The University of the Virgin Islands is pursuing a total of seven projects which were approved by the US Department of Education in the 2015-2020 UVI SAFRA Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and the 2017-2022 Title III Part B CDP. Below, each project is described.

Capacity for Greatness-This activity includes renovating the library on the St. Croix campus, upgrading the Enterprise Resource Planning system to the newest hardware and software platform, and replicating systems in the Cloud to enhance accessibility and ensure faster post-disaster recovery.

Post Award Grant Capacity Enhancement-This proposal is intended to streamline and improve the post-award function at the institution, thereby enhancing the institution’s ability to attract and effectively utilize grant funds.

Childhood Learning Laboratory-Housed within the School of Education, this project incorporates the development of an on-campus after-school center that will provide a laboratory for elementary and early childhood education pre-service teachers to apply cutting-edge educational research methodologies.

Institutionalizing Goal 2A of Pathways to Greatness- This activity is a student services project that seeks to increase retention, persistence, graduation rates and student success through the realization of Goal 2A of the Strategic Plan—Pathways to Greatness.  This goal states:  UVI will produce graduates who are academically excellent, globally sensitive, entrepreneurially focused, emotionally and spiritually balanced, and willing to serve the world.  It will incorporate self-actualization methodologies to enhance the probabilities of success for students..

Development of a Fine Arts Department—This project will expand the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences to initiate Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts majors.

Integrating Learning Resources for Sustainability- Building on the initial effort of the 2010-15 project, Learning Educational Access Program, this project reduces the footprint of the St. John Academic Center, thereby reducing its attendant costs, while continuing to offer courses to St. John resident students, thereby reducing the need for students who reside on that island to travel to the St. Thomas campus to attend classes.

UVI Learning Space Enhancement - Extending the improvement of classroom space that commenced in the 2010-15 SAFRA grant cycle, this project is intended to increase the number of technology based classrooms at the University from 87 (92% of overall classrooms) to 92 (97% of classrooms) by the end of the grant cycle in 2020.

Expanding Opportunities for STEM Majors on the Albert A. Sheen Campus -This project is designed to expand the number of science majors on the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix, enabling science majors residing on that island to complete their degrees without having to transfer to the St. Thomas campus.