Monday, March 4, 2013

Background: UAA Master Plan 2012

Project Description:

Analyze, refine and update the UAA 2009 Master Plan Update document to incorporate recent changes of the UAA Strategic and Academic Plans, MOA and U-MED comprehensive plans, and other activities shaping the development of the UAA Main Campus.

  • Planning and Design, Feb 2012 - May 2012 (completed)
  • Advertising and Award, May 2012 - Jul 2012 (completed)
  • Implementation, Aug. 2012-Sept 2013 (ongoing)

UA Board of Regents Approval and Motions
  • Preliminary Draft Review, Feb 2013 (completed)
  • Final Draft Review, June 2013
  • Final Board of Regents Approval, Sept 2013

To date (Jan 8, 2013): 

UAA Master Plan Team conducted campus interviews in October 2012. The team provided  information briefings to surrounding community councils in November and December 2012. The team developed draft concepts and narrative revisions in December 2012.

The goal is to provide UAA leadership and the UA Board of Regents with preliminary concept briefing and status updates in January and February, 2013.

2012 Community Council meeting schedule

In late 2012, representatives from UAA's master planning team met with community councils on these dates:

  • Airport Heights Community Council
    Thursday, Dec. 20, 7-8:30 pm

  • Tudor Community Council
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 7-8:30 pm

  • Rogers Park Community Council
    Monday, Nov. 12, 7-8:30 pm

  • University Area Community Council
    Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 7-8:30 pm

Updated vision for UAA Alumni Relations includes higher campus profile and comfortable networking space

(Posted Feb. 25, 2013)
(UAA Alumni Relations is participating in the UAA Master Plan 2012 effort to ensure that alumni concerns are addressed in the new Master Plan. Recent work in Alumni Relations has resulted in an elevated and updated profile for alumni on campus. Here is their latest report, which relates to planning for space on campus.)

UAA can proudly celebrate 43,000 alumni, with 65 percent of them working in Anchorage or Alaska.

Recognizing the power and influence of such an army of successful Seawolves, UAA has spent that last 18 months analyzing its alumni relations effort and preparing to nurture a strong and vital future with its alumni.

In October 2011, UAA engaged consultant Dan White of eAdvancement to evaluate its alumni relations program and develop strategies to increase alumni participation and support.

In December 2011 Chancellor Tom Case created a task force to study alumni challenges and opportunities. The task force delivered a report in June 2012.

Three recommendations emerged from both official UAA reports that relate specifically to the campus’s current master planning effort. They are:
  1. Needed: Higher profile and easier way finding for the UAA Alumni Relations Office on campus.
  2. Needed: A comfortable gathering space for alumni to meet and network with professors, students and other alumni while on campus.
  3. Needed: Attractive display of UAA history and memorabilia in this space to document UAA’s remarkable momentum and growth through the past 50 years.
Download a three-page PDF offering more context for these recommendations.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Rachel Morse, Interim Director of Alumni Relations at