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.


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	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.


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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.  


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	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.


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	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.

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	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.


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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. 


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	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.

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	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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.


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	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.


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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.

			[[1]] 2)  This is not the first properly prepared 
				request for appeal.

			[[2]] 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


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	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. 


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	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.


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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.