MINUTES UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #99 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2001 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: Box, M. Amason, A. Bristow, W. Bandopadhyay, S. Bruder, J. Davis, M. Butcher, B. Eicken, H. Curda, L. Garza, D. Duffy, L. Kramer, D. Gardner, J. Mammoon, T. Hartman, C. Mason, J. Illingworth, R. Murray, M. Lin, C. McBeath, J. Lincoln, T. Robinson, T. Lindahl, M. Rybkin, A. Mortensen, B. McLean-Nelson, D. McRoy, P. OTHERS PRESENT: Rosenberg, J. Chukwu, G. Roth, M. Ducharme, J. Shepherd, J. Gregory, G. Swazo, N. Happ, G. Weber, J. Huntington-Krista, A. Wiens, J. Johnson, C. Zilberkant, E. Layral, S. Lind, M. Martin, W. Reichardt, P. Woolley, B. NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: NON-VOTING MEMBERS ABSENT: Culbertson, S.-President, UAFSC Banks, S. - President, ASUAF Leipzig, J. - Dean, CLA Collins, J. - Dean, SOM Tremarello, A - Registrar Graduate Student, GSO B. The minutes to Meeting #98 (December 11, 2000) were approved as distributed via e-mail. C. The agenda was approved as distributed via e-mail with the addition of comments by the President-Elect. II Status of Chancellor's Office Actions A. Motions Approved: 1. Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements. 2. Motion to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics 3. Motion to replaced the existing Dual Enrollment policy with a new Secondary Student Enrollment policy. B. Motions pending: none III A. Comments from Chancellor, Marshall Lind - Chancellor Lind indicated there currently is a very positive attitude toward the University. There are a lot of things going on right now and he is very enthused about what is taking place. Everyone should listen to the video President Hamilton's made talking about all the positive things going on, i.e., in terms of enrollment, applications, accomplishment of faculty, staff, federal dollars, and private dollars. Recruitment is underway for a Vice-President for Research at the statewide office. The search committee is chaired by Ted DeLaca and members include Larry Duffy, Roger Smith, Joe Trubacz, and Dave Veasey. They hope to have interviews completed in May so the appointment can be made in June. There is a growing desire to have a person at the statewide office with background in the area of research to help coordinate the activities on a statewide basis. Chancellor Lind is also very encouraged by the development of a four year degree (127 credits) Bachelor of Arts in Education for elementary teachers. A new proposal will be coming to the Senate soon. It sounds like a good program. There is agreement with the three MAUs and it sounds like they will be able to deal with the transfer issues between the three MAUs and between rural and urban sites. This program seems to be a better one with more content; educational courses are done in conjunction with a practicing teacher; and there is an Internship in the final year. We need to get this moving so that it will be ready for the Board at their June meeting. President Hamilton and others have made some commitment to have this program in place as soon as we can. Also, Ralph Gabrielli will be stepping down from his position as Executive Dean of the College of Rural Alaska at the end of the fiscal year and will join the ranks of the faculty in the fall. Peter McRoy asked about a search to replace Ralph Gabrielli. Chancellor Lind indicated he wants to take a look at the situation before he makes a decision. Norm Swazo asked about the proposed BA in Elementary Education, asking whether this is a revision of the earlier proposal to have a second track in the BAS program. Paul Reichardt indicated that it would be a bachelor's degree with an elementary education major. Because of external comments, President Hamilton committed the university to develop a baccalaureate degree for elementary teachers and keep it under 130 credits. It started with the BAS and will contain many of the same elements. McRoy asked about the focus of the Vice-President for Research. Chancellor Lind said this came about after a review of the system as a whole regarding our ability to administer a variety of research activity. We need to look at where the coordination takes place, the accountability, and responsibility for advancing a research agenda for the university. The review suggested a number of things including a vice-president at the statewide level and also for each campus to have someone at the vice-provost or vice-chancellor level responsible for research for that particular institution. As a result the decision by Hamilton and statewide staff is to go forward with the recruitment of a vice-president. UAF is in the process of trying to complete plans for a single individual to have that responsibility. Research compliance is a rapidly growing area for the system as a whole and we need to get a better handle on it. B. Comments from Provost, Paul Reichardt - Provost Reichardt had a suggestion for the senate and a plea for assistance. The suggestion come from work the Statewide Academic Council (SAC) has been doing on distance delivery. Last March SAC issued a White Paper on Distance Delivery. They have recently been reviewing the White Paper and it's action items and getting status reports. One item Provost Reichardt would like to call attention to is the action item which encourages the consideration of use of instructional technology and participation in distance delivery as part of the criteria for tenure and promotion. The unit criteria that are in place--both UAF and college/school/departments--was written before there was much use of instructional technology. His suggestion is that the proper Senate committee look at UAF unit criteria and the description of what is involved in instruction and what are the indicators of acceptable or outstanding instructional performance and see if we need to incorporate come mention of appropriate use of instructional technology, appropriate involvement in distance delivery. At the March Board of Regent's meeting the provosts are to make a presentation on academic quality. The question is how do we measure academic quality, what we do at our universities, and what data do we have. We need to face up to the fact that we don't have a good method of evaluating academic quality. Provost Reichardt welcomes ideas of how we might answer these questions. There is a need for measurable criteria. The other way to help is to suggest things we might do, such as, find out what ETS charges to get the scores of standard tests our students take. Norm Swazo asked if we had an overall summary of what we had accomplished through the different assessment processes we have had on campus. Reichardt indicated that we have a set of about 150 plans. Departments/programs are in various stages of implementing them and there is very little in the way of results. There is a number of aspects of the reports that can be used. The question is what is worth gathering centrally to answer the question. Most have some kind of employer survey. Is it worth our trouble to do a compilation of how employers view our faculties? Most plans are concerned about our instructional programs. Activities of our faculty members are part of the input into the quality of the program. If we might want to translate faculty records and scholarship and publishing into a measure of academic quality, we have to build that argument. C. Guest Speaker - George Happ, Project Director, EPSCoR George Happ, Project Director of EPSCoR, gave a presentation of what EPSCoR is and how it impacts UAF research. Currently NSF is the major funding agent. The link to the EPSCoR PowerPoint for the Senate presentation is: http://www.alaska.edu/epscor/UAFSenate.html. The email address is: fyepsco@uaf.edu IV Governance Reports A. ASUAF - S. Banks No report was available. B. Staff Council - S. Culbertson 1. Staff Council is looking at how the University can participate in SB 9. 2. Unionization efforts are gearing up and Staff Council will sponsor an informational forum in March. 3. The Carolyn Sampson Scholarship raffle is starting up and tickets will be on sale shortly. Prizes include tickets for the Top of the World Tournament, Ice Hockey season pass, and an SRC pass. The drawing will be held at the annual staff picnic and longevity awards program in May. C. President's Comments - L. Duffy In addition to the comments attached to the agenda, Larry Duffy has the following comments: Dr. Duffy called attention to the Faculty Liaison position at statewide. This has been a very good position for the UAF Senate and the Faculty Alliance. It provides coordination at the statewide level. Deans and directors have developed a UAF academic development plan. It is based on the strategic plan. The elements of the plan are intended to provide guidance for allocation decisions. Elections notices for new senate members will be sent out shortly. The Senate is a good way to find out how the university works. It provides an opportunity to question both the Chancellor and Provost. Duffy encouraged junior faculty to run for some of the senate seats. It is a good experience. The President-elect position will be opened up in March. Carol Barnhardt is heading up the committee on the new baccalaureate degree in education. If you have any questions about the program, please contact her. We do not want to be working out the program on the Senate floor. Duffy also spoke about legislative contact and indicated that the legislature wants to hear from our constituents. Contact Wendy Redman or Ann Ringstad for more information on legislators. Ron Illingworth indicated that he just returned from Juneau where legislators what to hear from faculty. D. President-Elect's Comments - N. Swazo Norm Swazo attended the AAHE conference in Tampa, FL this past week. It was a conference on faculty roles and rewards. He attended some sessions on post-tenure review and the Faculty Senate Leadership Summit. Joy Morrison attended some sessions on peer observation of teaching and will be presenting her ideas for moving forward with a program here at UAF. The sessions he attended on post-tenure review were disappointing as there was nothing new presented. The results of a multi-institutional study will be published in a report forthcoming in 2002. Swazo noted he was disappointed with the faculty senate leadership summit. It was concerned mostly with common concerns about shared governance. We stand in good stead compared to most other institutions. Norm Swazo shared a paragraph from the keynote address delivered at the pre-conference Assembly on Post-tenure Review. He also recommended the following book for reading by department chairs. Academic Leadership: A Practical Guide to Changing the Department, by Deryl R. Leaming. Anker Publishing Company, Inc. V Consent Agenda A. Motion to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 9. The motion was approved with the adoption of the agenda. MOTION PASSED ============ The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Standing, Permanent) of the Bylaws by deleting E. 9. (Steering Committee, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree Program). [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Additions STANDING A. An Administrative Committee will be composed of the chairpersons of all standing Senate Committees and of permanent Senate committees except [[the University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee,]] the Committee to Nominate Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. [[, and the BAS Steering Committee. ]] PERMANENT [[9. The BAS Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the BAS degree program. Specific duties of the Committee include: 1) evaluating proposals for including or deleting courses within the BAS degree and making recommendations to the CLA Academic Council and the Faculty Senate; 2) developing and evaluating procedures for advising BAS majors; 3) developing and assessing the BAS degree program. The Committee is responsible for establishing procedures for selecting the BAS coordinator and will select the coordinator for a 2-year term. The committee shall be composed of one faculty member elected from each of the following units: (CLA, CSEM, SOEd, CRA); one faculty member appointed by Faculty Senate; one representative from the Advising Center; the BAS coordinator; and the Dean of the School of Education and the CLA dean or dean designee as ex-officio members. ]] EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The School of Education is now responsible for the establishment of an advisory council for the BAS degree. The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Science, Engineering and Mathematics will be responsible for providing faculty members for the advisory council. ******************** VI New Business A. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant, submitted by Curricular Affairs Ron Illingworth stated that the proposal also includes six new courses. The proposal shows a 68% increase in the need for Dental Assistants in the state. A health survey done for the Regents includes this area in the top portion of the health needs for the state. There were no objections to the motion. MOTION PASSSED ============= The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant Program which includes six new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #35-40 and #41-42 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA (Submitted by Health Technology) 35. NEW COURSE: HLTH 152 - Dental Materials and Applications (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 36. NEW COURSE: HLTH 153 - Biomedical Sciences for Dental Assistants (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring and As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 37. NEW COURSE: HLTH 251 - Clinical Chairside 1 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 38. NEW COURSE: HLTH 252 - Clinical Chairside 2 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 39. NEW COURSE: HLTH 253 - Clinical Chairside 3 for Dental Assistants (2+4) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 40. NEW COURSE: HLTH 254 - Dental Assistant Practicum (1+12) 4 credits; offered As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary Certificate & A.A.S., Dental Assistant Program The field of dentistry has expanded in recent years. The Dental Assistant Certificate and A.A.S. degree program is designed to incorporate theory and application. This focused delivery will provide the student with the knowledge and job skills required for entry-level employment in the dental field. There is a current and future need for trained dental assistant. In a September 2000 analysis of employment of health care occupations in Alaska from 1998-2008, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development project a 64% increase in estimated growth of dental assisting positions in Alaska. This reflects an annual growth of 6.44% per year, for the next eight years. In a report prepared for the Human Resource Investment Council titled: University of Alaska Vocational Education Students FY 1998 -- Employment Earnings Before and After Training, student incomes were studied. Statistics showed that after successfully completing a dental assisting program there was a significant rise in total wage and salary earnings. Dental health care delivery is changing. Dentists are being challenged to deliver quality patient care as well as contain the rising costs. Managed care programs, patients loss of dental insurance and reduction in benefits, cost containment measures, and community pressure have amplified the market for competent and cross-trained dental assistants. Hiring Certified Dental Assistants allows the dentist to delegate advanced functions and thus extends dental services to more people. To summarize, there is a current need for educated dental assistants, which is projected to extend into the foreseeable future. The proposed Dental Assistant Certificate & A.A.S. program will prepare students for employment in the dental field. Following accreditation of the program, the graduates will be eligible to take the D.A.N.B. Certification examination. The modular format also provides early entry into the job market with completion of specific modules of the course work. This permits full time work while the student completes the remaining modules. Implementation of this program will position the College of Rural Alaska, Tanana Valley Campus to meet the present and increasing demand for vocational-technical training and provide the dental community with credentialed dental assistants. *************** B. Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management, submitted by Curricular Affairs Ron Illingworth stated that this is also a proposal with six new courses. It is strongly requested by various corporations and organizations throughout the rural areas of the state including the Fairbanks area. Within the rural areas there is a need for on-site development of skills. There was no objection to the motion. MOTION PASSED ============ The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management Program which includes six new courses. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #48-53 and #54-55 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall. *************** SUBMITTED BY COLLEGE OF RURAL ALASKA (Submitted by Tribal Management) 48. NEW COURSE: TM 101 - Introduction to Tribal Government (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 49. NEW COURSE: TM 105 - Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 50. NEW COURSE: TM 199 - Tribal Management Practicum I, 3 credits; offered Fall and Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 51. NEW COURSE: TM 201 - Advanced Tribal Government (3+0) 3 credits; offered Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 52. NEW COURSE: TM 205 - Advanced Tribal Finance Applications (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. 53. NEW COURSE: TM 299 - Tribal Management Practicum II, 3 credits; offered Fall and Spring; effective Fall 2001 or Upon BOR Approval. *************** Executive Summary Certificate & A.A.S., Tribal Management Program The Interior-Aleutians Campus, College of Rural Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, request approval of a Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management to be implemented in Fall Semester 2001. Through courses delivered locally in the home communities of our students, the Tribal Management Program will build the capacity of local governments in rural Alaska villages to take control of assets and resources for economic enhancement. In line with the mission of Interior-Aleutians Campus, the TMP will provide educational opportunities for students throughout the state without requiring them to change or leave their culture or heritage. The Interior-Aleutians Campus is committed to educating Alaska Natives and rural residents, assisting them to affect social changes in their communities, thereby enriching the quality of their lives and cultures. Particular consideration is given to the needs of permanent residents and students in non-traditional settings who seek skills and degrees suited to the rural economy and to the well being of rural communities. Due to the boom and bust cycles of Alaska's economic history, coupled with the thrust of Native peoples into the corporate world, many skills have been "imported" to regions by persons outside of the community and most often outside of the state. Many rural areas exist in a technology deficit, and the residents are becoming part of a "have-not" society. Given the lack of opportunity for education and employment as well as an infrastructure of tools for educational use, this challenge is especially poignant. The Tribal Management program is an oppor- tunity for students in rural Alaska to attain and maintain skills that sustain wellness, self-sufficiency, and on-going economic development. As Alaskan tribes and rural workforce take control of local resources and the local economy, we will continue to see a rise in the need for quality and relevant education in rural Alaska. As more jobs are created to meet the economic demand of rural government and business development, there will be a growing need for adequate skill development programs. Working in cooperation with organizations like the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Bristol Bay Native Association and other regional nonprofits throughout Alaska increases the probability of success for the Tribal Management Program. ******************** C. Motion to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy, submitted by Curricular Affairs Ron Illingworth indicated that the amendment was requested by the Foreign Language department and allows the same advanced credit opportunity to students transferring into UAF. The motion passed without objection. MOTION PASSED ============ The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy (pp. 14-15, UAF 2000-2001 catalog) as follows: [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = ADDITION Local Advanced Placement Credit Foreign Language After completing the course in which you were placed (above 101) and earning a B grade or higher, you may ask to receive [["bonus credit"]] CREDIT for the two immediately preceding prerequisite courses, if any. IN ADDITION, CREDIT (MAXIMUM 10) MAY BE RECEIVED IF THE COURSE WAS TAKEN AT AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY AND IS ACCEPTED AS EQUIVALENT TO AN APPROVED FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE AT UAF (B GRADE OR HIGHER). However, credit cannot be awarded for such courses if university credit has already been granted for them (for example, through College Board Advanced Placement national tests) or special topics courses, individual study courses, and literature or culture courses. CONTACT THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 Upon Chancellor Approval RATIONALE: The existing wording in the catalog permits a UAF student who has foreign language expertise to receive credit for the two immediately preceding prerequisite UAF courses, if any, after completing the foreign language course in which they were placed (above 101) and after earning a B grade or higher. This modification allows for the same credit option to be available for students who desire to transfer in credit from an accredited institution. ******************** D. Motion to recommend UAF Administrators be reviewed according to Guidelines, submitted by Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee Godwin Chukwu stated that this motion has received a lot of discussion in committee and at the Senate. This motion is a result of an effort by the Chancellor, Provost, and the senate leadership as well as the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee to redraft the guideline and the list of administrators for review. Deans and Directors who report directly to the Provost and Chancellor will be reviewed by them and other administrators will be reviewed by their supervisor. This motion will substitute for the previous motion passed by the Senate in October. Reviews scheduled for this year will take place next year. After discussion the motion passed unanimously. MOTION PASSED ============ The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend to the UAF Administration that the following administrators be reviewed on a four year cycle according to the Guidelines outlined below: EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: The Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee was tasked with reviewing the policy for the faculty's role in the evaluation of administrators. The primary qualification for selection for periodic review by the Provost's office was administrators holding academic rank whose positions directly impact the academic programs and whose performance directly affects the ability of faculty to carry out their academic duties. ************** GROUP "A" Provost Executive Dean, College of Rural Alaska Dean, School of Agriculture & Land Resource Management Dean, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences Dean, Graduate School Dean, School of Mineral Engineering Dean, School of Management Dean, School of Education Dean, College of Liberal Arts Dean, College of Science, Engineering & Math GROUP "B" Director, Geophysical Institute Director, Institute of Marine Science Director, Bristol Bay Campus Director, Chukchi Campus Director, Interior-Aleutians Campus Director, Tanana Valley Campus Director of Library Director, Institute of Arctic Biology Director, Institute of Northern Engineers Director, Kuskokwim Campus Director, Northwest Campus Director, Alaska Cooperative Extension Director, Arctic Region Supercomputer Center Director, International Arctic Research Center Director, Fishery Industrial Technology Center, Kodiak Program Chairman, Marine Advisory Program Director of Fisheries Division, Juneau Campus/Program Directors in Group "B" should be periodically reviewed by their immediate supervisory administrator according to a process established at the discretion of the supervising administrator. Interim administrators who are still in place after four years should be considered for evaluation. Administrators holding interim appointment will be evaluated in their fourth year according to the process outlined below. Any administrator will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis when requested by 25 percent of the faculty in their unit. ************** GUIDELINES FOR THE EVALUATION PROCESS FOR ADMINISTRATORS 1. Within the first three weeks of the Fall Semester the Supervisor of the Administrator to be reviewed will appoint an Ad Hoc Administrator Review Committee consisting of five members, at least three of whom must be faculty. (It is recommended that staff be included on the ad hoc committee as appropriate.) The chair of the committee shall be appointed from the Faculty Senate. One of the three faculty shall be appointed from the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee. In the case of evaluation of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Provost will appoint an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of two faculty drawn from the UAF Faculty Senate's Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee, one Dean/ Director, one member of the Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee, and a student representative from the Graduate Student Organization. The Ad Hoc Committee will solicit input from all relevant constituencies on- and off-campus, including faculty, staff, and students. This may be accomplished through various instruments, e.g., a standard questionnaire completed anonymously and returned to the Committee Chair. 2. The Administrator to be evaluated will prepare a narrative self-evaluation of activities performed during the three-year period (academic years) prior to the year of evaluation or since the last evaluation. This narrative should include reflections about how adequately s/he has fulfilled responsibilities of leadership consistent with his/her own performance expectations and those of faculty, staff, and students in the unit. Major or otherwise significant accomplishments should be highlighted. Any issues raised in the last evaluation should be referenced with a view to what progress has been made on those items. Finally, the self-evaluation should identify a limited set of reasonable goals for the unit over the next three years, with some discussion about specific strategies that may be undertaken through his/her administrative leadership. 3. The Ad Hoc Committee will interview a select sample of faculty, staff, students and others as relevant for further evaluative comments about the Administrator's performance. 4. The Ad Hoc Committee will interview the Administrator either in person or by conference call. The interview shall proceed on the basis of a set of questions which reference the Administrator's self-evaluation, the results of returned questionnaires, and the interviews of faculty, staff, and students. 5. The Ad Hoc Committee will prepare an evaluative summary, and submit its report to the Provost (in the case of evaluation of Deans) or to the Chancellor (in the case of evaluation of the Provost or any other administrator who reports directly to the Chancellor). The Ad Hoc Committee shall work as expeditiously as possible in completing its report and submit it to the Provost or Chancellor as the case may be by March 15 of the Spring Semester. (a) At a date to be set by the Provost, the Provost or administrator's supervisor shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee for final review, recommendations, and disposition of the Administrator's evaluation. The supervisor of the administrator will thereafter provide his/her formal evaluation taking into account the Ad Hoc Committee's report. (b) At a date to be set by the Chancellor, the Provost and the Chancellor shall meet to discuss the Ad Hoc Committee's evaluation of the Provost. During this meeting the Chancellor and Provost shall identify performance priorities for the next review period. The Chancellor shall meet in joint conference with the Ad Hoc Committee and the UAF Faculty Senate's Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee to summarize his evaluation. ******************** VII Committee Reports A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth A report was attached to the agenda. The Committee will sponsor some open forums to discuss academic policies that effect distance delivery of courses. Norm Swazo indicated that Faculty Alliance is also discussing distance delivery and the structure for policy development. Larry Duffy announced the statewide distance delivery award this year of $5,000. Information can be found on the faculty liaison web page. B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy A report was attached to the agenda. The Research Ethics subcommittee has met and will continue to meet. 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. The Committee has requested a meeting on March 5th with President Hamilton. The senate will pick up the cost to bring in two members of the committee. Other members will be traveling in for the Senate meeting scheduled later that day. 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. VIII Public Comments/Questions - none IX Discussion Items A. Academic Liaison Faculty Fellow - Call for Nominations Larry Duffy spoke about the Academic Liaison Faculty Fellow position. He encouraged members of the senate to apply. The nomination form and information was distributed as part of the agenda. X Members' Comments/Questions Ann Tremarello stated that the 2001-2002 catalog will go to the printer tomorrow. They expect a six week publication timeline. February 15th is the deadline for graduation applications; this applies to all branch campuses as well. The Banner system will go down on March 1st. It will be down for a week to bring up the new Banner 4 version. On April 9th fall registration will start. They expect to have the web registration ready to be piloted. It will be much more user friendly than the telephone system. Norm Swazo asked about faculty access to student transcripts. XI Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 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.