Title V Goals
In order to increase opportunities in higher education for health care professionals for low income Hispanic students, the UCC proposes to improve its student outcomes by a Title V project with five components. The proposed project is centered goal of strengthening the teaching and learning environment through technology, focusing in:
- Renovate a portion of the library to create a technology-rich Educational Resource Center.
- Develop a clinical Skills Simulations Laboratory to provide technology-based clinical experiences in learning for safe, high-quality, patient-centered care.
- Provide faculty training in using educational technology, assessing teaching and learning outcomes through classroom research, developing effective testing strategies, creating more effective curricula and pedagogy using student-centered models, and support for faculty developing technology-based learning objects to complement classroom learning activities.
- Create a peer mentoring program through academic and non-academic support strategies, assisting students at various levels adapt to a challenging academic environment and succeeding.
- Raise $50,000 in endowment challenge grant funds during the project for a $100,000 addition to UCC’s endowment primarily to improve our ability to provide scholarships to deserving low-income students.