The University of Tennessee Southern has been awarded a five-year Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant, totaling over 2 million dollars, to fund Project IMPACT (Improving Martin through Programs, Access, Case Management, and Technology). The overarching goal of Project IMPACT is to increase enrollment, increase year-to-year persistence, and increase degree completion by: 1) offering new degree programs, 2) expanding distance learning, 3) and improving case management and data analytics.
During its first year, the grant, which was effective 1 October 2020, has enabled the University to launch undergraduate degree programs in three high-demand STEM areas–Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, and Public Health Education—to better support distance learning through the hiring of a Distance Learning Coordinator, along with upgrades to the technological infrastructure and new equipment in labs and classrooms, and to better support student case management through the hiring of a Student Success Coordinator, along with the implementation of FireHawk 360 student success management software.
For more information about The University of Tennessee Southern’s Title III grant or its student success and distance learning initiatives, please contact:
George Cheatham, Grant Coordinator
Matthew Little, Student Success Coordinator
931-424-2037 ext. 3039
Haley Kinder, Distance Learning Coordinator
More information about all U.S. DOE Title III programs can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3a/index.html