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About and By UNST Mentors

The University Studies Peer Mentor Program uses course evaluations as one method of evaluating mentor performance.  We also study mentors and their experiences in order to improve the mentor program.

There are opportunities for Peer Mentors to work on research projects related to student success and program assessment.  Mentors have helped the program understand more about who our mentors are, how students experience the process of building ePortfolios, and the many subgroups among our students whose first language is not English.

As you read these reports, let us know what questions they raise and how you use this information to inform your practice.  Contact Rowanna Carpenter, Assessment Coordinator, (carpenterr@pdx.edu) with any questions about UNST assessment or research.

Tell us how you have used UNST assessment information.

About Mentors

DATE   REPORT ACTION
Fall 2011 This excerpt from the 2010-2011 Annual Assessment Report summarizes course evaluation information for undergraduate and graduate peer mentors.  
Fall 2011

Mentor Majors and Demographics

This report, written by undergraduate peer mentor Jacob Coppolla, provides a profile of undergraduate mentors and identifies subgroups that are underrepresented in the mentor community.

  • The mentor program is examining its recruitment practices to identify ways to do more outreach to underrepresented groups
Summer 2011

The Impact of Peer Mentoring at PSU

This report articulates mentors impact on their students and the impact of the mentoring experience on mentors.

  • Presented at the Peer to Peer Mentoring Conference, August 2011

 

By Mentors

DATE   REPORT ACTION
Winter 2012

A Profile of FRINQ Students Whose Home Language Is Not English

Beth Hooker, graduate peer mentor, created this report providing information about our students who speak languages other than English.

  • Beth Hooker facilitated a mentor workshop about working with international students
Fall 2011

Mentor Majors and Demographics

This report, written by undergraduate peer mentor Jacob Coppolla, provides a profile of undergraduate mentors and identifies subgroups that are underrepresented in the mentor community.

  • The mentor program is examining its recruitment practices to identify ways to do more outreach to underrepresented groups
Summer 2011

What the Students Say...Student Feedback on the ePortfolio Process

Krys Roth, undergraduate peer mentor, analyzed student survey comments and wrote this report summarizing the findings.

  • Presented at FRINQ faculty and mentor retreats
  • Added clarifying questions to end-of-year FRINQ survey
  • Presented at the AAEEBL International ePortfolio Summit in Boston, MA, July 2011