From the Provost
From the Office of the Provost (previously emailed)
STUDENT SUCCESS WORKING GROUP MEETS FEBRUARY 28
This working group is co-chaired by Jessie Grant, Carol Hedlin, and Joe Nelson and includes representation from all campuses and programs. It is working to develop and implement priority actions in support of student success at all three UAS campuses. Contact any of the co-chairs for more information.
UAS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARDS—DEADLINE FEB 28
A new award opportunity is available for undergraduate students working in partnership with a UAS faculty member on research and creative activity. The deadline for student applications is February 28. Contact Faculty Senate Research & Creative Activity Chair Sanjay Pyare for more information.
FACULTY REVIEW OF COURSE PRE-REQUISITES BY MARCH 4
Faculty are asked to review all course pre-requisites no later than March 4, 2011. A memo sent recently to deans, directors, and department heads/program coordinators notes that beginning Fall semester 2011, UAS will be checking to ensure that students have the required pre-requisites.
NEW FACULTY MEMBER SELECTED FOR ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGES
Mr. Lance Twitchell has accepted the position of tenure-track assistant professor of Alaska Native Languages in the School of Arts and Sciences, Juneau Campus. He will begin his new position in fall semester 2011.
FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS—DEADLINE MARCH 4
Remember the deadline for nominating faculty members for the UAS Faculty Excellence Awards in teaching, research, and service. A new award will also be made for the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member. Details at http://www.uas.alaska.edu/FacultySenate/faculty-excellence-awards.html
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS UNDERWAY IN JUNEAU
SOM faculty member Jonathan Anderson is facilitating a series of faculty development sessions on the Juneau Campus this spring semester. The focus is especially on providing information for new (or relatively new) faculty. Contact Jonathan for further information. Sitka and Ketchikan campuses also offer faculty development activities.
KETCHIKAN CAMPUS DIRECTOR SEARCH—FINALISTS TO VISIT KETCHIKAN AND JUNEAU
Finalists for the Ketchikan Campus Director position will be visiting both Ketchikan and Juneau during the week of February 21. We now have two finalists: Dr. John Garmon informed us that he had to withdraw from consideration.
UAS ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP SEMINAR—FINAL MEETING, FEBRUARY 26
The final UAS Academic Leadership Seminar will take place on Saturday, February 26. Our guest speaker will be retired Chancellor Emeritus Marshall Lind who served at both UAS and UAF. We expect to offer this seminar series again next year, beginning in October.
UAS FACULTY HANDBOOK UPDATING
The Provost’s Office and Faculty Senate are working together to update the current UAS Faculty Handbook. The goal is to produce a fixed version for each academic year that reflects the most up-to-date information. Those involved in the review are Provost Rick Caulfield, Faculty Senate President Sherry Tamone, faculty members Nina Chordas and Priscilla Schulte, plus Provost Office staff member Maria Moya.
SPRING BREAK DATES—MARCH 7-12, 2011
The UAS catalog contains incorrect dates for Spring Break 2011. The correct dates are March 7-12, 2011.
iTEACH APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED—DEADLINE APRIL 11
Applications are now being accepted for the iTeach workshop that will take place at the Sitka Campus during the week of May 16-20. This excellent workshop is focused on helping faculty develop courses for online delivery. For more information contact Mary Purvis at www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/idc