Peer Educators work to ensure the following outcomes:
To help students develop new strategies and skills for college-level course-work;
To motivate students to set goals for personal, professional, and academic achievements;
To empower students by familiarizing them to AU’s resources and learn how to use them when needed;
To educate students on the role of faculty, class etiquette, and the various fields of studies;
To assist students in developing networking skills and help them begin to identify individuals that will be a part of their network of support at AU.
The Peer Educator Profile
Typically, a Peer Educator is either a junior or senior; however, sophomores with an exceptional academic profile and excellent recommendations have the opportunity to apply. Peer Educators should maintain a solid 3.2 cumulative grade point average and must be enrolled full-time either on the undergraduate or graduate level. Additionally, Peer Educators will work with up to five students for the program.
Roles & Duties of a Peer Educator
The primary role of the Peer Educator is to support their student scholars as they go through their first year at AU by advising students on a variety of issues as well as identifying opportunities for growth and achievement for each scholar;
Peer Educators will be required to formally check in with their student scholars bi-weekly and submit appropriate paperwork for outlining student scholar progress;
Professional development time is held once a month for 2-3 hours, and Peer Educators are required to attend these workshops. This time is designed to further develop a peer educator’s skill sets and enhance their areas of development.
This year's Peer Educators
Come back in August to read more about this year's fantastic Peer Educators!