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.
Academic Affairs & Research
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Butrovich Building, Suite 202
2025 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5000
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
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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.