The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


WHEREAS, The UAF rifle team is the only collegiate sports team in 
	Alaska to ever bring home a number one National Collegiate 
	Athletic Association title, and 

WHEREAS, The Nanooks successfully defended their national 
	championship title for the third year in a row, and an 
	unprecedented fourth time in less than a decade during 
	competitions at Ohio State March 10, 2001.

WHEREAS, Sophomore Matt Emmons led the way winning both the air 
	rifle and smallbore individual national titles, and 

WHEREAS, individual honors went to Emmons and teammates Melissa 
	Mulloy and Karl Olsson who were named first team All-Americans 
	in both air rifle and smallbore, and

WHEREAS, Per Sandberg was named first team for smallbore and second 
	team air rifle, and Grant Mecozzi was also named first team air 
	rifle and second team smallbore and Amber Darland was named 
	second team for both air rifle and smallbore, and 

WHEREAS, All six of the qualifiers finished in the top ten individually and 
	the top four places in the smallbore.

WHEREAS, During the 2000-2001 season the team shattered the team 
	smallbore record and Emmons set two new individual national 
	records including a perfect 400/400 in the air rifle event, and 
	Mulloy finished out her UAF rifle career by attaining the second 
	highest team average after coming back from the Olympic games 
	last fall.

WHEREAS, Also making contributions to the season were junior John 
	Holz, sophomore Ginny Schlichting, and freshmen Karen Gerde.

WHEREAS, Seven UAF athletes qualified for All Academic honors and led 
	the team to the top rifle team grade point average in the nation, 

WHEREAS, The success of our students is a major strength of UAF, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate wishes to 
	recognize the outstanding student athletes achievement of the 
	UAF Rifle Team.


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


WHEREAS, UAF's College Bowl team thrashed four of the most powerful 
	administrators on campus in a warmup match in February by a 
	score of 370-85, and 

WHEREAS, UAF's College Bowl team, composed of Tina Buxbaum, Nick 
	Palso, Joe Hardenbrook, David Jessup, and William Bourke recently 
	returned from the Association of College Unions International 
	Region 14 tournament where they beat prestigious competitors 
	to place second, and 

WHEREAS, In the first round of competition UAF prevailed over the 
	University of Washington 245 to 130, and 

WHEREAS, UAF won 160 to 60 over the University of Idaho in the final 
	round of the Round Robin play, and 

WHEREAS, In single elimination UAF defeated Idaho State and Whitworth 
	College, and 

WHEREAS, After going undefeated most of the day UAF lost to 
	Washington in best two out of three matches to finish the College 
	Bowl tournament in second place, now 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate wishes to 
	recognize the outstanding student academic achievement of the 
	UAF College Bowl Team.


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks 
	provides a mechanism whereby the faculty participate in the 
	academic decision making of the University of Alaska system; and 

WHEREAS, through committee representation the UAF faculty 
	participated in the selection of projects to fulfill UA initiatives at 
	the campus and system level, and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents operating budget request includes 
	funding for those program initiatives approved by the faculty 
	through the shared governance process, and 

WHEREAS, full funding of the Board of Regents operating budget 
	request last year was a great beginning toward rebuilding UAF, 
	and the legislature and the Governor should be applauded for their 
	efforts thus far, and 

WHEREAS, the long term goals of the initiative process cannot be 
	maintained at an appropriate rate needed by the university and by 
	the state to restore UAF to the level of other land grant, doctoral 
	universities without full funding of the Board of Regents FY2002 
	operating budget request, now 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate thanks the 
	Governor for including the Board of Regents operating budget 
	request in his FY2002 budget request, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate urges the 
	Alaska State Legislature, and in particular, the Alaska State 
	Senate to fully fund the Board of Regents operating budget 
	request for FY2002.  


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend Article III, Section 2 of the 
UAF Faculty Senate Constitution as follows:

[[  ]]  =  Deletions
CAPS =  Additions

	ARTICLE III - Membership

Sect. 2	Voting members of the Senate must EITHER hold academic 
		rank [[and must be]] WITH full-time CONTINUING 
		APPOINTMENT AT [[permanent employees of]] the 
		University of Alaska FAIRBANKS OR HOLD SPECIAL 
		OR 'TERM'.

	EFFECTIVE:  	Upon Chancellor approval

	RATIONALE:  	The number of research faculty on campus has 
		increased in recent years.  Members of this faculty group 
		seek participation in faculty governance as well as 
		representation on the Faculty Senate.  This change 
		accommodates this group of faculty.


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a M.A. degree program in 
Administration of Justice which includes eight new courses.  

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2001 or 
			Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #52-60 on file in 
			the Governance Office, 312 Signers? Hall.


	(Submitted by Justice)
52.	NEW PROGRAM:  MA, Administration of Justice - Effective Fall 
	2001 or upon BOR approval.  
53.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 605 - Administration and Management of 
	Criminal Justice Organizations (3+0) 3 credits; offered via 
	Internet; offered every Fall; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR 
54.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 610 - Ethics in Criminal Justice Management 
	(3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Spring; 
	effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval.
55.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 615 - Justice Program Planning/Evaluation 
	and Grant Writing (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered 
	every Spring; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval.
56.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 620 - Personnel Management in Criminal 
	Justice (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered Summer, 
	As Demand Warrants; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval.
57.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 625 - Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice 
	Management (3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered 
	every Fall; first offered Fall 2002; effective Fall 2001 or 
	upon BOR approval.
58.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 630 - Media Relations and Public Relations 
	(3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered every Spring; first 
	offered Spring 2003; effective Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval.
59.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 640 - Community/Restorative Justice 
	(3+0) 3 credits; offered via Internet; offered Summer, 
	As Demand Warrants; first offered Summer 2003, effective 
	Fall 2001 or upon BOR approval.
60.	NEW COURSE:  JUST 690 - Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal 
	Justice Policy (3+0) 3 credits; offered Summer, As Demand 
	Warrants; first offered Summer 2003, effective Fall 2001 
	or upon BOR approval.


Executive Summary
M.A., Administration of Justice

The Department of Justice, College of Liberal Arts, University of Alaska 
Fairbanks, requests approval of a Master of Arts Degree in 
Administration of Justice to be implemented in Fall Semester, 2001.

Alaska, like states throughout the United States, is faced with an 
increasing demand on the services of its criminal justice system. There 
is the realization that no one unit of government or public organization 
can successfully address the issue of providing public safety and 
response to criminal activity. To illustrate this realization, in 1995 
Governor Tony Knowles directed that a group of his cabinet members 
meet on a regular basis for the purpose of coordinating efforts in the 
area of criminal justice planning. From this group's efforts the Final 
Report of the Alaska Criminal Justice Assessment Commission was 
published in May 2000. The Report contained a sweeping array of 
proposals. Upon close study one commonality emerges ? a call for 
creative and effective management in the administration of Alaska's 
Criminal Justice System. 

The M.A. Degree in Administration of Justice will bring the resources of 
the University of Alaska to serve in the State's efforts. The course of 
study is suitable for those personnel who are currently policy makers, 
administrators, or managers in the criminal justice system. Additionally, 
the Degree will be attractive to those who wish to better prepare 
themselves for entry into the system or for promotion within. Of special 
note, there will be a focus on the Administration of Justice in Alaska's 
rural communities ? an area where the Justice Department has 
established expertise and which meets a major goal of the University of 
Alaska, Fairbanks. Rigorous academic standards will be maintained 
through a faculty who are experienced, successful instructors having 
recognized expertise and experience in their area of instructional 

To address the criminal justice needs throughout the State, the M.A. 
Degree will offer the majority of its courses through the internet, and 
will compliment those courses with a one week intensive capstone 
course conducted on the UAF campus. Over the past 21 years the 
Justice Department has graduated an average of 25 students a year. 
Many of these students have entered the justice professions as police 
officers, correctional officers, probation officers, and parole officers 
among a variety of other positions. Many of these past graduates are 
now in mid-level management positions throughout Alaska (and in some 
cases outside). Through continued communication with our graduates 
alone, the Justice Department has established an interest in having a 
program delivered by a distance delivery method. Surveys of Justice 
professionals within the State verify this need. The Justice Department 
is recognized for its pioneering efforts in using the internet to deliver 
undergraduate courses. The expertise now contained in the Justice 
Department will be used to develop a unique, innovative degree available 
to anyone who has access to the internet.

The M.A. Degree in Administration of Justice has four major objectives:

1. Provide advanced knowledge and skills to leaders in Alaska's 
criminal justice system to enhance their effectiveness as managers, 
administrators, and policy makers.

2. Create a communication medium whereby criminal justice 
personnel can exchange ideas within an academic setting.

3. Establish the Department of Justice, Fairbanks campus, as a 
leader in usage of the Internet to deliver graduate education.

4. Establish the Department of Justice, Fairbanks campus, as a 
recognized locale of expertise for administration of justice in Rural 


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to approve a B.A. degree program in 
Elementary Education which includes eight new courses.  

	EFFECTIVE:  	Fall 2001 and 
			Upon Board of Regents' Approval

	RATIONALE: 	See full program proposal #123-130 on file in 
			the Governance Office, 312 Signers? Hall.


123.	NEW DEGREE PROGRAM:  BA, Elementary Education - The central 
	components of the degree include:  subject area coursework in 
	designated core requirements; additional subject areas course 
	work important for successful teaching at an elementary level; 
	integrated set of education courses and fieldwork experience; a 
	capstone year-long school internship with a mentor teacher with 
	concurrent enrollment in professional coursework; 127 credits; 
	includes seven new courses; effective Upon BOR Approval.
124.	NEW COURSE:  ED 110 - Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century 
	(1+0) 1 credit; offered Fall & Spring; graded Pass/Fail; first 
	offered Fall 2001.  
125.	NEW COURSE:  ED 466 - Internship and Collaborative Student 
	Teaching (1+0+25) 3 credits; offered Fall; first offered 
	Fall 2002.  
126.	NEW COURSE:  ED 467 - Portfolio Development I (1+0) 1 credit; 
	offered Fall; first offered Fall 2002.  
127.	NEW COURSE:  ED 468 - Internship and Student Teaching 
	(1+0+40) 6 credits; offered Spring; first offered Spring 2003.  
128.	NEW COURSE:  ED 469 - Portfolio Development II (1+0) 1 credit; 
	offered Spring; first offered Spring 2003.  
129.	NEW COURSE:  EDSE 422 - Curriculum and Strategies II:  High 
	Incidence (3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; first offered 
	Spring 2002.  
130.	NEW COURSE:  EDSE 482 - Inclusive Classrooms for All Children 
	(3+0) 3 credits; offered Fall & Spring; first offered Spring 2002.  


Executive Summary
B.A., Elementary Education

There is a well-documented and critical need for teachers in Alaska, and 
the University of Alaska system has the opportunity to respond to this 
need.  The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is a new 
undergraduate degree that will provide students on the Fairbanks 
Campus and in rural remote sites with the coursework and classroom 
experiences necessary to be eligible for an elementary teacher 
certificate.  The integrated major/minor degree requirements are 
designed to prepare students to meet national and state standards for 
quality teachers, and to meet standards that recognize, respect and 
build upon the unique cultural, linguistic and geographic factors specific 
to the Alaska context.  All students will be assessed relative to NCATE 
standards, the Alaska Teacher Standards, the Alaska Student Content 
Standards, and the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools. 

As a public institution, and as the state?s land-, sea- and space-grant 
institution, the University of Alaska has a responsibility to respond to 
the interests and needs of the people of Alaska.  Close working 
relationships between the K-12 public education system and the state?s 
higher education system are essential for the social and economic well-
being of our state. 

A series of recent reports issued by The Kellogg Commission on the 
Future of State Land-Grant Universities examines the need for land-
grant universities to re-assess their role relative to public school 
education and local communities.  In the January/February 2001 issue 
of Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, the authors of the lead 
article "Rethinking the Land-Grant Research University" state that:

	Typically, research universities' interaction with K-12 schools 
	has been the province of Schools of Education. . . .A more robust, 
	inclusive engagement is needed today between university and 
	K-12 faculty in order to build the kind of understanding, 
	collaboration, respect, and innovation that will be needed to 
	improve K-12 student achievement. . . . The land-grant research 
	university will [need to] take active steps to incorporate collegial 
	partnerships with the K-12 system as an integral part of its 
	missions of teaching, research and public service. (Parker, 
	Greenbaum & Pister, pp. 12-17)

The new undergraduate degrees for elementary teacher preparation at 
each of the UA major campuses are a direct response to the stated 
mission of the University of Alaska which is to "address the needs of the 
North and it?s diverse peoples."  There clearly is a "need" in Alaska for 
teachers--and for teacher preparation programs that prepare people to 
professionally and respectfully work in our unique Northern context with 
Alaska?s diverse peoples--i.e., with students and families from all ethnic, 
cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 

In addition to supporting the Mission of the University of Alaska, the 
new BA in Elementary Education at UAF directly responds to, and 
supports, each of the six primary goals in the final draft of the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Strategic Plan.  This is accomplished 
through the following:  (1) academic content requirements and the 
necessary collaboration across several UAF academic units; (2) degree 
requirements for on-going fieldwork in schools and communities; and (3) 
built-in professional development for cooperating teachers and 
administrators and required formal partnerships with schools and 
districts in rural and urban areas. 

*	Be a world leader in arctic research and related graduate education 
_ Provide high quality undergraduate education for traditional and non-
traditional students
_ Form active collaborations with communities, organizations, 
businesses and government to meet identified state, national and global 
_ Be an educational center for Alaska Natives
_ Be a model that demonstrates how gender, racial, and cultural 
diversity strengthen a university and society
_ Be an academic gateway to the North Pacific and the Circumpolar 

Alaska?s comprehensive educational reform effort--i.e., the Alaska 
Quality Schools Initiative--has generated an unprecedented public 
interest in Alaska?s educational system.  At this critical juncture in 
determining educational policy in the state, the University has the 
opportunity to make a long and lasting contribution to the state and to 
its children.  The high level of collaboration among UAA, UAF and UAS 
faculty in the development of three new undergraduate teacher 
education degrees, the interest and support provided by a significant 
number of arts and sciences faculty members, and the prospects for 
increased attention to, and support for, teacher preparation programs 
are reason to believe that the University does indeed have the will to 
respond to the great need to prepare teachers for our unique Alaska 


Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
BA Degree

1.	Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the 
	core curriculum requirements, complete the following:*
	  ANTH/SOC 100X, HIST 100X, PS 100X, MATH 107X*, 
	  ART/MUS/THR 200X, BIOL 100X or BIOL 104X, CHEM 100X
	Students who choose the language option to meet Core 
	Perspectives on the Human Condition requirements, can 
	substitute their language credits only for the ENGL/FL 200X 
	and Ethics Course requirements.)
2. 	Complete the following B.A. Elementary Education degree major 
	requirements in addition to the core curriculum:
  a. 	Complete the following mathematics requirements:*
	  MATH 205--Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 
		(3 credits) 
	  MATH 206--Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 
		(3 credits) 
  b. 	Complete GEOS 100X--Introduction to Earth Science 
	  or GEOS 125X--Humans, Earth and the Environment (4 credits) 
  c. 	Complete the following social sciences requirements:
	  ANTH 242--Native Cultures of Alaska (3 credits)
	  GEOG 101--Introductory Geography (3 credits) 
	   or GEOG 203--World Economic Geography (3 credits) 
	  HIST 131-- History of the U.S. (3 credits) 
	  HIST 461 W--History of Alaska (3 credits) 
	   or HIST 115--Alaska, Land and Its People  (3  credits)
	  PSY 101--Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
	  PSY 245--Child Development (3 credits) 
  d. 	Complete the following humanities requirements:
	1.	Complete one of the following to meet the writing 
		course requirement:
		ENGL 271--Introduction to Creative Writing--Fiction 
		   (3 credits) or ENGL 272--Introduction to Creative 
		   Writing--Poetry (3 credits) or ENGL 314 W, O/2--
		   Technical Writing (3 credits) or JRN 311W--Magazine 
		   Article Writing (3 credits) 
	2.	Complete one of the following to meet the literature 
		course requirement: 
		ENGL 306--Survey of American Literature:  Beginnings to 
		   the Civil War  (3 credits) or ENGL 307--Survey of 
		   American Literature:  Civil War to the Present 
		   (3 credits) or ENGL 308--Survey of British Literature:  
		   Beowulf to the Romantic Period (3 credits) or ENGL 
		   309--Survey of British Literature:  Romantic Period 
		   to the Present (3 credits) or complete another 
		   literature-focus, upper division English course on 
		   approved list (3 credits)
	3.	JRN 486--Media Literacy (3 credits) or JRN 308--Film 
		 and TV Criticism (3 credits)
	4.	LING 101--Nature of Language (3) or LING 303 W,O--
		   Language  Acquisition (3 credits)
  e. 	Technology Skills ? Demonstrated competence (through School 
	of Education assessment) or enrollment in ED 429 Computer 
	Application in the Classroom (3 credits)
  f. 	Complete the following Education Requirements (48 credits)*
	1.	Foundation Coursework and Field Experiences
		ED 110--Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century 
		   (1 credit)
		ED 201--Introduction to Education (3 credits)
		ED 304--Literature for Children (3 credits)
		ED 330--Assessment of Learning (3 credits)
		ED 350--Communication in Cross-Cultural Classrooms 
		   (3 credits) or ANS/ED 420?Alaska Native Education 
		   (3 credits) 
		ED 410W--Foundations of Literacy Development 
		   (3 credits)
		EDSE 422--Curriculum and Strategies II:  High Incidence 
		   (3 credits)
		EDSE 482--Inclusive Classrooms for All Children 
		   (3 credits)
	2.	Capstone Experience:  Professional Internship Year with 
		Integrated Coursework and Internship Requirements
		a.	First Semester of Professional Internship Year
			ED 411-- Reading, Writing, Language Arts:  Methods 
			   and Curriculum Development (3 credits)
			ED 412W--Integrated Social Studies and Language 
			   Arts:  Methods and Curriculum Development 
			   (3 credits)
			ED 413--Mathematics and Science:  Methods and 
			   Curriculum Development (3 credits)
			ED 466 -- Internship and Collaborative Student 	
			   Teaching (3 credits)
			ED 467 -- Portfolio Development I (1 credit)
		b.	Second Semester of Professional Internship Year 
			ED 310--Art, Music and Drama in Elementary 
			   Classrooms (3 credits)
			ED 327--Physical Education and Health in 
			   Elementary Classrooms (3 credits)
			ED 468 (O)--Internship and Student Teaching 
			   (6 credits)
			ED 469--Portfolio Development II (1 credit)
	3. 	Minimum credits required (127 credits)

* Student must earn a C or better in each core communication course 
and in each required mathematics and education course.


Admission Requirements ? BA, Elementary Education
Admission to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as a student seeking a 
BA degree in Elementary Education, provides students with the 
opportunity to enroll in and complete subject area courses and a series 
of education courses that provide a foundation for participation in the 
final Professional Internship Year.  All students, however, must submit 
the materials listed below and meet admission requirements as a 
prerequisite for participation in the Professional Internship Year (i.e., 
prior to enrollment in professional year courses and prior to receiving an 
internship placement in a classroom).  Declaring a BA in Elementary 
Education as one's major does not guarantee acceptance to the 
Professional Internship Year. 

Internships begin in August or September on the date when teachers 
return to school (this varies across districts).  Since internship 
placements are arranged with principals and mentor teachers in the 
spring, all materials necessary for determining admission to the School 
of Education must be submitted by February 15th.  In order to make 
valid and reliable judgments about each applicant?s knowledge, skills and 
dispositions prior to approval for the year-long internship in a classroom 
with elementary children, faculty in the School of Education use multiple 
criteria to make admission decisions. 

The following information must be provided to the Office of Certification 
and Advising in the School of Education by February 15th.
	1.	Transcripts from all institutions attended
	2.	Evidence of completion of all B.A. in Elementary Education 
degree courses (except for those required in the Professional Internship 
Year), with a minimum of a 2.75 overall GPA, a 2.0 in each major 
academic area, and a C or better in the UAF Core communication 
courses and in all required education and math courses.  Students with 
less than a 2.75 overall GPA may be considered for conditional 
admission in special circumstances
	3.	Alaska passing scores from the Praxis I exams in reading, 
writing and math
	4.	Two letters of reference that address qualifications and 
potential as a teacher
	5.	A current and complete resume/curriculum vitae
	6.	Completion of two one-page essays on topics determined 
by the School of Education
	7.	Completion of the Elementary Teacher Education Academic 
Analysis Form and the Life Experiences Form to provide information on 
breadth and depth of prior coursework and/or documented life 
experiences relative to ten Alaska Student Content Standard areas.
	8.	Completion of a one to two page autobiographical sketch 
(appropriate for presenting to prospective principals and mentor 
	9.	Completion of extemporaneous writing sample
	10.	Evidence of technology competence at a level appropriate 
for the year-long internship
	11.	Evidence of successful experiences in teaching and learning 
situations based on evaluations from teachers or community members 
who participated in applicant?s previous classroom and community 
fieldwork experiences
	12.	Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and respectfully 
in cross-cultural contexts
	13.	Submission of completed Alaska Student Teacher 
Authorization Packet (including fingerprint cards and criminal 
background check.  Forms are available from the School of Education)
	14.	Interview, when appropriate

* Students are admitted for a specific academic year and must reapply if 
they do not enroll in the year in which they were reviewed.


The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Appeals Policy for 
Academic Decisions as follows:

	EFFECTIVE:  	Immediately

	RATIONALE: 	The Department Chair is the Administrative 
		and Academic Officer of the department and as such 
		has the primary responsibility and authority for:  (1) 
		leadership in developing high quality academic programs 
		which fulfill department, college/school and university 
		objectives;  (2) leadership in the implementation of 
		college and university policies and programs at the 
		department level.  The Department Chair also has the 
		responsibility of acting on student petitions, and 
		addressing student concerns as appropriate.


CAPS  =  Additions
[[   ]]  =  Deletions

Other Than Assignment of Grades

I. 	Introduction

The University of Alaska is committed to the ideal of academic freedom 
and so recognizes that academic decisions (i.e., non-admission to or 
dismissal from any UAF program) are a faculty responsibility.  Therefore, 
the University administration shall not UNDULY influence or affect the 
review of academic decisions THAT ARE A FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY.

The following procedures are designed to provide a means for students 
to seek review of academic decisions alleged to be arbitrary and 
capricious.  Before taking formal action, a student must attempt to 
resolve the issue informally.  A student who files  a written request for 
review under the following procedures shall be expected to abide by the 
final disposition of the review, as provided below, and may not seek 
further review of the matter under any other procedure within the 

II.	Definitions

A. 	As used in the schedule for review of academic decisions, a 
	class day is any day of scheduled instruction, excluding 
	Saturday and Sunday, included on the academic calendar in 
	effect at the time of a review.  Final examination periods are 
	counted as class days.

B. 	"Department Chair" for the purposes of this policy denotes 
	the administrative head of the academic unit offering the 
	course (e.g., head, chair or coordinator of an academic 
	department, or [[the campus director]] DIVISION COORDINATOR 
	OR PROGRAM CHAIR if the faculty member is in the College of 
	Rural Alaska).

C.	The "dean/director" is the administrative head of the college 
	or school offering the course or program from which the 
	academic decision or action arises.  For students at extended 
	campuses the director of the campus may substitute for the 
	dean/director of the unit offering the course or program.

D.	The next regular semester is the fall or spring semester 
	following that in which the disputed academic decision was 
	made.  For example, it would be the fall semester for a final 
	grade issued for a course completed during the previous 
	spring semester or summer session.  The spring semester is 
	the next regular semester for an academic decision made 
	during the previous fall semester.

III. 	Procedures

A.	A student wishing to appeal an academic decision other than 
	a grade assignment must first request an informal review of 
	the decision.  

	1. 	Notification must be received by the Provost within 
		15 days from the first day of instruction of the 
		semester in which the decision takes effect.

	2.	There may be extenuating circumstances when the 
		deadlines cannot be met due to illness, mail disruption, 
		or other situations over which the student may have no 
		control.  In such a case, upon request from the student, 
		the Provost, after review of supporting documentation 
		provided by the student, may adjust the deadlines 
		accordingly.  An extension of the deadline will be limited 
		to one semester but every effort should be made to 
		complete the appeal process within the current 

	3.	The Provost will request the appropriate department 
		chair [[or dean]] to conduct an informal review of the 
		decision. [[and a determination of whether]] THE 
		original decision should be overturned or changed in 
		any way.  [[This review shall take no more than ten 

	4.	The Provost will consult with the student on the 
		department chair?S [[/dean's]] recommendation.  If the 
		student does not find that recommendation acceptable, 
		he/she may request the Provost to conduct a formal 

B.	The formal review will be conducted as follows.  

	1.	This FORMAL review is initiated by the student through a 
		signed, written request to the Provost.  

		a.	The student's request for FORMAL review may 
			be submitted using university forms specifically 
			designed for this purpose and available from the 
			Office of the Provost.

		b.	By submitting a request for a review, the student 
			acknowledges that no additional mechanisms exist 
			within the university for the FORMAL review of the 
			decision,  and that the university's administration 
			influence or affect the outcome of the FORMAL 

		c.	The request for a formal review must be received 
			no later than 10 days after the student has 
			learned the outcome of the informal review (IIIA4).

		d.	The request must detail the basis for the 
			allegation that the decision was made on a basis 
			other than sound professional judgment based 
			upon standard academic policies, procedures and 

	2.	The Provost will appoint a 5 member review committee 
		composed of the following:

		a.	One tenure-track faculty member from the 
			academic unit in which the decision was made.   

		b.	Two tenure-track faculty members from within 
			the college or school but outside of the unit in 
			which the decision was made.  If available, one of 
			these two members will be selected from the 
			members of the UAF Faculty Appeals and 
			Oversight Committee.  

		c.	One tenure track faculty member from outside 
			the college or school in which the decision was 
			made.  If available, this member is to be selected 
			from the members of the UAF Faculty Appeals 
			and Oversight Committee. 

		d.	The fifth member to be appointed by the Provost 
			will be a non-voting student representative.

		e.	The campus judicial officer or his/her designee 
			shall serve as a nonvoting facilitator for appeals 
			hearings.  This individual shall serve in an advisory 
			role to help preserve consistent hearing protocol 
			and records.

		f.	The department chair of the program in which the 
			decision was made will act as the program's 
			monitor of all proceedings.   

	3.	The committee must schedule a mutually agreeable 
		date, time and location for the appeal hearing within 
		10 working days of receipt of the student's formal 

		a.	During this and subsequent meetings, all parties 
			involved shall protect the confidentiality of the 
			matter according to the provisions of the Family 
			Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and 
			any other applicable federal, state or university 

		b.	Throughout the proceedings, the committee will 
			encourage a mutually agreeable resolution.

		c.	The mandatory first item of business at this 
			meeting is for the committee to rule on the 
			validity of the student's request.  Grounds for 
			dismissal of the request for review are:


			[[1]] 2)  This is not the first properly prepared 
				request for appeal.

			[[2]] 3)  The request was not made within the 
				policy deadlines.

		d.	In the event that the committee votes to dismiss 
			the request, a written notice of dismissal must be 
			forwarded to the student, instructor, department 
			[[head]] CHAIR [[and]], dean/DIRECTOR AND 
			PROVOST within five days of the decision, and will 
			state clearly the reasoning for the dismissal of 
			the request.

	4.	Acceptance for consideration of the student's request 
		will result in the following:

		a.	A request for, and receipt of, a formal WRITTEN 
			response from the program DEPARTMENT CHAIR 
			to the student's allegation.

		b.	A second meeting scheduled to meet within 10 
			days of the decision to review the request.

			1)	The student and THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR 
				OR a representative of the program will be 
				invited to attend the meeting.

			2)	The meeting will be closed to outside 
				participation, and neither the student nor 
				THE instructor OR DEPARTMENT CHAIR may 
				be accompanied by an advocate or 
				representative.  Other matters of format 
				will be announced in advance.

			3)	The proceedings will be tape recorded and 
				the tapes will be stored with the campus 
				Judicial Officer.

			4)	The meeting must be informal, non-
				confrontational and fact-finding, where 
				both the student and instructor OR 
				DEPARTMENT CHAIR may provide additional 
				relevant and useful information and can 
				provide clarification of facts for materials 
				previously submitted.

	5.	The final decision of the committee will be made in 
		private by a majority vote.

		a.	Actions which the committee can take if it 
			accepts the student's allegation may include, but 
			are not limited to, the following:

			1)	direct the program INSTRUCTOR OR 
				DEPARTMENT CHAIR to reconsider the 

			2)	provide a final alternative decision.

		b.	The academic decision review committee 
			proceedings will result in the preparation of 
			written findings and conclusions. 

		c.	A formal, written report of the decision must 
			be forwarded to the student, INSTRUCTOR, 
			program/department chair, dean and Provost 
			within five days of the meeting.  The Provost 
			shall then be responsible for communicating 
			the decision to other relevant offices (e.g., 
			Admissions, Registrar).

		d.	The decision of the committee is final.

C.	The entire process must be completed by the end of the 
	semester in which the decision first took effect.  



The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #101 on 
April 2, 2001:


The UAF Faculty Senate opposes the Alaska State Legislature's move to 
re-name the Fairbanks International Airport for William R. Wood.

	RATIONALE:  	Given this former University of Alaska 
president's record as an academic leader in Alaska, both in disregarding 
academic freedom and in disrespecting the indigenous population of 
Alaska, re-naming the Fairbanks airport is both inappropriate and unwise 
at this time.  During the Wood administration, upward of 11 faculty 
members lost their jobs in arbitrary firings, including four popular 
creative writing professors called the "Flying Poets" who were fired 
because they didn't fit the proper "image" the Wood administration 
desired for his university.

	As another example, two science professors lost their jobs in 
connection  with Project Chariot, a scheme by the U.S. Atomic Energy 
Commission to create a deepwater harbor near Point Hope in northwest 
Alaska by detonating up to six thermo-nuclear bombs.  The blast likely 
would have had serious negative effects on Native people and their 
lands.  Expressing one's professional opinion should never be grounds 
for firing faculty at any well-respected university.  For his part, Wood 
never publicly acknowledged any wrongdoing, misgivings or 
misjudgments with regard to such actions, even though he was given 
ample opportunity to do so, and even decades after.  In fact, when the 
two professors were awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the UAF 
faculty in 1993, rather than embracing their heroism and integrity, 
Wood did not attend UAF's commencement ceremony for the first time 
in 32 years.

	The link between academic freedom and respect for the integrity 
of Alaska Native people and their land is significant in this regard, 
particularly in light of recent racially motivated events in Alaska against 

	The UAF Faculty Senate, by adopting this motion, joins the Native 
community and the growing number of groups and individuals, including 
the Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 4, a prominent aviation organization in 
Fairbanks, in opposition to this airport re-naming.  Furthermore, as the 
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported recently, Wood himself opposed 
naming the airport or any other public facility after him upon his death.  
His wishes should be respected.