Melvin w jones scholars learning community a community for first year non majority students
Download
1 / 14

Our Campus - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 135 Views
  • Uploaded on

Melvin W. Jones Scholars Learning Community: A community for first-year non-majority students. Our Campus. Established as a land-grant institution in 1869 Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive Student body 22,973 Faculty and staff 5,870

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Our Campus ' - janet


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Our campus
Our Campus first-year non-majority students.

  • Established as a land-grant institution in 1869

  • Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive

  • Student body 22,973

  • Faculty and staff 5,870

  • Alumni 186,000

  • Externally funded research $102,497,596


Student enrollment
Student Enrollment first-year non-majority students.

  • Total Student Body 22,973

  • First-time Freshman 4,235

  • Male 12,070

  • Female 10,903

  • Black 589

  • Hispanic 733

  • Native American 158

  • Asian 1,156

  • White & Unknown 20,337


Learning community structure at our institution
Learning Community Structure at our Institution first-year non-majority students.

  • Communities are initiated by sponsoring academic unit

  • Open to first year students only

  • Students are co-enrolled into two to three courses together first semester

  • Students live on the same part of a residence hall floor

  • Peer mentors and faculty sponsors develop co-curricular activities on a monthly basis for participants

  • Our first community started in 1994 was the Freshman Learning Community, followed by the Psychology and Journalism, 1996

  • One full-time position split between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to coordinate all Learning Community initiatives


Learning communities today

Learning Communities first-year non-majority students.

Biology 23

Business 50

Criminal Justice 10

Engineering 90

General Studies 40

Joint ROTC 20

Mass Media Perspective 20

Music 45

Natural Resources 10

Scholars Communities

College of Education & Human Sciences Advantage 25

EN Thompson International Scholars 20

Justin Smith Morrill Scholars 10

Melvin W. Jones Scholars 25

Pre-Law Scholars 15

William H Thompson Scholars 125

Total in Scholars 220

Total in Learning Communities 308

Combined 528

Learning Communities Today


Formation of mjs
Formation of MJS first-year non-majority students.

  • Initiated by the faculty and staff Black Caucus

  • Goal of providing a community for minority students on a pre-dominantly white campus

  • Community Focus

    • Academic Support

    • Develop Leadership Skills

    • Engage in Community Service

    • Connect with Lincoln Community

  • Initial Community Challenges

    • First non-discipline based LC

    • What unit will sponsor the community

    • Funding sources

    • How to identify the community


Advisory board
Advisory Board first-year non-majority students.

Dr. Colleen Jones

  • Special Assistant to the Chancellor

  • Faculty in the College of Business Administration

  • Spouse of Melvin W. Jones

  • Faculty

  • Admissions, Multicultural Recruiter

  • Career Services

  • Housing, Residence Director

  • Academic LC Coordinator

  • Student


Courses
Courses first-year non-majority students.

  • ETHN 100: The Minority Experience

    • Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American Indians, African Americans, Latinos and other racial minority groups in the United States.

  • ALEC 102: Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

    • Introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development. An experiential approach, field projects and a supervised service project.


Activities
Activities first-year non-majority students.

  • Weekly Meetings

    • Similar content to a “foundations” course

    • Leadership development

  • Workshops

    • Career Networking

    • Academic Achievement

  • Dinner with the Chancellor

  • Community Outreach

    • Service Projects

    • Community Navigators


Community snap shot
Community Snap Shot first-year non-majority students.

Community Size

Demographics

Hispanic 28

Multiracial 24

African American 82

Native American 7

White 3

Asian 1

Male 50

Female 95

Cohorts

2004 31

2005 37

2006 34

2007 43

Total 145


Community snap shot cont
Community Snap Shot cont. first-year non-majority students.

College

Fine and Performing Arts 7

Journalism 17

Public Affairs and Community 5

Nursing 4

Undeclared 28

Agricultural Science 1

Architecture 5

Arts & Sciences 39

Business Administration 20

Education and Human Sciences 10

Engineering 7


Funding sources
Funding Sources first-year non-majority students.

  • Support from Admissions & Housing

  • Melvin W. Jones Foundation

  • Initiative for Teaching and Learning Excellence Grants (internal)

  • Other Funding Factors

    • Students do not pay a program fee to participate in this community

    • Student organized fundraising


Campus impact
Campus Impact first-year non-majority students.

  • Jones Scholars Alumni Student Organization

  • Student Leadership & Employment

  • Majority Students

  • Development of new Scholars communities


Back page
Back Page first-year non-majority students.

Dr. Doug Zatehcka

Director of Housing

(402) 472-3561

[email protected]

Keith Zaborowski

Associate Director of Housing for Residence Life

(402) 472-3885

[email protected]

AnnMarie Williams

Academic Learning Community Coordinator

(402) 472-0698

[email protected]


ad