May 2012
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  • Publisher
    National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Published
    17th May 2012
  • ISBN 9781889271798
  • Language English
  • Pages 116 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

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



About the Author

Jennifer A. Latino

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Michelle L. Ashcraft

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