Ketchikan Campus Receives $611,204 Grant From Feds
October 05, 2012
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $611,204 to the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus to strengthen educational opportunities for Alaska Native students. The Ketchikan Campus was among 11 campuses in Alaska and Hawaii to receive an award.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $12.3 million in two-year grants to 11 campuses in Alaska and Hawaii to improve the academic quality, instruction and facilities for native students. The grants will carry out activities such as faculty development and exchanges, curriculum development, counseling services, and the purchase of library materials or laboratory equipment.
To be eligible for grants, an institution must have an undergraduate enrollment of at least 20 percent Alaska Native or 10 percent Native Hawaiian students.
The Alaska awardees, with their first year of funding, are:
- University of Alaska Fairbanks – Bristol Bay Campus, $1,667,000.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks – Interior Aleutians Campus, $453,502.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks – Northwest Campus, $1,975,000.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks – Kuskokwim Campus, $896,241.
- University of Alaska Southeast – Ketchikan Campus, $611,204.
Examples of authorized activities funded by the grants include:
- Purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes, including instructional and research purposes;
- Renovation and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory, and other instructional facilities;
- Support of faculty exchanges, faculty development, and faculty fellowships to assist in attaining advanced degrees in the field of instruction of the faculty;
- Curriculum development and academic instruction;
- Purchase of library books, periodicals, and other educational materials;
- Funds and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management;
- Joint use of facilities, such as laboratories and libraries; and
- Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students or the students' families.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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