Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.69 / 5.00 Maggie Peake
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
717

Program name (1st program) :
Bridges Out of Poverty (Professional Development Intervention Team)

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
243

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

While everyone from the college is invited, this program seeks faculty/staff who are motivated to engage and learn about processes that can support students from poverty. Identify faculty/staff to invite to extended study of under-resourced students.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

“Bridges Book Talks”
Study Group consisting of Achieving the Dream Intervention Team representatives (Front Door, First Year Experience, Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), and Math Boot Camp) meet 4 times to discuss assigned sections of the reading, Understanding and Engaging. The group provides Achieving the Dream representatives the Bridges perspective/findings to inform work they’re doing in various areas. The book talks include a pre/post assessment.

“Understanding and Engaging Under-resourced College Students Assessment”
This survey assess knowledge about and attitudes toward those in poverty
(Schoolperceptions.com: survey supplied, data collected, tabulated and comparisons made with later post-seminar assessment).

“Daylong Seminar: Understanding and Engaging Under-resourced College Students” with Bethanie Tucker
The seminar gives perspective on generational poverty and the resources that have an effect on people’s lives. A deeper understanding of the challenges- and strengths - that students from poverty bring to college will help faculty, staff, and administration begin to understand the conditions that make success for these students achievable. The text is derived from Bridges out of Poverty but customized for higher education.

Bellarmine Poverty Simulation
This poverty simulation, conducted by Bellarmine University, is an intense, 3-hour simulation that acquaints participants with daily life and the skills needed to live in the poverty class.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Bridges Out of Poverty Program is supported by the Professional Development Intervention Team and Achieving the Dream Intervention Team representatives: Front Door, First Year Experience, Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), and Math Boot Camp. Staff and faculty members from these groups organize and attend each event and/or assessment.

Related activities under the direction of the President’s Leadership Team include:
• Establish team to create and coordinate “Student Emergency Fund” for students who need personal financial assistance to allow them to stay in school (e.g., car repair, medical bill)
• Establish team to explore and pilot public transportation assistance (bus passes) for UR students


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