Learning Outcomes Summary
At the conclusion of the Fall Peers in PRIDE (PIP) mentoring program, mentees will be able to identify:
- 2 ways they can practice self-care (e.g. physical, emotional, and/or spiritual).
- 2 ways they can be good listeners.
- 3 modalities of non-verbal communication as measured by Direct Measures: pre and post-tests, essays and behavioral observations during focus groups.
From the PIP seminar course, pre and post -tests are administered to gather specific data on workshops and skill building exercises. Participants are also assigned an essay at the end of the semester to find out what they feel they attained from the program and an end-of-the -year wrap-up (similar to a focus group activity) for these students to voice how they feel the program impacted them and what they had learned in the process.
The analysis of the Peers In PRIDE mentor pre/post and mentor program evaluation for the spring includeds:
- Pre-assessment surveys which conducted during our spring retreat
- Post assessment surveys which conducted at our final meeting session
- Program evaluations conducted and a final reflection paper also collected at the final meeting session.
Findings: Outcomes met.
The mentors found the peer counseling seminar sessions most helpful and could identify ways in which they can be good listeners and surfaced non-verbal communications such as reflecting emotions and paraphrasing. They could also articulate self-care practices, the most frequently identified of which were working out/exercise and spending time with friends.
The team determined that there are possibly too many data points attempted to be measured. Even though the team was not able to gain as much perspective as anticipated from the pre/post text analysis, there appears to be enough data to conclude the program has been successful in its goals of student learning, I. e., teaching mentors how to practice self-care, become stronger listeners, and understand non-verbal communication. After an analysis of our pre/post-tests, the team also highlighted some needed survey revisions for the coming year.
Learning Outcomes Plans
Follow up with participants of the Leading with PRIDE retreat to identify skills applied to campus interactions. How did the experience contribute to:
- feeling of connectedness to the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
- becoming more involved with the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
- identifying and following through with a campus leadership goal.