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Introducing Maria Calpito, LAVC's new Title V Cooperative Director

LAVC welcomes Maria Calpito as the new Program Director at Valley College for the Title V Cooperative Program: Engaging for Student Success. In this new role, she oversees the 3-campus cooperative program (at LAVC, East LA College, and LA Trade Tech) that is designed to improve retention, persistence, and completion rates of students, including managing LAVC's Teaching Innovation Academy (TIA) program for faculty.

Introducing Maria Calpito, LAVC's new Title V Cooperative Director

The LAVC Academic Affairs Office welcomes Maria Calpito as the college's new SFP Program Director/Cooperative Director, Title V Cooperative: Engaging for Student Success.

Under the supervision of Dr. Deborah diCesare, Maria will oversee the three-campus "Engaging for Student Success" cooperative program with LAVC, East Los Angeles College (ELAC), and Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC). The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education H.S.I. Title V Cooperative. Her duties include managing the budget, program activities, and the overall implementation of the program. 

The Title V Cooperative Program is developing student success activities that address low progress rates, low persistence and low completion rates of students. These faculty-focused activities include teaching innovations, adaptive technology, and using technology in the classroom. 

Maria will be working with the Title V Cooperative Steering Committee, to build upon its innovative Teaching Innovations Academy (TIA) in which faculty redesign courses to enhance students’ retention and success. The project plans to expand by launching a financial literacy component for students, as well as cultural competency and sensitivity for faculty within the next year.

This Winter, TIA is offering a four-week Teaching Innovation Academy Express course for faculty (from from January 7-February 1, 2019); interested faculty members can register online for the TIA Express course. In addition, TIA is recruiting faculty in Spring 2019 for its Summer 2019 cohort. To learn more, visit the Teaching Innovations Academy Web page.

Maria come to LA Valley College from at Trade Tech, where she had three years of experience with working with Department of Labor (DOL) grants, Specially-Funded Programs (SFPs), National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, and Employment Development Department (EDD) grants, and five years at East Los Angeles College. 

Maria's office is in the Title V Cooperative Program Office, which is located in Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) 211. She can be reached at (818) 778-5682 or by email.

For more information about the Title V Cooperative Program Grant, visit the LAVC Grants Committee Web page.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 12/1/2018 5:00:02 PM