International and Intercultural Affairs

The Office of International and Intercultural Affairs (OIIA) reports to the Vice Provost of OUAA.

In this role, the Vice Provost works with faculty and administrators as they develop International and Intercultural Partnerships. To schedule a meeting with the Vice Provost to discuss a partnership, please contact:
Kaytlyn Church
Administrative Assistant
kmchurch@uaa.alaska.edu
907-786-1720
 

UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes

To be a viable university of the 21st century and to meet the needs and goals of both students and employers, UAA is committed to international and intercultural education. The following outcomes, developed over a two-year period in consultation with faculty, students and staff, embody the goals for all UAA students, as well as indicating the learning that faculty, staff and administrators need to attain in order to help students meet these goals.

  1. Understands one's own culture(s) within an Alaskan, national, and global context.
  2. Applies knowledge and critical thinking to global and cultural issues, trends, and systems and uses diverse frames of reference to address problems.
  3. Communicates and connects with people in other communities to extend one's own access to information, experiences, and understanding.
  4. Fosters additional languages, including Alaska Native languages, as a component of the UAA experience.
  5. Develops an informed critical awareness and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and ambiguities.
  6. Gains an Alaskan, national, and international perspective on careers.

International and Intercultural Partnership Development Team

An International and Intercultural Partnership Development Team was recently created to provide guidance to departments and colleges on the development and implementation of formal partnerships and their related programs. The team is expected to begin its work in AY15.This group will facilitate cross-unit conversations and efforts that are essential to successful, sustained partnerships and, through these conversations, will develop an institutional framework that will contribute to UAA's strategic approach to its international/intercultural efforts. More information, including membership, will be coming soon.