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Our Mission

Student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska.

Our Vision

The University of Alaska Southeast is recognized as a destination of choice for students seeking excellent academic programs and engaging learning opportunities that integrate the environment and cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Our Values

Excellence We pursue excellence through continuous improvement and innovation in teaching, community engagement, research, scholarship, and creative expression.
Diversity We embody and respect the diversity of each individuals culture, talents and abilities, and educational goals with special attention to Alaska Native heritage unique to Southeast Alaska.
Access We create accessibility to programs and services through use of technology, innovative and creative practices, and personalized services.
Collaboration We forge dynamic and cooperative partnerships internally among students, faculty, staff, and externally with other academic institutions, government agencies, business and industry, and community-based organizations to enhance our effectiveness.
Sustainability We contribute to the economic, social, and ecological sustainability and quality of life of the southeast region and state, nation, and world using the unique opportunities available (e.g., coastal environment, Tongass National Forest, glacial ecosystem, Juneau as Alaska's capital city).
Stewardship We are responsible stewards in the use of our resources and are accountable for results, working in an environment that values the contributions of all.

The Plan in Action

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is a growing institution with a special focus on student success. The three campuses of UAS, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka, offer a wide array of quality educational programs, from workforce certificates to undergraduate and graduate degrees. UAS educational programs and student opportunities are enhanced by the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska. Our signature is Learn, Engage, Change, our small size and focus on active, engaged learning provide exceptional opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional students in a changing world.

The UAS Strategic and Assessment Plan 2013-2019 underscores our vision of a growing university where quality programs and student-centered learning are the norm. It reaffirms the central nature of the services we provide (our mission), interprets our mission into practice (core themes), describes how we will accomplish our core themes (objectives), and explains the ways we measure our performance (indicators).  Details about these core elements can be found on the companion tabs of this Strategic Plan page. In coming years, UAS will use its resources to expand both campus-based and online programs in high-demand areas, to grow a talented workforce, and to contribute toward the vitality and sustainability of the communities we serve. We are confident that this plan, developed by faculty, staff, students, and community members, charts a course that enables us to achieve these goals.