Title III Grant

Expanding Higher Education Opportunity A Title III Strengthening Institutions Program

Union College was awarded the Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant by the Federal Government in October of 2011. The grant will enable Union College to further develop online and hybrid courses. The Title III Grant will focus primarily on strengthening technology at Union College and online student learning, support and services.


Title III Objectives

Year One Objectives

  • By September 2012, at least 80 students will enroll in newly-developed online courses.
  • By Septmeber 2012, 85% of students piloting online orientation rate service minimum of 4 points on a 5 point scale, per online evaluation.

 Year Two Objectives

  • By September 2013, at least 75% of students in online (Group 1) pilots will complete courses with grades of "C" or above (equivalent to 2009 General Education success rate).
  • By September 2013, at least 90 students enroll in newly-developed online and hybrid (Group 2) courses.

 Year Three Objectives

  • By September 2014, at least 75% of students in online/hybrid (Group 2) pilots will complete courses with grades of "C" or above (equivalent to 2009 General Education success rate).
  • By September 2014, 85% of students piloting online Financial Aid rate service minimum 4 points on a 5 point scale per online evaluation.
  • By September 2014, transfer student enrollment will be increased by 20% over Fall 2009 baseline of 74 through enrollment in online and hybrid courses.

 Year Four Objectives

  • By September 2015, at least 75% of students in online/hybrid (Group 3) pilots will complete courses with grades of "C" or better (equivalent to 2009 General Education success rate).
  • By September 2015, 85% of students piloting online advising rate service minimum 4 points on a 5 point scale per online evaluation.
  • By September 2015, at least 108 students will enroll in newly-developed online and hybrid (Group 4) courses.

 Year Five Objectives

  • By September 2016, at least 75% of students in online/hybrid (Groups 4 and 5) pilots will complete courses with grades of "C" or better (equivalent to 2009 General Education success rate).
  • By September 2016, transfer students will comprise 15% of undergraduate enrollment (Fall 2009 9% transfer enrollment).
  • By September 2016, undergraduate enrollment will be increased by at least 100 FTE through enrollment in online/hybrid courses (Fall 2009 FTE 785).
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