March 2020 Archive

March 27, 2020: Effective Communication workshop

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UAA Staff Council is hosting a webinar, taught by Deer Oaks, on Effective Communication from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

Congratulations to Staff Recognition Award Honoree Tammie Willis

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Tammie Willis is the Associate Director of Residence Life for the KPC campus residence halls. She has incredible perseverance and determination, never giving up on even the hardest situation. Her resolve lends to her ability to relate to any student from any background. She is very encouraging, particularly of personal growth.

Job opening: Education Coordinator

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The Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program provides a pathway for students to prepare for and enter into healthcare careers, leading them into the workforce and supporting their continued development. Seeking applications for the Education Coordinator position.

Spring withdrawal deadline extended to April 10

The withdrawal deadline has been extended to April 10th in response to COVID-19. Students are encouraged to try the new delivery methods of their courses before choosing to withdraw. If they are an international student, a student athlete, and/or are receiving financial aid or military tuition assistance/VA educational benefits, it is important that students be aware that they may be negatively impacted by withdrawing. Students should reach out to their academic advisor and/or the appropriate office to discuss impacts prior to withdrawing.

March 26, 2020: Town Hall on Chancellor Recommendations

A virtual town hall to update the UA community on the process going forward for expedited academic review recommendations will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Recommendations on program eliminations or suspensions have been submitted by Chancellors Caulfield, Sandeen and White to President Jim Johnsen.

Changes to Enrollment Services Call Center

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Despite a great deal of effort and collaboration with IT, we have been unable to stand up the Enrollment Services Call Center (786-1480) remotely. Individual employees still have access to their individual work numbers via jabber; otherwise, for the fastest response, students, staff and faculty are encouraged to email.

Access to UAA campus buildings currently restricted

As part of UAA’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, access to UAA campus buildings is currently restricted. In order to preserve the health and safety of our campus community, all buildings are locked. Students and employees who need to be present on campus may access buildings using keys or WolfCards.

Indoor gardening tips from UAA Employee Wellness

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Staying wellthy and staying green: UAA Employee Wellness intern, Zach, and his family show us how to create an indoor garden using common household items you may already have.

UAA College of Health shares personal protective equipment to meet community needs

UAA PPE donation to DHSS loaded in the back of a pick-up truck

The UAA College of Health and university incident management teams donated 37 cases of PPE, including rubber gloves, face masks and isolation gowns, to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Chancellor updates on COVID-19, expedited program review and administrative review

Latest messages from UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

Please take a moment to view the latest updates from UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen regarding COVID-19 as well as expedited program and administrative reviews.

March Archive