I am in the process of defending a proposal to establish a credit class designed to train what we call Educational Assistants in our program. They are a combination of Mentor and Supplemental Instruction Leaders who are assigned 10 freshmen (family groups) for whom they are responsible for freshmen year. These students register for a common class and have a regularly scheduled family time (2hr block) during which SI is conducted. They also meet for individual tutoring in math,writing, study techniques etc. Social activities are also a part of their family work. If anyone has any recommendations or samples of curriculum/training/syllabi they can share I would greatly appreciate it. In the past the students wre trained over 4-5 full days. I include SI, mentoring, some aspects of student development theory, group dynamics, history of our institution, philosophical framework of our program, socio-economic isues with first generation and underserved populations, ethics and confidentiality, etc. We also support their work throughout the year with weekly workshops and discussions. There are 40 EA's and 4 professional staff who support them. The training is pretty intense with lots of area to cover which is why we would like to spread it out over a semester. This would allow for more in depth learning and discussion as well as lots more practice simulations. Thank you in advance for your help. Miguel Acosta College Enrichment Program University of New Mexico To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.