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NASA Astronaut Ron Garan to Lead New UA Online Class

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to learn from an astronaut and present your work to the United Nations – unless you’re a UA Online student.

Starting on April 3, Ron Garan, a NASA astronaut and affiliate professor in the University of Arizona, will teach and lead "The Orbital Perspective," a massive open online course that explores global problems and solutions. 

Throughout the class, students will research, crowdsource and provide their input to...

University of Arizona and Arizona Library Association Sign Agreement

Recently, the University of Arizona and Arizona Library Association (AzLA) signed an agreement that will provide AzLA members with discounts to UA Online degree programs. Such an understanding opens new access pathways for AzLA members, mitigating barriers such as time and financial constraints. 

The announcement comes at a timely juncture for many employees as the UA was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as third in the West and 22nd overall in Library and Information...

10 Steps to Establish a Data Driven Campus Culture

For many institutions, gains in retention and graduation rates have plateaued in recent years. As a solution, an increasing number of institutions are turning to data to right the course. But critically, data-informed practices require a data driven campus culture. 

How can institutions create a data driven culture that leads to tangible actions? Here’s what Angela Baldasare, UA’s Assistant Provost for Institutional Research, had to say on the matter.

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