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Chapter

Challenge

AAMU

Mentor quality

ASU

Long-distance partner HS

Chapter Solution Sharing Solution(s)/Strategies/Resources -

Recruit more senior undergrads and grad students (rather than professors)

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Try to provide credit for mentors to earn through experience

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Have teacher take more responsibility

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Pick mentors from that local community

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Find other resources/community colleges in that local community to connect with the HS

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Do two meetings a month o

1/mo mentors/coordinator go from university to HS

o

1/mo students go to university

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Use Skype as a supplemental meeting tool for students and mentors

Ark

Late coordinator hire

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Linking new hire with past employees to share info

CSU

Student motivation throughout program

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Provide fun activities, especially early on

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Provide incentives for students (gift cards)

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Field trips

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Allow students to develop their own project topic (emotional investment in project)

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Recruit students from outside Federal Trio programs.

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Being connected to existing chapters for ideas, reassurance – build chapter network/comfort for more open communication directly between chapters

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Work closely with lead teacher

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Creating her schedule/sticking with it – do something!

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Provide fun activities throughout process to maintain enthusiasm

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Include True Colors empowerment exercises as part of programming

KSU

LSU

Program timing (not starting on time)

Retention/motivation

UCD

Mentor quality/motivation

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Have program staff meet with graduate student coordinators to provide additional support

UNL

Motivation; mentor pairing (students choosing same mentors)

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Provide more student-mentor icebreakers

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Allow for longer time before pairing

Retention/motivation

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Increase recruitment of students

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Be more selective of who is allowed in the program – revised student application form; one-on-one conversations with the student

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Have more meetings – especially venting sessions for students (sharing circles, one-on-one w/coordinator(s))

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Focus more on freshmen and sophomores b/c they have fewer commitments and are more enthusiastic

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Offer scholarship/incentive for every student that finishes

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Bring out intrinsic incentives/motivation for students, in addition to other incentives (Shawn Moore does “True Colors” workshop)

WVU


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