Tax Forms and Tax Help

Tax forms have arrived at the library! You’ll find them just across from the Main Circulation Desk. We have the following forms and instructions:

1040EZ

1040A

1040

Need help with your taxes? Visit one of the many free tax preparation sites in Anchorage before April 18 to have your federal income taxes prepared and filed for free by one of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified volunteers. Consult the calendar below for more information.

AARP Tax-Aide

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Institutional self-study continues Feb. 24 with effectiveness and improvement open forum

Institutional self-study continues Feb. 24 with effectiveness and improvement open forum

What makes UAA unique? What do you value most about the learning that occurs at UAA? What is distinctive about a UAA graduate? Discuss these questions and more as UAA engages in an institutional self-study. As part of the process, the Office of Academic Affairs will host open forums throughout the academic year addressing UAA’s core themes.

All open forums will be available by distance to the community campuses. Follow the links below to register for individual sessions.

Questions? Please contact Academic Affairs at uaa_oaa@uaa.alaska.edu.

Open Forum: Effectiveness and Improvement
Friday, Feb. 24, 9–11 a.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Register

Review of Draft Report
Friday, April 7, 9-11 a.m.
Gorsuch Commons, Room 107
Register

Think Tank with Alaska Food Policy Council- March 2

March 2: Think Tank with Alaska Food Policy Council

Think Tank Series
Thursday, March 2, 1-2:15 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Guest agency: Alaska Food Policy Council
Topic: What does food security mean to you, and how should we strengthen the food system here?

Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community members–join us to assist this organization and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!

Pizza will be provided.

Parking note: Free parking for this event is available in the Library Lot. Please allow extra time to find parking.

This Think Tank is co-hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Community Engagement & Learning.

Details on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/ events/1826178027650953

Register now for AY2017 General Education Assessment workshops; next session is March 10

Register now for AY2017 General Education Assessment workshops; next session is March 10

Building on September’s General Education Open Forum, Dan Kline (director of General Education) will lead a series of workshops for faculty from across UAA (1) to develop a curriculum map of their majors and programs, (2) to align their programs and majors to UAA GER outcomes, (3) to create assignments and rubrics to evaluate Student Learning Outcomes, and (4) to map out an approach to assessment that fosters the programs and majors as well as the GER assessment required by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ reaffirmation of UAA’s accreditation.

Throughout the process, we will be developing practical tools for curriculum mapping and assessment, and at the end of the CAFE series, we hope to have a group of programs and majors that are willing to pilot this assessment process in Spring 2017.

Last year, the GER Curriculum Mapping Workshops led to further development of a shared rubric which can be used in both GER courses and by programs to assess outcomes in written communication, oral communication and information literacy. This year’s workshops will lead to the creation of shared rubrics
in social sciences, humanities and fine arts.

You do not need to have attended the General Education Open Forum, nor do you have to attend all three CAFE sessions to benefit from the discussion. The workshop series will be repeated in Spring 2017. All faculty, programs and majors are invited—from certificates and associate degrees to baccalaureate,
 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Spring 2017 workshop schedule:

General Education Assessment Workshop 2: Outcomes and Rubric
Friday, March 10, 10–11:30 a.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance
Register

General Education Assessment Workshop 3: Rubric and Student Work
Friday, April 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance
Register

General Education Soiree
Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9 (times TBD)
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance
Register

Co-sponsored by the General Education Advisory Committee (GERA), Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

Questions? Contact Dr. Dan Kline, General Education Director, at (907) 786-4364 or dtkline@alaska.edu. Questions about connecting by distance? Email uaa_oaa@uaa.alaska.edu.

It’s textbook time!

The Consortium Library does not purchase textbooks for classes, but fortunately you have some alternatives:

1) Stop by the Library’s circulation desk to see if the book for your class has been put on reserve by your professor. Make sure you know the instructor’s last name and the title of the item. Or you can check for yourself by going to the Library Catalog, change the default from “All Collections” and choose Course Reserves Consortium or Course Reserves LC (Learning Commons).  You can search by instructor last name, course name, or course ID.

2) Check if you are able to rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.

3) Try one of the websites listed in our Textbook guide to rent, download, purchase used, or access an open textbook.

Good luck with the spring semester!

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New Library Hours

Good news! The library will be increasing its hours for the Spring semester. We appreciate all the feedback we’ve received regarding hours, and we hope that this adjustment will better serve your study needs.

hours

Beginning January 17th, the library hours will be:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM ****
Friday: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM****

**** After 8 PM entry will be through Card Swipe only to UAA/APU students, staff and faculty.

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