OASIS Mentor Practicum

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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.

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