NASPA Online Learning Community

Peer Ed Potential Unleashed: Evaluating with a Career Competency Lens

Includes a Live Web Event on 07/10/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Higher education is increasingly focused on outcomes like retention, graduation, and employment rates (Franklin, 2013; Stewart et al., 2016). Students, families, and employers want assurance that college imparts essential workplace skills (NACE, 2022). Thus, institutions are under pressure to demonstrate their value in preparing students for post-graduation careers.

Co-curricular activities significantly contribute to student development and retention (Astin, 1984; Kuh, 1995; Mayhew et al, 2016). Administrators recognize peers' critical role in student growth (Lemon & Wawrzynski, 2022). As a result, many colleges recruit and train peer educators. These programs help students support their peers, engage in college life, find purpose, and develop job-related skills (Kuh, 1995; Lemon & Wawrzynski, 2022; Mayhew et al, 2016).

This presentation will discuss providing constructive feedback to student peer educators. Examples of formative and reflective tools will be shared. A sample evaluation tool incorporating NACE career readiness competencies will be reviewed, demonstrating how comprehensive feedback enhances individual student experiences and overall program effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the NACE career readiness competencies and their relevance in the context of a peer education program.
  • Explore how to frame the NACE career readiness competencies in assessing peer educator performance, growth, and overall effectiveness.
  • Gain insights into the potential impact of integrating the NACE career readiness competencies into peer educator programs, including how it can lead to more effective and impactful outcomes.

Yvonne Lin Giovanis

Associate Director, Wellness Education & Health

Texas Christian University

Yvonne Giovanis is the Assistant Director for Wellness Education & Health Promotion in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion department at Texas Christian University. She has a Master's in Counseling, with a specialization in student affairs, and is currently a doctoral candidate in TCU’s Higher Education Leadership program. Yvonne created, developed, and sustains the current peer education program at TCU. Prior to her current role, she served for 10 years in the TCU Alcohol and Drug Education Center. She previously worked at two other institutions in the areas of housing and residence life, student conduct, leadership development, and diversity education.

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Guidelines for earning CSAEd credit: 

1 CSAEd Core CE will be awarded for completing this course. Completion includes attending the live session and completing the Feedback Survey. 

No partial credit will be awarded; full completion is required. 

Participants must also complete the feedback survey in the Online Learning Community.

Credit is only available for attending the live session.

To receive CSAEd credit, attendees must complete the Feedback Survey in the online event offering the certification. Once the survey is completed, your Certificate will be available in the event modules. The Certificate of Completion, which will show the event and credit earnings, is available for download and/or print from the event in your Online Learning Community.

NASPA has been approved by the Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification to provide CE credit for Certified Student Affairs Educators (CSAEd). NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.


Guidelines for earning CHES/MCHES credit:

NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). There are up to 1 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours eligible for CHES.

To receive credit, please complete a reporting form, available at In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of the webinar by completing the feedback survey found within the content tabs of the module.  A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in late July 2024. Please allow about two weeks to receive your certificate.