All students are assigned academic advisors based on their declared majors:
- Anishinaabe Studies Advisor: Denise Cadeau
- Business Administration Advisor: Megan Haataja
- Early Childhood Advisor: Christine Awonohopay
- Environmental Science Advisor: Andrew Kozich
- Liberal Studies: Denise Cadeau or Christine Awonohopay
- Undecided/Advanced Secondary: B. Louise Virtanen, Dean of Instruction
Academic advising is conducted by faculty members in the students’ respective departments. Academic advisors monitor students’ academic progress, assist them in program planning and course selection, provide information concerning additional educational opportunities, and assist with the transferring to other institutions. The Dean of Instruction and the Dean of Student Services may assist students whose faculty advisors are not available, who are undecided about their major, or who are experiencing academic difficulties.
The Enrollment Coordinator’s Office will send transcripts to other institutions upon written request by the student and payment of the $5.00 fee after the first transcript. The student’s account must be paid in full.
The accepting institution determines how to value transfer credits. Students may obtain assistance in transferring from their advisor, the Dean of Instruction, or the Dean of Student Services, as well as from the institution to which they are transferring.
Transfer credit agreements exist between Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College and the following institutions: Finlandia University, Michigan Technological University, and Northern Michigan University.
- Finlandia University Transfer Guide
- Michigan Tech University Transfer Guide
- Northern Michigan University Transfer Guide
KBOCC has an articulation agreement with Lake Superior State University for Early Childhood Education for students transferring to that college. For current and prospective students, the Early Childhood Education Department Chair will meet with students and provide information on the articulation agreement. Lake Superior State University accepts credits from KBOCC through the articulation agreement. The credits specified in the agreement are Early Childhood Education credits and General Education Credits. For more information, please contact Christine Awonohopay, KBOCC Early Childhood Education Department Chair at email@example.com or (906) 524-8305.
MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA)
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College is a signatory of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which facilitates a transfer of general education requirements between Michigan colleges and universities. Students may complete the MTA requirements as part of their degree programs or as a stand-alone set of courses. To satisfy MTA requirements, students must complete at least 30 credits of general education courses and must earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course. Courses transferred from other colleges may be counted toward the requirements as well as courses completed here. Beginning in Fall 2015, current students’ transcripts will be routinely evaluated for MTA certification. Former students may request an MTA evaluation and may also transfer courses from other colleges to meet MTA requirements without being readmitted or re-enrolling.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
The Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established to approve research projects involving the use of human and animal subjects. The IRB exists both because KBOCC wants to ensure that research subjects are treated with the utmost respect and safety and because federal law requires that all federally funded research involving human participants receive IRB approval. The research projects concerned include not only standard research but in-class research and service learning projects as well, and extend to journals and photographs, video and tape recordings of participants.