• University Reporter, Vol. 6, Issue 2.

      University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-02-13
    • University Reporter, Vol. 6, Issue 3.

      University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-03-06
    • University Reporter, Vol. 6, Issue 4.

      University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-05-02
    • University Reporter, Volume 4, Issue 2.

      University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-02-14
    • Unlocking our Petroleum Wealth Potential: A Game Plan for Meeting Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

      Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-12-09)
    • Unlocking our Petroleum Wealth Potential: A Game Plan for Meeting Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 12/1/2015)
    • Unlocking our Petroleum Wealth Potential: A Game Plan for Meeting Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 12/1/2015)
    • Unraveling the Multiple Margins of Rent Generation from Individual Transferable Quotas

      Abbott, Joshua; Wilen, James; Reimer, Matthew (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 7/1/2012)
    • Untapped Talent: Immigrant Integration and Inclusion in Anchorage, Alaska

      Gat, Nyabony; Kuhn, Shannon; Buckingham, Sara L.; Mbise, Amana; Chen, Tzu-Chiao; Sytniak, Sofia (2022-05)
      Untapped Talent is a study of immigrants’ integration and inclusion in Anchorage with respect to education, employment, health care, access to public spaces, interactions with government agencies, social networks, and developing a sense of home. In this report, the term ‘immigrant’ is used for all people who moved from another country to the United States after their birth to live here indefinitely, including refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers. The research team applied both quantitative and qualitative methods to uncover the results. In this document, we share findings and summarize what may help immigrants feel more at home in Anchorage.
    • Updated Analysis of National Greenhouse Gas Control Legislation on Alaska Energy Prices and Consumer Costs

      Colt, Steve; Goldsmith, Scott; Larsen, Peter (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2007)
      This memorandum is an update of a similar analysis that explores the possible economic effects on Alaska of proposed GHG control legislation. In this update we focus on a proposed bill that is similar to the “Bingaman-Specter Discussion Draft” that we discussed in March. The current proposal contains a $12/metric ton safety valve price ($12 refers to nominal dollars in year 2012) rather than a $7/metric ton price. Specifically, this analysis is based on a NEMS analysis provided to us by NCEP that is labeled $12 Safety Valve Case.” We shall refer to this proposal as “Bingaman-12.”
    • Use and Allocation of Natural Resources in the Chukotka Autonomous District

      Tichotsky, John (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1991)
      Chukotka Autonomous District (Okrug) comprises the northeastern-most area of that part of the Soviet Union known as the "Far East". Chukotka can be used to refer to three different areas: the Chukotka Autonomous District (Okrug) is the entire North East half of the Magadan Province (oblast); the Chukotka Peninsula (sometimes written Chukotskyi) describes a geographic unit that is the northeastern peninsula of the Chukotka Autonomous District; and the Chukotka Region is an administrative unit equivalent to a county occupying the northern part of the Chukotka Peninsula. There has been a significant amount of American and Western travel on business, educational, cultural, medical and scientific exchanges in the past two years. Communications have been improved by the increased travel between the regions and the direct microwave link that provides for telephone calls between Alaska and the Soviet Far East at half the rate for calls between the rest of the United States and the Soviet Union.The United States and the Soviet Union have signed an agreement providing for visa-free travel by Soviet and Alaska Eskimos. Currently, the agreement has not been fully implemented and permission for Soviet natives for visa-free travel has been extended only to St.Lawrence Island, Kotzebue and Nome. This report provides geographic, demographic, historical, political, and resource development information that was current in 1991. A short summary report (ISER Research Summary No. 48) was developed based on this report.
    • The Use of Citations in Lieu of Arrest in Misdemeanor Citations

      Ring, Peter Smith (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1977-12)
      Since 1973, law enforcement officials in Alaska had statutory authority under Alaska Statutes 12.25.180 et. seq. to issue citations in lieu of physical arrest and booking in misdemeanor cases, and by August 1975, Juneau Police Department began to use citations in lieu of misdemeanor arrests. This report summarizes the work of a Uniform Citation Task Force, comprising representatives of the Alaska Court System, Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage District Attorney's Office, and the Anchorage Police Department, with the Criminal Justice Center at University of Alaska providing coordination and conducting research to develop guidelines for implementation of a uniform citation program within interested Alaska criminal justice agencies. A.S. 12.25.180 et. seq. and practices of the Juneau Police Department, New York City, and the State of California were used as jumping-off points in the Task Force's deliberations on (1) the place where citations could be issued, (2) the criteria that law enforcement officers should consider in reaching a decision whether or not to issue a citation in lieu of physical arrest and booking, and (3) the form of the citation to be used. Suggested policies, suggested training format, and agency recommendations for which misdemeanor offenses citations may be issued are also provided.
    • The Use of Research in Confronting Violence in Alaska: Final Report

      Johnson, Knowlton W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1983-10)
      This study of research diffusion and use in Alaska was a major effort to generate empirical information about the connection between research and policymaking relating to the critical problem of violence, a problem which threatens the quality of life for Alaskans . Policy questions of interest centered on: (1) describing the research diffusion process in connection with human service agencies that deal with problems of violent behavior; (2) determining how research influences decisions about violence reduction policy and programming; and (3) discovering what facilitates or inhibits the use of research in making decisions about combating violence.
    • Using Concept Mapping Methods to Define "Healthy Aging" in Anchorage, Alaska.

      Howell, Britteny M; Seater, Mariah; McLinden, Daniel (2020-01-08)
    • Using Dual-Language Books to Preserve Language & Culture in Alaska Native Communities

      Ohle, Kathryn; Bartles, Jonathan (2016-09-11)
      “Children learn their language on their mother’s lap.” This conventional wisdom from a Cup’ik Elder describes the approach used by many Alaska Native peoples to promote native language acquisition. Presumably, the children learn by listening to stories and tales from a trusted parent or caregiver. However, what happens when the caregiver does not speak the native language? This chapter describes an effort to address this issue while also promoting better educational outcomes by providing access to diverse dual-language books in Alaska Native languages through the use of a digital children’s library. Potential benefits from these efforts include an increase in resources for schools, a revitalization of Indigenous languages, and an increase in access, with hopes that future work will show evidence that using these dual-language books encourage greater parent support and involvement in education, support second language acquisition, and promote a strong sense of identity. Implications and future efforts follow.
    • Using Multimedia Instruction as a Training Enhancement for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians

      Hubbard, Carrollea (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04)
      This research conducted an evaluation of new and different modalities of aircraft maintenance training for flight line technicians. The primary types of instruction analyzed were instructor based training (IBT), aircraft simulator (SIM) training, on-the-job training (OJT), virtual reality (VR), and video-based training (VBT). The focus was the analysis of training effectiveness for the various instructional platforms. The two aircraft types for training program consideration were the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (MD-11) and the Boeing B-777 (B-777). Aircraft manufacturers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set the training standards for all aircraft mechanics in the airline industry. This study examined the development of effective training for aircraft mechanics. Twenty Anchorage flight line technicians completed two anonymous surveys, and three members from the training department participated in an unstructured interview. The research analyzed the results of the surveys and the interviews to determine what types of multimedia instruction are the most effective for enhancing flight line technician training. The goal was to maximize the educational platform and increase launch reliability numbers efficiently. The best practice to achieve these goals is to have effectively trained technicians.
    • Using Problem-Oriented Policing to Reduce Sexual Assaults

      Rosay, André B.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-05-13)
      Alaska generally and Anchorage specifically have been plagued by the incidence of sexual assaults. From 1982 to 2001, the rate of forcible rape per 100,000 in Anchorage was, on average, 122 percent higher than the U.S. rate. To combat this problem, the authors engaged in a problem-oriented policing exercise in cooperation with the Anchorage Police Department. They began this exercise by performing a detailed descriptive analysis of sexual assaults in Anchorage. Data were collected from 541 reports of sexual assault cases reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000 and 2001. These data contain detailed information on the assaults, victims, and suspects. Using crime-mapping technologies, hot spots of sexual assaults were identified and profiles developed for each hot spot. With this detailed understanding of the characteristics of each hot spot, empirically-based strategies were developed to reduce the occurrence of sexual assaults. After implementing each strategy, an evaluation of whether the occurrence of sexual assaults had significantly declined was performed. This presentation focuses on the initial stages of problem-oriented policing—the identification and explanation of hot spots. More specifically, the utility of using crime-mapping technologies in the identification of hot spots of sexual assaults is documented and the necessity of using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explain where and why sexual assaults are geographically concentrated is described. With a better understanding of the nature of sexual assaults, it has been possible to develop and implement more successful intervention strategies.
    • Using Project Management Techniques to Design a PMP Mathematics Study App for the Windows Universal Platform

      Freeman, Jen (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-05-01)
      Background As a late comer to the smartphone market, Microsoft has fallen behind the Apple and Google app ecosystems in the quantity and quality of apps offered. To attract developer talent, Microsoft released the Universal Windows Platform which enables apps to run across Windows devices with few additional modifications. Although the Windows app ecosystem has realized an increased number of available apps, few apps related to project management are currently available. About the project This project will design a PMP Certification Mathematics Study App for the Universal Windows Platform which will serve as a reference and study aid for the PMP certification exam. The app will be available to mobile and PC users who are utilizing the Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 8 operating systems. Features of the app will include project management formula lookup, formula flashcards, and practice problems. At the completion of the project, the app will be submitted to the Windows Store for review and publishing to the Windows 10 application ecosystem. Approach The project scope will include the design of the app from requirements gathering to completion. Project deliverables will be aligned with Windows store applications evaluation criteria for responsiveness, reliability, and style. This project will conclude with submission of a completed application design to the project sponsor.
    • Using Project Management to Align External Stakeholders During Exploratory Well Permitting in State Leases on the North Slope

      Stribling, Owen (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-05-01)
      Natural resource extraction projects can have a polarizing effect on stakeholders. Oil and gas projects that take place on the North Slope of Alaska are no exception. Not taking the time to build long term relationships with important stakeholders, and collaborate with them, throughout the project can amplify this problem and create many more. This project was designed to research if, and if so how, alignment of external stakeholders is planned for. Past project plans were examined to extract lessons learned and best practices. A literature review was conducted to find other improvement ideas. Project management tools and techniques were gleaned and recommendations have been made on ways to align external stakeholders during the exploratory well permitting process.
    • The Utilization of Close Observation in Acute Psychiatric Inpatients

      Farley, Sean (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2020-12-01)
      Close observation is a psychiatric interventional method implemented for individuals who are displaying self-injurious or aggressive behaviors. This is a widely used intervention within the field of mental health Close observation is also regulated by The Joint Commission and the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services for accreditation purposes. A review of the current literature was conducted and revealed that frequently psychiatric patients are placed on inappropriate levels of close observation, that revisions to the close observation policy/practice improve both psychiatric patients and staff safety outcomes, and can overall decrease hospital costs associated with observation intervention. The purpose of this project was to examine the utilization of close observation at an adult psychiatric in-patient facility in Anchorage, Alaska. The Plan Do Study Act model was used as an organizational framework to guide this project. The methodology of the project involved reviewing inpatient psychiatric records, to generate the project’s data for analysis under a process that was monitored by Alaska Psychiatric Institute’s risk management department. Subsequently, the principal investigator organized and statistically analyzed the collected data using the Chi Square method of statistical analysis. The Chi Square statistical method analyzed the differences between the various levels of close observation, self- injurious and aggressive behaviors. The results of the statistical analysis support recommendations to revise the current close observation protocol and practice at Alaska Psychiatric Institute. The evidence generated was used as a forerunner to revise policy that was aimed at improving the utilization of close observation. The project results were disseminated to API via presentation to key stakeholders. The project was catalogued at the University of Alaska Anchorage per protocol.