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In response to the Kodiak community hunker down order, access to the campus is restricted, but all services are still available virtually. Learn more about the University of Alaska's response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Academic Advising

  • Who needs advising?

    New and current students who plan to earn a degree or certificate at Kodiak College should seek academic advising.   Academic advising is critical to make sure you understand your program requirements and college policies and have a plan to complete your program.

  • Why should I get advising?

    Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Advising

    As a result of participating in Academic Advising, students are able to:

    • Make progress toward academic goals;
    • Engage with college faculty, staff, and other students;
    • Evaluate and improve the affective skills necessary to be a strategic and successful learner; and,
    • Successfully navigate the Kodiak College and UAA systems.
  • Who are the academic advisors?

    Advising Contacts

    Program Chairs and Coordinators advise students who are exploring or admitted to their degree and certificate programs.  These advisors can explain the program requirements and help you create a degree plan based on the number of credits you will take each semester and when the courses you need are being offered.

    College Preparation

    Smart Start - Taten Sheridan, 907-486-1253 or tesheridan@alaska.edu 

    College Success - Barbara Brown, 907-486-1211 or bebrown@alaska.edu

    Associate Degrees

    Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, 907-486-1210 or khollis@alaska.edu

    Associate of Applied Science in General Business - Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, 907-486-1210 or khollis@alaska.edu

    Associate of Arts, General Program - Barbara Brown, 907-486-1211 or bebrown@alaska.edu

    Associate of Applied Science in Technology - Lorraine Stewart, 907-486-1209 or lestewart@alaska.edu

    Career Specialty Undergraduate Certificates

    Welding - Lorraine Stewart, 907-486-1209 or lestewart@alaska.edu

    Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OECs)

    Alutiiq Language - Libby Eufemio, 907-486-1276 or epeufemio@alaska.edu

    Office Foundations, Office Support - Heather Corriere, 907-486-1212 or hlcorriere@alaska.edu

    Programs through the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)

    Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development - Kitty Deal, 907-486-1223 or kldeal@alaska.edu

    Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - Kitty Deal, 907-486-1223 or kldeal@alaska.edu

    Masters of Education in Elementary Education - Kitty Deal, 907-486-1223 or kldeal@alaska.edu

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Whitney Tisdale, wctisdale@alaska.edu or Tory Volden, tavolden@alaska.edu or the UAA School of Nursing at 907-786-4550

  • What is the mission of academic advising at Kodiak College?

    The mission of Academic Advising at Kodiak College is to support student success by:

    • Recognizing the need for higher education that is personal and consistent with the values of each learner;
    • Providing an on-going, collaborative, nurturing, process in which students and educators develop trusting relationships and authentic connections;
    • Empowering learners by intentionally providing occasions to develop decision-making skills.

Attention eLearners!

Students who are taking eLearning or online courses for the first time are strongly encouraged to take the Smarter Measure to help them decide if they are ready for this type of course. 

The Smarter Measure is free and measures life factors, personal attributes, learning styles, reading skills, technical knowledge, technical competency and typing skills.  Advising is available after the assessment. 

  Take the SMARTER MEASURE

Student Coaching

Student Coaches are available to all Kodiak College students.  Learn more about this program designed to connect you with someone on campus who can answer your questions about college.

  STUDENT COACHING