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UAS Strategic and Assessment Plan Overview

Mission Statement

The University of Alaska Southeast is a student-centered university that provides instruction in liberal arts, professional, and technical fields. On the homelands of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, we serve the coastal environments, cultures, economies, and communities of Alaska through interdisciplinary education, workforce development, and scholarship, research, and creative activity.

Approved by the Board of Regents on February 25, 2021. Read here about the process used to update our mission.

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 coastal environments, cultures, economies, and communities of Alaska.

Our Values

We pursue excellence through continuous improvement and innovation in teaching, community engagement, research, scholarship, and creative expression.
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.
We create accessibility to programs and services through use of technology, innovative and creative practices, and personalized services.
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.
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).
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 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 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 objectives), describes how we will accomplish our core objectives (goals), and explains the ways we measure our performance (metrics). 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.