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UAS conducts convocation ceremonies before each fall semester.  Convocation, meaning an assembly of university members, is used to promote collaboration between faculty and staff at the university.  It also serves to welcome new faculty and introduce them to UAS policy and operating procedures.

Spring Startup

Early each January UAS offers several days of professional development opportunities to faculty and staff under the Spring Startup event. Past topics have included presentations on UAS Technologies for Effective Teaching, Effective Advising Using Degree Works, How Faculty Can Help Students Succeed, Grants 101: Submitting and Managing Your Grant at UAS, Research at UAS, a faculty roundtable about innovative pedagogies, and various training sessions on the use of BlackBoard.

Adjunct Orientation

Prior to the beginning of each fall and spring semester, UAS conducts formal orientations for adjunct faculty at each campus. These sessions are focused on giving adjunct faculty relevant information they need to succeed as instructors, including orienting them to available administrative, technological, and other resources.


UAS’ Fall convocation is scheduled for August 19-20, 2014 on the Juneau Auke Lake campus. Events include presentations by the Chancellor, Provost, and Faculty Senate President.  School and department meetings will also be held, as well as faculty and staff general assemblies, and opportunities for professional development.  This year's agenda includes Title IX training for all UAS faculty.  Click here for most recent agenda.

Spring Startup

The next Spring Startup event will take place during the week of January 5th, 2015. 

Adjunct Orientation

The next Adjunct Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 21st on the Juneau Campus.  Click here for the most recent agenda.

2014 UAS Convocation Packet

Below are the links to Convocation Packet Handouts.

Convocation Agenda
Chancellor's Reception


Adjunct Orientation Handouts

Draft Adjunct Orientation Agenda

Breakout Sessions

Stay Tuned!

We’re interested in feedback from all faculty about the UAS Fall Convocation—its organization, scheduling, and value to you professionally.

Your response to this questionnaire will help the Faculty Senate President and Provost as they plan future Convocations. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. It is voluntary and it is completely anonymous. That said, your feedback will be most useful.

To fill out the survey, click here.


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