The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is now accepting applications for its GEN 100 Peer Instructor & Outreach Leader Program for fall 2019 (formerly known as the "peer mentor" program). These undergraduate instructional positions offer a leadership development opportunity focused on a guided project to create campus and community engagement activities for GEN 100 students for graded, course credit at the 300-level. The course now fulfills academic enrichment experience and professional support requirements of CAFE degree programs. 

GEN 100 is a first-year course that exposes students to core issues in agriculture, food and environmental sciences. This course also helps new students navigate college life, understand the variety of campus resources available to them, and engage with the wider campus and Lexington community.

Each GEN 100 faculty member is paired with at least one peer instructor/outreach leader. Peer instructors attend class with the professor, assist in class activities, serve as a student resource, help organize field trips, lead select discussions, and complete a graded leadership and engagement project over the course of the semester.

In order to be a GEN 100 Peer Instructor, students must:

  • Hold a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the end of the Spring 2019 term
  • Have strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Be able to commit time to the program, including meeting for three seminars with other peer instructors during the fall semester (we will work with your schedules).
  • Be passionate about campus and community engagement

Benefits of the GEN 100 Peer Instructor & Outreach Leader Program include:

  • Build leadership, public speaking and teaching skills
  • Earn three credit hours (GEN 300: Undergraduate Teaching Experience)
  • Expanded network of UK faculty and staff

Click here to listen to former students share their experience.