Read the following information to learn more about the requirements and responsibilities for students who participate in the Foothill College Pass the Torch Program. All students who participate in the program work hard and are expected to be responsible, have integrity, meet deadlines and plan accordingly. Once selected to participate in the program, your academic progress is monitored. Failure to meet the program obligations outlined below will result in removal from the program.
There are two types of students -leaders and members- who participate in the innovative Pass the Torch peer-study program:
To participate in the program, all students must meet and maintain the following criteria. If you are a leader, you're required to:
If you are a member, you're required to:
Which core courses are supported by the Pass the Torch Program?
Currently, Foothill College courses that are supported by the Pass the Torch peer-study program include:
What questions will be answered at orientation?In addition to meeting program staff, you can expect answers to questions such as the following at the one-hour orientation session:
What are Pass the Torch study teams?
Study teams are comprised of two students: one student is the leader and the other student is the member. The two-person team is matched by Pass the Torch staff. The team meets for the entire quarter and works together in the specific subject in which the member is enrolled. Pass the Torch staff may offer assistance to working teams.
What is the difference between the leader and the member?
The leader is a student who has completed the core course at Foothill College and earned a grade of A grade and/or has been recommended by the core instructor. You may qualify to be a mathematics leader if you're currently enrolled in a higher-level mathematics course and have successfully completed the Pass the Torch MATH 101, 105 or 200 examinations.
The leader must also complete the mandatory one-unit leader-training course with the subject coordinator/instructor (see training schedule). The leader will reserve a total of three hours per week to participate in the Pass the Torch Program. The leader is paid a stipend for each hour he/she meets in a study team. The member is a student who is currently enrolled in a core class that Pass the Torch supports.
Leader Introduction Meetings for Math & English/ESLL
All New Leaders must attend one.
|First Week of Winter Quarter 2014|
|Wednesday, January 8th||12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Room #6502|
|Thursday, January 9th||1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Room #6502|
Member Introduction: Math & English/ESLL
All New Members must attend one of the following introductions below and enroll in the one-unit CNSL 51: Learning Strategies for College Students course by completing a Instructors Petition to Waive Title 5 Add/Drop Regulations form and turning it in to the Pass the Torch Program Coordinator who will submit it to Admissions and Records.
|Fourth Week of Winter Quarter 2014|
|Monday - January 27th||12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.||Room #6405|
|Tuesday - January 28th||12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.||Room #6201|
|Wednesday - January 29th||8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.||Room #8330|
What are the benefits of being in a Pass the Torch Study Team?
How do I enroll in the CNSL 51 courses?
The Pass the Torch staff will give you a late add form once you are matched into a study team. We will submit it to the Admissions & Records Office it is up to you to go to the Admission & Records office and pay for the unit fee.
Member Training Class are the same hours as the fourth week Member introduction hours (see below).
Class hours are also posted in Pass the Torch (Tutorial Center #3526) and online.
Select one and include it on your Weekly Schedule Form. After signing member contract, it is understood that the member will forfeit early registration if he/she fails to attend class. The instructor's green sheet will explain the assignments that need to be completed to receive a passing grade in the CNSL 51 class.
|Anabel Arreola Trigonis: Member Training Class Instructor|
|Monday||12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.||Room #6405|
|Tuesday||12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.||Room #6201|
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.||Room #8330|
Leaders Hourly Stipend: As long as the leader remains in good standing with the program and meets all requirements spelled out in the contract and code of conduct:
One unit of Math & English/ESLL credit for leaders
Unit of credit and enrollment will be determined by subject coordinator/course instructor. Course hours are posted in Pass the Torch Office, which is located in the Tutorial Center (Room 3526). You must select one and include it on your Weekly Schedule Form. After signing the leader contract, be aware that you will forfeit early registration if you fail to attend class. It is critical that leaders attend leader training, even if they are not yet matched in a study team. Leader training begins the second week of the quarter.
How do I enroll in the L a 111A or PSE 111A leader-training course?
The Pass the Torch staff will provide the new leader with an add-code to be used to complete the registration process for the LA 111A/B or PSE 111A/B course. Use the add-code to register and pay related fees online at MyPortal.fhda.edu or in person at the Admissions & Records Office. Fees are due when you register.
How much does the one-unit course cost?
California residents pay $31 per unit to the registrar for CNSL 51, PSE 111A and L A 111A. Out-of-state and foreign students pay $138 per unit. Fees are subject to change.
|Phuong Lam: Mathematics Coordinator - PSE 111A/B|
|Monday||2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Room #5607|
|Wednesday||2:30 - 3:20 p.m.||Room #4203|
|Thursday||2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Room #4203|
|Natalia Menendez: English/ESLL Coordinator - LA 111A/B|
|Wednesday||1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.||Room #6501|
|Thursday||1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Room #6708|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.||Room #3301|
How does the matching process work?
Upon completion of orientation, the coordinator of outreach and teams will give you a Weekly Schedule Form to fill out along with your leader or member contract.
How will I know that I've been matched in a study team?
A Pass the Torch staff member will contact you by both telephone and via e-mail.
Where are the matching boards?
The Math and English/ESLL Matching Boards are the cork-covered board on the right as you pass the Pass the Torch reception table.
What is in the matching envelope?
The matching envelope lists your name in red ink if you are in a Math Study Team or blue ink if you are in an English/ESLL Study Team. It contains your study team partner information, with the date and time of your first study team meeting. Read this document carefully. Next, call or e-mail your study partner and confirm your team's first meeting as soon as possible. Teams begin meeting the second week of the quarter.
I'm having trouble contacting my study team partner. What do I do?
It is your responsibility to attend your scheduled team meeting date in the Pass the Torch room. When you arrive, call out the name of your matched partner. Extend the courtesy of waiting 15 minutes for your partner. If, after 15 minutes, your partner fails to show, fill out a "No-Show Slip" and let the staff know that your partner did not show for your agreed-upon scheduled team meeting. Submit the "No-Show Slip" to a program staff. The staff will then follow up directly with no-show students, and will rematch you if there is a problem.
If your study team partner does not show up to the assigned team meeting, complete a "No Show" slip and put it in your folder. The staff will contact the student and notify instructors. If either the leader or member misses two consecutive meetings without notifying their partner and fails to reschedule missed meetings, the student will be dropped from their study team for the remainder of the quarter and lose early registration. Recurrent no shows may affect future participation in the program.
I've been matched but my schedule has since changed. Now what?
If you or your study team partner is no longer available due to schedule changes or other conflicts, you are encouraged to work together to schedule alternate times that will work for both of you. If this is not possible, contact the coordinator of outreach and team development to request a rematch. Be aware that rematching is coffered on a limited basis and is not guaranteed.
Team Meeting Policy
Your team is required to meet twice a week. If a meeting has been missed, it may be made up later during the week or during the following week. Your team is only allowed to meet an additional two hours for extra help, bringing the total meeting hours to 22 for the entire quarter.
Getting Started: What to expect at the first study team meeting.
Log-in at the Pass the Torch reception counter computer area in the Tutorial Center.
After greeting your study team partner:
Pass The Torch Orientation Schedule
You will need to set aside one hour for an Orientation.
|2-2:50 pm||By appointment only||By appointment only||By appointment only|