Peer Leadership and Mentorship with Transitioning Students
Peer Leadership and Mentorship with Transitioning Students (ELPA 350) is a one-credit course for students who are, or aspire to be, peer leaders at UW-Madison.
- Closely examine the role peers play in leading new students through their transition to college.
- Think, write, and talk about their own transition to UW-Madison, learn the theoretical basis for understanding student transition, and develop their leadership and mentoring capacities.
- Complete reflective writings and experiential assignments, and participate in a weekly intensive discussion section.
The course culminates with a final paper and project outlining what students have learned and how they will apply this knowledge to their next steps.
This small, interactive course is designed to help students grow as leaders, to reflect on what constitutes leadership, and to develop specific leadership skills.
As a result of this course, students will be able to…
- Assess their leadership style and how that impacts their ability to work with others.
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication, group facilitation, and helping skills.
- Create inclusive learning environments that engage all students and support authentic dialogue across difference.
- Discuss the principles, purpose, and ethical standards of peer leadership.
- Describe how they plan to continue their learning about peer leadership and mentorship, and make an impact as a peer leader at UW-Madison.
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