First Year Seminar Peer Instructors
Peer Instructors (PIs) are undergraduate students who assist FYS instructors and serve as mentors to FYS students. PIs not only assist with in-class instruction but may also lead activities and discussions. PIs also play a mentorship role by making themselves available to offer in- and out-of-class guidance and support.
- Build leadership and presentation skills
- Serve as a resource for the freshman students in the course
- Gain teaching and leadership experience
- Build positive relationships with faculty, staff, and FYS students
- Have an opportunity to make a positive impact on Auburn’s campus
- Gain valuable insights by working with a PI who was recently a first-year student.
- Have the opportunity to share responsibility for leading class activities and discussions.
- Help PIs become more comfortable presenting to and mentoring peers.
Instructors are encouraged to meet with their PI once a week to plan for upcoming classes. These meetings generally include delineating responsibilities for designing effective lesson plans and activities.
Instructors requesting to have a PI may choose to recommend a student for the position or request that one be assigned to them. Students who wish to become a PI must complete the application process. Details regarding the PI application process will be emailed to all FYS instructors.