PA Advisory Committee (PAAC)

Roles and Responsibilities

The Peer Advocate Advisory Committee consists of one student representative from each residence. The student representative must have experience (in the past or present) working in a peer support capacity and must demonstrate the ability to think critically about both macro and micro aspects of the program. The Peer Advocate Advisory Committee is charged with working closely with the program advisors to ensure programmatic concerns in each residence are assessed and addressed on an ongoing basis. The Peer Advisory Committee will meet monthly for one hour (the first Friday of each month with October 2018 meeting being the 2nd week)  to discuss residence concerns and develop plans to address the identified concerns. A Google document will be created and shared with those in the committee to identify talking points for each meeting.

The following list identifies the specific roles and responsibilities of the committee:

  • Each PAAC member must check in with peers in their residence to assess the effectiveness of the support system. This will be done through a standard survey being sent throughout each residence one time during Week 7 of each term (Weeks of: February 18-22, November 12-16, and May 13-17).
  • Each PAAC member will use the identified Google document to make note of concerns and/or ideas for each monthly meeting (agenda for upcoming meetings). 
  • One PAAC member will be identified to take notes during the meeting. This will be done in a Google document that allows for all members of the committee, including the program advisors, to access the document.
  • The program advisors will review the agenda and work with members of the PAAC committee to review and address each item.
  • Each PAAC member will assist in the recruitment and interview process for new PAs in their residence. This will include communicating information about PA selection and assembling a team of 3-4 students from their community to review applications and conduct interviews during the winter term.

PAAC Monthly Meeting Schedule

Fall Monthly Meeting Schedule (12:15pm-1:00pm)

  • October 12, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • December 7, 2018

Winter Monthly Meeting Schedule (12:15pm-1:00pm)

  • January 11, 2019
  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019

Spring Monthly Meeting Schedule (12:15pm-1:00pm)

  • April 5, 2019
  • May 3, 2019
  • June 7, 2019