It is an exciting time to be at APU! As an Alaska Native-serving and Tribally controlled university, we are committed to integrating Indigenous perspectives, culture, and knowledge into our campus and curriculum. Our Anchorage campus sits nestled in the trees that reminds us of the value of our environment as a classroom, which extends to our Kellogg campus and beyond. This year we have expanded the nursing program to include students in Bethel, Utqiagvik, and Fairbanks. We are committed to the students and beyond to the communities our students call home. We will continue to work on the goals outlined in the 2018-23 Strategic Plan, focusing on:
Learning, Growth, Innovation
Community Engagement and Impact
To this end, we will continue to grow programs in Community and Place-based Education, Creative Writing, and Environmental Public Health. We will continue to expand opportunities for students to become engaged in communities around the state through internships, professional development, research, and service.
This Academic Catalog describes APU’s distinctive place-based and experiential form of education. I encourage you to take advantage of the learning opportunities highlighted in this Catalog and presented by the university and community partners throughout the year. I also challenge you to access the resources described in the Catalog to create your own, personalized path to success. APU will continue to thrive through the active engagement and unique contributions of all members of our community.
Best wishes for a productive year!
Janelle Vanasse, Ed.D.
Professor of Education
Dena’inaq ełnen’aq’ gheshtnu ch’q’u yeshdu.
I live and work on the land of the Dena’ina.