FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sheri Layral 312 Signers' Hall 474-7964 FYSENAT For Audioconferencing: Bridge #: 1-877-751-8040 (Passcode: 523297) Fairbanks: 474-8050 (Chair's Passcode: 628337)
A G E N D A UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #98 Monday, December 11, 2000 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Wood Center Ballroom1:30 I Call to Order - Larry Duffy 5 Min. A. Roll Call B. Approval of Minutes to Meeting #97 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, Permanent) of the Bylaws. 2. Motion to approve the M.A. degree program in Cross-Cultural Studies. 3. Motion to delete the Ed.S. B. Motions Pending: 4. Motion recommending that the "Guidelines for the Evaluation Process for Administrators" be adopted. 1:40 III A. Remarks by Chancellor M. Lind 10 Min. B. Remarks by Provost P. Reichardt 10 Min. 2:00 IV Governance Reports A. ASUAF -S. Banks / GSO - 5 Min. B. Staff Council - S. Culbertson 5 Min. C. President's Report - L. Duffy 5 Min. (Attachment 98/1) 2:15 V Consent Agenda A. Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 98/2) 2:15 VI New Business 15 Min. A. Motion to replaced the existing Dual Enrollment policy with a new Secondary Student Enrollment policy, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 98/3) B. Motion to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics, submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (Attachment 98/4) 2:30 VII Committee Reports 15 Min. A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth (Attachment 98/5) B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy (Attachment 98/6) C. Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee - J. Gardner (Attachment 98/7) D. Core Review - J. Brown E. Curriculum Review - S, Bandopadhyay F. Developmental Studies - J. Weber G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu (Attachment 98/8) H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - T. Robinson (Attachment 98/9) 2:45 ***BREAK*** 10 Min 2:55 VIII Public Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:00 IX Discussion Items 10 Min. 3:10 X Members' Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:15 XI Adjournment ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/1 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 16:48:56 -0900 To: Faculty Colleagues From: Richard Hacker, Academic Liaison Faculty Fellow Subject: 1)RR/Pipeline Planning, 2)BP/Phillips $$, 3)ITC Here are several pieces of information that may be of interest to you. 1) The president is very eager to have a meeting of appropriate faculty to prepare for the potential role the University may be able to play in the planning and building of a railroad extension and a gas pipeline. Because of his urgency, he asked the SAC to recommend faculty from all 3 MAUs to Jim Johnsen who is arranging the first meeting. If you have questions, address them to Jim at email@example.com. 2) The president discussed the BP/Phillips money with the Board of Regents and proposed certain principles for the expenditure of those funds. He has indicated that he will provide an update to the Alliance in the near future. What follows are the president's remarks to the BOR: **************** The Charter Agreement between the State of Alaska and BP/Phillips provides that the University of Alaska Foundation will receive 30% of BP/Phillips charitable giving each year in Alaska for as long as they produce oil here. The dollar amount of this contribution to the Foundation will vary with production and price, but estimates range from $2.5 million to over $4 million per year. The first contribution will be made on December 6 in Fairbanks. I have given a great deal of thought to the question of how best to use these funds for the benefit of the University and the state. We simply must get this one right. So, I have looked for guidance from the vision document produced by the Board of Regents at its retreat last year, from the chancellors and the SAC, as well as many of the university's finest faculty. While it is premature to chart out precisely how this funding will be used, I'd like to share with you now the general approach that I believe best serves our interests. First, the principles that I believe ought to guide the program. The program should: * seek to produce excellence in whatever it supports, * be aligned with the general focus areas of university direction and growth, * not duplicate what other funding sources are available to provide, * stress interdisciplinary activity, * support a mix of activity with short, mid, and long term benefits, * not be locked up or placed in some sort of "permanent fund," * leverage other funding, * increase the extent to which the university is immeshed in the fabric of the state, and * add to the university's capacity to assist the state with its most important challenges. 3) Several faculty have expressed an interest in having a faculty presence on the system wide Information Technology Council (ITC). The suggestion has already been presented to Steve Smith and Mike Sfraga. The topic will also be on the agenda for the next Faculty Alliance meeting on December 15. Even thought the next meeting of the ITC will occur before the Faculty Alliance can take formal action on the matter, I will be attending the December 7 meeting as the Academic Liaison Faculty Fellow and will report to the Faculty Alliance on the 15th. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/2 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements to the following: [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Addition BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION All majors must earn a "C" or better in all Common Body of Knowledge courses, department-specific general requirements, major specific requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements. Core Curriculum Requirements 38-39 credits B.B.A. Degree Requirements 82-85 credits Complete the following in addition to the core: Mathematics: MATH 161 Algebra for Business and Economics 3 credits (Math 262 should be taken to complete the mathematics requirement for the core.) Social Science and Statistics (10 credits): STAT 200 Elementary Probabilities and Statistics 3 credits ECON 200 Principles of Economics 4 credits ECON 227 Intermediate Statistics for Economics and Business 3 credits Common Body of Knowledge (31-34 credits): AIS 101 Effective Personal Computer Use Or Demonstrated Computer Literacy 0-3 credits ACCT 161 And 262 Accounting Concepts & Uses 6 credits AIS 310 Introduction to Information Systems 3 credits OR AIS 316 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS BA 325 Financial Management 3 credits BA 330 Legal Environment of Business 4 credits BA 343 Principles of Marketing 3 credits BA 360 Production/Operations Management 3 credits BA 390 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 credits BA 462 Corporate Strategy 3 credits ECON 324 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON 350 Money and Banking 3 credits Major complex* at least 27 credits Minor complex** (optional) 15 credits or more Electives 11 or more credits Minimum credits required for degree 123 credits Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300 level or higher) courses. *Departmental requirements for majors may exceed the minimum indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog. **Requirements for minors may exceed 15 credits. Specific requirements are listed in the Degree and Programs section of the catalog. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2000 Upon Chancellor's Approval RATIONALE: Changes are a result of a proposed new course (AIS 316) and is contingent upon approval of AIS 316. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/3 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to replace the current High School Enrollment Policy with the following: CURRENT POLICY --------------------- High School Students UAF offers three opportunities for high school students to enroll in university classes: dual enrollment, the AHEAD program and TECH PREP. For information on these programs please contact your high school guidance counselor or the UAF Admissions counselor phone (907) 474- 7500 or (800) 478-1823, or web www.uaf.edu/admred/ admissions/docs/highschool/. Dual Enrollment The dual enrollment program allows high school students to register for UAF classes. This program is open to the following: * High school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above may register for two classes for a maximum of six credits. * High school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.5 may register for one class. * High school juniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above may register for one class. * All other students are encouraged to contact the director of Admissions for information on course enrollment at UAF. *High school students may enroll in vocational and developmental courses, depending upon program requirements, after obtaining approval signatures from their parent (guardian), high school official, the instructor of the class, and the appropriate university program coordinator. Pick up a Dual Enrollment Application Form (valid for one semester) from your high school counseling office. You must file an application for each semester you wish to attend. Note: enrollment in UAF courses through the Dual Enrollment program does not constitute admission to the university. PROPOSED POLICY ----------------------- Secondary School Students UAF offers three opportunities for secondary students to enroll in university classes: secondary student enrollment, the AHEAD program, and TECH PREP. For information on these programs please contact your high school guidance counselor, your local rural campus, or the UAF Admissions Office, phone (907) 474-7500 or (800) 478-1823, or web www.uaf.edu/admred/admissions/docs/highschool/. Secondary Student Enrollment The secondary student enrollment process allows secondary students to register for UAF classes. A student meeting course prerequisites may enroll in university courses with permission of the instructor. Secondary students must consult their appropriate school district officials and school counselors prior to registration for approval if they wish to use university courses to meet high school graduation requirements. Registering for courses at UAF establishes a permanent academic record that will reflect student academic performance in all courses attempted. Note: enrollment in UAF courses as a secondary student does not constitute formal admission to the university for the purposes of earning a certificate or degree. AHEAD Program Remains the same. TECH PREP Opportunities Remains the same. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: This motion clarifies the process necessary for the enrollment of secondary students into courses at UAF and removes obstacles from students who are eager to learn. Additionally, it allows us to treat these students the same way we treat older students who just sign up for a course or two. Streamlining this process will serve to encourage participation by secondary students who would profit from UAF courses. There are no changes to the AHEAD Program or the Tech Prep program. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/4 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MOTION: ======= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #40 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers¹ Hall. *************** Executive Summary M.S., Statistics To properly manage the State's renewable and non-renewable resources and advance scientific enquiry requires the careful application of statistical methods. The creation of a master's program in Statistics at the UAF Department of Mathematical Sciences (the only such master's program in the State of Alaska) will help supply locally trained biometricians and consulting statisticians for employment in Alaska. The Department of Mathematical Sciences at UAF has successfully run an interdisciplinary master's program in applied statistics for five years, and seeks only to formalize the program. The creation of a master's program in Statistics will thus incur no additional costs, while the program will supply University researchers and State agencies access to highly qualified graduate students in Statistics. The Masters in Statistics is meant to prepare students for careers in applied statistics. Graduates of the program could be labeled quantitative biologist, biometricians, quantitative geologists, geostatisticians, psychometricians, epidemiologists or mathematical statisticians, depending upon their specific coursework. As an organizing principle of the program, we will ensure that all students meet the requirements of successful employment as a biometrician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and will qualify for the State of Alaska's Biometrician register. In addition, this program will prepare students to enter a Ph.D. program in Statistics. The program combines core courses in statistical theory with elective courses in statistical methodology. In addition, each student will take electives in one or more of mathematics, biology, fisheries, wildlife, geology, forestry, marine sciences, economics or other applied sciences. Doctoral students in these areas may pursue the Masters in Statistics simultaneously. The program is intended to take two academic years to complete. It is designed to work especially well as a joint program for Ph.D. students in the sciences. This program has been a successful interdisciplinary graduate program since its inception in 1996. The ten graduates of the graduate program have all been successful in obtaining employment. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/5 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS Curricular Affairs Committee Meeting Report - Ron Illingworth, Chair The Curricular Affairs committee held audioconferenced meetings on October 25, November 8, November 22, and November 29, 2000. Our next meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2000. All meetings will be audioconferenced as well as face to face as several members of the committee are from outside Fairbanks. We continued addressing prioritized issues from our list of issues for discussion this year. OLD ITEMS Issue 1: Course prerequisites are they accurate and valid in the catalog and can they be enforced? Old Status: The Registrar's office has devised a memo which will be sent to each department and which will identify the prerequisites for each course listed in the catalog. Departments will be requested to verify the validity and accuracy of these prerequisites. Their input will be returned to the Registrar's office and the catalog updated. Then, during registration, the Registrar's office will run a program which will check a student's records with the prerequisites listed for the course. Students will not be restricted from classes solely on the basis of this computer generated sort. However, questionable areas will be identified to the instructor for resolution before the beginning of the class. This process will be beta tested in the Engineering Department before implementation. New Status: The listing has been sent to all departments for review and verification. Issue 2: Status of formation of BAS oversight committee. Status: This committee of the Faculty Senate has not yet been formed. In its place several ad hoc committees are attempting to guide the development of the BAS. This operation seems to be occurring outside of Senate intentions. Senate leadership intervention appears to be necessary to either change the Senate position or to bring these ad hoc committees together under Senate leadership. New Status: Dormant activity. Overcome by more pressing issues. Issue 3: Institutional integrity in the area of course offerings shown in the catalog Status: Two different lists have been produced; one by Institutional Research and one from the Registrar's office. There are differences between the two lists. The Registrar's list will be provided, with a cover memo, to the College and School Deans for their distribution to their departments. The listing contains courses which may be subject to consideration for removal/elimination based on their not having been offered since 1997. This will be an expedited process outside of the normal course approval process. However, all recommendations will be reviewed by the Curriculum Review Committee prior to any removal/elimination action. New Status: This listing has been provided to Deans and Directors and is in the process of being reviewed and returned. Issue 4: Transfer credit meeting core requirements for the AAS. Status: A draft proposal is being created and will be presented at the next meeting of the Curricular Affairs Committee on 25 October, 2000. Existing policy covers the bachelor's degree but does not address students who possess a bachelor's degree from another institution and come to UAF to acquire an AAS. New Status: Draft being developed by Advising Center. Issue 5: Minor student enrollment in University courses Status: This is a carry-over from last years discussions. The committee is agreed to the need for clarification of this policy. A draft will be presented at the next Curricular Affairs Committee meeting on 25 October, 2000. Policies affecting both dual-enrollment and the AHEAD program are being reviewed. New Status: Proposal for modification approved by committee and forwarded to Senate for consideration. NEW ITEMS Issue 6: Proposed change to degree requirements Status: Several degree changes were reviewed and approved with minor corrections as necessary. Submitted to Senate for consideration. Issues Pending: Several new degrees will be forwarded from the Curriculum Review Committee for our discussion at our next meeting. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/6 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY AFFAIRS FACULTY AFFAIRS (FA) MEETING REPORT -- C.P. McRoy, Chair Date: 16 Nov 2000 Committee Members Present: C.P. McRoy (chair), M. Davis, J. Wiens Visitors: N. Swazo, J. Leipzig Old Business: 1. Term Faculty Promotions: J. Leipzig (Dean, CLA) initiated a discussion on the promotion of instructors and bipartate faculty. The basic issue is how to promote people in this category. Can the dean do it without any other process? Dr. Swazo suggested that this is really an issue of salary increase rather than titles. Dr. Weins pointed out that it would be bad policy to promote instructors to "professor rank" titles without a terminal degree in the field. The question of whether this is a policy or contract issues was discussed. Some consideration of research faculty could also be involved in the issue. The issue remains on the FA agenda and Dr. Leipzig will revisit the committee next semester with more information. No action was taken at this time. 2. Research Integrity (P. McRoy / N. Swazo) Dr. Swazo provided new information on this issue. He recommends that an ad hoc sub-committee be formed to examine the status of compliance with federal regulations concerning ethics in research. Proposed members are Duffy, Swazo, McRoy, DeLaca and Neumayr. This will be an agenda item for Administrative Committee meeting in December. 3. Sabbatical Leave Policy (J. Weins) Dr. Wiens distributed the section of the CBA concerning Sabbatical Leave (16.6). The CBA clearly indicates that the University grants a sabbatical leave as a privilege rather than a right. Faculty should interpret this accordingly. Further interpretation of responsibility for compensation associated with a sabbatical leave is being sought from M. Hostina 4. Research Faculty (McRoy) Postponed. Other business: 1. Department Chair Policy (suggested by the Provost) The Faculty Senate Policy on Department Chairs was adopted last year. During a recent workshop held by the Provost for department chairs one of the participants raised the issue of the extent of authority of the Chair over faculty assignments. The Policy is ambiguous about this. The Faculty Affairs was concerned that the assignment of a Department Chair to a supervisory role would affect their status in UNAC. The issue is forwarded to the Admin Committee for possible action. 2. Faculty Hire Procedures (McRoy) Some faculty members have raised comments over the procedures involved in search committees and hiring. Apparently new rules are in place that are being enforced by the Equal Opportunities Office. Dorothy Jones will be invited to the next Faculty Affairs meeting to enlighten us. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/7 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY GRADUATE ACADEMIC & ADVISORY COMMITTEE Graduate Academic and Advisory Committee - Jim Gardner, Chair GAAC met November 15, 20, and 27, 2000: those attending the various meetings were Gimbel, Eicken, Kan, Mason, Murray, Lincoln, Lin, Sankaran, Konar, Richmond, Gregory, and Gardner. All meetings focused mainly on proposals for new/change Graduate courses and programs. The committee will meet again on December 4, 2000, to finish reviewing proposals and make final recommendations. Two other items for the committee, submitted by the Graduate School, are proposals to review guidelines for the composition of Graduate Advisory Committees and Regulations for Thesis Preparation. We plan to review the guidelines for the Graduate Advisory Committees at the December 4 meeting. The committee (and their stomachs) especially wishes to thank Joe Kan for supplying lunch at the November 20 and 27 meetings. No other business was discussed and the committee adjourned to lament the oncoming of the solstice. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/8 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY APPEALS & OVERSIGHT Report of the third meeting of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee (11/16/00) -- Godwin Chukwu, Chair Present: Godwin A. Chukwu, SME; Victoria Joan Moessner, CLA; Oscar Kawagley, SOEd; Brian Himelbloom, SFOS/FITC; Ed Husted, CRA; George Khazanov, CSEM; Mitch Roth, CSEM Absent: Kristy Long, CRA/ACE; Dennis Schall, SOED; Rick Steiner, SFOS- MAP; Madeline Schatz, CLA Old Business: Minutes of the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee meeting of 10/16/00 were approved with minor corrections. New Business: The committee discussed the list of Administrators who will be evaluated under the guidelines approved by the faculty senate and the chancellor. The list was grouped into two, viz.: according to the reporting hierarchy of the Administrators. Group "A" includes those Administrators who report directly to the Provost. Group "B" includes those Administrators who report directly to the Chancellor. The University Organizational Chart provided to the committee by the governance office was used as a guide to establish the reporting hierarchy of the Administrators. The committee recommends an amendment to the motion (Attachment 97/6 of UAF Faculty Senate #97) "Guidelines for the Evaluation Process of Administrators". Paragraph/Section 5 should read as follows, with "additions" bolded and capitalized in italics: The Ad Hoc Committee will prepare an evaluative summary, and submit its report to the provost (in the case of evaluation of Deans and Directors) or to the Chancellor (in the case of evaluation of the Provost OR ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATORS WHO REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE CHANCELLOR). The Ad Hoc Committee shall work as expeditiously as possible in completing its report and submit it to the Provost or Chancellor by March 15 of the Spring Semester. The report shall be submitted also to the UAF Faculty Senate¹s Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee for review. The committee recommends a revision of the current UAF Organizational Flow Chart which is outdated. ******************** ATTACHMENT 98/9 UAF FACULTY SENATE #98 DECEMBER 11, 2000 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT, & IMPROVEMENT Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Committee Meeting Report -- E. Thomas Robinson, Chair The Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement committee held its meeting on October 17, 2000 as an audio-conference from 11:30 - 12:30 in the Chancellor's Conference Room. Those present: L. Curda, D. McLean-Nelson, J. Morrison, E. T. Robinson, A. Rybkin, C. Price. Absent: B. Butcher, B. Cooper, R. Dupras, J. Collins, and R. Norris-Tull. Two items were circulated prior to the meeting: minutes of the last meeting and the agenda. Joy Morrison reported on the schedule of faculty development activities, most notably mentoring. The schedule on the Provost¹s website is being followed. Today, this afternoon at 1:00 pm, is the outcomes assessment of teaching. It was noted that tapes are to be available in the library for these presentations and CRA will have tapes. In addition to the outcomes assessment of teaching, the forthcoming presentations include: * Rasmuson Library, 10/24 * Seminar on "Copyright in the University Context", 11/7 * Tenure and promotion workshop, 11/7 * How to be a good mentor, 11/9 * How to be a good advisor, 11/14 * How to get your project funded, 11/16 * Martha Stewart, Director of Federal Relations, on the role of her office, 11/21 * Myers-Briggs Personality Tests, 12/15 It was noted that UAA has a presentation on November 2 and 3 on education management in higher education. A discussion and follow-up from the last meeting related to Article 9. At our committee meeting today, as a follow up to our meeting on September 26, the following motion was passed: Motion: In relation to the evaluation of Post Tenure Review faculty, the process of voting at the unit peer review level and at the campus wide level should be eliminated. Justification: The Post Tenure Review evaluation is for faculty development, not for a contractual change in status. Article 9.24 of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Alaska and United Academics states: "The post tenure review process is generally intended to be a formative rather than a summative process of faculty evaluation, focused on faculty development." The elimination of a vote would facilitate and focus the review on development. A discussion on the student assessment instruments resulted in a motion to have the chair send a memo to the Provost. The SAI administration is quite varied. The memo is attached by reference as it was given to Sheri. The next meeting is to be held at 11:30 - 12:30, Tuesday, November 14, in the Chancellor's conference room. It should be noted that the committee welcomes and invites interested faculty to join the membership. Contact the governance office (7964) or chair, E T Robinson at 6526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.