MINUTES UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #101 MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2001 WOOD CENTER BALLROOM
I The meeting was called to order by President-Elect Swazo at 1:30 p.m. A. ROLL CALL MEMBERS PRESENT: MEMBERS ABSENT: Bandopadhyay, S. Amason, A. Bruder, J. Box, M. Butcher, B. Bristow, W. Curda, L. Duffy, L. Davis, M. Garza, D. Gardner, J. Eicken, H. Hartman, C. Kramer, D. Illingworth, R. Mammoon, T. Lin, C. Murray, M. Lincoln, T. McLean-Nelson, D. Lindahl, M. Wiens, J. Mason, J. Mortensen, B. OTHERS PRESENT: McBeath, J. Barnhardt, C. McRoy, P. Blurton, D. Robinson, T. Caldwell, P. Rosenberg, J. Chukwu, G. Roth, M. Craven, J. Rybkin, A. Ducharme, J. Shepherd, J. Gatterdam, R. Swazo, N. Gregory, G. Weber, J. Layral, S. Zilberkant, E. Lind, M. Martin, W. Norris-Tull, R. Pitney, P. Reichardt, P. Thomas, D. NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: NON-VOTING MEMBERS ABSENT: Collins, J. - Dean, SOM Banks, S. - President, ASUAF Graduate Student, GSO Culbertson, S.-President, UAFSC Leipzig, J. - Dean, CLA Tremarello, A - Registrar B. The minutes to Meeting #100 (March 5, 2001) were not available for approval. They will be available for approval at the May meeting. C. The agenda was approved as distributed via e-mail with the addition of New Business, Item H., a discussion item and motion on renaming the Fairbanks airport. II Status of Chancellor's Office Actions A. Motions approved: 1. Motion to approve a new integrated B.S./M.S. degree program in Computer Science. 2. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant. B. Motions pending: 3. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management. III A. Comments from Chancellor, Marshall Lind - Chancellor Lind indicated that the Certificate and AAS in Tribal Management have been sent back to CRA for additional work. It should be back next month. The Senate has asked to have a portion of this discussion on the budget. Chancellor Lind indicated that if the Senate lets him know specifically what they wanted to know about the budget he would do his best to have that available each time. This time he wanted to fill in on where we are on the activities of the legislature with the budget. Chancellor Lind thanked everyone for their assistance testifying to the Senate committee on Saturday and in contacting the legislature in support of the Board of Regents' budget request. The budget request is for $16.9 million. In later board action they added on $1.5 million for salary adjustments for a total of $18.4 million over this year's amount. The base has a tendency to shift. The last figure indicated $9.3 million, with the possibility of more to come. Additional funds would have to evolve through the amendment process. Chancellor Lind is optimistic that we will do better than the $9.3 million. If we don't get the full amount, we will have to look at which areas we will have to pay for regardless, such as negotiated agreements and inflation increases. After filling these obligations, then we will look at what initiatives to fund. There is little discussion on the capital budget except for what the Governor had put in his capital budget. There is a little money that speaks to code updates. That capital budget discussion will occur after the operating budget is put to rest. The bulk of the comments from Saturday's audioconference indicate that Fairbanks and UAF were very active. Chancellor Lind spoke about a related matter. In the handout there is a memo from the President regarding BP and Phillips contributions to the University of Alaska Foundation. The last page is what is being proposed for the first two years. This has been approved by the Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees for the University Foundation. There is a number of areas proposed by UAF. The areas for the addition of faculty positions are consistent with our academic plan. It is our hope to initiate the process to obtain those funds as soon as possible. A number of the initiatives are closely tied with things we are doing at UAF. Chancellor Lind is pleased to say that if we are not successful in getting the dollars from the legislature for the planning and design work that needs to go into new research facilities, $500,000 has been identified from here as money that will be used to do that. We are very pleased at what is being laid out for the use of the BP dollars. It will enhance the efforts that we have under way. Peter McRoy asked about the next year's budget. Chancellor Lind indicated that the FY03 initiatives have been submitted to the President's office. Provost Reichardt indicated that on the Provost web site is a list of the FY03 initiatives and also a list of endorsed initiatives that were forwarded. These are increment requests. B. Comments from Provost, Paul Reichardt - Provost Reichardt spoke about program quality assessment. There are Regents policies and regulations that call for us to do regular quality reviews of our programs. Dean Kan has initiated it for the graduate programs. We have not initiated a regular process for the rest of our programs. It is required by Regent's policy and will be expected by the Northwest Association for accreditation. We will be well served by having a process for evaluation in place. The draft of the process will be distributed to the Senate. The proposed process calls for a five year cycle organized by department. All programs offered by a department will be reviewed. Provost Reichardt requested that the Senate fast track this process for action at the May meeting so that it is in place for the accreditation review. The next question is how to carry this out. There are over 75 programs. That is about 15 programs to be reviewed each year. With respect to the departmental preparation for it, faculty will be paid for the work as part of their workload assignment. There will be at least one workload unit each year for someone in the department to work on quality assessment. Centrally, there is some money for assessment. Beginning with the FY02 budget there will be a $50,000 a year continuing allocation for assessment work. It will be enough to pay someone to oversee the whole process, and to compensate faculty involved in assessment of the Core and development of the process. This should be a useful instrument for program improvement. Jim Gardner indicated that the GAAC committee initially approves programs and would like to see the Senate curricular affairs committees be part of the process of continued review. Provost Reichardt noted that the current version does not specify individuals or groups to be involved in the review. It proposes that each department have a review committee that would consist of three faculty, one from the program under review and all three individuals being agreed to by the Provost and the Faculty Senate President. The committee would also include one external person. Jim Gardner remarked that the only programs his committee has reviewed are new proposals. Provost Reichardt indicated that there is a provision to substitute specialized professional accreditation, as long as it fits within the 5 year review cycle. Ron Illingworth also indicated that the Senate has committees that are involved in the initial approval of degrees. Sometimes there are concerns about approving a proposal where financial support is to happen and he would like to see some tie back to the curricular affairs committees to make sure that it does happen. At the last Regents meeting the three provosts were given the assignment of making a presentation on academic quality. A question was asked whether the deans regularly review grades given out by each faculty member and whether they do anything about it. Provost Reichardt needs help in answering questions about the grade distribution. We do face a challenge with underprepared students. Reichardt shared some transparencies which showed the distribution of grades by MAU's and campus. C. John Craven, Master Planning Committee John Craven provided the following information about the Master Planning Committee in a handout. Brief History - The UAF Campus Master Planning Committee was reformed in the summer of 1998 by then Chancellor Wadlow. It is an advisory committee to the chancellor for issues associated with campus development of such things as facilities (where should they go, logically), traffic patterns (e.g., vehicular, bike, people), roads and trails, green spaces, and in general anything that relates to UAF's physical environment and "sense of place". The committee comprises a faculty chair, 14 members selected from amongst UAF faculty, staff, students, administration, alumni, and community, and ex officio members as appointed by the chancellor. The present membership roster is attached. Typically, the committee meets every other Thursday in the Chancellor's Conference Room from 9:30-10:30 AM. All agendas, chair's notes from meetings, and recommendations to the chancellor or members of his cabinet are posted on the web at http://www.uaf.edu/mastplan/ . Campus Master Plan - The vision of a campus master plan is stated in a master-planning document, which at UAF was last updated in 1991. Master plans are viable only if formed in the open with broad community participation and strongly supported by campus leadership. The master plan must be driven by an academic plan. The 1991 plan was not well known from the outset for many of those reasons, but more so now because of advanced age. Years of financial difficulties didn't help. That plan addressed only the main campus. Updating the Plan - The Master Planning Committee's initial attempts to update the plan were not supported by money until the recent change of UA's financial outlook. When we addressed the issue of an update in the plan to Chancellor Lind at our first meeting after his arrival, we were given permission to start. The selection process has taken a year, but a consulting firm is onboard and the work of updating the plan is in full swing. The revised schedule will soon be available. Again, the work is limited to the main UAF campus. My View - This is not meant to be a comprehensive plan. It is, in fairness, a low- budget beginning to help demonstrate that such activities are not a waste of time and money. We succeed in this endeavor if the plan is by general agreement ready for review within five years. Ten years for updates is generally too long and we have to make up for years of neglect for all the known reasons. Also, things change! We can't get it all right in this attempt, and failure to point it in the right direction is not an option. Success can give us leverage to begin developing similar planning activities at the other UAF campuses. What You Can Do - Participate, participate, and participate. Public sessions will be held to review drafts in development. We will be cursed with the end of the semester and onset of summer just as the work is giving first fruit, so the committee has insisted that opportunities for community comments of drafts must be provided before the end of the semester and then early in the fall semester. But you must make an effort; personalized attention is not Alaskan! Also, a faculty questionnaire is now available on the web. Just sign on and speak your mind. The Photography Project - Deb (Wells) Brownfield of the Office of Space Planning and Management (and chair of the master plan working group that works directly with the consultants) has led an effort to create a participatory photography project. The idea is that anyone with a camera and a little spare time can document things about the existing campus that enthrall or enrage. Grab your camera, (ignore the deadline - very Alaskan), and participate. I have attached the relevant materials. Submit you pictures and why you took each picture. Many will be displayed for public viewing. Watch for announcements. Check the web site. Thank you. John Craven Chair, UAF Campus Master Planning Committee D. Pat Pitney, Director, Statewide Budget & Development Pat Pitney gave a review of the general fund base and requests for future funding. When President Hamilton came on board in 1998, he set forth on a plan to restore the University of Alaska's budget in three years to the 1996 general fund base plus 1% real growth. It was going to be a three year process. If we started in FY00 through FY02 and asked for $16.3 million in each of those three years we would reach the 1996 general fund base plus 1% real growth. In 1996 the University was not able to garner the external funding sources they have previously received. We needed investment from the general fund in order to build the capacity to match external funding. In the first year the Legislature provided $6 million. It essentially covered salary increases. That was a big step for the University. It enabled us to jump start some programs though the initiative process. It continued on through last year. Last year we received $13.5 million. That covered salary increases plus $8.5 million in initiative programs. We are asking for $16.9 million this year. That is a little over $5 million in salaries--$6.5 million if you count the latest request for non-bargaining unit members. If we receive full funding this year we will be at about $206 million. We are off our three year plan by about $10 million. With a similar funding increment next year from the general fund we would be nearly at the 1996 plus 1% real growth goal. We are a year off the original plan if we get full commitment this year plus a similar commitment next year. The biggest thing is that the legislature created momentum last year. Many of the initiatives are just getting off the ground, so we are looking at that continued confidence and momentum from the legislature. The university FY02 budget is on the web on the Legislative Affairs or the Statewide Budget page and there is tremendous detail about each of the line items. It is called the "Red Book". Another document put out is the Legislative Bulletin. Our Public Affairs office puts these out about once a month during the legislative session. They give an update of where we are in terms of legislative action and the messages we are putting out in terms of a statewide perspective. IV Governance Reports A. ASUAF - S. Banks / GSO No one from ASUAF was available for comment. B. Staff Council - S. Culbertson Scott Culbertson was not available to give a report. C. President's Comments - L. Duffy Larry Duffy was out of town and provided the following comments as a handout. My comments will be short because the Senate has many issues before it. First I would like to acknowledge Dr. Peter McRoy's contribution to the Senate. Peter has kept the concept of faculty involvement in planning, especially budget, as a former Provost would say, in our frontal cortex. At our Senate meeting, Dr. John Craven, Long Term Planning Committee, and Pat Pitney, Statewide Director of Budget and Development, will be consulting with you about important planning matters. Also, you will find a memo relating to proposed allocation of BP money into several endowed chairs. Expansion of endowed chairs was a prime goal of the Faculty Alliance this year. These chairs fit well with our Academic Development Plan and overall Strategic Plan. We are also moving forward, slowly, on issues related to distance education. The organizational setup Provost Reichardt presented at the last Senate meeting has been approved. Vicki Koehler is one of two UAF faculty representatives on an inter-MAU curriculum planning team will be working with SAC. Please keep Vicki informed of your issues in this area. I am happy to announce that UAF Professor Carol Gold was selected by President Hamilton as UA Faculty Fellow and Academic Liaison. Although Carol has inter-MAU responsibilities, please keep her informed about your concerns. Also the Alliance acted as a Planning & Budget Advisory Committee for Faculty Development Initiatives and recommended several proposals with inter-MAU dimensions to go forward to Phase II. V Consent Agenda A. Resolution of Recognition for the UAF Rifle team, submitted by Administrative Committee The resolution passed with the adoption of the agenda. RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION WHEREAS, The UAF rifle team is the only collegiate sports team in Alaska to ever bring home a number one National Collegiate Athletic Association title, and WHEREAS, The Nanooks successfully defended their national championship title for the third year in a row, and an unprecedented fourth time in less than a decade during competitions at Ohio State March 10, 2001. WHEREAS, Sophomore Matt Emmons led the way winning both the air rifle and smallbore individual national titles, and WHEREAS, individual honors went to Emmons and teammates Melissa Mulloy and Karl Olsson who were named first team All-Americans in both air rifle and smallbore, and WHEREAS, Per Sandberg was named first team for smallbore and second team air rifle, and Grant Mecozzi was also named first team air rifle and second team smallbore and Amber Darland was named second team for both air rifle and smallbore, and WHEREAS, All six of the qualifiers finished in the top ten individually and the top four places in the smallbore. WHEREAS, During the 2000-2001 season the team shattered the team smallbore record and Emmons set two new individual national records including a perfect 400/400 in the air rifle event, and Mulloy finished out her UAF rifle career by attaining the second highest team average after coming back from the Olympic games last fall. WHEREAS, Also making contributions to the season were junior John Holz, sophomore Ginny Schlichting, and freshmen Karen Gerde. WHEREAS, Seven UAF athletes qualified for All Academic honors and led the team to the top rifle team grade point average in the nation, and WHEREAS, The success of our students is a major strength of UAF, now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate wishes to recognize the outstanding student athletes achievement of the UAF Rifle Team. *************** B. Resolution of Recognition for the UAF College Bowl team, submitted by Administrative Committee The resolution passed with the adoption of the agenda. RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION WHEREAS, UAF's College Bowl team thrashed four of the most powerful administrators on campus in a warmup match in February by a score of 370-85, and WHEREAS, UAF's College Bowl team, composed of Tina Buxbaum, Nick Palso, Joe Hardenbrook, David Jessup, and William Bourke recently returned from the Association of College Unions International Region 14 tournament where they beat prestigious competitors to place second, and WHEREAS, In the first round of competition UAF prevailed over the University of Washington 245 to 130, and WHEREAS, UAF won 160 to 60 over the University of Idaho in the final round of the Round Robin play, and WHEREAS, In single elimination UAF defeated Idaho State and Whitworth College, and WHEREAS, After going undefeated most of the day UAF lost to Washington in best two out of three matches to finish the College Bowl tournament in second place, now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate wishes to recognize the outstanding student academic achievement of the UAF College Bowl Team. *************** VI New Business A. Resolution of Support for the Board of Regents FY02 Operating Budget Request, submitted by Administrative Committee Norm Swazo introduced the resolution. It is similar to what has been transmitted already by the Faculty Alliance. The resolution passed unanimously. RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS FY02 OPERATING BUDGET REQUEST WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks provides a mechanism whereby the faculty participate in the academic decision making of the University of Alaska system; and WHEREAS, through committee representation the UAF faculty participated in the selection of projects to fulfill UA initiatives at the campus and system level, and WHEREAS, the Board of Regents operating budget request includes funding for those program initiatives approved by the faculty through the shared governance process, and WHEREAS, full funding of the Board of Regents operating budget request last year was a great beginning toward rebuilding UAF, and the legislature and the Governor should be applauded for their efforts thus far, and WHEREAS, the long term goals of the initiative process cannot be maintained at an appropriate rate needed by the university and by the state to restore UAF to the level of other land grant, doctoral universities without full funding of the Board of Regents FY2002 operating budget request, now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate thanks the Governor for including the Board of Regents operating budget request in his FY2002 budget request, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate urges the Alaska State Legislature, and in particular, the Alaska State Senate to fully fund the Board of Regents operating budget request for FY2002. *************** B. Motion to amend the Constitution dealing with research faculty membership on Senate, submitted by Faculty Affairs Peter McRoy indicated that this motion allows research and term faculty to serve on the faculty senate. They are currently included in the headcount for representation, but do not serve. Ron Illingworth indicated that many term faculty are employed for 3-5 years and do have a long term commitment to the University. The motion passed unanimously. MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Article III, Section 2 of the UAF Faculty Senate Constitution as follows: [[ ]] = Deletions CAPS = Additions ARTICLE III - Membership Sect. 2 Voting members of the Senate must EITHER hold academic rank [[and must be]] WITH full-time CONTINUING APPOINTMENT AT [[permanent employees of]] the University of Alaska FAIRBANKS OR HOLD SPECIAL ACADEMIC RANK WITH TITLE PRECEDED BY 'RESEARCH' OR 'TERM'. EFFECTIVE: Upon Chancellor approval RATIONALE: The number of research faculty on campus has increased in recent years. Members of this faculty group seek participation in faculty governance as well as representation on the Faculty Senate. This change accommodates this group of faculty. *************** C. Motion to approve a M.A. degree program in Administration of Justice, submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee Jim Gardner spoke on the new program which is mainly distance delivered. This is a program that requires and needs the full support of its budget request. This is one reason the curriculum committees need to have review of these programs later to make sure that they continue to be viable. Peter McRoy asked about the faculty involved in the program. David Blurton indicated they currently have 3.5 faculty and will be hiring 1 more next year. They will hire a fifth faculty member in the 2nd year. The program will need the fifth faculty member by the 2nd year. They will also have three adjunct faculty members. The motion passed unanimously. MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a M.A. degree program in Administration of Justice which includes eight new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #52-60 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (Submitted by Justice) 52. NEW PROGRAM: MA, Administration of Justice - Effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 53. NEW COURSE: JUST 605 - Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Fall; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 54. NEW COURSE: JUST 610 - Ethics in Criminal Justice Management (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Spring; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 55. NEW COURSE: JUST 615 - Justice Program Planning/Evaluation and Grant Writing (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Spring; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 56. NEW COURSE: JUST 620 - Personnel Management in Criminal Justice (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered Summer, As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 57. NEW COURSE: JUST 625 - Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Fall; first offered Fall 2002; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 58. NEW COURSE: JUST 630 - Media Relations and Public Relations (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Spring; first offered Spring 2003; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 59. NEW COURSE: JUST 640 - Community/Restorative Justice (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered Summer, As Demand Warrants; first offered Summer 2003, effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. 60. NEW COURSE: JUST 690 - Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy (3+0) 3 credits; offered Summer, As Demand Warrants; first offered Summer 2003, effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval. *************** Executive Summary M.A., Administration of Justice The Department of Justice, College of Liberal Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks, requests approval of a Master of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice to be implemented in Fall Semester, 2001. Alaska, like states throughout the United States, is faced with an increasing demand on the services of its criminal justice system. There is the realization that no one unit of government or public organization can successfully address the issue of providing public safety and response to criminal activity. To illustrate this realization, in 1995 Governor Tony Knowles directed that a group of his cabinet members meet on a regular basis for the purpose of coordinating efforts in the area of criminal justice planning. From this group's efforts the Final Report of the Alaska Criminal Justice Assessment Commission was published in May 2000. The Report contained a sweeping array of proposals. Upon close study one commonality emerges - a call for creative and effective management in the administration of Alaska's Criminal Justice System. The M.A. Degree in Administration of Justice will bring the resources of the University of Alaska to serve in the State's efforts. The course of study is suitable for those personnel who are currently policy makers, administrators, or managers in the criminal justice system. Additionally, the Degree will be attractive to those who wish to better prepare themselves for entry into the system or for promotion within. Of special note, there will be a focus on the Administration of Justice in Alaska's rural communities - an area where the Justice Department has established expertise and which meets a major goal of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Rigorous academic standards will be maintained through a faculty who are experienced, successful instructors having recognized expertise and experience in their area of instructional responsibility. To address the criminal justice needs throughout the State, the M.A. Degree will offer the majority of its courses through the internet, and will compliment those courses with a one week intensive capstone course conducted on the UAF campus. Over the past 21 years the Justice Department has graduated an average of 25 students a year. Many of these students have entered the justice professions as police officers, correctional officers, probation officers, and parole officers among a variety of other positions. Many of these past graduates are now in mid-level management positions throughout Alaska (and in some cases outside). Through continued communication with our graduates alone, the Justice Department has established an interest in having a program delivered by a distance delivery method. Surveys of Justice professionals within the State verify this need. The Justice Department is recognized for its pioneering efforts in using the internet to deliver undergraduate courses. The expertise now contained in the Justice Department will be used to develop a unique, innovative degree available to anyone who has access to the internet. The M.A. Degree in Administration of Justice has four major objectives: 1. Provide advanced knowledge and skills to leaders in Alaska's criminal justice system to enhance their effectiveness as managers, administrators, and policy makers. 2. Create a communication medium whereby criminal justice personnel can exchange ideas within an academic setting. 3. Establish the Department of Justice, Fairbanks campus, as a leader in usage of the Internet to deliver graduate education. 4. Establish the Department of Justice, Fairbanks campus, as a recognized locale of expertise for administration of justice in Rural Alaska. *************** D. Motion to approve the B.A. degree in Elementary Education, submitted by Curricular Affairs Ron Illingworth spoke on the motion. It allows for a program that can be delivered statewide and is coordinated with similar programs at UAA and UAS. Carol Barnhardt gave a brief history of the development of the Elementary Education program from the B.Ed. to the BAS and now the proposed BA in Elementary Education. For those interested in Secondary Education the current option is to get a baccalaureate degree and come back for a post-baccalaureate certification. John Bruder asked for clarification on admission to the program and the professional internship year. Roger Norris-Tull answered questions about the faculty needs. The new courses will replace those currently being taught. The motion passed unanimously. MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a B.A. degree program in Elementary Education which includes eight new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 and Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #123-130 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 123. NEW DEGREE PROGRAM: BA, Elementary Education - The central components of the degree include: subject area coursework in designated core requirements; additional subject areas course work important for successful teaching at an elementary level; integrated set of education courses and fieldwork experience; a capstone year-long school internship with a mentor teacher with concurrent enrollment in professional coursework; 127 credits; includes seven new courses; effective Upon BOR Approval. 124. NEW COURSE: ED 110 - Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century (1+0) 1 credit; offered Fall & Spring; graded Pass/Fail; first offered Fall 2001. 125. NEW COURSE: ED 466 - Internship and Collaborative Student Teaching (1+0+25) 3 credits; offered Fall; first offered Fall 2002. 126. NEW COURSE: ED 467 - Portfolio Development I (1+0) 1 credit; offered Fall; first offered Fall 2002. 127. NEW COURSE: ED 468 - Internship and Student Teaching (1+0+40) 6 credits; offered Spring; first offered Spring 2003. 128. NEW COURSE: ED 469 - Portfolio Development II (1+0) 1 credit; offered Spring; first offered Spring 2003. 129. NEW COURSE: EDSE 422 - Curriculum and Strategies II: High Incidence (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; first offered Spring 2002. 130. NEW COURSE: EDSE 482 - Inclusive Classrooms for All Children (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; first offered Spring 2002. *************** Executive Summary B.A., Elementary Education There is a well-documented and critical need for teachers in Alaska, and the University of Alaska system has the opportunity to respond to this need. The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is a new undergraduate degree that will provide students on the Fairbanks Campus and in rural remote sites with the coursework and classroom experiences necessary to be eligible for an elementary teacher certificate. The integrated major/minor degree requirements are designed to prepare students to meet national and state standards for quality teachers, and to meet standards that recognize, respect and build upon the unique cultural, linguistic and geographic factors specific to the Alaska context. All students will be assessed relative to NCATE standards, the Alaska Teacher Standards, the Alaska Student Content Standards, and the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools. As a public institution, and as the state's land-, sea- and space-grant institution, the University of Alaska has a responsibility to respond to the interests and needs of the people of Alaska. Close working relationships between the K-12 public education system and the state's higher education system are essential for the social and economic well-being of our state. A series of recent reports issued by The Kellogg Commission on the Future of State Land-Grant Universities examines the need for land- grant universities to re-assess their role relative to public school education and local communities. In the January/February 2001 issue of Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, the authors of the lead article "Rethinking the Land-Grant Research University" state that: Typically, research universities' interaction with K-12 schools has been the province of Schools of Education. . . .A more robust, inclusive engagement is needed today between university and K-12 faculty in order to build the kind of understanding, collaboration, respect, and innovation that will be needed to improve K-12 student achievement. . . . The land-grant research university will [need to] take active steps to incorporate collegial partnerships with the K-12 system as an integral part of its missions of teaching, research and public service. (Parker, Greenbaum & Pister, pp. 12-17) The new undergraduate degrees for elementary teacher preparation at each of the UA major campuses are a direct response to the stated mission of the University of Alaska which is to "address the needs of the North and it's diverse peoples." There clearly is a "need" in Alaska for teachers--and for teacher preparation programs that prepare people to professionally and respectfully work in our unique Northern context with Alaska's diverse peoples--i.e., with students and families from all ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In addition to supporting the Mission of the University of Alaska, the new BA in Elementary Education at UAF directly responds to, and supports, each of the six primary goals in the final draft of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Strategic Plan. This is accomplished through the following: (1) academic content requirements and the necessary collaboration across several UAF academic units; (2) degree requirements for on-going fieldwork in schools and communities; and (3) built-in professional development for cooperating teachers and administrators and required formal partnerships with schools and districts in rural and urban areas. * Be a world leader in arctic research and related graduate education * Provide high quality undergraduate education for traditional and non- traditional students * Form active collaborations with communities, organizations, businesses and government to meet identified state, national and global needs * Be an educational center for Alaska Natives * Be a model that demonstrates how gender, racial, and cultural diversity strengthen a university and society * Be an academic gateway to the North Pacific and the Circumpolar North Alaska's comprehensive educational reform effort--i.e., the Alaska Quality Schools Initiative--has generated an unprecedented public interest in Alaska's educational system. At this critical juncture in determining educational policy in the state, the University has the opportunity to make a long and lasting contribution to the state and to its children. The high level of collaboration among UAA, UAF and UAS faculty in the development of three new undergraduate teacher education degrees, the interest and support provided by a significant number of arts and sciences faculty members, and the prospects for increased attention to, and support for, teacher preparation programs are reason to believe that the University does indeed have the will to respond to the great need to prepare teachers for our unique Alaska contexts. *************** SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Undergraduate Program MAJOR Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education BA Degree 1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete the following:* ANTH/SOC 100X, HIST 100X, PS 100X, MATH 107X*, ART/MUS/THR 200X, BIOL 100X or BIOL 104X, CHEM 100X Students who choose the language option to meet Core Perspectives on the Human Condition requirements, can substitute their language credits only for the ENGL/FL 200X and Ethics Course requirements.) 2. Complete the following B.A. Elementary Education degree major requirements in addition to the core curriculum: a. Complete the following mathematics requirements:* MATH 205--Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I (3 credits) MATH 206--Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (3 credits) b. Complete GEOS 100X--Introduction to Earth Science or GEOS 125X--Humans, Earth and the Environment (4 credits) c. Complete the following social sciences requirements: ANTH 242--Native Cultures of Alaska (3 credits) GEOG 101--Introductory Geography (3 credits) or GEOG 203--World Economic Geography (3 credits) HIST 131-- History of the U.S. (3 credits) HIST 461 W--History of Alaska (3 credits) or HIST 115--Alaska, Land and Its People (3 credits) PSY 101--Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) PSY 245--Child Development (3 credits) d. Complete the following humanities requirements: 1. Complete one of the following to meet the writing course requirement: ENGL 271--Introduction to Creative Writing--Fiction (3 credits) or ENGL 272--Introduction to Creative Writing--Poetry (3 credits) or ENGL 314 W, O/2-- Technical Writing (3 credits) or JRN 311W--Magazine Article Writing (3 credits) 2. Complete one of the following to meet the literature course requirement: ENGL 306--Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War (3 credits) or ENGL 307--Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present (3 credits) or ENGL 308--Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period (3 credits) or ENGL 309--Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present (3 credits) or complete another literature-focus, upper division English course on approved list (3 credits) 3. JRN 486--Media Literacy (3 credits) or JRN 308--Film and TV Criticism (3 credits) 4. LING 101--Nature of Language (3) or LING 303 W,O-- Language Acquisition (3 credits) e. Technology Skills - Demonstrated competence (through School of Education assessment) or enrollment in ED 429 Computer Application in the Classroom (3 credits) f. Complete the following Education Requirements (48 credits)* 1. Foundation Coursework and Field Experiences ED 110--Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century (1 credit) ED 201--Introduction to Education (3 credits) ED 304--Literature for Children (3 credits) ED 330--Assessment of Learning (3 credits) ED 350--Communication in Cross-Cultural Classrooms (3 credits) or ANS/ED 420-Alaska Native Education (3 credits) ED 410W--Foundations of Literacy Development (3 credits) EDSE 422--Curriculum and Strategies II: High Incidence (3 credits) EDSE 482--Inclusive Classrooms for All Children (3 credits) 2. Capstone Experience: Professional Internship Year with Integrated Coursework and Internship Requirements a. First Semester of Professional Internship Year ED 411-- Reading, Writing, Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development (3 credits) ED 412W--Integrated Social Studies and Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development (3 credits) ED 413--Mathematics and Science: Methods and Curriculum Development (3 credits) ED 466 -- Internship and Collaborative Student Teaching (3 credits) ED 467 -- Portfolio Development I (1 credit) b. Second Semester of Professional Internship Year ED 310--Art, Music and Drama in Elementary Classrooms (3 credits) ED 327--Physical Education and Health in Elementary Classrooms (3 credits) ED 468 (O)--Internship and Student Teaching (6 credits) ED 469--Portfolio Development II (1 credit) 3. Minimum credits required (127 credits) * Student must earn a C or better in each core communication course and in each required mathematics and education course. *************** Admission Requirements - BA, Elementary Education Admission to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as a student seeking a BA degree in Elementary Education, provides students with the opportunity to enroll in and complete subject area courses and a series of education courses that provide a foundation for participation in the final Professional Internship Year. All students, however, must submit the materials listed below and meet admission requirements as a prerequisite for participation in the Professional Internship Year (i.e., prior to enrollment in professional year courses and prior to receiving an internship placement in a classroom). Declaring a BA in Elementary Education as one's major does not guarantee acceptance to the Professional Internship Year. Internships begin in August or September on the date when teachers return to school (this varies across districts). Since internship placements are arranged with principals and mentor teachers in the spring, all materials necessary for determining admission to the School of Education must be submitted by February 15th. In order to make valid and reliable judgments about each applicant's knowledge, skills and dispositions prior to approval for the year-long internship in a classroom with elementary children, faculty in the School of Education use multiple criteria to make admission decisions. The following information must be provided to the Office of Certification and Advising in the School of Education by February 15th. 1. Transcripts from all institutions attended 2. Evidence of completion of all B.A. in Elementary Education degree courses (except for those required in the Professional Internship Year), with a minimum of a 2.75 overall GPA, a 2.0 in each major academic area, and a C or better in the UAF Core communication courses and in all required education and math courses. Students with less than a 2.75 overall GPA may be considered for conditional admission in special circumstances 3. Alaska passing scores from the Praxis I exams in reading, writing and math 4. Two letters of reference that address qualifications and potential as a teacher 5. A current and complete resume/curriculum vitae 6. Completion of two one-page essays on topics determined by the School of Education 7. Completion of the Elementary Teacher Education Academic Analysis Form and the Life Experiences Form to provide information on breadth and depth of prior coursework and/or documented life experiences relative to ten Alaska Student Content Standard areas. 8. Completion of a one to two page autobiographical sketch (appropriate for presenting to prospective principals and mentor teachers) 9. Completion of extemporaneous writing sample 10. Evidence of technology competence at a level appropriate for the year-long internship 11. Evidence of successful experiences in teaching and learning situations based on evaluations from teachers or community members who participated in applicant's previous classroom and community fieldwork experiences 12. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and respectfully in cross-cultural contexts 13. Submission of completed Alaska Student Teacher Authorization Packet (including fingerprint cards and criminal background check. Forms are available from the School of Education) 14. Interview, when appropriate * Students are admitted for a specific academic year and must reapply if they do not enroll in the year in which they were reviewed. *************** E. Motion to amend the Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions, submitted by Faculty Appeals & Oversight Godwin Chukwu indicated that the committee reviewed a recent case in light of the department chair policy. This motion reflects changes they feel are appropriate. Joe Mason raised a question about the definition of department chair in regard to CRA. Godwin Chukwu indicated that this was not under consideration by the committee for this proposed change. A motion to amend the policy to include division coordinator and program chair under the definition of department chair was approved. The amended motion passed unanimously. MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions as follows: EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Department Chair is the Administrative and Academic Officer of the department and as such has the primary responsibility and authority for: (1) leadership in developing high quality academic programs which fulfill department, college/school and university objectives; (2) leadership in the implementation of college and university policies and programs at the department level. The Department Chair also has the responsibility of acting on student petitions, and addressing student concerns as appropriate. *************** CAPS = Additions [[ ]] = Deletions APPEALS POLICY FOR ACADEMIC DECISIONS Other Than Assignment of Grades I. Introduction The University of Alaska is committed to the ideal of academic freedom and so recognizes that academic decisions (i.e., non-admission to or dismissal from any UAF program) are a faculty responsibility. Therefore, the University administration shall not UNDUELY influence or affect the review of academic decisions THAT ARE A FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY. The following procedures are designed to provide a means for students to seek review of academic decisions alleged to be arbitrary and capricious. Before taking formal action, a student must attempt to resolve the issue informally. A student who files a written request for review under the following procedures shall be expected to abide by the final disposition of the review, as provided below, and may not seek further review of the matter under any other procedure within the university. II. Definitions A. As used in the schedule for review of academic decisions, a class day is any day of scheduled instruction, excluding Saturday and Sunday, included on the academic calendar in effect at the time of a review. Final examination periods are counted as class days. B. "Department Chair" for the purposes of this policy denotes the administrative head of the academic unit offering the course (e.g., head, chair or coordinator of an academic department, or [[the campus director]] DIVISION COORDINATOR OR PROGRAM CHAIR if the faculty member is in the College of Rural Alaska). C. The "dean/director" is the administrative head of the college or school offering the course or program from which the academic decision or action arises. For students at extended campuses the director of the campus may substitute for the dean/director of the unit offering the course or program. D. The next regular semester is the fall or spring semester following that in which the disputed academic decision was made. For example, it would be the fall semester for a final grade issued for a course completed during the previous spring semester or summer session. The spring semester is the next regular semester for an academic decision made during the previous fall semester. III. Procedures A. A student wishing to appeal an academic decision other than a grade assignment must first request an informal review of the decision. 1. Notification must be received by the Provost within 15 days from the first day of instruction of the semester in which the decision takes effect. 2. There may be extenuating circumstances when the deadlines cannot be met due to illness, mail disruption, or other situations over which the student may have no control. In such a case, upon request from the student, the Provost, after review of supporting documentation provided by the student, may adjust the deadlines accordingly. An extension of the deadline will be limited to one semester but every effort should be made to complete the appeal process within the current semester. 3. The Provost will request the appropriate department chair [[or dean]] to conduct an informal review of the decision. [[and a determination of whether]] THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR WILL DETERMINE WHETHER the original decision should be overturned or changed in any way. [[This review shall take no more than ten (10) days.]] THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR WILL SUBMIT HIS/HER RECOMMENDATION TO THE PROVOST THROUGH THE DEAN/DIRECTOR WITHIN 10 DAYS. IN THE EVENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR IS DIRECTLY INVOLVED, THE PROVOST CAN ASK THE DEAN/DIRECTOR TO CONDUCT AN INFORMAL REVIEW AND SUBMIT HIS/HER RECOMMENDATIONS DIRECTLY TO HIM. 4. The Provost will consult with the student on the department chair'S [[/dean's]] recommendation. If the student does not find that recommendation acceptable, he/she may request the Provost to conduct a formal review. B. The formal review will be conducted as follows. 1. This FORMAL review is initiated by the student through a signed, written request to the Provost. a. The student's request for FORMAL review may be submitted using university forms specifically designed for this purpose and available from the Office of the Provost. b. By submitting a request for a review, the student acknowledges that no additional mechanisms exist within the university for the FORMAL review of the decision, and that the university's administration INCLUDING THE COLLEGE DEAN/DIRECTOR can not influence or affect the outcome of the FORMAL review. c. The request for a formal review must be received no later than 10 days after the student has learned the outcome of the informal review (IIIA4). d. The request must detail the basis for the allegation that the decision was made on a basis other than sound professional judgment based upon standard academic policies, procedures and practices. 2. The Provost will appoint a 5 member review committee composed of the following: a. One tenure-track faculty member from the academic unit in which the decision was made. b. Two tenure-track faculty members from within the college or school but outside of the unit in which the decision was made. If available, one of these two members will be selected from the members of the UAF Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee. c. One tenure track faculty member from outside the college or school in which the decision was made. If available, this member is to be selected from the members of the UAF Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee. d. The fifth member to be appointed by the Provost will be a non-voting student representative. e. The campus judicial officer or his/her designee shall serve as a nonvoting facilitator for appeals hearings. This individual shall serve in an advisory role to help preserve consistent hearing protocol and records. f. The department chair of the program in which the decision was made will act as the program's monitor of all proceedings. 3. The committee must schedule a mutually agreeable date, time and location for the appeal hearing within 10 working days of receipt of the student's formal request. a. During this and subsequent meetings, all parties involved shall protect the confidentiality of the matter according to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and any other applicable federal, state or university policies. b. Throughout the proceedings, the committee will encourage a mutually agreeable resolution. c. The mandatory first item of business at this meeting is for the committee to rule on the validity of the student's request. Grounds for dismissal of the request for review are: 1) THE STUDENT HAS NOT PROVIDED SUFFICIENT REASON IN SUPPORT OF THE ALLEGATION THAT THE ACADEMIC DECISION WAS ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS. [] 2) This is not the first properly prepared request for appeal. [] 3) The request was not made within the policy deadlines. d. In the event that the committee votes to dismiss the request, a written notice of dismissal must be forwarded to the student, instructor, department [[head]] CHAIR [[and]], dean/DIRECTOR AND PROVOST within five days of the decision, and will state clearly the reasoning for the dismissal of the request. 4. Acceptance for consideration of the student's request will result in the following: a. A request for, and receipt of, a formal WRITTEN response from the program DEPARTMENT CHAIR to the student's allegation. b. A second meeting scheduled to meet within 10 days of the decision to review the request. 1) The student and THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR OR a representative of the program will be invited to attend the meeting. 2) The meeting will be closed to outside participation, and neither the student nor THE instructor OR DEPARTMENT CHAIR may be accompanied by an advocate or representative. Other matters of format will be announced in advance. 3) The proceedings will be tape recorded and the tapes will be stored with the campus Judicial Officer. 4) The meeting must be informal, non- confrontational and fact-finding, where both the student and instructor OR DEPARTMENT CHAIR may provide additional relevant and useful information and can provide clarification of facts for materials previously submitted. 5. The final decision of the committee will be made in private by a majority vote. a. Actions which the committee can take if it accepts the student's allegation may include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) direct the program INSTRUCTOR OR DEPARTMENT CHAIR to reconsider the decision, 2) provide a final alternative decision. b. The academic decision review committee proceedings will result in the preparation of written findings and conclusions. c. A formal, written report of the decision must be forwarded to the student, INSTRUCTOR, program/department chair, dean and Provost within five days of the meeting. The Provost shall then be responsible for communicating the decision to other relevant offices (e.g., Admissions, Registrar). d. The decision of the committee is final. C. The entire process must be completed by the end of the semester in which the decision first took effect. 4/01 *************** F. Motion to amend Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution, submitted by Administrative Committee. Norm Swazo introduced the motion for the first reading. Action on the motion will occur at the next meeting. ***First Reading*** MOTION ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution as follows: [[ ]] deletions CAPS additions ARTICLE IV - Officer Sec. 2 The President and President-Elect shall be elected [[from and]] by the [[voting]] ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES of the Senate for one-year terms. ELIGIBLE NOMINEES FOR THE OFFICES OF PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SHALL BE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND/OR CHAIRS OF STANDING AND PERMANENT COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: Members of the Senate Administrative Committee include chairs of the Senate's Standing and Permanent Committees. The Senate Administrative Committee performs those functions which are executive in setting the agenda of the Senate. Since the Chairs of the Permanent Committees are involved in this executive function of the Senate, they have the experience qualifying them for the offices of President and President-Elect. The Permanent Committee Chairs should therefore have the opportunity to serve as officers of the Senate. *************** G. Nomination of President-Elect Norm Swazo asked for additional nominations for President-Elect. There was none. The nominations will remain open for another month. H. Motion concerning the renaming of the Fairbanks Airport. Joe Mason said there is a bill before the legislature to rename the Fairbanks Airport the William R. Wood Airport. There is quite a bit of opposition to this by various groups. There was a letter in the Fairbanks Daily New Miner on March 23rd expressing opposition to the proposal. Norm Swazo asked for the motion and it was presented by Joe Mason and was seconded. Mason then went on to give some background to the opposition. Concern for full faculty input led to a motion to postpone by Jim Gardner. The motion to postpone passed by a majority vote. It can be reintroduced at the next Administrative Committee meeting. MOTION POSTPONED =============== The UAF Faculty Senate opposes the Alaska State Legislature's move to re-name the Fairbanks International Airport for William R. Wood. RATIONALE: Given this former University of Alaska president's record as an academic leader in Alaska, both in disregarding academic freedom and in disrespecting the indigenous population of Alaska, re-naming the Fairbanks airport is both inappropriate and unwise at this time. During the Wood administration, upward of 11 faculty members lost their jobs in arbitrary firings, including four popular creative writing professors called the "Flying Poets" who were fired because they didn't fit the proper "image" the Wood administration desired for his university. As another example, two science professors lost their jobs in connection with Project Chariot, a scheme by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to create a deepwater harbor near Point Hope in northwest Alaska by detonating up to six thermo-nuclear bombs. The blast likely would have had serious negative effects on Native people and their lands. Expressing one's professional opinion should never be grounds for firing faculty at any well-respected university. For his part, Wood never publicly acknowledged any wrongdoing, misgivings or misjudgments with regard to such actions, even though he was given ample opportunity to do so, and even decades after. In fact, when the two professors were awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the UAF faculty in 1993, rather than embracing their heroism and integrity, Wood did not attend UAF's commencement ceremony for the first time in 32 years. The link between academic freedom and respect for the integrity of Alaska Native people and their land is significant in this regard, particularly in light of recent racially motivated events in Alaska against "Eskimos." The UAF Faculty Senate, by adopting this motion, joins the Native community and the growing number of groups and individuals, including the Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 4, a prominent aviation organization in Fairbanks, in opposition to this airport re-naming. Furthermore, as the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported recently, Wood himself opposed naming the airport or any other public facility after him upon his death. His wishes should be respected. *************** VII Public Comments/Questions - none VIII Discussion Items A. Accreditation - Dana Thomas & Ron Gatterdam See: http://www.uaf.edu/provost/accreditation/draft/ 1. Standard 2 - Educational Program And Its Effectiveness 2. Standard 4 - Faculty Ron Gatterdam thanked everyone for reading and commenting on the standards. He encouraged everyone to take advantage of the ability to make comments on the web. They hope to have the second draft up on the web by April 20th. On May 1st there will be a forum for public comment. Dana Thomas indicated that he does not have a vested interest in what is written and therefore will not be offended by any comments. They appreciate all comments. Ron Gatterdam spoke about standard 2 and indicated that what is important for the accreditation review is that there is a process in place for review of each department's curriculum. Jane Weber indicated that there would be some change to the Developmental Studies section of Standard 2. Dana Thomas indicated that Standards 2 & 3 will go to the editor in about two weeks. IX Committee Reports A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth A report was attached to the agenda. B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy A report was attached to the agenda. C. Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee - J. Gardner A report was attached to the agenda. D. Core Review - J. Brown No report was available. E. Curriculum Review - S. Bandopadhyay No report was available. F. Developmental Studies - J. Weber A report was attached to the agenda. They have met again and will have a report for the next meeting. G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu A report was attached to the agenda. H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - T. Robinson A report was attached to the agenda. The committee will be setting up an ah hoc subcommittee to evaluate the post-tenure review process. X Members' Comments/Questions Jonathan Rosenberg spoke about the student legislative internship program. XI Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m. Tapes of this Faculty Senate meeting are in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall if anyone wishes to listen to the complete tapes. Submitted by Sheri Layral, Faculty Senate Secretary.