OASIS Mentor Practicum Mandatory EDS 116 & Mentor Practicum Academic Transition Counselors (ATCs) for OASIS Summer Bridge/ATP Process: apply for mentor practicum & interview to screen for readiness After satisfactory completion of EDS 116 & Mentor Practicum, apply for job
OASIS Mentor Practicum Encourage students to think critically & question belief systems, while still honoring home cultures & identities Curriculum: Understanding oppression through the lens of Harro’s Cycle of Socialization (Readings for Diversity & Social Justice) Racism, classism, multiracial perspectives, LGBTQIA perspectives, sexism, & ableism Developing strategies for social change & promoting Harro’s Cycle of Liberation (Readings for Diversity & Social Justice) Before helping others, important to understand & help yourself first
OASIS Mentor Practicum Activities Group dialogue facilitations Check ins Special guest presentations Triads Group maintenance Fishbowls
Academic Transition Counselors Foundation of Summer Bridge Residential Life Key players in retention & development of Summer Bridge/ATP students (freshmen from low-income, 1 st gen, HURM backgrounds) Facilitate academic & sociocultural adjustment of UCSD underrepresented students 1:1 peer counseling conferences Facilitating group meetings & discussions Ensuring development of strong support network
Transformational Learning of Student Staff ATCs’ experiences during mentor program & working as a peer mentor Whitney Liera, 5 th year, Revelle College; Psychology Major & Ethnic Studies Minor Jessica Lopez, 5 th year, Marshall College; Psychology & Ethnic Studies Double Major Sashieana Scott, 4 th year, Marshall College; Human Development Major
References Harro, B. (2000). The cycle of liberation. In M. Adams, W.J. Blumenfeld, R. Castaneda, H.W. Hackman, M.L. Peters, and X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (1 st edition, pp. 463-469). New York, NY: Routledge. Harro, B. (2000). The cycle of socialization. In M. Adams, W.J. Blumenfeld, R. Castaneda, H.W. Hackman, M.L. Peters, and X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (1 st edition, pp. 15-21). New York, NY: Routledge.