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ERIC Number: ED307386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-5
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Advising in Agricultural Education: A Supplement to Faculty Advising.
Flores, Bob; Weeks, William
Peer Advising in Agricultural Education has been operating since the Fall Semester, 1987, at Texas A & M University. The program involves several undergraduate students nominated by faculty, who are supervised by two doctoral students. Responsibilities of the peer advisors include informing students of campus procedures, assisting in prescheduling course work, offer peer advice on questions of a personal and academic nature, giving directions, and being a good listener. From 12-14 students provide the services of peer advisement on weekdays; students volunteer two to four hours weekly. A journal records daily student contacts, including the type of support provided. Over 200 contacts were recorded for the 1987-88 academic year. An unforeseen result of the peer advising program has been the number of contacts that peer advisors make outside the Peer Advisement Center. Peer advisors report that they have been approached by fellow students to a greater degree outside of regularly scheduled hours. Program modifications for the second year are the establishment of minimum criteria for the selection process and changes in the nomination process. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A