Ed.D. Educational Leadership
College of Education
Mentoring in education; Academic achievement
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
A peer mentoring program for new students at a for-profit institution was implemented at a campus over five quarters. Peer mentors with high GPAs were matched with students for eleven weeks to help with academic success. A Business Club was created to support the mentoring program and campus activities. A professor monitored the program and collected data about the mentors, mentees, and the program's initiatives. Qualitative and quantitative research practices were used. Most mentees completed their first quarter coursework and re-enrolled for multiple quarters. The peer mentors learned valuable skills that they will apply to their workplaces. The campus was positively impacted by Business Club and mentoring activities, with students helping each other outside of formal mentoring program.
McGeehan, Diane, "Peer mentoring for-profit college students" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 549.