Destination Student Leaders
WHAT IS A DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER?
A Destination Kent State Student Leader is an undergraduate student that assists with any or all of the Destination Kent State Programs.
WHAT IS DESTINATION KENT STATE?
Destination Kent State is designed to assist students in transitioning successfully to KSU and build a foundation for long-term success. These programs help students make connections with Kent State, each other, their new environment, and focus on academic, personal, and social issues relevant to college life.
Destination Kent State consists of:
Advising and Registration:
Advising and Registration is an overnight, day and a half program that marks the formal beginning of the student’s start at Kent State. Sessions include academic advising, college meetings, introduction & tours of campus, town and services, flashcard ID, Fall class schedule, academic Success workshops, residence hall tours.
Welcome Weekend is a three-day orientation program for first-year students immediately preceding the beginning of fall classes. During Welcome Weekend students will learn critical information that can be applied “just-in-time” for classes to start. In addition many social activities are available where they can meet new friends and develop pride in being a Kent State student.
First Year Experience Course:
The one credit hour required course for all first-year students designed and delivered by the student’s college.
WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADERS?
1.Advising and Registration Flash Guide Facilitate the advising and registration program which takes place in June, and July. This program will consist of daytime and overnight responsibilities. Flash Guides are responsible for welcoming and introducing students to the University. Flash Guides will present programs that welcome parents and new students, escort students to and from programming, and facilitate icebreaker activities with students.
2. Welcome Weekend Staffing Present and/or facilitate Welcome Weekend programming which will take place the weekend before school begins in the fall. Mentor an assigned group of students from the First-Year course.
3. FYE Course Student Success Leader Help with getting information to the first-year students and facilitate gatherings and/or one-on-one mentoring meetings. In some cases, the Student Success Leader will present topics to the first year students in the class and/or serve as a teaching assistant. Student Success Leaders assist with staffing Welcome Weekend events.
4. Kupita/Transiciones Peer Mentor Help with facilitating move-in, registration, daily programming and activities for first-tear students. Mentor an assigned group of students designated by major and/or college.
5. Other Opportunities:
-Facilitate a summer reading book discussion during Welcome Weekend.
-Serve as a presenter for the Student Success Series, which introduces topical information important to first year students.
-Volunteer for other Destination Kent State Programs and Initiatives throughout the year.
- Further multi-tiered leadership opportunities.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF BEING A DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER?
• In some roles, students will earn academic credit and/or earn a summer stipend
• Acquire resume credentials
• Develop avenues for networking
• Network with peers engaged in a common experience
• Develop close working relationships with faculty and staff
• Become part of the student leadership within the University
• Impact future Kent State students
• Expand and refine interpersonal skills
• Learn how to motivate others
• Develop self-discipline and responsibility
• Develop friendships
• Learn to work as a team member
HOW DO YOU BECOME A DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER?
To become eligible to be a Destination Kent State Student Leader or Kupita/Transiciones Peer Mentor undergraduate students must enroll in and successfully complete the training course offered in the Spring semester. Students must be at least a second semester freshman at the start of the Spring Semester Training Course and have passed the US10097 Destination Kent State FYE Course. Students of any major are welcome. Students will select and register for a section of the Destination Kent State: Student Leader Training Course, US 20201 via FlashLine. The successful completion of the Student Training course does not automatically guarantee selection as a Student Success Leader, Welcome Weekend Staff, Mentor Flash Guide or as a Kupita/Transiciones Peer. Applications, Interviews and/or a Pairing Process will occur during the semester.
Spring 2013 US 20201: DKS Student Leader Training Classes
Sec/CRN Days Times
001/18474 M&W 11:00am-11:50am
002/18475 M&W 12:05pm-12:55pm
003/18476 M&W 1:10pm-2:00pm
004/18477 M&W 2:15pm-3:05pm
005/18478 M&W 3:20pm-4:10pm
006/18479 M&W 4:25pm-5:15pm
007/18480 T&R 11:00am-11:50am
008/18481 T&R 12:05pm-12:55pm
WHAT IS THE DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT TRAINING COURSE?
The two credit hour s/u graded Student Training course begins the week of January 9, lasts twelve weeks, and concludes during the week of April 2. Included are three mandatory Saturday sessions that meet on January 21st, January 28th, and March 31st.
Students will develop a solid foundation in
• DESTINATION KENT STATE programs and Student Multicultural Center Programs;
• Kent State University programs, resources, policies and procedures;
• First-year student transition issues;
• Characteristics of Kent State Students and diverse student populations,
• Roles and responsibilities of student leaders;
• Skills and techniques for effective communication, leadership, professional ethics, and conflict resolution;
• College success methods and strategies for first-year students;
• Facilitation, presentation, and processing skills
Here is a link to the video our trainers and trainees created last semester! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPWSv0AAlyY&feature=related
This is what our Flash Guides do in their (very little) spare time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeFW1fr74QE&feature=related
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to contact Meghan Cisar in the Office of Student Success Programs if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Shana Lee in the Student Multicultural Center for Kupita/Transiciones programs at email@example.com