Reaching the Marginalized Majority: Access and Success for Nontraditional Students
The Strengthening Institutions Program helps higher education programs expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen an institution’s academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability.
SNU’s proposal contains three initiatives focused on building new Professional Studies curricular programs, developing student services for adult students, and building endowment for undergraduate scholarships. The new programs include Cybersecurity (BS), taking the existing Network Management (BS) to Tulsa, and developing a new Information System (AS) degree. The grant will also develop and pilot a new Physical Therapist Assistant (AS) degree. The two associate degree programs are intended to serve as feeders into SNU degree completion programs. The grant provides faculty positions, renovated instructional labs and equipment, and library resources for these new programs. Student services will be expanded with an early alert system and career services geared toward adult learners. The grant funds provide approximately a quarter of a million dollars to match monies raised by the institution to increase the endowment for undergraduate student scholarships by close to half a million dollars by the end of the grant period.
More information on the Title III program is available here: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3a/index.html
*NEW* Undergraduate Programs:
> CyberSecurity (BS) –4 Cohorts launched, 5th cohort scheduled for fall of 2022 (fully online)
> Information Systems (AS) – First cohort is scheduled for the fall of 22
> Physical Therapist Assistant (AS) – Coming early 2023
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SNU’s Title III Project Team
Grant Office: Royce Brown, Room 201E, 4011 N Peniel Avenue, Bethany, OK, 73008