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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 TBD TBD TBD
Accounting (BBA) Enhancement   Enhancement Enhancement TBD TBD TBD
Air Traffic Control (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Alutiiq Language (OEC) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Anthropology (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Anthropology (MA) Deletion Response Deletion Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Applied Geological Sciences (MS) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Applied Technologies Leadership (BS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Architectural and Engineering Tech (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Art (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Art (BFA) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Automotive Tech (UC-AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Aviation Administration (AAS) Suspension   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Aviation Maint Tech (UC-AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Aviation Tech (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Biological Sciences (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Biological Sciences (MS) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Business Comp Info Systems (AAS) Continued Review   Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Chemistry (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Children's Mental Health (GC) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Civic Engagement (UC) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Civil Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Civil Engineering (MS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Clinical Psychology (MS) Deletion Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Clinical-Community Psychology (PhD) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Comp Net Tech, Comp Syst Tech (AAS), Cisco Net Assoc (OEC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Comp Science (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Comp Systems Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Construction Mgmt (AAS-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Corrections (OEC-UC) Revision   Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Creative Writing and Literary Arts (MFA) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Culinary Arts (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Dental Asstg (UC-AAS) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Dental Hygiene (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Diesel Power Technology (UC-AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Dietetics (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Dietetics and Nutrition (GC-MS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Early Childhood Development (AAS) Continued Review   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Early Childhood Spec Education (MED) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Economics (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Economics (BBA) Continuation Response  Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Ed Leadership (GC-MED) Continued Review   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Electrical Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
English (BA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
English (MA) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Environment and Society (BS) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Finance (BBA) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Fire and Emergency Svcs Tech (AAS) Enhancement   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
General Business (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
General Management (MBA) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
General Program (AA) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Geological Sciences (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Geomatics (AAS) Revision Response Temporary Suspension Temporary Suspension TBD TBD TBD
Geomatics (BS) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Mgmt (BBA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Global Supply Chain Mgmt (MS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Health Sciences (BS) Enhancement   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
History (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Hospitality Administration (BA) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Human Services (AAS-BHS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Human Services (Children's Behavioral Health OEC, Conflict Resolution OEC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Indust Process Instr, Process Tech (AAS), Petro Tech (UC) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
International Studies (BA) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Journalism and Public Comm (BA) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Justice (BA) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Language Education (GC) Continued Review   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Languages (BA) Revision   Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Legal Studies (AAS-BA-PBCT) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Legal Studies (Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal UC) Deletion   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Logistics and Supply Chain Ops (AAS) Suspension   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Logistics and Supply Chain Ops (OEC) Suspension   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Logistics and Supply Chain Ops (UC) Suspension   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Management (BBA) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Management Information Systems (BBA) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Marketing (BBA) Continuation   Continued Review Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Mathematics (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Medical Lab Science (AAS-BS) & Phlebotomist (OEC) Continuation   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Medical Office Coding (OEC) & Medical Asstg (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Millwright (OEC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Music (BA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Music (BM) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Natural Sciences (BS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Nursing (AAS-BS) Enhancement   Enhancement Enhancement TBD TBD TBD
Nursing (DNP) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Nursing (GC-MS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Occupational Safety and Health (AAS-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Office Foundations and Support (OEC) Suspension   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Outdoor Leadership (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Paramedical Technology (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Pharmacy Technology (OEC) Enhancement   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Philosophy (BA) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Physical Education (BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Political Science (BA) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Professional Piloting (AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Project Management (MS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Psychology (BA-BS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Public Administration (MPA) Revision   Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Public Health Practice (MPH) Continued Review Response Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Radiologic Tech (Diagnostic Med Sonography AAS) Revision Response Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Radiologic Tech (Limited Radiography OEC) Suspension Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Radiologic Tech (Radiologic Tech AAS) Continuation Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Refrigeration and Heating (OEC-UC-AAS) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD
Social Work (BSW) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Social Work (MSW) Enhancement   Enhancement Enhancement TBD TBD TBD
Sociology (BA-BS) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Special Education (GC-MED) Continued Review Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Speech-Language Pathology (PBCT) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Surgical Technology (AAS) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Teaching and Learning (MED) Continued Review Response Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Technology (AAS) Revision   Revision Revision TBD TBD TBD
Theatre (BA) Deletion Response Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Veterinary Assisting (OEC) Continuation   Continuation Continuation TBD TBD TBD
Welding and Nondestructive Testing (AAS) Suspension   Deletion Deletion TBD TBD TBD
Welding and Nondestructive Testing (OEC-UC) Continued Review   Continued Review Continued Review TBD TBD TBD