The impact of Title III funds on the effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is unmistakable. Because of funding shortages, HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions have become adept at doing more with less. As a result, grant programs like Title III have become essential to improve student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, and to enhance academic quality. Title III, created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), was enacted by the U.S. Congress to provide federal assistance to strengthen and improve the academic quality of developing institutions of higher education.
Funds provided by the U.S. Department of Education are used to increase student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates as well as increase the capacity of the University to provide and manage resources that facilitate academic quality.
Tutoring & Counseling
The grant provides for tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success.
Museum & Library
This grant provides for the purchase of library books, periodicals, and other educational materials, including telecommunications program material.
The grant provides for acquisition of real property in connection with the construction, renovation or addition to or improvement of campus facilities.
The grant provides for construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other instructional facilities, including purchases or rental of telecommunications and technology equipment or services.
Title III provides funding for Smartboard Technology Classroom projects designed to impact classroom lectures, student interaction, and participation and to provide state of the art educational experiences that will enhance student learning outcomes.
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR) is designed to promote excellence in teaching at Voorhees University, and provides professional development activities, including workshops, seminars, training sessions, and technical assistance to develop and enhance instructional skills.