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How to Serve as a Remediation Peer Educator

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Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in academic integrity and restorative justice can serve as Remediation Peer Educators during Remediation Program group meetings. In these meetings, they will represent the student body as a party that was harmed by academic misconduct (alongside an UGA instructor who will represent faculty and instructors as a harmed party).

Remediation group meetings serve the purpose of bringing together students who have caused harm to the academic community by committing academic misconduct and the parties that have been harmed by their actions. All attendees will talk about the events that occurred, the reasons these events occurred, ways to repair the harm done, and personal development for remediation students.

Remediation Peer Educators need to be able to listen carefully, put themselves in the shoes of others, and support remediation students by giving helpful advice on how to make amends to the academic community and rebuild trust. They need to be trustworthy, supportive, non-judgmental, committed to restorative justice, and have a deep interest in helping other students learn from mistakes.

As preparation for their role as Remediation Peer Educators, students will be trained in ethical leadership and restorative justice conferencing.

Remediation Peer Educators should expect a time commitment of up to 5 hours per month.

If you are interested in becoming a Remediation Peer Educator, please contact the Office of Academic Honesty at honesty@uga.edu. We are looking forward to working with you!