Timeline Outlining Key Shaping Moments
UA Board Of Regents Endorses Shaping Alaska's Future
April 04, 2014
The University of Alaska Board of Regents endorsed UA's Shaping Alaska's Future initiative, which contains a list of 23 effects, or outcomes, the university intends to achieve.
The effects are aimed at improving graduation rates, streamlining administrative processes and providing better service to students, among other things. The intent of the multi-year effort, which involves students, faculty, alumni, staff and the public, is to create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. The initiative has been a priority for UA President Pat Gamble.
The University of Alaska's Footprint on Arctic Research
From the number of Arctic Research publications to the broad scope of Arctic Science leadership participation, the University of Alaska's Arctic footprint continues to grow as the demand for more research continues. Click here and take a look at just how much work is being done in Alaska.
UAA Strategic Direction Report to the UA Board of Regents
On June 7 2013, UAA Chancellor, Tom Case, provided an update on Strategic Direction Initiative activity at UAA to the UA Board of Regents.
UAF Strategic Direction Report to the UA Board of Regents
On June 7 2013, UAF Chancellor, Brian Rogers, provided an update on Strategic Direction Initiative activity at UAF to the UA Board of Regents.
UAS Strategic Direction Report to the UA Board of Regents
On June 7 2013, UAS Chancellor, John Pugh, provided an update on Strategic Direction Initiative activity at UAS to the UA Board of Regents.
National Strategy For The Arctic Region
In May 2013, the President of the United States released the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The report aligns with the University of Alaska's Shaping Theme "Research & Development to Sustain Alaska's Communities and Economic Growth". Click here to read the PDF report.
UA Leadership Begins Shaping SDI Themes, Topics, Questions
In March 2013, UA Leadership submitted a draft of topics and questions directly related to the five Shaping Alaska's Future themes.
Alaska's University for Alaska's Schools
On February 18, 2013, the University of Alaska presented to the 28th Alaska State Legislature a report on the state of higher education in Alaska. The focus was on K-12 challenges, and UA teacher preparation and retention efforts. Click here to see the entire report.
University of Alaska Strategic Direction Update
On January 26, 2012, the UA Strategic Direction team provided the Board of Regents with an update on activity that spanned from October 2011 to January 2012. The report provided insight into the first listening sessions that were conducted with external stakeholders on the 16 UA campuses in Alaska. Click here to see the entire report.
Assuring Academic Quality in the 21st Century
In the Spring of 2012, a report by the American Council on Education National Taskforce on Institutional Accreditation was released. The report addressed self regulation in a new era of higher education. Click here to read the entire report.
UA Academic Master Plan
In the Spring of 2011, the University of Alaska Statewide released its academic master plan through the fall of 2015. Click here to read the entire plan.
Improving Alaska's Educational System
In April 2011, the Alaska Advisory Taskforce on Higher Education and Career Readiness submitted a plan for increasing the number of Alaskans prepared to enter the workforce or postsecondary programs of study. Click here to see the full report presented to the members of the 27th Alaska State Legislature.
The Fisher Report
2008 MacTaggart-Rogers Report
In 2008, University of Alaska Consultants, Terry MacTaggart and Brian Rogers submitted a report to the Board of Regents detailing findings and recommendations for continuous improvement in order to plan for the future. Click here to read the report.