About the Center

The Center has initial funding is the result of a 1.6 Million, Title III Part: A Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant. The funding will help provide support for 5 years. The funds will support renovation of physical space, salaries, faculty mini-grants, external speaker fund, establishment of an endowment, and external evaluation for grant facilitation. 

Year 1

  • Renovation
  • Staffing transitions 
  • Formation of advisory group 
  • Most support available

Year 2 and beyond

  • Mini grants
  • External speakers
  • Additional staffing

Grant Goals

  • Create and staff the CETL
  • Increase retention rate (track traditionally underserved students)
  • Professional development of workshops that support the goals
  • Support for teaching and learning
  • Support peer mentoring program
    Track student engagement and mission exposure
  • Fund raise for endowment

Faculty Advisory Board

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    Faculty Advisory Board

    Archerd, Erin R.
    Harrison, Mary-Catherine
    Hightower, Renady
    Mio, Matthew J.
    Thompson-Sloan, Tamika