Last Published 9/11/23
Project upGRADS is funded by a 5-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Hispanic Serving Institution division’s Title V, pt. B, PPOHA program. Through these grants, the U.S. Dept. of Education seeks to increase the number of Hispanic and other disadvantaged students who enroll, persist, and complete a graduate degree.
Project upGRADS, acronym for Utilizing & Promoting Graduate Resources & Access for Disadvantaged Students, extends until Sept. 30, 2024. Project upGRADS provides student support services related to enrolling, persisting, and graduating from Cal State Fullerton. These services include: advising related to application and admission to a graduate program at CSUF, on-boarding for new graduate students, workshops, fellowship program, mentoring, and advising for end-of-program students. Project upGRADS also sponsors faculty development programs for advisors and mentors. Campus partners in these activities include the Faculty Development Center, the Career Center, and the Office of Graduate Studies.
Through the grant-funded activities, Project upGRADS seeks to provide effective advising and academic support, and meaningful engagement opportunities for Hispanic and other disadvantaged graduate students, as well as faculty development to support the campus climate for graduate education.
Get involved? Questions? The webpages herein provide further information about Project upGRADS. Contact the Project Director, Dr. Volker Janssen, for more information or how to get involved in Project upGRADS: email@example.com.
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Project upGRADS is one of 20 programs nationwide named as a finalist for
Examples of Excelencia
by a Excelencia in Education, the nation’s "premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education."
Examples of Excelencia recognizes programs that demonstrate that "provide intentional, culturally relevant, evidence-based practices tailored to Latino students and their communities."