Since receiving a $2.2 million Title III grant on Oct. 1, 2013, St. Petersburg College has made significant steps in its first year toward implementation of the five-year grant, The College Experience: A Pathway from Enrollment to Graduation. Aspects of the Title III grant were discussed at discipline meetings following the Fall Faculty event.
The five-year grant, awarded through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to improve the systems, services and supports necessary to successfully guide students from enrollment to graduation.
Title III provides funding to enhance many of the initiatives of The College Experience:
- Student Coaching System
- My Learning Plan
- New Student Orientation
- Student Life Skills (SLS) course enhancements
Additionally, the grant also includes funding for several brand new projects, including:
- Learning Toolkits
- Virtual Learning Commons
- Business Process Review (BPR)
- Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) system
Title III grant projects are directed by Linda Hogans, Executive Director of Retention Services, and Carrie Rodesiler, Director of Title III. Grant implementation is a college-wide endeavor that includes deans, faculty, provosts, Human Resources, Enrollment Services, Student Support Services, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Business Services, Online Learning and Services, Marketing and Public Information and student representatives.
This Fall 2014 report includes an update on all Title III project components from the first year of the grant. The second year of the grant begins Oct. 1, 2014.