The single candidate for president of the University of Alaska, Jim Johnsen, will visit Anchorage July 8, 2015. There will be forums for different constituents all day long. That includes members of the general public as well (that one is at 4:30 - 6:30 in the new Corporate Sponsored Sports Center.) Here's the schedule for all three campus visits.
The vibes I'm getting suggest that, contrary to many people's original assumption that this was a done deal, it apparently isn't. (More on that in another post.) The regents, it seems, do need to hear from the public before they make their final decision. So people who are in town - community folks as well as university folks - should meet the candidate, make their conclusions, and send feedback to the regents.
I did read Johnsen's resume when it was posted in early June. I suggest you do too.
The resume lists three "selected publications." When I couldn't find them online, I contacted the reference librarian at the Consortium Library. She couldn't find them either. She did contact Johnsen and he quickly sent them to me.
Now I see that the Regents' website lists them as well. Actually, he only listed three as 'publications.' 'Interest Based Bargaining' and 'Reengaging' are listed under Selected Research and Professional Presentations. You can (and should) read them yourselves and determine if they fit your definition of a 'publication.'
- The Essential Elements of a Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement in Higher Education
- Innovation in Faculty Collective Bargaining
- The Restructuring of the University of Alaska System
There's a lot to read, especially over the July 4th weekend. I'd suggest people in the university find three or four other folks they can share the work with - people both in and outside the university.