June 20, 2005

Board of Regents to Consider New Doctoral Program in Psychology

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 20, 2005

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will gather this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-22, 2005, to consider a new doctoral program in Clinical-Community Psychology.

If approved by the board, the program would be a partnership between the departments of psychology at both the Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses. The program focus would include clinical, community and crosscultural psychology with an emphasis on indigenous, Alaska Native and American Indian psychology.

The program, aimed at equipping doctoral-level professionals with the dual skills of researcher and practitioner, would begin accepting students in the fall of 2006.

The board also is slated to consider a certificate and associate of applied science degree in Construction Trades Technology at UAF and post-baccalaureate certificates in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education (pre-kindergarten through third-grade) at UAA.

Also on the docket is distribution of the FY 06 capital and operation budget and two land sales; a 207-acre parcel at Lunch Creek in Ketchikan and a three-acre parcel in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

In addition, UA President Mark Hamilton will be presented with a 5 Star Award from the state’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, which recognizes and supports employers who keep Guard and Reserve employees on the job and in the ranks.

The packed agenda also includes a proposal to change the name of the College of Rural Alaska, under UAF, to the College of Rural and Community Development. The proposed change is the result of a two-year effort to identify a name that more accurately reflects the broad mission of the college, which includes the urban Tanana Valley Campus, located in downtown Fairbanks.

The meeting will get under way at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Regents’ Conference Room, Room 109 Butrovich Building. Members of the public will have an opportunity to testify at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday and again at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call Kate Ripley, 907/450-8102.


For a look at the regents’ agenda, go to http://www.alaska.edu/bor