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Neumann University's Federal Title III, Strengthening Institutions Grant


Strengthening Student Success through Improved Advising
and Developmental Education

Neumann University has been awarded a $1.9 million dollar Federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Title III, Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP). 

Gerard P. O'Sullivan, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as Title III Coordinator and assumes responsibility for successful implementation of the program.

The grant focuses on enhancing student experience and improving academic success by strengthening retention and persistence to graduation and identifies the following implementation goals and strategies:

1. Strengthen advising to better meet the needs of all students;

2. Strengthen the Freshman Seminar to better meet the needs of first-year students;

3. Strengthen developmental education to better meet the needs of the University’s high number of developmental students;

4. Strengthen academic support services to better meet the needs of developmental  students, and;

5. Build a stronger sense of community to better meet the needs and expectations of millennial generation students.

The University will direct Title III funding to: establish a Walk-In Advising Center dedicated to improving the quality of advising on a university-wide scale; redesign the INT 101, Freshman Experience course to better support effective advising and student transition to college-level learning, and; establish a centralized Developmental Education Program that is supported by learning communities, supplemental instruction, current instructional technology, and ongoing faculty development.



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