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Friday, March 6, 2009

Rural Affairs Updates

The Rural Affairs Committee works with issues at rural campuses. The committee has 4 areas of concentatration this year: Consistent Annual Training; Cost of Living Differential; Creating a Strong Rural Voice within UAF; and Special Topics Workshops for Staff.

Creating a Strong Rural Voice with UAF- The Rural Affairs Committe would like to have a rural representative on as many UAF Committees as possible. Contact the RAC chair, Elizabeth Recchia (Northwest Campus) at if your committee needs a rural representative.

Special Topics Workshops for Staff- In April, the RAC will be putting together a distance technology workshop to showcase ELive and Encounter. Conact the RAC for more information. There will also be training demos for Skillsoft.

Staff Appreciation Day for Rural Staff- Staff Appreciation is not limited to staff in Fairbanks. Rural staff are encouraged to attend via distance technology. A social event will be planned at each campus site and local training may be available. Contact the Staff Appreciation Day Committee or a rural campus representative for more information.

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