Information for Faculty

Information for Faculty

How do Peer Educators work with my students?

All peer educators are trained in a variety of topics related to tutoring, including ethics, active listening, and learning strategies. Educators work with students to understand course concepts and develop skills to be successful in a course. Educators do NOT help students with exams or quizzes. Further, educators do not do homework for students; rather, they help students become self-sufficient to complete the homework themselves.

How can I verify that a student has met with a Peer Educator?

Regular reports are sent direct to faculty inboxes from the Coordinator. You may check on your students' tutoring activity anytime in Accudemia. Choose Reports then Activity of My Students. You are able to choose the format of the report (pdf, xls, etc). If you'd like to report on a specific class, choose the Class Filter. If you'd like a report on specific student(s), choose the Student Filter. If you choose no filters, you will see all activity of your students.

For more information, check the Accudemia documentation or contact the LEAD Coordinator at lead@fairmontstate.edu.

How can I highlight The LEAD Center on my syllabus?

We have two versions of our recommended syllabus language below. You are welcome to edit it to suit your course's needs:

Accessible Format:

The LEAD Center: The Learning Enrichment and Academic Development Center (LEAD) is located on the second floor of the library and provides students with free support resources, including learning assistance in a wide range of courses. The LEAD Center opens no later than the second week of classes. Assistance is primarily offered on a drop-in basis with appointments available for select courses. English and writing help is available via appointment ONLY. To book an appointment, see more information on services, hours, or a list of current workshops, visit https://www.fairmontstate.edu/academics/lead-center. You may also contact the coordinator Brittany Cuchta at lead@fairmontstate.edu.

Brief and Accessible Format:

The LEAD Center: The Learning Enrichment and Academic Development Center (LEAD) is located on the second floor of the library and provides students with free support resources, including learning assistance, both as drop-in and appointments. The LEAD Center opens no later than the second week of classes. For more information on services, hours, or a list of current workshops, visit https://www.fairmontstate.edu/academics/lead-center. You may also contact the coordinator Brittany Cuchta at lead@fairmontstate.edu.

Can I refer a student to The LEAD Center?

Absolutely! We believe all students should visit The LEAD Center. Further, if you feel there is a student who would particularly benefit we can reach out to them with targeted information. You can open a Referral for a student in Accudemia. This will allow LEAD Center staff, professors, advisors, and other interested parties to stay up-to-date on any student at risk.

For questions about the Referral process, contact the coordinator at lead@fairmontstate.edu.

Can I require visits to The LEAD Center as part of my course?

Yes! You can use the Report feature of Accudemia to see who has visited and whether they gave the tutoring session the attention it deserves. If you'd like, you can also require a signature from the peer educator and/or a GA, however the Reports will give the most information.

Choose Reports then Activity of My Students. You are able to choose the format of the report (pdf, xls, etc). If you'd like to report on a specific class, choose the Class Filter. If you'd like a report on specific student(s), choose the Student Filter. If you choose no filters, you will see all activity of your students.

For more information, check the Accudemia documentation or contact the LEAD Coordinator at x4722.

What is a Class Visit and how can I schedule one?

LEAD Center staff are available to visit classes for short presentation of our services. If requested, we can make sure that the staff member who visits is a peer educator for your specific class. If you would like to schedule a visit, go to Request a Class Visit or email lead@fairmontstate.edu.

What are LEAD Workshops?

The LEAD Center holds a variety of regularly-scheduled workshops aimed at student success skills. Currently, we have:

  • Stress Management and Meditation
  • Time Management
  • Graphic Planning
  • Active Listening and Note-Taking

Workshops are aimed at students but are open to the faculty and staff. If you would like to see LEAD hold a workshop on a skill, contact lead@fairmontstate.edu.

How can I recommend a student to become a Peer Educator?

We are always looking to expand our team! Students are hired in the spring semesters for the coming academic year. Visit Become a LEADer! for information.