What is Title V?
Title V is a federally funded grant program through the U.S. Department of Education. Title V funding is competitively awarded to institutions of higher education serving Hispanic, low-income and under-represented student populations. These postsecondary institutions, HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions), are eligible based on enrollment documentation of a “fixed” percentage of full-time Hispanic undergraduate students in the year preceding the grant award. Other factors included in awarding Title V funding: the per capita income-level, the educational needs of the community, the institution’s vision for educational development through offering academically enhanced courses and rigorous programs. The program is funded for five years.
How Are We Changing Our Learning Landscape?
-We have built a new Math Lab and a new Writing Center to support student learning.
-We have math and Writing Center coordinators and professional tutors.
-We have equipped classrooms with state of the art technology.
-Faculty are offered training on innovative instruction strategies using technology and experiential, project-based learning practices.
-Students will be providing needed service to the community as a part of their coursework through Service Learning.
What are the initiatives of the NMSU Grants Title V project?
Faculty and staff are working together to increase student course and degree completion. All initiatives are directed toward this goal. More than 40 key courses will be redesigned during the course of this project. They will be redesigned to incorporate the most current and effective technology and teaching approaches including collaborative and experiential learning.
What is Service Learning?
Service learning is an instructional method that integrates service to the community into academic instruction through reflective thinking about both the academic learning and civic responsibility.
Service Learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic learning through guided reflection. Areas of focus include:
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Values Clarification
- Career Exploration
- Social and Personal Development
- Civic and Community Responsibility
- Service Learning Policy Manual
- Service Learning Agency Request Form
- Service Learning for Math and Statistics
Resources for Faculty
These are exciting times on the NMSU Grants campus and we look forward to sharing success stories along the way!
The NMSU Grants’ Title V Office – Martinez Hall (Office Number
Stop by our Title V office or contact us:
Brian Johnson (Project Director)
What to know more about the US Department of Education, and federally funded programs and resources?
U. S. Department of Education (ED)
Office of Postsecondary Education
FREE Teaching Resources “Federal Resources for Educational Excellence”
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