Skip to content
Become a friend with UAS Ketchikan

Overview

The purpose of the five-year Title III Project is to enhance the capacity of the Learning Center to develop and implement innovative academic and technology support programs designed to increase course completion rates regardless of students’ locations.

In particular, the Title III Project aims to improve completion rates for Alaska Native and Rural Alaskan students enrolled in developmental and preparatory courses.  The Title III grant will allow the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan to develop and pilot learning center support services that utilize tutors and technology skills facilitators as a means to provide tutoring and technology support through innovative technology driven methods.

Over the five years of the grant (2011-2015), the UAS Ketchikan will work to increase its institutional learning center capacity to effectively provide necessary services to students taking general education courses for a wide area of degree programs. The learning center support services provided are what students have indicated as critical to their academic success and persistence and include academic and technology support services. Through training and the development of current staff and faculty knowledge, skills and abilities, the campus will increase the capacity to expand these support services utilizing web-based and technology-centered tools to enhance student learning and completion rates.

In particular, the UAS Ketchikan will increase the strength of the academic program through the implementation of technology driven tutoring and technology support services.  Through faculty and staff development and training, tutoring will be offered in identified developmental and preparatory courses allowing Alaska Native and Rural Alaskan students’ access to the academic and technology support regardless of their location. 

This grant will also help build institutional fiscal stability through increased tuition revenue as a result of retention of students who complete developmental and preparatory courses and persist into associate degree programs.

Title III Updates

In year one (2011), the Title III Coordinator, Technology Support, and English and Math Tutors were hired.

During the Spring 2011 semester, the pilot online tutoring program for Math 105 (Intermediate Algebra) students was offered.

During the Spring 2012 semester, the pilot online tutoring program for English 092 (Improving Writing Skills) students was offered.

During the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012, the English Tutor worked with English 092 distance students and the Math Tutor worked with Math 105 distance students.

During the Fall 2012 semester, the English Tutor worked with English 110 (Introduction to College Writing) distance students, and the Math Tutor worked with Math 105 distance students. 

During the Spring 2013 semester, the English Tutor worked with English 092 distance students, and the Math Tutor worked with Math 105 distance students.

STATISTICS

MATH105-Spring 2011 (pilot online tutoring program)

Usage Rate (percentage of students who used the Title III tutoring service): 36.58 % (15/41 students)

Completion Rate (percentage of students who completed the course with a grade of C or better): 82.93 % (34/41 students)

Persistence Rate (percentage of students who took Math 105, continued on and took at least one more UA class the following year): 77.3 %

 

ENGLISH 092-Spring 2012 (pilot online tutoring program)

Usage Rate: 100 %

Completion Rate: 80 %

Persistence Rate: N/A

 

SPRING 2013

 

ENGLISH 092

Usage Rate: 100 %

Completion Rate: 63 %

Persistence Rate: N/A

 

MATH105

Usage Rate: 30 %

Completion Rate: 63 %

Persistence Rate: N/A

 

Last update: October 15, 2013

 
 

Content maintained by Ketchikan Campus.