What is CARE?
CARE, which stands for Continuous Assessment and Responsive Engagement, is a faculty-led initiative aimed at establishing a systematic process for identifying and supporting struggling students. In other words, CARE represents an Early Alert System at Valencia.
Through the LifeMap Early Alert and Intervention (LFMP 3348) faculty development course, participants learn about Valencia’s early alert approach, which focuses on student and faculty interactions. The course will improve student learning by developing faculty sensitivity to academic and non-academic needs within their classes. Faculty will learn various resources available to support their students’ needs. They will have the opportunity to develop early alert strategies to improve student learning. With increased awareness of student support resources and practice with human-led early alert strategies, faculty will be better equipped to develop responsive approaches to learning within their classes.
LFMP 3348: LifeMap Early Alert and Intervention
Fall 2019 (10 PD Hours)
Location - Online
Date - 10/3/19 to 10/31/19
Spring 2020 – Session 1 (10 PD Hours)
Location - Online
Date - 1/30/20 to 2/27/20
Spring 2020 – Session 2 (10 PD Hours)
Location - Online
Date - 3/23/20 to 4/20/20
- articulate the components of early alert and intervention strategies.
- connect appropriate available resources to students exhibiting academic and non-academic at-risk behaviors.
- integrate the elements necessary to implement and early alert and intervention plan.
Where to CARE
CARE+ Peer Coaching Program
CARE+ is an East Campus program designed to provide students with holistic support through peer coaching. Known as CARE Coaches, our team is comprised of successful Valencia students (current or former) who can help you navigate the challenges that come with being a college student, while providing academic support for courses in math, English, science, and New Student Experience.
Here are some of the ways our CARE Coaches have been helping their peers:
- Understanding course content and faculty expectations
- Improving study skills
- Time management and productivity
- Goal-setting and identifying resources to achieve goals.
- Connections to resources on campus and in the community.
- Developing a growth mindset for success.
- And more…
Click here to watch our video and learn more about the program.
What Students are Saying...
"In the very beginning of the semester, with Biology, I had a difficult time with
the material. The very first exam I failed it. From that point on I went to every
study group and anything "study" related to Biology that our CARE Coach had. I never
failed an exam again after that. At the end of the semester, because of the amount
of information that helped me with this class from our CARE Coach, I ended up not
having to go to group study hardly anymore. I also had a difficult time learning how
to study for Biology. Our CARE Coach helped me understand Biology in a way that improved
my studying strategies." - Biology Student
"The care program has had a significant impact on my academic success through encouragement
and providing resources I was unaware of. The environment provided with care is safe
and reassuring. It is motivating to work with students who have gone through the class
and understand often where it is the students struggle." - Math Student
"I really loved having a CARE coach because I felt part of valencia more than before" - English Composition Student
"Knowing I had someone who would go out of their way to answer any academic questions
I had was great. We were able to speak in person and during that time I explained
my goals and what I would do to achieve them and he was very helpful and provided
me with multiple resources that are available to students that can help me be successful
in school." - NSE Student
Interested in taking a course with a CARE Coach or have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Student Experience (NSE) CARE Coaching
Start Right, one of Valencia's SIx Big Ideas, is based on the idea that success in the initial attempt of a student's first five courses is key to establishing their academic momentum. Knowing the importance of early success, our team of NSE coaches provide support for students enrolled in an SLS 1122 course (currently East Campus only). Beginning as early as orientation, students can take advantage of individual coaching sessions, along with workshops focused on building the competencies and a mindset to be successful in college and beyond.
If you are a Valencia student enrolled in SLS 1122 and looking for a fellow peer to help guide you on your academic journey, look no further than our team of NSE CARE Coaches who are NASPA Certified Peer Educators and receive ongoing training to assist students in many ways, including:
- Assistance with SLS 1122 course content
- Getting involved on campus
- Strengthening study skills
- Building motivation and self-confidence
- Time management
- and more!
Coaches can also connect you to resources in the community and on campus that provide services and support in meeting your essential needs. Interested in taking the next step? No need for an appointment, just stop by the East Campus Learning Support Center in Building 4, Room 112 and ask to meet with an NSE CARE Coach.
Services and Hours (East Campus)
- Walk-in coaching hours (no appointment needed): Monday - Thursday from 9am-6pm.
- By appointment (availability varies by coach): Schedule a coaching session
|Winter Park Campus - Are you attending Winter Park campus and interested in working with a CARE Coach? Email Laura Worrell at email@example.com and visit the Canvas page for more information. You can also submit an online request to meet with a Winter Park CARE Coach. General questions can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.|