ARC: PAL Student Mentor (S9599X)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders are outstanding Bates students who are willing to use their first-hand experience and knowledge to help their peers become better learners. Having successfully completed the course they are leading, PAL Leaders facilitate learning in out-of-class sessions using strategies that build readiness and comprehension in traditionally difficult courses. PAL Leaders work to help students understand that problem solving is a process, and that with practice students can claim authority of their own learning. PAL Leaders diligently prepare session plans and reports that are shared in weekly staff meetings with the PAL Program Coordinator. As part of the Academic Resource Commons (ARC), PAL Leaders implement the core mission of working with Bates students towards academic success. PAL Leaders participate in ARC training sessions throughout the semester to learn from other ARC leaders and to support their own development as peer leaders.
In addition to working as a PAL Leader, the PAL Student Mentor will also involve duties/responsibilities such as:
- Supporting and consulting with PAL Leaders
- Being a link between PAL Leaders and supervisor
- Completing administrative functions: tracking attendance and marketing efforts
- Assist in PAL Leader development: session observations, semester kick-start and on-going training