MINUTES
UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #90
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1999
WOOD CENTER BALLROOM
I	The meeting was called to order by President Gatterdam at 1:30 p.m.

	A.	ROLL CALL 
	
	MEMBERS PRESENT:		MEMBERS ABSENT:
	Bandopadhyay, S. 		Amason, A.  
	Barnhardt, C. 			Gardner, J.
	Basham, C.  		 	Garza, D.
	Bruder, J.    			Kawagley, O.
	Butcher, B.  			Luick, B.
	Curda, L.      			Mammoon, T.
	Duffy, L.     			Manfredi, R.
	Gatterdam, R.			Musgrave, D.
	Grigg, S.      			Nance, K.
	Hartman, C.      			Yarie, J.
	Illingworth, R. 			
	Mason, J.     			
	McBeath, J.  			OTHERS PRESENT:
	Mortensen, B.			Bissonette, T.
	Norcross, B.			Ducharme, J.
	Reynolds, J.   			Gregory, G.
	Robinson, T. 			Kan, J.
	Sankaran, H.			Layral, S.
	Shepherd, J. 			Lind, M.
	Sonwalkar, V.   			Martin, W.
	Swazo, N.    			Reichardt, P.
	Weber, J.    			Sfraga, M.
	White, D.				Trabant, T.
	Wiens, J. 
	Winker, K. 
	Zilberkant, E.

	NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT:	NON-VOTING MEMBERS ABSENT:
	Moudry, D. - Grad. Student, GSO 	Banks, S. - President, ASUAF
	Collins, J.  - Dean, SOM   		Downes, I.  - President, UAFSC
	Leipzig, J. - Dean, CLA
	Tremarello, A - University Registrar

	B.	The minutes to Meeting #89 (September 27, 1999) were 
approved as distributed via e-mail.  

	C.	The agenda was approved as distributed via e-mail with the 
addition of Dana Moudry reporting for the Graduate Student 
Organization.  Ron Gatterdam explained that with approval of the 
agenda, the consent items are approved automatically.  


II	Status of Chancellor's Office Actions
	A.	Motions approved: 
		1.	Motion to amend the Grade Appeals Policy.
		2.	Motion to amend the GRE/GMAT requirement 
			for Graduate Student Admission.  
	B.	Motions pending:  none


III	Comments from Chancellor, Marshall Lind - 

Marshall Lind continues to spend time getting acquainted and finding 
out what is going on with UAF.  He has had the opportunity to visit 
three classes.  He had also spent time with the Technology Advisory 
Board to see if there is a way to streamline the process.  Lind has 
asked the Master Planning Committee to look at a proposal for the use 
of the Brooks Building and to consider some themes for several 
buildings on campus if we were to move all the Alaska Native oriented 
program into the Brooks Building.  He has asked the committee to 
consider a theme appropriate for Gruening for all academic areas.  
Eielson and Signers' would be devoted to administrative related 
functions.   The Master Planning Committee has become very active 
and is very helpful in looking at an overall plan for this institution.  


	Comments from Provost, Paul Reichardt -

Paul Reichardt indicated that his office had been notified that Jackie 
LaPerriere had died over the weekend.  

There is a series of modest funding opportunities.  One is a notice 
from the Office of Arctic Research for proposals to support various 
aspects of undergraduate research and travel awards.  The deadline is 
November 1 and will be extended to November 5.  Another with a 
deadline December 1 is funding for student competitions.  Another is 
the NorthernMomentum Teacher Scholar Program.  This is for visiting 
scholars over the next five years.  There are 10 stipends of $25,000.  


IV	Governance Reports

	A.	ASUAF - S. Banks

Stacey Banks was not available to give a report.  

Dana Moudry from the Graduate Student Organization indicated that 
they had met with President Hamilton.  She had no other items to 
report.  Larry Duffy asked how many students were involved with the 
GSO.  Moudry indicated that many active students had graduated and 
they were looking for new students to become more active.  


	B.	Staff Council - I. Downes

Irene Downes was not available to give a report.  


	C.	President's Comments - R. Gatterdam

Ron Gatterdam mentioned that ballots for the Promotion/Tenure and 
Pre- and Post-Tenure Review Committees had been distributed and 
encouraged faculty to get their ballots in.  

Ron indicated that must of his comments were a result of activity at 
the statewide level which dealt with distance delivery and he would 
postpone his comments to the discussion item.


V	Consent Agenda

	A.	Motion on deadline for selecting the credit/no credit option, 
submitted by Curricular Affairs 

The motion was passed upon adoption of the agenda.

MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to change the deadline for students to 
select the credit/no credit option as follows:

CURRENT POLICY:  The credit/no credit option deadline is the 10th day 
of instruction for the semester.

PROPOSED CHANGE:  The credit/no credit option deadline is the 3rd 
Friday following the first day of instruction.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Spring 2000

	RATIONALE:  	This change will put the deadline for this 
		option in line with all other deadlines (adding classes,  
		dropping classes, withdrawal deadline, etc.) that were 
		adjusted several years ago. This adds two days (normally) 
		to the amount of time a student has to select this option.


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VII	New Business

	A.	Motion to amend the A.A. degree requirements, submitted 
by Curricular Affairs

Charlotte Basham indicated that this motion cleans up language in the 
catalog and makes a clearer transition from the associate to the 
baccalaureate degree.  The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the wording for substitutions 
under the Humanities and Social Science section for the Associate of 
Arts degree as follows:  

[[   ]]  = 	Deletion
CAPS   = 	Additions


Two semester-length courses in a single Alaska Native language or non-
English language or three semester-length courses (9 credits) in 
American Sign Language taken at the university level may substitute 
for TWO [[one]] of the [[required]] courses above.  [[and the 3-credit 
humanities or social science elective.]]

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000

	RATIONALE:  	To provide consistency between the 
		baccalaureate and associate degree options.


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	B.	Motion to amend the policy on Advancement to Candidacy 
for the Ph.D., submitted by Graduate School Advisory Committee
 
Larry Duffy indicated that this change is to make programs uniform in 
terms of UAF residency.  An amendment was proposed to delete "at 
the University of Alaska Fairbanks" from #2 and was considered a 
friendly amendment.  Another amendment considered was to delete 
"finalized" from #3.  The motion passed as amended.  

MOTION:
======= 

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on Advancement to 
Candidacy for Ph.D. as follows:

[[   ]]  = 	Deletion
CAPS  = 	Addition


Doctor of Philosophy

You may apply for advancement to candidacy for the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree if you are in good standing and have accomplished 
the following:  

1.	completed the full-time equivalent of two academic years of 
graduate study.

2.	completed at least [[one semester in residence]] 9 UAF CREDITS 
[[at the University of Alaska Fairbanks]].

3.	received approval of the [[finalized]] Graduate Study Plan.

4.	obtained approval of the advisory committee for the title and 
synopsis of the thesis.

5.	passed a written comprehensive examination.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000

	RATIONALE:   	Follow current policy of having residence tied 
		to UAF registration for credit  (see page 41 in catalog).


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VII	Committee Reports 

	A.	Curricular Affairs - C. Basham

A report was attached to the agenda.  The committee met again on 
October 25th and discussed the spring review cycle.  They have come 
to an agreement that academic changes that will have an affect on 
tuition or changes in course level will not be effective the following fall.  
Another item discussed was prerequisites and using Banner to block 
registration of students not meeting those prerequisite.  They will be 
looking at a process of accomplishing approval of a two-tiered 
prerequisite system.  Paul Reichardt indicated that the other two 
Provosts would be asking their governance groups to look at this 
question.  Ann Tremarello indicated that they are working on the 
problems of prerequisites associated with transfer students.  


	B.	Faculty & Scholarly Affairs - N. Swazo

No committee report was available.


	C.	Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs - J. Gardner

A report was attached to the agenda.


	D.	Core Review - J. Brown

A report was attached to the agenda.


	E.	Curriculum Review - S. Bandopadhyay

A report was attached to the agenda.


	F.	Developmental Studies - J. Weber

A report was attached to the agenda.  The committee also met on 
October 28 and is looking at placement and enrollment numbers in the 
developmental courses.  They will meet again on November 23rd.  


	G.	Faculty Appeals & Oversight - T. Maginnis

No report was available.


	H.	Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - 
			D. White

A report was attached to the agenda.


	I.	Graduate School Advisory Committee - L. Duffy

A report was attached to the agenda.  The committee will continue to 
work on motion to be forwarded to the Senate.


	J.	Legislative & Fiscal Affairs - K. Nance

No committee report was available.  Larry Duffy said that we should 
think about combining this committee with Faculty & Scholarly Affairs.  


VIII	Public Comments/Questions

Tanya Trabrant from Career Services gave an overview of her job as 
student employment coordinator at UAF.  Departments on campus use 
student employees to do 20-90 percent of their office workload.  
Student employees move into staff and faculty position as well.  The 
Career Services office maintains a student applicant data base.  
Department can contact the office for a list of students with specific 
qualifications.  Students can also receive updates on what is happening 
with on-campus jobs and student internships.  Student can further 
their academic careers by supplementing it with some experiences.  
Later when they apply for a professional job they have both academic 
coursework and job experience.  Employers like to hire people with 
experience.  Student employment jobs and internships are the best way 
to get that experience.   Two areas that faculty can help out students 
is: 1) grant writing--think about putting a student position or internship 
in the grant.  The second area is in student advising.  Students need to 
know that gpa is not the only criteria employers look at.   Employers 
are going to hire them when they have experience that goes with their 
academic knowledge.  When you advise students, be sure and let them 
know about opportunities on campus.  Ron Gatterdam pointed out there 
is a strong correlation between retention and student employment.  


IX	Discussion Items
	A.	Distance Delivery - Guest Speaker:  Mike Sfraga
		1.	Common Transcript - C. Basham
		2.	Faculty Motivation - N. Swazo
			a.	Intellectual Property Rights
			b.	Promotion/Tenure policy

Paul Reichardt indicated that the question before the MAUs is how we 
want to deal with grades from the other institutions.  UAA and UAF 
treats all courses as transfer credit.  UAS treats transfer credits 
from other MAUs differently than those coming from other 
institutions.  They incorporate the courses and grades given at UAF 
and UAA directly into the UAS transcript with the exception of "F" 
grades.  Statewide Academic Council (SAC) is groping with these 
differences.  Distance delivery may accentuate some of the problems.  
One concern is in terms of full-time/part-time status.  Other areas 
include Deans lists, graduation with honors, and how we calculate GPAs.  
SAC would like to pursue looking at a way to count grades within the 
entire system.  Do we want to count grades from UAA and UAS 
differently from other institutions.  

Ron Gatterdam said this would be an issue for the Curricular Affairs 
Committee.  However, this has been a hot issue at Faculty Alliance and 
other statewide meetings.  He would like to hear faculty opinions so he 
will have the philosophy of the faculty at UAF as represented by the 
Senate.   Charlotte Basham indicated that Curricular Affairs 
Committee will be looking at this issue.  Our job as faculty is to look at 
the question:  should we accept grades from UAA and UAS as if they 
were our own?  Ann Tremarello spoke about how we currently list 
transfer credit on the transcript.  Part of the issue is certification of 
the transcript.  The Senate continued to discuss issues of having a 
common transcript.  

Mike Sfraga, Director of Program Development at Statewide, gave a 
review of Elaine Sunde's report on Distance Education.  They have been 
using this report as a framework to build a distance education model.  
He has been meeting with the administrative arm of distance 
education, SAC, Faculty Alliance, and the Faculty Senate.  Looking at 
the report there has been an initial segmentation of issues.  One was 
immediate concerns--those that we could administratively engage it 
that would give us some movement in distance education, e.g., a list of 
all distance education courses available throughout the system and to 
put it on some sort of data base.  Other issue are long term--what kind 
of model will we have, who will be responsible for what parts of the 
model, and what kind of cooperation and interaction will there be 
between SAC, the Faculty Senates, and Faculty Alliance.  

Ron Gatterdam indicated that the Elaine Sunde report was 
commissioned by Statewide to give an overview of distance delivery 
and is available on the web at: 
http://gov.alaska.edu/faculty/references/1999-09-06sunde.pdf

Mike Sfraga indicated that the expertise for distance delivery is out 
there and we are being invaded by universities that see opportunities in 
Alaska and all over the world.  Our students are taking these courses.  
We should be able to offer them these courses.  We need to use our 
expertise in a productive way.  We also need to articulate what we are 
doing.  We need to look at the sequence of offerings so we have more 
than a smattering of course, but a full framework of course that lead 
to certificates and degrees.  

Paul Reichardt indicated that SAC's principle interest at this point is 
the continued delivery of the B.B.A. out of UAS, the delivery of the 
B.L.A. out of UAS, and the delivery of the B.A.S. out of UAF.  For these 
three programs SAC sees a real need for inter-MAU collaboration in 
order to pull them off.

Ron Gatterdam asked for feedback on issues such as, what does it 
mean that systemwide work counts.  We may be able to have both UAF 
and systemwide GPA on transcripts, but which one is use for Dean's 
lists, Honors, etc.   Other issues include:  residence credit for 
graduation; CORE requirements and transfer credits; and major 
requirements.  

Norm Swazo presented the following handout to the Senate:

UAF FACULTY SENATE DISCUSSION ON DISTANCE EDUCATION:  FACULTY 
MOTIVATION 

1.	What are the incentives motivating faculty involvement in 
distance/distributed learning?

*	responsiveness to student academic need at extended sites.
*	inter-MAU collaborative instructional opportunities
*	increased student FTE for departments/programs at originating 
	MAU
*	under-friendly technology, i.e., faculty members choose the 
	technology (correspondence study, audioconferencing, 
	videoconferencing, interactive TV, etc.)

2.	How do we resolve the issue of "intellectual property rights" in 
distance delivery?

Consider the Collective Bargaining Agreement of United 
Academics/AAUP-AFT.  The CBA provides the University with the right 
to use all works on a royalty free basis.  A work made in the course of 
"independent efforts" is the property of the unit member.  The unit 
member retains ownership and control of "University Supported work" 
produced by the unit member.  The University retains all rights and net 
proceeds for work "sponsored" by the University.

*	Are distance education courses in the category of "university 
	supported" or "university sponsored" work undertaken by a 
	faculty member?
*	Is distance education an incentive/disincentive to a faculty 
	member's expectations in publication?
*	What is the faculty governance role in addressing this issue?
*	What is the collective bargaining role in addressing this issue?

3.	How does distance education factor into tenure/promotion 
policy?

*	Is the development of a distance education course to be counted 
	as "Creative Activity", i.e., as part of the "Research" workload.
*	Is the actual delivery of a distance education course to be 
	assigned to the "teaching" workload?
*	Is a distance education course to be evaluated differently from 
	the regular courses a faculty member teaches?


A discussion on intellectual property rights continued.  Ron Gatterdam 
closed the discussion by asking for additional feedback by Senate 
members and committees.  


X	Members' Comments/Questions

Chris Hartman indicated that the technology board is meeting and will 
be looking at proposals.  


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.