Open Forum on Student Success: Who We are and Where We are Going: March 22 or March 27 or April 5

Open Forum on Student Success: Who We are and Where We are Going

University of Alaska Anchorage has become a member of the Student Success Collaborative, a partnership that will provide data analysis to university administrators about trends in students’ academic performance. UAA is one of more than 450 universities in the country participating in the cohort.

The Student Success Collaborative is a “big data” initiative that analyzes the past decade of student performance at UAA. The goal is to use data analysis to identify courses where students tend to get stuck or slowed down on their way to graduation, and to find the pathways and support services that most enable a student to be successful. If administrators and deans can see where groups of students are having challenges in majors programs, they can take steps to improve UAA’s graduation rates.

The program also provides information that will enable advisors to help students choose their majors more quickly. By looking at where other students who have taken similar courses succeeded, advisors can suggest similar majors or courses. Also, advisors will be able to see if students are having problems progressing in their major and offer help before students fall too far behind.

Save the date for an introduction to this new campus-wide initiative:

Open Forum on Student Success: Who We are and Where We are Going
Three opportunities to attend. All events in UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307.
Thursday, March 22, 9–10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Thursday, April 5, 2–3:30 p.m.

For questions, please contact Interim Vice Provost for Student Success Claudia Lampman at (907) 786-1619 or

Think Tank: Can we make public spaces in Anchorage safe and welcoming for everyone?- March 8

Your thoughts and actions matter!

What: Think Tank: Can we make public spaces in Anchorage safe and welcoming for everyone?

When: Thursday, March 8th | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Pizza Provided

Where: UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Hosted by UAA Environmental Studies, UAA Justice Center, UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning, and the Municipality of Anchorage.

Think Tank Series: A non-profit agency presents a challenge or issue, and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community members — join us to assist this agency and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!

Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL)
University of Alaska Anchorage
LIB 211N
3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
907-786-4062 p

Why Take the LibQUAL Survey? Because We Listen!- After Hours Study Now until Midnight

Why Take the LibQUAL Survey? Because We Listen!

It is clear from the comments from the last LibQUAL survey that the library’s schedule was not addressing the needs of the university students in providing more evening hours. In responding to this concern, the library’s after hours study facility will close at midnight instead of 11pm, Sunday – Thursday starting in the spring semester. The Access Services Department is to be commended for providing the staff to cover the additional hours.

Prior to the budget cuts in FY15, the library was open with its afterhours study facility until 1am, Sunday –Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday for a total of 111.5 hours. The new schedule, closing at midnight, Sunday – Thursday and at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday during the Spring 2018 semester, totals 102.5 hours or about 8% less hours per week than in FY15.

The library will continue to monitor the use of the building to determine if the library schedule is meeting the needs of most of the university students for an afterhours study facility.

Writing and Math Tutoring

Are you looking for some help with Writing or Math.  Good news, the Library has a partnership with the Learning Commons Writing Center and Math Labs to provide tutors during evenings and weekends.

Hours in the Library:

Writing Tutors available in Rm 110:  Mon – Thurs,  6-9pm and Sat – Sun 12-5pm

After November 5th, all math tutoring will be available in SMH 108.

Additional tutoring services are available in the Learning Commons and online via Live Homework Help

Have a great semester!

The Censorship Quiz II


Come to the second annual Censorship Challenge! In celebration of banned books week, the Anchorage Public Library and UAA/APU Consortium Library are hosting a pub quiz. Entry is free! Teams should consist of no more than six people. The quiz will consist of six rounds – including one visual round…

Alaska Maps

If you are traveling around Alaska this summer, you may want to check out some maps. You can take a look at topographical maps, road maps, fishing maps, historical maps and much more. A simple way to find out what we have is to type in to the Quick Search box: Alaska map.


Friday, April 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307

You are invited to join the Center for Community Engagement & Learning at our annual forum to recognize the civic engagement achievements from the past year.

The Community Engagement Forum features awards to students and faculty and highlights of our community partnerships, including the presentation of the 2015 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award and Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award.

The poster session is an opportunity to talk to Community Engaged Student Assistants about their faculty-community partner projects. Be sure to arrive early, you won’t want to miss it!

11:00 a.m. Student Poster Session | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Program Begins

Please RSVP by April 20 RSVP online ( or by contacting CCEL.

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring ‘Mockingbird’ Hero
More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.