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Freshman Year Experience class looking for help

The Center for Learning Assistance is looking for eligible students to assist in teaching University 150, the Freshman Year Experience class at New Mexico State University.


gram allows students to assist in instruction and act as role models for incoming freshmen during the fall semester. Peer educators work closely with an instructor and play an active role in facilitating discussions and advising freshmen on how to become successful and effective learners at NMSU.

"Peer Educators are a critical aspect of the course and have been since they were added in 1997," said Terry Cook, associate director of the Center for Learning Assistance. "Being a peer educator allows students to gain leadership and teaching experience while helping new students become successful as college students."

Peer educators are responsible for serving as a liaison between students and instructors, helping plan lectures, guest speakers and communicating with students outside of class.

Requirements to apply include at least junior status by fall 2005, a 3.0 GPA, an interest in helping other students succeed, involvement on campus and a willingness to model appropriate behavior for new students.

Recruitment of peer educators is ongoing and applications must be filled out online at http://www.nmsu.edu/~cla.

For more information, contact the Center for Learning Assistance at (505) 646-3136.