Title V Grant 2023-2028

Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant
Comunidad y Igualdad: An Integrated First-Year Experience and Beyond

In the spring 2023, Hostos Community College has received a $2.86 million Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase retention, boost graduation rates, and improve student academic success.

The grant also supports to expand and enhance the college's academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability through professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.

Beginning in October 2023, the five-year grant will focus on funding various initiatives at Hostos: 
  • Provide an integrated and inclusive first-year experience for all Hostos students
  • Provide faculty and staff with more professional development opportunities to imporve program quality and student success
  • Expand the supplemental instruction offerings

Activities of Project

The Title V Grant provides Hostos the support to implement many activities that are the best strategies to support students in achieving their academic goals.

Activity 1. First Year Experience (FYE): Strengthening and expanding the First Year Experience (Details: Summer Bridge, Remote Onboarding Module, Onboarding Course, Financial Literacy, Tech Support, Peer Mentoring) 

Activity 2. Professional Development (PD): Increasing professional development and other resources for faculty and staff to improve academic program quality and student success (Details: Faculty & Advising collaboration, ACUE “Effecting Teaching Practices” course, Faculty support for DEIJ course revision)

Activity 3. Supplemental Instruction (SI): Expanding Supplemental Instruction (Details: Supplemental Instruction tutors and high-impact practices embedded into more courses)

Title V Steering Committee

    Provost and VP Shiang-Kwei Wang
    Dean Babette Audant
    Sarah Brennan
    Title V Principal Investigator, Dean Andrea Fabrizio
    Title V Director, Yana He
    Title V Evaluator, Meesuk Ahn
    Dean Althea Sterling
    Jason Pelosi, SSCU Director
    Siddique Mohamed, ASAP Director
    Carlos Guevara, Director, Office of Educational Technology
    Silvia Reyes, FYE Chair and FYE Mentor Director
    Aleris Gonzalez, Career Services
    Prof. Louis Bury
    Prof. Sean Gerrity
    Prof. Gregory Marks
    Prof. Natasha Yannacanedo
    Prof. Tram Nguyen
    Prof. Gisselle Guzman
    Prof. Elisabeth Tappeiner
    Prof. Nelson Nunez-Rodriguez
    Prof. Amina Tajbhai
    Prof. Clarence Robertson