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Wilkinson College Peer Advising Program

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Peer AdvisingWilkinson College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department Peer Advisors are a valuable academic resource who help students select classes that meet their interests and program requirements; provide information on academic programs, policies and procedures; and make appropriate referrals to campus resources. They also provide advice based on their experiences as students at CU. Peer advisors hold drop-in and appointment hours; they also respond to email requests for information or guidance. Their services will be advertised on college websites, social media, and newsletters.

 

Wilkinson College Peer Advisors

photo of Anika  Manuel: Peace Studies and Political Science Departments Peer Advisor

Anika Manuel: Peace Studies and Political Science Departments Peer Advisor

Office Hours for Political Science: Check back!
Office Hours for Peace Studies: Check back!
Please schedule your appointment here (Peace Studies): https://calendly.com/amanuel-pcstpeeradvisor/15min
Anika assists with information for majors and minors within the Peace Studies and Political Science Departments. She is a junior triple major in Peace Studies, Political Science, and Philosophy from San Jose, California. She is interested in the formation and organization of various social movements across history, and she aspires towards a career rooted in social justice and advocacy.
photo of Kelly Uyemura: Creative Writing Peer Advisor

Kelly Uyemura: Creative Writing Peer Advisor

Writing Peer Advisor
Office Hours: Check back!
Please Schedule Your Appointment Here: https://calendly.com/cwpeeradvisor/office-hours
Kelly assists with information for majors within the Creative Writing Department. She is a junior Creative Writing major and Japanese Studies minor from Laguna Niguel, California. She wishes to inspire and engage the imagination of others with her writing and works towards a career as a writer for video games.
photo of Emma Warmerdam: English Peer Advisor

Emma Warmerdam: English Peer Advisor

Office Hours: Check back!
Please schedule your appointment here: https://calendly.com/engpeeradvisor/peeradvising
Emma assists with information for majors and minors within the English department. She is an English major from Sacramento, California, emphasizing in Literature, Rhetoric, and Cultural Studies. Alongside her major, Emma has a triple minor in Secondary Education, Psychology, and LGBTQ Studies. She is interested in feminist theory, modernist literature, queer theory, and the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools. She hopes to pursue a career in higher education as a professor, mentor, advisor, and researcher.

Interested in becoming a Wilkinson Peer Advisor

Department-level peer advisors should ideally be a major or minor in the program for at least one year. A generalist peer advisor will be available in the Dean’s Office to help students in majors or minors for which no peer advisor exists or is available and to conduct peer advising for Interdisciplinary Programs.

All peer advisor training will be conducted jointly by Academic Advising, Dean’s Office, and departments. This training is compulsory and must be completed before a peer advisor can begin working with students. A student peer advisor must attend the pre-semester training sessions, be available to attend major meetings during fall and spring orientation and hold at least four office hours weekly during the fall and spring academic semesters. In addition, peer advisors may be asked to hold office hours during interterm and the summer, attend peer advisor meetings or additional training, or other advising or recruitment events throughout the academic year.

Peer advisors will work directly with a faculty supervisor. The faculty supervisors must be available via text/phone/email/in-person during ALL student-peer advisor consults in case questions arise. Staff are NOT allowed to substitute for faculty supervisors. If a faculty supervisor is unavailable, the peer advising session cannot be run. This is to ensure no misadvising occurs.

For more information, please contact your department Administrative Assistant or the Director of Administrative Operations Sarah Gordon sargordon@chapman.edu.