The letter is to persuade policymakers to make changes based on the evidence presented.
I am asking the Administration to extend the eligibility for TRIO services to all students who are enrolled full-time and part time. Currently, the services are only available to full-time students. Research shows that most students who are enrolled are only part-time. This leaves a gap in services. If we can extend services to ALL students, this will increase retention to provide services to students who most likely need it.
I am asking WCC Administration to expand the type of services offered in the program. The program currently offers academic advising. I am proposing that the services include mental health counseling, financial literacy, and intrusive case management.