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Quality peer advising getting a return on your investment

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Quality peer advising getting a return on your investment

  1. 1. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentQuality Peer Advising- Getting a Return on Your InvestmentPresented by: Kim Rambo-Reinitz, Academic Advisor 2012 NACADA Region 8 Conference Portland, OR
  2. 2. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentOverview • Background and explanation • Program structure and logistics • Training model • Peer perspective • Elements of success • Q& A and sharing of best practices
  3. 3. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentBackground • Reduce wait-time • Answer navigation questions • Opportunity for student involvement
  4. 4. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentStructure & Logistics • Peer manager & coordinator • Shared training responsibility • Peer area within office • Open-door policy • One year commitment • Five hours per week
  5. 5. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your Investment Winter—Training with experienced peers Spring—Continued trainingFall – Refresher training, advising and recruiting Winter—Training new peer advisors
  6. 6. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentSample Schedule Winter 2012 Mon/Wed Tues/Thurs10:00-12:00 Exp. Peer 1/Exp. Peer 2 Exp. Peer 3/Exp. Peer 4 New Peer 1/New Peer 2 New Peer 3/New Peer 412:00-2:00 Exp. Peer 5/Exp. Peer 6 Exp. Peer 7/Exp. Peer 8 New Peer 5/New Peer 6 New Peer 7/New Peer 82:00-4:00 Exp. Peer 9/Exp. Peer 10 Exp. Peer 11/Exp. Peer 12 New Peer 9/New Peer 10 New Peer 11/New Peer 12
  7. 7. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentWinter Term • Training & team-building retreat • Weekly in-office assignments & role plays • Observe & learn during first 5 weeks • Supervised advising last 5 weeks • Evaluation • Final exam
  8. 8. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentExample Role Play:You are a freshman in your first term. You would like the pre-business requirements explained to you. You are currently taking BA 101, Math 111, WR 121 and PSY 202.Did the advisor . . .• Explain which classes count in the PBA Core GPA and that it needs to be a minimum of 2.75?• Explain that all pre-business courses must be taken graded?• Explain that while BA 240 is required, it is not part of the PBA core?• Advise you on the 2.9 cumulative GPA requirement and inform you that any transfer work is included in that?• Advise you to wait until your sophomore year to take ACTG 211 & 213 and BA 240?• Clarify that while group requirements and multicultural courses are not required to be done before admission to the major, 90 credits are.• ―Take care of you‖ and ask enough questions to accurately understand the problem? Did they make sure your first term was going OK?
  9. 9. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentSpring Term • Guest Speakers—faculty & campus partners • Additional resourcesFall Term • Review • Recruit, interview and hire new peers
  10. 10. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentTraining Topics • FERPA & confidentiality • Professionalism & rapport building • Minor program • Pre-business, business and accounting • General education, BA/BS, multicultural • Transfer students • International students
  11. 11. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentElements for success • Training is a shared responsibility • Open-door policy • Teambuilding retreat • Role-plays • Opportunities for the team to take ownership
  12. 12. Quality Peer Advising—Getting a Return on Your InvestmentQuestions? Copies of training schedules other examples:krambo@uoregon.edu
  13. 13. Quality Peer Advising— Getting a Return on Your InvestmentTime commitment • Winter: 6-8 hours per week • Spring: 3 hours per week • Fall: 5 hours per week

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