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Message from Chancellor Case
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has announced that next week he will recommend to the UA Board of Regents that UA establish a single College of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His decision to house the administrative functions of the education program at UAF is the outcome of the Strategic Pathways review that has been underway for some time.
It's important to know that several actions must occur before this decision becomes final. The UA Board of Regents must approve this recommendation, a plan must be developed, and the plan must be approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which separately accredits UAA, UAF and UAS.
Please know that even though the proposed single college may be administered by UAF, faculty will continue to be located at UAA and you can continue to take classes at UAA. This is an administrative restructuring and we continue to welcome all students.
Also know that all education majors will be given the opportunity to complete the program in which they are currently enrolled. I encourage you to check with your advisor if you have any questions about your degree plan.
UAA has a history of educating some of the best teachers in Alaska and beyond – just one example: 11 UAA alumni were named 2016 Alaska BP Teachers of Excellence.
We will continue to provide excellent teaching, research and service that supports student success, completion and graduation.
Chancellor Tom Case
COE Amazing Stories
UAA professor Hattie Harvey co-authors article on interplay between executive function skills and early mathematics
UAA assistant professor Hattie Harvey, Ph.D., co-authored the article, “Executive Function Skills, Early Mathematics, and Vocabulary in Head Start Preschool Children,” published earlier this month in the Journal of Early Education and Development with a colleague from the University of Denver. This article provides evidence of the interplay between developing executive function skills and early mathematics, with the finding that vocabulary skills were a stronger predictor of mathematics ability over and above executive function skills. Read the article at tandfonline.com.
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