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Mentoring conference

  1. 1. Mentoring the Long Term Unemployed, Newly Unemployed & the Soon-To-Be Unemployed. Refocusing On Mentoring, Degree Planning & College Resources Presenter: Paul Trela, MA
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Empire State College </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1971, Empire State College is a comprehensive, public college within the State University of New York that awards associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. The college annually serves more than 16,000 students, 75 percent of whom work full time and manage family and community obligations while enrolled. Their average age is 36, and most have earned college credit earlier in their lives. The Mission of Empire State College Empire State College enables motivated adults, regardless of geography or life circumstance, to design a rigorous, individualized academic program and earn a college degree. The Commitments of Empire State College To support self-directed , intellectually curious learners who collaborate with faculty mentors. To document, evaluate and award credit for an adult’s prior college-level life learning . To offer each student an array of learning experiences through independent study, seminars, short-term residencies, and online courses. To develop, implement and assess new approaches to learning that recognize the strengths and needs of adult learners. To provide access to degree programs at multiple locations in New York state and abroad, and through the World Wide Web. To expand degree opportunities for adult learners through partnerships with employers and unions, government agencies and the armed forces, and community organizations and educational institutions. To advocate for adult learners at the regional, state and national levels. Copyright © 1999 - 2009 Empire State College. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>New Perspectives On Mentoring & Degree Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Mustering a Rich Array of College Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Windows of Opportunity Through Mentoring </li></ul>
  4. 4. Economic Picture <ul><li>Unemployment- Stuck Around 9.7 % </li></ul><ul><li>Unofficial Unemployment Estimates Up to 17 % </li></ul><ul><li>Home Foreclosures at Record Highs </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Recovery-A Definite “Sometime” </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Rehires-“We’ll get back to you on that one.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition & Financial Aid-“One goes up the other goes Down” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unemployment Related Stress & Anxiety Generators <ul><li>Bills, Bills and More Bills </li></ul><ul><li>Help Wanted-Degree Required </li></ul><ul><li>Notice of Late Payment </li></ul><ul><li>Why Me? </li></ul><ul><li>How Can I Pay for College with These Bills? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stress Generated Expectations <ul><li>Get My Degree & I’m Golden </li></ul><ul><li>Need Degree Immediately if Not Sooner </li></ul><ul><li>Just Tell Me What to Take </li></ul><ul><li>My Work Experience Alone Will Give Me Enough Credit for the Degree! </li></ul><ul><li>On-Line-No Problem-Easier Than Going to a Class </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stress Busters <ul><li>Mentoring-Beyond Advising-Partnering & Guiding </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Planning-You Are in Charge </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Planner-Going from Here To There </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prescriptions <ul><li>Fast Forwarding & Dollar Savers </li></ul><ul><li>Prior Learning Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>CLEP & DANTES Test for Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Ed 2-Fers </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Up To 96 Credits in Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning and Job Information Freebies </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale Statement </li></ul><ul><li>DP Pre-Assessment Approval and Concurrence. </li></ul>