campus partner(s)

Yes We Must Coalition

state(s)

NJ, NY, TN, WA

amount

$49,000

initiative

Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence

award date

02.2017

project director

Gloria Nemerowicz

Yes We Must Coalition

Grant Summary

$49,000 over nine months to the Yes We Must Coalition, a consortium of independent, non-profit colleges and universities where Pell-eligible students are the majority of the undergraduate enrollment. A subset of five members – College of Saint Elizabeth, Metropolitan College of New York, Trocaire College, Martin Methodist University, and Heritage University– will participate in a planning process under the “Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence” initiative. When students understand the sequencing of courses and those courses are available to them in a timely manner, they are likely to persist and to graduate on time. The participating campuses will examine how they can streamline their curricular offerings with an eye to strategies such as increasing the use of single courses for multiple programs and reducing or combining pre-requisites across programs and across campus partners.