Academic Policy Changes

KEY TO ACTIONS:
 
 f = failed senate/review committee
+ = disapproved in part by committee
# = amended by sen./review committee
a = approved/acknowledged by chancellor’s
office
p = action pending from chancellor’s office
t = action tabled by senate
 
 
w = action withdrawn
* = modified by chancellor’s office
! = disapproved by chancellor’s office
- = no signature/action required
r = referred to committee
^ = pending program approval
s = senate approval
 
2016-2017

(See also Degree Programs)

Policy Item Action Meeting
Motion to amend the attendance policy a# Meeting #218
Motion to authorize Office of the Registrar to change "DF" grade to "Pass" for F698 courses (excludes letter graded courses) a Meeting #218
Motion to approve a new Minor in Tribal Management a Meeting #219
Motion to amend Academic Program Review Process (Revised from 12/05/2016 Motion)  a# Meetings #219 and #222
Motion to approve a new Minor in Ethnobotany  a Meeting #220 
Motion to amend Midterm Grade Reporting policy a# Meeting #221
Motion to approve a new AA in Security Management t Meeting #221
Motion to approve a new Minor in Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies a Meeting #222
Motion moving Ethics to Baccalaureate Requirements, and Library Science to Associate / Baccalaureate Requirements  a Meeting #222
Motion to endorse UAF Student Academic Misconduct Policy a# Meeting #222
Motion to amend admissions policy for pre-majors a Meeting #222
Motion to amend Academic Appeals Policy (other than grades)  a# Meeting #222
Motion on discontinuation of seven specialized Engineering Master's degrees Agreed to discontinuations (24 Ayes; 6 Nays) Special Meeting #223
Motion on discontinuation of BA in Geography Did not agree with discontinuation (25 Nays; 3 Ayes) Special Meeting #223
Motion on discontinuation of AAS in Dental Hygiene Did not agree with discontinuation (19 Nays; 8 Ayes) Special Meeting #223
Motion on discontinuation of BA in Sociology Did not agree with discontinuation (22 Nays; 1 Aye; 1 Abstention) Special Meeting #223
Motion on discontinuation of PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology Did not agree with discontinuation (20 Nays; 10 Ayes) Special Meeting #223
Motion on discontinuation of three Economics programs Did not agree with discontinuations (23 Nays; 2 Ayes; 5 Abstentions) Special Meeting #223
Motion on discontinuation of CES Extension Research Majority vote disagreeing with discontinuation (as amended) Meeting #224
 
2015-2016

(See also Degree Programs)

Policy Item Action Meeting
Motion to replace upper division Oral (O) and Written (W) requirement with Communication Plans within each degree program a Meeting #210
Motion to adopt a classification list system during 2016-17 to meet GERs in lieu of current PHC courses (to take effect in 2016-17; minimum credits specified and intention to retain Ethics stated. a Meeting #210
Motion to revise UAF Catalog statements on academic probation and disqualification to base probation upon cumulative GPA a Meeting #211
Motion to amend Bachelor of Arts, minor requirement options, removing language options which all exist as minors a Meeting #211
Motion to agree to discontinuation of the Master of Electrical Engineering - non-thesis program option to be rolled into the MS EE degree program a Meeting #211
Motion to approve new Master of Arts in Marine Science a Meeting #212
Motion to approve a new Minor in Art History a Meeting #212
Motion to approve a new Minor in Computer Information Technology Specialist a Meeting #212
Motion to agree to discontinuation of the BA and Minor in Russian Studies a Meeting #213
Motion to limit programs to no more than five total courses per program designator code in course classification lists a Meeting #214
Motion to approve a new Minor in Creative Writing a Meeting #214
Motion to agree to discontinuation of the BA in Theatre (a track for Theatre will be included in reorganized Film and Performing Arts program) a Meeting #214

Motion to approve new Graduate Certificate in Resilience and Adaptation

Note: Provost may resubmit to BOR in June 2016.

a Meeting #215
Motion to approve new Minor in Sustainable Agriculture  Meeting #215
Motion to extend submission deadline for degree program Communication Plans to Provost’s Office a Meeting #215
Motion to amend the UAF Grade Appeals Policy a Meeting #215
 
2014-2015
 
2013-2014

(See also  Degree Programs)

 
2012-2013

(See also Degree Programs)

 
2011-2012
Policy Item Action Meeting
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

2010-2011
Policy Item Action Meeting
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).

Download   a PDF Handout:   Table summarizing the "C" grades and their implications [Table summary updated following Meeting #191, May 2013 due to changed "C" grading policy.]

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 amend the academic dismissal policy for graduate students. a Meeting #175
 
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1991-1992

1990-1991

1989-1990 
- No changes to academic policies.
 
1988-1989

1987-1988