Peer Advising Program

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Peer Specific Policies and Procedures




Overview


In addition to advising skills and resources, Advisors and Peer Advisors need to be aware of policies and procedures that affect their position. As an employee of Utah State University and University Advising (UA), it is important that you understand and follow these policies and procedures in order to remain in good standing with your position. This section will cover information from both the Office of Human Resources for the University as well as the Peer Advising Program itself.

Peer Advisors are hired by as part-time hourly employees of UA and report to the Supervisor, Susan Haddock, on matters of administrative, program training and payroll functions. Susan is the supervisor on record in the Human Resources Office.

Peer Advisors are housed, however, in various academic and student services departments throughout the campus and report directly to a sponsor Supervisor in that department on all other employment matters including hiring, terminating, scheduling and departmental training.

The roles of UA and the home departments are further outlined in the Peer Advising Program Handbook.

You will need access to the Peer Advising Program Handbook and the Human Resources websites listed below to complete this module.


Exploration


Human Resources

Take some time to visit the following selections of pages from the Human Resources website in an effort to understand policies and definitions that affect your position as a Peer Advisor.


Peer Advising Program

There are several polices and procedures that are specific to the Peer Advising Program due to the special characteristics of the program such as allotted work hours, and minimum qualifications. Take time now to thoroughly read the Peer Advising Program Handbook. You must be familiar with every aspect of the program.


Practice


Policies and Procedures
1. What is the minimum GPA you must maintain to be a Peer Advisor?
2. When are time cards due and where should you take them?
3. Who is responsible to train peer advisors regarding major and departmental information?
4. What is the name and acronym of the federal statute protecting educational records?
5. What is the definition of an "Hourly Employee"?
6. When is the Peer Advisor Fall Retreat? (Put this on your calendar)
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