Peer Mentoring

 

Student Learning Outcomes

SLOs for Mentees and Mentors

Student Learning Outcome Measurement
Increased understanding of curricular learning and student development as intertwined, inseperable elements of the student experience.  Increased practice in the intersections between the academic/curricular experience and the co-curricular experience at CCSF.  Measurement which adequately demonstrates that mentees have increased understanding of the linkages between college success and student development.  Measurement should demonstrate that students have had concrete experiences in at least two of the following high impact practices for college success: (1) increased connections between students and the services made available to students throughout campus (i.e. counseling, heath services, student support services, career services etc.); (2) increased participation with other students outside of the classroom (i.e. study groups, student clubs, student activities. etc.); (3) decreased feeling of isolation/despair in reaching educational and developmental goals (creating networks with peer mentors, other mentees, students in classes, students in programs utilized by students); (4) increased reflection on educational and career goals. 
Increased success in and engagement with the knowledge and skills developed in students'  academic courses. Measurement which adequately demonstrates (a) increased accomplishment in the subject matter and (b) demonstrates that mentees have had concrete experiences in at least two of the following high impact practices for college success: (1) discussing curricular concepts and ideas outside of class with other students/groups of students; (2) discussing curricular concepts and ideas outside of class with faculty members; (3) synthesizing and organizing ideas, information and experience; (4) engagement with the connections between concepts covered in class and big questions which illuminate the relevance of curricular concepts in real-world practice.

 

SLOs for Mentors only

Student Learning Outcome Measurement
Increased competency in the interpersonal skills required of students who serve as a peer resource to other students Measurement which adequately demonstrates increased accomplshment in peer mentor skills: (a) problem solving and action planning; (b) active listening; (c) positive and concrete feedback; (d)  effective leadership; (e) motivational skills; (f) ability to provide guidance to mentees in their curricular and co-curricular endeavors. 

* Adapted from the AAC&U's VALUE Rubrics

Area Learning Outcome
Measurement
Peer Mentoring - Mentees and Mentors Increased success in and engagement with the knowledge and skills developed in students'  academic courses. Measurement (initially determined by faculty sponsor) which adequately demonstrates (a) increased accomplishment in the subject matter and (b) demonstrates that mentees have had concrete experiences in at least two of the following high impact practices for college success: (1) discussing curricular concepts and ideas outside of class with other students/groups of students; (2) discussing curricular concepts and ideas outside of class with faculty members; (3) synthesizing and organizing ideas, information and experience; (4) engagement with the connections between concepts covered in class and big questions which illuminate the relevance of curricular concepts in real-world practice.
Peer Mentoring - Mentees and Mentors Increased understanding of curricular learning and student development as intertwined, inseperable elements of the student experience.  Increased practice in the intersections between the academic/curricular experience and the co-curricular experience at CCSF.  Measurement (initially determined by faculty sponsor) which adequately demonstrates that mentees have increased understanding of the linkages between college success and student development.  Measurement which demonstrates students have had concrete experiences in at least two of the following high impact practices for college success: (1) increased connections between students and the services made available to students throughout campus (i.e. counseling, heath services, student support services, career services etc.); (2) increased participation with other students outside of the classroom (i.e. study groups, student clubs, student activities. etc.); (3) decreased feeling of isolation/despair in reaching educational and developmental goals (creating networks with peer mentors, other mentees, students in classes, students in programs utilized by students); (4) increased reflection on educational and career goals. 
Peer Mentoring - Mentors Increased competency in the interpersonal skills required of students who serve as a peer resource to other students Measurement (initially determined by faculty sponsor) which adequately demonstrates increased accomplshment in peer mentor skills: (a) problem solving and action planning; (b) active listening; (c) positive and concrete feedback; (d)  effective leadership; (e) motivational skills; (f) ability to provide guidance to mentees in their curricular and co-curricular endeavors.