ERIC Number: ED338167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-8
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The Portland State University Mentoring Program for Freshmen: The "PSU Minority Leadership Program" (MLP).
Green, Brenda J.
This paper describes a minority leadership program, developed at Portland State University, Oregon, that is designed to increase the retention rate of minority and other underrepresented college students by helping them to adjust to the social and academic climate of the university. The program utilizes minority students who have successfully adapted to the campus system, who have developed unique strategies for coping with the university environment, who have developed their own networks of support, and who have begun to develop a unique set of leadership skills that may be shared with lower division students. The paper discusses the program's goals and objectives and presents the various activities that are designed to achieve them. Next, the employment position of "student guide" is described, including the duties, qualifications, specific responsibilities, and limitations. This is followed by a job outline for a student coordinator and co-coordinator. In addition, a questionnaire is included that is given to candidates of these mentoring positions, as well as training session outlines for co-coordinators and student guides. Finally, suggested activities are listed that are meant to act as a means to better acquaint the freshman with the mentor and the campus. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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