High-Impact Educational Practices

In an effort to capitalize on some of the more positive aspects of peer influences, colleges and universities have created a wide range of peer-to-peer education, leadership, and mentoring roles—especially in the first college year. Yet, the use of peers in first-year seminar instruction is still far from commonplace. Latino and Ashcraft offer guidance on defining the role of peers as co-instructors; recruiting, selecting, and training peer educators; facilitating relationship building within the instructional team; and assessing the impact of peer leaders on the course, the students served, and the peers themselves. Sample training agendas and activities, course syllabi, and evaluations are included. Other volumes in the series: Volume I: Designing and Administering the CourseVolume II: Instructor Training and Development Volume III: Teaching in the First-Year Seminar Volume V: Assessing the First-Year Seminar These are also available as a Five Volume Set


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