Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi received $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Education in September 2009 for "Continuing the Title V Pipeline in Graduate Education" under the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was one of only 22 Hispanic Serving Institutions in the nation to receive funding under this new Title V grant provision.
Through the Title V-Graduate Programs department, the ELITE Graduate Program was developed to promote graduate excellence in learning by expanding educational opportunities, improving academic attainment, and enhancing post baccalaureate program quality and culture at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for low income, first generation, and Hispanic students.
We develop, administer, and support programs to achieve our goals. We work closely with the Graduate Studies and Research department on campus to provide additional support services to post baccalaureate students. Click here to view the Title V-Graduate Programs Organizational Chart.
Mission/Objectives: To promote graduate excellence in learning by expanding educational opportunities, improving academic attainment, and enhancing post baccalaureate program quality and culture at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for low income, first generation, and Hispanic students.
- To increase the number of post baccalaureate students who will succeed academically and obtain their graduate degrees.
- To increase the quality of classroom and laboratory instruction through a graduate faculty development component aimed at enhancing the teaching and pedagogical skills of the faculty.
- To increase post baccalaureate student research engagement in their selected areas of discipline and within their career path in order to enhance their critical thinking and analytical inquiry skills, prepare students for careers after graduation and increase retention and completion.
- To increase the quality and quantity of post baccalaureate student instructional offices, labs, classrooms and other resources, including technology.
2009 Grant Writing Team:
- Dr. Laura Rosales, Principal Investigator
Director, Title V Graduate Programs
- Ms. Sandra Kureska, Co-Investigator
Director, Graduate Studies (Graduate Liason)
- Mr. Victor Davila, Co-Investigator
Director, Title V-TRIO (Undergraduate Liason)
"The Title V-Graduate Programs/Elite Graduate Program is grant-funded through the U.S. Department of Education."