The University of Alaska Fairbanks is distinctive in the University of Alaska system for its research-intensive mission, its Ph.D. programs, its Land Grant status, and its service to rural and Alaska Native peoples. These elements are central to the strategic direction of UAF, America's Arctic University.
The primary task of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Master Planning Committee (MPC), an advisory committee to the chancellor, is to assist in the implementation and updating of UAF's CMP. The BOR policy provides that the CMP be reviewed and updated on a five to seven year cycle.
The Office of Planning, Analysis and Institutional Research offers a broad array of decision support services to all members of the university community. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the analysis and interpretation of institutional data and the provision of information to support planning and decision making.
The University of Alaska's Strategic Pathways framework addresses the many challenges facing our university. Each main campus – Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau—will focus research and teaching on its unique set of strengths, capabilities, advantages and opportunities.