YR 1: TRiO (SSS) Academic Achievement Center-Student Support Services Program

Project: Research project

Description

Arizona State University at the West campus requests funding for the continuation of the TRiO (Student Support Services) to service the campuses large number of low income, first generation students and student with disabilities. The program under the name TRiO Academic Achievement Center will enroll 240 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 Academic Achievement Center 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, 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, conference attendance and research experiences, all offered to help the student grow through new experiences and networking. Institutional commitment for the TRiO Academic Advancement Center is strong. ASU West provides more than $50,000 in direct support of staff salaries and collaborative support from departments throughout the university such as financial aid and careers services. In addition, the project is supplies with ample space, which is centrally located, including private offices for project staff and computer labs and study areas for students. ASU Wests TRiO (SSS) program has been in operation since 1993 and the staff is experienced in delivering highquality services to students. The project has met (an often surpassed) its objectives for retention, academic standing and graduation. As this campus grows, TRiO Academic Achievement Center will continue to provide academic support to assure participants receive the best support necessary for services.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/108/31/11

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $288,178.00

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