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ERIC Number: ED248749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Peer Advising in a School of Business.
Devlin-Scherer, Roberta
The concept of peer advising to supplement faculty efforts was initiated in 1981 by students in the School of Business at Ithaca College. In order to increase personalized assistance, a group of students was selected and trained in School of Business procedures, basic counseling, and college services. Peer advisers must meet a grade point average standard and submit an application with two faculty recommendations. A team of peer advisers and a faculty adviser review the applications, and final applicants undergo interviews. A 2-day training program involves team building, basic counseling skills, college support services, the writing and reading center, the educational opportunity program, and the counseling center. While continuing to provide drop-in advising services to students, peer advisers now have increased responsibilities, including newsletter writing and participating in interviews with prospective students and their parents. As part of evaluation of the peer advising service, data have been collected on the number of student requests for specific services. Common role play situations that are used for peer adviser training are identified. A list of questions for peer advising interviews and a rating form for the interviews are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A