Academic Affairs and Research

About Us

The University of Alaska is committed to working closely with all federal and state agencies and private enterprise to further develop collaboration and new exposures for future growth in all areas of science and technology.

The duties of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, directs a division of services including Academic Affairs and Research, Corporate Programs, Student Services, Health Programs, and Distance Education. The Vice President works with the UA campuses on academic and research initiatives and collaborations to promote research in Alaska.

Contact Us
Academic Affairs & Research
Office phone: 907-450-8019

Fax: 907-450-8002

Physical Address
Butrovich Building, Suite 202
2025 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5000

  • Students in Tanana Valley Campus' paramedics training program take huddle up during a break in their cold-water rescue class

    Students in Tanana Valley Campus' paramedics training program take huddle up during a break in their cold-water rescue class

  • Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony and a research assistant set fire to escaping methane gas trapped beneath the ice on a pond near the UAF campus.

    Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony and a research assistant set fire to escaping methane gas trapped beneath the ice on a pond near the UAF campus.

  • Shalane Frost, a research assistant with UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, uses an iPad to enter data regarding permafrost core samples.

    Shalane Frost, a research assistant with UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, uses an iPad to enter data regarding permafrost core samples.

  • Paul Layer, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, gets ready for a day of hiking and collecting rock samples during a June 2015 research field trip

    Paul Layer, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, gets ready for a day of hiking and collecting rock samples during a June 2015 research field trip

  • University of Alaska Anchorage students host a debate against University of Yale students.

    University of Alaska Anchorage students host a debate against University of Yale students.

  • Instructor Maureen O'Malley, left, talks to students April Smith, center, and Marisa Ayala Cardenas in one of the simulation labs at the School of Nursing on campus

    Instructor Maureen O'Malley, left, talks to students April Smith, center, and Marisa Ayala Cardenas in one of the simulation labs at the School of Nursing on campus

  • Professor and student use a Bunsen Burner on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage KPC.

    Professor and student use a Bunsen Burner on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage KPC.

  • Idaho State and UAA's new Pharmacy partnership creates a home in Anchorage.

    Idaho State and UAA's new Pharmacy partnership creates a home in Anchorage.

News and Updates


Common Calendar for AY18

Click HERE to view the common calendar for AY18, approved by the president and the chancellors.

Title XI Statement from UA President Jim Johnsen

“Earlier today the U.S. Department of Education withdrew Title IX guidance in its 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and its 2014 Q&A. In their place the department issued interim guidance for handling complaints of campus sexual assault and harassment. As we evaluate the new guidance and consider its implications, the University of Alaska will continue to abide by our Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) as well as policies established by the UA Board of Regents. We will continue to work within those existing frameworks, while considering adjustments to improve overall campus safety and fairness to all involved. We will also participate in the Department’s planned rulemaking process in this critical area.

 Click HERE to view the full story.

UA Board of Regents addresses UA goals including plans for increasing enrollment; Regents discuss student tuition and receive an update on Strategic Pathways

The University of Alaska Board of Regents led a wide ranging discussion on the university’s goals to increase enrollment and meet the future workforce needs of the state during its September 14-15 meeting in Juneau. UA President Jim Johnsen — with Chancellors Sam Gingerich, Dan White and Rick Caulfield — presented strategies for meeting the goal of 65 percent of Alaska’s workforce with a higher education degree, certificate, or endorsement by 2025, with an emphasis on providing programs that more effectively serve the state.
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DACA message from President Johnsen

Yesterday I communicated (https://www.alaska.edu/opa/letter-to-congressionaldelegation-DACA-2017.09.11.pdf) with our Congressional Delegation and strongly encouraged them to find a fair and expeditious solution to the recent announcement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program, specifically emphasizing the importance of our students’ continued access to the full-range of educational opportunities provided by the University of Alaska. Click HERE to read the full story.

Johnsen announces retirement of UAA Chancellor Tom Case

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen announced today that University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Tom Case plans to retire effective June 30, 2017. Case has served as UAA chancellor for six years, and previously served as dean of UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy for six years. Chancellor Case has led UAA with great integrity and distinction, Johnsen said. Click HERE for the full story.

Voluntary Resolution Agreement with Office of Civil Rights

The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (VRA) with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR). This is the culmination of OCR’s three-year compliance review of the university’s handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault cases on our campuses. Click here to read more about the Voluntary Resolution AGREEMENT

Statement on Immigration Restrictions

As the country grapples with the evolving implementation of the President’s Executive Order restricting immigration, I assure you that the University of Alaska is working to understand the full impacts on our students, faculty, employees and their families. And, more importantly, I want to assure you that our university remains committed to the open exchange of students, scholars, and ideas from all over the world. Click HERE to view more about the statement.

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