Title V Institutional Grant

Improving Student Engagement and Success

Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions - HSI

Adams State University, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, qualifies to compete and receive grants funding under the Title V Programs.The U.S. Department of education defines Hispanic Serving Institutes of Higher education having an enrollment of undergraduate full-time students of at least 25 percent. Adams State's current Hispanic enrollment is at 32 percent, (Title V ISES grant).

The Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Program of the U.S. Department of Education, HSI Division, assists with strengthening institutional programs, facilities, and services to expand the educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans and other underrepresented populations. Visit the Web sites for additional information. In particular, visit the Title V Program Statute for legislation about Title V.

ASU Title V Institutional Grant Goals

Goal #1: Cultivate a high quality, student-centered environment for Hispanic and low-income students to address issues of access, student success, and retention.

Student Success Center

The student success center provides resources for undergraduate students on campus including, advising, career services, college readiness, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and the Grizzly Testing & Learning Center. The student success center serves as the “one-stop” for Adams State Academic Support Programs. The Title V grant also supports the peer tutoring offered through the Grizzly Learning & Testing Center, located on the library's second floor. The Student Success Center includes ten student computer workstations to facilitate group study. The grant also supports the Developmental Math Initiative which focuses on improving student performances in math.

Student Success Center Associates:

• Academic Advising

• Career Services

• CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program

• College Readiness

Goal #2: Implement a faculty development program focused on the needs of Hispanic and low-income students.

The second major component to the new Title V grant is expansion of professional development activities for faculty and staff on campus. Faculty development focuses on transitioning from pedagogy – education of children – to andragogy - education of adults. Title V provides workshops and seminars, on best practices on teaching Hispanic, at-risk, and adults students. In addition, faculty who has completed these development programs will be eligible for student engagement grants (SEGs) to further enhance their classroom work.

Workshops and Seminars supported by the Title V grant include such activities as:

Goal #3: The improvement of Hispanic and low-income student access to technology.

The Title V grant also funds new instructional and assistive technology for faculty and students. Two technology- enhanced classrooms (TEC) are built for each year of the grant. A variety of assistive technology has been acquired to support disabled students.