FYS 401 and FYS 402 are a sequence course designed for our Peer Mentors. Once students have interviewed and been selected to be Peer Mentors, they are enrolled in a section of FYS 401 during the second session of the spring semester. This course is taught by a UT Staff member and a Peer Mentor Coordinator. In this training course, Peer Mentor Trainees will learn everything they need to be success as a Peer Mentor, such as leadership, student development theory, history and purpose of FYE, freshmen characteristics, role of Peer Mentors, and facilitation skills. This course is worth 1 credit hour and is graded S/NC, and the Trainee must receive an S to continue in the Peer Mentor Process.
FYS 402 is the second part of the sequence. Every time a student serves as a Peer Mentor, they will enroll in FYS 402. This is a 1 credit hour course that is graded S/NC. For a Peer Mentor to be selected to return, they must earn an S. During the fall semester, FYS 402 will meet every other week and will serve as a forum for Peer Mentors to voice problems and concerns and collectively provide advise. The Graduate Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentor Coordinators will serve as the supervisor for this course.