ACTIONS
UAF FACULTY SENATE

KEY
Letter Explanation
ffailed Senate/Review Committee
+disapproved in part by Committee
#amended by Sen./Review Committee
aapproved by Chancellor's office
paction pending from Chancellor's Office
taction tabled by Senate
waction withdrawn
*modified by Chancellor's Office
!disapproved by Chancellor's Office
-no signature/action required
oapproved; no objection received from Chancellor's Office
rreferred to Committee
i implementation plan still in development

Academic Changes

FY88
	Approval of academic changes within existing UAF programs.(a)  Meeting #3
	Courses that may be used in satisfying generally stated Fall degree requirements 
		(e.g., Social Science, Humanities, Natural Science) are classified on an 
		individual basis. (a)  Meeting #4




FY89
Amend policy on advanced & local placement credit. (a,*)  Meeting #07
Amend policy --first time students taking 100 level or above--back to Curricular Affairs. (-) Meeting #07
Amend policy on placement testing. (a) Meeting #10
Statement deleted re: preference over SAT and referred to Curricular Affairs for determination. (-) Meeting #11 FY91 Motion to postpone deadline for course and program changes affected by the written communication guidelines for "w" classification, oral communication guidelines for "o" classification, and revisions to the degree requirements affected by implementation of the new core curriculum.(a) Meeting #21 Motion to approve the Master of Arts in Northern Studies degree program. (a) Meeting #21 Motion to request department heads submit to Curricular Affairs a list of courses which have not been offered in the last seven years and which they wish dropped from the catalog. (a) Meeting #24 Motion to approve the AAS in Renewable Resources degree program. (a) Meeting #25 Motion to approve the Certificate program in Natural Resources. (a) Meeting #25 Motion to approve the Certificate program in Land Management.(a) Meeting #25 Motion to adopt a policy on 500-level courses clarifying the definition and use. (*) Meeting #26 Motion to approve the Department of Education Program changes. (a) Meeting #27 FY92 Motion to approve policy on cross-listing 400 & 600 level courses. (a) Meeting #31 Motion to change the approval route for course designations for Social Sciences, the "s" designator, such that each college approves courses taught within its own college.(a) Meeting #32 Motion to amend the Policy on Approval of Academic Changes Within Existing UAF Programs to allow for a TEN day waiting period for the solicitation of comments or objections prior to review by committee. (a) Meeting #33 FY93 Motion to amend the UAF Credit for Prior Learning policy. (a) Meeting #36 Motion to amend the Transfer of Credit policy. (a) Meeting #37 Motion to approve list of professional programs for transfer credit under revised UAF Transfer of Credit Policy. (a) Meeting #37 Motion to approve process for amending the list of professional programs qualifying for transfer credit. (a) Meeting #37 Motion to accept the Curricular Affairs Committee recommendations concerning the deletion of the Humanities Program. (a,*) Meeting #40 Motion to approve the deletion of Korean program. (a) Meeting #40 Motion to deny the request for deletion of the German Program. (a) Meeting #40 Motion to amend the transfer of credit policy to include ACE/PONSI certified training programs. (a) Meeting #42 FY94 Motion to amend the residency credit requirement for the Associate and Baccalaureate Degree. (a) Meeting #47 Motion to amend the Transfer Within the UA System Policy for students who have fully completed the general education requirements at UAA or UAS. (a) Meeting #47 Motion to adopt, in concept, a Table of Substitutions for students transferring within the UA system. (a) Meeting #47 Motion to approve Graduate Council recommendation on students enrolling for 600-level credit in 400/600 double-listed courses. (a) Meeting #47 Motion to approve Graduate Council recommendation on new 600-level course approval, including special topics, from departments without graduate programs. (a) Meeting #47 Motion to approve change in the procedures for degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies during the 1994-95 academic year. (a) Meeting #49 Motion to delete university-wide requirement for demonstrated competence in a foreign language or research tool for the Ph.D. degree. (a) Meeting #49 FY95 Motion to approve changes to the M.A. in Professional Communication. (a) Meeting #53 Motion to approve changes on evaluating minor and major course changes concerning cross-listed courses. (a) Meeting #53 Motion to change the approval process for credit overload applications. (a) Meeting #55 Motion to adopt policy concerning course compression. (w) Meeting #57 FY96 Motion to amend the policies on course compression and course approval. (a) Meeting #59 Motion to recommend that American Sign Language be recognized as fulfilling the non-English language option of the "Perspectives on the Human Condition" as required by the Baccalaureate Core. (a) Meeting #60 FY97 Motion to change the approval process for credit overload applications. (a) FY97 Administrative Committee Actions Motion to change the approval process for adding or dropping a course prior to the last day of fee payment. (a) FY97 Administrative Committee Actions Motion to eliminate registration signature requirement for continuing graduate students. (a) Meeting #67 Motion to adopt a procedure for petitions to the based on documentation of student disability. (referred to Curricular Affairs for review) (r) Meeting #68 Motion to amend the policy on approval of academic changes to include a spring review cycle. (a) Meeting #69 Motion to include statement on course prerequisites in the class schedule and catalog. (a) Meeting #70 FY98 Motion to approve a policy statement on Stacked Courses. (a) Meeting #77 Motion on recommendations on the Faculty Alliance draft course level definitions. (#) Meeting #77 Motion to modify the date of Freshman Low Grade notification. (a) Meeting #77 Motion to amend the deadlines for Academic Changes to include a spring review cycle for New Degree Programs and Deletions of Programs. (r) Meeting #79 Resolution to recommend the insertion of the URL address of UAF on the front cover of the UAF catalog. (r) Meeting #79 Motion to refer the motion to amend the minimum requirements for Master's degrees back to committee. (-) Meeting #80 Motion that 1998-99 incoming graduate students may elect to fulfill the master's degree requirements from either the 1997-98 or 1998-99 catalog. (a) Meeting #80
FY99 Motion to delegate the authority to approve exceptions to academic policy (petitions).(a) Meeting #82 Motion to establish a Department Honors Policy recommitted to Committee. (r) Meeting #84 Motion to amend the Academic Course & Degree Procedures Manual to require the inclusion of a description of the student learning outcomes assessment process for new programs and revision of major program changes. (a) Meeting #84
Motion to amend the petition process (exceptions to academic policy). (a) Meeting #87 Motion authorizing the UAF Honors Program to institute an Honors Thesis Scholar Option as a part of its offering.(a) Meeting #87 FY00 Motion to amend the deadline for selecting the credit/no credit option.(a) Meeting #90 Motion to amend the policy on Approval of Academic Changes.(a) Meeting #91 Motion to amend the policy on Dual Enrollment.(a*) Meeting #91 Motion to amend the Ph.D. requirements.(a) Meeting #91 Motion on guidelines for Collaborative Ph.D. Graduate Studies.(a) Meeting #91 FY01 Motion to approve an Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions.(a) Meeting #96 Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements.(a) Meeting #98 Motion to amend the Foreign Language Advanced Placement Credit policy.(a) Meeting #99 Motion to amend the Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions.(a) Meeting #101 FY02 Motion to eliminate the credit hour restriction of correspondence study work for certificates, associate and AAS degrees, and bachelor's degrees.(a) Meeting #104 Motion to amend the policy on Course Restrictions for graduate degrees.(a) Meeting #104 Motion to amend the New Program Request Form to require the completion of a Resource Commitment Form.(a) Meeting #108 Motion to amend the New Course Request and the Change Course Request forms to include a question on the impact of proposed action.(a) Meeting #108 Motion to amend the definition of Graduate Scholastic and Academic standing.(a) Meeting #109 Motion to amend the Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions Other Than Assignment of Grades.(a) Meeting #109 Motion to amend the Grade Appeals Policy.(a) Meeting #109 FY03 Motion to amend the Local Advanced Placement Credit for Foreign Language --referred back to committee. (r) Meeting #112 Motion to change the Low Grades Report system for freshman to Freshman Progress Reports. (a) Meeting #113 Motion to amend the policy on Reserving Courses for Graduate Programs. (a) Meeting #116 Motion on a Mandatory Placement Policy. (a) Meeting #116
FY04 Motion to amend the Academic Bankruptcy for Returning Students' policy. (a) Meeting #117 Motion to amend the UAF Academic Honors policy. (a) Meeting #118 Motion to amend the Attendance policy. (a) Meeting #118 Motion to recommend that All-Campus Day be eliminated. (-) Meeting #118 Discussion on Course Level and Grade Definitions (-) Meeting #121 Motion to amend the "UAF Advanced Placement Credit" for Foreign Languages to incorporate Alaska Native Languages. (a) Meeting #123 Motion to amend the policy on Stacked and Cross-listed courses. (a) Meeting #123 Motion to approve a change in the residency requirements for military personnel pursuing an AA/AAS approved* program as part of the Service Members Opportunity College (SOC). (a) Meeting #123 Motion to adopt regulations for course syllabi. (a) Meeting #123 Motion to amend the "Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions Other Than Assignment of Grades". (a) Meeting #123 FY05 Motion to amend the Table of Substitution: non-UA Institutions--referred back to committee. (r) Meeting #130 Motion to amend the Course Designation/Classification Criteria for Social Science "s" designators.(a) Meeting #130 Motion on earning only one degree in a specific discipline. (a) Meeting #130 Motion to establish a policy on minimum grade of "C" for prerequisite courses. (a*) Meeting #129 Motion to establish a uniform procedure for UAF student registration. (a) Meeting #129 Motion on Freshman Progress Reports. (a) Meeting #127 Motion to amend the policy on Special or Reserved Numbers.(a#) Meeting #126 Motion to amend the Cooperative Ph.D. Requirements. (a) Meeting #125
	FY06
	Motion to amend the Mandatory Placement Policy. (a#) Meeting #137
	Motion to amend the Mandatory Placement Policy--Discussion (-)  Meeting #136
	Motion to clarify course-stacking policy--referred back to committee. (r)  Meeting #136
	Motion asking the Registrar to provide Deans a list of courses that have 
		not been offered for five year for review and deletion. (a) Meeting #136
	Motion to amend the UAF Advanced Placement Credit for Foreign Languages/Alaska 
		Native Languages. (a) Meeting #135
	Motion to amend the grading policy to change the "I" and add the "NB" grading       
		option. (a) Meeting #135
	Faculty Referendum on plus/minus grading--Discussion (-) Meeting #135
	Motion to amend the Computation requirements for the Certificate and A.A.S. degree. (a)  Meeting #134
	Motion to amend the policy on Probation and Academic Disqualification. (a) Meeting #132
	FY07
	Motion to revise how pre-majors move to major status. (a) Meeting #143
	Motion to approve a policy of Retention of Course Records. (a)  Meeting #143
	Motion to approve a policy of Retention of Course Records--referred back to committee. (r)  Meeting #142
	Motion to define academic credit for practicum, internship, or scholarly activity. (a) Meeting #141
	Motion to amend the Residency Requirements for the Baccalaureat degree. (a) Meeting #141
	Motion to arequire general studies students with 75 or more earned credits to        
		declare a major prior to registration. (a) Meeting #140
	Motion to amend the Grade Point computation policy. (a) Meeting #140


	FY08
	Motion to amend course prerequisites policy clarifying that a C grade is 2.0. (a) Meeting #146
Motion to clarify that references to "C" grade in UAF Catalog mean equivalent to 2.0 (a) Meeting #147
	FY09
	Motion to require Mandatory Placement writing sample. (a)(i) Meeting #155
	Motion to revise the deadlines of the "Appeal of Academic Decisions" policy. (a) Meeting #157
  

	FY10
Motion to restrict Core natural science courses to those possessing hands-on laboratory experiences; not those with virtual labs. (w)(r) Meeting #163 Motion to amend 2010-11 UAF Catalog to reflect a two-year placement test expiration and revise the catalog statement (p.32 of current catalog). (a#) Meeting #165
Motion changing the study day policy so that final exams will not be held on a Saturday immediately prior to Commencement. (a) Meeting #167