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STLHE - Co-curricular Mentoring

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Presented by Dr. LuAnn Lafrenz & Lesley D'Souza
A summary of a co-curricular mentoring pilot program hosted by the Tri-Mentoring Program within Ryerson University's Fashion Program.

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STLHE - Co-curricular Mentoring

  1. 1. Agenda • Introductions • Overview of Ryerson’s Tri-Mentoring Program • Overview of Fashion Mentoring Program • Potential directions for future mentoring initiatives • Group Discussion Activities
  2. 2. Ryerson’s Tri-Mentoring Program • Created in 2001 • Originally served 100 students, now 2000+ • Based on anti-oppression theory • Three stages of mentorship • Strives to ease transition periods related to post- secondary education
  3. 3. History of the Fashion Mentoring Program • Lu Ann
  4. 4. The 2009-2010 Fashion Mentoring Model • Roles & Responsibilities First Year Students (Mentees) Learning Success Strategist Volunteer Mentors Academic Link in Residence Fashion Lead Mentor Fashion Faculty Tri-Mentoring Program Facilitator Fashion Design Coordinator Fashion Course Union
  5. 5. • Design changes – Sessions vs. office hours – Session topics in-line with coursework – Group model, but with interchangeable mentors during sessions – Collaboration with the Academic Link in residence – Collaboration with Student Learning Strategist
  6. 6. • Perspective of the lead mentor – Working in Tri-Mentoring – Managing multiple group mentoring relationships – Session development – How well was it received?
  7. 7. • Survey Results (Lu Ann & Lesley) – Highlights of Fashion 1st year surveys & focus groups – Overview of Tri-Mentoring fashion mentee surveys
  8. 8. • Potential development ideas for next year – Assigning mentors to course sections for increased co-curricular mentoring – Be more strategic with sessions (ie: no session when a major assignment is due, or an exam in next period) – Collaborate more with Academic Link (Sunday hours) – Panel of upper year mentors every 3 – 4 week
  9. 9. • Group Discussion Activities 1. Can this model be implemented elsewhere? What barriers exist to introducing this or a similar model? 2. What kinds of mentoring or co-curricular support programs are happening elsewhere?
  10. 10. The Fashion Mentoring Program Thank you for your participation today! For more information, please contact: [insert contact info]

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