University of Alaska Interim President Pat Pitney delivered the annual State of the University address Wednesday, Feb. 24 during which she highlighted success stories across the UA system and the many ways the university benefits the economic needs of the state.
February 2021 Archive
UA Interim President Pat Pitney outlines university success, emphasizes stability and a bright future in State of the University address
Educators Rising Alaska conference scheduled for Feb. 28–March 1
Educators Rising Alaska will host its annual conference virtually Feb. 28-March 1. The theme for this year’s EdRisingAK is “Rising Above Adversity.” EdRisingAK seeks to support middle school through collegiate students as they become Alaska educators.
Job opening: Student worker positions at the Consortium Library
The Consortium Library would like to invite all UAA students to apply for the Student Worker B position. You will be part of a team that fosters an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful campus community. The library promotes diversity, civility, equity, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. Apply online at https://careers.alaska.edu/ If you are a UAA Club/Organization Advisor, please share this with your members.
UAA achieves bronze-level recognition as Military Friendly School
UAA has earned the 2021–22 Bronze Military Friendly School designation. This marks the 13th consecutive year UAA has been recognized as Military Friendly and the university's first time earning bronze-level distinction.
The learning objectives at UAA's core
A key purpose of institutional accreditation is to answer a deceptively simple question: How do we know our students are learning what we believe they’re learning? This question is at the root of UAA’s culture of continuous growth and improvement — and, like so many complex questions, the answer requires input from our entire community.
UAA Diversity Action Council announces Student Diversity Award recipients
The 19 Student Diversity Award Scholarship recipients significantly enhance diversity at UAA by increasing visibility, creating a welcoming environment and representing student voices through their advocacy.
UA Board of Regents to decide on UAA athletic programs and hear from Gov. Mike Dunleavy during Feb. 25-26 meeting
Meeting of the full board to discuss issues including UAA athletics, the Alaska College of Education, board goals and measures, and to hear committee reports and updates from UA Interim President Pat Pitney, university chancellors, and governance groups. Regents also will be given an in-depth look at the College of Health through a “Did You Know” video and presentation on the overall success of health programs.
Office of the Registrar hosts Transfer Brown Bag Feb. 24
Priority registration for Fall 2021 begins April 2nd and students are transferring in to attend UAA. Help make sure you and your students are ready for another amazing semester by attending this transfer credit brown bag session hosted by the Office of the Registrar. We will discuss Local Credit by Exam, Non-Traditional Credit, where to view transfer credit and useful Banner screens. Please save the date, and we look forward to seeing you there!
COVID-19 Research at UAA: Health communication and the big picture
Join ISER on Thursday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. for the second virtual brown bag session in a two-part series on COVID-19 research done by UAA faculty. During this session, UAA faculty will discuss ongoing projects investigating and evaluating COVID-19 related interventions in Alaska and the circumpolar north. Learn what researchers have found on how contact tracing has impacted COVID-19 transmission, strategies for reaching out to vulnerable Alaskans, and plans to hear community voices on the impacts of COVID-19 in the Arctic.
Job opening: Administrative Assistant/Traffic Manager for UAA Advancement
University Advancement is seeking a primary staff support administrative assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. Additionally as the primary traffic manager for University Advancement this position will have a high level of organizational oversight of the tactical execution of all projects in development, alumni relations and university relations, ensuring clear communication of goals, objectives and timeline of projects. This position will work with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development to manage annual fundraising goals and strategy and coordinate workplace safety.