Title V Grants
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dana Navarro
October 5, 2009 (773) 442-4227
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NEIU Awarded Two Title V Grants
Totaling More Than $6 Million
CHICAGO – Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), the only four-year public Hispanic Serving Institution in the Midwest, recently was awarded two Title V grants from the U.S. Department of Education in the amounts of $3.5 million and $2.6 million. Title V grants are awarded to eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions seeking to enhance and expand the institution’s capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students. These grants provide funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional stability, management, and fiscal capabilities of the institution.
Lawrence Frank, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, “This is a month to remember. It’s an honor for Northeastern to receive not only one, but two, Title V grants. Together they will help us significantly strengthen our curriculum and serve our students better.”
NEIU and the College of Lake County
The first of the two grants was awarded jointly to NEIU and the College of Lake County, a community college serving Lake County, a region with a rapidly growing Latino population. This grant will help strengthen retention, transfer and graduation programs at NEIU and the CLC. This award, which totals $3,487,048 over five years, is one of only five cooperative grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title V this year.
The cooperative project, titled “Partnership for Lasting Impact on Retention, Transfer and Graduation,” will include several initiatives: improving student learning at the College of Lake County through promoting active learning strategies; streamlining student transfer from the CLC to NEIU with online systems and discipline specific articulation agreements; establishing a NEIU Transfer Center to improve mentoring, advising, orientation, and financial literacy workshops for CLC students and their families; expanding the number of B.A. completion programs offered by NEIU on-site in Lake County; and providing comprehensive services to students who are military veterans and their families through a Veteran’s Services Coordinator at both institutions.
NEIU College of Business and Management
The second Title V grant awarded to NEIU is in a new competition category for post-B.A. programs. This grant, which totals $2,599,683 over five years, will be used to support the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting programs in the College of Business and Management at NEIU. Some of the initiatives include: providing faculty development in the areas of teaching and research; expanding access to the M.B.A. and M.S.A. programs through the development of online graduate course offerings; expanding COBM academic offerings by hiring new faculty; and providing financial assistance to low-income COBM graduate students. Further, NEIU is helping to move the COBM toward accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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