Peer Mentor Job Description
Academic Peer Mentor (APM) will aid in facilitating student learning and
academic success in our living-learning communities (LLCs) through
individualized support, academic programming, marketing, and program assessment.
will directly report to the APM supervisor (Living-Learning Community
Graduate Coordinator) and indirectly to the LLC
Directors (Residence Hall Directors of buildings with LLCs). In addition, the
APM will often work with the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life for
Coordination of Living-Learning Programs (ADHRL-LLP).
for this position, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Hold at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
- Have completed a minimum of 28 total credit hours
- Be enrolled in or have completed the EDHI 200 class with a B grade or higher
- Have lived at least one semester in the residence halls by the
contract start date
- Be in
good academic and judicial standing with Ball State
- Be prepared to work for the entire school year
Preference may be given to those with prior Residence Life experience and/or
experience living in a LLC.
candidates will be responsible for the following:
- Move in
prior to residence hall opening and attend all training sessions (includes
prior to leaving for the summer semester, before fall semester opening, and
before spring semester opening).
- Serve as an effective member of
the Learning Team (LT) and hall staff by working closely with the LT and
residence hall staff to accomplish LLC and residence life goals.
assistance to and communicate with faculty and LT members working with LLC
participants as directed by APM Supervisor.
- Participate as an active member in the following meetings:
in staff retreats and staff development sessions as directed by APM Supervisor.
- Supervisor/LLC Director one-on-ones
- APM Staff Meetings
- Learning Team
- Hall Council (as directed by LLC Director)
Staff (as directed by LLC Director)
- Submit weekly logs regarding
student interactions, weekly action plans, and event attendance.
- Work with LLC supervisor and hall
staff to develop a system for students to communicate and connect with each
other (i.e. bulletin board, e-mail distribution list, Twitter, community
Facebook account, etc.)
- Read the Freshman Connections
book and be prepared to discuss with first year students as well as attend
Freshman Connections events. Also participate in the facilitating of Common
Reader discussion groups during Welcome Week.
- Assist in gathering feedback via
surveys of programs presented.
and Event Planning
closely with the APM Supervisor and LLC Director(s) to create plans for each
upcoming semester in advance.
- Provide students in LLCs with
important student success programming, academic integration tips, and academic
information like course request, reading/using Degree Works Audits,
add/drop/withdrawal dates, and academic deficiencies through active and passive
- Facilitate the implementation of
LLC programs (including Welcome Week and LLC kick-off events). This includes but is not
limited to publicity development, gathering supplies, gathering students for events,
coordinating faculty/staff arrival for the event, collaborating with hall staff
on events and initiatives, etc.
available to attend and assist chaperone(s) on LLC-sponsored field trips (which may include some
- Actively participate in residence hall, LLC, university
programs/activities and promote LLC students' involvement in them as
Interaction and Intervention
visible and approachable to students in the LLC and provide academic support to
students via departmental intervention and follow-up initiatives.
- Act as a referral agent for students to academic and career
resources on campus.
opportunities for students to learn about majors, minors, careers, theme-based interests, and activities related
to the learning community, in and around campus.
an academically focused bulletin board during the academic year, which needs to
be updated once each month.
participate in residence hall, LLC, university programs/activities and promote LLC
students’ involvement with the same.
package includes the following:
- Full room and board in the living-learning community you are assigned (this
includes a 21 meal plan). Rooms are double-spaced with roommates. Air
conditioning installation fee waived for all buildings except Elliott Hall
(sorry, current windows do not allow for air conditioners).