Peer Instructors and Examined Life Mentors
BIC Peer Instructors
BIC Peer Instructors (PIs) are upper-level BIC students who assist freshmen and professors in the first-year BIC courses of World Cultures and Rhetoric. It is a paid position in which each student is assigned to a small group class to aid the professor and students throughout the semester by taking attendance, grading assignments, providing review sessions for tests, and hosting office hours every week for students to come in and get help. Being a PI is a rewarding opportunity to get to know and help younger members of the BIC community, while also getting to work closely with BIC faculty.
BIC Examined Life Mentors
Examined Life Mentors are upper-level BIC students who provide BIC freshman a resource and friend with whom they can connect throughout the semester as they adjust to college life. It is a paid position in which each student is assigned to a small group class to aid the professor and students during both small and large group classes and offer different perspectives on the discussions that occur in class. Outside of class, mentors often will grab dinner or coffee with students to get to know them and offer advice. Being an Examined Life Mentor is an excellent way of serving the BIC community while making new friends among the freshmen class.