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Academic Coaching: For Academic Peer Mentors

Training

Helpful Links

Schedule Change Request

Requesting a Schedule Change 

  1. Academic Peer Mentors can change their schedule 5 times per semester for any reason provided that they:
    1. Give 2 working days' notice (48 hours).  Remember we don't work on Saturdays!
    2. The shift can be covered by another Academic Coach
  2. Once the request has been sent, it will go to the Head Academic Peer Mentor who will then ask for shift coverage via email and assign the shift accordingly. This will allow the Head Academic Peer Mentor time to assign extra shifts fairly instead of first-come-first-serve of the GroupMe. 
  3. If no one replies via email, the Head Academic Peer Mentor will use the GroupMe feature. 
  4. Once coverage has been located, you both will receive an email confirming the shift change and coverage.

Emergency Situations

  1. If you have an emergency or become suddenly ill, please contact both the Director and the Head Academic Peer Mentor
  2. If you have a school-related activity that comes up without proper notice, contact the Head Academic Peer Mentor

Self-Directed Training Due Wednesday, January 6

  1. Read Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success by Myron H. Dembo & Helena Seli (2013) 
  2. Complete the Guided Reading Assignment
  3. Complete all 8 Skills Training Modules
  4. Learn how to use the Electronic Time Sheet program to record time and get paid. 

Electronic Time Sheet System (Getting Paid)
To record your Academic Peer Mentor hours, you will use the electronic timesheet through Self-Service.  Please see Student Time Entry Instructions if you are not familiar with this process

Timesheet Process:

  • Students are paid bi-weekly Sunday - Saturday; therefore, the last study hall shift is Friday of any pay period since we are closed on Saturdays.
  • Timesheets must be submitted by 10 am every other Monday for supervisor approval
  • Get in the habit of submitting timesheets every Friday 
  • You must clock in and out using the electronic timesheet--you can edit your own mistakes

     

Live Training Overview

Academic Peer Mentor Training (Zoom)

Friday, January 8

12 pm - 4 pm

 

Business Office Forms

If you have never worked on campus before, please bring with you two forms of identification.​ If you do not bring two forms of identification (student ID does not count), the Business Office will not allow you to begin working.

  • driver's license
  • passport
  • social security card
  • birth certificate

You must also complete the forms found in the Student Employment Packet below and return them to the Business Office before you can begin working.

Weekly

Weekly Meeting Agenda

Prepare for Your Weekly Academic Peer Mentor Meetings:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide
  2. You may shuffle the order of each week to meet your student's needs
  3. Reference Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success as needed
  4. Add your own insight
  5. Refer to UNC handouts and videos
  6. Add an additional hour per week to your timesheet for meeting preparation (other time can be used while you're monitoring study hall)

 

Time Management

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Create a Weekly schedule using the link below
    • Save a picture of the schedule
    • Drop the picture into a word program
    • Save the document as a pdf 
    • Upload document to your student's dashboard for future reference
  2. Create a semester calendar
    • Choose between the two options below
    • Save as a pdf 
    • Upload to your student's dashboard for future reference

The Importance of Sleep

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Review guide & talk about the importance of sleep and academics
  2. Discuss the Sleep Activity (no need to upload to dashboard)

Goal Setting

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Help students create SMART semester goals
    • ​​Use the Goal Sheet below
    • Save as a pdf
    • Upload to your student's dashboard for future reference
  2. If your student seems confused or worried about their long-term goals use the following resources:

Classroom Civility & Skipping Class

Complete During Your Meeting:

  1. Classroom Civility & Skipping Class are easy to discuss together, so feel free to combine these guides
  2. Complete the How Civil Are You activity (No need to upload)
  3. Complete the Interpret Attendance Policies Activity (No need to upload)

Procrastination

Complete During Your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide
  2. Review Ch. 4, pg 160-166 in Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

Building Concentration

Complete During Your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide
  2. Review ch. 7, pg 174 in Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success
  3. Complete Take Control of Your Distractions activity (no need to upload)

Note Taking

Complete for Your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide (Remind students to bring their notes)
  2. Review ch. 9 in Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success - Mirror Questions on pg. 234
  3. Help students create mirror questions and a summary question for their notes.  They can do this in their notes or on a separate piece of paper. 

Reading Comprehension 

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide
  2. Read ch. 8 in Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success
  3. Have your students bring one of their reading assignments and practice turning heading into questions.  

Study Smart & Hard

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide
  2. Read ch. 3, & ch. 10 in Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success
  3. Complete the Question Everything activity below
  4. Help students create a Study Plan as needed

Finding Balance

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide
  2. Complete the Can I Go Out Tonight activity (no need to upload)

Student-Athlete

Complete During your Meeting:

  1. Review the Weekly Meeting Guide if this applies to your student
  2. Complete the Organized Student-Athlete activity