WAUKESHA, WIS.— Carroll University has been awarded a $1.9 million federal grant to support its Pathways to Success project. This five-year award, in the highly competitive federal Title III program, is the largest federal grant in Carroll history.
Carroll's Pathways to Success project is comprised of three initiatives that aim to improve students' academic and career success. The grant will support a five-year program to develop, implement and assess these initiatives:
- A faculty engagement program in interactive teaching methods.
- A comprehensive development program for academic advisers based on current best practices.
- The work of Carroll's Office of Student Success, which works to increase graduation rates by using a high-tech, high-touch approach to monitoring students' academic progress.
"The Carroll community is very pleased and proud to have been awarded this Title III grant," said Joanne Passaro, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "These funds will enable us to continue to enhance the teaching and learning environment on campus and assure that each student's educational experience reflects the excellence that is the hallmark of a Carroll University education."
The Pathways project will begin at Carroll in the fall of 2009 and continue over the next five academic years.
Title III is a federal grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, that support improvements in educational quality, management and/or financial stability at qualifying postsecondary institutions.