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Beyond The Classroom Matters Catalog

University Ambassador

Description

Description - Describes how students engage, what they do, reflecting the nature and depth of the program/experience.

University Ambassadors lead campus tours for diverse audiences of prospective students and families, answer phone calls and respond to emails and other visitor communications, assist in the recruitment, coaching, and evaluation of new University Ambassadors and participate in weekly professional development & training.
Term

Term - The semester in which the activity occurs

Spring 2016
Category

Category - Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) category with which this engagement activity is most closely aligned, from the perspective of the student in the activity.

Student Leadership Programsdefinition

Student Leadership Programs - The mission of Student Leadership Programs must be to prepare students to engage in the process of leadership.

Campus Label

Campus Label - Type of purposeful activity, as defined across units

Peer Educator
Division

Division - University organization

Student Affairs & Academic Support
Department

Department - University organization

Enrollment Management
Unit

Unit - University organization

Visitor Center
Special Designation

Special Designation - Engagement has a special designation based on review of educational purpose and intentional design.

GLD-Professional & Civic Engagement
Time on Task

Time on Task - Amount of time that a student engages in this activity (including orientation/training, supervision/feedback, reflection on learning).

60 - 89 hours
Participation Entry

Participation Entry - Extent to which participation is restricted (e.g., minimum GPA, classification)

Selected through competitive application
Minimum Credit Hours

Minimum Credit Hours - Number of credit hours or years in college required to participate in this activity

No requirements for credit hours or years completed
Minimum GPA

Minimum GPA - Minimum GPA required to participate in this activity

2.5 - 2.99
Other Requirements

Other Requirements - Additional requirements to participate in this activity

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Expectations

Expectations - How expectations are communicated to students about how they will engage in this program

Group training / class session(s)
Individual training
Active Learning

Active Learning - What students do; the nature or type of the engagement, that is expected to contribute to their learning

Communicate verballydefinition

Communicate verbally - verbally communicate with persons inside and/or outside the organization, in order to complete a task or achieve a goal


Influence othersdefinition

Influence others - As an individual or part of a team, communicate who you are, what you want (others) to do and why, in a way that is intended to result in completion of a task or achieving a goal

Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge/Skills - Knowledge applied and/or skills practiced by students as they engage in this activity

Critical and creative thinkingdefinition

Critical and creative thinking - Comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, events before accepting or formulating opinion or conclusion. Synthesizing existing ideas, images or expertise in original, innovative ways


Problem solvingdefinition

Problem solving - Designing, evaluating and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal

Interacts With

Interacts With - With whom students directly interact, as they engage in this activity

Student(s) on this campus
Peer educator(s) who lead this engagement
Diversity

Diversity - Extent to which student learning about diversity is included in program structure

Not deliberately included in program structuredefinition

Not deliberately included in program structure - Interactions with or observation of diverse others, and/or discussions about diversity may happen by chance, but are not intentionally included in the structure of the program/experience

Feedback

Feedback - How and from whom students receive feedback on their engagement in this program

Group / class session with external supervisor or professional
Group / class session with professional staff
Reflection

Reflection - How, and with whom, students engage in reflection on their learning while engaged in this activity

Group / class session(s) with peer educator
(1-1) session(s) with professional staff
Program Website

Program Website - For additional information, go to the unit website.

http://web.sa.sc.edu/ambassadors
Rubric

Rubric - Describes specific expectations for student involvement in the activity

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