March 1, 2021
Peer Mentoring Collaborative — an initiative from Student Success
Student Success is launching an initiative aimed at connecting all K-State students with a peer mentorship opportunity that supports retention and persistence to graduation.
A strategy team and advisory group will work together over the next academic year to establish a Peer Mentoring Collaborative designed to connect peer mentoring efforts across the institution and campuses, making them visible to prospective peer mentors and the students they serve. The Peer Mentoring Collaborative will:
- Provide support for faculty and staff coordinating programs.
- Align training and assessment with best practices.
- Elevate student engagement and involvement.
- Explore ways to connect all K-State students with a peer mentorship opportunity to support retention and persistence to graduation.
A small strategy team will guide the work and share updates for feedback and input with an advisory group. The advisory group will help shape this work and serve as champions of the results of this effort. This group will meet once a semester over the next calendar year.
Strategy team members include R.J. Youngblood, Academic Achievement Center; Brent Weaver, K-State First; Lisa Last, Architecture Planning & Design; Eddy Gonzalez, Housing and Dining Services; Megan Katt, Lafene Health Center; Tamara Bauer, Leadership Studies; and Glenn Kinley, student representative.
Advisory group members have not been finalized. Those interested in serving on an advisory group, please reach out to RJ Youngblood at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brent Weaver email@example.com to indicate your interest.
To learn more about the Peer Mentoring Collaborative and see updates as the work progresses, visit the Student Success initiatives webpage.