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 ·
Improving Academic Facilities: Renovation, Repairs, and Maintenance
Optimizing the University's Technological Infrastructure for Administrative Management, Teaching, and Learning
Title III Coordination and Administration
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.
· Fiscal Stability ·
Building Research, Innovation, Collaboration, and Knowledge (BRICK) Through Sponsored Programs
· Academic Quality ·
Expanding Student Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Integrating Metacognitive and Non-Cognitive Variables to Increase Student Retention and Persistence
· Student Services and Outcomes ·
Re-envisioning and Expanding Online Degree Programs for the Adult Learners
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.