Program Components

Program Components

Assessment and Planning Period

  • Step 1. Pre-Assessment form
  • Step 2: Initial Meeting- Interview
  • Step 3: SAM form

Implementation Period

  • Step 4: Developmental Modules
  • Step 5: Mentorship

Evaluation and Follow up Period

  • Step 6: Reflection form
  • Step 7: Post-Assessment form
 

Assessment and Planning Period

  • Step 1. Pre-Assessment form
  • Step 2: Initial Meeting- Interview

Step 1 and 2 constitute the assessment and planning portion of the PASS program. Initially, students will receive an email notifying them of their current academic status and their participation in the PASS program. In the same email, students will be directed to complete the Pre-Assessment form before the deadline and a prompt asking to schedule the Initial Meeting – Interview.

During the Initial Meeting - Interview, students will receive a folder containing all the steps of the program, copies of the PASS forms, and other resources such as additional information on Mason resources, contact information for academic advisors, and a detailed calendar with timeframes in which they need to complete each step and with important dates. This folder, along with the Blackboard organization, will direct students throughout the program.

Students and PASS mentors will review the Pre-Assessment results, they will identify developmental modules (2 to 5 modules approximately) to complete in worksheets, and they will prepare and sign the Academic Success Contract. The interview will essentially help to understand the unique style of each student and the best tools for the students to maximize their chances of success. Students commit to one or more in-person sessions depending on the dimensions to be developed in agreement with the PASS mentor. 

During the Initial Meeting, the student and PASS mentor will also talk about the Student Advising Meeting (SAM) form . To complete the SAM form, students must meet with their academic advisor (different from PASS Mentor or Peer Student Success Coach) prior to the final drop deadline.

IMPORTANT: There are two different enrollment holds that can be placed on a student’s account upon failure to comply with the requirements of the PASS program according to their classification. Please refer to the “PASS Holds” section in this document for further information.

  • Step 3: SAM form

Students will meet with their academic advisor to complete the SAM form. They will also have the opportunity to meet with a PASS mentor in CHSS UAA in the event they are not able to meet with the academic advisor by the form’s stated deadline.

Implementation Period

  • Step 4: Developmental Modules

Students work with their PASS mentor or Peer Student Success Coach (PSSC) on one or two modules per session. Each module should be covered in a 30 minute workshop. Students can complete more modules on their own if needed via the Bb organization.

  • Step 5: Mentorship

(For Mandatory PASS students only. This section is implemented in partnership with PSSC-UL)

Mandatory PASS students are required to meet in person at least one time with a Peer Student Success Coach (PSSC) from University Life (UL). This is with the intention to further support their completion of Step 4: Developmental Modules:

Students will be contacted by their assigned PSSC after the first day of classes.

IMPORTANT: There are two different enrollment holds that can be placed on a student’s account upon failure to comply with the requirements of the PASS program according to their classification. Please refer to the “PASS Holds” section in this document for further information.

 

Evaluation and Follow up Period

  • Step 6: Reflection form

At the end of the semester, students and PASS mentors will review the Academic Success Contract and the Action Plan to identify which areas were successfully completed and which others need further development. Both the student and PASS mentor will determine if another meeting is required for this step or not.

  • Step 7: Post-Assessment form

Students will complete the Post-Assessment form as the last requirement to receive the PASS certificate of completion. A link for this form will be available in Blackboard. Pre-Assessment and Post-Assessment forms contain the same scales based on the 16 developmental modules.

IMPORTANT: There are two different enrollment holds that can be placed on a student’s account upon failure to comply with the requirements of the PASS program according to their classification. Please refer to the “PASS Holds” section in this document for further information.
 

 

PASS Forms

Regardless of the modules each individual student needs to complete, all PASS students are required to use the six following forms:

  • Pre-Assessment (During Step 1: Pre-Assessment form)
  • Academic Success Contract (During Step 2: Initial Meeting – Interview)
  • SAM form (During Step 3: SAM Form)
  • Module Worksheet (During Step 4: Developmental Modules and Step 5: Mentorship)
  • Reflection (During Step 6: Reflection Form)
  • Post-Assessment (During Step 7: Post-Assessment form)

 

PASS Developmental Modules

Based on data from previous semesters, the UAA office has identified 16 factors playing a defining role in academic and personal success for undergraduate students in CHSS. Each individual student possesses stronger competence in some factors, whereas some other factors need to be improved.

After completing the Pre-Assessment form and during the Initial Meeting-Interview, both student and PASS mentor will identify which of the 16 modules will be prioritized throughout the semester.

The developmental modules are:

  1. Mindset
  2. Persistence
  3. Optimism
  4. Motivation
  5. Sense of Belonging
  6. Self-Efficacy
  7. Planning and Organizational Skills
  8. Communication Skills
  9. Academic Advising and Degree Success
  10. Awareness Of Resources
  11. Support Network
  12. Career Goals
  13. Learning Skills
  14. Time Management
  15. Student Transition
  16. Well-Being

Students will work on their selected modules during in-person sessions with PASS mentors, or via the Blackboard organization. This work constitutes Step 4: Developmental Modules.