NODA Internship Learning Contract

Posted on August 8, 2008. Filed under: NODA Internship |

Learning Contract for NODA Internship 08′ at San Jose State University

Department: Student Involvement, Orientation and Transition (OAT) and Academic Advising and Retention Services

The experiences I hope to have and competencies I hope to gain during this internship include:

1. Knowledge of Higher Education and Student Affairs

  • a. Goals, trends and key issues related to the future of the student affairs profession (in particular those of orientation, first-year programs and retention)

2. Student Development in Higher Education

  • a. Transitional issues faced by students before their tenure at San Jose State
  • b. How the OAT team along with Academic Advising address the needs of a diverse student body including, but not limited to age, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, race and ethnicity, language, nationality, religion or spirituality, sexual orientation, ability and preparedness
  • c. How specific student development theories are incorporated into OAT and advising procedures

3. Leadership

  • a. Fiscal resource and budget development
  • b. Supervising and evaluating orientation leader performance
  • c. Help plan and facilitate staff training and meetings
  • d. Legal issues critical in guiding and influencing practice
  • e. Campus climate issues and how they affect OAT programming

4. Multicultural Awareness

  • a. Ways in which OAT challenges and supports individuals and groups (orientation leaders and first-year students) to maximize multicultural sensitivity.

5. Program Planning

  • a. Oversee implementation of all advising and registration aspects of Orientation
  • b. Assist in preparation for Transfer Information Program
  • c. Market program appropriately
  • d. Evaluate the effectiveness of the program

6. Individual, Group, and Organization Communication

  • a. Positively manage, develop and engage in working relationships with faculty , staff, and students across functional and institutional boundaries
  • b. Participate in working alliances and teams with a wide ranger of people across cultural boundaries
  • c. Serve as advocate, counselor, and/or advisor to students and student groups
  • d. Manage and/or mediate conflict, crisis, or problematic circumstances

*Progress on meeting these goals and competencies will be recorded in a weekly journal and reflected upon with Emily every other week.


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