Just the Facts — Sept. 30: Chancellor’s update on 9/26 NWCCU letter
Dear UAA Community,
Please take a moment to watch this Just the Facts video addressing questions about the letter sent by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), our regional accreditor, dated Sept. 26, 2019. The letter identifies concerns regarding the appropriate division of authority and responsibility between the statewide office and UAA, UAF and UAS as separately accredited universities, and the need to demonstrate shared governance and inclusive processes in critical decisions.
The letter raised no concerns about the quality of UAA’s academic or research programs. UAA’s accreditation was reaffirmed by NWCCU in January 2019, marking 45 years of continuous institutional accreditation.
If you have additional questions, you can always reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chancellor Sandeen answers frequently asked questions from the UAA community in a recurring video series, Just the Facts. To submit a question for consideration, please email email@example.com.
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FY2020 Budget Website
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Human Resources Financial Exigency Page
This is where we post and update the FAQ and information on financial exigency – in particular employee impacts – as well as submit questions for future FAQs.
Board of Regents Website
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How can I make my voice heard? Here are some things you can do...
- Provide testimony to UA President Johnsen and the Board of Regents. The board will hold a public testimony call-in session Monday, Oct. 28, 4–6 p.m. Written testimony is accepted at any time and is shared with the board and the president. Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide feedback to UAA Chancellor Sandeen and the Chancellor's Cabinet. Please share your reactions, thoughts and ideas about the budget by emailing email@example.com.
- Continue to advocate for the university on your personal time by contacting your elected officials.
Call for Feedback
Please share your reactions, thoughts and ideas about the budget with Chancellor Sandeen and the Chancellor's Cabinet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please comment via the Budget Feedback Form.