First & Second Years: 2002-4
Third Year: 2005
Fourth Year: 2006
Focus Group Report: English
English Survey Report
Focus Group Report: ESL
Focus Group Report: Math
In 2002 the U.S. Department of Education awarded City College of San
Francisco a Title III, Part A, Strengthening Institutions Program grant to fund
a project named “Delivering on the Promise of Student Success.” The five-year
project, funded at approximately $340,000 per year, includes two major areas of
Activity One, Increasing Persistence and Retention by Developing Enrollment
Systems, has three components:
• computerized assessment,
• electronic educational plans for individual students, and
• a computerized tracking system to identify students at risk and provide
Activity Two, Increasing Student Achievement through Developmental Program
Reform, has two components:
• development of instructional labs to increase the achievement of
students in English, Math, and ESL, and
• development of new instructional technologies that integrate basic skills
learning, connecting instructional labs with the classroom.
The Title III Strengthening Institutions Program is a competitive grant program
that was established by Congress as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The purpose of the program is to provide grants to eligible institutions of
higher education to improve their academic programs, institutional management,
and fiscal stability in order to increase their self-sufficiency and strengthen
their capacity to make a substantial contribution to the higher education
resources of the nation.
The Title III grant project at City College of San Francisco is managed by the
Project Director, Dean of Special Projects Larry Klein, in consultation with the
Title III Steering Committee.