Winthrop University: College of Education - Floyd College Readiness Program

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The Dalton and Linda Floyd College Readiness Program

                                        Floyd College Readiness Program

Training Requirements

Floyd College Readiness Leaders Training

CRL training will be conducted through a required one-credit hour course, LEAD 120: Theory and Practice of Mentor Leadership: Floyd College Readiness Leaders. This course will require the CRLs-in-training to spend time in the assigned school observing in the high school’s college readiness classes, meeting high school students/mentees, and designing lessons and activities that support the high school’s college readiness course goals—all part of the CRL training. Students must pass the course with a B- or better to serve as a CRL.

For the 2020-2021 cohort, Floyd CRL Training and the LEAD 120 course will be taught in fall semester on select Wednesday evenings and select Fridays.

Training topics include:

  • The role of peer mentors
  • Peer mentoring do’s and don’ts
  • Professional ethics for peer mentors
  • Boundaries when working with minors
  • Establishing rapport and motivating mentees
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • Preparing to study – organization, class analysis, and time management
  • Campus and community resources and referrals
  • Compliance with the Privacy Act/FERPA
  • College financial aid and admissions
  • Mentee profile: meeting with the school counselor

Last Updated: 6/30/20