Faculty Contract Dates

AY 2018-19

August 12, 2018 – May 11, 2019

AY 2019-20

August 11, 2019 – May 9, 2020

AY 2020-21

August TBA, 2020- May TBA, 2021

AY 2021-22

August TBA, 2021- May TBA, 2022

-University bargaining unit members are no longer required to either join a union or pay agency fees.

-The University will no longer require or deduct agency fees. Additionally, agency fees not already transmitted to the union will be refunded, as appropriate.

-The University will continue to deduct union membership dues unless an employee revokes his/her payroll deduction using a revocation form.

For more information, please visit the Janus FAQ page.

The Faculty Role At UAF

The following are descriptions of and links to resources around your role and responsibilities as a faculty member at UAF. Institutions can be hard to navigate, but the Faculty Development Team is here to help. Get in touch if you have questions!

 

New Faculty Orientation

The Provost’s Faculty Development Team conducts a new faculty orientation each Fall. Please contact Sarah Stanley with questions.

Useful links for new faculty:

Open Benefits Enrollment
Computer Help (OIT)
Software Downloads
UA eMail Accounts
Graphics for Print and Web (UAF logos)  
Parking Permits & Decals
Payroll Information
Retirement Information (PERS)
Faculty Benefits Orientation

UNAC Faculty Contracts & Workloads

For access to the collective bargaining agreement, workload and annual review templates, and appointment letters and contracts, see this page for complete information.

Memo regarding UNAC Faculty Time Off Guidelines

American Association of University Professors

UAF Faculty Senate Statement of Professional Ethics

Promotion, Tenure & Sabbatical

If you plan to stand in AY19-20 for promotion review, or tenure review prior to your mandatory year, you must notify your dean and/or director in writing of your intent to do so no later than May 11, 2019.  

For more information about the requirements and processes around promotion and tenure, go here

For information on Sabbatical requests and necessary forms, see this page.  

UAF Blue Book

UAF Policies and Regulations for the Appointment and Evaluation of Faculty can be found in in what is referred to as the “Blue Book.” Other Faculty Senate policies and procedures can be found here

2019 Approved Blue Book

Faculty 180

Faculty 180 is an activities reporting and evaluation processing software tool developed by Data 180.  Annual Activities Reports are no longer submitted via paper forms. 

Resources and deadlines as well as training videos can be found on the Faculty 180 website

For account access questions or issues, you may contact Michelle Strickland at uaf-faculty180@alaska.edu or (907) 474-2764.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of self-analysis and peer review that assures educational quality and encourages purposeful improvement through evaluations based on institutional mission, accepted academic standards, and expectations of the public. Extensive information is can be found on this site

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

2013 NWCCU Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Assessment and program review are two related but distinct processes aimed at evaluating academic program quality, and both are required in order to maintain UAF’s accreditation. 

Learning Outcomes Gateway Resource

Instructions and Templates for SLOA

Program Review

Academic program review is designed to meet the standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the regional accrediting organization that oversees UAF, as well as to comply with University Regulation 10.06.010.B.  Every academic program at UAF undergoes review at least once during a five-year cycle.  

Program Review Resources

Is it Research or Program Assessment?

 

Faculty Senate

Faculty have traditionally played a key role in shared governance and academic collegiality of institutions of higher education. The UAF Faculty Senate, established in January 1988, consists of 39-42 faculty members elected proportionally from the faculty of each college and school. In addition to the monthly meetings, the standing and permanent committees meet regularly to carry out the majority of the work.

Student Course Evaluations

Students play an integral role in the academic life of UAF by providing their opinions on courses and instructors through the Blue evaluation system. The data collected with Blue serve the important purpose of assessing the didactical offering, as a component of the promotion and tenure process, and as a guidance to improve courses and hone faculty’s teaching techniques. 

Additional Resources

Even if you’ve worked at UAF for decades, the institutional landscape is always changing. It’s easy to lose track of resources or to not even know they exist.  If this page doesn’t answer one of your questions, be sure to ask a member of the Provost’s Faculty Development Team. 

 

Research, Grants & Contracts

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is America’s Arctic University. UAF researchers find solutions to Arctic challenges. UAF is one of only a handful of institutions in the country can claim the triple crown status of Land, Sea and Space Grant Institution.

As a University that us funded through a large number of research grants, the Office of Research Integrity is available to help you conduct safe and ethical research. 

Research Home

Office of Research Integrity

Office of Grants and Contracts

eCampus Support

UAF eCampus is an academic support unit providing end-to-end services for students and faculty taking or teaching courses that are partially or fully online. The extent of services and opportunities available for faculty is broad and most services extend to regular face-to-face faculty as well. 

The Instructional Design Team at UAF is comprised of highly experienced curriculum developers who can help with just about any aspect of your teaching practice.

eCampus Faculty Services

Faculty Support Team 

Student-Facing eCampus Site

Course & Program Approval Process

UAF now uses a program called “Courseleaf” to consider changes proposed to existing courses and programs and establishing new offerings. The process can be daunting and it’s important to be aware of deadlines:

Deadline of 1st Friday in November:

  • New Courses
  • Course Change
  • Course Compression
  • Course Drop

Deadline of 1st Friday in October:

  • New Program
  • New Minor
  • Occupational Endorsement
  • Program Change
  • Program Deletion

See the Academic Course & Degree Procedures Manual.

Incident Resources

Should an incident occur that affects you or a student, the following links may help you navigate the reporting landscape.

Incident Reporting
Protection of Minors
Title IX Reporting
Unsafe Condition Report
Student Misconduct
Equity and Compliance 
HR- Employee Relations (BOR Policy, pdf)
Dispute and Grievance Resolution (BOR Policy, pdf)
Faculty Grievance Policy- CBA (pdf)
MEMO: Immediate Reporting of Incidents (2018)

Student Accommodations

UAF provides higher education for a large population of non-traditional students and is committed to providing quality access to all students. Disability Services provides a number of accommodation forms that may be of assistance to you and your students.

Disability Services Forms and Contact Info

Student Academics & Regulations

To encourage a positive learning environment and high academic standards, universities establish specific scholastic requirements and community rules. At UAF, academic regulations address issues such as grading, academic standing, and student rights and responsibilities. Since policies change from time to time, it’s important for students to stay informed about current requirements. By enrolling at UAF, a student agrees to abide by university rules, regulations and academic standards.

The Center for Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

Regulations and Academic Resources for Students

MOA/MOU Resources

You may at some point need information and guidance for agreements with entities external to UAF, regardless of whether the agreement is originating here at UAF or if it originated with the other university, agency, or entity.

Find resources to help you to draft an agreement or contact the offices necessary to set up an agreement, and to get approval from all necessary parties for your agreement. To see a flowchart overview of the process click HERE.

MOU/MOA Resource Page

All Academic Programs

When working with students, it helps to be aware of the breadth of degree and certificate programs offered by our institution. Recruiting new students is a collective responsibility and we should all advocate for UAF as an option for students. 

All Degree Programs

Recruitment Powerpoint – Academics and Student Life

A to Z at UAF

Looking for something but you’re not sure what? This page is a rich resource with links to just about every department, initiative, and resource at UAF. Even if you’ve worked at UAF for a while, you may not be aware of everything we offer and the incredible resources that are here for you. 

A to Z at UAF