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 Aalska 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 indigeous 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: Aalska 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.
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