Phase 1



The Strategic Pathways process involves review, implementation, and revisitation to ensure that UA programs support mission goals, are of high quality, are cost effective and enhance the student experience. Review teams present pros and cons of a variety of options which they present to the Summit Team. The president takes the information presented by the review teams, feedback from the Summit Team and input from the community into account and presents recommended directions to the Board of Regents. Following the approval or adjustment of initial directions, implementation teams are selected to establish goals, timelines and further implementation details for each program or administration function under review.

Implementation Snapshot 11-9-17

UAS is taking the lead on teacher education and a consolidated College of Education, follow the progress HERE.

Implementation Planning

Implementation teams were established to further research the proposed directions in the seven areas under review in Phase 1. Draft implementation plans (available below) were presented to President Johnsen Oct. 15 and shared wth the President's Cabinet Oct. 18. 

Implementation Team Members
Scott Christian, Roy Roehl, Tim Jester, Lisa Parady and Jerry Covey 
Chair Dan White

Draft Implementation Report - PDF

President Johnsen's Memo to Chancellors Regarding Implementation of Consolidation to College of Education - PDF

Implementation Team Members
Rashmi Prasad, Lynn Koshiyama, Mark Herrmann, Kevin Berry, Vickie Williams, Charla Brown
Chair Dan White

Draft Implementation Report - PDF

Implementation Team Members
UAA Dean Fred Barlow, UAF Dean Doug Goering, UAA Associate Dean Rob Lang, UAF INE Director Bill Schnabel
Chair Dan White

Draft Implementation Report - PDF

Implementation Team Members
Martha Mason, Micheal Ciri, Pat Shier, Campus Vice Chancellors of Administration, and Provosts in consultation with affected Departmental Heads

Draft Implementation Report - PDF

Implementation Team Members
Jim Lynch, John Hebard, Myron Dosch

Draft Implementation Plan - PDF

Draft Implementation Plan - PDF

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

The University of Alaska Submits Athletics Waiver Requests to the NCAA
UAA Waiver Request DOWNLOAD
UAF Waiver Request DOWNLOAD
Athletics waiver FAQ DOWNLOAD

NCAA Response to Waiver Request
UAA Response PDF
UAF Response PDF
Infographic: NCAA Waiver Impacts PDF


Please use this form to provide feedback on the draft implementation plans that were presented to President Johnsen Oct. 15 and shared with the President's Cabinet Oct. 18. The form may be accessed multiple times to address each drafted implementation plan.

Teams and page links:

Academic units:
  1. Teacher Education
  2. Management / Business (including public administration)
  3. Engineering
Administrative functions:
  1. Information Technology
  2. Procurement
  3. Research Administration
  4. Intercollegiate Athletics