Title III Alutiiq Studies Grant
The Title III Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project will create an Alutiiq Studies program at Kodiak College. This 5-year project (Fall 2011- 2016) will develop new courses in Alutiiq language and culture, many of which will be available by distance delivery (e-learning).
In addition to new academic offerings, the project will enhance the support network available to Native students through advocacy, mentorship, and learning communities. The campus itself will become more conducive to Alutiiq culture, through creation of culturally-relevant signage, learning and gathering spaces, and training of faculty and staff in Alutiiq culture and education issues.
Activity Director for the Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project is April Counceller, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Alutiiq Language and Culture. Contact April for information about the project goals and activities, or to sign up for Alutiiq Language classes.
Steve Rounsaville serves as the Alaska Native Student Advocate, working with Native students and initiating a mentorship and support program. John Beale wears two hats. He serves as the Distance Education Support Technician and Data Collection Technician.
Alisha Drabek, Ph.D is the Project Manager, who administers all financial aspects of the project, oversees project goals and objectives, and reports on the project to the Department of Education.