ERIC Number: ED361043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-21
Reference Count: N/A
ALANA Intervention Program.
Mueller, Michelle K.
The ALANA (Asian, Latin, African, and Native American) Mentoring Program was established at Saint Clair County Community College, in Port Huron, Michigan, to address the identity issues facing ALANA freshmen through peer mentoring. Mentors provide social and academic support, support students in thinking critically and role playing, and directly assist students with academic choices. This paper discusses the target audience, goals, strategies and procedures, evaluation, and outcomes of the ALANA mentoring program. The first section presents a review of the literature on freshman identity and psychosocial development and analyzes the program's target audiences. The second section outlines the program's goals and objectives. The third section discusses: (1) procedures for nominating ALANA mentors; (2) content of the training session for ALANA mentors; (3) procedures for conducting bi-weekly group meetings between ALANA mentors and freshmen; (4) the college's Contact Calling Strategy through which mentors offer advice on such issues as adding or dropping courses and tutoring; and (5) the content of the ALANA freshman orientation. The fourth section identifies measures that will be used to evaluate the mentoring program, while the fifth section offers data on mentee retention during the 1992-93 academic year and mentee's evaluations of their mentors. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Hispanic Americans, Mentors, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Potential Dropouts, School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Student Alienation, Student Attrition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Clair County Community Coll., Port Huron, MI.