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					                                                 Graduate Academic Board
                                                                                                 Agenda

                                          November 19, 2004
                                           9:30 – 11:30 am
                                              ADM 204

I.     Roll Call

( ) Daria Carle          (   ) Chris Mumma                 (   )   John Petraitis     ()
( ) Jocelyn Krebs        (    ) Kate O’Dell                (   )   Rashmi Prasad      ( ) USUAA Vacant
( ) He Liu               (    ) Terri Olson                (   )   Greg Protasel
( ) Kerri Morris         (   ) Peter Olsson                (   )   Toby Widdicombe

II.    Approval of Agenda (page 1-2)

III.   Approval of Meeting Summary – November 12, 2004 (page 3-5)

IV.    Administrative Report
       1. Vice Provost Tom Miller

       2. Interim Director for Graduate Studies Jim Liszka

V.     Chair’s Report

            •     Peter Olsson -Vice Provost Search
            •     Jocelyn Krebs – Faculty Alliance

VI.    Program/Course Action Requests - Second Reading
       A.   CTC
            Add          DN               Certificate, Dietetic Internship

            Add          DN       A692A Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Clinical and Community
                                        Nutrition (2cr)(8+0)

            Add          DN       A692B Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Community Nutrition and
                                        Foodservice Administration (1cr)(4+0)

            Add          DN       A695C Practicum in Clinical Nutrition (4cr)(0+22)

            Add          DN       A695F Practicum in Foodservice Administration (4cr)(0+20)

            Add          DN       A695D Practicum in Community Nutrition (2cr)(0+16)

            Add          DN       A695E Advanced Practicum in Community Nutrition (2cr)(0+16)




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        B.    CAS
             Chg         BIOL   A615   Advanced Comparative Animal Psychology (3cr)(3+0)
                                       (Nov. 12 pg. 5-9)
                                       BIOL A415 Comparative Animal Psychology

VII.    Program/Course Action Request – First Reading

VIII.   Old Business

IX.     New Business
        A. Curriculum Handbook Revision – 1st Reading

             a. Expedited Review

                Program Outcomes/Objectives in catalog copy
                Purge List

X.      Goal and Objective
        A. Report of the Council of Graduate Schools Consultants
           1. Changes to Faculty Senate By-Laws to clarify structure and function of GAB.
              (October 8th Agenda pg. 6-8)

XI.     Informational Items
        Curriculum Log

XII.    Adjournment




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                                                  Graduate Academic Board
                                                                                                 Summary

                                            November 12, 2004
                                             9:30 – 11:30 am
                                                ADM 204

I.         Roll Call

(*)    Daria Carle         ( ) Chris Mumma                  (*)   John Petraitis     ( )
(*)    Jocelyn Krebs       ( ) Kate O’Dell                  (*)   Rashmi Prasad      ( ) USUAA Vacant
(*)    He Liu              (*) Terri Olson                  (*)   Greg Protasel
(*)    Kerri Morris        (*) Peter Olsson                 (*)   Toby Widdicombe

II.        Approval of Agenda (page 1-2)
           Change title BIOL A615 Comparative Animal Physiology
           Approved as amended

III.       Approval of Meeting Summary – October 22, 2004 (page 3-4)
           Approved

IV.        Administrative Report
           1. Vice Provost Tom Miller
                   Post Baccalaureate Certificate – seeking board members interested in helping with the
                   development of new catalog copy and proposed BOR Policy. Education will be
                   proposing a certificate, and more than likely the proposal will be reviewed by both
                   Boards.

           2. Interim Director for Graduate Studies Jim Liszka
                    Had a meeting with Chancellor Maimon and Provost Kassier regarding the joint PhD
                    program in Psychology. The Chancellor met with the Presidents Cabinet earlier in the
                    week to discuss the program development.
                    Graduate Handbook that students can access online, please review and send comments
                    to afjjl@uaa.alaska.edu

V.         Chair’s Report
           Chancellor Maimon – Brief discussion regarding the Psychology joint PhD program. The
           proposal must emphasize the collaboration between the two faculties. The proposal in no way
           alters the mission of UAA and can not be launched if it is going to jeopardize the undergraduate
           or Master’s programs on this campus.

               •   Peter Olsson -Vice Provost Search
                   18+ applicants Phone interviews are going on right now.
               •   Jocelyn Krebs – Faculty Alliance report
                   Alliance is discussing distance education, program outcomes/assessment and how that
                   feeds into Performance Based Budgeting, Statewide standards for 500 level courses
                   (standards already exist in University Regulation 10.04.09), and annual leave time
                   (delinquency) for faculty on grant funding.

VI.        Program/Course Action Requests - Second Reading




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VII.    Program/Course Action Request – First Reading
        A. CTC
           Add         DN           Certificate, Dietetic Internship (packet 1, pg. 1-16)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Change “post-baccalaureate” to “graduate certificate” in both the
                                    Executive Summary and BOR Summary Form
                                 • Executive Summary should have a statement stating that the
                                    program has been running under VE A695 for 10 years
                                 • Catalog copy corrections were suggested.
                                 • Change “Transcripted” to “Graduate” on the Program CAR
                                 • Implementation date should be Fall 2005

           Add         DN     A692A Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Clinical and Community
                                    Nutrition (2cr)(8+0)(packet 1, pg. 17-24)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Start course description with “Seminar”.
                                 • Change “practicums” to “practica” in Justification for Action
                                 • Student Outcomes – See Tom for suggestions
                                 • Lab Form will have to be very specific with the printed materials
                                    fee.

           Add         DN     A692B Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Community Nutrition and
                                    Foodservice Administration (1cr)(4+0)(packet 1, pg. 25-32)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Start course description with “Seminar”
                                 • Student Outcomes – See Tom for suggestions.

           Add         DN     A695C Practicum in Clinical Nutrition (4cr)(0+22)(packet 1, pg. 33-40)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Start course description with “Practicum”.

           Add         DN     A695F Practicum in Foodservice Administration (4cr)(0+20)
                                    (packet 1, pg. 41-48)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Start course description with “Practicum”.

           Add         DN     A695D Practicum in Community Nutrition (2cr)(0+16)
                                    (packet 1, pg. 49-56)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Start course description with “Practicum”.

           Add         DN     A695E Advanced Practicum in Community Nutrition (2cr)(0+16)
                                    (packet 1, pg. 57-64)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                                 • Start course description with “Advanced practicum”.

        B. CAS
           Chg         BIOL   A615  Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology (3cr)(3+0)(pg. 5-9)
                                    BIOL A415 Comparative Animal Physiology (pg. 10-15)
                              Accepted for 1st reading
                               • Prerequisite box on CAR can be unchecked.

VIII.   Old Business



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IX.    New Business
       A. Curriculum Handbook Revision – 1st Reading

           a. Expedited Review

              Program Outcomes/Objectives in catalog copy
              Purge List

X.     Goal and Objective
       A. Report of the Council of Graduate Schools Consultants
          1. Changes to Faculty Senate By-Laws to clarify structure and function of GAB.
             (October 8th Agenda pg. 6-8)

XI.    Informational Items
       Curriculum Log

XII.   Adjournment




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University of Alaska Anchorage

Community & Technical College



  Culinary Arts &Hospitality
    Dietetics & Nutrition




         Proposal for

     Graduate Certificate

      Dietetic Internship




           Tim Doebler
     Director/Asst. Professor
               and
        Carrie King, RD
     Visiting Asst. Professor

        October 19, 2004
                          Table of Contents




      Table of Contents                       1

      BOR Executive Summary                   2

      Transmittal Memorandum                  4

      BOR Summary Form                        6

      Program CAR                             10

      Catalog copy                            11

      Course Curriculum                       13-62




October 19, 2004
University of Alaska New Program Approval


MAU:           University of Alaska Anchorage
               Community and Technical College
               Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Program


                                  Executive Summary


Title and brief description:          Dietetic Internship; a professional graduate
                                      certificate program enabling students to complete
                                      the national supervised practice requirement, thus
                                      qualifying them to take the Registered Dietitian
                                      (RD) exam.

Target Admission date:                Fall 2005


The UAA Division of Culinary Arts and Hospitality requests approval for a 15 credit
graduate certificate in Dietetic Internship.

The Alaska Healthcare Industry is confronted with an increasing need for Registered
Dietitians. With obesity and diabetes reaching alarming and epidemic proportions, both
nationally and within Alaska, there exists a very real and continued demand for
Registered Dietitians.

Previously, under the auspices of the Masters’ in Vocational Education, UAA’s Dietetic
Internship has been training dietitians for 10 years now and has helped 45 interns prepare
for the national registered dietitian exam. Today, approximately 40% of those Registered
Dietitians are employed in Alaska’s Healthcare Industry. UAA’s Dietetic Internship
Program strives to meet Alaska’s demand for Registered Dietitians, however 8-10
statewide jobs go unfilled each year. The potential to grow the program and take
additional interns exists.

There are 12 internship preceptors who generously volunteer their time to train interns at
various sites throughout Alaska. All preceptors give an estimated 300 hours per year to
ensure interns are afforded a “real” learning experience. In addition to training they also
serve on the Preceptor Council and in effect comprise the advisory committee for the
program. Because of this partnership the program remains vital and robust. Of the 150
ADA approved programs in the country, UAA’s program ranks 87th (this success rate is
determined by the number of interns who pass the national exam on the first attempt).

How does the program relate to the Academic Mission of the University of Alaska?
As the comprehensive, metropolitan university, that inspires learning and enriches
Alaska, UAA is the ideal home for Alaska’s only dietetic internship. This is due
in part to the fact that much of Alaska’s healthcare industry and healthcare
administration is located in the greater Anchorage area. Since there are no degree
programs in dietetics in Alaska, the internship serves as a major recruitment tool
for Alaska’s dietetics workforce, drawing applicants from across the country,
including Alaskan students who have gone out of state to pursue a degree in
dietetics. (Currently, 22 program graduates are employed in Alaska
[approximately 50% of the graduates]).

Alaskans would be enriched through improved health and quality of life by filling
jobs for Registered Dietitians in Alaska with qualified graduates.
                              TRANSMITTAL MEMO



To:               UAA Graduate Academic Board
                  CTC Program Improvement & Curriculum Review Committee

From:             Tim Doebler, Director
                  Carrie King, RD, Visiting Asst. Professor

Re:               Graduate certificate/Dietetic Internship

Please find the required documents to establish a Graduate certificate for Dietetic
Internship at the University of Alaska Anchorage, through the Community and Technical
College - Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Division.

Introduction

The Dietetic Internship program at the University of Alaska Anchorage is in its tenth
year and has successfully prepared some 45 interns to become Registered Dietitians
(RD). Some forty percent of these interns have remained in Alaska and have taken
professional positions in Alaska’s healthcare industry. On average, some forty
applications are received each year, but only five interns are accepted.

Industry demand. The Alaskan healthcare industry continues to grow, creating a demand
for dietary professionals. As obesity, diabetes and other diet related disease increase, at
an alarming rate, the demand for registered dietitians also increases. Currently, there are
approximately 8-10 such placement opportunities in the State of Alaska for every dietetic
intern who completes their internship (The Alaska Occupational Outlook to 2006).

Meeting the demand. Currently, the Dietetic Internship program at the University of
Alaska Anchorage is the only such program in the state of Alaska. It is approved by the
American Dietetic Associate (ADA) and provides supervised practicum experience
required to qualify interns to sit for the national exam to become registered dietitians
(RD).


Certificate Proposal

The graduate certificate will be offered by UAA through the Culinary Arts and
Hospitality; Dietetics and Nutrition Division of the Community and Technical College.
The certificate will consist of a total of 15 graduate credits.
      DN A692A Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Clinical & Community Nutrit.         2cr.
      DN A692B Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Foodservice Admin. & Comm. Nutrit.   1cr.

      DN A695C Practicum in Clinical Nutrition                                             4cr.
      DN A695D Practicum in Community Nutrition                                            2cr.
   DN A695E Advanced Practicum in Community Nutrition                                2cr.
   DN A695F Practicum in Foodservice Administration                                  4cr.

Rationale

The rationale for this proposal is simply this; the dietetic internship is required of all
students who wish to qualify for the national exam to become Registered Dietitians (RD).
Nationally, there are more interns then there are internship sites and so it is a very
competitive process. This graduate certificate meets the academic requirements of the
American Dietetic Association (ADA) and will continue to provide Registered Dietitians
for Alaska’s health care industry.


Total Graduate tuition:

                       Resident               $222 X 15 = $3,330
                       Non-Resident           $453 X 15 = $6,795

Fiscal Implications

Implementation of this graduate certificate will result in no additional fiscal impact to the
institution. This program has been offered, at UAA, for ten years.

There is no need for additional space or renovations to support this certificate program,
and the impact to the Consortium Library is nominal since necessary resources already
exist.

Timeline for Implementation

The proposed timeline for the curriculum review process is outlined below:

Fall 2004              CTC/UAB Curriculum and certificate approval
Fall 2004              GAB Curriculum and certificate approval
Spring 2005            BOR approval
Fall 2005              Implementation
University of Alaska New Program Approval


MAU:           University of Alaska Anchorage
               Community and Technical College
               Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Program


                               Board of Regents Summary Form


Title and brief description:           Dietetic Internship; a professional graduate
                                       certificate program enabling students to complete
                                       the national supervised practice requirement, thus
                                       qualifying them to take the Registered Dietitian
                                       (RD) exam.

Target Admission date:                 Fall 2005


The UAA Division of Culinary Arts and Hospitality requests approval for a 15 credit
graduate certificate in Dietetic Internship.

The Alaska Healthcare Industry is confronted with an increasing need for Registered
Dietitians. With obesity and diabetes reaching alarming and epidemic proportions, both
nationally and within Alaska, there exists a very real and continued demand for
Registered Dietitians.

UAA’s Dietetic Internship has been training dietitians for 10 years now and has helped
45 interns prepare for the national registered dietitian exam. Today, approximately half of
those Registered Dietitians are employed in Alaska’s Healthcare Industry. UAA’s
Dietetic Internship Program strives to meet Alaska’s demand for Registered Dietitians,
however 8-10 statewide jobs go unfilled each year. The potential to grow the program
and take additional interns exists.

There are 12 internship preceptors who generously volunteer their time to train interns at
various sites throughout Alaska. All preceptors give an estimated 300 hours per year to
ensure interns are afforded a “real” learning experience. In addition to training they also
serve on the Preceptor Council and in effect comprise the advisory committee for the
program. Because of this partnership the program remains vital and robust. Of the 150
ADA approved programs in the country, UAA’s program ranks 87th (this success rate is
determined by the number of interns who pass the national exam on the first attempt).



How does the program relate to the Academic Mission of the University of Alaska?
As the comprehensive, metropolitan university, that inspires learning and enriches
Alaska, UAA is the ideal home for Alaska’s only dietetic internship. This is due in part
to the fact that much of Alaska’s healthcare industry and healthcare administration is
located in the greater Anchorage area. Since there are no degree programs in dietetics in
Alaska, the internship serves as a major recruitment tool for Alaska’s dietetics workforce,
drawing applicants from across the country, including Alaskan students who have gone
out of state to pursue a degree in dietetics. (Currently, 22 program graduates are
employed in Alaska [approximately 50% of the graduates]).
Alaskans would be enriched through improved health and quality of life by filling jobs
for Registered Dietitians in Alaska with qualified graduates.

Describe the State Needs being met by this program.

Alaska needs more registered dietitians to help in the fight against obesity in all age
groups and the onset of diabetes and its complications. The Dietetic Internship is a vital
recruitment tool for bringing Registered Dietitians to Alaska’s job market. At any point
in time, approximately 8-10 Registered Dietitian (RD) positions are unfilled in Alaska
(Alaska Dept. of Labor).

More Registered Dietitians (RD) are needed to educate and help in disease prevention.
Consider the following statistics:

       Obesity, in both adults and children, and related illnesses (i.e. diabetes) are on the
       rise nationwide and in Alaska. Between 1960 and 2000 the rates of obesity in the
       United States increased approximately 222%.

        [http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/pubs/statobes.htm#preval]

       In 2001 in Alaska, it was reported by the CDC that approximately 20.9% of the
       adults are obese and 6.4% have diabetes. This is compared to 13.1% of adults
       being obese in 1991, an increase of 160%.

       [http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/obesity_diabetes_states.htm]

       Approximately 17 million people, or 6.2% of the United States population, have
       diabetes.

       [http://www.diabetes.org/info/diabetesinfo.jsp]

       One million new cases of diabetes, in persons over 20 years old, are diagnosed
       each year.

       [http://www.diabetes.org/info/facts/facts_natl.jsp]
      Recent studies show that lifestyle interventions (i.e. dietary changes, walking two
      hours a week), guided by healthcare professionals such as registered dietitians,
      can help delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, in people who are at risk,
   by 40-60%.

       [http://www.diabetes.org/info/facts/facts_natl.jsp]



What are the student opportunities?

There are approximately 8-10 job opportunities that go unfilled each year in Alaska.

For the next 6 years it is projected there will 21,000 jobs openings nationwide for
Registered Dietitians (RD). It is anticipated there will only be 18,000 Registered
Dietitians (RD) to meet the demand (American Dietetic Association).

Enrollment projections:

                Year          Interns
               1995-96           4
               1996-97           5
               1997-98           5
               1998-99           5
               1999-00           5
               2000-01           5
               2001-02           5
               2002-03           4
               2003-04           5
               2004-05           4


Describe the research opportunities, if applicable

There is ongoing research that UAA faculty and students could participate in, such as the
establishment of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR) at UAF,
designed to study weight, nutrition and health in Alaska Natives.


Identify any additional faculty and staff requirements as well as any existing expertise
and resources that will be applied

The current dietetics and nutrition faculty (1), coordinates the planning and execution of
the program.

Identify the impacts on existing technology & facilities as well as projected needs
No new facilities or space renovations are necessary. The intern learning experience is
conducted almost entirely in the field. There is really no facility impact.

Student Services

Appropriate student services are in place at the University to evaluate, admit, advise and
direct students in this proposed program.
                            PROPOSED CATALOG COPY

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: DIETETIC INTERNSHIP
Cuddy Hall (CUDY) 126 (907) 786-4728

Introduction

The UAA Dietetic Internship, with a specialty emphasis on Alaska Native culture and
Alaska healthcare delivery systems, developmentally accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), offers the supervised practice experience
required by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to sit for the Registered Dietitian
(RD) exam. The UAA Dietetic Internship offers unique experiences as it places
emphasis on awareness of the cultural diversities of Alaska and how they affect the
practice of dietetics.

The UAA Dietetic Internship, a highly competitive program, is a full-time, 40 hour per
week program that begins in the fall semester, running mid-August through mid-April.
The student will complete a total of 15 graduate credit hours through attending a weekly
seminar at UAA and by completing their supervised practicum experience at rotation
sites in Anchorage and the surrounding communities.

Upon successful completion of all parts of the dietetic internship, students will be given
an ADA Verification Statement showing completion of the internship. With the
Verification Statement graduates can apply to take the RD exam.

Admission Requirements

See the beginning of this chapter for Admission Requirements for Graduate Certificates

Additional Departmental Admission Requirements

   1. The application process adheres to the deadlines and procedures outlined by the
      American Dietetic Association. For the current year deadlines see the Dietetic
      Internship website: http://di.uaa.alaska.edu/

   2. Baccalaureate degree (minimum) in Dietetics or Foods and Nutrition

   3. Didactic Program in Dietetics Verification Statement within the past five years.
      Fulfill remedial education requirements (available upon request) if no course
      work or work experiences in dietetics in five years prior to program admission.

   4. GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)

   5. Evidence of ability and willingness to work productively (prior work or volunteer
      experience)
   6. Current resume and three letters of recommendation (one must be from an
      employer and one must be from a professor or academic advisor)

   7. Participation in the D & D Digital Systems matching process for dietetic
      internships (www.dnddigital.com/ada/index.html)

   8. Provide documentation of all necessary immunizations required to work in
      hospitals and other healthcare facilities

   9. Provide documentation of all necessary security background checks to meet State
      and Federal requirements

  10. Provide documentation of necessary insurance coverage required to work in
      hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Graduation Requirements

See the beginning of this chapter for Graduate Certificate University Requirements.

Program Requirements

   1. Complete the following courses (15 credits)

   DN A692A Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Clinical & Community Nutrit.           2cr.
   DN A692B Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Foodservice Admin. & Comm. Nutrit.     1cr.

   DN A695C     Practicum in Clinical Nutrition                                           4cr.
   DN A695D     Practicum in Community Nutrition                                          2cr.
   DN A695E     Advanced Practicum in Community Nutrition                                 2cr.
   DN A695F     Practicum in Foodservice Administration                                   4cr.

   2. A total of 15 credits are required for this certificate

Course Sequence

       Fall

   DN A692A Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Clinical & Community Nutrition
   DN A695C Practicum in Clinical Nutrition
   DN A695D Practicum in Community Nutrition


       Spring

   DN A692B Seminar: Current Issues in Dietetics – Foodservice Admin. & Comm. Nutrition
   DN A695E Advanced Practicum in Community Nutrition
   DN A695F Practicum in Foodservice Administration

				
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