Universidad del Este – Carolina Campus, PR
Grant Type: Individual Development Grant
Universidad del Este at Carolina (UNE-Carolina) is located in the northeastern region of Puerto Rico. It is a 4-year private, non-profit institution with an enrollment of 7,089 as of fall of 2008.
Over the life of the grant, Universidad del Este at Carolina proposes the following activity:
The Multi Language Laboratory Center: Road to Academic Success
Through the proposed Title V Activity aims at improving the academic attainment of Hispanic students and other low income individuals by:
enhancing the academic quality of students’ educational experiences;
lowering the DFW rates in high-risk courses to increase GPA, retention and graduation rates through tutoring and supplemental instruction;
strengthening curricular offerings through development of structured academic activities targeting English and Spanish Language skills in a lab setting;
strengthening academic programs through comprehensive faculty professional development activities, service learning, technology and research;
increasing physical and technological infrastructure to support the teaching of Spanish, English, and World Language high-risk courses; and
increasing scholarship revenues through matched endowment funds.
The Title V Activity is designed to provide the Universidad del Este at Carolina’s student population with:
academic support services to include tutoring and supplemental instruction;
faculty development including learning community approaches, service learning activities, and other effective teaching strategies; and
matched endowment funds to provide scholarships.