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  • Bonner Student Development Model

    1. 1. The Bonner Program: Student Development & Training “Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve” A program of: The Corella & Bertram Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-6663 • (609) 683-4626 fax For more information, please visit our website at
    2. 2. Student Development & Training: Overview • Overview - Types of outcomes - Types of meetings - Intentional sequence (roadmap and calendar) - Training meeting - Orientation - Advising • Resources • Best Practices • Self-Assessment & Evaluation
    3. 3. Student Development & Training: Outcomes in Four Areas Our student development approach offers students a journey including opportunities to develop: Experience • Skills • Values • Knowledge •
    4. 4. Student Development & Training: Six Common Commitments Civic Engagement: Participate International Perspective: Develop intentionally as a citizen in the international understanding that enables democratic process, actively engaging in Bonners to participate successfully public policy and direct service. in a global society. Community Building: Social Justice: Advocate Establish and sustain a for fairness, impartiality and vibrant community of place, equality while addressing personal relationships and systemic social and common interests. environmental issues. Diversity: Respect the many Spiritual Exploration: Explore different dimensions of diversity in personal beliefs while respecting the our public lives. spiritual practices of others.
    5. 5. Student Development & Training: The Five E’s Expertise Through Service (Developmental placements, learning Example through action) Experience Co-Curricular Activities (Training & Enrichment, Exploration Reflection, and Advising) Academic linkages Expectation (Service-learning, CBR, minor, major & certificates)
    6. 6. Student Development & Training: Training and Skill Development Personal Skills Leadership Skills Professional Skills Active listening Conflict resolution Budgeting • • • Balance/boundaries Delegation Evaluation/research • • • Communication Planning Event planning • • • Decision making Public speaking Fundraising • • • Organization Running a meeting Grant writing • • • Planning Teamwork Marketing / public relations • • • Reflection/Time Working with diverse Mediation • • • management groups Networking • Goal setting • Public education / • advocacy Volunteer management •
    7. 7. Student Development & Training: Types of Meetings • Tips: • Use resources: The Basics: • Involve students • Co-Curricular • Holding class-based or in planning and Implementation small group meetings facilitating group Guide: full regularly; the standard is meetings section on twice per month and a Class Meetings best practice is weekly • Have a structured • Advising • 80/20 rule sequence of Implementation • Meetings should balance activities Guide training, reflection, • Link advising • Training problem solving, & meetings to Modules administrative CLAs and other management • Reflection activities resources • Advising 1-to-1 meetings should be held once per • Student Best semester Practices
    8. 8. Student Development & Training: Intentional Sequence • Tips: • Use resources: • The Basics: • Utilize Civic • Use the • Create and implement a Engagement Roadmap training calendar around modules planning tool & Common Commitments, sample training skills & knowledge areas • Engage staff and calendar to get faculty from • Articulate 4-6 intended you started across campus outcomes per year and • 60+ training build around them • Engage partners modules as co-educators • Plug your plan into • Partners as Co- BWBRS (visible to • Engage students Educators students & Foundation) as peer leaders handout • Start simple and • Handout on modify over engaging others time across campus
    9. 9. Student Development & Training: Roadmap Example Expertise Articulate an intentional Academic Research Career planning & vocation training & enrichment Evaluation Example Networking sequence Public Speaking Leading inquiry & reflection Skills for lifelong involvement Personal and civic values Project coordination Fundraising & Grant Writing Advocacy skills Experience Academic Connection Critical thinking Diversity Group dynamics & communication Exploration Project planning Introduction to social issues/ Community knowledge civics Personal exploration Setting goals Time management Active listening Teamwork
    10. 10. Student Development & Training: Training Calendar Example
    11. 11. Student Development & Training: Training Meeting Example In an hour meeting: 1) Warm Up — 5 minutes 2) Overview of managing by calendar—5 minutes 3) Interactive introduction — 5 minutes 4) The basic steps—15 minutes 5) Small group activity/practice — 20 minutes 6) Follow up and Close — 5 minutes Meeting 1: Planners; Covey article Meeting 2: Training—Managing by Calendar Meeting 3: Follow Up—Discussion of Sites Meeting 4: Ask for Calendar Workplan
    12. 12. Student Development & Training: Orientation Process Content Resources • Involve upper- • Community building • Co-Curricular class students Implementation • Bonner culture, history, & Guide: full • Have an agenda expectations section on • Provide written • Student Development Orientation handbook Model • Bonner Quiz • Model • Orientation to • Sample Agendas expectations community (partners, issues, asset mapping) • Training • Model Modules relationships • Orientation to campus (staff, center programs) • Model service • Inspiration • Possibly service immersion
    13. 13. Student Development & Training: Some Orientation Examples Use Agendas and other examples Integrate Bonner Jeopardy
    14. 14. Student Development & Training: Advising • Tips: • Use resources: • The Basics: • Ask students to • Advising • Individualized advising prepare using a Implementation underscores a student’s few questions Guide—section development, on 1-to-1s engagement, & retention • Involve several staff in doing 1- • Sample • Programs integrate 1- to-1 meetings Guidelines— to-1 meeting each Guide & In semester • Integrate Good Form information • Integrate conversations from partner • CLA Quickstart about the student’s calls & visits Guide placement, CLA, training, academic connections, • Ask questions etc. about academics
    15. 15. Training & Enrichment & Training: Resources • Sample Training Calendar • 60+ Training Modules • Co-Curricular Implementation Guide • Advising Implementation Guide • Vocation Implementation Guide • Roadmap Planning Tool • Community Partners & Bonner Partners • Other schools, Bonner staff, and STUDENTS
    16. 16. Training & Enrichment & Training: Self-Assessment and Evaluation Developmental Model: integrated and implemented throughout program; students engaged in the framework Developmental Structure and Leadership: developmental structure; student leadership positions; Bonner Program committees; site coordinators; other management positions Management and Meeting Structure: adequate frequency (from 15-20% of total hours, at a frequency of two meeting per month or more by class); comprehensive program of training, enrichment, and reflection Orientation: covers key elements of the program (campus and Bonner Program history, context, and frameworks), models key process points (student leadership, professionalism), and meets recommended requirements for time (at least one full day) One-on-One Meetings: two one-to-one meetings (one per semester) for each student; individualized advising and support for their development and performance Student Reflection: ongoing student reflection, including activities that help students to make connections between their service work and their academic study, research, the Common Commitments; good reflection practices; students in leadership roles Common Commitments: Common Commitments and deeper values of the college philosophy are integrated
    17. 17. Student Development & Training: Best Practices • Kevin Buechler, Advising and class meetings • Laura Megivern, Cover Story and utilizing resources • Rina Tovar and Jessily Ramirez, training calendars and engaging students in training & enrichment