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1 OASIS Mentor Practicum A Transformational Process of Personal Growth & Peer Support

2 Presenters  Antoinette Nagai, Coordinator/Counselor Academic Transition Program & Summer Bridge  Whitney Liera, Academic Transition Counselor Spring 2011 Mentor Practicum Student  Jessica Lopez, Academic Transition Counselor Winter 2009 Mentor Practicum Student  Sashieana Scott, Student Coordinator Winter 2010 Mentor Practicum Student

3 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

4 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

5 OASIS Mentor Practicum  Activities Group dialogue facilitations Check ins Special guest presentations Triads Group maintenance Fishbowls

6 Cycle of Socialization

7 Cycle of Liberation

8 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

9 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

10 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 ). 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 ). New York, NY: Routledge.


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