Student & Campus Impact
Activity I Academic Quality
(SOGSR, SOM, SOD, Library)
This activity is designed to strengthen the College’s academic programs. The Library will present a minimum of twelve (12) instructional classes to the Meharry community during the 2014-2015 grant year. Evidence-based training, Dental Informatics, and research writing will also be offered annually to respective students as part of curricular support offered by the Library. Through this funding, Meharry Medical College’s strong record of graduating Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) program professionals as well as Ph.Ds. in biomedical science disciplines, many of who enter academic institutions where they continue the tradition of teaching, research and service that is a part of our mission will be strengthened. The School of Medicine students’ educational training will be enhanced by exposing a minimum of 20% of the students to a diverse patient base via the expansion of opportunities in a variety of community. A minimum of 10% of School of Medicine students will also be exposed to evidence-based medical training in a clinical setting. This funding will also strengthen Meharry’s legacy of training the largest number of African-American dentists. The College focuses on training young men and women from a diverse background, with an emphasis of African-Americans and other underrepresented minority groups from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Activity II Student Services and Outcomes
(Student Financial Aid/Student Financial Services, CEDS, Scholarship Awards)
The new cycle of Title III funding will provide the necessary means for Meharry to improve its processes and bring the Offices of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) and Student Financial Services (SFS) in alignment with the goals and objectives required for participation in the federal student loan programs. OSFA and SFS desire to provide impeccable services. The funding of this activity will assist the College in meeting these goals. This activity also addresses academic support for students through the Center for Educational Development And Supportthatserves all students of the three schools comprising Meharry Medical College, offering a variety of services to students and faculty to support improved student learning, timely progression toward graduation and life-long learning and professional development activities designed to support institutional faculty. To ensure scholarship support for deserving students, this activity will provide the structure and resources to support select students from enrollment to graduation.
Activity III Financial Performance
Advancement, Financial Planning & Analysis
Title III funding is essential to strengthening Meharry Medical College’s operating capacity so the College can increase urgently needed scholarship resources to help students meet the high cost of graduate and professional education and help reduce the education debt they must incur. Through staff professional development and enhanced record-keeping and reporting processes, this increased capacity will enable the College to better achieve a priority goal of generating greater endowment resources and gift income to assist students in great financial need. The Office of Financial Planning and Analysis is proactively engaged in all aspects of major strategic analyses, the operating budget and is a key resource for the Senior Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer. In this role, the Office is responsible for the development and management of the College’s annual operating and capital budgets, as well as supporting the College’s strategic planning and operations through reporting and continuous monitoring of revenue and expenses utilizing multi-year trends, forecasts and ad hoc analyses. In order to meet
Activity IV Institutional Management
(Institutional Research, Information Technology/Academic Computing, Construction Maintenance & Renovation, Compliance)
The major purpose of the institutional management functions is to strengthen the Meharry Medical College’s infrastructure and daily operations through the development and implementation of strategies designed to reinforce the College’s institutional effectiveness mandate. Included in this activity are four critical functions: Institutional Research (IR); Information Technology/Academic Computing; Facilities Management; and, Compliance (Risk Management).
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