Questions

If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Lauren Hall at (803) 777-0279 or hallla@mailbox.sc.edu. Information about this Institute and other events sponsored by the National Resource Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye.

 

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition invites those interested in programs and initiatives for peer educators to join us for the Institute on Peer Educators. Institute faculty will build a framework for examining trends and practices connected to creating opportunities and programs to ensure the success of peer educators.

Individual sessions are designed to build on one another so that participants leave with a personalized action plan for use on their home campuses. Modeling the active pedagogies we advocate for our classrooms, the Institute faculty employ group work, problem solving, case studies, discussion, and other active strategies to engage participants in learning.

We at the National Resource Center firmly believe that participants will find this Institute to be a rich and rewarding experience, whether your institution is already involved in utilizing peer educators or are currently designing and creating new opportunities.

Focused Topics

  • Benefits of peer educators
  • Engaging peer educators in leadership roles
  • Methods of recruiting, selection, and training peer educators
  • Developing and achieving program goals and objectives
  • Designing effective training programs focused on student development
  • Assessing peer educator programs

Peer Educators Institute Faculty

Bryce Bunting, Associate Director for First-Year Mentoring - Brigham Young University

Cynthia Hernandez, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs - Texas A&M University

Tricia Kennedy, Assistant Director for Peer Leadership - University of South Carolina

Kirsten Kennedy, Executive Director of University Housing - University of South Carolina

Jennifer Keup, Director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition - University of South Carolina

Catherine Unite, Director of the University College Learning Center - University of Texas at Arlington

Dallin George Young, Assistant Director for Research, Grants, and Assessment of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition - University of South Carolina