91Թ˵ijԹ 2027

91Թ˵ijԹ 2027

Mission

The 91Թ˵ijԹ (91Թ˵ijԹ) transforms lives through teaching, research, community engagement and creative expression in a diverse and inclusive environment. Serving students, the state, and the communities of Southcentral 91Թ˵ijԹ, 91Թ˵ijԹ is a comprehensive, open access, public university established on the ancestral lands of the  Dena’ina, Ahtna, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, and Eyak/dAXunhyuu Peoples.

Vision

We are known as a university of distinction, transforming lives and communities.

The 91Թ˵ijԹ 2027 Strategic Plan is a framework that defines, communicates, and brings to life our shared expectations for 91Թ˵ijԹ by the year 2027. The plan builds on our strengths, and focuses attention and resources on delivering high-quality education to meet the needs of the people of 91Թ˵ijԹ, and building a better future.

After months of meetings, stakeholder engagement, and comprehensive interaction at all levels of our institution, 91Թ˵ijԹ 2027 consists of 5 key aspirations we want to reach by the year 2027, and subsequent strategies to achieve each of them.

Aspiration #1: We put students first.

  • 91Թ˵ijԹ becomes a student-centered institution.
  • Equity gaps in student learning and achievement are narrowed.
  • Students are retained, persist, and graduate at increasing rates.
  • Students develop and achieve 91Թ˵ijԹ’s Core Learning Competencies.

Aspiration #2: We create a culture of equity and inclusion by embracing our diversity.

  • Increase student, faculty, and staff diversity.
  • Address and strive to eliminate systemic racism from our policies and practices.
  • Create a sense of belonging and community for marginalized groups.
  • Strengthen existing and develop new meaningful partnerships with 91Թ˵ijԹ Native tribes, corporations, and organizations.
  • Focus and align priorities within Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan with these strategies.

Aspiration #3: We embrace our role as a trusted and respected community partner.

Demonstrate value and meaningful progress on 91Թ˵ijԹ 2027 aspirations
Align and communicate 91Թ˵ijԹ capacity to meet community needs
Deepen and expand community engagement beyond current level

Aspiration #4: We positively impact communities and the world through innovation.

  • Strengthen interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Enhance scholarship, service, and teaching related to the Arctic, aligned with 91Թ˵ijԹ’s mission.
  • Increase external sponsorship of research, scholarship, and creative activities, expanding student opportunity where possible.

Aspiration #5: We accelerate excellence through continuous improvement.

  • Reduce barriers and redundancies in administrative processes.
  • Enhance revenue and financial sustainability through increased enrollment, external support, fundraising, and fee-for-service entrepreneurial activities.
  • Strengthen 91Թ˵ijԹ’s environmental sustainability practices.
  • Students develop and achieve 91Թ˵ijԹ’s Core Learning Competencies.