Faculty Contract Dates
August 12, 2018 – May 11, 2019
August 11, 2019 – May 9, 2020
August TBA, 2020- May TBA, 2021
August TBA, 2021- May TBA, 2022
-University bargaining unit members are no longer required to either join a union or pay agency fees.
-The University will no longer require or deduct agency fees. Additionally, agency fees not already transmitted to the union will be refunded, as appropriate.
-The University will continue to deduct union membership dues unless an employee revokes his/her payroll deduction using a revocation form.
For more information, please visit the Janus FAQ page.
The Faculty Role At UAF
The following are descriptions of and links to resources around your role and responsibilities as a faculty member at UAF. Institutions can be hard to navigate, but the Faculty Development Team is here to help. Get in touch if you have questions!
New Faculty Orientation
The Provost’s Faculty Development Team conducts a new faculty orientation each Fall. Please contact Sarah Stanley with questions.
Useful links for new faculty:
Open Benefits Enrollment
Computer Help (OIT)
UA eMail Accounts
Graphics for Print and Web (UAF logos)
Parking Permits & Decals
Retirement Information (PERS)
Faculty Benefits Orientation
UNAC Faculty Contracts & Workloads
For access to the collective bargaining agreement, workload and annual review templates, and appointment letters and contracts, see this page for complete information.
Promotion, Tenure & Sabbatical
If you plan to stand in AY19-20 for promotion review, or tenure review prior to your mandatory year, you must notify your dean and/or director in writing of your intent to do so no later than May 11, 2019.
For more information about the requirements and processes around promotion and tenure, go here.
Faculty 180 is an activities reporting and evaluation processing software tool developed by Data 180. Annual Activities Reports are no longer submitted via paper forms.
Resources and deadlines as well as training videos can be found on the Faculty 180 website.
For account access questions or issues, you may contact Michelle Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 474-2764.
Regional accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of self-analysis and peer review that assures educational quality and encourages purposeful improvement through evaluations based on institutional mission, accepted academic standards, and expectations of the public. Extensive information is can be found on this site.
Academic program review is designed to meet the standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the regional accrediting organization that oversees UAF, as well as to comply with University Regulation 10.06.010.B. Every academic program at UAF undergoes review at least once during a five-year cycle.
Faculty have traditionally played a key role in shared governance and academic collegiality of institutions of higher education. The UAF Faculty Senate, established in January 1988, consists of 39-42 faculty members elected proportionally from the faculty of each college and school. In addition to the monthly meetings, the standing and permanent committees meet regularly to carry out the majority of the work.
Student Course Evaluations
Students play an integral role in the academic life of UAF by providing their opinions on courses and instructors through the Blue evaluation system. The data collected with Blue serve the important purpose of assessing the didactical offering, as a component of the promotion and tenure process, and as a guidance to improve courses and hone faculty’s teaching techniques.
Even if you’ve worked at UAF for decades, the institutional landscape is always changing. It’s easy to lose track of resources or to not even know they exist. If this page doesn’t answer one of your questions, be sure to ask a member of the Provost’s Faculty Development Team.
Research, Grants & Contracts
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is America’s Arctic University. UAF researchers find solutions to Arctic challenges. UAF is one of only a handful of institutions in the country can claim the triple crown status of Land, Sea and Space Grant Institution.
As a University that us funded through a large number of research grants, the Office of Research Integrity is available to help you conduct safe and ethical research.
UAF eCampus is an academic support unit providing end-to-end services for students and faculty taking or teaching courses that are partially or fully online. The extent of services and opportunities available for faculty is broad and most services extend to regular face-to-face faculty as well.
The Instructional Design Team at UAF is comprised of highly experienced curriculum developers who can help with just about any aspect of your teaching practice.
Course & Program Approval Process
UAF now uses a program called “Courseleaf” to consider changes proposed to existing courses and programs and establishing new offerings. The process can be daunting and it’s important to be aware of deadlines:
Deadline of 1st Friday in November:
- New Courses
- Course Change
- Course Compression
- Course Drop
Deadline of 1st Friday in October:
- New Program
- New Minor
- Occupational Endorsement
- Program Change
- Program Deletion
Faculty are often asked to serve on search committees for other faculty positions as well as administrative positions. Diversity is good for higher education and UAF takes it seriously.
Should an incident occur that affects you or a student, the following links may help you navigate the reporting landscape.
Protection of Minors
Title IX Reporting
Unsafe Condition Report
Equity and Compliance
HR- Employee Relations (BOR Policy, pdf)
Dispute and Grievance Resolution (BOR Policy, pdf)
Faculty Grievance Policy- CBA (pdf)
MEMO: Immediate Reporting of Incidents (2018)
UAF provides higher education for a large population of non-traditional students and is committed to providing quality access to all students. Disability Services provides a number of accommodation forms that may be of assistance to you and your students.
Student Academics & Regulations
To encourage a positive learning environment and high academic standards, universities establish specific scholastic requirements and community rules. At UAF, academic regulations address issues such as grading, academic standing, and student rights and responsibilities. Since policies change from time to time, it’s important for students to stay informed about current requirements. By enrolling at UAF, a student agrees to abide by university rules, regulations and academic standards.
You may at some point need information and guidance for agreements with entities external to UAF, regardless of whether the agreement is originating here at UAF or if it originated with the other university, agency, or entity.
Find resources to help you to draft an agreement or contact the offices necessary to set up an agreement, and to get approval from all necessary parties for your agreement. To see a flowchart overview of the process click HERE.
All Academic Programs
When working with students, it helps to be aware of the breadth of degree and certificate programs offered by our institution. Recruiting new students is a collective responsibility and we should all advocate for UAF as an option for students.
A to Z at UAF
Looking for something but you’re not sure what? This page is a rich resource with links to just about every department, initiative, and resource at UAF. Even if you’ve worked at UAF for a while, you may not be aware of everything we offer and the incredible resources that are here for you.