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Title III

Title III Higher Education Program

Title III Higher Education program is for Historically Black Colleges and Universities: BRACE has substantially strengthened many areas of the College academic and support structure. Its valuable contributions benefit students, faculty, staff, community and administration in countless ways.

Abstract of Activities

Activity I

Activity I primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 9 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “establishing or improving a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector.”  Activity I is designed to maintain an Office of Institutional Advancement and Planning (Development) to build the college’s infrastructure and financial stability through the acquisitions of non-cash contributions, cash contributions, other resources and the endowment. This activity includes functions such as fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Sponsored Programs, and Fiscal Management. This Activity also provides support for special projects, community relations, outreach services, small business development, grantsmanship, and volunteerism.

Activity II

Activity II primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 7 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “funds and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management.” This activity enables BSC to maintain an Office of Project Administration to write the proposal and budget, plan for, coordinate and monitor the process and product of the other Activities and facilitate achievement of all project goals.  The project administrator, a member of the president’s staff, consults and plans closely with the President and maintains ongoing communication with the federal agency officials.  The administrator and aide ensure the timely preparation and submission of required information and other documentation.  The president and administrator actively participate in annual Title III workshops and other supporting conferences that occur. Through this Activity, BSC also addresses fiscal stability and financial management issues.BSC established an Office of Project Administration to write the proposal and budget, plan for, coordinate and monitor the process and product of the other Activities and facilitate achievement of all project goals.  The project administrator, consults and plans closely with the President and maintains ongoing communication with the federal agency officials.  The administrator and aide ensure the timely preparation and submission of required information and other documentation.  The president and administrator actively participate in annual Title III workshops and other supporting conferences that occur.

Activity III

Activity III primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 2 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services.” Activity III is designed to enhance institution-wide Computer Literacy and Technology Upgrade by providing computers, other equipment, networking, distance learning technology, support personnel, and training opportunities. This Activity encompasses academic computer services, administrative computer services, online courses, the Interactive Video Network and computer laboratories. Through this Activity, Title III supports the general functions of the Instructional Technology Center and the Computer Center.

Activity IV

Activity IV primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 3 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “support for faculty exchanges, faculty development and faculty fellowships to assist these faculty members in attaining advanced degrees in their fields of instruction.” Activity IV facilitates Curriculum, Faculty/Staff Development in all divisions, departments and offices. This Activity advances teaching and learning throughout various disciplines in the School of Business; the School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science; the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Nursing and Allied Health; and the Virtual College. This Activity engages faculty, staff, administrators, and students in professional development opportunities such as courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars in addition to support guest lecturers, speakers, and consultants. Components of Activity IV include the Emerging Leaders Institute and the Honor’s College.

Activity V

Activity V primarily relates to legislatively allowable activity 6 as specified in 34 CFR 608.10, which provides for “tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success.” Activity V is designed to initiate, implement, and maintain tasks related to Enrollment Management and Multicultural Outreach. Activity V embraces multicultural outreach counseling, academic advising for student athletes, and Multicultural Outreach.

Contact Information

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Eborall at (304) 327-4316 or meborall@bluefieldstate.edu.