Abstract of Presentation.
This workshop will describe a mentoring program within a First Year Experience course provided by graduate counseling students at a large, urban, diverse, Comprehensive, public university. The training of the graduate students and faculty, the interventions used, and the outcomes of student development with and without mentors will be shared.
A creative process developed by CSU Northridge faculty and staff [and named by Gordon Nakagawa] who have learned to infuse mentoring into their everyday interactions with students such as through teaching and advising. “Mentoring on the run” is done on an everyday basis, not just by special appointment in formal or one-on-one interactions.
CSU-Northridge Educational Opportunity Program Director José Luis Vargas found that the single most important factor associated with high retention and graduation rates for low-income, first-generation college students was their ability to find a mentor at CSUN.
“Mentoring…is increasingly looked to today as a retention strategy and enhancement strategy for undergraduate education.”(Jacobi, 1991, p. 505)
Vicki Orazem, Vice Provost, University of Alaska
Q3 = “I expect to keep up to date on my academic work.”
Q56 = “I expect to be pleased about my decision to go to college.”
Q32 = “I expect to have doubts regarding the value of a college education.”
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Merril Simon, Ph.D., NCCC, RPC and
Rie Rogers Mitchell, Ph.D., ABPP
California State University, Northridge
Esau Tovar, M.S.
Santa Monica College
American Counseling Association Annual Conference
March 24, 2003 • Anaheim, California