Survey || Do you supervise peer educators? Please share your insights!

A post from Guelph University (Ontario) and Bellarmine University (Kentucky): a survey on peer educators across Canada and the United States.

Dear colleagues,

We are conducting research in the United States and Canada on peer educators – students who provide academic support services to other students – and their supervisors.  We hope to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between supervisors and peer educators, and of the roles of peer educators within the academic support profession.

Please note that our survey is focused specifically on the supervisors of peer educators who provide academic support, such as tutoring, running SI/PASS sessions, providing writing assistance, or academic coaching.

If your past work experience and/or current proximity to peer educators allows you to answer questions specific to this relationship, please continue with the survey:

It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and your response will help us learn more about this important and under-researched area.
We would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this email to any colleagues who might be interested in participating in the survey.
If you have questions or would like more information about this survey, please contact the research team at or contact us individually:

James D. Breslin
Dean of Student Success
Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY, USA)
jbreslin @

Maryann Kope
Manager, Learning Services, McLaughlin Library
University of Guelph  (Guelph, ON, Canada)
mkope @

Joannah O’Hatnick
Learning Specialist, Learning Services, McLaughlin Library
University of Guelph  (Guelph, ON, Canada)
johatnic @

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Boards at the participating institutions for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants.  If you have questions regarding your rights and welfare as a research participant in this study, please contact the office nearest you:

Bellarmine University (IRB 558)
Dr. Jay Gatrell
Vice-Provost for Faculty Affairs and Research
jgatrell @

University of Guelph (REB#17-04-007)
Director, Research Ethics
reb @

Please note that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed while data are in transit over the internet.

Thank you!
Jim, Maryann, and Joannah

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