College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA)
Hartnell College applied for and was fortunate to receive funding for a grant proposal from the Department of Education that includes over 1.8 million dollars for improvements to our science and math programs (see below for details). Funding began October 1, 2008 and will continue through September 30, 2010. This project will focus on improving mathematics and science courses and the academic support structures for STEM students. The project targets identified, key gateways in the educational process focusing on basic and college-level mathematics, biology, and chemistry. Methods to achieve project goals include: curriculum development; new and improved courses; mathematics academy; updated laboratory equipment; supplemental instruction; expanded tutoring services; visiting scholars/role models; improved classroom practices; faculty and staff training; improved assessment; improved data collection; enhanced articulation; and evaluation.
The coordinator for the science related portion of the grant is Alicia Steinhardt: email@example.com. Visit her webpage at http://www.hartnell.edu/faculty/asteinhardt/CCRAA/