Title V FLIGHT
The UIW FLIGHT program includes three activities:
- Establish a FLIGHT Mentoring Center to implement a coordinated mentoring program that affords students access to mentors to guide them to graduation with a developed academic and financial plan.
- Establish a first-year course taught by FLIGHT-certified faculty and embedded in learning communities with FLIGHT-certified peer mentors.
- Establish a health professions pathway guided by a FLIGHT-certified Pre-Health mentor/advisor who works with the Health Professions Advisory Council, which is comprised of undergraduate faculty and mentors who support the pre-health academic programs at UIW.
"This project will allow UIW to build and sustain support to help increase the graduation rate of our Hispanic students," says Sandy McMakin, Title V FLIGHT Project Director. "It will also increase the number of Hispanic students who enter graduate health programs and help students carry out a sustainable financial plan for their future."
The initial grant from the Department of Education will be distributed over five years - with activities beginning in October of 2021. At the end of the grant period, the activities will be institutionalized - thus continuing to serve our students.
UIW is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution that is top-ranked nationally among faith-based institutions graduating Hispanic students with bachelor's degrees. Fifty-two percent of UIW students are Hispanic.