System News August 2017
- Johnsen holds Strategic Pathways forums
- Board of Regents meeting will feature Strategic Pathways, system organization
- Board of Regents committee meetings in Fairbanks September 6-7
- UA Board of Regents to host public testimony call-in session September 5
- Meet with the regents in Juneau on September 14
Johnsen holds Strategic Pathways forums
Broad consultation on Strategic Pathways Phase 3 began this month. Forums are scheduled to discuss options for arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, mine training, finance, land management, risk management and facilities. Chancellors will be issuing invitations to affected units to meet on the following dates:
- UAF: Aug. 28, 1 - 4 p.m. Akasofu 401 and Aug. 30, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Elvey Building Globe Room
- UAA: Aug. 31 , 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1 - 3:45 p.m. Student Union South Cafeteria
- UAS: Sept. 1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Egan 223
- Statewide: Aug. 29, 1:30 - 4:15 p.m. Butrovich 204/Bragaw 205
Strategic Pathways Phase 3 information and feedback forms are available at www.alaska.edu/pathways.
UA Board of Regents to host public testimony call-in session September 5
The Board of Regents will host its regular public testimony call-in session on Tuesday, September 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. for those who wish to call in and share thoughts, concerns or information with the regents. The call-in allows for direct communication with the regents regardless of location. Anyone who is interested can call 1-866-726-0757 between 4 and 6 p.m. on September 5 to participate.
Meet with the regents in Juneau on September 14
The board invites the Juneau community to an informal public gathering following the first day of the full board meeting. The gathering will take place on Thursday, September 14, from 5- 6 p.m. in the Great Room of the Student Recreation Center on the UAS campus. The gathering serves as an opportunity for the community to meet and share their comments and concerns with the regents in person.
For more information on the public testimony session and public gathering, please visit the UA Board of Regents website.
Board of Regents meeting will feature Strategic Pathways, system organization
UA President Jim Johnsen will discuss an update on the single College of Education and initial thoughts on phase 3 of Strategic Pathways during the next meeting of the Board of Regents September 14-15 in Juneau. Progress on the Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the Office for Civil Rights with updated campus scorecards will be included in Title IX discussions.
The Board of Regents also will review the president’s performance indicators and consider approving his performance-based compensation.
Johnsen will lead a discussion on university system organization and efficiencies, stemming from workshops UA leaders have attended with experts from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems [NCHEMS], a nationally recognized organization focused on improving strategic decision-making in higher education administrations. Experts from NCHEMS presented preliminary data at the July meeting of the board.
Additional items on the board’s agenda include an initial discussion about tuition and UA enrollment strategies, revisions to annual leave policy, approval of honorary degrees and meritorious service awards.
All full board and committee meetings are open to the public. Livestream is available online with the exception of any executive session.
All meeting agendas will be posted on the Board of Regents website at: www.alaska.edu/bor/agendas/
Board of Regents committee meetings in Fairbanks September 6-7
Three Board of Regents committees will meet September 6-7 in Fairbanks, in advance of the full board meeting. The Audit Committee will meet on September 6 and the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and Facilities and Land Management Committees will meet on September 7. Key agenda items include approving the 2017 annual audit report, financial briefing, program discontinuations and approvals at all three campuses, program reviews and accreditation reports, update on the Alaska College of Education, facilities maintenance and status reports, land sale status reports, capital project approvals and deferred maintenance spending report.