. Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/8 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY APPEALS & OVERSIGHT REPORT ON THE EIGHTH MEETING OF THE FACULTY APPEALS AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE PRESENT: John Kelley, Ray Gavlak, Godwin Chukwu, Fred Dyen, Kristy Long, James Ruppert, George Guthridge ABSENT: Tara Maginnis, David Verbyla, Pham Quang, Don Kramer, Richard Stolzberg GUEST: Rudy Candler (Representing Staff Council) The committee met on Wednesday, March 24, 1999 in the Chancellor's Conference room from 1-2 p.m. 1. The minutes of the Appeals and Oversight Committee for the seventh meeting were approved. 2. The committee was informed that the motion concerning Article 5, E, 8 of the Bylaws was sent to the Senate and passed as amended. They deleted the paragraph on the grade appeals. 3. The committee addressed the task of producing a draft plan for the evaluation of the office of Chancellor of the UAF as requested by the Senate. Dr. Kelley presented a draft plan (appended) to the committee for discussion. This plan was based on the experience that other colleges and universities had with evaluation of chief executive officers. The draft plan was reviewed and assignments made for modifications. The committee plans to distribute a final version of this report to the Senate on or before its last meeting of the spring 1999 semester. 4. Old Business: The committee raised the question of what progress if any had been made toward setting review schedules for Deans and Directors. The Appeals and Oversight Committee sent a list of administrators to the Senate with the understanding that it would be sent to the Provost after clarification of the position of Dean of the Graduate School. This report was included as a handout for UAF Faculty Senate Meeting #84, December 7, 1998. The Appeals and Oversight Committee will write a formal motion for action at the Senate meeting. 5. New Business: We wish to thank Staff Council for providing Rudy Candler to assist with the draft plan for evaluation of the office of Chancellor. 6. Next Meeting: Scheduled April 21, 1999. If the committee can finish the revisions to the draft Chancellor office evaluation plan earlier, the committee will meet before April 21 to complete the evaluation plan task and submit it to the Senate for review by the Administrative Committee. *************** ATTACHMENT 87/9 UAF FACULTY SENATE #87 APRIL 5, 1999 SUBMITTED BY LEGISLATIVE & FISCAL AFFAIRS Report: Legislative and Fiscal Affairs Committee, March 26, 1999 Juneau Trip: March 17, 1999 Members of the committee and UAF faculty made a trip to visit legislators in both houses over spring break. Professors Zilberkant, DeCorso, and Butler-Hopkins spoke with Representatives Dyson, Kott, Whitaker, Davis, Brice, Croft, Green, Bundie, and Davies; and Senators Miller, Leman, Elton, and Wilken. More members of the committee will be in Juneau in April. Recent Updates: The House released its allocations caps on Wednesday, 3/24. UA is being proposed for flat funding, holding to the FY99 dollars. According to Wendy Redman, the new budget calls for the elimination of funding for all municipal/revenue sharing, public broadcasting, and the state's SBS program. The subcommittee dealing with the University budget will meet on Monday, March 29 to have a close out session. The guess is that they will reject this budget cap and will recommend going to the Finance Committee with the full UA request of $16.3 million. Now is the time for phone calls, letters, and emails to the members of the Finance Committee, as they will be meeting shortly after Easter. House subcommittee members are: CHAIR: Representative Austerman Member: Representative Halcro, Harris, Whitaker, Croft, Davies Senate subcommittee members are: CHAIR: Senator Leman Member: Senator Wilken, Senator Halford, Senator Adams RESPONSE TO SENATE RESOLUTION REGARDING SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS The following letter was received in response to the Senate resolution on Board of Regent candidates passed at Meeting #84, December 7, 1998. State of Alaska Office of the Governor Juneau March 17, 1999 Ms. Madeline F. Schatz, President Faculty Senate University of Alaska Fairbanks P.O. Box 757500 Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500 Dear Ms. Schatz: Thank you for your interest and involvement in the boards and Commissions appointment process. Each candidate had impressive professional and personal qualifications. Governor Tony Knowles has appointed Robert A. Malone and Frances H. Rose of Anchorage, Brian Rogers of Fairbanks, and Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr., ofHealy to public seats on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Once again, we appreciate your assistance in helping Governor Knowles select the best candidates for the board. Sincerely, Cindy Smith, Coordinator Boards and Commissions OTHER LEGISLATION BEFORE BOTH HOUSES HOUSE BILLS CSHB 27(FIN) Graduate Student Loans Changes WICHE program into loan program HB 31 UAA Library Appropriation An Act making a $30,470,000 appropriation for construction and renovation of the University of Alaska, Anchorage Consortium Library Facility; and providing for an effective date. HB 41 Approval of State Employee Contracts An Act relating to legislative approval of the terms of state employee collective bargaining agreements. HB 46 Seismic Hazards Safety Commission An Act establishing the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission. Commission would include a representative from the University of Alaska. HB 51 FY01 Mental Health Operating Budget An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date. HB 52 FY01 Capital budget An Act making and amending capital appropriations and reappropriations and capitalizing funds; and providing for an effective date. CSHB 64(FIN)am Y2K Appropriation An Act making appropriations for year 2000 assessment, compliance, and remediation projects; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date. UA portion equals $4.6 million. HB 72 Services/Rights of Disabled An Act relating to the provision of services for persons with handicaps; substituting, in the chapter relating to the rights of persons with handicaps and programs for the benefit of persons with handicaps, references to 'disabilities' for references to 'handicaps'; correcting references in that chapter in certain definitions; and correcting in that chapter a reference to an act under which federal financial support is provided for the support of education of the handicapped. HB 85 Teachers' Licenses, Discipline & Ethics An Act relating to licensure and professional discipline of members of the teaching profession and providing for related penalties; relating to grounds for dismissal of a teacher; relating to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission; relating to limited immunity for procedures under the Educator Ethics Act; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date. HB 106 Special Appropriations for Educational Purposes An Act making special appropriations for education from the earnings reserve account. HB 107 Permanent Fund Income Advisory Vote An Act authorizing an advisory vote on whether appropriations of income from the permanent fund should be restricted; and providing for an effective date. HB 113 Postsecondary Education for High School Students An Act relating to a program of postsecondary education for high school students. HB 115 Use of University of Alaska Appropriation An Act relating to the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date. HB 118 Cost of College Remedial Classes An Act relating to payment for remedial classes at the University of Alaska. HJR 2 Biennual Budget Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a biennial state budget, to the appropriation limit, and to appropriations from the budget reserve fund. HJR 13 University Endowment for Research Relating to using oil spill settlement funds (EVOS) to create an endowment for the sciences at the University of Alaska. Additional Bills concerning the University before the Legislature: SENATE BILLS CSSB 7 (RES) Increase UA Land Grant An Act relating to the University of Alaska and university land, and authorizing the University of Alaska to select additional state land. SB 21 UAA Library Appropriation An Act making an appropriation for construction and renovation of the University of Alaska, Anchorage Consortium Library Facility; and providing for an effective date. SB 31 FY01 Mental Health Operating Budget An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date. SB 32 FY01 Capital Budget An Act making and amending capital appropriations and reappropriations and capitalizing funds; and providing for an effective date. SB 36 Y2K Compliance Requirements An Act relating to state procurement of certain computer- related contracts. SB 37 State and Municipal Immunity for Y2K An Act relating to immunity for certain claims against the state, a municipality, or agents, officers, or employees of either, arising out of or in connection with the year 2000 date change; and providing for an effective date. SB 61 Teachers' Licenses, Discipline & Ethics An Act relating to licensure and professional discipline of members of the teaching profession and providing for related penalties; relating to grounds for dismissal of a teacher; relating to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission; relating to limited immunity for procedures under the Educator Ethics Act; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date. SB 67 State Income Tax An Act relating to taxation, including taxation of income of individuals, estates, and trusts; and providing for an effective date. SB 75 Special Appropriation for Educational Purposes An Act making special appropriations for education from the earnings reserve account. SB 76 Permanent Fund Income Advisory Vote An Act authorizing an advisory vote on whether appropriations of income from the permanent fund should be restricted; and providing for an effective date. SCR 6 University of Alaska Annual Report Requesting that the President of the University of Alaska deliver to a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature an annual State of the University report.