Mentoring for Success
First year FOP students are required to participate in the Mentoring for Success program during the Fall semester. Each student will be paired with an FOP peer mentor who will provide guidance, support and first-hand experience in steering new FOP students through the transition of adapting academically, emotionally and socially to college life. Staff will provide academic opportunities during the fall semester and other collaborative activities for mentors and mentees to attend. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will receive a book award to use at the University Bookstore on textbooks and supplies. Your introduction to FOP will begin in August when you arrive for New Student Orientation. All first year FOP students will participate in a variety of required activities with FOP staff and mentors.
- Attend all FOP workshops during New Student Orientation
- Thursday, August 22nd, Check-In: 10am - 5pm Williams Center
- Friday, August 23rd, Workshop: 2pm - 4pm Williams Center S204 ABC
- Saturday, August 24th, Workshop: 10am - 1 pm Williams Center S204 ABC
- Sign a learning contract
- Attend 3 required formal group meetings with your mentor and FOP staff Fall Semester
- Monday, September 16th @ 6pm
- Monday, October 21st @ 6pm
- Monday, November 18th @ 6pm
- Communicate weekly with your mentor through FREDMail, social media, text, phone call, etc.
- Attend scheduled face-to-face meetings with your mentor
- Participate in all assessment activities
Students who meet all the above requirements at the conclusion of fall semester 2019, will receive a $50 book award to be used at the University Bookstore on textbooks and supplies. If a student does not successfully meet all the requirements, their book award will be withheld.
Learning Outcomes of FOP Mentoring for Success:
- New students will learn about the FOP program and services and understand their role in receiving those services
- Students will engage in activities that create a connection with one another, FOP staff and peer mentors
- Students will be introduced to initial success strategies including navigating FREDMail, OnCourse and Your Connection, using a planner and time management
- Students will engage in a variety of continued support efforts by mentors and staff throughout their first semester