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1 Peer Mentoring: Improving Social and Academic Integration Among First- and Second-Year Students in the Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation Program at The Ohio State University J. Tyler Cole, M.Ed. Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence 2014 Conference October 26, 2014

2 Agenda LSAMP Program Components Rationale for Peer Mentoring Training Guide – The Ohio LSAMP Peer Mentoring Program – LSAMP Peer Mentoring Ideology – Peer Mentor Training Modules Discussion

3 LSAMP Program Components Advisement and Counseling Summer Bridge/Early Arrival Program Tutoring/Supplemental Instruction Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Peer Mentoring Stipends

4 Rational for Peer Mentoring Academic Integration – Increasing retention Social Integration – Builds cultural community Professionalism – Emulation

5 Table of Contents 1.The Ohio LSAMP Peer Mentoring Program 2.LSAMP Peer Mentoring Ideology 3.Selecting and Training Peer Mentors 4.Peer Mentor Training Modules

6 The Ohio LSAMP Peer Mentoring Program Basis of Mentor-Mentee Relationship What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were at their stage?

7 The Ohio LSAMP Peer Mentoring Program Meeting Requirements Meet at Each LSAMP Sponsored Event Two In-Person Meetings/Semester E-Communication

8 The Ohio LSAMP Peer Mentoring Program Mentor-Mentee Matching First and third year students – Academic and Social Transition Second and fourth year students – Academic and Professional Integration

9 LSAMP Peer Mentoring Ideology First-Year Students: Exploration and Integration The primary goals for first year mentees are to build a foundation upon which student may become engaged with cultural community of the university and utilize the tools and resources designed to help them achieve academic success. The role of the mentor is to introduce students to the university, build strong relationships founded on trust and communication, and serve as a resource to the student.

10 LSAMP Peer Mentoring Ideology Second-Year Students: STEM Field Engagement The primary goals for second year mentees are to strengthen relationships among students and faculty and develop interest in completing research in the STEM field. The role of the mentor is to coach students through how to engage with faculty and explore undergraduate research opportunities.

11 Training Module 1: Building the Relationship with Your Mentee Listening Skills Asking Questions Confidentiality Boundaries Communication Style

12 Training Module 2: Creative Programming Depends on your particular institution and community. Our mentors are helping to write this section at our institution.

13 Training Module 3: Understanding Identity Development Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development – For College-Aged Persons (1980) Marcia’s Ego-identity Status (1996) Chickering’s Theory of Identity Development (1993) Tinto’s Model for Social Integration

14 Training Module 4: Risk and Behavior Management Signs That May Indicate a Student is Distressed or Disruptive Academic Problems Behavioral Problems

15 Training Module 5: Cultural Competence

16 Training Module 5: Cultural Competence Understanding Cultural Barriers Bred from Oppression and Privilege Recognition and Elimination of Oppression A Culturally Intelligent Way of Handling the Elephant in the Room, David Livermore

17 Questions? Tyler Cole, M.Ed. Alliance Program Coordinator


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