The College Reading
Skills Program began mentoring services in Fall 2001. It has proven to
be a positive experience for both mentors and mentees.
CRSP provides two
types of mentoring sessions: professional and peer. The professional mentoring
session is held once per quarter. In this session, students join a discussion
that is conducted by a professional staff member from an office on campus.
The mentors present on different subject topics such as financial aid,
stress and time management, cultural centers or graduate school. Students
can also participate in peer mentoring during their sessions with their
tutor/mentor. The topic of discussion can be one that was presented at
the group mentoring session or a topic that the student requests.
In Fall 2008, CRSP instituted structured peer mentoring workshops, featuring topics such as financial planning, library resources, time and stress management, and campus cultural centers and related resources.
The purpose of either
type of session is to provide the mentees with useful information and
personal advising. The intention is to enable students to make a connection
with the campus and to broaden their knowledge of the opportunities and
resources that are available to them at Cal Poly Pomona.
Reading Skills Program (CRSP) is dedicated to the academic success and
persistence of first generation, low-income, and/or disabled - Cal Poly
Pomona students. A student-centered approach is the programs foundation
for understanding and serving the diverse needs of its students. Each
student is given individualized attention from administrative staff and
peer mentors to encourage progress in her/his personal and academic development.
By participating in CRSP mentoring services, students can become better
informed of campus resources. CRSPs mentoring services are performed
with integrity, understanding, and a desire to assist and support CRSP
goal of the program is to provide academic and personal support to CRSP
students so they may persist at the University and graduate in a timely
manner. The programs mentoring component is one means toward achieving
this goal. It is intended to serve as an invaluable experience for both
mentors and mentees. Mentors guide their mentees in successfully navigating
their way toward accomplishing intended educational goals. Such navigation
includes increasing mentees awareness of CPP policies, procedures,
and resources that affect their academic progress. It also includes heightening
mentees consciousness of the values associated with participating
in the diverse social and extra-curricular opportunities offered by various
CPP departments and organizations. Effective mentor/mentee relationships
allow mentees to develop a connection with the university and its resources.
This connection is vital to all students academic success.