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UAA Mission and Core Themes


The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression.

Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents September 19, 2007

Core Themes

  1. Teaching and Learning

  2. Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

  3. Student Success

  4. UAA Community

  5. Public Square

Approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents June 8, 2012