Peer Educator Conference 2024

NC Peer Educator Conference 2024. UNC Charlotte is excited to host this year's NC Peer Educator Conference. Join Peer Leaders from across North Carolina and beyond to Share and Learn about best practices.

NC Peer Educator Conferences have been held across North Carolina over the past 15 years. The conference is an opportunity for student attendees to learn and share best practices in learning support services and meet other college students dedicated to student success. The theme of this year’s conference is:

Students are encouraged to submit a session proposal focused on best practices in Student Success Services on their campus, on a topical training session, or on highlighting center programming or services.

Call for Proposals

We are excited to receive and review your submission for a presentation at the 15th annual NC Peer Educator Conference! The theme of the conference is “…”.

Successful proposals will adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Proposal Type:
    • Individual proposal for a 10-minute presentation
    • Group proposal for a 15-minute presentation with two or three presenters.
  • Title: Title should be descriptive and no longer than 150 characters.
  • Abstract: The abstract should be descriptive of the topic and major points. It should not be longer than 750 characters.
  • Learning Outcomes: Describe two or more things the audience will learn from your presentation.
  • Presentation Requirement: Presenters must use a visual aid, such as Google Slides, Canva, etc.
  • Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2024.
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2024.
Click here to submit a proposal.
Registration and Payment

All attendees must complete the registration form linked below.

Registration fee is $25 per conference attendee. Lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee.

You have two options for payment:

1. Departmental bulk payment for multiple participants (Quantity = number of participants you are registering)

2. Individual payment (Quantity = 1)

Note before you start: If you are paying for multiple participants, please make sure you have a complete list of names ready.

You can access the payment portal through the registration form linked below or through this link.

For more detailed payment instructions click here.

The deadline to register is March 18, 2024.

Click here to submit a proposal.
Plan Your Trip


The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City

320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Click here for interactive directions to the Dubois Center.

Parking options:

  • To park at 422 E. 9th Street in the gravel lot, you will need to download the Park Mobile app and pick zone #96422. All day parking is $10.50.
  • The building is half a block from the 9th Street Station. Free parking is available at Sugar Creek Station (11 minutes ride) and Scaleybark (18 minutes ride) Park and Ride locations or at UNCC (30 minutes ride). Train runs every 20 minutes. Standard CATS rates apply – $2.20 per adult one-way ticket and $4.40 for round trip.

Click here for the light rail schedule.

Hotels in Uptown:

Click here for a map of hotels in Uptown

Hotels near UNCC’s main campus:

Click here for a map of hotels near the main campus.

Lunch will be provided at the conference. However, some of you may stay overnight or for dinner after the conference, so we put together our picks for restaurants in the area.

Restaurants in Charlotte (staff picks):

Optimist Hall (Bettina’s pick): Popular food hall with all kinds of food options, including tacos, burgers, Ethiopian food, dumplings, pizza, etc. Moderately priced.

7th Street Station (Michael’s pick): Mano Bella (Artisan Foods), Cheese shop, coffee shop, Hip Hop Smoothies, Maddash (sandwiches, tacos, fries), Geno D’s Pizza, Momo Station (Asian Fusion)

1900 Mexican Grill (Eddy’s pick): taqueria style tacos, mole poblano, chiles rellenos, and plates with a more south-western touch such as fajitas and chimichangas

Luisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria (Heather’s pick): handmade pizzas, calzones, pasta, and salads. Features some of the best Italian desserts at reasonable prices including house-made gelato.

Dandelion Market (Kimberly’s pick): Lunch and brunch fare plus tapas. Excellent grilled cheese and tomato soup!

Mellow Mushroom (Elona’s pick): Great pizza with premium ingredients and unique flavors. Offers burgers, wings, salads, calzones, gluten-free and vegan options.

futo buta (Ree’s pick): Rock n’ roll ramen shop! A loud and delicious experience.

Longhorn Steakhouse (LaTeesha’s pick) Grab you a steak done right! Grill Masters bring the fire and the sizzle. Offers delicious appetizers, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, salads, sides, soups and more!

Entertainment in walking distance to the Dubois Center:

Museum of Illusions:

Click here for the museum of illusions website

Discovery Place:

Click here for the Discovery Place website

First Ward Park:

Click here for the Discovery Place website
Meet the Team

Please feel free to contact any of the team members should you have questions or comments!

Kimberly Rodgers – Director of the UCAE

Eddy Hicks – CxC Program Coordinator

Bettina Becker – Assistant Director for Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)

Elona Ellis – Assistant Director for the Peer Professionals and Career Coach

Heather Knight – Assistant Director – Peer Advising Hub

Ree Linker – Lecturer and Coordinator of Math Placement

Margaret Forrest – Assistant Director for Student Success

Michael Spivey – Assistant Director for Students Success

LaTeesha Hollis – Office Coordinator for the UCAE

Sample Paper Topics from the 2023 NC Peer Educator Conference

Sample paper titles

  • Scaffolding Successful Writers: Making Writing Less Intimidating for Tutees
  • How to Use UDL in Your Center
  • Back to the Basics: Peer Tutoring and Supplemental Instructor in a post-Covid World
  • Strategies for Addressing Racist Language in Writing Consultations

Sample paper titles with abstracts

High, Low, Buffalo

Building rapport is essential in having an effective mentoring relationship. One way to build rapport with students and break the ice is by starting meetings with high, low, buffalo. This method is an opportunity for mentees to reflect on their week and identify other supports to try. This presentation reviews active listening, connecting mentees to resources, and planning activities best suited for student needs.

Peer Mentoring: The Yellow Brick Road

This session highlights the individual student and how their unique challenges and strengths affect their time at their university. The session will review the use of action plans that are designed to help students identify their unique academic goals. Action plans encourage personal and academic growth, promote accountability, and allow for personal reflection.

The Five-Day Plan for Studying

Effective studying starts with a plan! In this session the presenter will introduce the Five-Day Study Plan and showcase ways to incorporate it in academic coaching and mentoring sessions. Attendees will receive handouts to implement components of the plan in their student sessions.

Mindset for Success: Helping Students on Academic Warning

This session will provide a course overview for the Mindset for Success program and the Academic Recovery workshop series that accompanies the course. The session will showcase the Canvas course and give examples of how engaging feedback is provided for each submission.

Conference Schedule

Conference Program

Check In: 9:15 AM until 9:45 AM

Opening Session: 9:45 AM to 10:20 AM

Concurrent Session 1: 10:30 AM-11:15 AM

Concurrent Session 2: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Lunch: 12:00 PM- 12:45PM

Student Team Activity: 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Professional Staff Meeting: 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Closing Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

2024 NC Peer Educator Conference Archives
Under Construction

Here, you will find handouts and materials submitted by presenters after the conference. Check back here in mid-April!