Title III Grants
Kodiak College has received three Title III grants over the past 20 years.
The first strengthening institutions Title III Grant was awarded to Kodiak College in 2001. It focused on growing enrollment through better data collection, faculty and staff professional development, and the implementation of learning communities and linked courses.
The second Title III Grant was awarded in 2010 and titled, "Sea Change: Growing Enrollment with Real-World, Real-Time, Student-Centered Distance Education." We developed island/coastal-themed distance education courses and ensured quality design by implementing Quality Matters. This grant helped us emphasize direct interaction between faculty and students through cutting-edge learning resources and technology infrastructure such as VoiceThread, Echo360, video cameras, and high quality microphones. The grant also helped ensure students had access to quality distance academic and student support services through a new website and online tutoring.
The most recent Title III grant, titled the "Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project," was awarded in 2011. It created an Alutiiq Studies academic program; developed classes and an Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Alutiiq Language; redesigned meeting spaces to reflect diversity, including culturally appropriate signage and art; and implemented Native student advocacy.