Complete To Compete is the name of the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Title III grant. The Alaskan Bridge To College is one of the Complete to Compete grant’s projects that explore ways to provide better support for students in rural and native communities.
Other projects include one-to-one support from our online and e-learning, financial literacy, and rural/native student specialists. Title III grants are funded by the federal Department of Education.
The Alaskan Bridge To College course is a preparation program for people who want to make sure that they are ready to succeed when they go to college. It has been developed as part of a pilot project to improve the college success skills of Alaskans. It is offered through the UAS Sitka Campus but does not provide students with college credits.
The Alaskan Bridge To College was created as part of the UAS Sitka Campus Title III grant “Complete To Compete” (2015-2020). The project team has been led by Rain Van Den Berg Consulting and supported by members of the Title III team. Content was based on the “UA College Readiness Essential Questions & Indicators” by Dayna Defeo (2015), as well as current education research. Contributors to the project: the Sitka Campus Student Success Center, and cultural communications consultants from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Ilarion Merculieff and Libby Roderick (authors of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, 2013).