A returning FYF Peer Leader is a Peer Leader who has taught at least once before. Through their service as a FYF Peer Leader they have discovered a passion for mentoring, supporting, and helping first-year students succeed. Returning Peer Leaders are dedicated to helping new students succeed.
- Serve as a Resource
- Attend all First Year Florida classes.
- Be accessible and able to attend regular meetings with their co-instructors prior to their teaching semester and extending through their service.
- Become familiar with the needs of new students.
- Be accessible and willing to assist with informational needs of students.
- Communicate accurate and timely information to students about academic and student resources.
- Serve as a Facilitator
- Meet regularly with your teaching partner to plan each class and effectively communicate with one another
- Collect and respond to weekly assignments from students.
- Prepare and conduct well-organized presentations, class discussions, and activities on various topics.
- Plan out-of-class activities such as the service projects, Common Reading Program events, community building, etc.
- Serve as a Representative of UF
- Serve as an academic and social role model.
- Maintain appropriate and professional social media activities.
- Respond appropriately to feedback and evaluations.
- Additional Responsibilities
- Volunteer at New Student Convocation
- Attend at least 1 First Year Florida Programmatic Meeting.
- Schedule a mid-semester check-in with NSFP staff during teaching semester.
- Must have completed at least one teaching semester successfully
- Must have completed and abided by all FYF Peer Leader requirements during first year as a Peer Leader and/or returner.
- Exhibit leadership potential and a strong commitment to the mission of New Student & Family Programs and the First Year Florida program.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism
- Ability to think critically, manage conflict, problem-solve, adapt to change, work independently and collaboratively, and provide effective feedback.
- Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to effectively facilitate and instruct a diverse group of students and peers.
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn new things and maintain an open-mind.
- Not have been found in violation of the UF Student Code of Conduct or Honor Code; record will be verified.
- Be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Florida.
- Have at least a 2.75 GPA during time of application submission.
Agree to abide by professional and ethical standards of conduct, including following all university regulations and civic laws, for the duration of the appointment.