NC Community College System Minority Male Mentoring Action Plan by iqm86975

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									  NC Community College System
     Minority Male Mentoring
            Action Plan
           Wednesday, April 9, 2008
            10:45 AM – 12:00 Noon
               Empire Ballroom

         2008 Minority Male Mentoring
                  Conference
  Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center



Division of Academic and Student Services
             Presenters

           Dr. Kim Luckes
     Provost and Vice President for
            Academic Affairs
                 and
          Ms. Debra Fields
  AVP for Institutional Effectiveness and
               Planning/CIO


    Saint Augustine’s College

Division of Academic and Student Services
               Strategic Plan
            Mission Statement:

    The Minority Male Mentoring Program
 was developed to increase the graduation
 and retention rates among minority males
   in North Carolina Community Colleges
           and other institutions.




Division of Academic and Student Services
                     Stage I
         Identification of SWOT:
         Strengths, Weaknesses,
        Opportunities and Threats
  Personal Factors:
    –   Knowledge, beliefs, skills, education and
        training, cultural norms and practices, social
        status, age

    Environment Factors:
    -Social Support, available resources and
       services, barriers (including financial,
        physical and communication), social
        approval, policies, living conditions

Division of Academic and Student Services
               Strengths
  • Awareness Programs/Testimonials of Impact
  • Community Collaboration
    (Internal/External), programs
  • Open Door Policy, Cost of Community
    Colleges, Small Class Sizes, Financial
    Support, Resources for Non-Traditional
    Students
  • Develops leadership skills for students and
    provides professional development
    opportunities for mentors




Division of Academic and Student Services
               Strengths
  • Knowledge of resources for procedures
    (Internet/Books)
  • Lectures, Speakers, Seminars
  • New medical advances in technology,
    Thinking out of the box to educate minority
    males about health issues
  • Opportunity to model excellent behavior
  • Academic Support, Personalized Tutoring,
    Access to Resources and Student-Centered
    Teaching/Learning




Division of Academic and Student Services
                Strengths
  • Provides an opportunity for socialization
    with male role models and networking
  • Student Support Services Programs are in
    place to support the established mission of
    the Minority Male Mentoring Program
  • Support from Faculty, Staff, &
    Administration




Division of Academic and Student Services
             Weaknesses
  •   Financial Limitations & Resources – lack of
      understanding of process
  •   Lack of academic advising, Athletic
      Programs, Community Involvement,
      Cultural Understanding
  •   Lack of Creativity among Faculty
      (Learning Styles), Teacher Involvement &
      Engagement
  •   Lack of institutional support (Learning
      styles, Rigor, Empathy, Culturally
      accepted curricular, insufficient financial
      support, criminal offensives, lack of time,
      redefine “minority”


Division of Academic and Student Services
             Weaknesses
  •   Lack of Involvement – not sharing
      information, knowledge, & resources
  •   Lack of Spirituality (non-denominational),
      lack of encouragement and not starting
      model behavior early enough
  •   Lack of Transportation/Reliability of
      Transportation
  •   Limited relationship building
      (Faculty/Students) and lack of support
      and collaboration




Division of Academic and Student Services
             Weaknesses
  • Mental Health (PTSS, Substance Use, Low
    Self-Esteem) - Clinical
    stigmas/Discrimination
  • Not going to the doctor/Fear/Lack of
    Insurance/Procedure Titles
  • Projecting a sense of entitlement/pride, not
    showing vulnerability/weakness
  • Procrastination, Lack of Internal Motivation
    and Confidence




Division of Academic and Student Services
            Opportunities
  •   Increase Mentoring (Mentors sharing
      stories/testimonials)
  •   Attending a health presentation by the
      health departments/Support and promote
      annual physicals/Support minorities into
      health careers
  •   Opportunities for Life-Long Learning
      through College Transfer
  •   Community & Institutional resources
      (tutoring, dual-enrollment




Division of Academic and Student Services
            Opportunities
  •   Expansion of Program Offerings/Increase
      in Graduation Rates
  •   Forum about the legal system and
      healthcare
  •   Increasing Partnerships in the Community
      (ex. Workforce- Employer/Employee
      Connection, High Schools, etc.)
  •   Inter/Intrapersonal growth and
      development of new skills




Division of Academic and Student Services
            Opportunities
  • Networking/Social Support
  • Opportunity for leadership
  • Strategic recruiting
  • Tours of Colleges and
    Companies/Businesses, Internship
    Opportunities/Resume Building and
    Interview Skill Development




Division of Academic and Student Services
                 Threats
  •   Being Outcast – no longer belonging or
      fitting in with family/peer groups once
      educated
  •   Failure of institutions and community
      agencies to adapt/System not user
      friendly (unable to navigate)
  •   Gangs, Drugs, Criminal Activity, Peer
      Pressure, Competition with the "Streets"
  •   Home-life, Parenting, Family,
      Deconstruction of Family, and External
      College Environment



Division of Academic and Student Services
                 Threats
  •   Lack of access or opportunity due to
      criminal records/legal system
  •   Lack of Accountability – not taking
      responsibility for your own success
  •   Lack of Experienced Faculty/Innovative
      Teaching Techniques
  •   Lack of Self-Confidence/Self-Esteem




Division of Academic and Student Services
                 Threats
  • Lack of qualified workforce
  • Loss of funding
  • No sustainability plan
  • Stereotypes/Preconceived Notions/Media
    Portrayals/Racial Profiling
  • Unfamiliar Setting – rejection within the
    environment/community




Division of Academic and Student Services
          Stage II:
   Construction of the Action
             Plan
  Goals/Objectives

     Characteristics
    –   Specific
    –   Measurable
    –   Achievable
    –   Relevant
    –   Timed
    –   Challenging

Division of Academic and Student Services
        Goals/Objectives
  Objectives explain how much of what
   will be accomplished by when.

  Objectives are specific, measurable
   results of the initiative.




Division of Academic and Student Services
               Strategies
  Criteria for developing strategies

  •   Give overall direction
  •   Fit resources and opportunities
  •   Minimize resistance and barriers
  •   Reach those affected
  •   Advance the mission


Division of Academic and Student Services
       Identification of Action
        Steps for Strategies
  •   What actions or changes will occur?
  •   Who will carry it out?
  •   By when (for how long)?
  •   What resources are needed?
  •   Communication (who should know
      what)?



Division of Academic and Student Services
      Goals/Objectives and
           Strategies
  Goal/Objective: To inform 150 minority
     churches across the state of North
     Carolina of the widespread problem of
     the retention/graduation rate of minority
     males in educational institutions by
     December 2008.

  Strategy: Identify a person in 150
      congregations across the state of North
      Carolina in 2008 to represent minority
      male mentoring.

Division of Academic and Student Services
               Action Plan
  •   Action or change to occur? Each minority male
      mentoring program on a community college
      campus will designate an advisor to
      communicate to the congregation and
      community.
  •   Who will carry it out? Pastors.
  •   By when (for how long)? September 15, 2008.
  •   What resources are needed? Information
      packets, email accounts, address of entity,
      community colleges.
  •   Communication (who should know what)?
      Pastors, Youth Leaders, Christian Education
      Leaders, Scout Leaders, Parents,
      Sororities/Fraternities.

Division of Academic and Student Services
               Evaluation
  • Review the action plan at regular intervals
  • Does the action plan reflect the current
    work?
  • Is it flexible enough to respond to changes
    in the community, schools, organizations
    and agencies that have not been
    anticipated?
  • Does the action plan continue to meet the
    mission and objectives.


Division of Academic and Student Services

								
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