The Peer Leader Academy (PLA) provides a foundation of professional development training and certification for peer leaders (tutors, mentors, undergraduate teaching assistants, etc.) who are employed in the College of Natural Sciences. Training involves the development of leadership and transferable skills that can be utilized in their current roles, in the classroom, and in their futures. Peer Leaders serve in meaningful roles and are a vital component of creating community within the college.
Benefits: What will I gain through being a part of the Peer Leader Academy?
Peer Leaders attain certification based on guidelines provided by the Student Employee Excellence Development (SEED) program through their training and documented student contact hours. The SEED Program is the University-wide professional development certification program (SEED website).
In order to attain Level I certification, CNS Peer Leaders need to:
Training Topics & Link to SEED Workshop Schedule
To earn credit for attending a SEED workshop, you must register through TX Class. You can view course listings under the “Professional Development – Student Employment” category, or link through the SEED Workshop Schedule, which includes a description of each course and its objectives. Enrollment is limited, so please register early.
CNS PLA New Student Employment Kickoff Event
When & Where: August 25, 2014, 9:30 - 11:00 am, UTC 2.102A
What: This event is provided for all new CNS student employees in the Student Division and participating CNS departments (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, SDS, etc.).