Guttman was recently awarded a five-year, $1.8 million dollar Title V grant to support Project GLEAM, Guttman’s Learning, Engagement, and Advising Model. Project GLEAM will enable Guttman to improve and integrate its comprehensive academic support model to increase the persistence and success of our most academically at-risk students. Laura M. Gambino, Associate Dean of Assessment and Technology, will serve as the Principal Investigator. Dean Charles H. Pryor, II, and Associate Dean Marissa R. Schlesinger will serve as Co-Project Directors. Danielle Insalaco-Egan, Director of Student Support and Academic Achievement, was one of the lead grant authors.
Project GLEAM will:
- Develop and implement an integrative, universal model of differentiated instruction and academic support.
- Create a physical and virtual academic support space, a Learning Lab, and deliver academic support to all Guttman students, but in particular its high academic need and very high academic need students.
- Create and build a technology infrastructure for supporting student engagement that will enable Guttman to analyze effective practice and provide proactive advising and academic support as the College prepares to grow to 3,000-5,000 students.
Title V, part of the Higher Education Act, provides grants to assist Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.