Full course description
Term: Fall 2021
Date: October 27th, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Torg 3310 & Online with Zoom
Instructor: Tiffany Shoop
Presented By: Center for Excellance in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
Including undergraduate peer educators (i.e., teaching assistants, learning assistants, peer mentors) in your academic program or course can be an effective way to enhance learning and engagement as well as to build support and community for your students. This three-part workshop series will take an in-depth look at peer education as an effective teaching strategy.
Workshop 3: Incorporating Peer Mentors to Promote Support and Community in Your Course is intended for any faculty member or program leader seeking strategies for effectively utilizing undergraduate peer mentors to enhance holistic student support in an academic program or course. While there is no clear cut definition, peer mentors are often defined by their near-peer status, and their roles are more closely aligned to that of the student experience to promote support and community for the students enrolled in the academic program or course. During this session, participants will gain an understanding of the implementation process for an undergraduate peer mentoring program and hear from a faculty member who has successfully implemented and sustained a program-wide undergraduate peer mentoring initiative.