Title III Overview

The Title III Program Administration Office serves as a resource and conduit to Florida Memorial University and as a liaison to the United States Department of Education’s department of Institutional Services (IS). The Title III Program Office’s mission is to assist the University President in securing Title III grant funds that support the strategic plan and encompasses strengthening a variety of targeted initiatives. This mission is accomplished by providing the required oversight and direction in compliance with the federal guidelines to deliver positive impact through the development and implementation of strategic program activities.

The main goals of the office are: 1.) To encourage and maintain a cohesive relationship between the U.S. Department of Education and Florida Memorial University; 2.) To coordinate grant programs consistent with the approved Plan of Operation by providing information and technical assistance; 3.) To strengthen institutional knowledge of Title III Program activities by expanding communications extensively about Title III activity milestones university-wide; 4.) To evaluate program activities and coordinate the direction of the activities with key administrators of the University to ensure successful coordination with the existing institutional strategic plan; and 5.) To provide support that results in an increase in student enrollment, retention and graduation rates, and an improvement in the effectiveness of institutional service delivery to students.

All program activities will be monitored to improve established baseline data. Progress will be benchmarked and tracked throughout the five-year funding period in order to document the impact of Title III funds upon the University’s Comprehensive plan. Particular emphasis will be placed upon Academic Quality, Institutional Management, Fiscal Stability and Student Services and Outcomes. This will demonstrate the impact that Title III funding has on the University.