Teacher Mentoring for Student Success April 3, 2013
Research • “Research overwhelmingly supports the benefits of faculty-student mentor programs.” • Campbell and Campbell research revealed “a higher GPA for mentored students, more units completed per semester, and lower dropout rate.” • DuBois, Holloway, Valentine, Cooper (2002) research indicated positive results when strong relationships are formed, especially for at-risk students.
Why We Are Here Today • Gain your support for a student mentoring process at FCHS • Generate ideas about the format of the process • Determine the next steps for implementation
Next Steps • Use ideas to develop the process • Select coordinator? • Pilot the process this year • Roll out the process next year • Mentor orientation • Student orientation • Semester end or year end activity • Others? • How to divide the students? • Next meeting? (budget)