START. ACHIEVE. IMPACT. LEAD.
WHAT IS THE SAIL PROGRAM?
The SAIL Program is an opportunity for Piedmont College to help incoming first year students CONNECT, BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS, and NAVIGATE COLLEGE more effectively.
Our yearlong SAIL program will kick off Fall 2018 and is available to 40 NEW, first-year Piedmont College students.
BENEFITS OF THE SAIL PROGRAM
- Move into the residence halls early (Wednesday, August 8)
- Attend a 3-day, overnight retreat in Northeast Georgia
- Select a Navigator who will provide guidance and support for the student’s first year
- Pursue additional skill set training that is designed to assist in achieving better academic, personal, and professional success and balance. These skills include, but are not limited to:
- Time management
- Learning styles and personality awareness
- Study skills and organization
- Writing skills
- Test preparation
- Oral communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Emotional intelligence
- CONNECT with current students, faculty, and staff before everyone arrives on campus
- Additional leadership training and opportunities throughout the school year
- Receive a Piedmont College welcome bag when they arrive on campus
- Complete their 45-hour Experiential Learning – Compass requirement by the end of their first year
- There are NO out of pocket expenses to you to the participant
PROGRAM PARTICIPATION & INVOLVEMENT
The SAIL Program will have three major players: Voyagers, Navigators, and Captains
Voyager: is a first-year student participant in the program. These students focus on exploring and succeeding during their first year in college.
Navigator: is an upper-level student mentor. Every Voyager will connect with a Navigator who has identified ways to be successful in college. Navigators will support, guide and engage students throughout their first year.
Captain: is faculty and staff invested in the growth and success of students at Piedmont College. They will be training and supporting the Navigators directly, as well as teaching and supporting opportunities for Voyagers throughout the school year.
These committee members were all part of the planning process: Emily Bewick, Brenda Boonstra, Ed Carmack Anthony Cox, Kim Crawford, Steve Jacobs, Mark Jestel, Kristi Koshuta (coordinator), David McMillion, Gene Pease, Jim Peeples, Cindy Peterson, Emily Pettit, Jamie Purdy, Perry Rettig, Cat Simpson-Wiles, Brittany Stemmler, Kerry Waller.