Expedited Review

A Board of Regents’ Policy 10.06.010 (PDF) allows for an expedited, exceptional program review process tailored to UAF’s particular financial circumstances. At the Sept. 12, 2019 Board of Regents meeting, UAF, UAA and UAS were asked to move forward with expedited reviews to potentially find cost savings. As such, UAF is conducting expedited program reviews during the 2019-2020 and the 2020-21 academic years.  Expedited review will focus on department and program enrollments, cost effectiveness, academic quality and centrality to UAF’s mission

 Next steps:  Review by Statewide Academic Council March 11, 2021; Review by BOR Academic and Student Affairs Subcommittee May 27, 2021. 

Chancellor's listening session Tuesday, Feb. 23rd from 1-2pm
Review the session recording at media.uaf.edu.

Other opportunities for public feedback may be posted here as they arise.

Any active program that was not reviewed in the 2019-20 academic year will be reviewed in 2020-21.

We need to address our fiscal challenges and consider where savings and efficiencies may be appropriate in academic areas. These savings could be achieved through restructures, reductions, or eliminations in some areas.

In order to complete the expedited review process during this academic year, we built the timeline so that any recommendations can go to the UA statewide levels of review in April.



A SWOT analysis looks at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We are not providing a strict framework for the structure of the SWOT analysis, so that programs and departments are able to present their information in the manner that they think is best. We do ask that the report be no longer than four pages.

 Being under review does not mean that your program is under threat, since all UAF programs are being reviewed between 2019-20 and 2020-21.  The process allows us to broadly consider academic efficiencies and cost savings. There are many potential outcomes ranging from continuation without change, to structural revisions, to limited program eliminations. In all cases, students enrolled in programs will be supported to complete their degrees.

 Departments will be invited to send up to two faculty representatives and one student representative to attend the committee’s discussion of their department or program. Representatives are there to observe, and to answer clarifying questions if the committee asks them, not to advocate or present their data.