MINUTES
UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #93
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2000
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. 				Illingworth, R.
	Barry, R. (M. Roth)			Luick, B.
	Basham, C.  		 		Mammoon, T.
	Bruder, J.    				Manfredi, R.
	Butcher, B.  				McBeath, J.
	Curda, L.      				McLean-Nelson, D.
	Duffy, L.     				Mortensen, B.
	Gardner, J.  				Musgrave, D.
	Garza, D.      				Reynolds, J.
	Gatterdam, R.				Sankaran, H.
	Grigg, S.  (D. Stephens)    		Winker, K.
	Hartman, C.  (J. Gimbel)    		Yarie, J.
	Mason, J.     			
	Norcross, B.			
	Robinson, T. 				OTHERS PRESENT:
	Shepherd, J. 				Ducharme, J.
	Sonwalkar, V.				Fritz, S.
	Swazo, N.    				Gregory, G.
	Weber, J.    				Huddy, K.
	White, D.     				Irwin, R. 
	Wiens, J.     				Kan, J.
	Zilberkant, E.				Kuhns, C.
						Layral, S.
						Maginnis, T.
						Martin, W.
						McGowan, M.
						Minassian, G.
						Reichardt, P.
						Watson, A.
						Wickmann, H.
						Yaminta, S.


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


	B.	The minutes to Meeting #92 (February 7, 2000) were 
approved as distributed via e-mail with the correction that Barbara 
Butcher was in attendance.  


	C.	The agenda was approved as distributed via e-mail.


II	Status of Chancellor's Office Actions
	A.	Motions approved: 
		1.	Motion that UAF Regulations shall apply in 
			the faculty review process.  
	B.	Motions modified and returned to committee:
		1.	Motion to amend the policy on Dual Enrollment. 
	C.	Motions pending:  
		1.	Motion to approve the Unit Criteria for ANLC. 
		2.	Motion to approve an M.A. in Rural Development.  
			(A request for a 90 day extension was approved 
			by the Administrative Committee)



III	Comments from Provost, Paul Reichardt -

Provost Reichardt indicated that he will make a presentation at the 
April Senate meeting on some facts on higher education.  This will be 
the same presentation given to the deans and directors.  At the May 
Senate meeting the Usibelli awards will be presented.  

The post-tenure review process needs some work.  Reichardt will work 
with a committee to make changes.  Ron Gatterdam indicated that the 
Faculty & Scholarly Affairs Committee would work with Reichardt.

President Hamilton has charged the Provosts to look at course fees 
though out the system.  What started out as a few courses where 
there was a clear fee needed has grown over the years and now 
departments have requested fees for everything.  

George Minassian, graduate student, stated that in addition to course 
fees there are department fees such as the computer fee in 
engineering.  Reichardt indicated that SAC was looking at course fees 
and statewide would be looking at all other student fees.  


	Guest Speaker, Kevin Huddy, Residence Life - 

Residence Life supports the academic mission of the university though 
housing--family, student, and faculty.  They also provide programs, 
growth experiences, and other workshops in the halls for students.  
There is opportunity for involvement with the students who live on-
campus in a positive way.  They have a program called Residence 
Fellows program.  This was started last year and is who a faculty or 
staff person is aligned with a residence hall or floor.  Since September 
they have been doing an intensive self-assessment.  One of the 
recommendation made by the group is to get out of the business of 
faculty housing.  This recommendation is made primarily based on the 
cost of maintenance.  Residence Life gets no general funds from the 
state, they are a business and they are suppose to break even.  Along 
with the financial side is the mission to provide faculty housing.  Huddy 
would like some input from faculty.  The current situation with the 
poor state of housing is not good.  

Judy Shepherd stated that it was crucial for a new faculty with 
children to have on-campus housing when they arrive.  Huddy indicated 
the current policy is for one year of on-campus housing for faculty.  
Dan White asked about other options.  


IV	Governance Reports

	A.	ASUAF - S. Banks

ASUAF has been involved in legislative matters.  A hot item is the 
Legislative trading cards.  They are selling them for $50 a set.   The 
money will go to support student travel to Juneau to lobby the 
legislature.  The state library also wants a copy for their archives.  

Stacey Banks and three others will go to Washington, D.C. to attend a 
conference and to lobby.  They will hopeful talk with Representative 
Young.  Stevens will not be there.  

ASUAF is developing a web server.  Students will be able to put up 
personal web pages on this server.

Another big issue is the cost of printing in the computer labs.  Faculty 
should consider accepting papers and other assignments by electronic 
email.  ASUAF will continue working on finding a solution.  


		GSO - D. Moudry

Dana Moudry was not available to give a report.


	B.	Staff Council - I. Downes

Staff Council met on Friday, March 3.  Staff Alliance also met last 
week and discussed fees for students and staff.  It includes parking, 
student recreation fees, and other fees.  

Other areas of discussion include support of the BOR regulations for 
the support of governance and continuing to allow staff to participate 
in governance.

With the several different building project over the next two year and 
the closure of classrooms, we need to work together to solve the 
problem of finding room.  We will need to look at different course 
times.  

A tour of the campus will take place next week.  See Sarah Comstock 
in Student Activities.  This will allow staff to see areas of campus they 
don't normally have a chance to see.  

The ad hoc committee on parking finished their report.  They concluded 
there is no accountability--who is paying the fee and where it goes.  
Staff Council passed a motion asking for accountability or a 30% cut in 
parking fee.  The final report and recommendations of the Staff 
Council Ad Hoc Committee on Parking is available on the web at:  
www.uaf.edu/uafgov/www/parking.html


	C.	President's Comments - R. Gatterdam

Ron Gatterdam reported on the Board of Regent's meeting.  The 
Information Resource policy passed.  At the SAC meeting with the 
Faculty Alliance the issue of 300-400 level courses came up again.  
The new UA regulations will state that only 400 level course can be 
used for graduate degrees.  

The Alaska Quality Schools Initiative (AQSI) continues to be of interest.  
The president has not been happy because there is not much 
information on the impact this will have on the university.  

The applications for Faculty Fellow to serve as a liaison for academic 
matters have been received.  The Faculty Alliance asked that 
applications be routed through the governance offices.  There are two 
applications from Southeast, one from Fairbanks, and none from 
Anchorage.  

Discussions continue on distance delivery of courses.  The Faculty 
Alliance is looking at residence and gpa requirements.  Other issues 
that are being looked at include common registration and fees.  
Gatterdam feels these are administrative concerns.  The real concern 
for faculty is the relationship between distance delivery and the 
identify of the university and in particularly how it relates to the Core.  
Our options are to have a more generic Core or to tighten up on the 
transfer guidelines.  

Chancellor Lind recently held a planning meeting of deans and directors.  
Ron did not feel this was a good cross section of the campus.  There 
were few faculty.  Paul Reichardt will give his presentation at the next 
Senate meeting.  The Chancellor presented a one sentence mission 
statement and asked for comments.  Also discussed was the strategic 
plan.  The general agreement was to modify the current plan and come 
up with a Strategic Plan 2005.  


V	Consent Agenda

	A.	Motion to approve the Certificate and AAS degree 
concentration in Emergency Medical Services, submitted by Curricular 
Affairs

The motion was approved with the adoption of the agenda.

MOTION:
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a Certificate and A.A.S. 
degree concentration in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) which 
includes eight new courses.  

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000 or 
				Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #57-65 on file in the 
				Governance Office, 312 Signersı Hall.


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	SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA
	(Submitted by Emergency Services)
57.	NEW COURSE: EMS 180 - Paramedicine I (7+2+15) 8 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
58.	NEW COURSE: EMS 182 - Paramedicine II (6+4+15) 8 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
59.	NEW COURSE: EMS 186 - Clinical Rotation I (0+8+4) 4 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
60.	NEW COURSE: EMS 271 - Paramedicine III (4+10+13) 9 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
61.	NEW COURSE: EMS 275 - Clinical Rotation II (0+8+4) 4 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
62.	NEW COURSE: EMS 277 - Clinical Rotation III (0+6+3) 3 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
63.	NEW COURSE: EMS 283 - Paramedic Internship (0+36) 12 credits; 
	offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.
64.	NEW COURSE: EMS 287 - Update in Paramedicine (2+2+3) 
	3 credits; offered Alternating Semesters; effective Fall 2000 
	or upon BOR approval.
65.	NEW PROGRAM: Certificate & AAS, Emergency Services - 
	Emergency Medical Services - New certificate & AAS degree 
	concentrations in Emergency Medical Services under the renamed 
	Emergency Services Program; Certificate will include 31 EMS 
	credits; AAS will include BIOL 211 & 212 and 54 EMS credits 
	for a total of 71 credits; effective Fall 2000 or upon BOR 
	approval.


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Executive Summary
Certificate & A.A.S. degree concentration in 
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 


The UAF-TVC Fire Science (to be renamed, "Emergency Services") 
Program requests approval to initiate new Certificate and A.A.S. 
degree concentrations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The Fire Science Program currently has Certificate and A.A.S. 
concentrations in Municipal Fire, Wildland Fire, and Hazardous Materials 
Control.  Student also receive State certifications for Fire Fighter I 
and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

This new EMS degree concentration will enable students to expand their 
prehospital emergency care skills and be eligible to take the National 
Registry Examination to become licensed paramedics.  There is an ever 
increasing demand for paramedics within fire departments, rescue 
squads, rural community health aids, clinics and hospitals throughout 
Alaska and the Lower 48.  Most large faire departments give hiring 
preference to licensed paramedics.  This proposed curriculum will 
provide students with the knowledge and skills to become employed as 
licensed paramedics or within a closely related health care occupation.

The UAF-TVC Fire Science program has become nationally recognized 
as one of the best in the U.S. with students coming from all over 
Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48.  It offers a unique learning 
environment where students can obtain high quality classroom 
education, hands-on training and practical vocational experience 
through ten local fire and rescue organizations.  Students who have 
State EMTII and EMT III certifications and one year of Human Anatomy 
and Physiology will be given enrollment preference.  This new EMS 
curriculum offers two semesters of didactic sessions and clinical 
rotations in Fairbanks followed by two semesters of clinical rotations 
and internship at prearranged hospital sites in Anchorage or large 
cities in the Lower 48.  The field internship provides experience on an 
advanced life support mobile intensive care vehicle under the direct 
supervision of a paramedic preceptor.  The outcome assessment goal 
for all UAF-TVC graduates will be to obtain a minimum score of 80% on 
the National Registry Exam and an 80% employment rate.

A survey of the large fire departments throughout Alaska was 
conducted which shows a need to hire 20 to 25 paramedics within two 
to five years and 50 to 73 paramedics within five to ten years.  
Although the health industry was not survey, it is expected that their 
needs for licensed paramedics will be similar.  A student survey showed 
60 interested in enrollment.  The majority of the 196 licensed 
paramedics within Alaska have received their paramedic training in the 
Lower 48.

All but four UAF-TVC Fire Science graduates seeking paramedic 
training have chosen to go to the Lower 48.  The Aurora North 
Academy in Anchorage offers the only paramedic program in Alaska 
with an average annual enrollment of 20 students.  Although UAA 
currently has an A.A.S. degree in Paramedical Technology in their 
catalog, there is no active program in place.  UAA has awarded three 
A.A.S. degrees through nontraditional certified experience credit.  This 
new UAF-TVC EMS degree concentration will complement Aurora North 
and the program at UAA by meeting the future paramedic hiring needs 
of Alaska.  This new UAF-TVC degree concentration in EMS will likely 
double the current average number of 28 graduates per year and 
exceed 30% of all the Associate degrees conferred by the College of 
Rural Alaska (CRA).  


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VI	New Business

A.	Motion to amend Section 3 (Article V:  Committees, Standing, 
Permanent) of the Bylaws, submitted by Faculty & Scholarly Affairs 

Norm Swazo indicated that this motion seeks to update the bylaws in 
terms of the responsibilities of the Faculty & Scholarly Affairs 
Committee and it also eliminates the Legislative & Fiscal Affairs 
Committee.  These duties are assumed by the Faculty & Scholarly 
Affairs Committee.  Larry Duffy supported the motion.  The motion 
passed unanimously.  

MOTION PASSED
============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V:  
Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws, as follows:


CAPS - Addition
[[ ]]   - Deletion


STANDING

E. 2  The Faculty [[and Scholarly]] Affairs Committee [[will deal with 
policies related to workload, appointment, termination, promotion, 
tenure, sabbatical leave]] SHALL REVIEW ISSUES DEALING WITH 
FACULTY PREROGATIVE AND RECOMMEND POLICY CHANGES TO THE 
FACULTY SENATE.  ISSUES OF FACULTY PREROGATIVE INCLUDE 
academic freedom, FACULTY ETHICS, research and creative activity, 
AND LEGISLATIVE AND FISCAL ISSUES THAT MAY IMPACT FACULTY 
CONCERNS AT THE UNIVERSITY.  THE COMMITTEE WILL ACT AS A 
FACULTY ADVOCATE WITH LEGISLATORS AND CANDIDATES.  IN ITS 
CONCERN FOR FISCAL ISSUES THE COMMITTEE SHALL MONITOR BUDGET 
APPROPRIATIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY AND EVALUATE ANY NOTICE TO 
THE FACULTY OF FINANCIAL EXIGENCY.  IN PERFORMING THESE DUTIES, 
THE COMMITTEE WILL COORDINATE AS NECESSARY WITH THE RELEVANT 
OFFICERS (AND/OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES) OF THE EXTANT 
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNITS.  

PERMANENT

E. [[ 5. The Legislative and Fiscal Affairs Committee will follow 
legislative and fiscal issues which may impact faculty concerns at the 
university and will act as a faculty advocate with legislators and 
candidates.]]

PERMANENT

E. 6.  [[Committee members shall review issues dealing with faculty 
prerogative and make recommendations for policy changes to the 
Faculty Senate.]]


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	Responsibilities that have been the traditional 
		purview of the Faculty and Scholarly Affairs Committee 
		are now mandatory items of collective bargaining and are, 
		therefore, included in collective bargaining agreements of 
		extant faculty unions.  United Academics/AAUP-AFT and 
		ACCFT are, by Alaska labor law, the sole bargaining agents 
		for represented faculty and have the legal authority to 
		negotiate terms of agreement with the University 
		Administration on these items.  

		The UAF Faculty Senate committee structure is more 
		effectively and efficiently served by transferring the 
		duties of the Permanent Committee (Legislative and Fiscal 
		Affairs) to the Standing Committee (Faculty and Scholarly 
		Affairs).  With this amalgamation of duties, the committee 
		may resume its former name of the Faculty Affairs 
		Committee.


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B.	Motion to amend the Department Head Policy, submitted by 
Faculty Appeals & Oversight 

Ron Gatterdam indicated that there are two features to the changes.  
One, is to make the policy consistent with current union contracts.  
The other feature makes the department head election mandatory 
upon the dean.  It removes the dean's approval of the election. 

Paul Reichardt will recommend that it not be approved by the 
Chancellor if the deans/directors do not approve of it.  He 
recommends that section III. D. 5 be eliminated.  This section gives no 
latitude for disagreement.  

Tara Maginnis indicated for the most part dean's do not invoke this 
clause.  It is the perception of some that the dean's can influence the 
department head election.  However, we are all reasonable adults and 
should be able to work together.  Larry Duffy also stated that in the 
years since this policy has been in effect, not once has a dean not 
ratified an election.  Sometimes people can be paranoid and 
perceptions are important.  

John Leipzig indicated that there are few cases where he would not 
ratify an election.  There is a clear need to work with departments to 
increase diversity in our administrative core.  

Norm Swazo commented on the motivation for this in the committee. 
The primary concern was the department head's authority over 
external funding and manipulating those funds.  

Hank Wickmann indicated that it is important that departments elect 
their own department head.  Currently all administrators are appointed 
and deans/directors are appointed.  There is a need for faculty 
representation and their elected leaders.  

Jim Collins indicated that he believes in shared responsibility and 
shared governance.  Ultimately it is his job to work with faculty and 
department heads.  It would be a mistake to throw this out.  

John Leipzig indicated that there are instances where the dean needs 
to work together with departments and we need to keep the policy as 
it exists.  

Ron Gatterdam indicated that there are two parts of the policy.  Carol 
Barnhardt indicated that are some parts of the policy that have not 
always worked well in all parts of the university.  

The motion passed 14 yes to 5 nays.  

MOTION PASSED
============

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Department Head Policy 
to be consistent with Collective Bargaining Agreements as follows:  


	EFFECTIVE:   	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	This motion would bring the description 
		of Department Head duties in line with current Collective 
		Bargaining Agreementıs.  It would also close a loophole in 
		Department Head Elections Policy that previously allowed 
		Deans and Directors to reject democratically elected 
		Department Heads at will.

		The first change (to the description of Department 
		Head duties) is a cleanup measure requested by the 
		Administrative Committee & Provost, to bring the policy 
		in line with present union contracts.  The changes have 
		been reviewed by representatives of both faculty unions 
		for accuracy.

		The second change removes a statement that under 
		present policy theoretically allows deans and directors 
		to unilaterally reject the elected choice of a department 
		for itıs head.  Removing this clause would reaffirm the 
		democratic process of Department head election, and 
		remove suspicion of improper electioneering from the 
		deans/directors. 


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CAPS = 	Additions
[[   ]] = 	Deletions


The following is a description of the role and duties of the department 
head, and procedures for the election of department heads at the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks.  The size and composition of 
departments and programs are defined by each individual college and 
school.


I       ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

A.      The department head 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, and university objectives;  (2) leadership in the 
	implementation of college and university policies and 
	programs at the department level; (3)  leadership in developing 
	resource requests and an appropriate departmental budget; 
	and (4)  service on the college/school executive committee.

B.      The department head is first a faculty member.  The 
	department head is primarily a teacher-scholar serving as a 
	leader of his/her department colleagues.  The department 
	head is a role model for faculty responsibility.

C.      The department head is responsible for providing mechanisms 
	and processes for members' participation in discussion and 
	decision making within the department.  All members of the 
	department should be informed of these mechanisms and 
	processes.  Regular meetings should be held for purposes of 
	communicating information, discussing issues, and making 
	decisions on department matters.

D.      The department head is expected to communicate faculty 
	perspectives and concerns to the administration and other 
	segments of the community as appropriate.  The department 
	head is the primary spokesperson for the faculty of the 
	department.  The department head will also convey 
	administration views and concerns to the faculty.  


II      DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

The department head is responsible, either directly or by delegation, 
for performance of at least the specific duties enumerated below 
(the duties are not prioritized) WHICH SHALL BE PERFORMED IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXTANT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS 
ON THE ROLE AND STATUS OF DEPARTEMENT HEADS .

A.      Academic Programs

	1.      Initiate, plan, oversee implementation of, and review the 
		preparation and offering of the academic program, after 
		appropriate involvement of members of the department 
		and consultation with the dean.

	2.      Ensure interdepartmental coordination and cooperation.

	3.      Take leading role in ensuring academic program quality.

	4.      Ensure reports are prepared as needed.  Ensure that 
		course schedule are prepared in a timely manner.

	5.      Ensure catalog is current.

	6.      Supervise departmental office and ensure that files 
		and records are maintained.

	7.      Keep the dean informed of departmental and faculty 
		activities.  Act as a liaison with the University 
		community.

B.      Personnel

	1.      Coordinate and evaluate professional activities of all 
		members of the department, to include providing 
		guidance to faculty concerning expectations regarding 
		promotion and tenure.  [[ Provide periodic evaluation of 
		faculty performance in accordance with UAF promotion 
		and tenure policy.]]  Request and obtain faculty activity 
		reports as appropriate to this process.

	2.      Provide recommendations for appointments, promotion, 
		sabbatical leaves, tenure, and release of faculty after 
		consultation with members of the department.

	3.     [[Assign, with faculty consultation, workload in 
 		accordance with university, college/school policy.]] 
		REVIEW AND RECOMMEND TO DEAN/DIRECTOR 
		WORKLOADS AS PROPOSED BY FACULTY MEMBERS. 

	4.      Take lead role in departmental faculty and staff 
		recruitment and retention.

	5.      Provide for the management and supervision of support 
		staff.

	6.      Appoint appropriate committees within the department.

	7.      Facilitate support for faculty teaching, research and 
		service activities.

	8.      Function as spokesperson and advocate for the 
		department, both within and outside the University 
		community.

C.      Students

	1.      Administer the departmental student advisement 
		program and counsel students.

	2.      Recruit students in cooperation with other members 
		of the department and the dean.

	3.      Act on student petitions.

	4.      Provide for the management of student assistants.

	5.      Address student concerns as appropriate.

D.      Budget, Inventory, Facilities, Etc.

	1.      Initiate resource and budget requests with 
		justifications.

	2.      Maintain fiscal control of departmental budgets. 

	[ 3.      Serve as a voting member of the college/school 
		budget/executive committee.]

	[4.] 3.  Ensure upkeep of equipment and facilities assigned to 
		the department.


III     ELECTION AND TERMS OF SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

A.      Departments Involved

	The procedures will apply to every unit that is considered a 
	department.

B.      Eligibility to Vote

	All full-time faculty members holding academic rank who are 
	affiliated with the department are eligible to vote.  Visiting 
	faculty who are in an academic rank position are eligible to 
	vote.

	A full-time faculty member currently holding academic rank 
	is affiliated with a department if:

	1)      the head of that department evaluates the faculty 
		member or; 
	2)      the head of the department [[signs]] REVIEWS the 
		faculty member's workload agreement.

C.      Eligibility to be Nominated and Serve as Department Head

	Only tenured members of a department who are eligible to 
	vote are eligible to be nominated and serve as department 
	head.  Only in exceptional circumstance, where the majority 
	of the department faculty feel that options are severely 
	limited, should there be deviation from this policy.

D.      Procedures for Elections [[and Ratification]]

	1.      By March 15, those faculty in the department who are 
		eligible to vote will establish a list of nominees for 
		department head.  The names of the nominees will be 
		placed on an official secret ballot for the department 
		and distributed from the dean's office to those faculty 
		eligible to vote.

	2.      Faculty members eligible to vote but who are absent 
		because of sabbatical leave, leave of absence, or for 
		other official reasons will be provided with an absentee 
		ballot.

	3.      Secret ballots are to be cast and. the person receiving a 
		simple majority of the votes cast will be elected.  In the 
		case of a tie which cannot be resolved by the voters, the 
		dean shall select the department head from those faculty 
		involved in the tie vote.

	4.      If no nominee receives a simple majority of the votes, a 
		run-off election of the top two nominees shall be held 
		immediately under the same procedures outlined above.  
		The deadline for accepting ballots for the run-off 
		election will be the last working day prior to April 15.

	5.     [[If ratified by the Dean,]]  Official appointment of the 
		elected department head will be made by the dean by 
		May 15.

E.      Term of Elected Department Head

	A department head shall serve for a term of two years, 
	beginning July 1, following his/her election.  The department 
	head may continue in the position indefinitely by a simple 
	majority of the voting faculty of the department, [[and the 
	ratification of the Dean.][

F.      [[Non Ratification of Election, Grievance,]] DEPARTMENT
	HEAD DISPUTES, Vacancies, AND Recall

	[[1.      In the event a dean does not ratify the department's 
		election of a department head, the dean shall discuss the 
		reasons in writing with the department and hold another 
		election no later than May 1.  In the event an impasse 
		develops, final authority to appoint an acting department 
		head for one year shall rest with the Provost.]]

	[[2.]] 1.      If an action of the department head is appealed by 
		a simple majority of the eligible voting members of the 
		department and the issue cannot be resolved within the 
		department, the matter shall be referred to the dean for 
		arbitration.  If necessary, the dean will refer the matter 
		to the Provost. (See Section F [[.5.]] 6 for recall 
		procedure.)

	[[3.]] 2.      If the department head's position becomes vacant 
		due to unexpected prolonged leave, illness, death, 
		resignation, or other circumstances, the dean shall appoint 
		a department faculty member to act as department head.  
		An election to fill this position will be held the following 
		April 15.

	[[4.]] 3.      The department head shall appoint an acting 
		department head whenever their absence from the 
		department is for a period of less than two months.  If 
		this absence extends beyond two months, the procedure 
		defined in Section F. [[3.]] 2. above is to be followed.

	[[ 5.]] 4.      Election of a new department head may be 
		requested by petition to the dean signed by three-quarters 
		of the eligible voting members of the department or by the 
		petition of the Dean to the department approved by 3/4's 
		of the voting members of the department.  After the 
		election by the faculty [and ratification by the Dean], the 
		new department head will take office immediately and 
		serve the unexpired term.

G.      Acknowledgement for Department Head Duties

	A Department Head's duties may be acknowledged through 
	release time, remuneration, and/or their service component of 
	their faculty duties.  Any acknowledgement must be agreed 
	upon between the Department Head and the Dean and must be 
	consistent with UAF and Board of Regent's policies AND EXTANT 
	COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.


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C.	Motion to approve a policy on Graduate Teaching Assistantships, 
submitted by the Graduate School Advisory Committee 

Larry Duffy introduced the motion and indicated that there has been 
an unofficial policy in place limiting outside employment for full-time 
TA's.  Jim Gardner indicated that the Graduate & Professional 
Curricular Affairs Committee opposed the motion and felt that it 
treated TA's and RAıs different.  They also felt that the special 
permission should include the committee chair and the department 
head.  

Charlotte Basham spoke against the motion.  This motion does not 
allow for special consulting and is impossible to enforce and is punitive 
in nature.  She would like to see a more positive approach.  It is up to 
the department to set the conditions of each Teaching Assistantship.  

John Leipzig spoke against the motion and asked about the legality of 
the motion.  John Gimbel indicated that it does violate IRS rules for 
students to take outside employment.  However, without a UAF policy 
to refer to he felt his hands were tied.

Jim Gardner indicated that it should not be just the dean making the 
exception.  Students should not bypass the departments.  Jim felt that 
the motion should be altered to say permission may be granted through 
the department head to the graduate school dean.  George Minassian, 
representing the graduate student organization, indicated that TA's 
must sign a contract which states they can not do any other work 
unless permitted by the department head.  Progress of the student is 
dependent upon the committee.  However, several TA's are single 
parents and the stipend is not enough to live on.  

Joe Kan indicated that the IRS regulation is that TA's and RA's must be 
full-time students which is defined at UAF as 9 credits.  The university 
could be fined for violations.  There is a need for a policy to assist in 
the enforcement of the IRS regulations.  Outside employment also 
slows the progress of the student in complete their degree.  Larry 
Duffy stated that these are voluntary TA's.  Jim Gardner asked that 
the amendment be included in the motion.  

Other graduate students then spoke on the motion.  Norm Swazo asked 
that the motion be commit it back to committee.  Larry Duffy felt that 
taking it back to committee would not result in any different motion 
with the addition of the amendment.  The motion to refer it back to 
committee passed by a vote of 15 yes and 7 nays.  


MOTION REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE
==============================

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on Graduate 
Assistantships (page 52, 1999-2000 UAF catalog) by adding the 
following statement:

	Graduate students will not be permitted to accept additional 
	income from other employment during semesters they are 
	employed as full-time teaching assistants.  Special permission 
	may be obtained from the Graduate School Dean.

	EFFECTIVE:   	Immediately

	RATIONALE:   	Students are given teaching assistantships 
		to aid in their graduate study.  Further employment 
		jeopardizes our academic mission.


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D.	Motion to amend the policy on Course Restrictions for graduate 
degrees, submitted by Graduate School Advisory Committee 

Larry Duffy spoke on the need to increase the number of credits 
graduate students can take by special topics or independent study.  
This will assist off campus students.  The question was raised about 
the use of 400 level correspondence courses.  This was not part 
course restriction that was being considered in this motion.  The 
motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on Course 
Restrictions (page 40, 1999-2000 UAF catalog) for graduate degrees 
as follows:  

CAPS  = 	Additions
[[   ]]  = 	Deletions

Course Restrictions

You may not use correspondence courses, credit by examination, 
audited courses, 500-level courses or courses taken under the 
credit/no credit option to fulfill the basic course requirements of any 
degree program.  No more than [[six]] TWELVE credits of special 
topics courses (693 or 695) or individual study (697) may be used 
toward a graduate degree.  Requests for exceptions to the limit must 
be approved by the dean of the Graduate School.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:  	During this period of smaller course offerings 
		and graduate enrollments, many programs serve students 
		with combinations of these courses.  These courses are 
		not always independent study courses where students lack 
		group interaction.  The 693 courses often take advantage 
		of a faculty member or visiting faculty member's special 
		expertise.  The 695 courses are trial courses which 
		typically become part of the standard graduate program.  
		The 697 courses are often tutorials where a distance 
		student commutes part of the semester or classes at the 
		400 level which students take as 697 courses by including 
		independent research and class presentations.  Such 
		customized approaches to the education of students make 
		distance delivery possible and make it possible to offer 
		students graduate education in efficient and effective 
		ways.


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E.	Motion to amend the policy on Admission Requirements for 
graduate degrees, submitted by Graduate School Advisory Committee 

Larry Duffy spoke on the motion and indicated that many students 
returning to school have trouble getting transcripts.  Admissions have 
been held up because of this lack of ability to get all transcripts.  The 
committee felt that getting the transcript with your bachelor's degree 
would have most of the courses on it and then the department could 
ask for any additional transcripts.  

Jim Gardner indicated that his committee did not support the motion.  
It was fixing a rule to handle the exception.  If there are exceptions 
needed for individuals case, those can be taken to the Graduate School.  
Ann Tremarello also indicated that was a bad policy.  They have found 
many more example of students who are not truthful about getting 
previous transcripts.  UAF only requires students to be here one year 
to get a degree.  This does not give a lot of information.  Transfer 
credits are only indicated by number of credits accepted, not a listing 
of courses.  Other schools are similar.

Bob Irwin, Assistant Director of the Northern Studies Program spoke 
about the lack of clear guidance about who should grant exceptions.  

The motion failed by a vote of 5 yes to 11 nays.  

MOTION FAILED
===========

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the policy on Admission 
Requirements (page 32, 1999-2000 UAF catalog) for graduate degrees 
as follows:  


CAPS  = 	Additions
[[   ]]  = 	Deletions


2.	Transcripts--If you've attended other colleges and/or 
universities, you must request official transcripts from [[each]] THE 
college or university [[you attended.]] THAT GRANTED THE BACHELOR'S 
DEGREE. [[The]] OFFICIAL transcripts should be sent to the Office of 
Admission by the schools.  [[Transcripts will not be accepted if you 
submit them.]] OTHER TRANSCRIPTS MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED IF THE 
DEPARTMENT WANTS TO USE SPECIFIC, SPECIALIZED UNDERGRADUATE 
COURSES TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCY TO UNDERTAKE GRADUATE 
LEVEL COURSES.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE:   	Current policy creates a nightmare for 
		students who have taken college courses from various 
		institutions in addition to the bachelor's degree, such as 
		special interest courses or recency credits to maintain 
		teacher certification.  Often students can not get these 
		transcripts despite repeated efforts and their graduate 
		program is at risk.  UAF should require transcripts only 
		from those institutions which awarded the baccalaureate 
		degree or which awarded courses which are prerequisites 
		or foundation knowledge for UAF graduate programs.


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F.	Motion to request department heads submit a list of graduate 
programs requiring GRE/GMAT scores for admission, submitted by 
Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs 

Jim Gardner spoke on the motion indicated this was a result of earlier 
Senate action to drop the general university requirement for 
GRE/GMAT scores for admission to graduate programs.  It is now 
necessary for any program that wants to require GRE/GMAT scores to 
submit a program change.  This would allow a one time opportunity to 
bypass the normal paperwork.  The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:
======

Department heads are requested to submit to Graduate and 
Professional Curricular Affairs a request to add GRE/GMAT scores as 
a requirement for admission to their graduate program descriptions in 
the UAF catalog.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately
				Upon Chancellor Approval

	RATIONALE:  	A motion was approved to delete GRE/GMAT 
		scores from the University requirements for admission 
		to graduate study if the applicants have an undergraduate 
		GPA of at least 3.0.  This motion will give departments 
		that want to require GRE scores for all applicants 
		regardless of GPA the opportunity to bypass the normal 
		paperwork required for changes to the University catalog.


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	G.	Nominations for President-Elect  

Ron Gatterdam opened nominations for President-Elect.  Jane Weber 
nominated Norm Swazo.  Nominations will remain open until the next 
Senate meeting at which time the election will take place.  


VII	Committee Reports 

	A.	Curricular Affairs - C. Basham

A report was attached to the agenda.


	B.	Faculty & Scholarly Affairs - N. Swazo

A report was attached to the agenda.


	C.	Graduate & Professional Curricular Affairs - 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

The following report was distributed as a handout.

MINUTES of The Developmental Studies Committee, February 24, 2000

Attending:  Patty Baldwin, Ron Illingworth, Lisa Buttrey-Thomas, Greg 
Owens, Richard Clausen, Jane Weber, Cindy Hardy, Jerah Chadwick, John 
Bruder, John Creed, Rich Carr, Marjie Illingworth

The Developmental Studies Committee addressed the following issues:

PRAXIS exam:

We discussed our response to a meeting with members of the 
Education department about students who have failed the PRAXIS exam 
and ways we can help them prepare to retake the test.  Some of these 
students have signed up for DEVE 068 here on campus and are working 
with the PRAXIS study guide on the writing skills portion of the exam.  
One section of 068 will be designated for this purpose in the fall 
schedule.  George Guthridge is designing a web-based course for 
students who are preparing to take the exam.  Further, discussion of 
ways to address the problems of students' failure in the reading and 
writing portion of the test has begun in the English Department 
Composition committee.  In Math, John Bruder has initiated a 2-credit 
audioconference course to address the math portion of the test.  On 
the Fairbanks campus, Greg Owens will conduct DEVM 065 labs 
specifically addressing the math portion of the test.  Jane Weber 
reported that Elementary Education students are now required to take 
Math 107, which may take care of students' problems on the math 
portion of the test.

We discussed the issue of test taking skills as part of the problem 
students are having.  Failure of this test also seems not to be 
predicted by any one factor such as previous grades.  Cindy Hardy 
emphasized that Carol Barnhardt had reported that the numbers were 
preliminary and not firm--they had not been fully analyzed at the time 
of the meeting.

Accreditation:

Ron Illingworth reported that the subcommittee addressing 
accreditation had met and looked at the process and at samples of 
what's been done elsewhere.  The Accreditation team will visit in Fall 
2001 to talk to students, faculty, and administration.  They will be 
looking at our mission, characteristics, faculty and students, how 
we're meeting our mission, and what tools we use to measure this.

Individual campuses will address Developmental Studies on their 
campuses; the committee will produce a notebook about Developmental 
Studies with back up material.  We need to identify "challenges," 
suggest solutions, and implement changes.

We discussed what changes have been made since the last 
accreditation process, how we measure success for our students.  Ron 
reported two changes in the focus of accreditation:  the concern with 
time in residency has been dropped, since it is now more possible to 
put together a package of distance classes to accomplish a degree; 
and "related instruction" for vocational programs is now required to be 
separate from the vocational program and college level.

Placement:

Jane reported that Wanda Martin suggested that we renorm COMPASS 
before taking up mandatory placement.  She wants to do this during 
the summer.  We discussed concerns with implementing mandatory 
placement and mandatory testing, such as students self-placing 
without taking COMPASS, some glitches in the current reporting of 
math placement, the need to get admissions to push placement 
testing, and the requirement of placement testing by accreditation.  
We again discussed the difficulties of blocking registration if students 
lack placement testing.  We recommend flagging students, so that 
advisors of teachers will know whether or not students have taken the 
test.  Ron suggested that we start with a letter to the Faculty Senate 
recommending mandatory placement.

The next meeting will be Thursday, April 30, 1-2pm.


	G.	Faculty Appeals & Oversight - T. Maginnis

A report was attached to the agenda.


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

A report was attached to the agenda.


	I.	Graduate School Advisory Committee - L. Duffy

No report was available.


	J.	Legislative & Fiscal Affairs - 

The committee has not met and is now eliminated.


	K.	Ad Hoc Committee - none


VIII	Public Comments/Questions - none


IX	Discussion Items

A.	Mission Statement

Revised UAF mission statement

"As the nation's northernmost land-, sea-, and space-grant university 
and major research center, UAF advances knowledge about life in the 
North through the integration of teaching, research, and public 
service."  

Mitch Roth indicated that the university does research at the 
Antarctic.  Tom Robinson indicated that UAA has a water bottle with 
the mission statement on it.  He likes the short statement.  Norm 
Swazo indicated that while is supports brevity it does not state 
anything that distinguishing UAF.  Larry Duffy indicated that it was 
good to have vision statements that add to the mission statement.  
This should be what sets us apart from other universities.  Vision 
statement, strategic plans and value statements can be added on to 
the mission statement for reference.  Linda Curda said it was good to 
have a mission statement, a vision statement and goals.  They should 
be short and to the point and visible everywhere.  John Gimbel indicated 
that we advance knowledge in the North about a number of subjects.  
He suggested that we drop "about life."  

Larry Duffy indicated that comments are due into the Chancellor's 
Office by March 24.  Ron indicated that he would bring it back to the 
Senate for formal action.  


X	Members' Comments/Questions - none


XI	Adjournment

	The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 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.