March 2020 Archive

UA Procurement & Contract Services staff working remotely

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UA Procurement & Contract Services is observing the guidance from UA President Johnsen on working remotely. Staff will be available by email or by phone at their UA telephone numbers. UA Procurement & Contract Services will provide additional guidance regarding in-person availability as circumstances allow.

University Center lobby closed due to COVID-19

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Enrollment Services and Accounting Services is restricting access to University Center due to COVID-19 in order to ensure social distancing for staff still needed to perform critical functions. Within Enrollment Services, phone service has been ramped up to meet student need and email will be responded to within one business day. We appreciate everyone's understanding during this difficult time. General questions may be directed to 907-786-1480.

Further guidance to faculty on shifting to alternate delivery

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UAA Faculty: Thank you for all you are doing to shift to alternate delivery of your courses. If you have not already done so, please reach out to your students as soon as possible to assure them that you are preparing to reconnect with them next week. This will help reduce their anxiety and also establish your line of communication with them.

UAA COVID-19 Response

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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the University of Alaska Anchorage is collaborating with the statewide University of Alaska (UA) 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.

Visit OIT’s Checklist for Working Remotely

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Learn about options to forward your work phone; if you currently are without internet at home, explore connectivity options; read through tips for setting up your video space; test your bandwidth speed; and more!

Slideshow: UAA in the Time of COVID-19

Signage around the UAA Campus with information about prevention measures in response to the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

View a slideshow that captures how the UAA community is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

New leadership appointments in Administrative Services

Vice Chancellor Beverly Shuford announces new leadership appointments in Administrative Services: Brian deZeeuw has been named director of Financial Services; Ryan Buchholdt, currently the Facilities and Campus Services deputy director/chief of staff, has accepted the interim budget director position.

March 18: Call-in student testimony session for Expedited Program & Administrative Reviews

USUAA has organized a student testimony session focused on UAA’s expedited program review and administrative review on Wednesday, March 18, 5:30–7 p.m. via distance.

Message from Provost regarding moving to alternate delivery

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On March 12, the UA System posted guidance that most courses will shift to alternate delivery for the remainder of the spring semester. Courses will be taught using alternate delivery starting March 23, providing you this week to prepare for that shift.

Call for nominations: $1,000 Affordable Course Materials Award — deadline extended to March 23

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Have you adopted open educational resources (OER)* or otherwise lowered the cost of course materials or textbooks in this or a previous semester? Do you know of a colleague who has? If so, be sure to nominate yourself or a colleague(s) for a $1,000 Consortium Library Affordable Course Materials Award.

March Archive