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RFS Best Practice Descriptors

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Rutgers Future Scholars Program Integration Best Practice Descriptors High School Graduation in 4 Years
Admission/Enrollment into a competitive post-secondary institution, including Rutgers
6-12 College Credits Earned
Receive Financial Support at any Institution through Aid, Merit, other
No Remediation upon HS Graduation
Enriched Sense of Self Increasing the likelihood of HS completion and 1st Year college success by:

K-12 Integration: Working closely with School Districts to offer "Dual Credit" Courses: At HS or on Campus during SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER MONTHS

How to:
All Scholars by Junior Year Summer to take Accuplacer/Entrance Exam to determine Courses: Basic Comp vs. Expos/Eng 101

Course Progression from "Scholar Only" Section to "Scholar/RU integrated"

Carefully selected courses AND Instructors Academic Enrichment:
Early College Credit Mentoring A readily available Tutoring Program
In collaboration with Schools, local community organization, or Rutgers University unit/dept

Proactive: Utilizing History of Scholar, subject, and Class
Skills deficiency
Homework help
Available: after school or weekends
Upon request vs. constant Tutoring Developing College Aspirations Early and helping students apply to College College Admissions,
Awareness, Experience, and Materials Financial Aid Advising,
Awareness, Support,
Assistance, & Materials Internships
Career Exploration
Community Service Personal Growth
& Development Identify strengths and deficiencies EARLY and provide immediate remediation/support

Collaboration with Schools/Guidance for Information Sharing

Proactive vs. Reactive

Reactive: Tutoring: 3.0 or lower Mandatory

Proactive: Available minimally 2 hours per week (Consider History of Scholar/Grade Level) Academic Preparation AP Seminars Formalized Personal connection Administration
& Support Early Credit Summer Program Each Summer to include following components
Interdisciplinary: Science, Tech, Engineering, Humanities, Arts
Writing & Math

HS Summer Course length=based on Credit hours (Non Credit: minimum 3 Weeks or 15 days) PG Seminars SAT Prep Scholarship
Searches Academic Year focus
on Non-Cognitive Skills that drive success in the classroom. Can Academic Courses be delivered in AY? Systemic Change Knowledge
Sharing AE PG CA FA Through RFS,
where should Scholars be in 5 Years? Essay Assistance
College Visits
Parental Involvement One-on-One, Small group sessions focused on Career Counseling, Social Skills, Cultural Awareness, Co-Curricular Developing the skills to pursue ambitions, understand themselves, become leaders Commitment to Access and Excellence: Relationships, Collecting Data, Evaluations, Cost Effectiveness, Collaborations Look Ma' Top of the World Prepare Scholars for College Level Work through ECC AP FA Workshop Within Summer Core Courses
& Traditional SAT Prep Provider CA Seminars Prepare students for college level work. At a minimum Scholars graduate from HS college-qualified, that is, having taken the correct number and type of courses to "qualify" *Shared Curriculum *identify courses to share curriculum: Writing and Math What type of program are we or should we be? How to: Quarterly Seminars cohort specific (strategically timed interventions) Goal: 6-12 credits How to: Tutoring available weekly on campus, off-campus, thru SKYPE, or at School. Utilizing paid Tutors, Work Study, Volunteers, Credit Seekers, retired teachers, other Identify strengths of Coordinators to become our "resident experts" How to: Create Quarterly Sessions for GROUPS to focus on Community Service, Leadership Development, How to: Collaborate w/RU Units to keep Scholars "On Track" thru utilizing undergraduates. Weekly or Bi Weekly Sessions in District or on Campus Senior Year Sophomore Junior Pre-HS/8th (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr College Awareness College Access Academic Preparation Academic Enrichment Freshman Career Exploration Critical Thinking STEM Law, Business, Internships Humanities &
Major Related Interest Applications, FAFSA, Scholarships SAT Prep, Tours/Visits, Fin Aid Identity:
What does it mean to be a Scholar? How to: SAT Prep integrated within Summer Writing Courses. And test taking strategy sessions leading up to Junior Year June Exam How to: Quarterly Seminars, curriculum in collaboration with UGA strategically timed interventions Informational Outreach: Primarily information dissemination and advising little or no academic intervention in the way of actual instruction

Career-Based Outreach: Academic, motivational and informational interventions designed around a students' career aspirations and intended to link those aspirations with college majors

Academic Support: Instructional services designed to increase student performance in college preparation classes or to improve students' opportunity to enroll in such classes How to: HS Summer programs to be minimally 3 weeks or 15 Days. Each Scholar to be enrolled into a Writing & Math + Interdisciplinary Elective(s). Shared Curriculum across campuses in W&M developed by RU Departments How to: Scholarship Storming;
One Day Research and Application Day (Fall and Spring)

Pre-work: Essays and Research begun in Summer or AY Seminar/Mentoring courses How to: Seniors; FASFA Completion Day or Individualized personal Sessions with FA Advisers. College General not RU specific Senior Year Sophomore Junior Pre-HS/8th CA: College Awareness;
Brand You, Destination College CA: College Access;
"Dream Project" Curriculum
SAT PREP TBD/NWK? AP: Writing Course:
Interdisciplinary: STEM Series (4H, Inventions), Comp & New Media, REACH AE: Expository Writing/Eng 101
Interdisciplinary: Internships, Major Related Freshman Career Exploration Critical Thinking STEM Law, Business, Internships Humanities &
Major Related Interest Applications, FAFSA, Scholarships SAT Prep, Tours/Visits, Fin Aid Identity strategically timed interventions The Best of RFS (example)... Tutoring TBD Personal Growth: RFS Mentoring/NWK TB/M Summary Alignment Efforts, Coordinators will: Make a sincere and conscious effort to align curriculum and programming, where appropriate, with Colleagues. (Strategies will be delivered within the context of the Community and campus resources)
Offer strategically timed interventions that meet the 5 Descriptors of a successful Pre-College Program (FA, CA, PG, AE, AP).
Academic Year: Minimally provide Quarterly Seminars to address Descriptors (a seminar may meet more than one: offered on weekend or weekday, small or large group)
Utilize a shared curriculum when possible. An absolute for Writing and Math Courses,
Strengthen K-12 Partnership to offer Dual-Credit courses
Academic Year: Focus on developing non-Cognitive skills and credit bearing courses (further discussion needed)
Offer 1-2 Scholarship Research and Application Days for Seniors and/or community
Offer Mentoring: Formalized program utilizing shared curriculum (6-8 Hours per month)
Summer HS Program: (1) Offer a sequence of English & Math courses each summer. (2) Offer an interdisciplinary project based course(s) focused on STE,Arts, Humanities, SS, Civic Engagement, Career Exploration/Internship (3)Integrate cultural enrichment trips
Reconfigure HS summer program; hours based on "credit" and minimally 3 weeks in length. (hours for Writing and Math courses TBD and aligned)
Offer a readily available Tutoring Program that is proactive (6-8 hours per/month) and mandatory for those with C average or less in core subjects
Utilize College "Placement" exam to determine appropriate courses for rising Juniors/Seniors. Developmental and Freshman level courses to be offered
Create/Strengthen a Scholar Merit Incentive system to recognize dedication and achievement
Integrate the RU "Portal" into the Seminars/Mentoring Sessions, and where appropriate
SAT Prep integrated in core courses and offer SAT prep Strategy class (New Provider needed?) leading up to the June SAT Exam (Junior Year)
Strengthen commitment to data and evaluation, inter-campus collaboration, professional development Foundation: Scholarship and Leadership College Advising Themes: Academic Preparation Themes Mapping the Journey To be agreed upon:
Varies per campus Financial Aid Advising: *design w/FAO FYI: These are expected areas of alignment Successful Pre-College Descriptor
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