The vote overturns a declaration that allowed for the expedited elimination of academic programs and layoffs of tenured faculty.
Dunleavy halves University of Alaska budget vetoes, spreading cuts over three years
An agreement between Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the University of Alaska Board of Regents will see a $25 million cut in funding for this budget year. The next two years would see cuts of $25 million and $20 million.
University of Alaska regents move to consolidate UA accreditation
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-3 to move towards consolidating the entire university system into a single accredited university.
University of Alaska Board of Regents votes to declare financial exigency
The declaration comes as the university grapples with a roughly 40% funding cut from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item veto and legislators’ failed attempts to override the veto.
University of Alaska task force looking at potential restructure of UA system
A University of Alaska task force will look at four different options for restructuring the UA system. The “status quo” option would keep the three universities under one system.
UA Board of Regents begins process to eliminate UAA education department
The largest point of opposition to UA President Jim Johnsen’s plan came from Juneau-based Regent Dale Anderson, who accused Johnsen of consolidating most of the initial licensure program responsibility to the Fairbanks campus.
Arctic climate change researchers still conflicted over UAF’s coal-fired powerplant
The new $245 million powerplant, scheduled to come online next year, will feature updated technology that’ll reduce most pollutants – but it will continue to emit greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet. Many on campus say that conflicts with UAF’s leadership in Arctic climate-change research.
With new regents, Walker alters geographic makeup of university board
Gov. Bill Walker has named four new members to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, changing its geographic composition.