Update on UA restructuring planning process

August 26, 2019

Office of Public Affairs


In today’s video update President Johnsen discusses the planning process underway in response to the direction passed by the Board of Regents on July 30. President Johnsen outlines the steps being taken toward an inclusive planning process, which includes:

  • The academic planning sessions attended by more than 200 people from around the system held last week.

  • Work underway to reduce administrative cost and move funds from administration to invest them into academic programs and student services.

  • The meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 of the Board of Regents Subcommittee on Restructuring the University of Alaska. The subcommittee will review an interim report on this process.

  • The meeting on September 12-13 of the Board of Regents, where President Johnsen will propose a strategic approach for academic planning and a request to move forward with systemwide academic program reviews that will include faculty, staff and community members.

The Board of Regents will review plans for academic program changes/approve direction at its meeting in November.

Visit www.alaska.edu/newua for updates on planning work and all resources. There you will find a link to a stakeholder survey. The deadline to complete the survey is August 30.

Thank you, and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!