Skip to Content

Office of the Provost

Beyond The Classroom Matters Catalog

Opportunity Scholars Peer Mentor

Description

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

Upper-division students serve as mentors to help first year Opportunity Scholar students successfully transition into the institution. Mentors meet twice monthly with their mentees, first-generation college students in the OSP program, to serve as a source of support and information.
Term

Term - The semester in which the activity occurs

Spring 2019
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

TRIO Programs
Special Designation

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

Experiential Learning Opportunity
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).

45-59 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
Other Requirements

Other Requirements - Additional requirements to participate in this activity

-
Expectations

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

Training manual, syllabus or rubric
Individual training
Active Learning

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

Leadershipdefinition

Leadership - Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and/or use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others.


Knowledge/Skills

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

Interpersonal skillsdefinition

Interpersonal skills - Use empathetic skills to guide and motivate others; assess and manage emotions of self and others


Self-knowledgedefinition

Self-knowledge - Reflection on, and/or examination of, personal interests, skills and abilities, dispositions, attitudes, aptitudes, values; especially in relation to educational plan, career and life goals

Interacts With

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

Student(s) on this campus
Diversity

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

Included in program structure, not the primary focusdefinition

Included in program structure, not the primary focus - Although not the primary focus of the program/experience, discussion of diversity topics is 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 graduate assistant
Group / class session with professional staff
Reflection

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

(1-1) session(s) with graduate assistant
Group / class session(s) with graduate assistant
Program Website

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

-
Rubric

Rubric - Describes specific expectations for student involvement in the activity

View Uploaded Rubric

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

©