Aresty Peer Instructors are Ready!

Dean Ballentine leads Peer Instructors in training exercises.

Our 45 Peer Instructors (PIs) were extra busy this year during training, thanks to the new active learning classroom in Tillett Hall. On Thursday, September 1st, our Peer Instructors attended their second orientation and training session with Dean Brian Ballentine and Faculty Director Chuck Keeton. Topics covered included learning strategies for faciliting group discussion, understanding the goals of the peer group meetings, and preparing for the first meeting.

Aresty Peer Instructors serve as a resource and program guide for participants in the Aresty Research Assistant Program. In this capacity, Aresty PIs help recruit and advise Aresty Research Assistants (RAs), share information about academic and other campus resources, serve as a liaison between student researchers and faculty mentors, and plan programs for and facilitate seminars for their peer group. They may be asked to help with presentations about the Aresty Research Center, and will work as ambassadors at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Instructor for 2017-2018, applications will be available online in December.