Castleton University's Pathway to Graduation is a five-year project designed to bolster student success and retention. The project is supported through a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Title III Strengthening Institutions Program. Castleton's Pathway to Graduation will provide Castleton students with a meaningful, efficient, and supported path from the day they are admitted until the day they cross the stage at commencement. The project will focus on increasing the success of all of our students – current and future – in measurable ways.
The grant will support three main areas of activity at Castleton University:
Improve Teaching and Learning Excellence
- Develop Teaching and Learning Center
- Increase in faculty professional development resources
- Establish Institutional Research Office
- Deliver 14 high-impact classrooms
- Upgrade technology in 20 classrooms
Strengthen the First-Year Student Experience
- Improve registration and orientation
- Enhance advising resources
- Create digital learning commons
Enhance Workplace Readiness
- Enrich internships and experiential learning opportunities
- Implement financial, academic, and career plans
Castleton University's Title III Project is supported at $450,000 per year by the U.S. Department of Education.