Alexis Carstens eCampus Student Success Specialist

Let’s help you get the most out of your online learning experience!

Learn about student resources or meet with Alexis, the UAF eCampus Student Success Specialist.

Scholarships

The University of Alaska and other organizations offer a number of scholarships for online students.

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Find Your Academic Advisor

We are here to support your eCampus needs but you also have an academic advisor based on your major.

Placement Exams

New students have to take placement exams before registering for some math, science and English courses.

Intro to Blackboard and Canvas

Familiarize yourself with our Learning Management Systems by watching these short video walkthroughs of Blackboard and Canvas.

TIPS & TRICKS

Being a successful online learner takes skills! Fortunately you can build those skills. Check out these tips or book an appointment for a personal coaching session.

Be SMART

Plan like a pro with Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely (SMART) goals. You’re far more likely to stick with a plan if your goals are relevant, short-term and very clearly defined. “Study more” is not a smart goal. “Study Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6-8 p.m.” is better. “Study Chemistry and Art on Tuesday, Math and World Lit on Thursday, and Chemistry and Math again on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the library” is even better.

Learn From Your Mistakes

Failure is not who you are and is not a predictor of your future success. People are hard-wired to learn from their mistakes (think about a baby learning to walk). So go ahead and be courageous! You have the strength to overcome setbacks, and you have help from UAF eCampus when you need it.

Just Ask

There are so many under-utilized resources for students at UAF, but mind-readers is not one of them. We care about your success but may not know when you need help. Reach out to someone you trust as SOON as you need help. When in doubt, you can contact UAF eCampus Student Services and we’ll figure out the best person or resource to assist you!

Who You Gonna Call?

UAF eCampus Student Services, right? But seriously, knowing who is in your corner, someone(s) who can help you stay accountable and on track, is particularly crucial for students taking online courses. It can be a fellow classmate, coach, partner, parent, etc. Your academic advisor can also help. Either way, I urge you to find someone who can check in with you every week or so to help you stay motivated!

Alexis Carsten is the eCampus Student Success Specialist

Alexis Carstens

Student Success Specialist for Current and Future Students

About Alexis

Alexis was born and raised in Alaska. She moved to Fairbanks in 2014 to attend UAF and graduated in 2019 with both a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Spanish minor. A year after that, she started work with Exam Services at eCampus, and soon after transitioned to become eCampus’ Student Success Specialist. When she’s not working, Alexis enjoys spending time with her husband and their new baby girl.

Get in Touch

Email: uaf-ecampus-advising@alaska.edu

Phone: 907-455-2060

Not a UAF student yet? Let’s chat about programs and how to enroll!