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Project SMART: A Comprehensive Support Services Program to Ensure Academic Success Part Actual Part Fictitious Grant Proposal
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Abstract The Project SMART program proposes to provide comprehensive supportive services to two hundred (200) first generation, low income students and individuals with disabilities disadvantaged and disabled students per year for the forty-eight (48) month funding cycle commencing September 1, 2003. Eighty percent (80%) of beginning IU East students are in academic need and eligible for support services under Department of Education guidelines. This grant will fund a program which works in tandem with existing developmental instruction, tutorial services and faculty advisors to help students in adjusting to college and in acquiring academic and coping skills, including basic computer literacy necessary to persevere, succeed in and graduate from college. These goals will be achieved through comprehensive counseling services and academic assistance in the form of tutoring, drop-in assistance, and study and coping skills seminars. In addition, the program will be a vehicle in the university for improving the climate for the students it serves. With excellent physical facilities, institutional support, and materials/equipment provided by the College, resources are available for achieving the proposed objectives. Experienced and dedicated professional staff is available to ensure the successful outcomes of and enhance the effectiveness in achieving these objectives. Polk 2
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Statement of Need Indiana University East was established at the request of the citizens of east central Indiana to provide the region with increased access to higher education. This region includes seven Indiana counties – Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. As stated in the campus bulletin, the primary mission of Indiana University East is to provide opportunities for formal learning through instructional programs that lead to the completion of associate or baccalaureate degrees. Indiana University East recognizes and affirms that these opportunities are to be available to people irrespective of age or life circumstance. In pursuit of its mission the University provides services for a student population that mirrors the population of its region. This seven county region is needy. The poverty level in this region is above the national and state poverty levels for persons over the age of 25. Approximately 93% of the people in the service area have not received a bachelor’s degree; and approximately 56% of persons over the age of 25 have not received a high school diploma. Both of these percentages are higher than the nation’s rates for educational attainment and poverty. This statement of need will show how the demographic make-up of the IU East service area is almost identical to the grant eligibility criteria.
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