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UK 101 and 201 Peer Instructors play an integral role in the transition and success of our new students. The Peer Instructors help teach the UK 101 and UK 201 classes, which are orientation courses for our freshmen and transfer students. Every Peer Instructor is paired with a faculty/staff instructor, and the two work together to create the best experience possible for all students enrolled in UK 101 and 201. This experience gives students valuable leadership skills including teaching, public speaking, mentoring, and more.
Every year three UK 101/201 Peer Instructors are selected to serve as Peer Instructor Liaisons, a leadership role within the Peer Instructor experience. Besides continuing to serve as Peer Instructors, the Liaisons work with UK 101/201 staff to help recruit Peer Instructors, plan and implement Peer Instructor trainings, and create a clear and consistent line of communication between Peer Instructors (via e-mail, social media, etc.). Liaisons each receive a $500 stipend per semester for the two semesters served.