Title V Grant Data
The U.S. Department of Education, Title V: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions is intended to enhance and expand the institution’s capacity to improve educational opportunities for students, especially Hispanic and low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional stability, management, and fiscal capabilities of the awarded institution.
The Title V grant project will improve the success rates of high-need students in STEM fields through the Glendale Community College STEM Connect Project. The program will coordinate academic and student support services located in a centralized area to increase the access, persistence, graduation and transfer rates of STEM students.
STEM Connect will include the following programs and services:
- Integrated academic and student support coaching to provide intrusive advising and support for students.
- STEM Success Center will offer dedicated STEM-specific tutoring support, both in-person and on-line.
- STEM dual-language hybrid courses will be developed to expand student access and content attainment.
- Enhanced student development programming to engage the high-need STEM student population with the campus.
The STEM Connect program will also offer co-curricular programming such as mentoring and job shadowing opportunities while providing a welcoming environment to cultivate a sense of community. Students will be encouraged to participate in STEM-related activities on and off campus to spark inspiration and a stronger desire to explore the STEM fields.