Title III SIP Sea Change Grant
The Title III Sea Change: Growing Enrollment with Real-World, Real-Time, Student-Centered Distance Education Grant at Kodiak College was approved under the “Strengthening Institutions Program, Title III, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965.” The 5-year grant, which runs from October 2010 through September 2015, is an outgrowth of the college’s Strategic and Academic Plans with input from key representatives of all stakeholder groups. This project was developed as a “comprehensive distance education initiative” providing theme-based eLearning courses, state-of-the-art learning technologies and resources, and student success-focused distance support services. The new themed courses are being developed around environmental and cultural issues that affect life on Kodiak and throughout Alaska.
The Sea Change Grant project is led by Program Manager John Durham, who also leads the Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project. Debra (Debbi) Canavan, who has worked at Kodiak College for 19 years in a variety of instructional positions, is the Title III Activity Director and eLearning Instructional Specialist. Steven Christensen, the Technology Specialist, handles the technology infrastructure and the integration of the Remote Environmental Learning Stations (RELS). For more information about the various components of the Sea Change Grant project and for project updates, please visit our webpage or contact any of us individually.