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Beyond The Classroom Matters Catalog

Resident Mentor

Description

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

Resident Mentors are trained to support their peers by interacting with fellow residents to provide information, build community and manage crises. RM's engage in ongoing skills development activities, including a focus on communication, time management, and group management/development skills.
Term

Term - The semester in which the activity occurs

Fall 2017
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

Student Housing and Sustainability
Unit

Unit - University organization

University Housing
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).

300 - 399 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

30 hours or 1 year completed at USC
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

Course - concurrent enrollment in a specific course
Expectations

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

Website information
Group orientation / class session(s)
Active Learning

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

Problem-solvingdefinition

Problem-solving - As an individual or part of a team, design, evaluate and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired 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


Personal and social responsibility - Contributing to a larger communitydefinition

Personal and social responsibility - Contributing to a larger community - Recognizing and acting on one's responsibility to the educational community and the wider society, locally, nationally, and globally

Interacts With

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

Student(s) on this campus
Professional staff member(s) on this campus
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 professional staff
Group / class session with external supervisor or professional
Reflection

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

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

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

http://housing.sc.edu/rm/
Rubric

Rubric - Describes specific expectations for student involvement in the activity

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