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Mission

A.2. What is the institution's mission?

The missions of the University of Alaska system and the University of Alaska Anchorage are articulated in UA Board of Regents’ Policy, Chapter 01.01 Mission.

The mission of the University of Alaska is to inspire learning, and to advance and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service, emphasizing the North and its diverse peoples.

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.

This mission recognizes the UAA commitment to instruction at a number of academic levels, service to diverse peoples and communities, and success of all students, regardless of their higher education goals. It honors both the community college and the baccalaureate, graduate and research roots of the institution.