JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Teams reviewing strategies for streamlining operations at the University of Alaska have handed their report to UA President Jim Johnsen. Seven teams explored the pros and cons of combining functions of the Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau campuses. they looked at the schools of engineering, teacher education, and management, as well as UA's procurement, IT, research, and athletics.
For example, one team weighed the pros and cons of merging the UAA and UAF sports teams. while it would reduce the budget, it would take a long time to implement and could jeopardize NCAA approval. Johnsen says the report gives him a lot to think about.
Meetings are scheduled next month for students, faculty, and staff to provide input: at UAF on September 1st, the UAA Student Union cafeteria on September 7th, and at UA-southeast on September 13th.
Johnsen is set to share his recommendations with the board of regents at next month's meeting.