We are very pleased and excited to announce the launching of our Foster Youth Ally Training!
Why a Foster Youth Ally Training? More and more foster youth are entering higher education. It is critical to understand what it means to be a current/former foster youth, the impact of their experiences, and ways to support their goals of achieving a 4-year degree.
Who should attend a Foster Youth Ally Training?
- University administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders that work with students that may have experienced foster care or want to learn more about supporting foster youth on our campus
- University administrators, faculty and staff that are interested in being a mentor in the Guardian Scholars Program. Starting Fall 2019, all new mentors MUST have attended a Foster Youth Ally Training before attending a Mentor Training. Two trainings are offered this quarter, 1-2 will be offered in Spring Quarter, 1 training will be offered during the summer.
- University administrators, faculty, and staff that want to become a Friend of the Guardian Scholars Program.
The Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services is excited to announce its second Summer Research Fellowship! Participants will conduct research for 10 weeks (June 24-August 30) under the guidance of a faculty mentor. They will also attend weekly meetings to explore research and pre-grad/law topics, and be paid a stipend. The fellowship will culminate in a symposium where the participants will present their research. The program is intended for students with no research experience who are interested in grad or law school.
This past fall quarter Success Coaching and Learning Strategies launched new and improved workshops, organized into three series: Productivity and Organization, Study Systems, and Life Design. In conjunction with the launch of these new series, students now have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion and social media badge to show evidence of their professional and self-development for any of the the three series.
Are you applying to grad school this year? The Apply-a-Thon is a space to work on graduate school applications, especially the online form. Participants will receive a waiver for the application fee to a UC program of their choice ($105 value). Applications, which include a brief personal statement, are due October 7th.
Click here for more information and the link to apply. Questions can be directed to Dr. Cloe Le-Gall-Scoville.
The Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services (OEOES) is excited to announce the formation of a staff-led journal club: The Student Development and Retention (SDR) Reading Group, co-chaired by OEOES staff Raynell Hamilton and Annalisa Teixeira, with funding through the UC Davis Social Sciences Institute.
The SDR reading group is a collaborative space for scholar-practitioners from various campus centers, services, and programs in Student Life/Student Affairs and beyond to meet and engage with emerging research in the disciplines of college retention, student persistence, and student development. Our focus is to discuss how emerging research can inform both our praxis and scholarship as we support the success of the whole college student. In the spirit of fostering dialogue between faculty and staff, professors and graduate students with shared research interests are encouraged to join.
Want more information? Please write Annalisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formally Advising and Retention Services with the Student Academic Success Center, the Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services is excited to unveil our new website, alongside our recent name change. We are a large collection of centers, programs, and services, and we hope our new site and changes to our unit name help make what we offer campus more navigable and visible to staff, faculty, and students.
Take a look around our new site! We welcome your feedback.