TRiO Student Support Services Program- Polytechnic campus

Project: Research project

Description

Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus requests funding for a new TRiO Student Support Services grant program to provide academic support services to the campuses large number of low income, first generation students and student with disabilities. The program will enroll 150 participants per year and will offer intensive academic support services to assist student participants towards the successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The SSS program will offer services to individuals that augment existing college and university services to address 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, computer based learning, small work groups and individualized higher order thinking skills. Further emotional support such as assistance with personal development, financial aid, faculty mentoring, career exploration and peer support groups will be provided. Experiential support will include cultural enrichment activities, summer bridge and conference attendance all offered to help the student grow through new experiences and networking. Institutional commitment for the TRiO SSS is strong. ASU Polytechnic will provide more than $30,000 in direct support of staff and operating expenses as well collaborative support from departments throughout the university such as financial aid and careers services. In addition, the project will be supplied with ample space, centrally located, including private offices for project staff and computer labs and study areas for students. As ASUs Polytechnic campus grows, TRiO Student Support Services will provide necessary academic support to assure participants receive the best support necessary for success and improved graduation rates
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/108/31/11

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,086,315.00

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