Title III Grant Project Summary

“Increasing Student Success through Effective Academic Advising”

Title III, Part A
Strengthening Institutions Program
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Forsyth Technical Community College

Increasing Student Success through Effective Academic Advising is a five year grant awarded to Forsyth Technical Community College under the Strengthening Institutions Program, authorized under Title III, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Funding will be used to create a Student Success Center to increase effective academic advising for Forsyth Tech students.

Project Activity: Student Success Model

Forsyth Tech will enhance the opportunities for each student to attain their educational and career goals by integrating improvements into the college’s academic advising system resulting in a more detailed and accurate assessment of each student’s abilities and goals.

Initial application data, assessment results and other pertinent information will be placed in an Electronic Student Profile and used to create an Individualized Learning Plan for each student.

The Individualized Learning Plan will be used by advisors to help students develop a pathway to achieve their educational and career goals.

Orientation sessions will be held to provide more accurate information regarding credit program expectations and career possibilities to assist potential students in determining their college path.

A new Split Model of advising will be implemented that incorporates centralized advising in the Student Success Center and dispersed faculty advising across the campus.

Proposed Master Activity Outcomes

  • 100% of new credit students will participate in career planning and orientation sessions.
  • 100% of new students will participate in the development of an Electronic Student Profile.
  • Effective advising through the Student Success Center will ensure 75% of students attain their educational and career goals as determined by their Individual Learning Plan.

Project Funding

This project is funded 79.42% by the United States Department of Education, Title III, Part A Strengthening Institutions Program of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and 20.58% by Forsyth Technical Community College.

  • $1,788,200 Federal Title III funding over five years
  • $463,447 Forsyth Tech funding over five years