Peer Mentor Leadership Project
Fellow: Gwendolyn Stovall
UT CNS Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) peer mentors are a critical component of FRI success! FRI peer mentors, many serving as student teachers, guide undergraduate students in scientific research activities. For many, that includes leading meetings, providing student feedback, creatively solving problems and helping students connect the dots, honing interpersonal social skills, effectively communicating, and more – all 21st Century skills (Trilling and Fadel, 2009). However, outside of the list of leadership activities printed on a resume, the FRI mentors have little evidence to demonstrate their 21st Century Skill development.