HPAC - Kent State University

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Health Profession Affinity
Community (HPAC)
What is this?
How can we start one?
What is HPAC?
• Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) is a
proposed pipeline program that is centered on an asset
based community-building model aiming to create
programs that utilize already existing community assets
and bundling them in a manner that further supports
student success.
• HPAC is an Affinity community designed to be offered
in any schools/or the community for 8th-12th grades
who have an interest in extending there connection to
health professions and learning more about the
pathway and collective experiences that can help them
end up in a health related vocation or professional
school.
MORE Details on HPAC….
• HPAC is designed to expose students to the
world of work (formally), prepare them with
additional academic and social assets needed
to maneuver from education to the world of
work and provide them with non-academic
tools in the realm of social engagement, selfmanagement and motivation.
Specifics…and how to begin
• HPAC is essentially the “connector” and “keeper”
of multiple existing programs that can be brought
together and focused in one area.
• The key principle of the program is that students
increase their academic scholarship, understand
the value of research, further engage in the
community, and become well prepared young
adults who are able to match the careers they
aspire to enter with the correct level of
preparation.
How it works
• The partnership team has
identified 4 core areas
(that each have program
activities to support the
underpinning) that will be
used as a starting point
for students “to actively”
engage in their own HPAC
based on their time,
interest and support.
Motivation
HPAC
SelfManagement
Career and
Development and
Community
Change
Social
Engagement
Academic
Achievement
Structure
• 15 Students from mixed grades is a recommended size.
• Meet 1-2 times a month for “check-in” on “core” areas (based on
student choice and program availability).
• Connect with Other HPACs (2x a Year at NEOMED events)
• Connect regularly on E-Commons
• Create and Track E-Portfolio (monthly)
• Complete Research Project (see slide)
• Choose “Site” Signature “event” (e.g. Health awareness day)
• Each site can choose from the menu or create their own Health
related opportunities
• Meet 1-2 times a year to hear about college, professional school
opportunities and health careers (HPAC will set this up for your site)
Schedule
To Do’s for Schedule….
Sample Month
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Sample schedule below …we hope all
HPACs will have a schedule up and
running for the year by the end of
October.
We recommend that each site meets as
a group once a month and each site
advisor meets with students
independently over a “designated” day
for a quick 5 minutes for “check in” and
“support” purposes.
Sites can be student led, with student
officers, co-chairs or can be advisor led.
Each site can make this decision.
Each site needs to plan one signature
event at their school
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
HPAC
Research Day
Independent
HPAC
Regular
meeting
HPAC Other
Activity
Update Eportfolio
Lunch
Check in
with
Advisor informal
Post on E
commons
CORE SAMPLE MENU
Grade/Other
Academic
Achievement
Motivation
Social
Engagement
ALL SITE
REQUIRED
ACTIVITY
Set a GPA PLAN
and GOAL,
complete HPAC
Application and
commit to work
on ACTs
Identification of
Research Project
and Presentation
(Poster or Oral)
HPAC Regional
E-Portfolio
Events and Post
once a month on
Learning
Commons
Dependent on
ACT Prep and
student, site and Support, GPA
grade (HPAC
Plan and Goal,
Partnership will
college plan and
provide support in applications,
all noted areas) –
PSEOP, Tutoring,
PLEASE ADD ON
Internships,
YOUR OWN IDEAS
conferences, eor ALREADDY
forum
EXISTING
Volunteer
Opportunity,
Community
Action Grant
Program,
Community
Awards, speaker
series
Mentoring,
Summer
Programs, HPAC
Regional
Activates, site
“social activities”
ACRIVITIES!
SelfManagement
Tutoring,
guidance
counseling,
homework
support, healthy
eating and selfimage activities
Starting
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Set Advisor
Asset Inventory (complete HPAC worksheet)
Meet with HPAC Partnership Team
Set Dates for HPAC meetings
Choose Activities (based on Menu or existing
assets)
• Set up e-portfolios
• Choose roles for Students (or have students self
define)
• Track Information
Research Project
• All sites must have
GENERAL INFORMATION
students do a RESEARCH • ORAL: Students will choose
Project.
a health related topic and
Research Project will be
have 10 Sources and give a
Introduced with GUIDELINES
5-8 minute PPT
at the HPAC Kick-off. A video
presentation on their area
of the process will also be
of research.
available to all students.
• Poster: Students will have
Please see following slide on
5 sources of information
general guidelines. Students
and present their research
will be responsible for this
in the form of a poster
work on their own.
Research Project General
Information/Layout
• Students will follow the required format and present information as
follows:
• Project Title
• Why did they pick this project (Health Related)
• Background of The Health Issue (science and social)
• Current Issues related to the population
• What the Current trends are in the literature (We will support)
• Interview of a health professional and community member
(additional perspective)
• What is the “popular” information ~ what are the pros and cons of
this?
• What do they see the potential next steps to be to support growth
and positive change in the area they picked?
• Conclusion
E-Portfolio
• An e- portfolio is a collection of work developed across
varied contexts over time (in this case during HPAC).
• The portfolio can advance learning by providing students
with a way to organize, archive and display pieces of work.
• Electronic portfolios are becoming a popular alternative to
traditional paper-based portfolios because they offer
practitioners and peers the opportunity to review,
communicate and assess portfolios in an asynchronous
manner.
• All students will have access to an e-portfolio program. This
will be set up through the HPAC Partners and a video of
how to use it will be provided to each site as well.
E-Commons
The e-commons will serve to link all the HPAC services to the region. HPAC ECOMMONS will offer the following connections:
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Schools Involved/Partners/Sponsors
Links to e-portfolio
Wiki of interesting student initiative grants/research projects
Volunteers opportunities
summer programs
Internships
ACT support
GPA/Tutoring Support
PSEOP/Dual Enrollment
Community Action Grant Writing Program
E-forums on health topics
Links to College Now, NOCHE
Upcoming events
link to Face book/Other Social Media
School Registration/Student Registration
How to start an HPAC
HPAC promo video
Career links
HPAC Successes
PSEOP
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The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program at Kent State University (this
portion of the program will eventually include CSU, UA, YSU etc.) is designed to
provide qualified public high school students with the opportunity to enhance
their high school education with a true college experience.
Kent State University's PSEO program is not intended to replace coursework
available in high school, or to provide high school students with a full-time college
course load.
The PSEO program has two options for students to choose from.
• Option B
By selecting Option B, high school students may earn both high school and college
credit without paying tuition. Under Option B, students will also borrow required
textbooks at no charge.
• Option A
Under Option A, students pay for tuition and books, and earn college credit
only. Kent State University welcomes applications from home-schooled students
who, if accepted, are required to enroll in Option A.
PESOP
• Admissions Guidelines
Students seeking admission to the Kent State
University Kent Campus PSEO program should
generally meet or exceed the following guidelines.
• 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a
4.0 scale.
• Demonstrated mastery of introductory college
preparatory core curriculum.
• Preferred ACT composite score of 23 or combined SAT
score of 1070 (reading and math).
Internship
• Internships are a great way to build skills, gain
experience and a first-hand look at occupations, and
solidify career plans.
① KSU PSEOP will offer opportunities for Internships that can occur
during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters and range from
a couple of months to over six months in duration. The average
internship lasts about a semester (four months). (Students can
receive CREDIT for this!!!)
② Internships can be paid (preferably) or unpaid (typically nonprofit settings), for credit or not for credit, or any combination of
these.
③ HPAC will provide information and will look to gain information on
possible internships from each site.
GPA PLAN and GOAL
• All students in HPAC will be expected to set a GOAL for GPA
improvement.
• All sites should follow their students and provide support for
struggling students. The partnership can help with some tutoring
opportunities etc. Each site will have to work with HPAC team to
determine their needs.
• Students will receive recognition as well for their GPA ~ and will be
noted as an HPAC SCHOLAR if they are able to maintain a 3.75 or
higher.
• Recognition that we believe this is important as a community and
providing back-up supports is the key to improving grades and
supporting students in their efforts for mastery.
ACT SUPPORT
• HPAC Center will provide web-connections and
opportunities' for practice through the learning commons.
• Each site will have to decide how often they will practice
and participate in this process. It can be an individual
activity for members.
• We encourage all HPAC Students to take the ACT EVERY
YEAR. We are looking into support funding for all students
(stay tuned).
• We are also interested to see if sites would like to
participate in a “webinar” series of training for the ACT.
Please let your HPAC Team member know if you are
interested for your site.
Volunteer Opportunity
• HPAC will have opportunities listed on their
site for volunteering.
• We encourage each site to choose a set
number of hours all students should
volunteer. The service learning component in
this is critical to the students development.
• All sites that volunteer collectively in a “health
related” activity over 200 hours will receive
“honors and prizes” at scholarship day.
Mentoring
• HPAC will be setting up “formal” opportunities for
mentoring with people in health related fields. We intend
for this to be an E-Mentoring experience. This component
of the program will be offered beginning In January of
2013.
• We encourage sites to set up connections on their own and
share that information with us as well!
• HPACs that have the Community Action Grant Program will
receive on-site mentoring.
• HPAC students can also set up their own peer-to peer
mentoring or design a program to go into their elementary
schools and provide a monthly “mentoring” experience to
younger students.
College/Professional School
Connection
• HPAC partners will be happy send out
representatives from area universities t talk to
students about our programs. Please schedule
this with your HPAC team members.
• HPAC is also going to highlight “Professional
Programs” on the E-commons and connect
students to NOCHE.
E-Forums
• There will be a MONTHLY LINK provided by HPAC
on the E-Commons for students to independently
view and then post their reaction to on the site.
• E-Forums will talk about current health “Hot
Topics” …
• Students will be encouraged to add their opinions
on what topics should be included.
• KSU PSEOP will monitor this Forum (with the
option of this becoming a “site” project – for any
site… see next slide).
Community Action Grant Plan Program
• Students choose a community “health issue” that
they feel needs to be addressed.
• They work on a small project that can be part of
the solution.
• They can participate in the ON-LINE or NEOMED
support services for project development and
grant development.
• Students can write a grant to fund their idea
(again NEOMED will assist here).
• Some Examples ….
Summer Programs
• Each region has special programs that operate in
the summer. HPAC will support students in
finding the right fit and completing the
applications.
• HPAC will also serve as a reference and assist in
helping students find economic support if
needed.
• HPAC has formal relationships with program such
as MEDCAMP, CHAMPS, HIP, NEOREMMA etc.
• Students will track their summer experience as
part of their e-portfolio.
Site Signature Program
• Each HPAC site will have a SIGNATURE Program.
• This may be a health fair, an awareness day, it
may be becoming the head of the “e-forums”, it
could be an e-newsletter on teen health issues, it
may be a community service health day… to
collecting band-aides for shelters.
• This can be small or large – each site will have a
chance to showcase their work at SCHOLORSHIP
DAY!
Scholarship Day
• Each student will present their research at this formal
event. It may be individually, it may be on teams…
• Awards will be handed out to top presentations.
• Each project will either be presented orally or as a
poster.
• This will be in MAY and will be the “year” culminating
event for HPAC. It will be held at NEOMED.
• This Year Bio-Med Science Academy will be the Host
(Each partner school will have the opportunity to be
the HOST).
• Games and socializations will be a part of the event.
HPAC Regional Events
• Year one will provide the kick off event, the
scholarship day and invite all HPAC students to
“special events” during the course of the year.
• Any site is welcome to hold an HPAC event.
The partnership committee will help plan and
support events at any site.
Parent Piece
• HPAC will provide a portal for parents to learn
about opportunities for their child and find
ways for themselves to become engaged.
• Parents will also be invited to receive a parent
e-newsletter.
Your IDEAS
• PLEASE think of things!
• HPAC is the connection of multiple groups
interested in health professional
opportunities, education or careers.
• HPAC belongs to everyone and can only grow
to be as successful as each member
participates in the process.
Example Sites
• SITE A
• They may choose to do a smattering of things
from the options…
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Dual Enrollment classes
Community Action Program
Kick of and Scholarship Day
Research Projects
E-posts
Signature project: “HEALTH FAIR”
E-portfolios
HPAC will Give your site…
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E-Commons
ACT Support
PSEOP/Dual Credit Support
Scholarship Day
Connection to all the sites
Community Action/Grant Program Support
Tech Support for staff/faculty
Mentorship
Internship Connection
Summer Program Connections
Certification for Participating
Yearly Process
• 2012-2013 HPACs will be invited to
participate.
• 2013 Open applications will begin in 2013
March for the 2014 School Year.
• All sites that have been invited to HPAC will be
expected to complete the general “electronic”
update forms and participate in the
mandatory regional events.
Thank you!!!
• Questions?
• Gina Weisblat 1-(330)-325-6766 or
[email protected]
• Gloria Dunnivan 330-672-3743
• [email protected]

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