The Bonner ProgramThe Road Ahead   and Year at a Glance
What We’ll Cover• Who is a Bonner?• What does a Bonner do?• Why does the Bonner Program matter?• What do you do, as a dire...
Who Is A Bonner?• Student with financial  need (increasing  college access)• Ethic and commitment  for service• Diverse bac...
What does aBonner do?• 8-10 hours of  community  engagement each  week during  academic year• Meaningful full-time  intern...
What does aBonner do?•Serve unmet, legitimate human & environmental needs through intensive, long- term positions
What does aBonner do?•Meet rising expectations, along a student developmental model
Summer 2012                                          Amelia’s Service ExperiencePart of Bonner Delegation for first Bonner...
What does aBonner do?• Grow as a citizen  and leader, through  education, training,  & reflection
Amelia’s Training Support Fall 2011 •Service Leader Institute         Spring 2012  provides higher level            •Class...
Just the tip of the iceberg!
What does a Bonner do?✴Engage every week, every semester✴Develop and grow as an agent of change✴Serve legitimate needs and...
Why Does The Bonner Program Matter?✦Yield tool - access and diversity✦Builds an infrastructure to engage every week, every...
Proven Program Impact on Students★Four years are significant★Proven skill learning (developmental model)★Commitment to soci...
What do you do?★Develop and manage partnerships, positions, & projects★Empower students’ (and staff) development & leadersh...
What Tools Help YouDo This?✤Frameworks and developmental models for students, partners, staff, and faculty✤Resources and Be...
Expertise                               Example                        Experience          ExplorationExpectation         ...
Expertise -     capstone                                       projects, research, studies                          Exampl...
Exemplar -      team; leader; -                                       ongoing capacity building,                          ...
The Seasoned Survivors (aka Wizards5-6 years experienceThe Wisdom Seeking Professionals5-6 years experienceThe Confident P...
Your Year at a GlanceFall                          Winter                                                                 ...
FallPlanning - site visits, strategic planning; setting yourtraining & meeting calendarOrientation - launches Bonner Progr...
WinterMid-Year Retreats - provide training, visioning, and launchinto 2nd semesterSite Visits and Check Ins - events with ...
SpringFirst Year Trip and Second Year Exchange - key work onCornerstone ActivitiesRecruitment and Selection - identifies ne...
summerCelebrations and Evaluation - with service partners, graduatingclass, faculty, etc.Cornerstones - trips and events o...
Your Year at a GlanceFall                          Winter                                                                 ...
Things You Do Every Term Service Work ★ Positions,   Community Learning Agreements, and Monitoring -           in    perso...
Administrative/Financial••    Registrar’s list    Reimbursement reports                                      AmeriCorps (i...
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  1. 1. The Bonner ProgramThe Road Ahead and Year at a Glance
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover• Who is a Bonner?• What does a Bonner do?• Why does the Bonner Program matter?• What do you do, as a director or coordinator?• Your Year at a Glance
  3. 3. Who Is A Bonner?• Student with financial need (increasing college access)• Ethic and commitment for service• Diverse backgrounds• Engages in a four-year program
  4. 4. What does aBonner do?• 8-10 hours of community engagement each week during academic year• Meaningful full-time internships in summer
  5. 5. What does aBonner do?•Serve unmet, legitimate human & environmental needs through intensive, long- term positions
  6. 6. What does aBonner do?•Meet rising expectations, along a student developmental model
  7. 7. Summer 2012 Amelia’s Service ExperiencePart of Bonner Delegation for first BonnerGlobal Village Trip in Belize, piloting Fall 2011-Spring 2012international curricula Emergency Assistance Interviewer for Crisis Assistance Ministries, Bonner Congress RepSummer 2011 and Bonner Advisory BoardYouth in Arts ProgramAssistant in Nicaragua forAmigos de las America Spring 2011 LEARNWorks Liaison/ Youth Enrichment Assistant forFall 2010 Davidson CommunityAfter-School Academic PlayersSupport Assistant at AdaJenkins and GuildProduction Assistant forDavidson Community Summer 2010Players Community and Enrichment Leader at Kuneesah Asanifeya, teaching inFall 2009 and Spring Arabic2010 :After-School ClassroomAssistant and Mentor at theAda Jenkins Center
  8. 8. What does aBonner do?• Grow as a citizen and leader, through education, training, & reflection
  9. 9. Amelia’s Training Support Fall 2011 •Service Leader Institute Spring 2012 provides higher level •Class based meetings on topics training like faith and service, •Class based meetings on career exploration, topics like running a Spring 2011 meeting, navigating •Gets involved in special difficult dialogue, activism, workshop series like policy and advocacy, and “Environmental Justice using positive peer and Social Change” and pressure “The King Legacy”Fall 2010 •Sophomore Recommitment event•Class Based Meetings on topics •Class based meetings on like commitment to service, topics like volunteer justice dialogue, and world management, grant hunger writing, public speaking,•Joins “Engage for Change” emotional intelligence, planning committee and and social change Bonner Leadership TeamFall 2009 Spring 2010 :•First Year Orientation •First Year Trip training,•Fall Retreat with all Bonners planning, and reflection•Class Based Meetings on topics •Class based meetings on topics like BWBRS, effective like ethics, understanding communication, finding your poverty, and literacy passion (with third years), and •Gets involved in campus-wide identity project “Engage for Change”
  10. 10. Just the tip of the iceberg!
  11. 11. What does a Bonner do?✴Engage every week, every semester✴Develop and grow as an agent of change✴Serve legitimate needs and make an impact✴Connect service and studies, and connect people✴Accomplish inspiring projects!✴Graduate and stay involved
  12. 12. Why Does The Bonner Program Matter?✦Yield tool - access and diversity✦Builds an infrastructure to engage every week, every semester✦Provides a developmental, multi- year program model✦Shifts how institutions sustain partnerships to make an impact✦Connects co-curricular and curricular pathways✦Promotes graduation and grades✦Builds institution’s reputation
  13. 13. Proven Program Impact on Students★Four years are significant★Proven skill learning (developmental model)★Commitment to social justice★Dialogue across difference★Power of structured and unstructured reflection★The importance of mentors★Civic-minded professionalism
  14. 14. What do you do?★Develop and manage partnerships, positions, & projects★Empower students’ (and staff) development & leadership★Teach, advise, and coach★Build connections on campus (pathways) and off campus (collaboration)★Manage people & hold them accountable★Build, implement, and expand programs and centers
  15. 15. What Tools Help YouDo This?✤Frameworks and developmental models for students, partners, staff, and faculty✤Resources and Best Practices✤The Bonner Network✤Foundation Staff✤Meetings and Networking
  16. 16. Expertise Example Experience ExplorationExpectation The Five E’s
  17. 17. Expertise - capstone projects, research, studies Example - site and program leadership Experience - solid programmatic role - (Program Assistant) Exploration - immersions, shadowing, rotations, resulting in regular placementExpectation - selection includes an ethic of service You are the architect!
  18. 18. Exemplar - team; leader; - ongoing capacity building, academic engagement projects, or; networking corps Experience - multiple students with developmental positions and a team leader; trainings and meetings; annual plan revision Emerging - at least three students with developmental positions and a multi-year partnership planExploratory Partnerships - a few semester positionsor an academic community engagement project Partner Development
  19. 19. The Seasoned Survivors (aka Wizards5-6 years experienceThe Wisdom Seeking Professionals5-6 years experienceThe Confident Professionals5-6 years experienceThe Middle Management6-8 years experienceThe Emerging Professionals5-6 years experienceThe Not So New Kids on the Block3-4 years experienceThe Future0-2 years experience Staff Development
  20. 20. Your Year at a GlanceFall Winter Spring SummerPlanning - site visits, Mid-Year Retreats -strategic planning; setting provide training, visioning, and launch into 2nd semester First Year Trip and Cornerstones - often happen towards end ofyour training & meetingcalendar Second Year Exchange - year key work on Cornerstone Site Visits and Check Ins ActivitiesOrientation - launches - events with partners Celebrations andBonner Program before Recruitment and Selection Evaluation - withschool year service partners, Ongoing work around - identifies next class of graduating class, faculty, Bonners etc.First Year Placements academic links - faculty training and engagement,- often involve high-impact projects Site Visits and Check Ins Summer Leadershipexploration - events with partners Institute - big one! Semester Placements -Semester Placements get other students into service- get other students into within a few weeks Academic projects - Manage summer - courses, high-impact projects, more online training andservice within a few weeks senior capstones reflection Planning for Summer - start internship recruitmentFall Staff and Semester Placements and Reporting and planningCongress Meetings - Finalize summer - get - close year out and startget the network together other students into service anew within a few weeks
  21. 21. FallPlanning - site visits, strategic planning; setting yourtraining & meeting calendarOrientation - launches Bonner Program before school yearFirst Year Placements - often involve explorationSemester Placements - get other students into servicewithin a few weeksFall Staff and Congress Meetings - get the networktogether
  22. 22. WinterMid-Year Retreats - provide training, visioning, and launchinto 2nd semesterSite Visits and Check Ins - events with partnersOngoing work around academic links - faculty training andengagement, high-impact projectsSemester Placements - get other students into service within afew weeksPlanning for Summer - start internship recruitment
  23. 23. SpringFirst Year Trip and Second Year Exchange - key work onCornerstone ActivitiesRecruitment and Selection - identifies next class of BonnersSite Visits and Check Ins - events with partnersAcademic projects - courses, high-impact projects, seniorcapstonesSemester Placements and Finalize summer - get other studentsinto service within a few weeks
  24. 24. summerCelebrations and Evaluation - with service partners, graduatingclass, faculty, etc.Cornerstones - trips and events often happen towards end ofyearSummer Leadership Institute - big one!Manage summer positions - more online training and reflectionReporting and planning - close year out and start anew
  25. 25. Your Year at a GlanceFall Winter Spring SummerPlanning - site visits, Mid-Year Retreats -strategic planning; setting provide training, visioning, and launch into 2nd semester First Year Trip and Celebrations andyour training & meeting Second Year Exchange - Evaluation - withcalendar key work on Cornerstone service partners, Activities graduating class, faculty, Site Visits and Check Ins etc.Orientation - launches - events with partnersBonner Program beforeschool year Recruitment and Selection Cornerstones - often Ongoing work around - identifies next class of happen towards end of Bonners yearFirst Year Placements academic links - faculty training and engagement,- often involve high-impact projects Site Visits and Check Ins Summer Leadershipexploration - events with partners Institute - big one! Semester Placements -Semester Placements get other students into service- get other students into within a few weeks Academic projects - Manage summer - courses, high-impact projects, more online training andservice within a few weeks senior capstones reflection Planning for Summer - start internship recruitmentFall Staff and Semester Placements and Reporting and planningCongress Meetings - Finalize summer - get - close year out and startget the network together other students into service anew within a few weeks
  26. 26. Things You Do Every Term Service Work ★ Positions, Community Learning Agreements, and Monitoring - in person and on BWBRS Training and Enrichment ★ Class Meetings, Site Meetings, and All Bonner Meetings - the aim is to have at least one meeting a week Advising ★ One on One Meetings - between a Bonner and a staff/faculty advisor at least once each semester Lead and Manage ★ Planning, Resource Development, Supervision - center and implementing the program, projects, events, and operations of your building
  27. 27. Administrative/Financial•• Registrar’s list Reimbursement reports AmeriCorps (if applicable) • • Timelogs Slot requests Major•• Community fund reports Annual Reports • • Service accomplishments Campus-site agreement for each partner Calendar• Enrichment grants • Campus-Foundation AgreementCommunity Partnerships and Student Development/Training, Managing Service Enrichment and Reflection• Cultivate committed partners with • Developmental trainings placements at multiple levels • Orientation• Students complete CLAs • All Bonner Retreat and Meetings• Hour log submissions in BWBRS • Cornerstone Activities (First Year Trip,• Service Accomplishments 2nd Year Exchange, Junior Leadership• End-semester evaluations and Senior Capstones)• Update positions & agencies in • Advising and Reflection BWBRS • Conference opportunities• Organize First-Year Trip • Student leadership team, Congress• Summer Service process Reps, and Senior InternParticipation in Bonner-Sponsored Campus-wide and Other: Activities • Admissions & Financial Aid collaboration • Bonner Recruitment and Replacement• Fall Staff Meeting • Grow a campus-wide culture• Congress Meeting • Build and manage center• Summer Leadership Institute • Cultivate academic connections• High-Impact & PolicyOptions • Website, PR, and Visibility• Surveys, communication, and • Strategic Plan special projects
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