Strategic Direction Update at Fall 2012 Convocation
Gamble said five themes emerged from outreach meetings held around the state over the past year
President Patrick Gamble addressed the UAS faculty and staff at the Fall 2012 Convocation on the Auke Lake campus, August 22, 2012. President Gamble gave an update on the UA Strategic Direction Initiative, including the findings of Phase 1 and transition to Phase 2. The foundation of SDI is the UA core mission of teaching, learning, research and excellence. Gamble said it is student based and “all about student outcomes.” Gamble said five themes emerged from outreach meetings held around the state over the past year: Improve Student Achievement, Enhance K-12 Partnerships, Increase Industry Partnerships, Expand Research and Development, Improve Accountability to Alaskans. When asked how these themes fit into cultural support and survival, Gamble said initiatives are underway to better engage rural Alaska Native high school and college students in math and science through i.e. subsistence based curriculum.