Welcomed by Dr. Christine Mangino, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, more than 80 members of the Hostos community gathered to socialize and share in a celebration of accomplishments generated under the auspices of the Title V grant. Ms. Silvia Reyes, Director of Title V, outlined the involvement of the campus community, especially within the Division of Academic Affairs in Title V funded initiatives related to curriculum design, student-faculty research, capstone course/assignment design and supplemental instruction.
Ms. Reyes discussed ways in which these initiatives are designed to improve student persistence and graduation, and connect students more closely with faculty and the campus community. Overall, these initiative have served to provide students with the confidence they need to be engaged and proactive learners.
To date, a large number of participants from across campus have been involved. For example, the supplemental instruction and developmental education initiatives have engaged 23 courses and hundreds of workshops across five departments and is impacting more than 1,500 students. More than 20 faculty and 60 students have participated in student-faculty research partnerships and seven courses have capstone assignments with five more courses in development.
Title V is a five-year multi-million dollar grant that strives to improve retention and graduation by a minimum of 2 percent annually. In case you have not yet participated in Title V activities, contact the Title V offices by emailing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Title V Office at 718-518-2650.