Adapt Your In-Person Peer Mentor Program for a Virtual Environment

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Adapt your peer mentor program to keep students safe and enrolled, regardless of what the academic year holds.

We know that one of the challenges of student retention and success in today's socially distant and remote environment is how to foster student engagement while keeping students safe. Our research participants unanimously agreed that peer mentor programs are more important than ever—but there are major challenges to making them work. Though peer mentor programs have been tried and true student success interventions to keep students connected, most were designed to facilitate face-to-face interaction between students.

Learn how one institution's peer mentor program—which led to an 11% increase in retention pre-pandemic—was positioned for continued success in a remote learning environment. Our expert speaker will share steps you can take today to pivot your peer mentor program and provide seamless support for students whether learning is in-person, remote, or anywhere in between.

 

Who Should Attend

This webcast will benefit staff who oversee an established in-person peer mentor program.

 

Agenda

During this webcast our expert will cover these important considerations:

Keys to Success: Learn what made one institution's peer mentor program highly adaptable and successful.

  • Learn what shaped Hennepin Technical College’s Peer Mentor Program and how it works in our current reality
  • Hear from our expert about lessons learned: what they have changed along the way, and what they may change in the future, including centering students in re-design efforts

Take Action: Brainstorm steps to take now and how you might pivot in the future based on your students’ needs. We’ll explore the following questions:

  • What are the challenges of shifting your peer mentor program to a remote experience? What are the opportunities?
  • What is the most successful part of your current peer mentor program, and how can you recreate this aspect in a new way?
  • What resources are available to you to make this shift? What do you need?

 

Speaker

Portrait of Jessica Lauritsen

Jessica Lauritsen

Vice President of Student Affairs, Hennepin Technical College

Jessica works with staff and faculty to ensure all students have the supports they need to be successful in reaching their academic goals. She believes in students and values engaging them in meaningful ways which is evident through the implementation of the college’s first student life office and multiple sustainable programs on campus.

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Questions About the Event? Email this event's Program Manager, Jess Landis.

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