UAF has created its first 5 AlaskaX courses, including the first from SOM, in collaboration with members of the Instructional Design Team. In just the first two weeks of enrollment HSEM faculty member Troy Bouffard’s beautifully designed course (Arctic Security Fundamentals) has more than 400 students from around the world with more students enrolling each day. 

If you get a chance, click on the course and take a look at the design.  The video promo is just a minute and a half and well worth the watch.  We are hoping that use of the edX platform will help recruit students into our programs and others at UAF. Troy put a lot of effort into the design of this course and a big congratulations to him and the SOM Homeland Security and Emergency Management program.  These efforts are so important to our school as we continue to innovate and address the ever changing world of higher education and student access.

From the desk of Mark Herrmann, Dean, School of Management