Peer Instructors and Examined Life Mentors
BIC Peer instructors
BIC Peer instructors (PIs) are upper level BIC students who assist freshman and professors in the first year BIC course of World Culture 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 more closely with the BIC faculty.
BIC Examined Life Mentors
Examined Life Mentors are upper level BIC students who volunteer to assist a small group class of BIC freshman in Examined Life I. the purpose of a mentor is to provide BIC freshman a resource and friend whom they can contact throughout the semester as they adjust to college life. Mentors attend both large and small group to assist the professor 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 freshman class.