It’s my pleasure to share that UAF has registered as a STARS participant with my support as chancellor. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, or STARS, is a self-assessment tool used by institutions of higher education to measure their sustainability progress. STARS, a program under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, … Continue reading UAF participates in STARS to help set and meet sustainability goals
The first step in reducing UAF’s greenhouse gas emissions is to adopt the tools and methodologies to launch an energy and carbon-reduction program. UAF has partnered with Clean Air-Cool Planet to provide a 2-hour webinar on conducting a carbon footprint inventory using the CA-CP Carbon Calculator. Anyone interested in attending, as well as UAF administrators, faculty, facility management, staff, … Continue reading Carbon footprint webinar June 3
The next Board of Regents meeting will be June 2 – 3, 2011 in Fairbanks in 109 Butrovich. Public testimony will be heard at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, and 9 a.m. Friday, June 3. Sign-up sheets will be available prior to the meeting. Governance groups will be reporting to the board on Thursday … Continue reading Board of Regents meet in Fairbanks June 2 – 3
The special session of the Alaska Legislature ended May 14 with the Senate accepting the House version of the capital budget bill (SB46). The bill will now be transmitted to Gov. Sean Parnell. The governor has 20 working days (excluding Sundays) to review the bill after he receives it to either approve it or exercise … Continue reading Legislative session final update
Alaska Space Grant is offering summer camps for teachers and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The energy camp module for teachers is scheduled for June 13 – 18. More information and registration packages can be found online. The program is free and for educators includes room and board, and possibly also travel within … Continue reading Camp for teachers on polar energy resources, energy engineering and science concepts
Alaska Space Grant is offering summer camps for teachers and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The energy camp module for students will be held June 20 – 25. More information can be found online. Participants will receive college credits. Cost: $720, plus a $25 registration fee.
The Academic Master Plan for the University of Alaska is now complete. Many key players came together to create this plan for the UA System. Printed copies of the plan will be distributed to deans, directors, regents, chancellors and other leaders systemwide. The plan is also available online (PDF).
President Gamble has approved an additional annual leave cash-in opportunity for up to 20 hours for FY12, the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011. With the exception of executive officers, all employees who earn annual leave and are not in a bargaining unit will be eligible to participate in the one-year test program. Currently, employees … Continue reading President Gamble approves additional annual leave cash-in