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P031S090047

Universidad del Este – Carolina Campus, PR

Grant Type:  Individual Development Grant

ABSTRACT

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:  

1)

enhancing the academic quality of students’ educational experiences;

2)

lowering the DFW rates in high-risk courses to increase GPA, retention and graduation rates through tutoring and supplemental instruction;

3)

strengthening curricular offerings through development of structured academic activities targeting English and Spanish Language skills in a lab setting;

4)

strengthening academic programs through comprehensive faculty professional development activities, service learning, technology and research;

5)

increasing physical and technological infrastructure to support the teaching of Spanish, English, and World Language high-risk courses; and

6)

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:  

a)

academic support services to include tutoring and supplemental instruction;

b)

faculty development including learning community approaches, service learning activities, and other effective teaching strategies; and

c)

matched endowment funds to provide scholarships.  

P031S090114

Mountain View College, TX

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