Peer Educators

Become an Honors Peer Educator!

2017 Peer Educators

What does an Honors Peer Educator do?

Peer recruitmentHonors 100 PEs are leaders in the Honors community by teaching a section of the Honors 100 seminar. They are integral in welcoming, mentoring, and informing incoming Honors students. PEs share insights about and experiences with Honors curriculum, community, and resources with new students.

In addition to leading an Honors 100 section, during both Spring and Autumn quarters, Honors 100 PEs meet weekly with one another and with the Honors 100 instructors to develop their courses collaboratively and to discuss important questions and challenges related to teaching and mentoring. These meetings provide a supportive environment to discuss openly the successes and challenges of leading Honors 100 sections.

What is required of an Honors Peer Educator?

  • Creativity and enthusiasm for the supporting the UW Honors Program!
  • Registration in and successful completion of Spring quarter HONORS 397 (Wednesdays 3:30-4:50pm, 2 credits*). This seminar course will help you develop plans for your sections collaboratively with the support of Honors advisers and your peers.
  • Participation in our Spring Peer Educator retreat (Friday, May 4th – Saturday, May 5th)
  • Registration in and attendance of Autumn quarter HONORS 397 (Wednesdays 3:30-4:20pm, 2 credits*). This seminar bring all PEs together to collaborate and share ideas about their sections with support of the instructors.
  • Individual time devoted outside of class and meeting times in Autumn quarter for effective preparation of individual HONORS 100 sections.
  • Attendance of all Autumn quarter HONORS 100 lecture sessions and instruction of all Autumn quarter HONORS 100 sections (Mondays or Tuesdays, 3:30-4:50pm).

*Peer Educators will now earn 4 Honors Additional Any credits after completing the Spring and Autumn quarters of Honors 397: 2 credits in Autumn, 2 credits in Spring.

Past Peer Educators have said…

“It has been fun and scary and exciting and amazing! I have loved it and would recommend it to anyone.”

“Being a peer educator has been one of the most eye-opening experiences I have ever had. Our position is unique on campus in that we are both guide and friend to our students during one of the most tumultuous times of their lives. Being able to be that guide and friend was truly an incredible opportunity.”

“Being a Peer Educator has been a great opportunity for me to grow as a leader and explore an interest in education. Additionally, it was a way for me to give back and contribute to a community which has meant so much to me and shaped who I am.”

“Being a PE has brought me so much closer to the Honors Program and myself. I’ve found the experience really rewarding – I made so many connections and helped my students find so many connections as well.”

“It’s given me a new-found appreciation for how past teachers of mine have bent over backwards for me.”

Application Process

  • Attend an information session to hear more about the position and get your questions answered (all in MGH 206):
    • Wednesday, January 3, 1:30pm-2:30pm
    • Thursday, January 11, 4:00-4:50pm
    • Thursday, January 25, 12:00-12:50pm
  • Complete the online application by 9AM on Monday, January 29th. ​​
  • The Honors advisers will review and respond to all applications in early February.
  • If invited to proceed, you will attend a group interview in mid-February.
  • All interviewees will be notified of our final decisions by late February, and will be required to confirm their participation and register for the Spring seminar.
  • Successful completion of the Spring seminar is required to continue in the PE process.

Apply to be a Peer Educator

The 2018 Peer Educator Application is now open until 9am on Monday, January 29th.

Questions?

Please contact Carissa Mayer (cdmayer@uw.edu) and Kim Kraft (kimkraft@uw.edu)

Check out the 2017 peer educators!