MINUTES UAF FACULTY SENATE MEETING #98 MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2000 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: Bandopadhyay, S. Amason, A. Box, Mark Butcher, B. Bristow, W. Davis, M. Bruder, J. Garza, D. Curda, L. Kramer, D. Duffy, L. Lin, C. Eicken, H. Mammoon, T. Gardner, J. McBeath, J. Hartman, C. Murray, M. Illingworth, R. Rybkin, A. Lincoln, T. (R. Dupras) Lindahl, M. (C. Read) Mason, J. OTHERS PRESENT: Mortensen, B. Ducharme, J. McLean-Nelson, D. Gregory, G. McRoy, Peter Layral, S. Robinson, T. Lind, M. Rosenberg, J. Reichardt, P. Roth, M. Trabant, T. Shepherd, J. Uzzell, S. Swazo, N. Weber, J. Wiens, J. Zilberkant, E. NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: NON-VOTING MEMBERS ABSENT: Leipzig, J. - Dean, CLA Banks, S. - President, ASUAF Tremarello, A - Registrar Graduate Student, GSO Culbertson, S. -President, UAFSC Collins, J. - Dean, SOM B. The minutes to Meeting #97 (October 30, 2000) were approved as distributed via e-mail. C. The agenda was approved as distributed via e-mail with the addition of a guest speaker, Richard Hacker, under section III. Adoption of the agenda passes the item under the consent agenda. II Status of Chancellor's Office Actions A. Motions approved: 1. Motion to amend Section 3 (Article V: Committees, Permanent) of the Bylaws. 2. Motion to approve the M.A. degree program in Cross-Cultural Studies. 3. Motion to delete the Ed.S. B. Motions pending: 4. Motion recommending that the "Guidelines for the Evaluation Process for Administrators" be adopted. (A request for a 90 day extension was approved by the Administrative Committee) III Comments from Chancellor, Marshall Lind - Chancellor Lind indicated that Governor Knowles held a press release today on next year's budget which included the Board of Regents' request of $16.8 million for the University. This was a result of the Board of Regents' accepting the administrations recommendation for the budget for FY02. In addition, they accepted the capital budget request that included $8 million to complete the UA Museum. The Board of Regents meeting in November went well. One topic which needs a lot of additional work has to do with setting the tuition rate. The rates include an inflationary increase for next year and then a freeze after that. The Board is trying to figure out how to accommodate some of the concerns of the students regarding differentiation between lower division, upper division, and graduate tuition. Chancellor Lind expects further discussion on this topic at future meetings. Chancellor Lind thanked everyone for their comments on the strategic plan. They are trying to incorporate those changes and to develop performance indicators. The deans and directors will be working with faculty to develop performance indicators that make sense. The BP contribution to the University is very substantial. The President and Chancellor are very optimistic with what the University as a system can do with that money. UAF will be a major player in terms of how that money will be utilized. The President and the Board of Regents' is developing a plan. On Thursday, December 14th the Chancellor will be hosting a holiday reception. Everyone is invited to attend. Peter McRoy asked about bottlenecks for the strategic plan. Chancellor Lind indicated that he does not anticipate any problems with the strategic plan. It will fit together nicely with the academic plan and mission plan. Linda Curda thanked the Chancellor for his visit to Bethel. Larry Duffy asked about the $13 million cut in tuition over the next five years that the students are requesting. Chancellor Lind does not see how we can support something of that magnitude. It will slow us down in terms of rebuilding the university. A recent report card of the University did not identify tuition as an area of concern. Comments from Provost, Paul Reichardt - Provost Reichardt distributed a handout titled UAF Academic Plan Outline which is a work in progress. Over 130 initiative ideas were submitted. A group of Deans and Directors met on Wednesday to review those ideas as well as the strategic plan and the mission statement. The question was asked what can we do over the next several years to move UAF forward. This Outline is a draft document which includes three main areas. One is a set of characteristics which we believe we should aspire to; second, is a set of seven areas of emphasis; and the third area is programs of international distinction. We talked about the value of having a handful of programs at UAF that are nationally/internationally recognized for their excellence and accomplishments. Following a writing exercise by members of the group, Paul Reichardt put together a draft document on the areas of emphasis and, based upon his analysis, put together a list of candidates we might consider for programs of distinction. This plan will be revisited at the Provost Council meeting on Wednesday, December 13th. UAF will use this plan in the development of the FY03 budget initiative process. Further discussion of the plan will take place in the fall or in the spring. We have a month to identify elements that UAF will request in the FY03 budget. As has been the case in the past, we are going on the assumption that we will be asking approximately $16-17 million additional dollars in FY03. That request will include half continuing increased expenses and the other half will be for new initiatives. At UAF this will be approximately $8 million. There are 11 systemwide initiative areas and UAF has added one more area in Humanities and Arts. The Provost is asking for faculty to serve on each of the corresponding UAF committees. Committee members will look at the ideas and we can begin identifying what will go into the FY03 budget request. Paul Reichardt also mentioned the death of David Smith over the weekend. A number of faculty are good friends of David and Perry Gilmore. David Smith was the first president of the Faculty Senate. John Leipzig has been appointed the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Peter McRoy asked about the creation of the 11 new committees. Paul Reichardt indicated that UAF needs to pattern our committee structure after the statewide committee structure for the FY03 budget planning process. Larry Duffy indicated they have pushed strongly at the Alliance level for faculty involvement in budgeting and planning. C. Richard Hacker, Faculty Liaison Richard Hacker spoke about his position as Faculty Liaison. He is a faculty member from UAS. He is here on a one year special assignment as a faculty consultant to the President. Richard Hacker attends the President's staff meetings, SAC meetings, Faculty Alliance meetings, a newly developed Distance Education committee meetings, and the Information Technology Council. Norm Swazo asked about the meeting of an ad hoc group of faculty that met with the President in November. Richard Hacker indicated that he was not at that meeting. Jim Gardner spoke about the BP money and the loss of any additional money that previously went to departments and research groups. Paul Reichardt indicated that in his conversation with the President it was understood that this was additional money and we need to document what groups are being told about the funding. Chancellor Lind indicated that through the Presidentıs Council the Chancellor's will be giving some input into the use of the BP money. Reichardt indicated that SAC has not been asked to participate as a group, but as individuals they have been asked for their thoughts. IV Governance Reports A. ASUAF - S. Banks Not available for a report. B. Staff Council - S. Culbertson Not available for a report. C. President's Comments - L. Duffy Larry Duffy distributed the following as a handout. Presidentsı Report - Larry Duffy The Faculty Alliance is still involved in the initiative process and working on getting more faculty representation of the various working groups. The various MAU education working groups are getting along well and the UAF School of Education will be bring to the Senate a modification of the BAS. The regulation on emeritus professors has been revised in a minor way and I will ask for UAF Senate input on this issue to pass on to the Alliance. Also, this brings up the concept of Distinguished Professor recognition from the Board of Regents. This honor is in policy but is never used. I would like to suggest that a Senate sponsored Ad Hoc Committee recommend to the Chancellor every year several possible names for this honor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Larry Duffy expanded on his written comments stating that information comes to us pretty fast. At the Faculty Alliance level they try to bring it back to individual Senates for comments. In order to get faculty input on the initiative process the Alliance is pushing to get more faculty on each of the statewide committees. Various MAU's are working on the Education issue and are moving forward with a modified BAS program. The Senate may want to think about having the School of Education take over the program overview for the BAS. John Leipzig spoke about an upcoming meeting of the SOEd. and CLA to discuss this issue. The issue of emeritus professors has come up in the review of current policy. Any comments should be directed to the Faculty Affairs Committee who will be looking at this in terms of current UAF practice. Also in the Board of Regents policies is a Distinguished Professor status. Larry Duffy would like to discuss this as a method of honoring our outstanding faculty. Peter McRoy indicated that this issue was discussed at the Faculty Affairs committee meeting last week. There are some specifically endowed chairs that fall into this category and they did not feel there needed to be another category of faculty. Larry Duffy further spoke about Banner's capability for a faculty system and asked what should be included. V Consent Agenda A. Motion to amend the BBA degree requirements, submitted by Curricular Affairs The motion was approved with the adoption of the agenda. MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements to the following: [[ ]] = Deletion CAPS = Addition BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION All majors must earn a "C" or better in all Common Body of Knowledge courses, department-specific general requirements, major specific requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements. Core Curriculum Requirements 38-39 credits B.B.A. Degree Requirements 82-85 credits Complete the following in addition to the core: Mathematics: MATH 161 Algebra for Business and Economics 3 credits (Math 262 should be taken to complete the mathematics requirement for the core.) Social Science and Statistics (10 credits): STAT 200 Elementary Probabilities and Statistics 3 credits ECON 200 Principles of Economics 4 credits ECON 227 Intermediate Statistics for Economics and Business 3 credits Common Body of Knowledge (31-34 credits): AIS 101 Effective Personal Computer Use Or Demonstrated Computer Literacy 0-3 credits ACCT 161 And 262 Accounting Concepts & Uses 6 credits AIS 310 Introduction to Information Systems 3 credits OR AIS 316 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS BA 325 Financial Management 3 credits BA 330 Legal Environment of Business 4 credits BA 343 Principles of Marketing 3 credits BA 360 Production/Operations Management 3 credits BA 390 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 credits BA 462 Corporate Strategy 3 credits ECON 324 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON 350 Money and Banking 3 credits Major complex* at least 27 credits Minor complex** (optional) 15 credits or more Electives 11 or more credits Minimum credits required for degree 123 credits Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300 level or higher) courses. *Departmental requirements for majors may exceed the minimum indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog. **Requirements for minors may exceed 15 credits. Specific requirements are listed in the Degree and Programs section of the catalog. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2000 Upon Chancellor's Approval RATIONALE: Changes are a result of a proposed new course (AIS 316) and is contingent upon approval of AIS 316. ******************** VI New Business A. Motion to replaced the existing Dual Enrollment policy with a new Secondary Student Enrollment policy, submitted by Curricular Affairs Ron Illingworth spoke about the proposed changes. The committee felt that it did not want to treat one category of students differently from all other students. Students have to meet appropriate course prerequisites and have permission of the instructor. This policy is for students enrolling in individual courses, not for admission to the University. After general discussion from senate members, the motion passed with 3 nays. MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to replace the current High School Enrollment Policy with the following: CURRENT POLICY --------------------- High School Students UAF offers three opportunities for high school students to enroll in university classes: dual enrollment, the AHEAD program and TECH PREP. For information on these programs please contact your high school guidance counselor or the UAF Admissions counselor phone (907) 474-7500 or (800) 478-1823, or web www.uaf.edu/admred/ admissions/docs/highschool/. Dual Enrollment The dual enrollment program allows high school students to register for UAF classes. This program is open to the following: * High school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above may register for two classes for a maximum of six credits. * High school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.5 may register for one class. * High school juniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above may register for one class. * All other students are encouraged to contact the director of Admissions for information on course enrollment at UAF. *High school students may enroll in vocational and developmental courses, depending upon program requirements, after obtaining approval signatures from their parent (guardian), high school official, the instructor of the class, and the appropriate university program coordinator. Pick up a Dual Enrollment Application Form (valid for one semester) from your high school counseling office. You must file an application for each semester you wish to attend. Note: enrollment in UAF courses through the Dual Enrollment program does not constitute admission to the university. PROPOSED POLICY ----------------------- Secondary School Students UAF offers three opportunities for secondary students to enroll in university classes: secondary student enrollment, the AHEAD program, and TECH PREP. For information on these programs please contact your high school guidance counselor, your local rural campus, or the UAF Admissions Office, phone (907) 474-7500 or (800) 478-1823, or web www.uaf.edu/admred/admissions/docs/highschool/. Secondary Student Enrollment The secondary student enrollment process allows secondary students to register for UAF classes. A student meeting course prerequisites may enroll in university courses with permission of the instructor. Secondary students must consult their appropriate school district officials and school counselors prior to registration for approval if they wish to use university courses to meet high school graduation requirements. Registering for courses at UAF establishes a permanent academic record that will reflect student academic performance in all courses attempted. Note: enrollment in UAF courses as a secondary student does not constitute formal admission to the university for the purposes of earning a certificate or degree. AHEAD Program Remains the same. TECH PREP Opportunities Remains the same. EFFECTIVE: Immediately RATIONALE: This motion clarifies the process necessary for the enrollment of secondary students into courses at UAF and removes obstacles from students who are eager to learn. Additionally, it allows us to treat these students the same way we treat older students who just sign up for a course or two. Streamlining this process will serve to encourage participation by secondary students who would profit from UAF courses. There are no changes to the AHEAD Program or the Tech Prep program. ******************** B. Motion to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics, submitted by Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee The motion was brought before the Senate from the committee and was seconded by Norm Swazo. Jim Gardner spoke about the new MS degree in Statistics which formalizes a program that has existed as an Interdisciplinary Studies program for five years. It does not require any additional faculty. The motion was approved unanimously. MOTION: ====== The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a M.S. degree program in Statistics. EFFECTIVE: Fall 2001 or Upon Board of Regents' Approval RATIONALE: See full program proposal #40 on file in the Governance Office, 312 Signers' Hall. *************** Executive Summary M.S., Statistics To properly manage the State's renewable and non-renewable resources and advance scientific enquiry requires the careful application of statistical methods. The creation of a master's program in Statistics at the UAF Department of Mathematical Sciences (the only such master's program in the State of Alaska) will help supply locally trained biometricians and consulting statisticians for employment in Alaska. The Department of Mathematical Sciences at UAF has successfully run an interdisciplinary master's program in applied statistics for five years, and seeks only to formalize the program. The creation of a master's program in Statistics will thus incur no additional costs, while the program will supply University researchers and State agencies access to highly qualified graduate students in Statistics. The Masters in Statistics is meant to prepare students for careers in applied statistics. Graduates of the program could be labeled quantitative biologist, biometricians, quantitative geologists, geostatisticians, psychometricians, epidemiologists or mathematical statisticians, depending upon their specific coursework. As an organizing principle of the program, we will ensure that all students meet the requirements of successful employment as a biometrician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and will qualify for the State of Alaska's Biometrician register. In addition, this program will prepare students to enter a Ph.D. program in Statistics. The program combines core courses in statistical theory with elective courses in statistical methodology. In addition, each student will take electives in one or more of mathematics, biology, fisheries, wildlife, geology, forestry, marine sciences, economics or other applied sciences. Doctoral students in these areas may pursue the Masters in Statistics simultaneously. The program is intended to take two academic years to complete. It is designed to work especially well as a joint program for Ph.D. students in the sciences. This program has been a successful interdisciplinary graduate program since its inception in 1996. The ten graduates of the graduate program have all been successful in obtaining employment. ******************** VII Committee Reports A. Curricular Affairs - R. Illingworth A report was attached to the agenda. B. Faculty Affairs - P. McRoy A report was attached to the agenda. 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 The following report was distributed as a handout. MINUTES of The Developmental Studies Committee November 16, 2000 Attending: Barbara Adams, Nancy Ayagarak, Patty Baldwin, John Bruder, Rich Carr, Lisa Buttrey-Thomas, Marty Getz, Cindy Hardy, Marjie Illingworth, Joe Mason, Jane Weber. The committee met, discussed, and acted on the following items. A/B/No-credit grading option: We have discussed this option for some time as a means of assuring that students who pass DEV classes will do well in the next level. This is particularly a problem for students going from DEVM 105 to Math 107. It does not seem to be as much of a problem for the DEVE/English progression. We discussed concerns that this option could lead to grade inflation, would not be consistent with the university's policy of a 2.0 as "Good Standing," and would address issues in Math but not English. The committee decided to drop discussion of this option and explore other avenues of addressing these issues. DEVM 106: There will be another section of DEVM 106-a transitional class between DEVM 105 and Math 107-Spring semester. Jane reported that this should not overload the 105 classes since it will be geared toward students who drop 107. This, along with appropriate advising for entering math students, may address the 105/107 issue. Apparently, these classes are offered at UAA and UAS as 4-credit classes. The change at UAF was made to accommodate shortened distance delivery times at UAF. We will look into the history of this to see if the 4- credit option can be restored, as it seems more appropriate for student success in these classes. Student Learning Center: Jane and Cindy have been in discussion with Wanda Martin and Provost Reichardt about establishing a Student Learning Center on campus, similar to and in cooperation with the Learning Assistance Center at the Downtown Center. This will be part of a FY03 initiative originating from the Advising Center, proposing this center as an adjunct to the Advising Center. The initiative will propose a physical space for DEV faculty, an administrative assistant, tutoring facilities and trained tutors, and service for students with learning disabilities and developmental-level ESL. We will continue to track the progress of this initiative. AA/AAS requirement changes: The committee discussed the changes to the AA/AAS requirements coming before the Curricular Affairs committee. Members of the committee were concerned that the changes make it more difficult for AAS students to go on to other MAU's by reducing or changing the requirements in English and Math. They also make it more difficult for AAS students wanting to go on to a BA or BS here at UAF. We agreed to draft a memo opposing these changes and send it along to the Curricular Affairs Committee. Accreditation: Members of the committee raised concerns that we have not yet seen an accreditation report. We agreed to put this item on the next meeting's agenda. Placement: John Bruder reported that he has found information on math placement on a website: www.maa.org/pnw Information on English placement may be found on the NCTE website. Next meeting: The next meeting will be December 14, 2000, 1-2:30 p.m. This is a change from a previously announced date, December 12. G. Faculty Appeals & Oversight - G. Chukwu A report was attached to the agenda. Larry Duffy indicated that the Administrative Committee will work with the Provost and Chancellor in resolving the Administrator Evaluation motion. Norm Swazo said that the Faculty Appeals & Oversight Committee forwarded two motion to the Administrative Committee and it was decided to have a conference session with the Chancellor and Provost to work out a modified motion. H. Faculty Development, Assessment & Improvement - T. Robinson A report was attached to the agenda. VIII Public Comments/Questions - Tonya Trabant from Career Services spoke about the Visitor Industry Job Fair that will be happening January 24 and 25. Shannon Uzzell, Student Employment Coordinator, spoke about the development of a student internship program. IX Discussion Items - Larry Duffy asked faculty to review their departmental accreditation notebooks. Faculty representation is needed on the various statewide and UAF committees to review the budget initiatives. X Members' Comments/Questions Peter McRoy indicated that Faculty Affairs has a couple of new issues they will be looking at and would like comments. One is faculty input on search committees. Larry Duffy spoke about federal mandates and compliance issues the University must follow. Norm Swazo suggested that this might be a good topic for the spring department chair workshop. Ron Illingworth spoke about the need to have faculty on faculty search committees. Peter McRoy indicated that the committees are advisory to the Deans and they can appoint anyone they want to the search committees. Ron Illingworth mentioned the prerequisite list that has been going around and it should be back to Ann Tremarello. XI Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 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.