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Saint Xavier University receives $2 million U.S. Department of Education grant

Grant is from the Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III)

Chicago (Aug. 13, 2008) Saint Xavier University recently was awarded a nearly $2 million U.S. Department of Education grant from the Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III). 

The five-year, $1,968,970 grant supports the development of an engaged learning community at SXU, including meaningful first-year academic experiences; effective student intervention strategies; community-based and collaborative learning experiences; technology-rich learning opportunities; and imbedded assessment for continuous project improvement.

Title III funds will cover 100 percent of the cost of the project. The University will assume the cost for continuing the programs at the conclusion of the grant.

“The Strengthening Institutions Program is an extremely competitive, peer reviewed grant program,” said SXU President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “Our selection as one of a limited number of schools to receive this grant is a reflection of our continued growth as a leading comprehensive Catholic university.”

The goal of the project is to increase student engagement in learning so that students have a greater chance of successfully completing their undergraduate education. The Office of Academic Affairs will manage the project and will involve the efforts of faculty and staff from across the University.

SXU was identified as the 8th fastest-growing private university in Illinois in 2005, and continues to be recognized as a national leader in serving students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu