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New 5-Year $2.2 Million Title III Grant Awarded to UAS Ketchikan


November 18, 2015
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus has been awarded a new $2.2 million 5-year Title III Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institution grant from the US Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to increase UASK’s institutional capacity to deliver eLearning degree programs to Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students, ultimately providing more educational opportunities and student support services to students in small rural communities throughout Alaska.

This grant will be used to:

  • hire an Assistant Professor of Government and Sociology to teach in both disciplines and offer faculty advising and social science tutoring
  • hire two Arts & Sciences eLearning outreach advisors to provide initial/orientation advising, career services advising, and internship/community service placement for remote rural and Alaska Native students; and travel for face-to-face advising outreach in students’ home communities, increasing relationships with students, community organizations, and potential employers for UAS students
  • contract with web developers to create an online community site for eLearning students to create a sense of belonging to the UAS eLearning community, build cohorts of student peer networks, and identification with the degree program for remote rural and Alaska Native students
  • purchase and loan out educational technology required for student success to rural and Alaska Native eLearning students for the duration of the project

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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