Name of Engagement

Centennial Scholars Program Graduate Assistants in '15-'16

Contact Information

Centennial Scholars Program

Contact Details

centscholars@jmu.edu

Description

The graduate students are a vital component of the mission of CSP because they are on the front lines connecting (mentoring) the undergraduate centennials. Creating a supportive environment for them to assimilate to the JMU environment and community. All GA mentors (100%) hold weekly small group meetings. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of GA mentors contact their mentees in person, group meet, phone text, etc. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of GA Mentors meet with mentees one-on-one Ninety-three percent (93%) of GA Mentors keep their mentees informed of events and resources on campus. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of centennials feel that their GA Mentor is approachable and accessible. Ninety-three percent (93%) of centennials feel comfortable going to their GA Mentor for a personal problem. Ninety-six percent (96%) of centennials feel comfortable going to their GA Mentor for an academic problem. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of centennials feel that their GA Mentor is a good role model. Over fifty percent (50%) of centennials feel that their Mentor is compassionate All these factors assist centennials in feeling comfortable, supported and listed to which aids in student retention and well-being

Involvement

Involves Students

Scope

JMU Only

Date

Academic Year AY '15-'16

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement

Format

Student Organization

On/Off campus

On campus

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