Peer Mentors

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are upperclassmen that are enrolled in LSUA 3001: Academic Leadership I. These students are selected though an application and interview process to co-teach, with a faculty member, a section of LSUA 1001: Seminar for Academic Success.

LSUA 3001: Academic Leadership I

This course an elective, 3 credit hour course. Students are added by instructor after being selected from an interview process. Class meeting times differ from traditional courses. Peer Mentors are assigned a section of LSUA 1001 and will attend all of those class periods. Additionally, there will be bi-weekly class meetings with all Peer Mentors that you must attend. These meetings will prepare you for the upcoming assignments and tasks that your LSUA 1001 students must complete as well as support services.

What kind of training and preparation is there?

We’re here to support you. There will be mandatory training sessions prior to the start of the Fall Semester that will prepare you for the course and first few weeks of class. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to mentor your section of freshmen effectively. Topics will include: Ice breakers, Time Management, Title IX, how to work with a Faculty Mentor, campus resource training, and more!

What are the expectations of a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are expected to treat this course as they would any other 3 credit hour course. There is an expectation that substantial planning and preparation time be applied to each class session. You will meet with your faculty member regularly to prepare and discuss course objectives, outcomes, and your specific role in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to teach a class, attend campus events, hold office hours to assist freshmen, and lead in service learning activities.
We are careful to select Peer Mentors that are conscientious of their academic and personal influence on those around them and expect nothing short of professional and scholarly behavior.

Course Code: LSUA 3001
Course type: Elective
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: By instructor permission