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 College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) through their training and documented student contact hours.
In order to attain Level I (Basic) certification, CNS Peer Leaders complete:
Options for earning CNS PLA training hours*
Training topics are based on the CRLA certification guidelines for peer tutors and mentors which include, but are not limited to:
Campus experts, faculty, fellow peer leaders, and CNS PLA staff facilitate these trainings.
Programs and Available Student Positions
Please see the Programs & Positions page to review descriptions of participating programs and Peer Leader positions.
Please see the Announcement page to view information regarding open student positions.
To apply for a CNS Peer Leader position see the Application Information page.
Spring 2014 CNS PLA Weekly Training - to be determined
CNS PLA Training Conference Information
When & Where: August 2014, details to be determined
What: This training conference is provided for all new peer leaders and not-yet Level I certified peer leaders to earn 8 hours of CNS PLA training credit. Level I certified Peer Leaders can attend the conference to earn hours towards Level II & III certification as well.
**Breakfast & Lunch Provided**