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P031S090088

Modesto Junior College, CA

Grant Type:  Individual Development Grant

ABSTRACT

Modesto Junior College proposes a project with a single central activity:  Strengthening Student Success through Student Learning Resources, Professional Development, and Grant Resource Development.

Over the life of the grant, this single activity develops essential resources that will improve the ability of Hispanic students and other low-income individuals to complete postsecondary degrees through three coordinated and integrated strategies for developing Students, Staff and Resources.  

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Student Learning Resources Objective:  To provide a proven solid support structure to Hispanic, first-generation and low-income students.  A First Year Experience program will be established to improve learning, build support relationships, and coordinate faculty, counselor and student services efforts.  Establishment of a Peer-Led Learning support program in gatekeeper math courses will improve student success.  

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Professional Development Objective:  To strengthen institutional support for college faculty and staff as its primary resource:  A comprehensive Staff Resource Center will be established to coordinate training that will increase student success.  Discipline-focused training opportunities will be offered, as well as specific workshops on diversity and equity issues in and out of the classroom, interactive student technology, leadership, technology, and communication skills.

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Grant Resource Development Objective:  To create a campus-wide support structure that will train faculty and staff in the development of project proposals for new educational programs.  A Grant Resource Development Center will be established to provide training for project developers and project managers, alignment between grant opportunities and college priorities, current writing best practices, boiler plate templates, project development planning, and project sustainability.

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