Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.02 / 4.00
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
17,866

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
17,866

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Wellness Awareness Network (SWAN)

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

SWAN hosts workshops, provides resources and more so students feel connected, supported and successful throughout their journey at Douglas. SWAN is made up of student staff and volunteers, overseen by a Student Life staff member. These individuals are keen to share wellness information with their peers to help foster healthy lifestyles. The group uses a variety of fun and innovative strategies to promote health on campus, including educational events and campaigns, interactive tabling, social media content and more. Prospective volunteers need to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Complete a mandatory online volunteer training module(s)
- Be available for a minimum of 10 hours per semester (volunteer meetings count toward hours)
- Be available to attend at least four of the six volunteer meetings per semester. Meetings are typically held twice a month on Mondays, 10–11:30am
- Have excellent communication skills
- Demonstrate leadership capabilities
- Have an interest in at least one of the following wellness topics: social, mental, physical, financial, sexual, occupational or emotional/spiritual health, consent and active bystander intervention or environmental sustainability
- Be motivated and have a positive attitude
- Be respectful, encouraging and a team player


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The target audience of SWAN is all Douglas College students.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
20

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
43

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
172

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Student Services Advisory Committee

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The Student Services Advisory Committee provides feedback and advice to the student services areas of the College such as Enrolment Services, Student Affairs and Services, Library and Learning Centre, Career Centre and more. The committee meets at least once per semester. Duties of the committee include:
- Bringing forward issues, concerns and questions from the student body, or specific student constituent groups
- Receiving updates about services to share with fellow students
- Sharing updates on student activities and initiatives related to student experience and services


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience of the Student Services Advisory Committee is all students.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Douglas College Learning Centre

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The Learning Centre offers tutoring, academic, and writing support for students and by students. Peer tutors work with students to improve academic skills, writing skills and understanding of course concepts.
English Language tutors are available to help multilingual students with English writing, listening, reading and speaking skills for Douglas College courses.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The target audience of the Learning Centre is all students.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
172

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.01

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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