UAF Governance

Academic Policy Changes

KEY TO ACTIONS:

Symbol and  Explanation
f     failed Senate/Review Committee
+    disapproved in part by Committee
#    amended by Senate/Review Committee
a    approved; no objection received from Chancellor's Office
p    action pending from Chancellor's Office
t     action tabled by Senate
  action withdrawn
*    modified by Chancellor's Office
    disapproved by Chancellor's Office
    no signature/action required
r     referred to Committee


FY2012-13

(See also Degree Programs)

  • Motion to amend academic policy regarding undergraduate probation. (a) Meeting #185
  • Motion to amend the academic policy regarding Attendance. (a) Meeting #187
  • Motion to amend the academic policy regarding transfer of credits. (a) Meeting #187
  • Motion to amend the academic policy regarding transfer of credits (2+2 program portion of policy). (a) Meeting #188
  • Motion to amend the Credit by Exam policy. (a) Meeting #188
  • Motion to amend grading policy to make C- (1.7) the minimum acceptable grade for courses in major / minor / or as a prerequisite. [See also correction to this amendment from Meeting #191, 5/6/2013.] (a) Meeting #189
  • Motion to revise the Grade Appeals Policy, Section III: Procedures, Article B, Subsection 5 to clarify time period of review. (a) Meeting #189
  • Motion to change the UAF Catalog descriptions of letter grades. (a#) Meeting #189
  • Motion to correct the amended grading policy to make C- (1.7) the minimum acceptable grade for courses in major / minor / or as a prerequisite. (a) Meeting #191 

FY2011-12

  • Motion to amend the title for the new set of objectives and student learning outcomes (modifies motion passed at FS Meeting #175, 5/2/2011). (a)  Meeting #179
  • Motion to more clearly define the academic credit hour requirements for laboratory instruction and include definition in Catalog. (a) Meeting #180
  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree requirements so that courses carrying core designators may be used toward fulfillment of requirements in humanities, social sciences or mathematics (beyond the 30 credits in a major complex or 15 credits in a minor).  (a) Meeting #181
  • Motion to amend the academic honors policy so that recipients are on either the dean's list or the chancellor's list (not both lists). (a) Meeting #181
  • Motion to approve Directed Study as a new category of registration allowing individual enrollment in existing courses outside of regularly-scheduled course sections. (a) Meeting #181
  • Motion to require a syllabus statement for Oral Intensive "O" and "O/2" courses. (a) Meeting #183
  • Motion to amend the Grade Appeals Policy, Section III. Procedures, subsection B, Item 4, to reassign Faculty Senate responsibilities with respect to participation on grade appeals review committees. (a) Meeting #183
  • Motion to amend the Appeals Policy for Academic Decisions (other than the assignment of grades), Section III. Procedures, subsection B, Item 2, to reassign Faculty Senate responsibilities with respect to participation on appeals review committees. (a) Meeting #183

FY2010-11

  • Motion to specify that students must earn a minimum grade of ‘C-‘ (1.7) in all baccalaureate core courses to satisfy core requirements. (a) Meeting #170
  • Motion to recommend clarification of University Regulation R10.04.090.C.11 regarding “I” – Incomplete, such that after one year the “I” becomes an “F” at UAF – according to MAU Faculty Senate Policy. (a)  Meeting #171
  • Motion urging instructors of letter-graded, undergraduate courses to publicize UAF regulations regarding the grades of ‘C’ and below, as applicable to the course taught (table provided). (a) Meeting #171
  • Motion to replace the “Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA)” paragraph of the current UAF Catalog (p. 201) to clarify grading policy for graduate degree students. (a) Meeting #172
  • Motion to consider students transferring to UAF with an AS or AA degree from a regionally accredited school as having satisfied the 100 and 200 level of UAF General Education (Core) requirements. (a) Meeting #172
  • Motion to change the policy for readmission of academically disqualified students. (a) Meeting #172
  • Motion to amend the policies on course compression and course approval such that all course compressions are reviewed by the appropriate Faculty Senate committee. (a) Meeting #175
  • Motion to enforce core assessment compliance across delivery methods. (a) Meeting #175
  • Motion to approve the new set of objectives and student learning outcomes for developing the next general education curriculum and assessment system. (a) Meeting #175  Note: This motion was corrected at Meeting #179
  • Motion to amend the academic dismissal policy for graduate students. (a) Meeting #175

FY2009-10

  • 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
  • Motion to revise the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements so that students entering UAF with a bachelor's...will be recognized as meeting a minor requirement. (a) Meeting #167

FY2008-09

  • 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

FY2007-08

  • 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
  • Motion to amend Bachelor of Arts degree requirements under language option to include American Sign Language. (a) Meeting #147

FY2006-07

  • 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

FY2005-06

  • 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

FY2004-05

  • 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

FY2003-04

  • 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 

FY2002-03

  • 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

FY2001-02

  • 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

FY2000-01

  • 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

FY1999-00

  • 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 

FY1998-99

  • 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

FY1997-98

  • 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

FY1996-97 

  • 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

FY1995-96

  • 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

FY1994-95

  • 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

FY1993-94

  • 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

FY1992-93

  • 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
  • Motion to delete university-wide requirement for demonstrated competence in a foreign language or research tool for the Ph.D. degree. (a) Meeting #49

FY1991-92

  • 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

FY1990-91

  • 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

FY1989-90 - No changes to academic policies.

FY1988-89

  • 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

FY1987-88

  • 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