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  • Safety from Sexual Violence (Title IX)

    Members of the University of Alaska community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence.  All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. 

    Kodiak College as part of UAA takes all matters of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence seriously.  If you have concerns or need to report an incident, please contact the UAA Director & Title IX Coordinator. The contact number is (907) 786-1424. 

    The office is located in Anchorage:
    University Lake Building Room 108
    3890 University Lake Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    Our local campus contact is Campus Director Alan Fugleberg
    Benny Benson Building Room 104
    117 Benny Benson Drive
    Kodiak, AK 99615

    UA Nondiscrimination and Title IX Compliance
  • Withdrawal, Incomplete, and Audit Policies

    It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your class schedule each term and comply with all university regulations and deadlines. The university is obligated to ensure the integrity of the transcript as an historical document. Therefore, the transcript must reflect the actual history of the student’s experience at the university.

    Withdrawal

    Withdrawal from any class will produce a designation of W for that class on the student's transcript. This designation does not carry grade points and is not used in calculation of GPAs. Students are responsible for all fees and tuition if they choose to withdraw from any course, and financial aid could be affected. Please note: Faculty members may also initiate a withdrawal for students who fail to meet the course participation and assignment requirements.  Please contact specific faculty members for their course policies.

    Incomplete

    An I (Incomplete) is a temporary grade. It is used to indicate that a student has made satisfactory progress in the majority (>50%) of the work in a course, but for unavoidable absences or other conditions beyond the control of the student, has not been able to complete the course.

    Audit

    Auditors are students who enroll for informational instruction only. No credit is received for audited courses. The faculty member and student agree upon terms for auditing the course. Submission of papers for correction and grading and participation in laboratory experiences are at the discretion of the instructor. Faculty may withdraw students if they fail to comply with the agreed‐upon terms.

  •  Student Support Accommodations
     

    Kodiak College adheres to the policies of the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensures that all students have equal access to the campus and course materials.  If you require disability-related assistance, please inform your instructor or contact Student Services (907)-486-1266 or email at studentservices@alaska.edu (or 1-800-486-7660 and ask for Student Services) so that we may obtain reasonable accommodations for your needs.

    Blackboard Learn course management system, Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing system, the VoiceThread cloud-based software, and the Microsoft Office software products we use comply with the WCAG and Section 508 guidelines for accessibility. We have posted links to the full disclosure statements from the companies we use.

    For complete information on the University of Alaska Anchorage's Disability Support Services, please visit the DSS website.

    Kodiak College Disability Support Services

  •  Copyright Policy
     The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Therefore, you should not make any reproductions of any of the content posted in the Blackboard shell. You should not distribute any of the content to any other party. The content in Blackboard is for your private study in the mastery of this subject matter.
  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Section II of UAA's Acceptable Use Policy states that:

    Users agree to use UAA's information resources in accordance with all applicable laws and under terms of use outlined in information resources policy and regulation. Users agree that they will not use any information resource to transmit or post the following content:

    • Content that does not clearly identify the author or defames or threatens others;
    • Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive;
    • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
    • Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets;
    • Material that contains vulgar or obscene language or images;
    • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
    • Content related to partisan political activities;
    • Excessive or unsolicited electronic mail;
    • Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material (DMCA, Pub. L., No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 [Oct. 28, 1998]).

    Additionally, users further agree that they will not (a) access or attempt to access any other user's account/information without permission, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent their identity while using UAA's information resources, or (b) engage in the disproportionate use of information resources that creates a debilitating effect on information resources available to other users.

    Please review the entire Acceptable Use Policy located online at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/policy/administrative/it/accuse.cfm

  • Student Code of Conduct and Safety on Campus

    As with all members of the University community, the University requires you to conduct yourself honestly and responsibly, and to respect the rights of others. You are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Student Code of Conduct in the UAA Student Code of Conduct.

    UAA Student Code of Conduct

    Safety is a priority at Kodiak College/UAA.  All members of the academic community are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety by taking the time to locate the nearest exits and emergency telephones when they are in campus buildings. Safety concerns may be brought to the attention of any faculty or staff. Alternately, the University offers a confidential Online Incident Reporting. This is a web platform for staff and students to report injuries, damage to UA property and unsafe work conditions. You will be asked to login with your UA credentials if you use this method.

    Online Incident Reporting

     

  • Academic Integrity

    Academic integrity is a basic principle that requires that students only take credit for ideas and efforts that are their own. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty are defined as the submission of materials in assignments, examinations, or other academic work without proper citation, or submitting work that is based on sources prohibited by the faculty member.  If you are not sure what constitutes plagiarism, you should immediately complete the UAA Academic Integrity Tutorial and Quiz on this topic at http://ahi.commons.uaa.alaska.edu/.

    Substantial portions of academic work that a student has submitted for a course may not be resubmitted for credit in another course without the knowledge and advance permission of the instructors. For more information, refer to the UAA Fact Finder/Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct. (linked in the above module).

    Any student deemed to be cheating or plagiarizing will receive zero credit for the assignment, will have a discussion with the instructor, and the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs will be informed.  Consequences may be severe, even resulting in dismissal from the institution. Advice on avoiding plagiarism may be obtained at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/

  • Safety in Online Environments

    KoC/UAA will never send you an unsolicited e-mail asking you for your password or other personal information. If you receive such a message, please delete it. If you have any concerns, contact the IT Call Center at (907) 786-4646, menu option 1, or via email at callcenter@uaa.alaska.edu. If you experience cyber bullying, cyber stalking, or other inappropriate conduct as part of your involvement in a KoC/UAA class, please notify your instructor immediately.