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A G E N D A UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #99 Monday, February 5, 2001 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wood Center Ballroom
1:30 I Call to Order - Larry Duffy 5 Min. A. Roll Call B. Approval of Minutes to Meeting #98 C. Adoption of Agenda 1:35 II Status of Chancellor's Office Actions 5 Min. A. Motions Approved: 1. Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements. 2. Motion to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics 3. Motion to replaced the existing Dual Enrollment policy with a new Secondary Student Enrollment policy. B. Motions Pending: 4. Motion recommending that the "Guidelines for the Evaluation Process for Administrators" be adopted. (A request for a 90 day extension was approved by the Administrative Committee. Will be replaced by substitute motion.) 1:40 III A. Remarks by Chancellor M. Lind 10 Min. B. Remarks by Provost P. Reichardt 10 Min. C. Guest Speaker - George Happ 10 Min. Project Director, EPSCoR 2:10 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 99/1) 2:25 V Consent Agenda A. Motion to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 9. (Attachment 99/2) 2:25 VI New Business 20 Min. A. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 99/3) B. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 99/4) C. Motion to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy, submitted by Curricular Affairs (Attachment 99/5) D. Motion to recommend UAF Administrators be reviewed according to Guidelines, submitted by Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee (Attachment 99/6) 2:45 VII Committee Reports 15 Min. A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth (Attachment 99/7) B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy (Attachment 99/8) C. Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee - J. Gardner (Attachment 99/9) D. Core Review - J. Brown E. Curriculum Review - S. Bandopadhyay F. Developmental Studies - J. Weber (Attachment 99/10) G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu (Attachment 99/11) H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - T. Robinson (Attachment 99/12) 3:00 ***BREAK*** 10 Min 3:10 VIII Public Comments/Questions 10 Min. 3:20 IX Discussion Items 5 Min. A. Academic Liaison Faculty Fellow - Call for Nominations (Attachment 99/13) 3:25 X Members' Comments/Questions 5 Min. 3:30 XI Adjournment ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/1 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 President's Comments - Larry Duffy Welcome to the 21st Century. During January, President Mark Hamilton led a two-day meeting of UA administrators, deans, and the Faculty Alliance. A wide variety of topics were reviewed and discussed with most of the focus on the initiative program. It became clear than an academic plan should be the driver for the initiative process and that UAF, UAA and UAS have or are developing these plans for the next 5 years. President Hamilton also urged us to change our conservative financial culture to take advantage of the opportunities arising around the University. We should not dwell on the past, and although success is likely, we should at least have an attitude that, if we do fail, it will be going forward. At UAF, we are in a great position to heed President Hamiltonšs advice. We have a new Mission Statement; the Strategic Plan UAF 2005 is about ready to come to the Senate; an Academic Development Plan has been created; and an insightful accreditation self-study has been drafted by Ron Gatterdam, Dana Thomas and colleagues. It is time for us in Governance to support this effort by encouraging the entire faculty in the units we represent to get involved. As UAF is revitalized, our goal should be to revitalize the Senate and its committees. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/2 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 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. 9. (Steering Committee, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree Program). [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Additions STANDING A. An Administrative Committee will be composed of the chairpersons of all standing Senate Committees and of permanent Senate committees except [[the University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee,]] the Committee to Nominate Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. [[, and the BAS Steering Committee. ]] PERMANENT [[9. The BAS Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the BAS degree program. Specific duties of the Committee include: 1) evaluating proposals for including or deleting courses within the BAS degree and making recommendations to the CLA Academic Council and the Faculty Senate; 2) developing and evaluating procedures for advising BAS majors; 3) developing and assessing the BAS degree program. The Committee is responsible for establishing procedures for selecting the BAS coordinator and will select the coordinator for a 2-year term. The committee shall be composed of one faculty member elected from each of the following units: (CLA, CSEM, SOEd, CRA); one faculty member appointed by Faculty Senate; one representative from the Advising Center; the BAS coordinator; and the Dean of the School of Education and the CLA dean or dean designee as ex-officio members. ]] EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The School of Education is now responsible for the establishment of an advisory council for the BAS degree. The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Science, Engineering and Mathematics will be responsible for providing faculty members for the advisory council. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/3 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant Program which includes six new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #35-40 and #41-42 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersš Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA (Submitted by Health Technology) 35. NEW COURSE: HLTH 152 - Dental Materials and Applications (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 36. NEW COURSE: HLTH 153 - Biomedical Sciences for Dental Assistants (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring and As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 37. NEW COURSE: HLTH 251 - Clinical Chairside 1 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 38. NEW COURSE: HLTH 252 - Clinical Chairside 2 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 39. NEW COURSE: HLTH 253 - Clinical Chairside 3 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 40. NEW COURSE: HLTH 254 - Dental Assistant Practicum (1+12) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary Certificate & A.A.S., Dental Assistant Program The field of dentistry has expanded in recent years. The Dental Assistant Certificate and A.A.S. degree program is designed to incorporate theory and application. This focused delivery will provide the student with the knowledge and job skills required for entry-level employment in the dental field. There is a current and future need for trained dental assistant. In a September 2000 analysis of employment of health care occupations in Alaska from 1998-2008, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development project a 64% increase in estimated growth of dental assisting positions in Alaska. This reflects an annual growth of 6.44% per year, for the next eight years. In a report prepared for the Human Resource Investment Council titled: University of Alaska Vocational Education Students FY 1998 -- Employment Earnings Before and After Training, student incomes were studied. Statistics showed that after successfully completing a dental assisting program there was a significant rise in total wage and salary earnings. Dental health care delivery is changing. Dentists are being challenged to deliver quality patient care as well as contain the rising costs. Managed care programs, patients loss of dental insurance and reduction in benefits, cost containment measures, and community pressure have amplified the market for competent and cross-trained dental assistants. Hiring Certified Dental Assistants allows the dentist to delegate advanced functions and thus extends dental services to more people. To summarize, there is a current need for educated dental assistants, which is projected to extend into the foreseeable future. The proposed Dental Assistant Certificate & A.A.S. program will prepare students for employment in the dental field. Following accreditation of the program, the graduates will be eligible to take the D.A.N.B. Certification examination. The modular format also provides early entry into the job market with completion of specific modules of the course work. This permits full time work while the student completes the remaining modules. Implementation of this program will position the College of Rural Alaska, Tanana Valley Campus to meet the present and increasing demand for vocational-technical training and provide the dental community with credentialed dental assistants. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/4 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management Program which includes six new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #48-53 and #54-55 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signersš Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA (Submitted by Tribal Management) 48. NEW COURSE: TM 101 - Introduction to Tribal Government (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 49. NEW COURSE: TM 105 - Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 50. NEW COURSE: TM 199 - Tribal Management Practicum I, 3 credits; offered Fall and Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 51. NEW COURSE: TM 201 - Advanced Tribal Government (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 52. NEW COURSE: TM 205 - Advanced Tribal Finance Applications (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 53. NEW COURSE: TM 299 - Tribal Management Practicum II, 3 credits; offered Fall and Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary Certificate & A.A.S., Tribal Management Program The Interior-Aleutians Campus, College of Rural Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, request approval of a Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management to be implemented in Fall Semester 2001. Through courses delivered locally in the home communities of our students, the Tribal Management Program will build the capacity of local governments in rural Alaska villages to take control of assets and resources for economic enhancement. In line with the mission of Interior-Aleutians Campus, the TMP will provide educational opportunities for students throughout the state without requiring them to change or leave their culture or heritage. The Interior-Aleutians Campus is committed to educating Alaska Natives and rural residents, assisting them to affect social changes in their communities, thereby enriching the quality of their lives and cultures. Particular consideration is given to the needs of permanent residents and students in non-traditional settings who seek skills and degrees suited to the rural economy and to the well being of rural communities. Due to the boom and bust cycles of Alaska's economic history, coupled with the thrust of Native peoples into the corporate world, many skills have been "imported" to regions by persons outside of the community and most often outside of the state. Many rural areas exist in a technology deficit, and the residents are becoming part of a "have-not" society. Given the lack of opportunity for education and employment as well as an infrastructure of tools for educational use, this challenge is especially poignant. The Tribal Management program is an oppor-tunity for students in rural Alaska to attain and maintain skills that sustain wellness, self-sufficiency, and on-going economic development. As Alaskan tribes and rural workforce take control of local resources and the local economy, we will continue to see a rise in the need for quality and relevant education in rural Alaska. As more jobs are created to meet the economic demand of rural government and business development, there will be a growing need for adequate skill development programs. Working in cooperation with organizations like the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Bristol Bay Native Association and other regional nonprofits throughout Alaska increases the probability of success for the Tribal Management Program. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/5 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY CURRICULAR AFFAIRS MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy (pp. 14-15, UAF 2000-2001 catalog) as follows: [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = ADDITION LOCAL ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT FOREIGN LANGUAGE After completing the course in which you were placed (above 101) and earning a B grade or higher, you may ask to receive [["bonus credit"]] CREDIT for the two immediately preceding prerequisite courses, if any. IN ADDITION, CREDIT (MAXIMUM 10) MAY BE RECEIVED IF THE COURSE WAS TAKEN AT AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY AND IS ACCEPTED AS EQUIVALENT TO AN APPROVED FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE AT UAF (B GRADE OR HIGHER). However, credit cannot be awarded for such courses if university credit has already been granted for them (for example, through College Board Advanced Placement national tests) or special topics courses, individual study courses, and literature or culture courses. CONTACT THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The existing wording in the catalog permits a UAF student who has foreign language expertise to receive credit for the two immediately preceding prerequisite UAF courses, if any, after completing the foreign language course in which they were placed (above 101) and after earning a B grade or higher. This modification allows for the same credit option to be available for students who desire to transfer in credit from an accredited institution. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/6 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY FACULTY APPEALS & OVERSIGHT MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend to the UAF Administration that the following administrators be reviewed on a four year cycle according to the Guidelines outlined below: EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee was tasked with reviewing the policy for the faculty's role in 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 affects the ability of faculty to carry out their academic duties. ************** GROUP "A" Provost Executive Dean, College of Rural Alaska Dean, School of Agriculture & Land Resource Management Dean, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences Dean, Graduate School Dean, School of Mineral Engineering Dean, School of Management Dean, School of Education Dean, College of Liberal Arts Dean, College of Science, Engineering & Math GROUP "B" Director, Geophysical Institute Director, Institute of Marine Science Director, Bristol Bay Campus Director, Chukchi Campus Director, Interior-Aleutians Campus Director, Tanana Valley Campus Director of Library Director, Institute of Arctic Biology Director, Institute of Northern Engineers Director, Kuskokwim Campus Director, Northwest Campus Director, Alaska Cooperative Extension Director, Arctic Region Supercomputer Center Director, International Arctic Research Center Director, Fishery Industrial Technology Center, Kodiak Program Chairman, Marine Advisory Program Director of Fisheries Division, Juneau Campus/Program Directors in Group "B" should be periodically reviewed by their immediate supervisory administrator according to a process established at the discretion of the supervising administrator. Interim administrators who are still in place after four years should be considered for evaluation. Administrators holding interim appointment will be evaluated in their fourth year according to the process outlined below. Any administrator will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis when requested by 25 percent of the faculty in their unit. ************** GUIDELINES FOR THE EVALUATION PROCESS FOR ADMINISTRATORS 1. Within the first three weeks of the Fall Semester the Supervisor of the Administrator to be reviewed will appoint an Ad Hoc Administrator Review Committee consisting of five members, at least three of whom must be faculty. (It is recommended that staff be included on the ad hoc committee as appropriate.) The chair of the committee shall be appointed from the Faculty Senate. One of the three faculty shall be appointed from the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee. In the case of evaluation of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Provost will appoint an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of two faculty drawn from the UAF Faculty Senate's Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee, one Dean/ Director, one member of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee, and a student representative from the Graduate Student Organization. The Ad Hoc Committee will solicit input from all relevant constituencies on- and off-campus, including faculty, staff, and students. This may be accomplished through various instruments, e.g., a standard questionnaire completed anonymously and returned to the Committee Chair. 2. The Administrator to be evaluated will prepare a narrative self-evaluation of activities performed during the three-year period (academic years) prior to the year of evaluation or since the last evaluation. This narrative should include reflections about how adequately s/he has fulfilled responsibilities of leadership consistent with his/her own performance expectations and those of faculty, staff, and students in the unit. Major or otherwise significant accomplishments should be highlighted. Any issues raised in the last evaluation should be referenced with a view to what progress has been made on those items. Finally, the self-evaluation should identify a limited set of reasonable goals for the unit over the next three years, with some discussion about specific strategies that may be undertaken through his/her administrative leadership. 3. The Ad Hoc Committee will interview a select sample of faculty, staff, students and others as relevant for further evaluative comments about the Administrator's performance. 4. The Ad Hoc Committee will interview the Administrator either in person or by conference call. The interview shall proceed on the basis of a set of questions which reference the Administrator's self-evaluation, the results of returned questionnaires, and the interviews of faculty, staff, and students. 5. The Ad Hoc Committee will prepare an evaluative summary, and submit its report to the Provost (in the case of evaluation of Deans) or to the Chancellor (in the case of evaluation of the Provost or any other administrator who reports 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 as the case may be by March 15 of the Spring Semester. (a) At a date to be set by the Provost, the Provost or administrator's supervisor shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee for final review, recommendations, and disposition of the Administratoršs evaluation. The supervisor of the administrator will thereafter provide his/her formal evaluation taking into account the Ad Hoc Committee's report. (b) At a date to be set by the Chancellor, the Provost and the Chancellor shall meet to discuss the Ad Hoc Committeešs evaluation of the Provost. During this meeting the Chancellor and Provost shall identify performance priorities for the next review period. The Chancellor shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the UAF Faculty Senatešs Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee to summarize his evaluation. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/7 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 Curricular Affairs Committee Meeting Report - Ron Illingworth, Chair The Curricular Affairs committee held audioconferenced meetings on November 29, December 6, and January 24. Our next meeting is scheduled for 7 February, 2001 from 1145-100 p.m. All meetings are 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. Prerequisite listings have been received by the Records office and the catalog is being updated as changes are received. 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: New directions in the School of Education have resulted in refocusing activities within the BAS. We await School of Ed proposals in this area. 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. Changes have been received from many departments and are being processed through the Curriculum Review committee. 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: Awaiting revision of the AAS degree. 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. This proposal was approved by the Faculty Senate, and was scheduled for signature by the Chancellor the week of January 19th. 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. New Status: These changes were approved by the Senate Issue 7: New Degrees Status: Two new degrees were forwarded to the Senate and are on today's agenda for consideration. Issue 8: Revision to local advanced placement credit for foreign languages Status: A revised proposal, submitted by the Foreign Language department was approved, with modification, and is submitted to today's Faculty Senate meeting for consideration. Issue 9: Distance Delivery Policies Status: The Curricular Affairs committee decided to hold a series of open forum meetings for all of the UAF community with interests in this area. Dates are to be determined but it is expected that meetings will be held no later than March. Information acquired in these meetings will be used to help develop proposed policy in the area of distance delivery of courses at UAF. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/8 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 FACULTY AFFAIRS (FA) MEETING REPORT - Peter McRoy, Chair 24 January 2001 Committee Members Present: M. Box, M. Davis (delayed), C.P. McRoy (chair), B. Mortensen, J. Wiens Old Business: The meeting basically consisted of a discussion of the agenda for the coming semester and the overall portfolio of the committee. The committee will meet at this time on 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 11 Apr and as needed. 1. Term Faculty Promotions: This is a continuing item brought to the committee last semester by Dean Leipzig. Mark Box will contact the Dean to arrange a meeting with the committee to bring the issue to resolution. 2. Research Ethics Committee An ad hoc sub-committee consisting of L. Duffy, T. DeLaca, P. McRoy (chair), M. Neumayr and N. Swazo, was appointed by the Administrative Committee to examine the compliance of UAF with federal regulations concerning ethics in research. 3. Research Faculty Membership The representation of research faculty on the Faculty Senate is a continuing issue that should be resolved this semester. 4. Faculty Hire Procedures Some faculty members have raised comments over the procedures involved in search committees and hiring. New rules are in place that are being enforced by the Equal Opportunities Office. Dorothy Jones will be invited to a Faculty Affairs meeting to discuss procedures. 5. Legislative Interaction Mike Davis noted in our last meeting that this is a broad area of responsibility for Faculty Affairs under the Senate Bylaws. Mike will take an active role in this area in collaboration with the faculty collective bargaining units during the legislative session. Other Items: An inquiry was raised concerning the PFD status of faculty on sabbatical leave. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/9 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 Graduate Advisory and Academic Committee - Jim Gardner, Chair GAAC met December 4, 2000 and January 22, 2001. Those attending the December meeting were Gimbel, Eicken, Kan, Mason, Murray, Lincoln, Lin, Sankaran, Konar, Richmond, and Gardner. Those attending the January meeting were Gimbel, Eicken, Murray, Lincoln, Lin, Sankaran, Konar, Richmond, Gregory, Minassian and Gardner. The December meeting focused on proposals for new/change Graduate courses and programs. The committee voted to recommend approval of the Master's of Science (with project) in Statistics (which was approved by the Faculty Senate at their December 11th meeting. The January meeting reviewed the status of new/change Graduate program proposals still pending, and began to discuss a first draft of guidelines for the composition of Graduate Advisory Committees. Hari Sankaran also volunteered to work with the Graduate School to review/revise definitions of Master's degrees. No other business was discussed and the committee adjourned to bask in the warmth of an Arctic winter. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/10 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 Minutes of The Developmental Studies Committee, January 25, 2001 ATTENDING: Nancy Ayagarak, John Bruder, Rich Carr, Jerah Chadwick, John Creed, Marty Getz, Cindy Hardy, Ron Illingworth, Wanda Martin, Joe Mason, Greg Owens, and Jane Weber The committee met and discussed the following items: ACCREDITATION: Ron reported that he has gotten from PAIR an updated list of statistics from all areas of CRA and Developmental programs, which he will e-mail to members of the committee. He expects to have the final draft of the report finished by the end of the week and will present it to the committee. He noted a difference between how Developmental courses are taught on rural campuses and in Fairbanks. At the rural campuses, these courses are taught by full-time faculty while on the Fairbanks campuses they are taught primarily by adjuncts and term faculty. He will highlight this in his report. EARLY WARNING: Fred Dyen gave a presentation to the committee on the Early Warning Alert Program. This program is designed to identify students who are at risk early in their academic career and to intervene on their behalf. The program was designed based on information from national research, Banner, and professional organizations. Fred reported that the program has already earmarked students, who attended during the fall of 99 but who did not return in the spring, for exit interviews to determine the factors that caused them to leave. The key element of intervention for these students will be through advising. Discussion of this presentation raised concerns with the differences in risk factors between rural and urban students, the definition of who is and is not a freshman student (i.e.: what about high school students taking UAF classes or transfer students?), and the difficulties of students who have been denied eligibility for financial aid. MARCH 5 MEETING WITH HAMILTON: We discussed the issues we will present to President Hamilton at our March 5 meeting. Our primary intent is to inform him of our concern with the number of students, including UA Scholars who are entering the university with math , reading, and writing levels below the levels we address. Additional suggestions for related topics include discussion of the PRAXIS exam and the High School graduation exam (this may be moot at the moment). We will give him a summary of information on students entering our program to read over before he comes to meet with us. Wanda may be able to pull this information out of the data for the Early Warning Program. Jane and Cindy will draft a memo to Ralph Gabrielli from the entire committee requesting funding for John Creed and Nancy Ayagarak to attend this meeting. Joe Mason and John Bruder will be in Fairbanks for the Faculty Senate meeting, so will be able to attend. Jerah Chadwick will not be able to attend. FUTURE MEETINGS: We will meet twice before the Monday, March 5 10:30-12:30 meeting: Thursday, February 15, 2:00-3:30pm Thursday March 1, 2:00-3:30pm. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/11 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 Report of the fourth meeting of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee (1/19/01), Chancelloršs Conference Room: 1.30pm-2.30pm Present: Godwin A. Chukwu, SME; Victoria Joan Moessner, CLA; Brian Himelbloom, SFOS/FITC; Mitch Roth, CSEM; Madeline Schatz, CLA Absent: Kristy Long, CRA/ACE; Dennis Schall, SOED; Rick Steiner, SFOS- MAP; Oscar Kawagley, SOE; Ed Husted, CRA; George Khazanov, CSEM OLD BUSINESS Minutes of the faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee meeting of 11/16/00 were read. NEW BUSSINESS. Godwin Chukwu (Committee Chair) briefed the committee on the earlier meeting he had with the Chancellor, the Provost, UAF Senate president & president­elect (Larry Duffy and Norm Swazo, respectively) regarding (a) motion to approve guidelines for the evaluation of Administrators, (b) motion to approve list of Administrators. Both the Chancellor and the Provost suggested some changes to the motions. The committee discussed amendments to both motions but could not vote on them due to lack of quorum. It was agreed to circulate the discussed/suggested amendments to all members for review and comments after which the committeešs recommendation would be forwarded to the Administrative committee of the Faculty Senate. The motions are part of the agenda. ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/12 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement Committee Meeting Report The Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement committee held it's meeting on November 21, 2000 as an audio-conference from 11:30 - 12:30 in the Chancellor's Conference Room. Those present: J. Collins, B. Cooper, L. Curda, R. Dupras, D. McLean-Nelson, J. Morrison, E. T. Robinson, A. Rybkin, C. Price. Absent: B. Butcher and R. Norris-Tull. Five items were circulated prior to the meeting: Memo to Provost, IAS; Motion/resolution; J. Morrison report; minutes of the last meeting; and the agenda. The committee was called to order and introductions were made. The minutes of the 10/17/00 meeting were accepted as presented with the correction of noting Carol Gold was also in attendance. The chair is to contact Carol Gold as to her willingness to serve as a member. The meeting time for the spring semester was discussed with all those present agreeing that our current day [Tuesday] and time [11:30- 12:30] worked well. The SAI memo that was drafted by the chair and sent to the Provost was reviewed. Having temporary drop boxes in major teaching areas was discussed. Rheba Dupras reported that library courses need to have drop locations available at numerous times during a semester. Jim Collins noted that the requirement for drop boxes being available outside designated offices for the return of the SAI surveys generates a fire code problem. Linda Curda noted that the current system is not working for distance courses. Bottom line here is that we need to continue to work in this area and develop a better system. Joy Morrison reported on the schedule of faculty development activities and discussed help received from UAA and their presentation on education management in higher education. Discussion within the committee included the need to stress teaching excellence, the need to put more resources into faculty development, and the need to provide for a permanent director of faculty development. To aid teaching excellence the discussion noted the desire to gain insight to a course mid-term. A feedback questionnaire could involve: 1. What do you like most about this course? 2. What do you like least about this course? 3. What recommendation(s) would you make for improvement in this course? 4. What can you do to improve your performance in this course? Teaching awards and sharing the positive approaches to teaching were noted as very desirable. The up-coming American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) annual conference was noted. This conference will be held at the beginning of February and will include a contingent from UAF. In addition to Joy Morrison, our committee member Jim Collins will attend as a team leader. The need to share the results of such participation was noted and will be addressed. The next meeting is to be held at 11:30 -12:30, Tuesday, January 23, 2001. The location will be Rasmuson Library, Room 341. 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 ffetr@uaf.edu. The meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, E. Thomas Robinson ********************** ATTACHMENT 99/13 UAF FACULTY SENATE #99 FEBRUARY 5, 2001 SUBMITTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ACADEMIC LIAISON FACULTY FELLOW CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Faculty Alliance and the President of the University of Alaska are calling for nominations for the position of Faculty Fellow in the Office of the President for up to one year beginning July 1, 2001. A description of the position and the selection process follows below. Nominations may be made by the applicant, by another faculty member, or by an administrator within the university system. Nomination packet should consist of a completed nomination form (??), a letter of nomination summarizing the nomineešs abilities relative to the position, three references, and a current curriculum vita. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 Nomination packets should be submitted to the nomineešs local faculty governance leader, listed below. Jim Liszka Larry Duffy Dave Marvel ACADEMIC LIAISON FACULTY FELLOW POSITION DESCRIPTION An Academic Liaison Faculty Fellow in the President's office gives the President, the Statewide Academic Council, and the Faculty Alliance a faculty voice in academic and administrative decision making. LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: Up to one year beginning July 1. DUTIES: 1) To serve as an academic advisor to the President and other statewide administrators; this includes providing a view of academic issues and traditions. The Faculty Fellow will have no supervisory authority. 2) To facilitate and improve inter-MAU communication with faculty on systemwide academic issues. 3) To serve as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Alliance. 4) To serve as liaison to the Systemwide Academic Council. 5) To serve as an ex-officio member of the Distance Education Council. 6) To take on special projects as agreed to by both the Alliance and the President. Such projects should be in line with the primary nature of this position. COMPENSATION and REIMBURSEMENT: The Fellow will retain his or her current position with the University of Alaska while on this special assignment. The Presidentšs Office will assume the responsibility of paying the Fellowšs contract, with any necessary contract extensions from a nine month base. If the Fellow lives outside of the Fairbanks area, moving expenses to and from Fairbanks will be reimbursed in accordance with University Regulation 05.02.06. Reasonable housing and local telephone costs will be reimbursed if the Fellow comes from outside the area. When feasible, the Fellow will live in UAF Faculty housing. Authorized travel related to Faculty Fellow duties will be reimbursed. An equipped office will be provided for the Fellowšs use, including a computer and telephone. SELECTION PROCESS 1) The Faculty Alliance, serving as the selection committee, will honor the diverse characteristics of the faculty in recommending to the President and the Systemwide Academic Council a minimum of two and not more than four faculty whom they fully support for the position. The Alliance will begin their deliberations at their meeting scheduled for March 6, 2001 and will make their recommendations no later than Friday, March 16, 2001. 2) To the extent possible, an effort will be made to rotate the position among MAUs as well as bipartite and tripartite faculty, and to have it reflect the diverse characteristics of the faculty. Whenever practical, the Faculty Fellow and the Chair of the Alliance will be from different MAUs. 3) The President will select the candidate and offer the appointment by Friday, April 6, 2001, and, if the appointment is accepted, will buy out the successful candidate's contract for up to one year, starting July 1, 2001.