The following was endorsed by the UNAC Representative Assembly on 30 October 2021.

United Academics is committed to excellence in higher education, and our Representative Assembly members strive to set a positive example for each other and seek to demonstrate the following behaviors:

Honor Our Differences

  • Maintain the highest standards of reliability, accountability, ethics, and integrity.
  • Engage in direct communication, academic debate, and the pursuit of knowledge to create an environment of free and honest inquiry; reference meeting statement below.
  • Facilitate awareness and dialogue to elevate the perspectives of others, particularly those of historically marginalized and racialized groups.
  • Dedicate Representative Assembly resources to antiracism, anticolonialism, and antidiscrimination efforts.

Prioritize the Academic Mission

  • Be familiar with all UNAC governing documents and promote full compliance.
  • Communicate with represented UNAC members regularly.
  • Represent UNAC in shared governance activities (e.g., faculty senate, etc).
  • Utilize best practices and resources from AAUP/AFT for self and colleagues.
  • Dedicate Representative Assembly resources to our collective bargaining initiatives.

Educate for Common Good

  • Embrace the unique democratizing role of higher education within society, and our union.
  • Promote education as a public good rather than a for-profit enterprise.
  • Recognize the positive impact our members’ endeavors have on the quality of life in Alaska.
  • Embrace a willingness to live and work in a just and sustainable manner.
  • Promote the welfare of our society and the well-being of our planet. 
  • Dedicate Representative Assembly resources to legislative action.

Build the Future

  • Embrace democratic principles in the governance of academic affairs and the accompanying responsibility that comes with that to include actively engaging in shared governance service.  
  • Propose solutions and make decisions based on factual, established, and vetted criteria.
  • Capitalize on personal strengths, disciplinary knowledge, and a robust professional network to enhance the reputation of the university and benefit students and junior colleagues.
  • Partner with our local communities to share resources and make productive connections.
  • Dedicate Representative Assembly resources to building and organizing our membership.

The following was endorsed by the UNAC Representative Assembly on 17 April 2021.

RESOLUTION
United Academics recognizes that our members are the backbone of the three separately accredited
universities in the University of Alaska system. Even as this system is faced with the challenges and strife
of today, faculty’s continued dedication to students, learning, and scholarship will positively impact
generations to come. As faculty lead by example, we hope our commitment will inspire others to join us.


Honor Our Differences
● Maintain the highest standards of reliability, accountability, ethics, and integrity.
● Engage in direct communication, academic debate, and the pursuit of knowledge to create an
environment of free and honest inquiry.
● Facilitate awareness and dialogue to elevate the perspectives of others, particularly those of
historically marginalized and racialized groups.


Prioritize the Academic Mission
● Align workload activities with accreditation standards, program objectives, and student needs.
● Stay current in subject matter, pedagogical methods, and curriculum processes.
● Be familiar with and support the fulfillment of accreditation standards.
● Share best practices and resources for teaching with colleagues.
● Communicate with students outside of the classroom, including mentoring and advising.
● Insist on full compliance with all policies and procedures (e.g., BOR, NWCCU, Faculty Handbook,
Faculty Senate, CBA, specialized accreditation reports) as a matter of institutional integrity.


Educate for Common Good
● Embrace the unique democratizing role of higher education within society.
● Elevate education as a public good rather than a for-profit enterprise.
● Recognize the positive impact our endeavors have on the quality of life in Alaska.
● Embrace a willingness to live and work in a just and sustainable manner.
● Promote the welfare of our society and the well-being of our planet.


Build the Future
● Embrace democratic principles in the governance of academic affairs and the accompanying
responsibility that comes with that to include actively engaging in shared governance service.
● Propose solutions and make decisions based on factual, established, and vetted criteria.
● Capitalize on personal strengths, disciplinary knowledge, and a robust professional network to
enhance the reputation of the university and benefit students and junior colleagues.
● Partner with our local communities to share resources and make productive connections.

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