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University of Alaska regents consider accreditation plans


September 19, 2019

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to consider both single- and multiple-university accreditation models, a report said.

New language was added during a board meeting in Anchorage on Friday enabling two options for accrediting the state’s universities, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Saturday.

University President Jim Johnsen has proposed a plan that would consolidate the three separately accredited universities in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau into a single-accredited institution.

The consolidation could lower costs and absorb a $70 m...

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