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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Amber Zoe

...As we transition from honors program to college, our services are growing in scope and complexity, as are our responsibilities. We need a new way to provide reliable, personalized honors student support.

Learning centers have been shown to increase student retention, satisfaction, academic achievement, and self-reliance, all outcomes that we hope to foster as we grow. And while community connection and campus involvement are instrumental in helping all students thrive, it has shown to be particularly essential for honors students, who need a community of academic peers.

Fortunately, Honors at Virginia Tech already has a thriving culture of peer education: our peer educators are the primary instructors of our first-year seminars and reading seminars, classes that are taken by hundreds of students every semester and that consistently receive outstanding course evaluations.

Therefore, to increase student support in the context of our intellectual community, we decided to create a learning center grounded in our strength: an Honors Peer Advising Center.

dc.publisherEuropean Honors Councilen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectpeer advisingen_US
dc.subjectlearning centeren_US
dc.titleDesigning an Honors Peer Advising Centeren_US
dc.description.notesJournal of the European Honors Council 2017 (volume 1) - Issue 2. Special issue: Honors communities The second issue of the Journal is devoted to papers and notes related to presentations at the International Honors Conference at Windesheim UAS, the Netherlands, in June 2017.en_US
dc.title.serialJournal of the European Honors Councilen_US

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