Vanguard Outcomes

Program Evaluation

The Vanguard program’s values and objectives set the structure for the scholars community. The Vanguards’ feedback, both informally throughout the academic year, and formally every May, help shape the evolution of the program. The data presented here show the May 2019-2021 End-of-Year Survey results.

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Program Objectives

  • Provide a signature student experience that meets the needs of each Vanguard Scholar.
  • Increase sense of belonging and connection on campus.
  • Increase confidence in ability to achieve academic, personal and professional goals.
  • Increase leadership skills.
  • Greater affinity toward Mines.
  • Increase confidence in written and verbal communication.
  • Increase preparedness for working with individuals with diverse social identities.

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Support

 
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Vanguards are supported by a team of campus leaders, faculty mentors and WISEM staff from their first day on campus through the day they cross the stage at Commencement.

Sense of belonging

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The Vanguards have several structured activities throughout each semester designed to help them connect with one another and increase their feelings of belonging on campus and in the community. A sample of group gatherings include: Fall Welcome Weekend, Freshman Success Seminar (CSM101), social outings, group dinners, etc.

Overall experience

 

 

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Impact

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