Fall 2011 vs. Fall 2010 Results: Peer Leader Summary  

There was improvement in all of these peer leader objectives (except one) from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011!

 

PEER LEADER QUESTIONS (N = 292 (Fall 2011); N=149 (Fall 2010))

Strongly Agree + Agree   (2011)

Strongly Agree + Agree   (2010)

My peer leader presented at least one lecture.

91%

85%

My peer leader's lecture was informative and well-planned.

87%

81%

My peer leader made it clear that he/she was approachable, if needed.

84%

79%

My peer leader played an active role in the FYE class.

83%

79%

My peer leader helped me understand the college experience from a student's perspective

82%

81%

My peer leader provided information that helped me adjust to the university.

80%

80%

I feel that the peer leader was an important part of my experience in FYE.

76%

74%

I communicated with my peer leader online (e.g., via text, e-mail, Collegiate Link, etc.)

50%

43%

I met with my peer leader outside of the classroom on 1 or more occasions.

44%

42%

 NOTE: While most first-year students (as noted above) felt that the peer leader played an active role in the FYE class (83%), the peer leaders themselves (70%) did not feel as strongly.  One of the on-going challenges for peer leaders and faculty mentors is to find a way for peer leaders to actively participate in the weekly FYE101 (or embedded) classroom.

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