Featured Speakers: First Year Experience at Ohio State
Maximizing At-Risk Student Success Through a Data-Driven Peer Mentoring Model
In the summer of 2015, The Ohio State University's office of First Year Experience (FYE) transitioned from an Orientation Leader model, supporting just the summer orientation program, to a year-round Peer Leader model where trained upper-class students engage in data-informed outreach and relationship building with at-risk students in the first-year class. The Peer Leaders then leverage the trusted relationships they form over the summer to significantly influence student decision making, receptivity to resources and ultimately, student success. Their year-round, data-driven outreach, supported by innovative measures and tools, ensures that Peer Leaders are connecting with the students who will benefit most from their efforts.