Thank you for submitting a reference. Your information will aid the selection committee in determining her/his qualifications for a the PA position. The PA is a student staff member who lives in the residence halls and aids in students success by providing educational support and programming, building community and referring students to academic resources across campus. The position is distinct in its scope and successful candidates should have a strong work ethic, be flexible, have good time management skills and demonstrate leadership characteristics and/or potential.

In short the Peer Advisor serves as an academic focused resource who ultimately:
  • Assists Living Learning Community participants in formulating academic objectives concurrent with their individual interests and potential skill levels.
  • Facilitate opportunities for Living Learning Community students to develop in the areas of learning styles, study skills and test taking.
  • Act as a referral agent by directing students, when appropriate, to various academic support services.
  • Assist faculty with the instruction of University 1231 course.
We appreciate completing the following recommendation form, giving us your impressions concerning the applicant. If you have questions about the position you may contact Josh Mackrill at the Department of University Housing & Residence Life at (940) 898-3676.

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* 1. Please type the name of the Peer Advisor applicant you are providing a recommendation for below.

Please evaluate the applicant on each of the following characteristics. Rate each characteristic by checking the phrase which provides the most accurate description of the applicant.

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* 2. PERSONALITY: Consider honesty and openness, self-confidence, poise, tact, enthusiasm, congeniality, etc.

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* 3. MOTIVATION/INITIATIVE: Consider the ease and vigor with which this person approaches a new situation and consider the degree this person sets goals for himself/herself.

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* 4. COOPERATIVENESS: Consider attitude and ability to work with others, how the person gets along with superiors, equals, subordinates. Receptiveness to suggestion and criticism.

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* 5. RESPONSIBILITY: Consider the degree to which this person is dependable, prompt, and conscientious.

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* 6. COMMUNICATION: Consider the ability of the candidate to understand questions, grasp new ideas, and express her/his thoughts verbally.

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* 7. SOCIAL SENSITIVITY: Consider this person’s sensitivity to and understanding of reactions and feelings of individuals and of groups and her/his ability to make an effective response to them.

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* 8. CRITICAL THINKING AND DECISION-MAKING: Consider the degree to which this person can process information and quickly make sound decisions, especially in an emergency situation.

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* 9. MATURITY: Consider the degree to which you think this person has developed a mature outlook.

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* 10. ASSERTIVENESS: Consider this person’s ability to stand up for her/his own ideas and to constructively confront others.

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* 11. PERSONAL INSIGHTS AND GENERAL COMMENTS REGARDING THE APPLICANT:

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* 12. Would you hire/rehire this person? 

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* 13. Relationship to applicant:

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* 14. How long have you known the applicant?

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* 15. Your contact informaiton

Thank you for completing the PA Reference form. 
Please be aware you will receive an email or phone call to confirm you've completed this reference by the end of the PA Selection process.
If you have any further questions about the PA Selection process, Living Learning Communities
please contact Josh Mackrill at 940-898-3676.

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