Access & Diversity
Access and Diversity Committee Chairperson
Motlow Participant Partnership Program (MP3)
The Motlow Participant Partnership Program (MP3) is an academic, cultural, and social enrichment program that leads to student success. Participant selection criteria includes: first generation college student, Pell Grant eligible; enrolled in learning support classes, resident of a geographically disadvantaged community, have a disability, member of an underrepresented student population, and non-traditional student. Eligible participants must meet three of the seven criteria. MP3 participants are required to:
- Attend regularly scheduled study hall periods each week for one hour and a half;
- Attend class as scheduled;
- Submit academic progress reports;
- Be prepared for class;
- Conduct themselves as responsible young adults;
- Engage in service learning community projects;
- Assume leadership roles within the Motlow community;
- Learn about cultures and communities beyond their comfort zone;
- Set a completion/graduation goal and systematically work toward it;
- Be encouragers of each other and the program;
- Respect themselves, others, and the College;
- Attend and participate in monthly meeting; and
- Participate in educational, cultural, and personal development field trips, seminars, and trainings.
Program ComponentsFormal Mentoring Program. The goal of the mentoring program is to provide support for the mentee by allowing them to have an opportunity to meet with their mentor to discuss/share successes and concerns as well as areas for improvement. Mentors are required to attend mentoring training which is conducted in the fall semester of each year. Mentors receive notebooks and supplemental materials to support their roles. Training is provided by a professional and credential counselor/mentor, usually someone at the university level. Mentors are carefully selected faculty and staff as well as community leaders. Mentors are required to meet with or have contact with their mentee(s) weekly. Mentors keep informed on mentees academic progress and struggles, hold mentees accountable, and provide the additional support the students need. An MP3 coordinator will secure mentors, match mentors with mentees, and monitor weekly meetings.
- Academic Progress Reports. Each MP3 participant is required to secure an academic progress report from his/her professors and submit the report to their mentor and the academic MP3 coordinator. Unsatisfactory progress areas are immediately addressed and a corrective action plan is put in place.
- Study Hall. Mandatory study hall is a key element in this program. MP3 students are required to attend study hall at least one day per week for one hour and a-half in a controlled and supervised environment.
- Study Groups. Study groups are proven as effective learning communities and are highly encouraged among this student population. Peer tutoring continues to be effective, and the group dynamic adds value to the learning experience. MP3 partners with the Motlow Honors Program to provide additional tutoring to its students. Faculty volunteers provide one-on-one or group tutoring to participants.
Committed to Succeeding
MP3 focuses on the holistic development of its students. The program integrates components of service learning, cultural enrichment, self-efficacy and empowerment. To this end, MP3 reaches the ultimate goal of retaining and graduating its students. The success of MP3 happens because a village is committed.