Title 3

Johnson C. Smith University

Title III Activities and Directors

Title lll Strengthening Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Regular and Student Aid and Financial Responsibility Act (SAFRA) grants support the following target areas of our University's Conprehensive Development Plan which describes some recurring institutional challenges and strategic purposes that have perished over the past few years and reflect themes we must continue to address:
  • Maintain an effective amd developmental technology infrastructure (hardware, software, people, training) to support the administrative and academic mission of the university.
  • Academic innovations rewuire additional personnel resources as well as recurrent training to improve quality.
  • The instituional enrollment profile and mission require us to provide special programs to ensure student success and persistence to graduation.
  • Increasing cost in utilizing technology and shrinking institutional budgets requires us to develop our institutional capacity to generate alternative sources of funding.

* Title III Strengthening Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU Activities *

Grant Period 2017 - 2022

· Institutional Management ·

Activity One

Improving Academic Facilities: Renovation, Repairs, and Maintenance

Ms. Latrelle McAllister
This activity will advance the work outlined in the Campus Master plan to upgrade classroom and lb facilities and align physical space priorities with overarching University priorities with awareness of sustanability and thoughtful use of resources.
Ms. Latrelle McAllister

Activity Two

Optimizing the University's Technological Infrastructure for Administrative Management, Teaching, and Learning

Mr. John Norris
This activity will advance the work outlined in the Campus Master plan to upgrade classroom and lb facilities and align physical space priorities with overarching University priorities with awareness of sustanability and thoughtful use of resources.
Mr. John Norris

Activity Three

Title III Coordination and Administration

Dr. Diane Bowles
As the managaing component of Title lll, this Activity will ensure that Title lll funds, appropriated for various allowable activities, are expended in accordance with the federal legislation guidelines, and university policies and procedures. Also, documenting project operations leading to the attainment of objectives, and providing internal monitoring and reporting systems to ensure sound fiscal management.
Dr. Diane Bowles

· Fiscal Stability ·

Activity Four

Building Research, Innovation, Collaboration, and Knowledge (BRICK) Through Sponsored Programs

Ms. Virginia Rowe-Anderson
This Activity will augment the fiscal health of the institution by acquirin and mnagaing extramural funding to advanceresearch development and strengthen institutional capacity that will impact growth of student retention.
Ms. Virginia Rowe-Anderson

· Academic Quality ·

Activity Five

Expanding Student Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Dr. Dawn McNair, Dr. Tim Champion
This activity will expand student excellence in STEM by providing leadership for faculty development of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and student support through the STEM Resource Center including one-on-one tutoring and Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) sessions.
Dr. Dawn McNair, Dr. Tim Champion

Activity Six

Augmenting Student Capability for Technical Creativity and Career Readiness

Dr. Gary Guffey
This activity augment the capacity of communication arts to build its digital capacity for faculty and students to learn technical creativity that supports a readiness for digital media careers.
Dr. Gary Guffey

Activity Seven

Integrating Metacognitive and Non-Cognitive Variables to Increase Student Retention and Persistence

Dr. Antonio Henley
The purpose of this activity is to enhance the Biddle Institute first-year experience curriculum by integrating a stregths-based framwork using metacognitive and non-cognitive factors to transform faculty pedagogy, improve student performance, and increase student retention and persistence.
Dr. Antonio Henley

· Student Services and Outcomes ·

Activity Eight

Transforming Academic Advising in the Academic Center for Excellence

Ms. Stacey Sandeford-Lyons
This activity will support the Academic Center for excellence to integrate career 
Ms. Stacey Sandeford-Lyons

Activity Nine

Re-envisioning and Expanding Online Degree Programs for the Adult Learners

Dr. Laura McLean
This activity will increase the capacity of Metropolitan College of Professional Studies by re-envisioning and expanding its online undergraduate degree programs and significantly impacting the adult education market through online offerings and additional customized educational opportunities beyond its physical location.
Dr. Laura McLean

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