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Understand identity and personal history
CSI participants should be able to reflect on dimensions and aspects of their identity, identify key important aspects specifically, and recognize how they came to be aware of those areas as well as the impact it has had on their lives.
Identity as student at a predominantly white institution
Recognize how their identity impacts their experience at a predominantly white institution of higher education, as well as acquire tools to use in order to navigate successfully through their schooling.
Interpret expectations to gain a better understanding of what is expected of them and how it can be delivered. Expectations may be communicated in a variety of ways, making the interpretation of them particularly difficult. Demonstrate ability to ask for clarity when needed.
Learn about communication and the different forms communication can take. Reflect on the impact of culture on forms and styles of communication. Often times learning to communicate involves proactively seeking understanding and seeking relationship across cultural boundaries. This can mean both macro (large in scale) and micro (small) level cultures.
Developing supportive relationships
Understand what supportive relationships look like and how to create these relationships. Supportive relationships may look different for each individual and thus this outcome involves self reflection – they must explore these relationships in terms of personal support, academic support and support in other areas of their life.
Practice and gain experience in prioritizing and managing various time commitments simultaneously. Use tools to manage their time commitments including calendars, planners and other scheduling tools.
Understanding and interpreting leadership
Learn about specific concepts of leadership including theories and styles. Observe different styles of leadership in supervisors, mentors and in other contexts.
Leadership skills and goal setting
Gain practice and experience in exploring their own personal leadership qualities and developing leadership skills. Recognize their leadership style, what they do well as a leader, and ways to develop those skills. Demonstrate practical and tangible goal setting, including the identification of personal, academic and social goals. Examine the accomplishments needed to reach those goals and understand what knowledge skills and abilities get you where you want to go.
Pathways – developing leadership opportunities
Explore potential leadership pathways in the OSU community and beyond. Employ current positions, relationships and resources in this process. Identify steps needs for pursuing these leadership development opportunities.
Offices and departments on campus
Recognize offices and departments as resources available on campus. Demonstrate ability to (a) identify the need to use resources (yourself or a friend),(b) find applicable and available resources, and (c) talk about how to access them when needed.
People and mentors as resources
Recognize people and mentors as resources available on campus. Demonstrate knowledge of how to identify people and mentors as resources and cultivate these relationships.
Financial Management skills and resources
Gain information and knowledge about financial issues relevant to navigating academic career including bank accounts, school accounts, financial aid, internships, loans, debt, and scholarships. Develop financial skills for managing money on a budget and reducing debt accumulation.
Develop skills and academic strategies that promote academic success. Use a number of different tools and resources in order to reach that goal.