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President Johnsen's Memo to Chancellors Regarding Implementation of Consolidation to College of Education 
Feb. 3, 2017 - HERE

University leadership hears options in Phase II of the Strategic Pathways Process
Press Release Jan. 20, 2017 HERE

Board of Regents votes to locate consolidated University of Alaska College of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast
Press Release Dec. 14, 2016

Regents to consider location of the administrative home for UA College of Education at December 14 special meeting
Press Release Dec. 13, 2016 HERE

Statement on Athletics Nov. 10, 2016
President Johnsen issued a statement reversing the decision to seek the reduction of athletic programs based in part on the response from the NCAA and on the outpouring of community support for the athletic programs at UA. READ STATEMENT

Regents to Consider a single College of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Press Release Nov. 4, 2016 HERE

Phase II of Strategic Pathways Underway
Press Release Oct. 6, 2016 HERE

The University of Alaska Board of Regents Approves Direction for Strategic Pathways
Regents Postpone Decision on Single Accreditation and have First Look at FY18 Budget
Press Release Sept. 17  HERE

Message from President Johnsen - Strategic Pathways and other Discussions Scheduled for BOR Sept. 15-16
Message to UA employees Sep. 14, 2016 HERE

First round of Strategic Pathways options presented to university officials
Announcing the options presented to the UA Summit Team, availability of team reports, links to feedback forms and upcoming forums.
Message to UA Employees Aug. 17  HERE
Press release Aug. 18 HERE

The University of Alaska is Rising to the Occasion - Jim Johnsen op-ed, June 24  HERE
The university is driving the educational imperative for Alaska. We have launched initiatives to become an even stronger, more effective institution
that better meets Alaska’s educational and workforce needs: Strategic Pathways, UAF engineering building completion, and investigation into single accreditation.

Message to UA Community June 24
Announcing the launch of Strategic Pathways reviews, introduction of UAF Interim Chancellor, update on the UAF engineering building, accreditation review, and the Alaska Public Higher Education Roundtable. HERE

Strategic Pathways Introduction Presentation to review committee members June 20-21 - Download PDF HERE
President Johnsen presented the strategic pathways review committees with an overview of their charges and goals for the upcoming months at the start of their first committee meeting.

Strategic Pathways discussions underway
Press release June 20- READ

Strategic Pathways presentation to the Board of Regents June 2- Download PDF HERE (updated 6/17 -- team member names)
President Johnsen provided updates on Strategic Pathways, the academic programs and administrative functions for accelerated review summer 2016, and the membership of the review teams.

Strategic Pathways presentation to the Board of Regents May 12- Download PDF HERE.
After meeting with with student groups, faculty, staff and advisory councils at UAA,UAF and UAS, President Johnsen modified the Strategic Pathways framework and announced decisions on Phase One review criteria and focus areas.

Budget, Strategic Pathways and UAF Chancellor Search Updates - Download PDF
Communication to faculty and staff May 12, 2016

FY17 Budget/Strategic Pathways Presentation to the Board of Regents April 7 (DOWNLOAD)

Presentation to Board of Regents Feb. 18 - Download Powerpoint (DOWNLOAD)
Presentation to the Board of Regents on Feb. 18 with description of the Strategic Pathways framework

Strategic Pathways Brochure - Download PDF

Message from President Johnsen - budget and planning updates
Communication to faculty and staff March. 23, 2016  READ

Strategic Pathways framework: feature topic at Board of Regents meeting
Press release Feb. 19, 2016 READ

Strategic Pathways Update from President Johnsen
Communication to faculty and staff Feb. 16, 2016 READ

Draft Strategic Pathways Framework
Draft framework – a starting point – posted Feb. 8, 2016 DOWNLOAD PDF

Message from President Jim Johnsen on Planning our Future
Communication to faculty and staff Jan. 25, 2016  READ

Regents Endorse UA President's Plan for University Future
Press Release Jan. 27, 2016  READ