Phases of the CAP Cohort Model

The focus of the CAP Cohort Model is to help the students with three different types of development: self-development, academic development, and team development. To that end, the program unfolds in three phases:

 

Phase I

Students enter Phase I when they arrive at the ELI and enter the beginner or intermediate levels of study (Level I through Level IV). They will focus on developing the skills detailed below during approximately two hours, three days per week.

 

Self-Development

Academic Development

Team Development

Fundamentals of effective leadership

Learning Styles

Journaling/Blogs

Time Management

Thinking about my major

Student Services and Counseling Center workshops

Word processing, PowerPoint, Prezi, workshops

University awareness

Mini-fair of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

Plagiarism workshops from ELI and UD faculty

Study skills workshops from Academic Enrichment Center

Intensive Reading /Book Clubs (cohort members reading the same fiction and nonfiction books)

Course Observation with reflection and follow-on Q/A with faculty

Retreat

Campus “Scavenger Hunts”

Service Learning Groups

Weekly Team planned events

Peer mentoring

Clubs and Intramurals

Cultural Events

Guest Lectures

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Phase II

Students enter Phase II as they enter the advanced levels of study at the ELI (Levels V and VI). They will focus on developing the skills detailed below during approximately 1-2 hours, 3 days per week.

Self-Development

Academic Development

Team Development

Practicing effective leadership

Strengths 2.0

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test (MBTI)

Journaling/Blogs

Networking

Choosing my major

Roommate etiquette

Cultural etiquette

Clubs, intramurals

Student Service and Counseling Center workshops

Workshops with the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)

Residence Life Workshops and RA Panel

Workshops: Clickers, Sakai

Learning university culture (asking profs questions, class participation, asking questions in class)

Minoring/Double Majoring

Panel Discussions

  • Academic advisors
  • UD professors
  • Delaware International Ambassadors (DIAs)

Plagiarism workshops from E110 profs

Study skills workshops from Academic Enrichment Center

Workshops: Reading, Listening, Note-taking

Portfolio development

Library orientations

Course/Lab Observations

Retreat

Campus “Scavenger” Hunts

Service Learning Groups

Weekly Team planned events

Peer mentoring and mentoring of those in lower levels

Conferences

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Phase III: Bridge Program

Students who complete at least one of their requirements (ex: Listening/Speaking or Reading/Writing) may apply to take a university course for one semester for credit while they are completing their final English requirements.

Bridge students enroll in a semester-long multicultural/breadth (i.e., general education) course. While taking the university course, they receive weekly academic support from special Bridge tutors.

Additional requirements and costs apply.
 

Bridge Requirements

On-line Application Completed by deadline
GPA-ELI courses 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0)
Effort Score 1-1.5
Teacher Recommendation Highly recommended
Interview 2 or 3 (out of  3)

 

Program cost

Bridge  students pay a special semester-long tuition rate for their final ELI course and for Bridge support. In addition, Bridge students are required to pay the university’s tuition rate for each credit of the university course.

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