Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant

Title V Developing
Hispanic Serving
Institutions (HSI)
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
Title V HSI Major Narrative Components
Comprehensive Development Plan
Analysis of Strengths & Weaknesses in the areas of
Academic Programs, Institutional Management & Fiscal
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
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.
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)
Allied Health
Arts, Humanities & Teaching
Social Sciences and Change
Field/Interest Area-specific mentoring by faculty
Develop websites and content specific to Student Interest
Develop 2 nd and 3rd Year Interest Areas
Supports multimedia student projects (i.e., films,
blogs, zines, performance art, etc.) to foster studentfaculty interaction outside a traditional classroom
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
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