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TRiO Student Support Services (Dunwoody) "A Better Way Forward"

Perimeter College

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Johnson, Ira
ijohnson15@gsu.ed
770-274-5233

Address
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Campus
Dunwoody

Funding

US Department of Education (ED)

Overview

The TRiO Student Support Services Program (Dunwoody) is an academic support program specifically designed to support participants who are first generation, low income and/or are registered with disability services. The goal of the program is to support students by providing such services as: tutoring, success coaching, academic behavior workshops, connecting students to college resources such as such as financial assistance, scholarships and other hurdles to college progression and retention.

Benefits

There are a plethora of benefits for our program in addition to our program services of tutoring, success coaching, academic advisement and academic behavior workshop. Additional benefits are the use and access to free computer and calculator checkout, free printing, basic school supplies (scantrons, paper, pens, pencils) career counseling, college transfer preparation/goal setting, travel opportunities, scholarships and leadership development. There is also opportunity for students to be trained and receive a professional certification as a mentor / subject area tutor. This training allows our two year students to have the opportunity to gain an actual credential during their matriculation at GSU-PC, thus adding to the development of their resume and marketability, with regard to career readiness.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management, Communication, Computer & Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Library Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Professional, Social Sciences

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Ability/Disability, First Generation, Other, Low Income

Race/Ethnic Group
American Indian, Asian, Black, Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming, Gender, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/31/2020

Number Served
101-500

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

We consistently provide a wide variety of workshops for students to enhance their academic behaviors to help ensure higher levels of progression and retention. Moreover, we provide TRiO Progress reports each semester to ensure a deeper instructional scaffold is available to some of our more at risk./undeserved student population. This is provided in addition to the universities efforts with Early Alert.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

There are annual required workshops and training that each staff member must attend. This provides ample opportunity to constantly address professional growth and the implementation of best practices.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Our program constantly provides workshops, student round tables, college tours, cultural trips, mentor-ship opportunities and award ceremonies. These various aspects of programming allow students to be both motivated and enraged through out their college experience.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols),Personalized counseling services

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation Methods

annual performance report

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, completion of a course(s),increasing academic skill area (s),earning a degree

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/31/2020

Number Served
101-500

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

We consistently provide a wide variety of workshops for students to enhance their academic behaviors to help ensure higher levels of progression and retention. Moreover, we provide TRiO Progress reports each semester to ensure a deeper instructional scaffold is available to some of our more at risk./undeserved student population. This is provided in addition to the universities efforts with Early Alert.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

There are annual required workshops and training that each staff member must attend. This provides ample opportunity to constantly address professional growth and the implementation of best practices.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Our program constantly provides workshops, student round tables, college tours, cultural trips, mentor-ship opportunities and award ceremonies. These various aspects of programming allow students to be both motivated and enraged through out their college experience.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols),Personalized counseling services

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

annual performance report

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, completion of a course(s),increasing academic skill area (s),earning a degree