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1 BOGDAN HOANCA UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE Plenary II – Mission, Core Themes, & Achievement Indicators

2 UAA’s context Public university Part of a system of three independently accredited campuses Largest of three major campuses  20,000 students  2000 staff  1200 faculty Extended reach  Five community campuses 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

3 UAA’s context (cont’d) Comprehensive mission  200 programs of study  Certificates to 2-year to graduate programs Open access Wide diversity of student body Double identity  Community college  Four-year university 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

4 It is all about students: UAA’s mission statement The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment. 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

5 Fulfilling the UAA Mission: UAA 2017 Strategic Plan Teaching Research Engagement,... higher education needs of the state, its communities Rich, diverse, and inclusive environment UAA mission UAA 2017 Strategic Priorities Instructional programs Research mission Public square UAA community Student success 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

6 Aligning the UAA 2017 Strategic Plan with Accreditation Core Themes Teaching Research Engagement,... higher education needs of the state, its communities Rich, diverse, and inclusive environment UAA mission Instructional programs Research mission Student success Public square UAA community UAA 2017 Strategic Priorities UAA 2010 Accreditation Core Themes 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

7 Where do we go next? 4/27/2015 B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II 7 Examples of indicators for two core themes  Instructional Programs  Student Success A paradigm shift  Student Success revisited

8 Instructional Programs: Selected Indicators Direct measures of learning  Course grades  Outcome assessments  Honors and awards Surveys  Graduates  Employers External evaluation  Program accreditation  Advisory groups 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

9 Student Success: Example of Indicators Access  Participation of minority populations  Financial aid distribution  Impact of preparatory programs Persistence/retention  All students  Underprepared students  At-risk student groups Completion – graduation rates Distinction 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

10 Student success: a paradigm shift First-time, full-time graduation within six years does not represent UAA students’ goal 40% of UAA students are not degree seeking 63% of UAA students are not full time  Work/life/study balance Realistic indicator must reflect the diversity of student goals 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

11 New indicator: goal attainment Defines distinct goals for degree seeking and non- degree seeking students Extends time horizon to 10 years Includes intermediate goals Considers only already existing data 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II

12 Serving all of our students: Not just first time full time… 4/27/2015 B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II 12

13 Ron Baker: I am from NWCCU and I am here to help you Alignment of strategic and accreditation goals  Done Alignment of strategic and accreditation indicators  In progress Streamline of governance structures  Alignment of assessment with curriculum review – in progress Streamline of management processes  Alignment of strategic, financial and accreditation metrics UAA has already benefited from the new accreditation process! 4/27/ B. Hoanca, UAA -- Plenary II


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