Plan Your Fall Semester at UAS Sitka

computer graphicWe’re already a month into summer and the deadline to apply for Fall semester is just a few weeks away. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment with an advisor and start planning!

Confused about what course to take next? Interested in a certain career path? Unsure of where your interests may be? Is financial aid available? An advisor can assist you with these questions as well as help you register for upcoming fall courses.

Remember, you do not need to be on campus to receive academic advising. Advisors are available to assist you via email or telephone. For those of you that are on campus, feel free to stop by the Student Success Center and schedule an appointment.

Contact an advisor today to help you stay on track or get you started down an education pathway!

Student Success Center: (907) 747-7717 or (800) 478-6653.

Important Dates:

  • August 1, 2015: Deadline for Fall Admissions Application
  • August 31, 2015: First Day of Instruction

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New Tutorial Added

tutorial image We’ve added a new tutorial to the blog! Study Skills – Listening and Taking Notes in Online Courses is a short tutorial that explores simple topics to help you succeed in your online courses. Topics include:

  • Why listening to lectures is difficult
  • Why it’s important to take notes during lectures
  • Is your attitude with you or against you?
  • What to do before class to prepare
  • What to do during class
  • What to write
  • How to listen attentively
  • What to do after a lecture

Click on the image to view the tutorial.

The Power of Life Long Learning

Learning is, as educational philosopher Maxin Green argues, the hope that lights up the other end of the tunnel. Through learning, we get to discover and better understand our inner worlds as well as the world around us. As a life-long journey, learning is an eternal endeavour, a passion that lives with us from cradle to grave.

Source: 3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
lifelong learning graphicClick the link above to view the three short TED Talks:

  1. The life-long learner by Ben Dunlap
  2. Essentials for Lifelong Learning Danny Stillion
  3. Smash Fear, learn anything by Tim Ferriss

 

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Super Notes – Free App

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Super Notes
is a free app available in iTunes for the iPhone and iPad. This app allows you to take quick and efficient notes and is great for school, work and daily life. With it you can type, record, or type while recording/playing, and add in photos. Your notes are color coded making them easy to find, and you can set reminders and share your notes. This app is perfect for lectures, meetings, conferences, interviews, debriefings, brainstorming, quick notes, to-do lists, planning, and more. Click on the icon to view more details and to download! (Paid version is also available.)

National College Savings Day

piggy bankToday, May 29th (5/29) is national college savings day!

A 529 College Saving Plan is “a tax-advantaged way for families to save money for college tuition and education-related expenses. The ‘529’ refers to the section of the Internal Revenue Code that created these plans.”

The University of Alaska College Saving Plan (CSP) is an easy, tax-advantaged way to save for future college expenses. Benefits of the UA CSP are:

  • Anyone can open or contribute to a 529 account—relatives and friends.
  • A low minimum investment—you can start with as little as $25/month.
  • Your and/or your child’s PFD can be used to fund an account.
  • Any earnings are tax-deferred and you pay no federal taxes on withdrawals for qualified educational expenses.
  • No income restrictions.
  • ACT Portfolio carries a tuition value guarantee.
  • A variety of low cost, no load and no commission investment options.
  • Gift and Estate Tax benefits.
  • Account holders choose how and when funds are used.
  • Professional investment management by T. Rowe Price.

For more information visit the UA CSP website.

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