• Cervantes and Shakespeare: On screen and Stage

      Kassier, Theodore; Crosman, Robert (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2009-04-22)
      UAA Professors Dr. Robert Crosman (English Dept.) and Dr. Theodore Kassier (Languages Dept.) come together to discuss two literary giants and their enduring art. This event is held in celebration of the anniversary of their death dates, April 23, 1616. Surviving the centuries; see how the original masters of drama keep alive today.
    • The University of Alaska: How Is It Doing?

      Kassier, Theodore; Hill, Alexandra (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-05)
      Recent reports on higher education in the U.S. say it’s in trouble— that it’s too expensive, doesn’t offer enough need-based aid, isn’t educating people for today’s jobs, doesn’t demand enough of instructors or students, and isn’t sufficiently accountable to policymakers and taxpayers.1 Is the University of Alaska (UA)—the state’s only public university —offering a good, affordable education for Alaskans? This paper looks at that question. It first presents the available data on various measures and then summarizes successes and continuing challenges for UA. It ends with a discussion of how UA and the state are addressing higher-education issues and what other steps they might consider.