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Success 101 Peer Instructor Application

Success 101 is a class designed to provide academic support for first-semester freshmen. Success 101 consists of weekly class sessions led by an instructor and outside coaching sessions with a staff mentor. The Peer Instructor is a student (minimum of sophomore standing) who attends these weekly in-class sessions, acting as both a mentor to the students and as a liaison between the instructor and the class. This is a paid position which takes place during the fall semester only.

Applicants must be

  • At least sophomore at the start of employment in August 2018
  • Committed to a full academic semester
  • In good standing with Illinois State University as it relates to student conduct
  • In good standing with Illinois State University as it relates to G.P.A., with a minimum of 2.5.

Responsibilities and Expectations of a Peer Instructor include

  • Attend mandatory trainings in mid-August and late-April/early-May
  • Meet weekly with your Success 101 instructor during the fall semester
  • Attend scheduled mandatory monthly meetings/activities and assist with programming for Success 101
  • Attend your assigned Success 101 class
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

The application includes

  • A completed application through the HR website.
  • Submit supplemental questions to HR application
    • Why are you interested in being a Peer Instructor for Success 101?
    • Discuss three issues that first-year students encounter and how you would assist the students with these issues.
    • How will this position contribute to your personal and professional development?
    • What could you bring to the Success 101 program?
    • How do you feel mentoring can help first-generation and underrepresented students?

Please contact Lisa Lawles at (309) 438-7100 or email if you have any questions.

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Phone: (309) 438-3217

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