The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) sent a letter September 26 informing us that the governance structures for higher education in Alaska are out of compliance with their standards. They require a response by October 31. Read the letter and the stories which helped prompt it below.
Since 2008 a series of reports commissioned by UA Statewide have found that consolidation to single accreditation will not achieve significant cost savings. All four reports are posted below.
A frightening precedent for what lies in store under a "one UA" is provided by the example of last year's forced merger of the UAA College of Education. Read the NWCCU's report.
Various public documents, letters, editorials, reports and other items have been created as a result of the crisis. We archive a number of them here.