Expedited Program Review Status

CONTEXT

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a strong and vibrant institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). UAA is dedicated to serving the needs of our students and the state of Alaska, and we are committed to providing our students the highest quality academic programs and student support services. Student Success is our priority, and our graduation rates continue to rise. The NWCCU reaffirmed UAA’s accredited status in January 2019. 

After an unprecedented year, the University of Alaska System is facing a second consecutive $25M cut in State funding, which will be followed by an additional $20M cut in 2020-21.To address these significant budget challenges UAA will need to reduce the number of degree programs we can offer.

It is important to understand that the majority of UAA's degree and certificate programs will not be affected by the budget reductions. In order to make difficult decisions about which majors will be retained, an expedited academic program review began in February 2020 and will conclude in June 2020 when the Board of Regents makes final decisions. 

UAA’s Deans, Provost and Chancellor will review each major/program and make 1 of 6 recommendations*:

Enhancement – Enhance with additional resources such as new faculty or staff.
Continuation – Continue the program as is without any changes.
Revision – Revise the program (such as changing future program requirements) but do not discontinue it.
Continued Review – Review the program again within 2 years after specific issues identified in the review are addressed.
Suspension – Stop accepting new students into the major.
Deletion –Assist students currently in the major to complete their degree/certificate within a defined time period and then discontinue/delete the major.

*For the purposes of this website, the terms academic program and major are interchangeable.

TIMELINE FOR STATUS UPDATES 

Week of Feb. 24th - Deans inform students, faculty, and staff in their colleges about their recommendations
Week of March 9th  - Provost makes recommendations to the Chancellor
Week of March 23rd - Chancellor informs UAA community of proposed actions requiring BOR decisions
Week of April 1st  - UA System Academic Council makes recommendations
Week of April 14th - BOR Academic & Student Affairs Committee makes recommendations
Week of June 5th - BOR announces program reductions, suspended admissions, discontinuations 

ACRONYMS

UAA = University of Alaska Anchorage
UA System = University of Alaska System
BOR = Board of Regents

STATUS UPDATES

The following table shows the status at each level of review. 

Review Status

Program Dean Optional Program Response Provost Chancellor UA System Academic Council BOR Academic and Student Affairs Committee BOR Final Decision
Accounting (AAS) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Accounting (BBA) Enhancement   Enhancement Enhancement N/A N/A N/A
Air Traffic Control (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Alutiiq Language (OEC) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Anthropology (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Anthropology (MA) Deletion Response Deletion Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Applied Geological Sciences (MS) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Applied Technologies Leadership (BS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Architectural and Engineering Tech (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Art (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Art (BFA) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Automotive Tech (UC-AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Aviation Administration (AAS) Suspension   Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Aviation Maint Tech (UC-AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Aviation Tech (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Biological Sciences (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Biological Sciences (MS) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Business Comp Info Systems (AAS) Continued Review   Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Chemistry (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Children's Mental Health (GC) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Civic Engagement (UC) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion  Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Civil Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Civil Engineering (MS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Clinical Psychology (MS) Deletion Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Clinical-Community Psychology (PhD) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Comp Net Tech, Comp Syst Tech (AAS), Cisco Net Assoc (OEC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Comp Science (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Comp Systems Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Construction Mgmt (AAS-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Corrections (OEC-UC) Revision   Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Creative Writing and Literary Arts (MFA) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion  Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Culinary Arts (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Dental Asstg (UC-AAS) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Dental Hygiene (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Diesel Power Technology (UC-AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Dietetics (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Dietetics and Nutrition (GC-MS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Early Childhood Development (AAS) Continued Review   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Early Childhood Spec Education (MED) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Economics (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Economics (BBA) Continuation Response  Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Ed Leadership (GC-MED) Continued Review   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Electrical Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
English (BA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
English (MA) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Environment and Society (BS) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Finance (BBA) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Fire and Emergency Svcs Tech (AAS) Enhancement   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
General Business (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
General Management (MBA) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
General Program (AA) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Geological Sciences (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Geomatics (AAS) Revision Response Temporary Suspension Temporary Suspension N/A

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Geomatics (BS) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Mgmt (BBA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Global Supply Chain Mgmt (MS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Health Sciences (BS) Enhancement   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
History (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Hospitality Administration (BA) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Human Services (AAS-BHS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Human Services (Children's Behavioral Health OEC, Conflict Resolution OEC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Indust Process Instr, Process Tech (AAS), Petro Tech (UC) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
International Studies (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Journalism and Public Comm (BA) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A Revision and Reduction Revision and Reduction
Justice (BA) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Language Education (GC) Continued Review   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Languages (BA) Revision   Revision Revision N/A Revision and Reduction Revision and Reduction
Legal Studies (AAS-BA-PBCT) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Legal Studies (Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal UC) Deletion   Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Logistics and Supply Chain Ops (AAS) Suspension   Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Logistics and Supply Chain Ops (OEC) Suspension   Deletion Deletion N/A N/A N/A
Logistics and Supply Chain Ops (UC) Suspension   Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Management (BBA) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Management Information Systems (BBA) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Marketing (BBA) Continuation   Continued Review Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Mathematics (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Medical Lab Science (AAS-BS) & Phlebotomist (OEC) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Medical Office Coding (OEC) & Medical Asstg (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Millwright (OEC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Music (BA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Music (BM) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Natural Sciences (BS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Nursing (AAS-BS) Enhancement   Enhancement Enhancement N/A N/A N/A
Nursing (DNP) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Nursing (GC-MS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Occupational Safety and Health (AAS-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Office Foundations and Support (OEC) Suspension   Deletion Deletion  N/A N/A N/A
Outdoor Leadership (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Paramedical Technology (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Pharmacy Technology (OEC) Enhancement   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Philosophy (BA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Physical Education (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Political Science (BA) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Professional Piloting (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Project Management (MS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Psychology (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Public Administration (MPA) Revision   Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Public Health Practice (MPH) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Radiologic Tech (Diagnostic Med Sonography AAS) Revision Response Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Radiologic Tech (Limited Radiography OEC) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion N/A N/A N/A
Radiologic Tech (Radiologic Tech AAS) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Refrigeration and Heating (OEC-UC-AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A
Social Work (BSW) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Social Work (MSW) Enhancement   Enhancement Enhancement N/A N/A N/A
Sociology (BA-BS) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Special Education (GC-MED) Continued Review Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Speech-Language Pathology (PBCT) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Surgical Technology (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Teaching and Learning (MED) Continued Review Response Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Technology (AAS) Revision   Revision Revision N/A N/A N/A
Theatre (BA) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Veterinary Assisting (OEC) Continuation   Continuation Continuation N/A N/A N/A
Welding and Nondestructive Testing (AAS) Suspension   Deletion Deletion Discontinuation Discontinuation Discontinuation
Welding and Nondestructive Testing (OEC-UC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review N/A N/A N/A