UA stakeholder survey results announced

The University of Alaska Board of Regents commissioned WayMark Analytics to conduct a statewide survey of key stakeholders in Alaska’s higher education system. The public opinion survey results were reviewed during the Sept.12 Board of Regents meeting. An explanation of the survey results are posted on the New UA website.

More than 3,900 participants shared their viewpoint. Almost all of the participants agreed that having a world-class higher education system in Alaska is important, and that the university needs stable funding. Other areas were evenly split, with about 50 percent who believe it’s important for each campus to have its unique identity, and about 50 percent who believe it’s important to have increased integration throughout the system.

For more about the survey read Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld’s commentary in the Alaska Journal of Commerce and review the presentation to the Board of Regents.