Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant Planning, Review & Budget Council (PRBC) Presentation Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Title V Federal Program Statute Grant Award: $560,000 per year for 5 years (FY2012) (1) expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students, and (2) expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large number of Hispanic students and other low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees. (3) Grants awarded shall be used to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out programs to improve and expand institutional capacity to serve Hispanic students and other low-income students. Examples of Authorized Activities Scientific or laboratory equipment; Purchase of library books, periodicals, and other educational materials; Tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success; Funds and/or administrative management, and equipment for use in strengthening funds management; Establishing or improving a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector; Establishing or enhancing a program or teacher education designed to qualify students to teach in public elementary and secondary schools; and Establishing community outreach programs that will encourage elementary and secondary school students to develop the academic skills and the interest to pursue postsecondary education. Purpose of Presentation Give PRBC Members an overview of the Title V Project Design Provide PRBC Members with an understanding of what will be included in the proposal Demonstrate how the proposal supports the Strategic Plan Goal Solicit feedback on the major components of the proposal Title V HSI Major Narrative Components Comprehensive Development Plan Analysis of Strengths & Weaknesses in the areas of Academic Programs, Institutional Management & Fiscal Stability Include a Sustainability Plan for Title V activities Activity Objectives ( Measurable Results) Implementation Strategy and Timetable Project Management Plan Key Personnel Evaluation Plan Project Budget & Budget Narrative Competitive Preference Priorities Priority 1: Increasing Postsecondary Success – Increase the # & % of high-need students who persist in and complete college or other postsecondary education and training. Priority 2: Enabling More Data-Based DecisionMaking – Collect, analyze, and use high-quality and timely data on improving student outcomes related to enrollment, persistence, and completion and leading to career success. Priority 3: Improving Productivity – Significantly increase efficiency in the use of time, staff, money, or other resources while improving student learning or other educational outcomes. Projects may include innovative and sustainable uses of technology, modification of school schedules, use of open educational resources, or other strategies. Comprehensive Development Plan Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses Academic Programs Weaknesses Incoming students under-prepared for college-level coursework and unfamiliar with the college-going environment Some groups exhibit particular academic behaviors, such as not assessing, not enrolling in Basic skills, and attending part-time, have consistently demonstrated lower outcomes Students have difficulty navigating the college environment to achieve their educational goals Time to completion (or number completing) is severely prolonged (limited) Academic and student support service faculty and staff lack opportunities for collaboration Persistent achievement gaps require new professional development opportunities to address equity issues Institutional Management Weaknesses Lack of coordination and integration of successful student and academic support services Lack of efficient organization, effective targeting of student needs and coordinated service delivery hinder the college’s ability to quickly assess and address student needs Improving management weaknesses requires a college-wide commitment to schedule time for opportunities to collaborate, besides College Hour Fiscal Stability Weakness & Sustainability Plan Lack of stable funding due to historic California state budget crisis have led to cuts and layoffs for the past 4 years Cutbacks have provided the college an opportunity to rebuild, reorganize and institutionalize what is developed Increased student retention resulting from the successful implementation of our grant proposal would generate increased state revenues, allowing us to maintain our efforts beyond grant funding Decreased time to completion would attract and make room for additional new students Ability to leverage funding from other funding sources (HPN, TRIO, Special Programs) supports institutionalization Target Population & Activity Objectives Target Population New Laser (FT) and Seeker (PT) students who assess into Basic Skills English and Math 65 or higher. According to IR data, these groups have the highest proportion of Latino and African American students. Recommended Activity/Outcome Objectives for Target Population Increased fall-to-fall persistence Increased graduation and transfer Decreased time to completion- to be developed for each target group Annual progress objectives Completing math and English basic skills courses Completing college level math and English courses Reduced repeat rates of courses with students receiving academic learning support Earning more transferable units Major Activities Pre-College Program Parent/Community Involvement and Education Summits (workshops on financing college, financial aid, academic and testing requirements, planning for college for themselves and their children, etc.) Information sessions on current Learning Communities directed towards target population Early pre-post assessment and orientation (Fall and Spring administrations) – HPN pilot Setting up a Student Educational Plan Financial Aid priority processing – HPN pilot Develop review courses in math & English that help students improved their assessment scores – HPN Pilot Development and Scaling-up FirstYear Experiences (FYE) Scale up and/or expand current learning communities Use the case management model with a learning community approach during the first year that is integrated with the matriculation process Create connections with new 2nd/3rd year Interest Areas Strengthen and develop PSCN 22 Workshops to include special speakers that cover first-year topics such as Study Skills, Library and Research Skills, stress management, mental health management/wellness workshops, navigating the college system Strengthen connections to ASCC Clubs to build a stronger sense of community Develop 2 nd and 3rd Year Interest Areas Proposed Interest Areas are to be informed by current Interest Area work group findings: STEM Majors (Math, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology) Business Allied Health Arts, Humanities & Teaching Social Sciences and Change Undecided Field/Interest Area-specific mentoring by faculty Develop websites and content specific to Student Interest Areas Develop 2 nd and 3rd Year Interest Areas (cont’d) Supports multimedia student projects (i.e., films, blogs, zines, performance art, etc.) to foster studentfaculty interaction outside a traditional classroom setting Develop internship, service learning and/or job shadowing opportunities through partnerships with employers, CBO’s and 4-year institutions Develop new and strengthen existing field/Interest Area-related workshops on scholarships, career exploration and job search and meetings with University Reps Academic Learning Support Study Groups organized by Interest Area Additional tutoring Peer support through ASCC integrated into FYE and 2nd& 3rd Year Interest Areas Equity and Student Success Project (Professional development) Establishment of the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Equity and Student Success Student-led projects that inform curriculum and professional development sponsored by the Center Contextualized learning training (speakers, examination of other programs and conference attendance) Provides research, speakers, professional development opportunities Pedagogy and cross-disciplinary engagement Opportunities for collaboration and inquiry (faculty-faculty & student-faculty) Equity and Student Success Project (Professional Development) – cont’d HR and faculty/staff training around diversity and inclusiveness in hiring committees Equity Conference Latino and African-American-themed Speaker Series for the college and community Collaborates with Leaning Communities on campus Works closely with IR, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Staff Development Committee Strengthening Institutional Infrastructure, Sustainability and Increasing Productivity IR Data warehouse/infrastructure for tracking and following up with students IR support Grant development/fundraising support Utilizing/maximizing current FTEF allocations Next Steps for the Group Timeline for Proposal Recruiting additional members for working on the proposal FEEDBACK? QUESTIONS?