Title III – Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI)
Mid-South Community College has been awarded a four year $2.9 million grant from the United States Department of Education through the Strengthening Institutions Program. The purpose of the PBI program is to strengthen a predominantly black institution’s ability to carry out programs in STEM, health education, and teacher education, and to increase the success of African American males.
Four targeted areas within the PBI Grant:
More Effective Advising and Counseling
Provide professional development in intrusive developmental advising and proven ways of working effectively with diverse students.
Structured Learning Assistance
Institute a full-scale Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) program to provide supplemental support in developmental math, College Algebra, Physical Science, General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Composition I, and Social Science courses where student success is unacceptably low.
Develop contextualized instruction in developmental math, developmental communications, and basic science, with required skills embedded in STEM, Allied Health, and Teacher Education courses.
Leadership and Mentoring Opportunities
Develop an additional group of experiences shown by research to be effective in building retention and success of African American males (mentoring, leadership training, increased social opportunities on campus, access to recreational opportunities, and training in entrepreneurship).