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Title III

Clark Atlanta University
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Atlanta, GA  30314
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Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Programs, authorizes special assistance to strengthen the quality of developing institutions which have the desire and potential to make a substantial contribution to the higher education resources of the nation. Amendments to the Act have altered some elements of the program, but it remains as written—an instrument to provide assistance to institutions demonstrating a constructive effort to strengthen themselves. Clark Atlanta University has two Title III Programs: HBCU and HBGI. Title III has funded project activities designed to help meet various strategic goals of the University. Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, authorizes these grants to strengthen institutions in the areas of Academic Quality, Fiscal Stability, Student Services and outcomes, and the quality of Intuitional Management. Clark Atlanta University was awarded two 5-year Strengthening Intuitions Grants (HBCU and HBGI) from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Title III Program Activities outlined in the Programs section of this site are derived from Clark Atlanta University’s Strategic Plan to carry out the programmatic objectives of the strategic plan through the Title III Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  The CDP of Operation approved by the Department of Education to address the critical aims and purposes of the following:

  1. Academic Quality that is centered in rigorous programming;
  2. Institutional Management, Clark Atlanta University's incorporating distinguished faculty into the College, University and Graduate Institution;
  3. Fiscal Stability including financial strength and Institutional Advancement;
  4. Student Services and outcome which provide for the persistence, retention, and graduation of talented students.

These focus areas center on the themes which provide the foundation for “Institutional Prominence and Distinction.” The Comprehensive Development Plan enables the University to determine benchmark data, determine measurable outcomes, and document how the Title III, Part B-Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Historically Black Graduate Institutions grants have strengthened the institution.

“Student-Centered, Quality-Driven”- Achieving the highest levels of “Prominence and Distinctiveness” requires staff and faculty to impose exacting performance standards throughout the University. Clark Atlanta University Title III personnel will measure outcomes based on analytical and empirical approaches and revision of desired outcomes as institutional needs change.