MCC’s Title V Project, Students & Employees Nurtured & Developed for Academic Success (SENDAS), is a comprehensive development plan that reinforces key institutional commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Guided Pathways to Success (GPS). The project aims to increase student persistence, course completion, graduation rates, and transfer rates with (1) enhanced and integrated student support, (2) coherent, systemic professional development, and (3) the development of a more inclusive hiring process. The grant includes the following professional development goal:
- Improve responsiveness to diverse student populations through coherent, systematic professional development on mindfulness and culturally responsive practices.
The three activities listed below aim to fulfill this grant goal.
During the early spring 2020 semester, seventeen MCC employees came together to draft the SENDAS grant proposal with the intention to elevate the experience and outcomes of diverse learners at MCC. In addition to student impact, this grant also aims to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion among college employees. The Title V SENDAS grant was awarded to MCC in October 2021. This five-year grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.