Dr. Steve Atwater, Dean of School of Education
Office: 712A Gruening Building
Mission and Goals of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is a multicampus institution with responsibility for providing a range of programs including public service, research and doctoral programs, liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate education, certificate and associate degree vocational education, and developmental and life-long learning to traditional as well as nontraditional students.
UAF is a separately accredited major academic and administrative unit of the University of Alaska, the state's only publicly supported system of higher education. UAF is the only unit within the institution with a large number of rural campuses throughout the state and the only unit with responsibility to deliver programs and courses to off-campus place-bound rural students through distance delivery methods.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is committed to having a diverse student body, and it actively recruits and encourages the enrollment of underrepresented students from local, state, national, and international communities.