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  • University of Alaska Board of Regents to meet June 30 to discuss interim UA President

    June 26, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30 to discuss the process for appointing an interim president.
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  • Conversation with the Acting UA President Michelle Rizk recording

    June 26, 2020

    Many thanks to everyone who participated in the forum with Acting UA President Michelle Rizk. We had more than 180 participants for much of the meeting. President Rizk discussed her appointment as acting president, the expected process for naming an interim and answered questions from Statewide staff.
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  • UA Digital Transformation Readiness Assessment: revisioning distance education's new normal

    June 26, 2020

    The University of Alaska is taking the first step toward a seamless student experience by launching the UA Digital Transformation Readiness Assessment.UA is investing $100,000 in FY20 to study the university's readiness to better incorporate cloud-based technology and to use technology to better engage students.
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  • June HR updates

    June 26, 2020

    Each month Human Resources provides an update on systemwide projects currently in process. The details of these projects are still being worked on and communication will also be sent to those directly impacted prior to the effective date of the change.
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  • Campus offices closed for Independence holiday

    June 26, 2020

    The University of Alaska will celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Thursday and Friday, July 2-3, during which all campus offices will be closed.
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  • Wellness program deadline is June 30

    June 26, 2020

    The deadline for the wellness program is June 30, 2020. This means that you still have about a month to complete the program requirements and earn your wellness rebate up to $600.
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  • Message from Regent Buretta and Acting President Michelle Rizk on today's Board of Regents action

    June 23, 2020

    Acting President Michelle Rizk and I write to advise you that President Jim Johnsen has resigned as UA System president, a decision that was mutual and made after considerable reflection by the Board. The Board of Regents accepted his resignation this afternoon, authorized me to implement the details of his resignation, and appoint an acting president. President Johnsen will be available to assist with the transition until July 1 when his resignation goes into effect.
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  • After consultation with Board of Regents, UA President Jim Johnsen has resigned as UA System president

    June 22, 2020

    University of Alaska Board of Regents Chair Sheri Buretta announced today that after consultation with the Board of Regents, UA President Jim Johnsen is resigning as UA System president. Buretta said the decision regarding a change in leadership was mutual and was made after considerable reflection by the Board. At a meeting today, the board accepted Johnsen's resignation, authorized Buretta to implement the resignation, and to appoint an acting president. Johnsen will be available to assist with the transition until July 1.
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  • Message to UA Staff from Staff Alliance

    May 29, 2020

    Greetings from Staff Alliance, We want to take a moment to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to the University of Alaska. For all of us throughout the university, this summer will be far from normal. As you are no doubt aware, we are simultaneously navigating continued budget cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in a drive for transformational change planning.
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  • University of Alaska Board of Regents to discuss FY21 budget options during its June 5-6 meeting, host public testimony on June 2

    May 29, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents will discuss the university's options to close the FY21 budget gap at its June 5-6 full board meeting. The university faces significant financial constraints brought on by state budget cuts, enrollment declines and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the meeting, President Johnsen will present cost-saving options that have been reviewed by the university's leadership as well as business and academic councils.
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