Academics, Students & Research

Academic Council

The scope and responsibilities of the Academic Council (AC) 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 Committee Members

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

University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast
John Stalvey
Interim Provost
University of Alaska Anchorage
Phone: 907.786.1050
Anupma Prakash
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
Heather Batchelder
Assistant Professor of Education
University of Alaska Southeast
Phone: 907.796.6029
University of Alaska Statewide
Saichi Oba
Associate Vice President
Student and Enrollment Strategy
University of Alaska Statewide
Phone: 907.450.8146
Teri Cothren 
 Workforce Programs
University of Alaska Statewide
Phone: 907.450.8008


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