MINUTES
UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #98
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2000
WOOD CENTER BALLROOM
I	The meeting was called to order by President Duffy at 1:30 p.m.

	A.	ROLL CALL 
	
	MEMBERS PRESENT:		MEMBERS ABSENT:
	Bandopadhyay, S. 		Amason, A.
	Box, Mark     			Butcher, B.
	Bristow, W.  			Davis, M.
	Bruder, J.    			Garza, D.
	Curda, L.      			Kramer, D.
	Duffy, L.     			Lin, C.
	Eicken, H.    			Mammoon, T.
	Gardner, J.  			McBeath, J.
	Hartman, C.      		Murray, M.
	Illingworth, R. 		Rybkin, A.
	Lincoln, T. (R. Dupras)   	
	Lindahl, M.  (C. Read)		
	Mason, J.     			OTHERS PRESENT:
	Mortensen, B.			Ducharme, J.
	McLean-Nelson, D.  		Gregory, G.
	McRoy, Peter  			Layral, S.
	Robinson, T.   			Lind, M.
	Rosenberg, J.   		Reichardt, P.
	Roth, M.			Trabant, T.
	Shepherd, J. 			Uzzell, S.
	Swazo, N. 
	Weber, J.
	Wiens, J. 
	Zilberkant, E.

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


	B.	The minutes to Meeting #97 (October 30, 2000) were 
approved as distributed via e-mail.  

	C.	The agenda was approved as distributed via e-mail with the 
addition of a guest speaker, Richard Hacker, under section III.  Adoption 
of the agenda passes the item under the consent agenda.  


II	Status of Chancellor's Office Actions
	A.	Motions approved: 
		1.	Motion to amend Section 3 (Article V: 
			Committees, Permanent) of the Bylaws.  
		2.	Motion to approve the M.A. degree 
			program in Cross-Cultural Studies.
		3.	Motion to delete the Ed.S. 
	B.	Motions pending:  
		4.	Motion recommending that the "Guidelines 
			for the Evaluation Process for 
			Administrators" be adopted. (A request 
			for a 90 day extension was approved by 
			the Administrative Committee)


III	Comments from Chancellor, Marshall Lind - 

Chancellor Lind indicated that Governor Knowles held a press release 
today on next year's budget which included the Board of Regents' 
request of $16.8 million for the University.  This was a result of the 
Board of Regents' accepting the administrations recommendation for 
the budget for FY02.  In addition, they accepted the capital budget 
request that included $8 million to complete the UA Museum.  

The Board of Regents meeting in November went well.  One topic which 
needs a lot of additional work has to do with setting the tuition rate.  
The rates include an inflationary increase for next year and then a 
freeze after that.  The Board is trying to figure out how to 
accommodate some of the concerns of the students regarding 
differentiation between lower division, upper division, and graduate 
tuition.  Chancellor Lind expects further discussion on this topic at 
future meetings.  

Chancellor Lind thanked everyone for their comments on the strategic 
plan.  They are trying to incorporate those changes and to develop 
performance indicators.  The deans and directors will be working with 
faculty to develop performance indicators that make sense.  

The BP contribution to the University is very substantial.  The 
President and Chancellor are very optimistic with what the University 
as a system can do with that money.  UAF will be a major player in 
terms of how that money will be utilized.  The President and the Board 
of Regents' is developing a plan.  

On Thursday, December 14th the Chancellor will be hosting a holiday 
reception.  Everyone is invited to attend.  

Peter McRoy asked about bottlenecks for the strategic plan.  
Chancellor Lind indicated that he does not anticipate any problems with 
the strategic plan.  It will fit together nicely with the academic plan and 
mission plan.  

Linda Curda thanked the Chancellor for his visit to Bethel.  Larry Duffy 
asked about the $13 million cut in tuition over the next five years that 
the students are requesting.  Chancellor Lind does not see how we can 
support something of that magnitude.  It will slow us down in terms of 
rebuilding the university.  A recent report card of the University did 
not identify tuition as an area of concern.


	Comments from Provost, Paul Reichardt -

Provost Reichardt distributed a handout titled UAF Academic Plan 
Outline which is a work in progress.  Over 130 initiative ideas were 
submitted.  A group of Deans and Directors met on Wednesday to 
review those ideas as well as the strategic plan and the mission 
statement.  The question was asked what can we do over the next 
several years to move UAF forward.  This Outline is a draft document 
which includes three main areas.  One is a set of characteristics which 
we believe we should aspire to; second, is a set of seven areas of 
emphasis; and the third area is programs of international distinction.  
We talked about the value of having a handful of programs at UAF that 
are nationally/internationally recognized for their excellence and 
accomplishments.  Following a writing exercise by members of the 
group,  Paul Reichardt put together a draft document on the areas of 
emphasis and, based upon his analysis, put together a list of 
candidates we might consider for programs of distinction.  This plan 
will be revisited at the Provost Council meeting on Wednesday, 
December 13th.  UAF will use this plan in the development of the FY03 
budget initiative process.  Further discussion of the plan will take place 
in the fall or in the spring.  We have a month to identify elements that 
UAF will request in the FY03 budget.  As has been the case in the past, 
we are going on the assumption that we will be asking approximately 
$16-17 million additional dollars in FY03.  That request will include half 
continuing increased expenses and the other half will be for new 
initiatives.  At UAF this will be approximately $8 million.  There are 11 
systemwide initiative areas and UAF has added one more area in 
Humanities and Arts.  The Provost is asking for faculty to serve on 
each of the corresponding UAF committees.   Committee members will 
look at the ideas and we can begin identifying what will go into the FY03 
budget request.  

Paul Reichardt also mentioned the death of David Smith over the 
weekend.  A number of faculty are good friends of David and Perry 
Gilmore.  David Smith was the first president of the Faculty Senate.  
John Leipzig has been appointed the new dean of the College of Liberal 
Arts.  

Peter McRoy asked about the creation of the 11 new committees.  Paul 
Reichardt indicated that UAF needs to pattern our committee 
structure after the statewide committee structure for the FY03 
budget planning process.  Larry Duffy indicated they have pushed 
strongly at the Alliance level for faculty involvement in budgeting and 
planning.  


C.	Richard Hacker, Faculty Liaison

Richard Hacker spoke about his position as Faculty Liaison.  He is a 
faculty member from UAS.  He is here on a one year special 
assignment as a faculty consultant to the President.  Richard Hacker 
attends the President's staff meetings, SAC meetings, Faculty Alliance 
meetings, a newly developed Distance Education committee meetings, 
and the Information Technology Council.  

Norm Swazo asked about the meeting of an ad hoc group of faculty 
that met with the President in November.  Richard Hacker indicated 
that he was not at that meeting.  

Jim Gardner spoke about the BP money and the loss of any additional 
money that previously went to departments and research groups.  Paul 
Reichardt indicated that in his conversation with the President it was 
understood that this was additional money and we need to document 
what groups are being told about the funding.  

Chancellor Lind indicated that through the Presidentıs Council the 
Chancellor's will be giving some input into the use of the BP money.  
Reichardt indicated that SAC has not been asked to participate as a 
group, but as individuals they have been asked for their thoughts.  


IV	Governance Reports

	A.	ASUAF - S. Banks

Not available for a report.


	B.	Staff Council - S. Culbertson

Not available for a report.


	C.	President's Comments - L. Duffy

Larry Duffy distributed the following as a handout.


Presidentsı Report - Larry Duffy

The Faculty Alliance is still involved in the initiative process and 
working on getting more faculty representation of the various working 
groups.  The various MAU education working groups are getting along 
well and the UAF School of Education will be bring to the Senate a 
modification of the BAS.

The regulation on emeritus professors has been revised in a minor way 
and I will ask for UAF Senate input on this issue to pass on to the 
Alliance.  Also, this brings up the concept of Distinguished Professor 
recognition from the Board of Regents.  This honor is in policy but is 
never used.  I would like to suggest that a Senate sponsored Ad Hoc 
Committee recommend to the Chancellor every year several possible 
names for this honor.

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Larry Duffy expanded on his written comments stating that 
information comes to us pretty fast.  At the Faculty Alliance level they 
try to bring it back to individual Senates for comments.  In order to 
get faculty input on the initiative process the Alliance is pushing to get 
more faculty on each of the statewide committees.  

Various MAU's are working on the Education issue and are moving 
forward with a modified BAS program.  The Senate may want to think 
about having the School of Education take over the program overview 
for the BAS.  John Leipzig spoke about an upcoming meeting of the 
SOEd. and CLA to discuss this issue.  

The issue of emeritus professors has come up in the review of current 
policy.  Any comments should be directed to the Faculty Affairs 
Committee  who will be looking at this in terms of current UAF 
practice.  Also in the Board of Regents policies is a Distinguished 
Professor status.  Larry Duffy would like to discuss this as a method 
of honoring our outstanding faculty.  Peter McRoy indicated that this 
issue was discussed at the Faculty Affairs committee meeting last 
week.  There are some specifically endowed chairs that fall into this 
category and they did not feel there needed to be another category of 
faculty.  

Larry Duffy further spoke about Banner's capability for a faculty 
system and asked what should be included.  


V	Consent Agenda

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

The motion was approved with the adoption of the agenda.  

MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Bachelor of Business 
Administration degree requirements to the following:


[[   ]] = 	Deletion
CAPS = 	Addition


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

All majors must earn a "C" or better in all Common Body of Knowledge 
courses, department-specific general requirements, major specific 
requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements.


Core Curriculum Requirements     			        38-39 credits


B.B.A. Degree Requirements     				 	82-85 credits

Complete the following in addition to the core:

Mathematics:
	MATH 161 Algebra for Business and Economics    		3 credits
	(Math 262 should be taken to complete the 
	   mathematics requirement for the core.)

Social Science and Statistics (10 credits):     
	STAT 200 Elementary Probabilities and Statistics 	3 credits
	ECON 200 Principles of Economics     			4 credits
	ECON 227 Intermediate Statistics for 
	   Economics and Business   				3 credits

Common Body of Knowledge (31-34 credits):  
	AIS 101 Effective Personal Computer Use 
	   Or Demonstrated Computer Literacy  		        0-3 credits
	ACCT 161 And 262 Accounting Concepts & Uses  		6 credits
	AIS 310 Introduction to Information Systems  		3 credits
	   OR  AIS 316 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
	BA 325 Financial Management   				3 credits
	BA 330 Legal Environment of Business  			4 credits
	BA 343 Principles of Marketing  			3 credits
	BA 360 Production/Operations Management   		3 credits
	BA 390 Organizational Theory and Behavior   		3 credits
	BA 462 Corporate Strategy     				3 credits
	ECON 324 Intermediate Macroeconomics or 
	   ECON 350 Money and Banking        			3 credits

Major complex*      					  	at least 27 credits

Minor complex** (optional)      			 	15 credits or more

Electives      					 	 	11 or more credits

Minimum credits required for degree   			 	123 credits


Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300 
level or higher) courses.

*Departmental requirements for majors may exceed the minimum 
indicated.  Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and 
Programs section of the catalog.

**Requirements for minors may exceed 15 credits.  Specific 
requirements are listed in the Degree and Programs section of the 
catalog.


  	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2000
			Upon Chancellor's Approval

	RATIONALE:  	Changes are a result of a proposed new course 
		(AIS 316) and is contingent upon approval of AIS 316.    


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VI	New Business

	A.	Motion to replaced the existing Dual Enrollment policy with 
a new Secondary Student Enrollment policy, submitted by Curricular 
Affairs 

Ron Illingworth spoke about the proposed changes.  The committee felt 
that it did not want to treat one category of students differently from 
all other students.  Students have to meet appropriate course 
prerequisites and have permission of the instructor.  This policy is for 
students enrolling in individual courses, not for admission to the 
University.  After general discussion from senate members, the 
motion passed with 3 nays.  


MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to replace the current High School 
Enrollment Policy with the following: 


CURRENT POLICY
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High School Students
UAF offers three opportunities for high school students to enroll in 
university classes: dual enrollment, the AHEAD program and TECH 
PREP.  For information on these programs please contact your high 
school guidance counselor or the UAF Admissions counselor phone 
(907) 474-7500 or (800) 478-1823, or web www.uaf.edu/admred/ 
admissions/docs/highschool/.

Dual Enrollment
The dual enrollment program allows high school students to register 
for UAF classes.  This program is open to the following:
* High school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above may register for two 
classes for a maximum of six credits.
* High school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.5 may register for one 
class.
* High school juniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above may register for one 
class.
* All other students are encouraged to contact the director of 
Admissions for information on course enrollment at UAF.

*High school students may enroll in vocational and developmental 
courses, depending upon program requirements, after obtaining 
approval signatures from their parent (guardian), high school official, 
the instructor of the class, and the appropriate university program 
coordinator.

Pick up a Dual Enrollment Application Form (valid for one semester) 
from your high school counseling office. You must file an application 
for each semester you wish to attend.

Note:   enrollment in UAF courses through the Dual Enrollment program 
does not constitute admission to the university. 


PROPOSED POLICY
-----------------------

Secondary School Students
UAF offers three opportunities for secondary students to enroll in 
university classes: secondary student enrollment, the AHEAD program, 
and TECH PREP.  For information on these programs please contact 
your high school guidance counselor, your local rural campus, or the 
UAF Admissions Office, phone (907) 474-7500 or (800) 478-1823, or 
web www.uaf.edu/admred/admissions/docs/highschool/.

Secondary Student Enrollment
The secondary student enrollment process allows secondary students 
to register for UAF classes.  A student meeting course prerequisites 
may enroll in university courses with permission of the instructor.

Secondary students must consult their appropriate school district 
officials and school counselors prior to registration for approval if 
they wish to use university courses to meet high school graduation 
requirements.

Registering for courses at UAF establishes a permanent academic 
record that will reflect student academic performance in all courses 
attempted.

Note:   enrollment in UAF courses as a secondary student does not 
constitute formal admission to the university for the purposes of 
earning a certificate or degree.

AHEAD Program
Remains the same.

TECH PREP Opportunities
Remains the same.


	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	This motion clarifies the process necessary 
		for the enrollment of secondary students into courses 
		at UAF and removes obstacles from students who are 
		eager to learn.  Additionally, it allows us to treat 
		these students the same way we treat older students 
		who just sign up for a course or two.  Streamlining this 
		process will serve to encourage participation by secondary 
		students who would profit from UAF courses.  There are 
		no changes to the AHEAD Program or the Tech Prep 
		program.


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	B.	Motion to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics, 
submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee 

The motion was brought before the Senate from the committee and 
was seconded by Norm Swazo.  Jim Gardner spoke about the new MS 
degree in Statistics which formalizes a program that has existed as an 
Interdisciplinary Studies program for five years.  It does not require 
any additional faculty.  The motion was approved unanimously.  

MOTION:
======

The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a M.S. degree program in 
Statistics.  

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2001 or 
			Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #40 on file in 
			the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall.


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Executive Summary
M.S., Statistics

To properly manage the State's renewable and non-renewable 
resources and advance scientific enquiry requires the careful 
application of statistical methods.  The creation of a master's program 
in Statistics at the UAF Department of Mathematical Sciences (the 
only such master's program in the State of Alaska) will help supply 
locally trained biometricians and consulting statisticians for 
employment in Alaska.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences at 
UAF has successfully run an interdisciplinary master's program in 
applied statistics for five years, and seeks only to formalize the 
program.  The creation of a master's program in Statistics will thus 
incur no additional costs, while the program will supply University 
researchers and State agencies access to highly qualified graduate 
students in Statistics.  


The Masters in Statistics is meant to prepare students for careers in 
applied statistics.  Graduates of the program could be labeled 
quantitative biologist, biometricians, quantitative geologists, 
geostatisticians, psychometricians, epidemiologists or mathematical 
statisticians, depending upon their specific coursework.  As an 
organizing principle of the program, we will ensure that all students 
meet the requirements of successful employment as a biometrician 
for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and will qualify for the 
State of Alaska's Biometrician register.  In addition, this program will 
prepare students to enter a Ph.D. program in Statistics.  

The program combines core courses in statistical theory with elective 
courses in statistical methodology.  In addition, each student will take 
electives in one or more of mathematics, biology, fisheries, wildlife, 
geology, forestry, marine sciences, economics or other applied 
sciences.  Doctoral students in these areas may pursue the Masters in 
Statistics simultaneously.  The program is intended to take two 
academic years to complete.  It is designed to work especially well as a 
joint program for Ph.D. students in the sciences.  

This program has been a successful interdisciplinary graduate program 
since its inception in 1996.  The ten graduates of the graduate 
program have all been successful in obtaining employment.  


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VII	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

The following report was distributed as a handout.  

MINUTES of The Developmental Studies Committee
November 16, 2000

Attending:  Barbara Adams, Nancy Ayagarak, Patty Baldwin, John 
Bruder, Rich Carr, Lisa Buttrey-Thomas, Marty Getz, Cindy Hardy, 
Marjie Illingworth, Joe Mason, Jane Weber.

The committee met, discussed, and acted on the following items.

A/B/No-credit grading option:

We have discussed this option for some time as a means of assuring 
that students who pass DEV classes will do well in the next level.  This 
is particularly a problem for students going from DEVM 105 to Math 
107.  It does not seem to be as much of a problem for the 
DEVE/English progression.  We discussed concerns that this option 
could lead to grade inflation, would not be consistent with the 
university's policy of a 2.0 as "Good Standing," and would address 
issues in Math but not English.  The committee decided to drop 
discussion of this option and explore other avenues of addressing 
these issues.

DEVM 106:

There will be another section of DEVM 106-a transitional class between 
DEVM 105 and Math 107-Spring semester.   Jane reported that this 
should not overload the 105 classes since it will be geared toward 
students who drop 107.   This, along with appropriate advising for 
entering math students, may address the 105/107 issue.  Apparently, 
these classes are offered at UAA and UAS as 4-credit classes.  The 
change at UAF was made to accommodate shortened distance delivery 
times at UAF.  We will look into the history of this to see if the 4-
credit option can be restored, as it seems more appropriate for 
student success in these classes.

Student Learning Center:

Jane and Cindy have been in discussion with Wanda Martin and Provost 
Reichardt about establishing a Student Learning Center on campus, 
similar to and in cooperation with the Learning Assistance Center at 
the Downtown Center.  This will be part of a FY03 initiative originating 
from the Advising Center, proposing this center as an adjunct to the 
Advising Center.  The initiative will propose a physical space for DEV 
faculty, an administrative assistant, tutoring facilities and trained 
tutors, and service for students with learning disabilities and 
developmental-level ESL.  We will continue to track the progress of this 
initiative.

AA/AAS requirement changes:

The committee discussed the changes to the AA/AAS requirements 
coming before the Curricular Affairs committee.  Members of the 
committee were concerned that the changes make it more difficult for 
AAS students to go on to other MAU's by reducing or changing the 
requirements in English and Math.  They also make it more difficult for 
AAS students wanting to go on to a BA or BS here at UAF.  We agreed 
to draft a memo opposing these changes and send it along to the 
Curricular Affairs Committee.

Accreditation:

Members of the committee raised concerns that we have not yet seen 
an accreditation report.  We agreed to put this item on the next 
meeting's agenda.

Placement:

John Bruder reported that he has found information on math 
placement on a website:  www.maa.org/pnw

Information on English placement may be found on the NCTE website.

Next meeting:

The next meeting will be December 14, 2000, 1-2:30 p.m.  This is a 
change from a previously announced date, December 12.


	G.	Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu

A report was attached to the agenda.  

Larry Duffy indicated that the Administrative Committee will work with 
the Provost and Chancellor in resolving the Administrator Evaluation 
motion.  Norm Swazo said that the Faculty Appeals & Oversight 
Committee forwarded two motion to the Administrative Committee and 
it was decided to have a conference session with the Chancellor and 
Provost to work out a modified motion.  


	H.	Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - 
			T. Robinson

A report was attached to the agenda.


VIII	Public Comments/Questions - 

Tonya Trabant from Career Services spoke about the Visitor Industry 
Job Fair that will be happening January 24 and 25.  Shannon Uzzell, 
Student Employment Coordinator, spoke about the development of a 
student internship program.  


IX	Discussion Items - 

Larry Duffy asked faculty to review their departmental accreditation 
notebooks.   Faculty representation is needed on the various statewide 
and UAF committees to review the budget initiatives.  


X	Members' Comments/Questions

Peter McRoy indicated that Faculty Affairs has a couple of new issues 
they will be looking at and would like comments.  One is faculty input on 
search committees.  Larry Duffy spoke about federal mandates and 
compliance issues the University must follow.  Norm Swazo suggested  
that this might be a good topic for the spring department chair 
workshop.  Ron Illingworth spoke about the need to have faculty on 
faculty search committees.  Peter McRoy indicated that the 
committees are advisory to the Deans and they can appoint anyone 
they want to the search committees.

Ron Illingworth mentioned the prerequisite list that has been going 
around and it should be back to Ann Tremarello.  


XI	Adjournment

	The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 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.