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Mississippi Universy for Women - Title III Project

“Enhancing Student Success through redesigned curriculum, enhanced support, and improved academic advising"


Title III –Part A Programs – Strengthening Institutions

Grant Duration: 5 Years (October 2018 – September 2023)
Award Amount : $1.5 million

Title III Grants are focused on helping eligible institutions of higher education to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.


Project Goals

Goal 1: Increase success and retention of incoming freshmen, including at-risk students

  • Redesign Intermediate Education (IE) Courses
  • Professional Development for IE Instructors
  • Release time for faculty-led enhancements, improvements, or redesign
  • Establish Peer Mentoring program
  • Implement web-based tutoring program


Goal 2: Improve the academic advising process for all students

  • •Expand targeted counseling services and outreach to faculty
  • •Implement comprehensive training and support program for faculty advisors
  • •Establish Advising Fellows program for continued professional development
  • Implement an electronic degree audit and data analytics system (Degree Works)


Measurable Objectives (by September 2023)

  • Increase to 43% the 150% graduation rate
  • 90% of faculty and staff advisors will receive training on comprehensive advising practices
  • 90% of faculty and staff advisors will be proficient in use of degree audit and advising software
  • 90% of Academic Affairs leadership and staff will be proficient in retrieving, analyzing and incorporating tracked data into their daily practices



“This activity is funded by The U.S. Department of Education under the Strengthening Institutions Program through Title III, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.”