Degree Programs

New and changed. For degree-related policies, see 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  action withdrawn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


Note: Occupational Endorsements do not go to the full Faculty Senate.  They are approved at the Chancellor level, and are listed in the appropriate Curriculum Index.  They are also listed on the Approvals web pages.

2012-2013

  • Motion to approve the elimination of the M.A.T. degree in Biology. (a) Meeting #184
  • Motion to agree to the elimination of the M.A.T. degree in Mathematics. (a) Meeting #186
  • Motion to agree to the elimination of the M.A.T. degree in Physics. (a) Meeting #186
  • Motion to agree to the elimination of the M.A.T. degree in General Science. (a) Meeting #186
  • Motion to agree to discontinuation of the Ph.D. in Mathematics. (t) Meeting #186
  • Motion to agree to discontinuation of the Ph.D. in Mathematics. (t) Meeting #187
  • Motion to approve new minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. (a) Meeting #187
  • Motion to approve a new minor in Emergency Management. (a) Meeting #187
  • Motion to agree to discontinuation of the Ph.D. in Mathematics. (f) Meeting #191
  • Motion to support conditional continuation of the Ph.D. in Mathematics. (a) Meeting #191

2011-2012

  • Motion to approve new Minor in Marine Science. (a) Meeting #176
  • Motion to approve a new Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts. (a) Meeting #179
    • BOR approved February 2012; NWCCU approved March 2012.
  • Motion to approve a new Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (a) Meeting #183
  • Motion to approve a new Minor in Paleontology. (a) Meeting #183
  • Motion to approve a new Minor in Geospatial Sciences. (a) Meeting #183
  • Motion to approve a new Minor in Geophysics. (a) Meeting #183

2010-2011

  • Motion to eliminate the B.S. degree in Statistics. (a) Meeting #168
    • BOR approved at Dec. 2010 Meeting.
  • Motion to approve the A.A.S. in Paramedicine. (a) Meeting #174
    • BOR approved at Sept. 2011 Meeting.

2009-2010

  • Motion to approve a Minor in American Sign Language (a) Meeting #163
  • Motion to approve a Minor in Mining Engineering (a) Meeting #166
  • Motion to approve an Associate of Applied Science in Drafting Technology (#, a) Meeting #166

2008-2009

  • Motion to approve the Graduate Certificate in Statistics. (a) Meeting #153
  • Motion to approve a Master’s of Education in Special Education (a) Meeting #155
  • Motion to approve a Certificate of Completion for the K-12 Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Licensure Program. (a#) Meeting #155
  • Motion to approve a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies (a#) Meeting #156
    BOR approved in April 2009.
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications (a) Meeting #156
  • Motion to approve a B.A. in Film (#, p) Meeting #157
    BOR approved in Feb. 2011 upon further revisions.
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Ethnobotany (#, a) Meeting #158
  • Motion to approve an integrated BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering (a#) Meeting #158
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Environmental Studies (#, a) Meeting #159
  • Motion to approve a Graduate Certificate in Construction Management (#, a) Meeting #159

2007-2008

  • Motion to approve an Associate of Applied Science degree program in Dental Hygiene. (a#) Meeting #147
  • Motion to amend Bachelor of Arts degree requirements under language option to include American Sign Language. (a) Meeting #147
  • Motion to approve a PhD program in Natural Resources and Sustainability. (a#) Meeting #149
  • Motion to approve a Bachelor of Arts in Fisheries. (a#) Meeting #150
  • Motion to approve a Minor in Fisheries. (a) Meeting #150

2006-2007

  • Motion to delete the Minor in Athletic Coaching. (a)  Meeting #144
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in High Latitude Ranage Management. (#,p)  Meeting #144
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Veterinary Sciences. (#,p) Meeting #144
  • Motion to approve a B.B. in Yup'ik Language and Culture (Yupiit Nakmiin Qaneryaraat Piciryaraat-Ilu). (#,p) Meeting #144
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Power Generation. (a#) Meeting #141
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the M.S. in Botany degree. (a) Meeting #140
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the M.S. in Zoology. (a) Meeting #140
  • Motion to approve a MFA/MA in Creative Writing and Literature degree program. (a) Meeting #140
  • Motion to asmend the Associate of Arts degree requirements. (a) Meeting #139

2005-2006

  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Automotive Technology (a#)  AC May 2006
  • Motion to approve an A.A.S. in Construction Management (a#)  AC May 2006
  • Motion to approve a New Occupational Endorsements Request (Format 3A). (a#) AC May 2006
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Automotive Technology. (w) Meeting #137
  • Motion to approve an A.A.S. in Construction Management. (w) Meeting #137
  • Motion to approve an Associate of Science Degree program . (w) Meeting #137
  • Motion to approved a Certificate in Veterinary Science. (w) Meeting #137
  • Motion to approve a Minor in Global Studies. (a) Meeting #137
  • Motion to approve a Bachelor of Emergency Management. (p) Meeting #137
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Automotive Technology. (w) Meeting #136
  • Motion to amend the Computation requirements for the Certificate and A.A.S. degree. (a) Meeting #134
  • Motion to approve a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for the Elementary Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program. (a) Meeting #133
  • Motion to approve a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for the Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program. (a) Meeting #133
  • Motion to approve a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for the K-12 Art Licensure Program. (a) Meeting #133
  • Motion to approve a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for the School Counselor Certification Program. (a) Meeting #133
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the Certificate in Phlebotomy. (a) Meeting #133
  • Occupational Certificates of Completion--Discussion (-) Meeting #131

2004-2005

  • Motion on earning only one degree in a specific discipline. (a) Meeting #130
  • Motion to approve the joint UAA-UAF Ph.D. program in Clinical-Community Psychology.(a) Meeting #129
  • Motion to amend the computation requirement for the Certificate and A.A.S. degree. (a) Meeting #129
  • Motion to approve a Certificate and A.A.S. in Construction Trades Technology. (a) Meeting #127
  • Motion to establish Policy on Identification and Use of Acceptable Academic Degrees.(a*) Meeting #126
  • Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements. (a#) Meeting #126 Motion to approve a Certificate in Medical Assisting. (a) Meeting #126
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Instrumentation Technology. (a) Meeting #126
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Safety, Health, and Environmental Awareness Technology. (a) Meeting #126
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the Engineer of Mines (E.M.) degree. (a) Meeting #126
  • Motion to establish policy on Acceptable Degrees. (!) Meeting #125
  • Motion to amend the Cooperative Ph.D. Requirements. (a) Meeting #125

2003-2004

  • Motion to amend the Master's Degree requirements for the MA with project and the MS with project--referred back to committee. (r) Meeting #118
  • Motion to approve a minor in Leadership and Civic Engagement. (a) Meeting #119
  • Motion to approve a BA in Social Studies. (a*) Meeting #119
  • Motion to amend the BT degree. (a) Meeting #119
  • Motion to approve a Certificate in Yup'ik Language Proficiency. (a) Meeting #120
  • Motion to approve an A.A.S. in Yup'ik Language Proficiency (a) Meeting #120
  • Motion to approve a B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies (p) Meeting #121
  • Motion to amend the Graduate Degree Requirements for the Master of Arts with Project and the Master of Science with Project. (a) Meeting #123

2002-2003

  • Motion to amend the AA degree requirements to include Math 161. (a) Meeting #111
  • Motion to amend the Certificate Program requirements. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to amend the requirements for the A.A.S. degree. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to approve a Minor in Environmental Politics. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to approve a B.S. in Computer Engineering. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to delete the B.A. in Human Services. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to delete the M.A.T., Secondary. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to delete the M.A.T., Secondary Licensed Teachers. (a) Meeting #112
  • Motion to approve the a Certificate and A.A.S. in Educator: Para-Professional--withdrawn. (w) Meeting #113
  • Motion to approve the a Certificate and A.A.S. in Educator: Para-Professional. (a) Meeting #114
  • Motion to delete the Certificate in Emergency Services (formerly Fire Science). (a) Meeting #116

2001-2002

  • Motion to approve the Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding. (renamed Healthcare Reimbursement) (a#) Meeting #105
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the B.Ed. (a) Meeting #105
  • Motion to amend the AAS degree requirements. (a) Meeting #105
  • Motion to amend the AA degree requirements. (a) Meeting #105
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the MAT, Elementary. (a) Meeting #105
  • Motion to approve the Master's in Software Engineering. (a) Meeting #105
  • Motion to approve the M.A. degree program in Applied Linguistics. (p) Meeting #106
  • Motion to amend the Certificate Program requirements. (a) Meeting #108
  • Motion to amend the Master's Degree residency Requirement. (a) Meeting #108

2000-2001

  • Motion to approve the M.A. degree program in Cross-Cultural Studies. (a) Meeting #97
  • Motion to delete the Ed.S. (a) Meeting #97
  • Motion to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics. (a) Meeting #98
  • Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements. (a) Meeting #98
  • Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Dental Assistant. (a) Meeting #99
  • Motion to approve the Certificate and A.A.S. degree program in Tribal Management. (a) Meeting #99
  • Motion to approve a new integrated B.S./M.S. degree program in Computer Science. (a) Meeting #100
  • Motion to approve a M.A. degree program in Administration of Justice. (a) Meeting #101
  • Motion to approve the B.A. degree in Elementary Education. (a) Meeting #101
  • Motion to approve the Ph.D. degree program in Engineering. (a) Meeting #102
  • Motion to approve the M.S. degree program in Computational Physics. (a) Meeting #102
  • Motion to approve the A.A.S. in Process Technology. (a) Meeting #102

1999-2000

  • Motion to amend the A.A. degree requirement. (a) Meeting #90
  • Motion to approve an Accounting Technician Certificate. (a#) Meeting #91
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the M.A.T. in Geology. (a) Meeting #91
  • Motion to approve an M.A. in Rural Development. (a) Meeting #91
  • Motion to approve the Certificate and AAS degree concentration in Emergency Medical Services. (p) Meeting #93
  • Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements.(a) Meeting #94
  • Motion to approve the deletion of the B.A. & B.S. in Education & Exercise Science. (a) Meeting #95
  • Motion to amend the policy on Minors available for the B.A. degree. (a) Meeting #95

1998-1999

  • Motion on diploma size--FAILED. (f) Meeting #83
  • Motion to approve the MFA degree program in Art. (a#*) Meeting #85
  • Motion to approve the establishment of a new degree, the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. (a#) Meeting #88
  • Motion to amend the minimum requirements for the Master's degrees. (#a) Meeting # 88

1997-1998

  • Motion to refer the Certificate program in Microcomputer Support Specialist to the Curricular Affairs Committee. (-) Meeting #76
  • Motion to refer the A.A.S. in Microcomputer Support Specialist to the Curricular Affairs Committee. (-) Meeting #76
  • Motion to approve the Certificate program in Microcomputer Support\ Specialist. (a) Meeting #77
  • Motion to approve the A.A.S. in Microcomputer Support Specialist. (a) Meeting #77
  • Motion to approve the Ph.D. program in Marine Biology. (a) Meeting #77

1996-1997

  • Motion to approve the AAS in Apprenticeship Technology. (a) Meeting #65
  • Motion to amend the Associate of Arts requirements to allow the use of 9 credits in ASL to substitute for one required core course and one elective courses. (a) Meeting #66
  • Motion to approve new programs in Health Technology including an AAS in Medical Assistant and two Certificates in Medical/Dental Reception and Phlebotomy & Laboratory Assisting. (a) Meeting #68
  • Motion to approve new Certificate in Applied Business. (a) Meeting #68
  • Motion to approve the MS & PhD in Environmental Chemistry. (a) Meeting #70
  • Motion to approved the minimum requirements for Master's Degrees. (a) Meeting #71

1995-1996

  • Motion to approve the deletion of the M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration. (a) Meeting #61
  • Motion to approve the B.F.A. in Theatre. (a) Meeting #61

1994-1995

  • Motion to approve changes to the M.A. in Professional Communication. (a) Meeting #53

1993-1994

  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Technology degree requirements in the area of specialization. (a) Meeting #46
  • Motion to approve the Program Deletion of the A.A.S. in Financial Institutions Management. (a) Meeting #47
  • Motion to amend the residency credit requirement for the Associate and Baccalaureate Degree. (a) Meeting #47
  • Motion to delete university-wide requirement for demonstrated competence in a foreign language or research tool for the Ph.D. degree. (a) Meeting #49

1992-1993

  • Motion to approve the Certificate in Rural Human Services. (a) Meeting #38
  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Music degree requirements to include the Core Curriculum requirements. (a) Meeting #38

1991-1992

  • Motion to approve the AAS in Native Language Education. (a) Meeting #32
  • Motion to approve the Certificate program in Native Language Education. (a) Meeting #32
  • Motion to approve the Minor in Women's Studies. (a) Meeting #32
  • Motion to approve the Minor in Film Studies. (a) Meeting #32
  • Motion to approve the BA in Spanish Studies. (p) Meeting #32
  • Motion to approve the BA in Japanese Studies. (p) Meeting #32
  • Motion to approve the AAS in Paralegal Studies. (a) Meeting #32

1990-1991

  • Motion to approve the Master of Arts in Northern Studies degree program. (a) Meeting #21
  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements. (a) Meeting #22
  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. (*) Meeting #22
  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Science degree requirements. (*) Meeting #22
  • Postpone action on proposed revisions to the AAS degree requirements until the BT degree requirements are considered by the Senate. (-) Meeting #22
  • Postpone action on the proposed revisions to the AAS degree requirements relating to sub-100 level courses until the BT degree requirements are considered. (-) Meeting #22
  • Motion to accept Associate of Arts degree requirements. (a) Meeting #23
  • Motion to amend the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. (a) Meeting #23
  • Motion to amend the Associate of Applied Science degree requirement to require that all credits must be at 100 level or above. (a) Meeting #23
  • Motion to amend the policy regarding effective date of degree. (a) Meeting #ac91
  • Motion that the BT shall be included as a degree option for the interdisciplinary major. (a) Meeting #24
  • Motion that the AAS shall be included as a degree option for the interdisciplinary major. (a) Meeting #25
  • 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
  • Recommend that American Sign Language be included as a foreign language alternative in the post-core BA & BS degree requirements. (-) Meeting #25
  • Refer to Curricular Affairs for further review the resolution on interdisciplinary studies procedures. (-) Meeting #26
  • Motion to amend the Bachelor of Technology degree requirements. (*) Meeting #27
  • Approve the catalog description of program requirements for degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. (-) Meeting #27

1989-1990:

  • Motion to require at least 15 hours for Minor coursework. (a) Meeting #17

1988-1989:

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