KODIAK — As a faculty member with University of Alaska Anchorage, I and my colleagues are buzzing about the news from the University of Alaska. You see, this week, UA president Jim Johnsen sent a formal recommendation to the UA Board of Regents to close nearly all teacher education programs at UAA, a result of the School of Education losing accreditation. If the Board of Regents accepts President Johnsen’s recommendations, they will essentially close the School of Education at UAA, tasking UAF and UAS with the responsibility of educating new teachers in southcentral Alaska.