Expedited Academic Review process enters next phase on March 23

On Monday, March 23, each of the three University of Alaska chancellors will submit recommendations to President Jim Johnsen and Vice President of Academics, Students and Research Paul Layer on possible reductions in or discontinuations of academic programs.

The University of Alaska system is facing a state budget reduction of $45 million by July 1, 2021. In addition, mitigation efforts necessitated by the Coronavirus response, further impact the university’s revenue and additional unexpected expenses.

UA leadership has been working with each university and the Board of Regents to share frequent information regarding the review process and has set up a website where an FAQ, calendar of meetings and virtual town halls and a full list of recommended academic program changes will be posted. That site is www.alaska.edu/research/review/index.php.                                                                                                                       
There are several important dates in this review process between when the chancellors send their recommendations to statewide administration and the Board of Regents meeting on June 4-5 when final decisions will be made. For more details please visit the expedited review site for your university:  UAA, UAF, UAS.

Students and other stakeholders are able to offer feedback to the Academic and Student Affairs Committee as well as through public testimony to the Board of Regents. Students with further concerns should reach out to their local student governments. The University of Alaska is committed to supporting students whose programs might be suspended or discontinued by providing comprehensive advising and degree completion options.