Grant will enhance student engagement, achievement
The Technical College of the Lowcountry has been awarded $2,202,111 over five years to increase student engagement and achievement. The Title III Strengthening Institutions grant is funded by the U. S. Department of Education.
“This grant connects to the core of our mission to provide access to students and also reiterates and solidifies our commitment to student success,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said.
“We are excited to have additional resources to help more students start and finish college and excel along the way,” Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs Nancy Weber said.
The Pathways to the Future: Increasing Persistence and Retention to Graduation grant will focus on three key areas.
The first, enhanced curriculum and instruction, will include the development of guided program pathways that are infused with workplace learning options. Students will be able to connect more directly to their career choice and receive more personalized student advising.
The second, expanded student support, will establish a one-stop Pathways Hub that will locate multiple functions in one place, offering services such as intake, coaching and advising, career assessment, and referrals to other campus resources.
The third component is a comprehensive technological system that integrates technology with services. For example, students will access electronic learning plans that clearly map their journey to completion with real-time communication. Plus an embedded early alert system will notify college personnel of students who are experiencing difficulty and need additional support.
For more information, please contact Nancy Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.