• Cooperative Title V
    "Celebrando Educación"
     

     

     Del Mar College, lead institution and partner Coastal Bend College will partner to use Title V funds from the U.S. Department of Education:  Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program to improve Colleges' retention and completion rates and increase enrollment in technical and/or professional occupational fields of study.

    Del Mar College:  Del Mar College is a public two-year institution founded in 1935 and located in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The College has an enrollment of over 12,000 with a 59% Hispanic enrollment.  DMC will service 4 1/2 counties along the Gulf Coast to include Nueces, Aransas, San Patricio, Kenedy, and part of Kleberg.  DMC is ranked among the nation's top three percent of community colleges granting associate degrees to Hispanic students, according to the national publication Community College Week in their June 19, 2006 special issue, "Top 100 Associate's Degree Producers."  
    Coastal Bend College:  Coastal Bend College is a public two-year institution founded in 1965 and located in Beeville, Texas with branch campuses in Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton.  CBC will service nine rural counties in the heart of the Gulf Coast to include part of Kleberg, Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak and McMullen.   
     
     

    • Activity 1:  Improve Colleges' retention and completion rates.  This activity has been designed with the goal of increasing class completion and college graduation rates through intensive tutoring services and enhanced counseling and advising to first-time, full-time degree-seeking undergraduates and/or First-Time-In-College Full-Time-Equivalent (FTIC FTE) students.  In addition, the grant proposes to increase the number of tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders for higher level courses.  The use of technology by the Colleges in tutoring facilities and in classrooms is essential to the success of the grant.       
    • Activity 2:  Increase enrollment in technical and/or professional occupational fields of study by improving student knowledge through college and career awareness events.  This activity has been designed to provide intervention with dual-enrollment students for academic success and retention.  The Colleges will outreach to public school districts in the service area offering bridging programs to South Region public school districts.  The Colleges will host a Leadership Symposium each fall and coordinate College and Career Fairs for dual enrolled students.    

      

      

      

      

     Outcomes:  DMC and CBC faculty and staff will be committed to the purpose of the grant.  An increased number of students will be successful in class achievement and graduation completions rates for FTIC FTE.  More students will be transitioned from high school into dual enrollment courses, retained, re-enrolled, and graduated with a Technical Certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees from DMC and CBC.  Student attitudes toward their learning experience will definitely be positively impacted.