Meeting the Complex Needs of 21st Century Students
While a 21st century education provides exceptional benefits, it can also present challenges. An increasingly diverse student population coming from complex societies coupled with tightening of resources leave universities from across the country asking, “How can we better meet the needs of our students?” Peer mentoring is a remedy for schools lacking sufficient external resources to support student bodies that are increasingly diverse and complex in educational needs.
Guest Editor Peter Collier, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Portland State University, and colleagues from universities across the United States propose student peer mentoring as a tool to meet the increasingly complex needs of 21st century students in the latest issue of Metropolitan Universities.
From programs such as PAVE, a program for veteran students that has spread to 40 universities, to using mentors as a way to create inclusive environments for incoming students, student peer mentoring offers new students from diverse backgrounds and communities a guiding light through higher education systems by utilizing resources that are readily available to institutions: the students.
In Metropolitan Universities, Issue 28.3:
- Peer mentoring: A tool for serving the diverse needs of a 21st century college students, Peter Collier, Portland State University
- Why peer mentoring is an effective approach for promoting college student success, Peter Collier, Portland State University
- Creating Inclusive Campus Communities: The Vital Role of Peer Mentorship in Inclusive Higher Education, Catherine Lewis, University of Rochester
- Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE): Implementing a sustainable peer support program for student veterans on college campuses, Michelle Kees, Brittany Risk, Chrysta Meadowbrooke, Timothy Nellett, Jane Spinner, University of Michigan
- Peer mentoring for undergraduates in a research-focused diversity initiative, Thomas E. Keller, Kay Logan, Jennifer Lindwall, Caitlyn Beals, Portland State University
- Wake Forest University: Building a campus-wide mentoring culture, Allison McWilliams, Wake Forest University
- Innovating for student success: the University Leadership Network and tiered undergraduate peer mentor model, Jennifer L. Smith, University of Texas at Austin
- Supporting college students through peer mentoring: Serving immigrant students, Matthew Kring, Metropolitan State University of Denver
View the complete issue at https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/index.