I heard the School of Education will not be combining to one due to accreditation issues. What’s the strategic plan for that?

Question

I heard the School of Education will not be combining to one due to accreditation issues. What’s the strategic plan for that?

Response

The UA Board of Regents approved creating a single Alaska College of Education, with lead administrative responsibilities at UA Southeast. Education programs will continue at UAF and UAA, but those programs will become part of another college at each university. A Juneau-based executive dean will be hired at UAS whose responsibilities in part will be to coordinate and align all UA education programs across the state through a UA Teacher Education Council. A final decision about where UAF and UAA education programs

will be moved is not yet made, but will be before the end of the year. The plan is that these programs will be housed in a Division of Education within a school or college, headed by associate deans. The dean of that school or college will be directly responsible for faculty evaluations and finances.

— Roberta Graham, associate vice president, UA Office of Public Affairs