Title III at Meharry
The Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Program provides grants to assist institutions in establishing and strengthening their physical plants, development offices, endowment funds, academic resources and student services so that they may continue to participate in fulfilling the goal of equality of educational opportunity in graduate education.
The core mission of the Meharry Title III Office is to serve as the central administrative office for the management of the Title III funded activities. The office assists the college by ensuring planning, management, budgetary and administrative oversight, technical assistance and evaluation of each activity. These functions, when applied in concert with other campus administrative activities, strengthen the total infrastructure of the College. Additionally, the office serves as a liaison between Meharry Medical College and the U.S. Department of Education. The major areas for improvement and selected activities are aligned with the purpose of the HBGI program authorized under Title III, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), which provides financial assistance to establish or strengthen the academic resources, endowment building capacity, management capabilities and physical plants of Historically Black Graduate Institutions.
Assessment & Evaluation
The Title III Project Administrator is responsible for monitoring programmatic activities and will provide fiscal management and oversight to activity directors. The administrator will facilitate the gathering of documentation for reporting purposes and serve as a resource to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives outlined under each activity. As well, the administrator will meet individually with activity directors to evaluate the success of objectives outlined under each activity to ensure progression toward set goals. When necessary, the administrator will work with activities that may require modifications to ensure success. The Program Administrator will meet regularly with grants management to ensure the processing of all financial requests and to ensure the guidelines for securing funds via drawdowns are in line with the guidelines approved by the Department of Education.