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Strategic Planning and Budgeting Advisory Committee's Charge

  • Provide overall advice to UAS leadership about implementation of the UAS Strategic and Assessment Plan (SAP), including our mission, vision, and core themes
  • Provide oversight for NWCCU accreditation compliance and report preparation
  • Provide recommendations about continuous improvement and refinement of UAS’s planning and budgeting processes in light of the SAP
  • Advise UAS leadership about budget principles, priorities, and allocation criteria that guide annual resource allocation decisions as well as allocation and utilization of facilities and technology-related resources
  • Review and present input to UAS leadership about annual operating and capital budget requests
  • Promote transparency and accountability in our planning and budget processes, and assist with communication about those processes and outcomes to the broader university community
  • Promote meaningful participation by appropriate university governance groups in the UAS strategic planning and budgeting process.

History

The Strategic Planning and Budgeting Advisory Committee (SPBAC) grew out of the Strategic and Assessment Plan Executive Committee which was established after the 2009 self-study and the 2011 strategic planning process.  The Executive Committee provided overall advice to UAS leadership about implementation of the UAS Strategic and Assessment Plan, including mission, vision, and core themes. The group also had oversight for NWCCU accreditation compliance and report preparation.

In April 2013 this group was modified to become SPBAC.

AY2018–2019 Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee Members

Committee members are appointed by the Chancellor. The Committee is advisory to the Chancellor and Executive Cabinet.

Committe Charge/Membership List 

Committee contact information below:

Richard A. Caulfield

Chancellor

Phone: 796-6509

Email:

Chancellor's Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 206, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/chancellor/index.html

Biography

Dr. Richard Caulfield serves as Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), located in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. UAS is a regional university with campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka—coastal communities situated in Alaska’s magnificent Tongass National Forest. As Chancellor, Caulfield provides strategic leadership in fulfilling UAS’ mission, including budget development, academic planning and program assessments, student and enrollment services, administrative services, and community relations. Previously he served as UAS Provost. In that capacity he was responsible for ensuring that UAS academic programs meet regional and professional accreditation standards and fulfill the university’s mission and core themes. Within the University of Alaska Statewide system he has been a leader in advancing innovations in teacher education, Arctic social sciences, higher education leadership, Alaska Native and minority student education, and online programs.

Caulfield’s extensive university experience began when he served as an instructor in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Campus, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). His career includes teaching, research, and service that led to tenure and promotion to the rank of full professor at UAF. He served as a department chair, academic program leader, campus director and dean. He took the position of UAS Provost in 2010. In this capacity he was responsible for ensuring that UAS is fully compliant with NWCCU standards and that regular program assessments and reviews are completed successfully. As Provost he chaired the Provost’s Council, co-chaired the UAS Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, and served on the UAS Campus Master Plan Implementation Committee. He has been a leader in university/community planning efforts involving political leaders, industry and business leaders, service organizations, Alaska Native/Native American entities, and government agencies.

Caulfield has served on national and international academic boards, including the Executive Committee for the University of the Arctic, the International Arctic Social Sciences Executive Committee, and the Oceans/Atmosphere/Ice Interactions Science Steering Committee for the National Science Foundation. He served as Alaska’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Western Academic Leadership Forum, part of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education). He has a solid track record of building relationships leading to private philanthropic giving and industry investments. In his capacity as a community campus director he served on regional and statewide workforce development committees, including on the board of the Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium.

Caulfield earned his PhD in the United Kingdom in 1994 based upon research about aboriginal subsistence whaling in Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat) and the Arctic. His Greenland research, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Sir Phillip Reckitt Foundation, led to publication of two books: Greenlanders, Whales and Whaling (University Press of New England) and Inuit, Whaling, and Sustainability (co-author/Alta Mira Press). He earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and BA and BS degrees with Honors in Political Science and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. He speaks Danish and Kalaallisut, the Greenlandic Inuit language. He is the recipient of the University of Alaska’s Dennis Demmert Award for excellence in serving Alaska Native Students.

Rick and his wife Annie have three grown children. He is active in Southeast Alaska community affairs, serving on boards and committees with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Juneau Economic Development Council, Southeast Conference, and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center.

Karen Carey

Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies

Phone: 796-6147Fax: 796-6469

Email:

Provost Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 209, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S. School Psychology, University of Nevada
  • B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University

Michael Ciri

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Phone: 796-6570Fax: 796-6276

Email:

I.T. Services

Hendrickson Bldg, 111, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Michael Ciri was raised in the wilderness by wolves and dropped in front of the Mourant Building in 1982 to fend for himself. And he fended well. He went from student to student employee to a regular employee in computing in 1986. He became director of Information Technology and Media Services in 2000.

He is UAS educated, receiving an AA in 1988, a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1994 and received his master's in Public Administration in 2007. He also holds the record for most consecutive years of living in student housing and is in the UAS mascot hall of fame as the original "Spike" the whale.

Lori A. Klein

Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Interim Director of Recruitment, Admissions, and Advising

Phone: 907-796-6057

Email:

Student Services

Novatney Bldg, 211, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Steve Atwater

Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education

Phone: 907-796-6050

Email:

Alaska College of Education

Hendrickson Annex, 101B, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

Atwater joined UA in Nov. 2014 after five years as superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, where he was named Alaska’s 2013 Superintendent of the Year. Prior to his work for KPBSD, Atwater taught secondary education and served consecutively as head teacher, curriculum coordinator and superintendent for the Lake & Peninsula School District in King Salmon, AK.

Atwater’s experience with the Alaska education system extends to his own professional training, as he earned both his master’s in education and his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Kristen Handley

Institutional Effectiveness Director

Phone: 907-796-6231

Email:

Institutional Effectiveness

Hendrickson Bldg, 210, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • A.A. Social Science, Butte Community College (2008)
  • B.A. Psychology, California State University - Sacramento (2011)
  • M.S. Applied Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Stout (2013)

Affiliations

Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Association of Institutional Research and Planning (PNAIRP) 

Thomas F. Thornton

Dean of Arts & Sciences; Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

Phone: 907-796-6518Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Pete Traxler

Executive Dean, Career Education; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Priscilla Schulte

Ketchikan Campus Director, Professor of Anthropology/Sociology

Phone: 228-4515Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Ketchikan Director's Office

Ziegler Bldg, Room 116A, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ketchikan

Education

Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Dr. Schulte specializes in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures, sociocultural change, and archaeology of southeast Alaska.

Biography

Priscilla Schulte has been teaching on the Ketchikan campus since 1980 and has been teaching distance classes for over ten years. Most of her students are in southeast Alaska, but some are from as far away as Connecticut. Priscilla has taught summer classes on the Juneau campus as well as distance delivery classes by video and audio conference to the Juneau campus. She teaches primarily lower division anthropology and sociology classes, as well as multicultural education classes.

Priscilla started her teaching career by teaching anthropology at Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College) now located in Tsaile, Arizona. Her anthropological fieldwork in Arizona and Chicago sparked her interest in completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. During her years of living and teaching on the Navajo Nation, she began her doctoral work at the University of New Mexico which she completed after her move to Alaska in 1980.

Priscilla’s research and teaching interests are in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures (primarily of southeast Alaska), and Native American culture change. She produced the video, “The Bear Stands Up,” which has aired on public television. Her most recent research has focused on the totem pole carvers of the CCC era. She is an adopted member of the Tongass Brown Bear clan of the Tlingit people. She is the mother of two daughters who have inspired and encouraged her in her research and teaching.

One of the most exciting events of Priscilla’s teaching year is the annual fieldtrip coordinated with the Forest Service to do archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork with local Native elders, cultural teachers, and UAS students. The field trips focus on the survey and inventory of important cultural sites located in southern southeast Alaska.

Jill Hanson

Assistant Director Business Services and Special Projects

Phone: 747-7733

Email:

Sitka Director's Office

Sitka Campus

Elise Tomlinson

UAS Library Dean, including the Learning, Testing, & Writing Centers, & the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)

Phone: 796-6467

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 208, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.elisetomlinson.com

Education

BFA, University of Alaska Anchorage; 
MLIS, University of Hawaii Manoa;
In Progress: MPA, University of Alaska Southeast

Courses Taught

LS110 - Library Resources and Information Literacy

LS111 - Library Information Literacy for Distance Students

Biography

Hired by the UAS Egan Library in 1999 as an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Elise has worked in school, public, special, and academic libraries for the past 30 years.  She received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, in 2006, and became the Regional Library Director for UAS in 2012.  In 2016 she also began overseeing the Juneau campus Learning, Testing, and Writing Centers and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Her position title changed to UAS Library Dean in 2018.  Outside of librarianship, Elise is a painter and a photographer who exhibits regularly in Juneau.  She also loves to spend time with her family skiing, sailing, and playing musical instruments.  Come by and say hello the next time you're in the library!

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Kolene E. James

Student Equity and Multicultural Services Manager

Phone: 907-796-6454Fax: 796-6005

Email:

SRC: Native and Rural Student Center

Mourant Bldg, Rm 110, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/nrsc/index.html

Education

B.L.A., University Alaska Southeast.

Eric W. Scott

Dean of Students & Campus Life

Phone: 796-6389Fax: 796-6387

Email:

Julie Vigil

Director, Budget, Grants and Contracts

Phone: 796-6494

Email:

Budget, Grants and Contracts

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/budget/

Leslie Gordon

Sitka Campus Director

Phone: 747-9474

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences, Sitka Director's Office

Sitka Campus

Education

A.A.S. University of Alaska Southeast

B.A., M.S. College of Saint Scholastica

Robin Gilcrist

Associate Professor and Program Head of Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ct/

Biography

Ms. Gilcrist was born and raised in Sacramento, California where she received an Associates of Arts in drafting Technology. Robin moved to Hawaii in the early eighties and completed a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii before leaving for Alaska. Ms. Gilcrist has worked as a drafter and designer since 1980 in California, Hawaii and Alaska, working for large architectural firms as well as small construction businesses. Since moving to Juneau in the fall of 1993 she has been working full-time designing custom homes, remodels and additions. Ms. Gilcrist owns her own residential design business, Interline Design. She also is actively involved in creating affordable housing through volunteer work with Housing First and Habitat for Humanity.

David Felts

Student Services Manager, Academic Advisor

Phone: 747-7705

Email:

Sitka Campus

Nicholas Bursell

President, United Students University of Alaska Southeast Student Government

Phone: 796-6517

Email:

Juneau Campus

Ronalda Cadiente-Brown

Associate Vice Chancellor for Alaska Native Programs and Director of PITAAS

Phone: 907-796-6058Fax: 796-6005

Email:

Alaska College of Education

Mourant Bldg, Native and Rural Student Resource Center , Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://uas.alaska.edu/education/start.html

Education

M.A. - Stanford University

B.A.  -Pacific University

Janelle Cook

Financial Aid Director

Phone: (907) 796-6257

Email:

Financial Aid

Novatney Bldg, 207, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Tentative FY20 Meeting Schedule

Meetings on the following dates in the Glacier View Room unless otherwise noted:

Thursday, August 1, 2019 (1:30pm to 3pm)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (4pm-5pm)

Monday, September 16, 2019 (3pm-4pm)

Monday, November 11, 2019 (3:30pm to 5pm)

Archive of Meeting Materials

 
 

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