SSS Downtown Phoenix STEM

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus requests funding for the TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) to provide beneficial service the campuses' large number of low income, first generation students and students with disabilities which amounts to 67% of enrollment. SSS will plan to serve 150 participants per year and offer intensive academic support services to assist student participants towards the successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The TRiO Student Support Services will offer services to individuals that augment existing college and university services by addressing the students holistic needs in terms of instructional, counseling and experiential support.
Instructional services will include the following: needs assessment, tutoring in writing, mathematics, critical thinking, and computer based learning, small work groups and individualized higher order thinking skills. Further, emotional support such as assistance with personal development, financial aid, mentoring, and peer support groups will be provided. Experiential support will include cultural enrichment activities, summer transitional programs, career and graduate school preparation, conference attendance and research experiences, all offered to help students grow through new experiences.
Institutional commitment for the TRiO Academic Advancement Center is strong. ASU Downtown Phoenix provides direct support for staff salaries and materials and supplies along with collaborative support from departments throughout the university such as financial aid and career services. In addition, the project is supplied with centrally located space, including private offices for project staff and computer labs and study areas for students. The assurance of success for this project is greatly enhanced by Arizona State University. Due to this solid commitment, the applicant feels confident to address all four of the competitive preference priorities.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/158/31/20

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,174,033.00

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