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LAVC Receives a $360,000 Grant to Help Improve Student Success

LA Valley College, East LA College and LA Trade Tech College awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop activities to make significant improvement to student success. The three schools will work together to improve retention, persistence, and completion rates of students.

LAVC Receives a $360,000 Grant to Help Improve Student Success

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education H.S.I. Title V Cooperative has awarded a $650,000 grant to Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) to develop and implement strategies to help improve student success at all three institutions. 

"Engaging for Student Success" is a cooperative project with East Los Angeles College (ELAC) and Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC). All three institutions will work together to develop activities that address low progress rates, low persistence and low completion rates of students. 

The grant focuses on the following three areas: faculty development, adaptive course learning and a one stop student support. Valley College is taking the lead on the area of faculty development by establishing a teaching innovation academy for instructors who teach students who are at-risk of failing or repeating "gatway" course. It will also work with ELAC and LATTC on exploring technology-blended learning environments for students, and will observe ELAC's one stop student support component.

In addition, as part of this grant, there is an Endowment Match component to allow for continued professional development after the grant ends.

For more information, visit the LAVC Grants Committee Web page


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/30/2015 5:00:18 PM