Title

The Integration of the FAHSSMP and First Year AERO 1970 Research Project

Submitter and Co-author information

Tapas Modi, University of WindsorFollow

Standing

Undergraduate

Type of Proposal

Poster Presentation

Challenges Theme

Open Challenge

Faculty

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Sponsor

Tamsin Bacon

Abstract/Description of Original Work

The purpose of this study is to examine the Faculty of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences Mentorship Program’s (FAHSSMP) impact of mentors in with the integration of Aeronautics Leadership program at the University of Windsor would be beneficial to current and future students in the program.

This study examines the potential impact of an in-class peer mentor program on first year students in the University of Windsor's Aeronautics Leadership program.

Since 2005, peer mentors in the University of Windsor’s FAHSSMP have facilitated active learning in first-year classrooms. Originally established in one interdisciplinary transitional course, each Fall, approximately 100 mentors in FAHSSMP now facilitate learning for approximately 900 students in first year History, Psychology, Sociology, Drama, Labor Studies and Political Science courses, as well as the undeclared course, Understanding the Contemporary World. This multi-disciplinary academically embedded peer-mentorship model was established to support first-year learning, but may also have significant benefits for student mentors, instructors, and institutional culture. There is tremendous potential for this model to be embedded into AERO-1970, which is the Aeronautics program’s first year required ground school course. Past research (Pugliese et al., 2015; Pugliese et al., 2012; Bolton, Pugliese, & Singleton-Jackson, 2009) has indicated that the model has significant benefits to first year students, course instructors, and the senior students who take on the mentor role.

The foundation of this study is based on one-on-one interviews targeted at currently involved students in the Aeronautics Leadership program.

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The Integration of the FAHSSMP and First Year AERO 1970 Research Project

The purpose of this study is to examine the Faculty of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences Mentorship Program’s (FAHSSMP) impact of mentors in with the integration of Aeronautics Leadership program at the University of Windsor would be beneficial to current and future students in the program.

This study examines the potential impact of an in-class peer mentor program on first year students in the University of Windsor's Aeronautics Leadership program.

Since 2005, peer mentors in the University of Windsor’s FAHSSMP have facilitated active learning in first-year classrooms. Originally established in one interdisciplinary transitional course, each Fall, approximately 100 mentors in FAHSSMP now facilitate learning for approximately 900 students in first year History, Psychology, Sociology, Drama, Labor Studies and Political Science courses, as well as the undeclared course, Understanding the Contemporary World. This multi-disciplinary academically embedded peer-mentorship model was established to support first-year learning, but may also have significant benefits for student mentors, instructors, and institutional culture. There is tremendous potential for this model to be embedded into AERO-1970, which is the Aeronautics program’s first year required ground school course. Past research (Pugliese et al., 2015; Pugliese et al., 2012; Bolton, Pugliese, & Singleton-Jackson, 2009) has indicated that the model has significant benefits to first year students, course instructors, and the senior students who take on the mentor role.

The foundation of this study is based on one-on-one interviews targeted at currently involved students in the Aeronautics Leadership program.