March 2020 Archive

March 31, 2020: Lecture by multi-disciplinary artist Amy Johnson via Zoom

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Amy Johnson will be giving a lecture Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. via Zoom! Johnson is a multi-disciplinary artist who combines contemporary art and craft to explore the balance between what is real and what is not.

March 26, 2020: Post-Award Training — Navigating Banner Grants Module and IR Reports

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Navigating the Banner Grants Module and Institutional Research (IR) Report will be this month's Post Award monthly training topic. The event is open and available to anyone interested in learning more about the research administration tools currently available.

Updates from General Support Services

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Copy & Print Center continues to be available to meet the needs of our UAA community. Mail route needs are being evaluated based on changing availability of UAA departmental staff and how to best serve the UAA community and also limit interaction. Surplus & Relocation is providing services as needed for essential and timely needs.

Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams

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The Department of Homeland Security advises everyone to exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. Instances of these scams are already being reported across the UA system.

Home workout options from UAA Employee Wellness

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UAA Employee Wellness Program intern, Zach, shows you different options of how to create a workout at home. The key is to stay active and do something using anything you have on hand. Quality over quantity!

Join UAA WELLTHY team for 100 Miles in May Challenge — starting early this year!

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The 100 Miles in May Challenge started early this year! Join team UAA WELLTHY and log your activity to reach 100 miles. You can log any activity you do and it will automatically be converted into miles. Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join!

Please take one minute to help another student!

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I hope that your week back on the virtual UAA campus is going well. I know many of you have lots of experience with online learning. Please take one minute of time to help your fellow students by sharing a tip for success.

Chancellor decisions posted for expedited program and administrative reviews

Screenshot from Chancellor Sandeen's March 23 video update on expedited program review and administrative review

On March 23, Chancellor Sandeen announced decisions on both administrative and program reductions for FY20-21. The total reduction assigned to UAA beginning July 1, 2020 is $11.8 million. Despite much needed attention directed at the COVID-19 outbreak, the budget cut based on the compact remains a reality for the University of Alaska, and we have been asked to proceed as planned.

UA coronavirus website is informational hub for university's COVID-19 response

Coronavirus information displayed on the electronic sign UAA Drive and Providence Drive

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the University of Alaska Anchorage is collaborating with the statewide University of Alaska system, federal and local partners to slow the virus spread. Please visit the university's coronavirus response website for the most up-to-date information.

Withdrawal deadline is extended (April 10) and information on grading options for spring and summer 2020

UAA faculty and staff are working hard so that you can successfully complete your spring 2020 coursework. I know the unprecedented change of moving most courses to alternative delivery took us all by surprise. I encourage you to work with your instructors to try the new delivery methods, and I have extended the withdrawal deadline to April 10 to help you do so.