Graduation Really Achieves Dreams! (GRAD)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Project GRAD Summer Institute began in 2001 as a collaboration between Project GRAD, Knoxville and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This pre-college program is administered out of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences under the direction of Dean Bob Rider. It is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies under the leadership of Norma Mertz. The Summer Institute is co-directed by Dorian L. McCoy, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and Shawn Spurgeon, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Counseling.
The University of Tennessee Project GRAD Summer Institute is designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to participate and gain experience in an academic setting. Students are exposed to the academic expectations of college and the personal dimensions needed to succeed as a college student. The Summer Institute also helps students think critically about college as a viable possibility.
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