June 19, 2012
"What is SDI?"
For the last eight months many University of Alaska stakeholders have heard of the UA Strategic Direction Initiative (SDI). But, what exactly is SDI?
SDI is an organizational change effort that seeks to:
Embed continuous improvement in the university culture
Identify and resolve challenges related to functions and services offered to our stakeholders
Enhance flexibility within the University System to meet the changing needs of students
Improve responsiveness to state and global issues that affect the university
Build on innovations that could return value to the university and the State of Alaska.
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“What challenges will we be working on?”
While we continue to work on identifying challenges and issues, there are some themes that were consistently brought up during our listening process. These themes include:
Enhanced advising services
Growing our technology to meet the needs of all our students in both rural and urban Alaska
A transparent seamless flow between our universities that breaks down barriers for students and those serving their needs
Timely communication throughout our campuses statewide
Building on organizational transparency, professional development and continuing education
Supporting flexible methods of providing instruction to a diversified student body
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