The Resource Understanding the experience of being a peer advisor in the Freshman Interest Groups program at the University of Missouri, by Jeffrey A. Wiese

Understanding the experience of being a peer advisor in the Freshman Interest Groups program at the University of Missouri, by Jeffrey A. Wiese

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Understanding the experience of being a peer advisor in the Freshman Interest Groups program at the University of Missouri
Title
Understanding the experience of being a peer advisor in the Freshman Interest Groups program at the University of Missouri
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by Jeffrey A. Wiese
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Language
eng
Summary
The Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) program at the University of Missouri is a first-year experience program where groups of approximately 20 students live together in a residence hall and are co-enrolled in four courses. By combining residential and academic initiatives the program helps approximately 2,000 first-year students transition from high school to the university each year. The FIGs program employs more than 100 undergraduate Peer Advisors (PAs) to assist students in this transition. The PA position is unique in higher education because it combines responsibilities similar to traditional resident assistants along with the responsibility of teaching a university course for college credit. Adding to the complexity of this position is that the students with whom the PAs live are also their students in the classroom. While previous studies have looked at the impact similar transition programs have had on participants, few look at the impact these programs have on the student staff who work in them. Additionally, no study has been found that explores the combined experience of working as both a resident assistant and an undergraduate teaching assistant with the same group of students. In this phenomenological study, I interviewed 15 PAs and asked them to share their experience of working in the position. Through analysis of interview transcripts four themes about the PA experience emerged: managing multiple relationships, setting priorities and making sacrifices, challenges engaging residents, and the PAs reflection of the outcomes of their experience. This study concludes that the overall essence of being a PA is about balance: balancing relationships, roles, and responsibilities. The way the PAs handle the balance of these areas provides insight into their experience that may be useful in understanding other student leadership positions which involve overlapping roles and responsibilities
Cataloging source
MUU
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Wiese, Jeffrey A
Degree
PhD
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • 1977-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curs, Bradley R.
  • Hart, Jennifer L.
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  • University of Missouri--Columbia
  • College freshmen
  • College students
  • College student orientation
  • Leadership
  • Missouri
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Understanding the experience of being a peer advisor in the Freshman Interest Groups program at the University of Missouri, by Jeffrey A. Wiese
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  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Department of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisors: Dr. Bradley Curs and Dr. Jeni Hart
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-113)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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960950261
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 133 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustration
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)960950261
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Understanding the experience of being a peer advisor in the Freshman Interest Groups program at the University of Missouri, by Jeffrey A. Wiese
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Department of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisors: Dr. Bradley Curs and Dr. Jeni Hart
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-113)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
960950261
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 133 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960950261

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