York College Awarded $2 Million Grant
YC awarded Title III grant
The U.S. Department of Education announced that York College will receive a $2 million Title III grant through the "Strengthening Institutions" program. This highly-competitive grant opportunity was originally launched as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965. YC's application identified enhanced technology and student support services as areas critical to student success.
"Academic technology has experienced a real explosion over the past few years," said York College President Steve Eckman. "The tools available now are incredibly powerful, but they are also incredibly expensive. This award will allow us to purchase hardware and software that will enhance students' ability to access electronic information and media sources. York College will have an information management system that is truly state of the art."
"More importantly, these resources will be directed toward improving student academic performance and success. In today's competitive job climate, it is crucial that our students have access to the most up-to-date resources that we can provide. This grant will put us ahead of the curve with technology, access to internet and other electronic media. " Eckman continued, "Our new resources will allow us to monitor student progress and help us steer students in need of academic assistance to the proper help, particularly in the core subject areas of math and writing."
Academic assistance will be provided through the York College Student Success Center provided with the Title III funds. The Success Center will consolidate and centralize tutoring, academic advising, skill assessment, and math and writing instruction.
Read more about the award in a recent article published in the magazine Campus Technology.