Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 4.00
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
5,054

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
760

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
15.04

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
PEACE (Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment) Program

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

PEACE aims to advance the personal growth and intellectual development of all students. Through peer-to-peer interaction and bystander intervention strategies, student peer educators dialogue with and guide students through meaningful learning. PEACE offers opportunities for students to grow and translate awareness to action – changing the culture through peaceful disruption and education. PEACE also educates students on the intersections of sustainability and social issues and how students can impact change in these areas.


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

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing champions creating an inclusive community at Eastern and utilize PEACE to build connection with First Year students.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
8

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
23

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
460

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
FYI (First Year Introduction) 100 Peer Mentoring Program

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

Peer Mentors assist FYI 100 faculty within their course and serve as advocates for the needs, interests, and rights of first-year students. Peer Mentors are involved in many aspects of FYI 100 (First Year Introduction) course instruction, which may include syllabus planning, facilitating class discussions, and spending out-of-class time with students. The peer mentor role focuses on teaching first-year students about Eastern's resources, helping students to connect with groups on campus, and guiding discussions on college survival skills such as time management, advising, registration, and financial literacy, while also preparing students to be sustainable citizens by discussing ethical, social, and environmental issues.

FYI 100 course topics cover environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Some courses for fall 2022 include Antiracism & Social Justice, Ethics of Virtual Worlds, Exile in the Global Age, Living in a Diverse World, Our Parks Along the Trail, and Sex, Social Justice, & Spoken Word. Read more about FYI 100 courses here: https://www.easternct.edu/first-year-experience/fyi-100/fyi-100-courses.html


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

First-time, full-time students in their first semester


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
40

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
16

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
80

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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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):
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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):
540

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.71

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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The Wellness Warriors Program was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why there is currently no link to a specific Wellness Warriors webpage. Efforts are underway to reevaluate and assess the program mission before being restarted. The Wellness Warrior program may reemerge with a new mission but will continue to remain a resource for peer mentoring.

Information on the PEACE Program was provided by Starsheemar Byrum, Director of the Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing.

Information on the FYI 100 Peer Mentoring Program was provided by Jessica Ruddy, Associate Director of the Academic Success Center.

Information for the Wellness Warriors Program was provided by Sandra Rose-Zak, Coordinator, Wellness Education and Promotion.

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