Register for March 5 Core Competency Forum on Personal, Professional and Community Responsibility (9-11 a.m. via Zoom)

How does your program or service help students meet this core competency? How will you know when students have achieved it? Attend this hands-on workshop to incorporate the new UAA core competency, Personal, Professional and Community Responsibility into your program or service and your regular assessment processes. Even if your program or service is already doing this, attendance is important to ensure the institution can report on your efforts.

Bakery Cart opens this Thursday, Jan. 21 for curbside pick-up only

The Culinary Arts students will be selling fresh baked goods starting Thursday, Jan. 21, with pick-up hours starting at 10 a.m. through noon, or until sold out. Bakery cart will be operational Wednesday and Thursday after initial opening day. There will be a variety of baked goods based on what the Culinary Arts students are learning during the week. There will also be to-go coffee available! Online order ONLY — curbside pick-up:

Job opportunity: Academic Affairs Compliance Specialist

Academic Affairs is seeking a Compliance Specialist. The Academic Affairs Compliance Specialist is responsible for maintaining knowledge of compliance requirements and for establishing systems to document, archive and report compliance with those requirements, including for state authorization, licensure and certification, institutional accreditation, and state and federal laws related to the work of the Office of Academic Affairs. The position also develops and sustains effective and efficient processes for the development, approval, archiving and updating of academic agreements, and generally supports the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness in areas of compliance.

Buildings & Energy: Climate Action Plan Sector Series

Alaska Common Ground, in partnership with UAA/APU Books of the Year, is continuing our conversation about Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) with a series exploring the sectors found in the CAP and going into more depth on how to engage our community in working together towards the goals found in the CAP. This will be an opportunity to inform residents and businesses, and all interested Alaskans are welcome to join us. Registration for the free, virtual event at the link provided.

UA BOR reinstates Alpine skiing

UAA Ski Team

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to reinstate the Alpine ski team at the University of Alaska Anchorage Friday. The board's action was in response to its September decision to consider reinstatement of the program if the team could successfully reach established fundraising goals. That effort, led by head coach Sparky Anderson, resulted in local, regional and national supporters exceeding the goal of $628,000, equal to two years of operating expenses.

BOR extends Pitney’s presidential term, discusses racial equity initiative and votes to reinstate UAA Alpine skiing

At its meeting today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents extended the term of UA Interim President Pat Pitney to ensure stability in leadership while the university continues to navigate budget stability and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The search for the next president is anticipated to begin in spring 2022.

Webinar series on Artificial Intelligence to begin Jan. 20

Artificial Intelligence webinar series logo

UAA's College of Business and Public Policy has developed a four-part webinar series on Artificial Intelligence, which will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. with Russell Frew, most recently Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin. Russell will discuss how AI has evolved and impacted industry, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

Spring 2021 Topic Series

UA Human Resources Labor and Employee Engagement will be hosting the Topic Series this Spring. The Topic Series is a platform for provoking thoughtful and meaningful discussions between UA employees. It operates similar to a book club. You can view topics and sign up for each discussion through the new UA Human Resources Training and Development webpage.

Recommend students for Chancellor's MLK Student Appreciation Event

The Chancellor's Martin Luther King Jr. Student Appreciation program is an annual event celebrating the many contributions of students who make a difference at UAA. It is an opportunity for the Chancellor to recognize the students you recommend and honor one of Dr. King's important messages: We, as individuals, can make a difference in the lives of others and our communities. Staff and faculty members recommend students who serve our campus community, both in the limelight and behind the scenes. Please honor those students by submitting their names for this recognition.

Leadership In Your Style Student Competition

Leadership in Your Style drawing featuring UAA students and Spirit with hands held and arms raised

Leadership in Your Style is a unique opportunity for students to show the campus their leadership style! We are looking for students to showcase their thoughts on leadership using any media — spoken word, painting, essay, song, etc. After a review by the MLK committee, one student will be selected for a $500 cash prize and will be announced at the MLK Student Appreciation event on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. Students can sign up at