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P031S090043

College of the Desert, CA

(California State University, San Bernardino), CA

Grant Type:  Cooperative Development Grant

ABSTRACT

College of the Desert (COD) is the lead institution in the Title V Cooperative project in partnership with California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to effectively and efficiently implement a Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Title V Cooperative Grant.  This grant has a single integrated activity that represents an assertive approach to improving student learning and student success with a focus on Hispanic, low-income, and first-generation students.  

Over the life of the grant, the project will be implemented through three integrated components.  

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The first component will focus on providing counseling/advising and academic support services to assist more students, especially Hispanic, low-income and first-generation students, to transfer from a community college to a university, to succeed at the university level and to graduate in a timely manner.  

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The second component of the project creates a Faculty Development Center to assist faculty and related staff to develop more appropriate strategies and methodologies in and out of the classroom to increase student learning and success.  

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The third component will aim at developing improved structural mechanisms for increasing external support and funding for both institutions.  This grant will commit 20 percent of the grant funds, half to each institution, to provide a financial aid endowment for Hispanic, low income, and first generation students to foster university transfer and graduation.  

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