In an effort to capitalize on some of the more positive aspects of peer influences, colleges and universities have created a wide range of peer-to-peer education, leadership, and mentoring roles—especially in the first college year. Yet, the use of peers in first-year seminar instruction is still far from commonplace. Latino and Ashcraft offer guidance on defining the role of peers as co-instructors; recruiting, selecting, and training peer educators; facilitating relationship building within the instructional team; and assessing the impact of peer leaders on the course, the students served, and the peers themselves. Sample training agendas and activities, course syllabi, and evaluations are included.
The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success which includes all 5 volumes in this series is available as an eBook ISBN 9781942072652.
List of Tables and Figures
Notes on the Series—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor
Chapter 1: Peer Roles and Responsibilities in the First-Year Seminar
Chapter 2: Foundations for Growth and Development in Peer Educators
Chapter 3: Recruitment and Selection of Peer Educators
Chapter 4: Peer Educator Training and Development
Chapter 5: Evaluating the Use of Peer Educators
Appendix A: Peer Education Bibliography
Appendix B: Building Peer-Instructor Relationships
Appendix C: Training Models
Appendix D: Assessing Peer Leadership
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