Peer-to-peer learning plays an important role in student success
All students benefit from peer-to-peer learning environments that complement the traditional teacher-led classroom. In peer-to-peer learning, peer leaders foster collaborative relationships with other students to support their intellectual, professional, and personal development. At the same time, peer leaders develop their own communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
UNC Charlotte supports a wide range of peer leader programs, and the Peer Leader Action Group supports these programs with guiding principles, best practices, and collaborative efforts.
Agee, K., & Hodges, R. (Eds.). (2012) Handbook for training peer tutors and mentors. Mason, OH: College Reading and Learning Association.
Smith, T. S. (Ed.). (2012). Undergraduate curricular peer mentoring programs: Perspectives on innovation by faculty, staff, and students. Plymouth, United Kingdom: Lexington Books. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
To join this fantastic group, email Laura Parker or Michael Spivey
Members of PLAG adhere to community expectations to keep our work together productive and our environment welcoming to all members.
- A representative from each program or center should attend all scheduled meetings, usually two a semester. If a representative cannot attend, the PLAG coordinator should be alerted and alternative arrangements made.
- All members contribute to PLAG projects and discussions either in large-group meetings or through sub-committees.
- All members maintain confidentiality. PLAG is committed to maintaining a respectful, inclusive, and supportive group environment.
- All members commit to learning about the other programs in the group and to supporting all peer leader programs on campus.
- Group members do not share communal or individual program or center resources outside the group without permission from PLAG or the program or center. This includes not adding anyone besides peer leaders to the Peer Leader Canvas training site without permission.
- Each program or center maintains sole responsibility for its peer leaders in the online Peer Leader Canvas training site. This includes: enrolling peer leaders, checking for completion, and removing inactive peer leaders. All group members share responsibility on a rotational basis for maintaining and updating the Canvas training site.
Participating Programs: Preceptors, Peer Professionals (Career Center), UCAE Peer Mentors, UTOP Peer Mentors, Peer Assisted Learning, Forty Niner Intensive Transition (FIT) Peer Mentors, Communication Consultants