MCC Awarded $750,000 Grant to Strengthen the K-20 Education PipelineMonroe Community College was given a three-year, $749,939 federal grant in November 2010 to establish an educational center aimed at strengthening the K-12 pipeline, reducing the number of students needing remediation at the post-secondary level, and improving college completion rates.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Program, the campus Community Center for Teaching Excellence will be created in collaboration with SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, St. John Fisher College, two - urban and suburban - K-12 school districts, and the Center for Governmental Research, a nonprofit consulting group.
Envisioned as a hub for pedagogical research and resources for local educators, the center will address barriers to college readiness, program completion and successful transfer by adopting innovative teaching strategies that promote student success. It will deliver teacher-centered solutions to better prepare students for post-secondary study, shorten the time to completion, improve transfer rates, and meet business and industry demands for a highly skilled workforce. Effective strategies would include enhancing student learning through use of technology, promoting a global perspective and emphasizing active engagement between students and educators. The result will be a collection of effective teaching strategies that can be used by the K-12 and post-secondary institutions as well as at other community sites.