Peer Instructor Criteria

We look for the following when selecting Peer Instructors:

  1. Students who have proven their ability to succeed academically at UK. A cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher preferred.
  2. Students who are involved on campus in multiple student organizations and can share with new students the process of getting involved on campus.
  3. Students who are good role models from a social standpoint. We look for students who make good decisions in regards to consumption of alcohol.
  4. Students with personalities that can to connect with a variety of different types of students and have a desire to mentor new students.
  5. Students who are enthusiastic about the University of Kentucky and the UK 101/201 experience.


Faculty/Staff Instructor Criteria

Faculty or professional staff members may apply to teach UK 101 or UK 201; professional staff must have earned at least a master's degree to be eligible. All UK 101 and 201 instructors and peer instructors are required to attend a mini-workshop in April, and first-time instructors also participate in a two-day training in May.

For more information on applying to teach a UK 101/201 section, please visit http://www.uky.edu/UGE/uk101.