Academic Affairs and Research

The University of Alaska is committed to working closely with all federal and state agencies and private enterprise to further develop collaboration and new exposures for future growth in all areas of science and technology.

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, Dr. Daniel M. White, directs a division of services including Academic Affairs and Research, Corporate Programs, Student Services, Health Programs, and Distance Education. The Vice President works with the UA campuses on academic and research initiatives and collaborations to promote research in Alaska.

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News and Updates

Approved Common Calendar Dates for AY17 - AY20

Click HERE to view the common calendar for AY17, approved by the president and the chancellors.

Click HERE to view the common calendar for AY18-AY20, approved by President Johnsen on May 4, 2016.

Regents Four Focus Areas Report

In Fall 2015, the Board of Regents requested an in depth look into Developmental Education, Teacher Education, General Education Requirements, and e-Learning. Click HERE to view the final report submitted to President Johnsen on March 31, 2016.

University of Alaska Single Accreditation Consideration Request

In response to interest from our Board of Regents and State Legislators and in consideration of Strategic Pathways, the University has formally requested consultation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) regarding a single university accreditation model. The University has not taken the requisite steps to make such a change, but has initiated a dialogue on the matter. Click HERE to read the letter sent to NWCCU President Dr. Sandra E. Elman.

President Johnsen's Decisions Regarding Statewide Transformation Recommendations

President Johnsen is sharing his decisions regarding the Statewide Transformation Team and Working Group recommendations. Click HERE for a link to see his powerpoint.

Recommended Options for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

University of Alaska (UA) President James Johnsen put a plan into action regarding possible future options for the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center (KSMSC) in November 2015. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Daniel M. White was tasked with chairing a task force to make recommendations to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Chancellors by March 1, 2016.

The task force made recommendations to the Chancellors on February 29, 2016. A link to the full recommendation is provided here: KSMSC Recommendations to Chancellors

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