AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Milwaukee Area Technical College - Just One Mentoring Program

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Milwaukee Area Technical College - Just One Mentoring Program 


Yan Wang 

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Manager, Institutional Research 


Milwaukee Area Technical College 


700 W. State St. 

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(414) 297- 8509 

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Program Description

The program provides mentoring of students by modeling success strategies in the classroom through reading, writing, community learning, time management, and development of social connection to the college. It provides an avenue for suspended students to return to the college.

Indicators of Successful Completion for the Reconsideration of Financial Aid and returning to the college The requirement for reconsideration of student financial aid and readmission to the college after being placed on academic suspension is the successful completion of the Just One Mentoring Program College Reading, Study Skills, and soft skills component. The College Reading and Study Skills include all of the following indicators of success. All indicators must be met before financial aid and re-admission to the college is reconsidered.

• Perfect Attendance (80 Hours) See Attendance Policy
• Maintenance of a daily calendar for time management
• Successful completion of nine (9) homework assignments
• Demonstrate transferable reading and study skills
• Demonstrate appropriate social skills in a learning community
• Contact and meet with student's assigned mentor

Program Services

Mentoring; College Survival Skills; Basic skill reading, English and math. 

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Program Initiated

The program was initiated in November of 2002, when MATC's African-American Faculty and Staff Task Force on African American Student Persistence learned that over 1000 African-American students were on academic suspension or warning.  The program has now been extended to included all suspended students.

Program Funded

The program is funded by the college.

College President and Administrators Involvement

The former president of the college, Dr. Darnell Cole and Vice President of Student Services, Theresa Barry strongly supported this program. They serve as mentors for the program.

Program Success Story

A study conducted by Office of Institutional Research compared Just One Mentoring Program with two other retention efforts offered by the college. The study showed that Just One Mentoring Program has significantly more positive impact on student success after controlling psycho-social factors and other factors.

Some testimonials from program participants:

- Noemi Lugo:"During the past seven weeks, my ability to work, go to school, take care of my father and most importantly be a good wife have been tested. I am learning how to juggle all of my responsibilities, discipline, patience, and courage. I have learned that improving my grades mean consistently producing good work by spending time doing my homework. "

-David A. Brielmaier: "I have grown in many ways over the last seven weeks. I believe I have become more focused on how I am going to accomplish my goals. I
have been more assertive on doing activities in my daily living. I pay more attention to completing work on a process, a schedule that I plan ahead of time. I am more diligent and motivated about getting my work done."

Created at 1/22/2010 3:17 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 2/17/2010 11:55 AM  by KEVIN CHRISTIAN 
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