UA regents will meet in Anchorage at end of month

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The University of Alaska Board of Regents will address budget reductions and reaccreditation when it meets Feb. 28 through March 1 in Anchorage.

    According to a press release from the UA system, an unprecedented reduction in state funding and an accreditation failure at UAA’s School of Education will be the central topics of discussion at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

    The meeting agenda includes in-person testimony, a public gathering, discussion about workforce development and committee reports.

    President Jim Johnsen convened an emergency meeting with his executive team and the three chancellors to discuss strategic options and will present those options to the board for its consideration on Feb. 28.

    Regents also will consider options for how the university should move forward with the UAA School of Education. Since Jan. 11 when UAA lost accreditation for early licensure programs, UAA officials and regents have been meeting with and talking to students about how best to meet their interests. Options range from seeking reaccreditation for the UAA School of Education to discontinuing teacher education programs to offering only post-baccalaureate programs at UAA and consolidating undergrad programs at UAF or UAS.

    The board meeting will be live streamed at


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