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2018 Bonner Program Starting Strong

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Bonner orientation, handbook, one-on-one advising, and the Bonner Web-Based Reporting System (BWBRS), shared at the 2018 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

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2018 Bonner Program Starting Strong

  1. 1. Bonner Orientation, Handbook, 1-on-1 Advising, and BWBRS Starting Strong
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover • Orientation • Bonner Student Handbook • One-on-One Advising
  3. 3. Orientation
  4. 4. Sense of place - campus and community Personal Exploration Bonner Program Expectations Inspiration Sense of Bonner Community Sets foundation for success by building community among students and staff Orientation
  5. 5. Welcoming and support-building Establish the Spirit of your Program & the National Network Requirements, Processes, Rules Confirm decision of being a Bonner, set personal aspirations and identity Locations, demographics, Community Partners and their missions Essential (Bonner) campus knowledge Community Building Bonner Program: the Big Picture Bonner Program: Goals & Expectations Getting to Know: Yourself Getting to Know: the Community Getting to Know: the College Orientation Agenda
  6. 6. Community Building • Maryville College - Meal times, Bowling Night • Berry College - Icebreakers, Meal Teams, Game Night, Pool Party • Siena College - Icebreakers & Various Social Activities • University of Rutgers @ Camden - Cards Promoting Humanity (tailored to their Bonner Program and Campus), Get-To-Know-You Welcome Activities (Find Someone and Preferences game)
  7. 7. Bonner Program: Big-Picture & Expectations • Maryville College - Logistics, Handbook and Rules, BWBRS training • Berry College - Program Overview with Reflection and creative activity around the Common Commitments • Siena College - “Program Time” Sessions for different levels • Show the History Video on www.bonner.org
  8. 8. Get to Know:
 The College & Community • University of Rutgers - Camden - Annual Review of Service Partners • Maryville College - Bike Tour of Community, Service Projects • Berry College - Town Scavenger Hunt, Campus Tour, Community Partners Tour & Brunch • Siena College - Service Projects, free-time around the town • TCNJ - Tour of Trenton and Service Partners, Professor McGreevey Lecture on Trenton - Changes in the Urban Centers and Effects of Suburbanization
  9. 9. Get to Know: Yourself & Others • University of Rutgers - Camden - “What’s Your Passion?,” and Goal-Setting Activity • Maryville College - Leadership Compass • Berry College - River Stories / Identity Circles, Personal Reflection activities • Siena College - Reflection Sessions, other training workshops
  10. 10. Training Modules • Review Program History and Structure • Introduce History of Town/City Serving • Tour Town/City • Community Asset Mapping • River Stories • Identity Circles • Vulnerability and Leadership • Leadership Compass • Introduction to Communication & Active Listening • Conflict Resolution • Service Based Reflection • Exploring Diversity - Step to the Line • Time Management • Project Management • Bonner 101 and BWBRS 101 • Alumni Panel
  11. 11. Bonner Handbook
  12. 12. Students must understand their roles so they are better focused and empowered toward success in their projects. Keys for a Successful Year • Strategy • Enthusiasm • Responsibility • Vision • Initiative • Communication • Empowermen
  13. 13. • History of Bonner • Bonner Student Development • Bonner Expectations • Code of Conduct • Logging Hours on BWBRS • Leave, Probation, Dismissal Policies • Student Profiles • Alumni Network Bonner Student Handbook
  14. 14. •Community Learning Agreements ‣ Should be completed within one week of starting service site ‣ Adds details to the position description that describe the measurable impact of the service •Hour Logs ‣ Hours should be approved every two weeks. ‣ Expect an average weekly number of hours to help them meet the minimum semester hour requirement. •Policies for Late/Missing Hour Logs ‣ Have a written policy for handling Bonners who submit late or missing hours (e.g., withhold stipend) ‣ Remind w/ iCalendar BWBRS Best Practices
  15. 15. Bonner 1-on-1 Advising • Expectation: 1-on-1 advising meeting 1x per semester to… ‣ Review Community Learning Agreement ‣ Review community partner feedback ‣ Review reflection essays ‣ Revisit the developmental framework • Additional advising opportunities with faculty, and community partners
  16. 16. BWBRS Review
  17. 17. Topics • Adding Students • Adding Training & Enrichment • Adding Partners & Positions • Logging & Signing Hours
  18. 18. Adding Students
  19. 19. BWBRS is your tracking hub!
  20. 20. Your Administrator Accounts Set log-in email Set notification roles
  21. 21. 1. Reset password 2. BWBRS notification frequency Personal Settings for All Accounts
  22. 22. Student List You’ll maintain your student list here
  23. 23. The Student Profiles have four main tabs:: 1. General 2. Contact 3. Documentation 4. Enrollment Student Profiles
  24. 24. Training, Education & Reflection
  25. 25. Training & Enrichment Every workshop, meeting, and eligible opportunity can be added into BWBRS so that students log it! • track learning; • shows the sequence and intentionality • program oversight
  26. 26. Sample Meeting Entry
  27. 27. Bonners spend 20% time in Training, Education & Reflection
  28. 28. Partners & Positions
  29. 29. Partner & Position List You’ll maintain a profile of all your service partners here
  30. 30. Each partner has its own description. Partner Profiles
  31. 31. Each position has its own description. Position Profiles
  32. 32. •Do this prior to start of each semester •Eliminates re-entry of positions each semester •Positions can then be edited to reflect any changes Advancing Positions in BWBRS
  33. 33. Logging & Signing Hours
  34. 34. Each semester students create a CLA for their primary service site. Student Community Learning Agreement
  35. 35. Students record all their service and training hours in BWBRS. Student Hour Logs
  36. 36. • Weekly • Enter all service and training/ meeting hours • eSignatures by Student • eSignatures by Site Supervisor Entering Hour Logs in BWBRS
  37. 37. Students record what they got done through their service. Service Accomplishments
  38. 38. Site coordinators can be assigned to positions with login access to approve hour logs.... eSignature Access for Site Coordinators

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