US 101 First-Year Seminar Peer Leader Application
Fall 2017 Applications
Peer leaders are mentors and positive academic role models who work with students in a section of US 101. Peer leaders co-facilitate discussion, meet with students outside of class, and help faculty create a safe, open space where students test out their ideas and strengthen critical thinking, communication, and research skills. In addition, Peer Leaders are enrolled in US 460: Peer Leadership – a 3 credit upper division class that meets once a week during the semester. During this class, Peer Leaders are provided with the necessary support, resources, and ongoing training to assist US 101 Instructors-of-record and US 101 students in the classroom.
We seek students of high character who have the desire, time, and energy to make a positive impact in the lives of first-year students. Please carefully consider your ability to manage your other obligations prior to applying and, if accepted, participating in the program. Peers average 5 hours a week in classes and meetings. Time spent reading course texts and preparing for the 101 and 460 classes is in addition to this. Peers are required to participate in two training sessions prior to the start of the semester. Please see below for details on the training schedule.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017
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