Local Expedited Academic Program Reviews
UA Board of Regents' Policy 10.06.010 allows for expedited, exceptional program reviews taylored to particular financial circumstances. At the Sept. 12 Board of Regents meeting, UAF, UAA and UAS were asked to each move forward with expedited reviews to potentially find cost savings. As such information is publically available this page will link to those local university-level review resources.
UAA, UAF and UAS Expedited program reviews - Update for Academics and Student Affairs Committee
University of Alaska Anchorage
Rather than predetermining a set of programs for review on the institutional level, UAA wants all programs to participate. The chancellor and Provost John Stalvey discussed this with different groups on campus, and believe it is the best way forward for a fair and equitable process. The completed reviews will be due to the deans on Jan. 31, 2020, just one day earlier than for the regular cyclical process.
You can see the approved timeline and process, as well as the expedited program review templates, on the Program Review section of IR-Reports SharePoint site. The chairs of the program review committees will receive guidance regarding the expedited program review and templates this Friday, Oct. 18.
If you have questions about this process, please feel free to get in touch with Provost Stalvey directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
UAF will be conducting expedited program reviews during the 2019-2020 academic year. They finalized the review process (PDF) and the list of departments and programs (PDF) that will be reviewed based on low enrollment and high cost. These documents and more are posted on Provost Prakash's UAF expedited academic program reviews website. Expedited review will focus on department and program enrollments, cost effectiveness, academic quality and centrality to UAF’s mission. Committees include representatives recommended by Faculty Senate, ASUAF and Staff Council. The website includes the name of the review committee members.
University of Alaska Southeast
At UAS, faculty in a number of programs have been asked to answer specific questions related to enhancing programs, consolidating programs, and reducing program costs. Faculty in fourteen programs have been provided specific questions to focus on in assessing program alignment with UAS’ mission. Each program has been provided a deadline for submitting the review prior to the end of the calendar year. The UAS Strategic Planning and Budget Committee and Faculty Senate will review results of the expedited reviews and make recommendations to the Executive Cabinet by March 2020. The process will conclude by April 2020.