A Collaborative Community Assessment Project with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Associate Professor and ESM (Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement) Program Coordinator Jennifer Ann Morrow used her Community Engagement Incentive Grant to assess student needs at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT). Morrow brought 250 community members to the TCAT Knoxville Open House. Through the assessment evaluation project, TCAT Knoxville gained valuable understanding of what future attendees need and expect for career and technical education.
Making a Difference: Project GRAD Summer Institute
Project GRAD’s Summer Institute enhances urban high school students’ academic skills in preparation for demanding college level courses, and exposes them to career paths they may pursue through post-secondary education. In the most recent year, the Institute involved 11 graduate teaching assistants, eight faculty members from multiple disciplines, six educators representing three different school districts, 145 high school students, and 12 pre-college mentors.