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mission statement

Title V is a federally funded grant program to provide support to students attending Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs). The mission of the Title V program at the University of Texas at Brownsville is to assist Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students in developing the skills of critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and effective communication that will sustain lifelong learning. The overarching goal of this Title V program is to develop the communication and information literacy competencies of UTB/TSC students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields by implementing a culture of evidence that identifies and aligns best practices for improving student learning outcomes. Title V implements integrated learning communities in support of its mission and overarching goal via the following activities and strategies:

  1. Faculty development and workshops on the learning community philosophy, course redesign, assessment, and other related topics
  2. Facilitation of interdisciplinary faculty collaboration to create and deliver linked lessons and assignments
  3. Block scheduling of learning community courses
  4. Small class groupings of learning community students with similar interests
  5. Specialized counseling for learning community students to assist them with career exploration, professional development, and personal growth
  6. Peer mentoring to assist learning community students with the social and behavioral aspects of the various transitions involved in college student  development
  7. Group integrative learning sessions to strengthen student understanding of materials presented in class
  8. Facilitation and maintenance of a safe space conducive to learning and personal growth

Types of Learning Communities

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