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The Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit is a professional development and community-building event for any student who serves in a peer support role such as tutors, mentors, advisors, coaches, leaders, and others across DePaul University. The Summit is a collaborative event that focuses on the current needs of our communities and best practices. This is a dedicated space where peer educators can “Network. Collaborate. Learn." through a variety of Round Robin sessions (interactive mini-workshops), as well as through community-building activities and other networking opportunities.
In celebration of our 12th event, this year’s theme—
Creating Your Mentoring Masterpiece —will explore all aspects of art and creation across any and all modalities, be it music, theatre, sculpture, writing, and more!
Art can do a lot. It can portray things in a new light, bring solace, push boundaries, promote inclusivity, and more. As a peer educator, not only are you constantly creating and adapting, you are inspired by these same ideas in how you teach and lead.
As students, educators, and humans we are always creating. Whether it is peer education-based elements such as lesson plans or student engagement resources, or other creative outlets like music, poetry, and more, the creation of art is such a massive part of life. For this Summit, we’re excited to ask you all what inspires you to create? How do these inspirations tie into your experiences as peer mentors and how you lead? How does the exhibition and interpretation of art relate to peer education?
This year’s Summit hopes to tackle some of these questions, while providing fun, unique, and introspective professional development workshops that promote collaboration and communication!
By the end of the event, Summit participants will be able to
One of the defining features of every Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit is a series of interactive Round Robin sessions. These interactive mini-workshops reflect on aspects of our individual work as peer tutors and mentors and connect to the experience of peer educators across DePaul. The goal for each session is to engage your peers in activities and discussions that highlight a variety of mentoring and tutoring ideas, strategies, and techniques to help other peer educators reflect on their own work and see it in this larger context. We encourage you to playfully intersect with this year’s theme
Creating Your Mentoring Masterpiece with your topic. Each session runs 15-20 minutes and will likely be repeated.
Round Robin Proposal Topic Examples
Here are some examples of how you might connect your session proposal to the theme—you are welcome to think of others, but these might help as you plan!
Round Robin proposals are due by 11:59pm on Friday, February 11th, 2021. Please submit your Round Robin proposal online via this website. The Round Robin Committee will be in touch with feedback and next steps.
Round Robin Proposal Form
We offer Writing Center Appointments for anyone seeking support and feedback on developing a Round Robin proposal. As any peer educator knows, two heads are better than one!
Tutors and mentors are encouraged to schedule individual or group appointments at the Writing Center to work on their proposals at any stage of the writing process! Peer writing tutors who have successfully proposed and presented or moderated a Round Robin at past Summits are available to work with you.
To make an appointment with one of these tutors, log in to the Writing Center's
online scheduler, then utilize the drop-down menu to select "Summit Round Robin Proposal.
Schedule a Writing Center Appointment
Interested in learning more about the summit? If you are a program supervisor, assist in the supervision of a peer education program, or are a peer educator interested in learning more, we are happy to schedule a short information session with you. In this information session, we'll provide a brief overview of the summit, tips for proposing a Round Robin session, and answer any questions you may have.
Request an Information Session
Round robins are interactive 15-20 minute "mini-workshops" similar to conference roundtable sessions. You choose a topic related to the theme and your work and facilitate participants' discussion and reflection.
A round robin session being led by peer educators in 2015.
Peer educators leading a round robin session in 2014.
Engaging round robbin sessions from 2013's Summit.
Peer educators working collaboratively during 2012's event.
Elizabeth Coughlin introduces one of the first Peer Tutor and Mentor Summits.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jen Finstrom at jfinstro [at] depaul.edu.
Get excited as we share sneak peeks and updates on our @dpupeersummit Instagram!