Academic Affairs and Research

Academic Council

The scope and responsibilities of the Statewide Academic Council (SAC) are outlined in Board of Regents' Regulation 10.02.020:

  1. articulating the overall academic mission;
  2. assigning the scope and responsibility for implementation of the mission;
  3. the administration and supervision of overall planning for instructional, research and creative activity, and public service programs;
  4. academic development and program review;
  5. development of the Academic Master Plan;
  6. advising the board on the status of current programs and the need for the addition or deletion of programs;
  7. facilitating student access to courses, programs, and academic support services;
  8. the review, revision, and administration of faculty personnel policies and procedures; and
  9. consulting with systemwide governance on matters of academic policy.

Academic Council Meetings

Meetings held via audio.

  • January 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • February 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • March 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • April 20, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • June 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • July-December date/time TBD


Committee Members

Paul W. Layer, Chair
Vice President for
Academics, Students, and Research
Phone: 907.450.8019

University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast
Duane Hrncir
Interim Provost
University of Alaska Anchorage
Phone: 907.786.1050
Susan Henrichs
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phone: 907.474.7096
Karen Carey
University of Alaska Southeast
Phone: 907.796.6486
Jeff Jesse
Dean of Health
University of Alaska Anchorage 
Phone: 907.786.6057 
Larry Hinzman
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phone: 907.474.6000
Priscilla Schulte
Community Campus Director  
University of Alaska Southeast
Phone: 907.228.4515
Maria Williams
Director of Alaska Native Studies
University of Alaska Anchorage
Phone: 907.786.6136
Chris Fallen
Research Assistant Professor
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phone: 907.450.8687
Lisa Hoferkamp
Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Alaska Southeast
Phone: 907.796.6538
University of Alaska Statewide
Saichi Oba
Associate Vice President
Student and Enrollment Strategy
University of Alaska Statewide
Phone: 907.450.8146
Fred Villa
Associate Vice President 
 Workforce Programs
University of Alaska Statewide
Phone: 907.450.8008


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