Academic Program Development
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (OUAA) provides guidance to faculty developing new programs to help them navigate the curriculum approval process. Typically, OUAA meets with faculty initiators early in the process to discuss the necessary steps and required documents. In addition, OUAA assists departments with the development of certain documents for new and modified academic programs requiring approval by the Statewide Academic Council (SAC), Board of Regents (BOR), and/or the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). For graduate programs, OUAA works closely with the Graduate School in its lead role assisting faculty initiators with these processes.
To schedule a meeting to discuss a new or modified program proposal, please contact us:
Academic Program News
New Human Services Minor Approved
UAA will begin offering a Human Services Minor in Spring 2015. The minor is designed to help students develop basic human helping and communication skills related to a broad range of employment opportunities. For more information about the minor, contact the Department of Human Services.
New Speech Language Pathology Minor Approved
UAA began offering a minor in Speech-Language Pathology this semester, Fall 2014. The program was developed in response to a significant need for speech-language pathologists in Alaska and student demand. The minor helps prepare students for graduate study in speech-language pathology. For more information about the program, visit the program's website.
New Alutiiq Language Occupational Endorsement Certificate Approved
UAA will begin offering an Alutiiq Language Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in the fall 2015 semester. This certificate will help prepare students for entry-level jobs that use the Alutiiq language. The program was created in response to demand for certified paraprofessionals with Alutiiq language proficiency.
New Alaska Native Business Management Minor Approved
UAA will begin offering a minor in Alaska Native Business Management (ANBM) in the spring 2015 semester. The minor will help prepare students for careers in Alaska Native organizations and businesses. It will focus on effective leadership and management of Alaska Native organizations.
Electronic Curriculum Process Coming Soon
OUAA is working with the Office of the Registrar, the Governance Office, and UAA faculty to develop an electronic curriculum (eCurriculum) process at UAA. The expected implementation semester is fall 2015. If you have any questions regarding the timeline for this project, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Curriculum Building: Recent Program Approvals
Program Approvals in Academic Year 2014-2015
Please note that this is a list of the program's approved in academic year 2014-2015. Implementation dates may vary.
Program Approvals in Academic Year 2013-2014
Please note that this is a list of the program's approved in academic year 2013-2014. Implementation dates may vary.