OASIS Mentor Practicum A Transformational Process of Personal Growth & Peer Support Presenters Antoinette Nagai, Coordinator/Counselor Academic Transition Program & Summer Bridge Whitney Liera, Academic Transition Counselor Spring 2011 Mentor Practicum Student Jessica Lopez, Academic Transition Counselor Winter 2009 Mentor Practicum Student Sashieana Scott, Student Coordinator Winter 2010 Mentor Practicum Student OASIS Mentor Practicum Mandatory EDS 116 & Mentor Practicum Academic Transition Counselors (ATCs) for OASIS Summer Bridge/ATP Process: apply for mentor practicum & interview to screen for readiness After satisfactory completion of EDS 116 & Mentor Practicum, apply for job OASIS Mentor Practicum Encourage students to think critically & question belief systems, while still honoring home cultures & identities Curriculum: • Understanding oppression through the lens of Harro’s Cycle of Socialization (Readings for Diversity & Social Justice) • Racism, classism, multiracial perspectives, LGBTQIA perspectives, sexism, & ableism • Developing strategies for social change & promoting Harro’s Cycle of Liberation (Readings for Diversity & Social Justice) Before helping others, important to understand & help yourself first OASIS Mentor Practicum Activities • Group dialogue facilitations • Check ins • Special guest presentations • Triads • Group maintenance • Fishbowls Cycle of Socialization Cycle of Liberation Academic Transition Counselors Foundation of Summer Bridge Residential Life Key players in retention & development of Summer Bridge/ATP students (freshmen from low-income, 1st gen, HURM backgrounds) Facilitate academic & sociocultural adjustment of UCSD underrepresented students • 1:1 peer counseling conferences • Facilitating group meetings & discussions • Ensuring development of strong support network Transformational Learning of Student Staff ATCs’ experiences during mentor program & working as a peer mentor • Whitney Liera, 5th year, Revelle College; Psychology Major & Ethnic Studies Minor • Jessica Lopez, 5th year, Marshall College; Psychology & Ethnic Studies Double Major • Sashieana Scott, 4th year, Marshall College; Human Development Major References Harro, B. (2000). The cycle of liberation. In M. Adams, W.J. Blumenfeld, R. Castaneda, H.W. Hackman, M.L. Peters, and X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (1st edition, pp. 463-469). New York, NY: Routledge. Harro, B. (2000). The cycle of socialization. In M. Adams, W.J. Blumenfeld, R. Castaneda, H.W. Hackman, M.L. Peters, and X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (1st edition, pp. 15-21). New York, NY: Routledge.