Stabilizing College Funding Through Development of a Centralized, Robust Online Learning Environment: The grant’s main objective was to improve student retention and performance through the development of robust online courses, support for online students, and an administrative framework for distance education at UAA.
Highlights:  (October 2015 through September 2020)
  • Faculty teams developed 26 online master courses (GERs)
  • Created a new faculty media development studio (Innovative Design Studio)
  • Improved faculty professional development and awarded 62 online teaching certificates
  • Developed online supports for students, including an online learning readiness assessment, chatbot services for first-year advising, and CircleIn peer tutoring application

UAA Faculty Development and Instructional Support
UAA Quality Matters

KPC is proud to have been the first college in Alaska to participate in the Quality Matters program and is now part of the Alaska Statewide QM Consortium through UAA. Since 2009, Kenai Peninsula College has used the QM program to guarantee quality education for its eLearners and expand quality learning to underserved populations. KPC offers professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to include Engaged Learning Discussions, Online Learning Consortium Workshops, and focused intensive, internal workshops.  KPC and UAA collaborate to provide a wider range of offerings from Best Practices to Accessibility.

Kenai Peninsula College Faculty Support for Educational Technology
Kenai Peninsula College Quality Matters

Since 2010, Kodiak College has been a QM institutional member offering professional development training, one-on-one support, internal course reviews, and QM Certified Course Peer Reviews.  Each academic year a different teaching and learning topic is the theme for professional development; in the 2017-2018 year, our focus was on implementing accessibility practices and strategies.  Faculty and staff have opportunities to participate in a variety of workshops and events held locally, online, and in collaboration with UAA and other campuses within the University of Alaska system.  Kodiak College strives to provide a quality educational and supportive experience to all students to achieve our motto of “putting students first since 1968.”

Kodiak College