Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASC 1100 - Foundations of Peer Leadership

Credits: 1
The Foundations of Peer Leadership course will serve as the initial platform for orienting incoming Peer Leaders to the role, value, and framework of peer leadership. This one-credit course will focus on the foundational knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for Peer Leaders to be successful in their work supporting students and is designed to be taken the spring before officially starting the Peer Leader role. Through the overarching course framework of appreciative advising and role-modeling, Peer Leaders will learn seminal student development theories, academic support strategies, sources of motivation and effort, and peer coaching practices. Class time will be focused on practicing learned skills and knowledge through case studies, role plays, and discussions. Emphasis will be placed on the “train the trainer” model as Peer Leaders learn strategies for assisting students in building their network and developing a self-advocacy toolkit. Peer Leaders will be given the opportunity to learn from and with each other by taking ownership of class facilitations, reflect on their experiences, and apply problem-solving strategies. Upon successful completion of this course, Peer Leaders will leave with a thorough understanding of their Peer Leader tools, strategies for selecting the appropriate tool, and practices for application. 
Prerequisite(s): Participants must be a Promise Program student that has been hired as a Peer Leader; and/or Participants must be working as a peer leader for an Academic Success Center office or program.