Office of Title III

Academic Pathways Mini Grant Opportunity

Do you have creative and innovative ideas that would contribute to increasing student success? Do you need funds to implement your ideas? Under Title III, the Academic Pathways Mini-Grant is available to support faculty, staff, and administrators in implementing their creative ideas to expand the Guided Pathways work across the College. Up to $5,000 is available for, but is not limited to, student development projects, academic research, conferences, initiatives and/or workshops. 

Proposed projects must take place within the 2022-2023 academic year, involve the academic pathways, and support the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Student Experience strategic pillars. Submit your application by clicking HERE

For more information, please contact Dr. Woosly Calixte at  

Transforming the Student Experience: Holistic Student Supports

Welcome to the Community College of Philadelphia Title III Website. Title III is a federally funded five-year grant designed to increase college success, retention and completion rates of diverse first-generation students by:  

  • Utilizing holistic collaborative supports to transform the student experience 

    • Academic Pathway Communities
    • Academic Program Equity Coaches
    • Faculty Professional Development
    • Student Financial Literacy
    • Experiential Learning and Career Exploration Focus
  • Promoting more effective integration of student supports with academics

  • Providing sustained professional learning opportunities for faculty

  • Fostering flexible, affordable Guided Pathways to obtain knowledge and skills for informed major selection

  • Fostering skills for students to be informed, thoughtful, and productive individuals and citizens 

The Guided Pathways Student Experience       

  • Clarifying the Paths 
    • Program Maps
    • Career & Transfer Focus
    • Core Coursework Alignment
  • Help Students Get on the Path
    • Intake Redesign 
    • First-Year Experiences
    • Educational Plans
    • Developmental Education
    • Integrated Student Support
    • Partnerships
  • Help Students Stay on Their Path 
      • Proactive Advertising Model
      • Systems for Students to Track Progress
      • Systems to Identify and Respond to Students at Risk
  • Ensure that Students are Learning
      • Assessment and Program Learning Outcomes
      • Applied Learning Experiences
      • Faculty-led Improvement of Teaching Practices

What can I do with this major?

When exploring majors or searching for information about a chosen field, the What Can I Do with this Major website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. 

Academic Exploration Resources

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