University of Houston-Victoria

Curriculum and Student Achievement

Strengthening Institutions Program

In October 2019, The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) was awarded a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant aimed at increasing success for students through a comprehensive framework of focused support beginning at enrollment and continuing through graduation. The funds, to be delivered over a five year period, will provide UHV with the financial backing to ensure that students not only persist to degree completion, but finish their programs of study in a timely manner.

Strengthening Institutions Grants are awarded to eligible institutions of higher education seeking to expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of the institution.

The project, Strengthening Institutions, will foster a culture of continuous improvement through three integrated components that will improve academic supports and ensure the appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes. The three main activities of the grant are:

  • Activity #1: Enhancing Academic Success 
    • Increasing Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
    • Improving Intrusive Advising and Ask Risk Interventions
    • Creating Parent/Community Engagement and Summer Bridge
    • Activity #2: Enhancing Faculty Development
      • Expanding Pedagogy Resource Library
      • Offering Training, Workshops, and Conferences
      • Assessment Mentoring
      •  Activity #3: Enhancing Community Engagement
        • Creating Peer/Professional Mentorship
          • Bolstering Internships and Service Learning
            • Expanding Co-Curricular Activities