Tarrant County College wins $2 million grant to boost focus on first-time students
Tarrant County College says it’s won a $2 million Education Department grant that will expand focus on first-time students, staff and faculty development, and graduation rates for Hispanics and blacks.
The grant will span five years, at $400,000 a year and will, in part, expand initiatives that the college launched this fall, said Joy Gates Black, TCC’s vice chancellor for student success.
* “Increase levels of success for first-time-in-college students who demonstrate a need for remediation in one or more essential skill areas necessary for college-level achievement (reading, writing, mathematics.”
* “Increase faculty and staff knowlecge and skills necessary to implement promising and best practices focused on increasing levels of success, rates of persistence, and rates of graduation.”
* “Increase rates of persistence and graduation among…students, with special focus on African-American and Hispanic student populations.”
- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram