2016-17 Graduate Curriculum Review Cycle

Catalog Deadline is MARCH 6, 2017 for program and course changes

UAF Syllabus Requirements Checklist (PDF)

TRIAL Courses:

1-Trial: (Stacked) BMSC F494 / F694 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology[SEE REVISED SYLLABI BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites include BIOL F310; BIOL F360 / CHEM F360; BIOL F403 or BIOL F465 or CHEM F351; or permission of instructor; letter graded; to be offered spring 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Todd O'Hara
Status: Assigned to Rainer N. at CRC/ and Mitch R. and Mike D. at GAAC.
10/11/2016: Revised syllabi for grad and undergrad levels received and posted below.
10/17/2016: Curriculum Review Committee passed the undergraduate level of this course (as revised).
10/21/2016: GAAC passed the graduate level of this course (as revised).
10/24/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

2-Trial: NORS F694 - Thesis Writing Workshop, [SEE REVISIONS BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); no prerequisites; course may be repeated; letter-graded; effective spring 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Alex Hirsch
Assigned to: Donie B., Sean. T.
Status: 11/10/2016: Revised syllabus received and posted below.
11/11/2016: Syllabus with further revisions received and posted below.
11/14/2016: Revised Format 1 received; a further revised syllabus is to follow.
11/23/2016: Revised syllabus added to 11/14 revised Format 1.
12/05/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

3-Trial: Trial Course: FISH F694 - The Alaska Board of Fisheries: A Case Study, 2 credits (1+0+45); prerequisite of instructor's permission; course meets 12 hours of classroom instruction, and, as practicum, students attend 1 Joint Boards of Fish and Game local advisory committee meeting and attend a 5-day meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries; graded Pass/Fail; to be offered in fall of odd-numbered years; effective fall 2017 upon approval. Received on 12/14/2016.
Contact: Keith Criddle
Assigned to Mike D., Roman M.
Status: 02/22/2017: GAAC passed via email.

2015-16 Carry-over Items:

CARRY OVER 28-GCCh.: Course Compression (Stacked): LING F631 - Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics I[REVISED SYLLABUS BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); stacked as LING F431; cross-listed and stacked as ANTH F432 and F632; (syllabus title differs from course description title); compression to be offered as a 3-week practicum for summer 2016 Institute on Collaborative Language Research; effective summer 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Siri Tuttle
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Mike D., Mitch R.
2/17/2016: Revisions which have been requested are still pending.
3/9/2016: Mitch to follow up.
5/4/2016: GAAC discussed update received; more differentiation (a rubric) is needed for course levels.
10/21/2016: Mitch shared some updates with GAAC.
11/11/2016: GAAC passed with revised syllabus (to be sent to me via M.R.).
11/18/2016: GAAC approved.
11/18/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

CARRY OVER 43-GNC: New Course: DVM F7xx - Strategies for Establishing and Maintaining Well-Being in the Veterinary Profession, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 1 credit (1+0); prerequisite of good standing in the VetMed program, or permission of instructor; letter graded; to be offered each fall to first-year veterinary students (currently being taught as a special topics); effective fall 2016.  Note: should this be a 600-level course if taught to first-year vet students?
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Assigned to Don H., Sean M., Mike D.
Status: Received and posted on 2/10/2016. 
3/23/2016: Still waiting on requested revisions.
09/09/2016: A sample rubric was shared with department.
11/23/2016: Revised paperwork received and posted below.
12/05/2016: Sample writing rubric received and posted below. Pending email approval by GAAC.
04/10/2017: GAAC has approved.
04/12/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

CARRY OVER 45-GNC: New Course: DVM F4xx / F6xx - Skeleton Articulation,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 1 credit (0.3+2.5+0); to be offered each spring (seeking a permanent course number for regular offering and Catalog listing); prerequisite for undergrad level is BIOL F213 or BIOL F214 or BIOL F310 or permission of instructor; prerequisite for graduate level is good standing in veterinary program and/or up-to-date rabies vaccination/titer; letter-graded; effective fall 2017 upon approvals.
Contact: Megan Hoffman
Status: Assigned to Andres L. at CRC for undergrad level.
Assigned to Daryl F. and Donie B. - grad level.

3/2/2016: Revisions received and posted on 3/3.  Revision indicates trial course; but prior communication indicates a permanent course number was desired for the catalog (i.e., New course).
3/4/2016: CRC approved undergraduate level of new course. Still at GAAC.
12/06/2016: Revised paperwork received and posted below (it notes corrected credit distribution of 0.3+2.5+0). Pending email approval by GAAC.
05/04/2017: GAAC would still like further revisions to the graduate level of the course.  Has been communicated to C. Griseto.
As of 05/04/2017: To be carried over again to 2017-18 review cycle.

CARRY OVER 49-GNC: New Course: ART F488 / F688 - Professional Practices (h), 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite for 488: junior standing or permission of instructor; prerequisite for 688: second or third year MFA student or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Mareca Guthrie
Status: Assigned to Anne B.; Mike D.
5/4/2016: GAAC discussed. More differentiation between course levels to be requested.
(Undergraduate level has been separately approved as of 05/31/2016.)
10/14/2016: GAAC approved with revised syllabus (posted below).
10/18/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

 2016-17 Submissions:

1-GNC: New Course: ATM F658 - Air-Sea Interactions, [SEE REVISIONS BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of ATM F601, and graduate standing or permission of instructor; to be offered spring of even-numbered years, first offering spring 2018; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Igor Polyakov
Assigned to Roman M. and Daryl F.
Status: Under review; revisions requested.
12/02/2016: Revised Format 1 and syllabus received and posted below.  However, Daryl F. notes further revisions to the syllabus have been requested.
12/14/2016: Second Revisions of Format 1 and syllabus received and posted below.
01/20/2017: Email approval by GAAC.
01/20/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

2-GCCh.: Course Change / Stacking: FISH F612 - Fish Conservation Biology, [SEE REVISIONS BELOW] 4 credits (3+2); change credit distribution to (4+0); change title to Marine and Freshwater Conservation Biology; add undergraduate stacked level as FISH F413 with prerequisites of upper division standing and F200-level course in biological sciences or fisheries; effective fall 2017 upon approval. [Reference 3-UCCh. at Curriculum Review Committee]
Contact: Anne Beaudreau
Assigned to Robin S. and Sean T.
Status: Under review.
09/19/2016: GAAC has passed graduate level of course.
10/17/2016: Posted below are revised documents received at Curriculum Review Committee; however, the CRC will be contacting the instructor to request rubrics be added.
11/21/2016: Revisions received from Rob D. (Curriculum Review Committee) and posted below.  Rubrics included.
12/15/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

3-GPCh.: Program Change: MFA - Art: [SEE REVISED BELOW] Change of program admission requirements; clarifications and additions to course options for the degree requirements; increase in credits for the required studio areas with minimums in studio areas specified; 60 required credits (BOR and UA President approved exceeding maximum credits in June 1999 when program was created); effective upon approval.
Contact: Miho Aoki
Assigned to Don H. and Mitch R.
Status: 10/21/2016: GAAC discussed; some follow up to be done on Item 4.
12/13/2016: Revised format 5 received and posted below.  Passed by GAAC as revised (email of 12/05/2016).
01/10/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

4-GCDr.: Course Drop: NRM / BIOL F676 - Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change, 4-credit crosslisted course mutually dropped by both units due to loss of faculty to teach the course; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: David Valentine
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

5-GCDr.: Course Drop: CS F602 - Software Project Management, 3 credits (3+0); course has not been taught in over three years; under special academic program review, the MSE (Master of Software Engineering) program is being deleted due to lack of student enrollment; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jon Genetti
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

6-GCDr.: Course Drop: CS F651 - The Theory of Computation, 3 credits (3+0); an elective course which hasn't been taught in over ten years; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jon Genetti
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

7-GCDr.: Course Drop: CS / SWE F670 - Computer Science for Software Engineers, 3 credits; course no longer needed; under special academic program review, the MSE (Master of Software Engineering) program is being deleted due to lack of student enrollment; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jon Genetti
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

8-GCDr.: Course Drop: CS / SWE F672 - Software Process Improvement, 3 credits; course no longer needed; under special academic program review, the MSE (Master of Software Engineering) program is being deleted due to lack of student enrollment; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jon Genetti
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

9-GCDr.: Course Drop: CS / SWE F673 - Software Requirements Engineering, 3 credits; course no longer needed; under special academic program review, the MSE (Master of Software Engineering) program is being deleted due to lack of student enrollment; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jon Genetti
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

10-GCDr.: Course Drop: CS / SWE F674 - Software Architecture, 3 credits; course no longer needed; under special academic program review, the MSE (Master of Software Engineering) program is being deleted due to lack of student enrollment; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jon Genetti
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved course drop.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

WITHDRAWN - TO BE NO PRINT STATUS INSTEAD 11-GCDr.: Course Drop: BIOL/WLF F614 - Foraging Ecology, 2 credits (2+0); faculty teaching the course is retiring; effective fall 2017 upon approval. [HOLD:  This might be put into No Print status instead to preserve course number; 10/03 email to Kris H. per JH.]
Contact: Kris Hundertmark
Assigned to: Anne B.
Status:  11/08/2016: Course will be placed into No Print Status rather than deleted.  The course drop is withdrawn.

12-GCCh.: Course Change / Stacking: BIOL F615 - Systematic and Comparative Biology, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 4 credits (3+3+0); stack as BIOL F415 with prerequisite of BIOL F481; letter-graded; to be offered fall of even numbered years; effective fall 2017 upon approval. [Reference 20-UCCh. at Curriculum Review Committee.]
Contact: Derek Sikes
Assigned to: Don H., Sean T.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved graduate level of course; undergraduate level still under review at CRC.
02/27/2017: CRC also approved as revised (posted below).
02/28/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

13-GNC:  New Course: ED F637 - Designing Social Science Research Overview[SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of graduate level introductory research class such as ED F601 or ED F603, or permission of instructor; previously offered as a special topics; taught via Blackboard Collaborate; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Barbara Adams
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: Under review.

11/11/2016: Rubric (posted below) for course projects.
12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved pending revised paperwork.
05/03/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

14-GNC: New Course: ED F638 - Designing Social Science Research In Depth,  [SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of ED F637; previously offered as special topics; taught via BB Collaborate; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Barbara Adams
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved pending revised paperwork.

05/03/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

15-GNC: New Course: ED F647 - Conducting Social Science Research Overview,  [SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of ED F638; previously offered as special topics; taught via BB Collaborate; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Barbara Adams
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved pending revised paperwork.
05/03/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

16-GNC: New Course: ED F648 - Conducting Social Science Research In Depth, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of ED F647; previously offered as special topics; taught via BB Collaborate; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Barbara Adams
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved pending revised paperwork.

05/03/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

17-GNC: New Course: ED F651 - Analyzing Social Science Research[SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of ED F648; previously offered as special topics; taught via BB Collaborate; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Barbara Adams
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved pending revised paperwork.

05/03/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

18-GNC: New Course: ED F652 - Presenting Social Science Research Results,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of ED F651; previously offered as special topics; taught via BB Collaborate; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Barbara Adams
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved pending revised paperwork.

05/03/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

19-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. - Master of Education: Change the two concentrations of Cross-Cultural Education and Curriculum and Instruction into one new concentration called People, Place and Pedagogy; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Carie Green
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status: 11/11/2016: GAAC approved.

11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

20-GPCh.: Program Change: Special Education K-12 Post-baccalaureate Certificate of Completion (Graduate Certificate): Change the prerequisite courses to "prerequisite or co-requisite" courses in the admission requirements; change Alaska Studies and Multicultural class from a requirement to a recommendation; add co-requisite of EDSE F482 before program requirements of each concentration; change title of EDSE F610 (minor course change submitted); effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Joanne Healy
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status: 12/02/2016: Passed by GAAC.

01/10/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

21-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. - Master of Education in Special Education: Change the prerequisite courses to "prerequisite or co-requisite" courses in the admission requirements; change Alaska Studies and Multicultural class from a requirement to a recommendation; add co-requisite of EDSE F482 before program requirements of each concentration; change title of EDSE F610 (minor course change submitted); effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Joanne Healy
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status: 12/02/2016: Passed by GAAC.

01/10/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

22-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. - Master of Education in Counseling: add COUN F601 and COUN F635 to program requirements (new courses submitted); remove COUN F629 and ED F601 from program requirements; add COUN F629 to requirements for Clinical Mental Health concentration, and remove COUN F687 from requirements; add COUN F629 and COUN F651 (new course submitted) to requirments for Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling concentration, and remove COUNT F687; add COUN F629 and COUN F651 to Clinical mental health and K-12 school counseling concentration; update course titles; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Sue Renes
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status:
11/11/2016: GAAC approved.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

23-GPCh.: Program Change: School Counselor Certification Program: Remove the requirement to pass the CPCE; minor edits and course title changes; effective fall 2017.  [Technically, this is a minor program change, but keeping the paperwork with the major changes to the MEd in Counseling for continuity.]
Contact: Sue Renes
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status:
11/11/2016: GAAC approved.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

24-GNC: New Course: COUN F601 - Research in Counseling and Educational Settings, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to counseling program or School Counseling Certification program, or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered every summer as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Heather Dahl
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed. Mitch to follow up.

01/30/2017: GAAC has passed pending updated Format form.
04/05/2017: Revised format form received and posted below; proposal sent to Provost. GAAC (re)approved via email.
04/06/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

25-GNC: New Course: COUN F635 - Field Practicum, 3 credits (3+0+5); prerequisite of COUN F634 and admission to MED in Counseling or School counseling Cerification program; graded Pass / Fail; to be offered fall and spring as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Valerie Gifford
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed.
01/30/2017: GAAC discussed the number of credits and credit distribution. Mike and Mitch following up.

05/04/2017: GAAC approved (as 3 credits).
05/09/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

26-GNC: New Course: COUN F651 - Counseling for Addictions, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of COUN F650, admission to the Med in Counseling or School Counselor Certification Program; letter-graded; to be offered every spring; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Valerie Gifford
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status:
11/11/2016: GAAC approved.
11/15/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

27-GCCh.: Course Change: COUN F636 - Internship I, 3 credits (3+0+20); change the grading mode from letter to Pass / Fail to reflect skills-based course; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Sue Renes
Assigned to: Robin S., Sean M.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed.

05/04/2017: GAAC approved.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

28-GCCh.: Course Change: COUN F686 - Internship II, 3 credits (3+0+20); change the grading mode from letter to Pass / Fail to reflect skills-based course; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Sue Renes
Assigned to: Robin S., Sean M.
Status:
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

29-GCCh.: Course Change: COUN F687 - Internship III, 3 credits (3+0+20); change the grading mode from letter to Pass / Fail to reflect skills-based course; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Sue Renes
Assigned to: Robin S., Sean M.
Status:
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

30-GCCh.: Course Change: COUN F688 - Internship IV, 3 credits (3+0+20); change the grading mode from letter to Pass / Fail to reflect skills-based course; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Sue Renes
Assigned to: Robin S., Sean M.
Status:
05/04/2017: GAAC approved as revised.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

31-GPCh.: Program Change: Graduate Certificate in Statistics: Changes to degree requirements including removal of Calculus III; STAT 652, STAT 653; STAT 602, STAT 605, STAT 611, STAT 621 and STAT 631; allow the substitution of MATH F408 (which requires MATH F371 as prereq) for STAT F651; and changes to list of electives; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Ron Barry
Assigned to: Mitch R., Mike D.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed; Mitch to follow up.

03/03/2017: GAAC approved via email.
03/07/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

32-GNC: New Course, Stacked: RD F667 - Beyond Violence: Alaska Native Healing and Justice; 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of graduate standing; has been offered previously as a special topics; crosslist and stack as ANS F467; to be offered as demand warrants, first offering in spring 2018; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jenny Bell-Jones
Assigned to: Robin S., Sean M.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed. Question of overlap with JUST F640. Sean to follow up.
(Resolved: no overlap.)
01/12/2017: Revised syllabi received at request of Curriculum Review Committee (undergrad review). See below:
02/20/2017: GAAC approved.
02/24/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

33-GNC: New Course: DVM F726 - Principles of Imaging Interpretation, 2 credits (1+0+1); prerequisite of good standing in Professional Veterinary Program; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
JH note: distribution for 2 credits would be (1+0+3).
Contact: Cristina Hansen (on syllabus); Arleigh Reynolds (on Format 1)
Assigned to: Don H., Sean T.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed.

01/30/2017: GAAC passed.
02/01/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

34-GNC: New Course: DVM F737 - Principles of Veterinary Anesthesia,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (2+2+0); prerequisite of good standing in Professional Veterinary Program; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
JH note: credit distribution may need adjustment to =3 credits.
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Assigned to: Don H., Sean T.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed.

05/03/2017: Revisions received. GAAC approved electronically.
08/29/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

35-GNC: New Course: DVM F742 - Biology of Disease III - Pathology of Organ Systems II,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (2+2+0); prerequisite of good standing in Professional Veterinary Program; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
JH note: credit distribution may need adjustment to =3 credits.
Contact: Molly Murphy (on syllabus); Arleigh Reynolds (on Format 1)
Assigned to: Don H., Sean T.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed.
05/03/2017: Revisions received. GAAC approved electronically.
08/29/2017: Provost approved: See Curriculum Approvals page.

36-GNC: New Course: RD F630 - Economic Development Policy and Entrepreneurship in Rural Alaska: Challenges and Opportunities, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; RD F625 recommended; letter-graded; to be offered spring of odd-numbered years; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Pat Sekaquaptewa
Assigned to: Anne B., Donie B.
Status: 11/28/2016: Revisions received and posted below.
12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and approved.

01/10/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

37-GNC: New Course: RD F675 - Federal Indian Law in Alaska: Land, Water and Subsistence, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jenny Bell-Jones
Assigned to: Anne B., Donie B.
Status: Under review.
Ready for email vote.
03/01/2017: Revisions received, posted below. GAAC has approved via email.
03/02/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

03/01/2017: REVISED RD F675 - Federal Indian Law in Alaska: Land, Water and Subsistence (PDF) 

38-GNC: New Course: RD F676 - Federal Indian Law in Alaska: Tribal Self-Governance - Business, Public Safety, Protection of Family, Property, and Resources[SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Jenny Bell-Jones
Assigned to: Sean M., Sean T.
Status: 05/08/2017: Revisions received and posted below.
  GAAC has approved.
05/09/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

39-GNC: New Course (Stacked): RD F471 / F671 - Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability in Rural and Indigenous Contexts, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites for F471 include RD F300, senior standing, or instructor's permission; prerequisites for F671 include RD F625, graduate standing, or instructor's permission; letter-graded; to be offered in spring of even-numbered years; effective fall 2017 upon approval. [Reference #54-UNC at GAAC]
Contact: Pat Sekaquaptewa
Assigned to: Robin S., Don H.
Status: 11/06/2016: Revisions received and posted below.
01/30/2017: CRC undergraduate approval confirmed per Nicole C. Second set of revisions (of 11/29/2016) posted below.
03/20/2017: GAAC has approved.
03/24/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

40-GCCh.: Course Change: HIST F404 W - Modern Scandinavia, 3 credits (3+0); stack as NORS F604; no prerequisites noted (graduate standing presumed?); effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Mary Ehrlander
Assigned to Don H., Sean M.
Status: 05/04/2017: GAAC approved.
05/07/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

41-GCCh.: Course Change: HIST F475 W - Historiography, 3 credits (3+0); stack course as NORS F675 with prerequisite of graduate standing or permission of instructor; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: John Heaton
Assigned to Mike D., Anne B.
Status: 12/02/2016: GAAC discussed and provisionally passed pending revision of syllabus (SLOs and ADA stmt.).
01/30/2017: GAAC discussed.  Revised syllabus received and posted on 01/31/2017. Can be considered as passed.
02/20/2017: GAAC confirmed as passed.
02/24/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

42-GPCh.:  Program Change: PhD - Fisheries:  Clarification to number of credits required for the degree program (total of 36 credits); effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Franz Mueter
Assigned to: Roman M., Daryl F.
Status: 02/20/2017: GAAC approved.
 
02/24/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

43-GCCh.: Course Change: FISH F487 - Fisheries Management, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); add stacked level as FISH F687; remove ENGL F414 from prerequisites for F487; prerequisite for F687: graduate standing, with elementary statistics course recommended; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Trent Sutton
Assigned to: Sean M., Don H.
Status: 03/22/2017: Revised syllabi received and posted.  GAAC approved via email on 03/24/2017.
03/24/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

44-GNC: New Course: FISH F674 - Economic Development for Fisheries-Dependent Communities[SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites of STAT F401 or ECON F227, or instructor's permission; letter-graded; to be offered spring of odd-numbered years; first offering spring 2019; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Keith Criddle
Assigned to: Mitch R., Sean T.
Status: 02/28/2017: Revised syllabus received and posted below.  GAAC passed via email.

03/02/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

45-GCDr.: Course Drop: JRN / NORS F640 - Ethics and Reporting in the Far North, 3 credits (3+0); being dropped as a moldy course; effective fall 2017 upon approval.  Note:Email attached as approval from Alaska and Northern Studies Department.
Contact: Charles Mason
Assigned to Daryl F.
Status: To be reviewed.

46-GPCh.: Program Change: MA - English:[SEE REVISED BELOW] Remove the non-thesis option; add ENGL F601 and ENGL F685 to Thesis requirements; effective fall 2017 if possible (proposal received after Catalog deadline).
Contact: Rich Carr
Assigned to Don H. and Anne B.
Status: 05/04/2017: GAAC discussed; Don H. to follow up on some clarifying language.
05/10/2017: Clarifications made; GAAC has approved.
05/12/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

47-GNC: New Course: ACNS F689 - Thesis Writing Workshop, 3 credits (3+0+0); prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; repeatable 4 times for maximum 12 credits; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Alex Hirsch
Assigned to Mitch R. and Sean T.
Status: 05/04/2017: GAAC discussed briefly.

48-GPCh.: Program Change: MA - Linguistics: Change courses required for degree and its concentrations by reducing concentrations from 18 credits to 9 credits, and requiring 9 credits of electives; effective fall 2017 if approved in time.
Contact: Patrick Marlow
Assigned to Roman M. and Mike D.
Status: 05/04/2017: GAAC approved.
05/12/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

49-GCCh.: Course Change:  ACNS F484 - Stack as F600 - Seminar in Northern Studies: This course stacking is more of a catalog / Banner clean-up and is not a standard stacking request as it involves two existing courses.  The instructor notes she has taught these two courses as stacked for 16 years and now wishes to formalize the stacking; effective fall 2017 upon approval.
Contact: Mary Ehrlander
Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F.
Status: 05/04/2017: GAAC approved as long as OAR is satisfied.
05/10/2017: Email confirmation from OAR. Proposal moving forward to Provost.

05/12/2017: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

LATE ARRIVAL TO BE RE-SUBMITTED FOR 2017-18 REVIEW CYCLE:

Program Change: PhD - Interdisciplinary: Add an additional 18 credits to the degree; add the requirement of an oral defense of the written research proposal.  This program change is to be considered during the 2017-18 curriculum review cycle as it arrived after the GAAC had finished meeting for AY17.
Contact: Mary Ehrlander
NOTE: The program paperwork has been returned to the Graduate School for resubmission via CourseLeaf in fall 2017.

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