Continuity plan for academics during uncertain fiscal climate

Question

Will the university be able to maintain teaching students — hold classes — during this uncertain fiscal time? What is the plan for educating the students?

Response

Yes. The university is dedicated to its core mission of educating students. So if there is no state appropriation for the university’s operating budget by July 1,  UAF will continue its educational programs and services, including graduate student funding, advising, and student placement testing. Similarly, UAF will continue to conduct externally funded research and educational and outreach grants.

Please refer to the FY18 Operating Budget Impasse Employee Information website http://www.alaska.edu/hr/budget-impasse-info/ for additional information and answers to frequently asked questions.

There will also be a budget forum on Friday, June 23, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Wood Center ballroom on the Fairbanks campus. The event will be webcast at media.uaf.edu and archived for those who can’t make it in person.

—Michelle Renfrew, director, UAF University Relations