First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE 1220 Peer Leader Supervisors

Applications for 2018 peer leader supervisors are now open. Scroll down and select ‘How to Apply’ for details on the application process.

Peer Leader Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Attend all training sessions and meetings
  • Maintain all peer leader responsibilities. This includes peer leading for one section of FYE 1220. To see those responsibilities, click here.
  • Supervise no more than ten peer leaders
  • At minimum, conduct 4, 30 minute meetings with each assigned peer leader
  • Assist in training and developing peer leaders
Peer Leader Supervisor Expectations
  • Put aside racial, sexual and personal bias in order to meet student needs
  • Provide a safe, accepting and helpful environment
  • Use positive peer influence to promote a healthy, supportive and respectful environment
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviors inside and outside of the classroom
Peer Leader Supervisor Time Commitments

The following time commitments are required of ALL peer leader supervisors. Peer leader supervisors who cannot meet the requirements will be asked to leave their position. At this time, First-Year Experience can only guarantee the position for Spring 2018. Please continue to check back for updates regarding summer and fall. Please see the 2018 Timeline below for specific dates and times regarding meetings and training.

Spring 2018

  • Attend six hours of peer leader supervisor training
  • Attend one Folio training session
  • Facilitate peer leader training sessions
  • Conduct initial meeting with those under supervision
  • Communicate with the assigned seminar instructor to begin FYE 1220 class planning

Summer 2018 (tentative)

  • Facilitate fully online training for peer leaders

Fall 2018 (tentative)

  • Regularly report and meet with Program Coordinator, Kimberlee Yontz
  • Submit all required payment paperwork by the deadlines given
  • Conduct, at minimum, three meetings with those under supervision
  • Respond to student emails or phone calls
  • Attend ALL class sessions of FYE 1220 during fall semester
  • Set regular meetings with matched professor during the Fall 2018 semester to discuss and prepare for class
Academic Requirements

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • Served as a peer leader for FYE 1220 or served as a peer mentor for FYS 1000
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00
  • A positive faculty evaluation from time as a peer leader or peer mentor
  • A clear judicial record
About FYE 1220

Peer leaders are required to commit to the full FYE 1220 course. FYE 1220 is a two hour credit, meeting twice a week, for the full semester. Starting Fall 2018, peer leaders are placed in one of the two course options listed below. This placement is based on the peer leader’s course schedule, interest(s), and goals.

Thematic Course
Faculty develop a theme that students select based on their interests. Students in this course apply the information literacy outcomes by researching the theme.

Linked Course
FYE 1220 is linked to a core curriculum course. Students are enrolled in both courses, and apply the information literacy outcomes through a research project in the core course. Peer leaders matched in this course option are only required to assist in FYE 1220. However, if the peer leader wishes to assist in both FYE 1220 and the linked core class, they should:

  • Have an agreement with the instructor teaching the linked course
  • Understand that First-Year Experience will not facilitate anything outside of FYE 1220, i.e. training
2018 Peer Leader Supervisor Timeline

Six hours of regular peer leader supervisor training and one hour of Folio training is required for ALL peer leader supervisors. Students who cannot make it to training sessions or meetings due to other requirements must (1) inform Kimberlee Yontz of their upcoming absence and (2) schedule a make-up training date with Kimberlee and (3) complete training makeup work BEFORE attending the make-up training meeting.

2018 Peer Leader Supervisor Timeline ARMSTRONG
December 1, 2017 by 3:00 PM Applications open
January 21, 2018 by 11:59pm PL Sup applications, resumes and recommendations due
January 22-24, 2018 Application vetting
January 24, 2018 by 5:00 PM Applicants notified via student email of interview status
January 25 – January 28 , 2018 Invited applicants sign up for interviews
February 1-2, 2018 Interviews
February 5, 2018 at noon Decision letters ready
February 09, 2018 by 5:00 PM Contracts due
March 23, 2018, time TBA Training #1
March 30, 2018, time TBA Training #2
April 4, 2018, time TBA Peer Leader Training #1
April 6, 2018, time TBA Training #3
April 9, 2018 – April 13, 2018 Conduct Supervisor Meetings with PLs (30min each)
April 13, 2018, time TBA Training #4
April 18, 2018, time TBA Peer Leader training #2
April 17- 23, 2018, times TBA Peer Leader Supervisor folio training
April 25, 2018, time TBA Peer Leader Training #3
August 3, 2018 Peer Leader Online Training Due
August 8, 2018 Supervisors Report to Program Coordinator with updates
2018 Peer Leader Supervisor Timeline STATESBORO
December 1, 2017 by 3:00 PM Applications open
January 21, 2018 by 11:59pm PL Sup applications, resumes and recommendations due
January 22-24, 2018 Application vetting
January 24, 2018 by 5:00 PM Applicants notified via student email of interview status
January 25 – January 28 , 2018 Invited applicants sign up for interviews
January 30-February 1, 2018 Interviews
February 5, 2018 at noon Decision letters ready
February 09, 2018 by 5:00 PM Contracts due in FYE office
March 23, 2018, 2:30-4:15 Training #1
March 30, 2018, 2:30 – 4:15 Training #2
April 2, 2018, 6:30pm-7:45pm Peer Leader Training #1
April 6, 2018, 2:30-4:15 Training #3
April 9, 2018 – April 13, 2018 Conduct Supervisor Meetings with PLs (30min each)
April 13, 2018, 2:30-4:15 Training #4
April 16, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 Peer Leader training #2
April 17- 23, 2018, times TBA Peer Leader Supervisor folio training
April 23, 2018 Peer Leader Training #3
August 3, 2018 Peer Leader Online Training Due
August 8, 2018 Supervisors Report to Program Coordinator with updates

 

What’s in it for Me?
This is a paid position. Detailed compensation will be available soon. Alternately, peer leader supervisors may elect to earn volunteer hours. Students should also consider the intangible benefits of this position. Gaining supervisor experience is a unique opportunity at the undergraduate level which can make your resume stand apart from others with applications for graduate schools, jobs, or internships.
How to Apply

Applications for 2018 peer leader supervisors are now open. Applications and supporting materials are due January 21st by 11:59 pm.

There are two steps to completing the peer leader supervisor application, all of which are to be completed by 11:59pm on January 21, 2018.

    1. Click here to submit the online application.
    2. Email your current resume as an attachment to kimberleeyontz@georgiasouthern.edu with the subject heading “Peer Leader Supervisor Resume for [Your Name].”

For more information or questions regarding your 2018 peer leader supervisor application, contact Kimberlee Yontz at kimberleeyontz@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 12/5/2017

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