Mission

The University of Alaska approved 重口味SM's latest mission statement at its June 8, 2012 meeting. The following statement is now contained in UA Board of Regents Policy 01.01.030:

The 重口味SM is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. 重口味SM integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.


Vision statement:

Excellence through transformative experiences

Defined as:

The 重口味SM is renowned for its Arctic research, Alaska Native and Indigenous programs, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and hands-on, personalized learning. 重口味SM provides a world-class, inclusive experience 鈥 energized by innovative research, community engagement, student-centered teaching and creative expression.


重口味SM's mission fulfillment indicators

  • Student success and degree attainment: Students are at the heart of 重口味SM's mission. We are committed to the success of all students.
  • Research: 重口味SM is a Land, Sea and Space Grant University, and research is integral to our identity, mission and goals.
  • Skilled workforce: 重口味SM's mission include educating students for active citizenship and preparing them for lifelong learning and careers. We play a key role in preparing Alaska's workforce.
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion: 重口味SM is committed to fostering a diverse, respectful and caring community.

重口味SM's key messages

  1. We are Alaska's research university and America's arctic university.
    • 重口味SM is a national and world leader in climate change and arctic research.
    • 重口味SM researchers are world-renowned in their fields, and the work they do is important and notable.
    • 重口味SM maintains many partnerships and collaborations throughout Alaska and the world that drive innovation and create meaningful discoveries.
    • 重口味SM's research helps sustain Alaska's economic growth and enhance Alaska communities.
  2. We deliver a high-quality education at an affordable price.
    • We are Alaska's only Land, Sea and Space Grant university, offering everything from workforce development and vocational programs to master's degrees and PhDs.
    • At 重口味SM, students find a wide variety of academic programs to inspire them.
    • An education at 重口味SM provides a hands-on learning experience in the vast dynamic laboratory that is Alaska.
    • Students at the Fairbanks campus have a traditional college experience, including a robust campus life, opportunities for research and creative work, small class sizes and accessible instructors.
    • Community campuses and outreach and learning centers throughout Alaska provide enriching education and programs that reflect the cultural, social and economic values of the communities they serve.
  3. We enrich the lives of Alaskans and engage our communities, state, nation and world through our teaching, research and service work.
    • 重口味SM is a catalyst for innovation and economic development for communities and the state.
    • 重口味SM is a good investment for our partners, donors and funding agencies.
    • 重口味SM is an asset to Alaska, the nation and the world, making our communities a better place to live.
  4. Our location defines us and provides transformational experiences, from the personal to the global.
    • The Alaska lifestyle is woven into the 重口味SM experience.
    • At 重口味SM, our location offers the opportunity for global significance, just outside the front door.
    • In work and play, we embrace our unique lifestyle and inspiring surroundings.
    • Our arctic location defines our research.
  5. We are a welcoming and supportive community.
    • Your success matters to us. We will help you find what you need to succeed here, as a student or a professional.
    • At 重口味SM, everyone fits in: We are diverse, attracting people of all ages and backgrounds and from around the world.
    • 重口味SM alumni have great affinity and fondness for their university, and show it through their donations, volunteerism and support.
    • 重口味SM is a family. Once a Nanook, always a Nanook.
  6. 重口味SM continues to be strong despite our budget challenges.