Core Themes and Indicators


Educate: Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Lifelong Learners

Objective 1: Meet standards for learning outcomes of academic programs.

  • Indicator 1: Students achieve intended learning outcomes within their programs.
  • Indicator 2: Students perform similarly to peers on programmatic national exams.

Objective 2: Retain and graduate degree-seeking undergraduate students.

  • Indicator 3: First-time undergraduate degree-seeking students persist and graduate.

Objective 3: Prepare undergraduate students for further study, future employment, and contemporary life.

  • Indicator 4: Seniors score similarly to their peers at other institutions on the ETS Proficiency Profile examination.
  • Indicator 5: Graduates enroll in further higher education programs.
  • Indicator 6: Seniors respond similarly to their peers at other institutions to select National Survey of Student Engagement questions.

Objective 4: Mentor or guide graduate students to master a subject area or advance knowledge.

  • Indicator 7: Graduates secure jobs or continue their education.
  • Indicator 8: Students produce independently reviewed research and creative products. (same as indicator 14)

Research: Create and Disseminate New Knowledge, Insight, Technology, Artistic, and Scholarly Works

Objective 5: Faculty publish peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books.

  • Indicator 9: Faculty publish peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books.
  • Indicator 10: Faculty conduct externally funded research at a rate comparable to peer reserach institutions.
  • Indicator 11: Faculty publications are commonly cited.

Objective 6: Exhibit and perform creative works.

  • Indicator 12: Faculty perform and exhibit at the state, national, and international level.

Objective 7: Engage graduate and baccalaureate students in research, scholarship, and creative activity.

  • Indicator 13: Baccalaureate students complete a research course or project.
  • Indicator 14: Students produce independently reviewed research and creative products. (same as indicator 8)

Objective 8: Collect, preserve, and provide access to intellectual, cultural, and natural history collections.

  • Indicator 15: UA Museum of the North collections are used for research by visiting scholars and students.
  • Indicator 16: Rasmuson Library Alaska and Polar Regions collections are used by scholars, students, and the public.

Prepare: Alaska's Career, Technical, and Professional Workforce

Objective 9: Prepare students for the professional, career and technical workforce.

  • Indicator 17: Professional, career and technical students graduate in Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development high-demand job area programs.
  • Indicator 18: Rural campus students graduate in Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development high-demand job area programs or from programs that prepare them for rural jobs.
  • Indicator 19: Professional, career and technical students pass programmatic state or national exams.

Objective 10: Help prepare secondary students for postecondary career pathways.

  • Indicator 20: High school students complete tech prep courses and programs.

Connect: Alaska Native, Rural, and Urban Communities by Sharing Knowledge and Ways of Knowing

Objective 11: Academic programs relevant to Alaska Native and rural residents are delivered broadly across Alaska.

  • Indicator 21: Alaska Native and rural high school students earn certificates and degrees at rates similar to other students.
  • Indicator 22: Students complete Aalska Native and rural-related courses and programs.

Objective 12: Alaksa Native knowledge and ways of knowing are integrated into academic programs.

  • Indicator 23: Student projects, theses and dissertations incorporate indigenous knowledge.
  • Indicator 24: Collaborative use of indigenous knowledge is demonstrated in independently reviewed research and creative products.

Objective 13: Document and share Alaska Native and rural cultural and historical information.

  • Indicator 25: Alaska Native Language Archive collections are used by scholars, students, and the public.

Engage: Alaskans through Outreach for Continuing Education and Community and Economic Development

Objective 14: Partner with Alaska communities on issues of mutual interest.

  • Indicator 26: Partnerships demonstrate impacts that are mutually beneficial to the university and the community, and result in faculty scholarship.

Objective 15: Involve Alaskans in lifeling learning.

  • Indicator 27: Alaskans complete non-credit courses and workshops.
  • Indicator 28: Youth participate in the 4-H program and develop life skills.

Objective 16: Communicate research-based knowledge.

  • Indicator 29: Research-based publications intended for the general public are distributed to Alaskans.
  • Indicator 30: Alaskans participate in advisory board meetings and consultations with service faculty and staff.

Objective 17: Collaborate with individuals, businesses, and agencies to diverisfy and grow local and state economies.

  • Indicator 31: Businesses engage with UAF in agreements that lead to economic development.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. UAF does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at  www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination.

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