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Bridging the rural urban gap: A report on a grade 12 / university videoconference transition program

Peter Cornish, Denise Bernier, Kristin Newman, Beth Robinson, Susan Pardy, & Jennifer Browne


Rationale for study
Rationale for Study university videoconference transition program

  • Assumption: Rural students typically experience more difficulty adjusting to university and accessing university services

  • Question: Is it possible to provide a practical and effective orientation via videoconference?


Overview of study
Overview of Study university videoconference transition program

  • Purpose: To determine if a videoconference orientation program improves high school students’ knowledge of university programs, their career plan and themselves

  • Participants: Grade 12 students in two rural communities

  • Results: Increased self-reported knowledge of programs, improved career plans, but no change in general self-efficacy


Hypotheses
Hypotheses university videoconference transition program

  • Students’ self-reported knowledge of the topics presented and services described will increase as a result of the program

  • Motivation for academic and career planning will increase

  • Self reported knowledge of career plans will increase

  • Self-efficacy will improve


Outline of program
Outline of Program university videoconference transition program

  • Collaborative project involving 4 departments (Counselling, Career, Advising, Student Success)

  • Students were provided with information and experiences via distance technology to assist in their planning for university

  • Career planning activities

  • Academic planning activities

  • Orientation activities


Session 1 career planning
Session 1: Career Planning university videoconference transition program

  • Pre-session homework: learning/personality styles, values & interests

  • Videoconference: interpretation, career & counselling services description & video, questions


Career planning pre session homework sample
Career Planning: Pre-Session university videoconference transition programHomework Sample

Follow the directions to complete the Interest Checklist, in order to identify your preferred Holland interest themes.

1) Circle the activities that sound appealing to you whether you have done them or not. Do not consider your skill, only your interest in the activity.

2) Review the categories and identify your first, second, and third most appealing themes. This is your Holland Code


Session 2 academic planning
Session 2: Academic Planning university videoconference transition program

  • Pre-session homework: on-line career search, education needs assessment, choose

    Memorial program of study

  • Videoconference: homework review,

    service description & video, questions


Academic planning pre session homework sample
Academic Planning: Pre-Session Homework Sample university videoconference transition program

Step 1: Career Options

The Career Cruising website provides detailed information on an assortment of careers (e.g., job description, working conditions, earnings, education, career path, related jobs, and interviews with those in the field).

Go to www.careercruising.com (username: memorialuni/ password: stjohns).

Click on Explore Careers.

Explore career possibilities relevant to each of your top three Holland Codes or Themes.


Session 3 campus orientation
Session 3: Campus Orientation university videoconference transition program

  • Pre-session homework: Memorial website scavenger hunt, service needs assessment

  • Videoconference: homework review, service description & video, questions


Campus orientation pre session homework sample
Campus Orientation: Pre- university videoconference transition programSession Homework Sample

  • You can access ANSWERS, a division of Student Services, by going

  • to room UC- _____ in the University Centre or by going online to

  • www.mun.ca/ __________.

  • To help level three students enhance their leadership skills and

  • become more familiar with MUN, ANSWERS offers a program called

  • __. E. __. __., which is an acronym for __________ __________

  • __________ __________.


Pilot project participants
Pilot Project Participants university videoconference transition program

  • Grade 12

  • N=27

Twillingate

& LABRADOR

Port aux Basques

St. John’s


Results career planning
Results – Career Planning university videoconference transition program

  • No significant difference in identification of a career plan, pre vs post

  • Reported motivation to engage in career planning increased significantly


Results academic planning
Results: Academic Planning university videoconference transition program

  • Reported knowledge of academic training required for careers of interest increased significantly

  • Motivation to engage in more academic planning increased significantly


Results career academic planning
Results – Career & Academic Planning university videoconference transition program

Knowledge of career plan (n.s.)

Knowledge of training required

Motivation for career planning

Motivation for academic planning


Results knowledge of student services
Results: Knowledge of Student Services university videoconference transition program

  • Reported knowledge of all student services increased significantly

Academic Advising

ANSWERS

Centre for Career Development

Counselling Centre


Results self efficacy
Results: Self-Efficacy university videoconference transition program

  • No significant change in Self-Efficacy


Existing sites
Existing Sites university videoconference transition program

Twillingate

& LABRADOR

Port aux Basques


Potential future sites
Potential Future Sites university videoconference transition program

Goose Bay

St. Anthony

Twillingate

Bonne Bay

Bonavista

& LABRADOR

Placentia

Harbour Breton

Port aux Basques


Relationship building with rural communities
Relationship building with rural communities university videoconference transition program

Rural Mental Health Interprofessional

Training Project (www.mun.ca/rmhitp)

  • All health professionals in 8 rural communities

  • Goal: facilitate team-building around mental health services

  • 26 hours of video-conference training over 3 months


Transition study limitations
Transition Study Limitations university videoconference transition program

Methodological

  • Self-report measures

  • Follow-up incomplete

    Program

  • Satellite expensive

  • Less expensive web-based program may be more efficient


Conclusions
Conclusions university videoconference transition program

  • Students reported both satisfaction and increased knowledge of services and the processes of career and academic planning

  • No change in actual career plans or general self-efficacy

  • Need follow-up

  • Alternate technologies may be needed


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements university videoconference transition program

  • M

    - Counselling Centre predoctoral interns

    2004-2007 (Karen Gilleta, Jackie

    Hesson, Kristin Newman, Susan Pardy,

    Denise Bernier, Beth Robinson)

    - Centre for Career Development staff

    - Answers staff

    - Academic Advising staff (Registrar’s

    Office)

  • Rural school counsellors & students


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