Southeastern Illinois College was awarded Title III grant funding in October 2010. The Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program helps eligible institutions of higher learning to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions. The grant is a nearly $2 million, 5 year award from the U.S. Department of Education. SIC has been utilizing the grant to strengthen the college's already successful online programs and media service infrastructure, and to create new online programs. The programs that have been created include Practical Nursing, Business, Criminal Justice, and Biotechnology. The grant has also provided for online student services upgrades in admissions, advising, testing, and financial aid services. Online applications have been improved upon and an early alert retention system has been established in order to better assist students. Technological upgrades and expansion have also been funded, including strengthened wireless internet access and wireless printing services.
Title III Staff