Peer Facilitation

The University of Cincinnati offers two courses to aid first-year students in their academic endeavors: MLTI 1075 - Discovering UC, and MLTI 1019 – Quest for Success in the Liberal Arts.  Both courses are structured in a way that allow students to explore career paths and develop skills and insights that will aid in having a successful academic career. Both courses are supplemented with discussion sections facilitated by Peer Facilitators.

Discovering UC is designed to help exploratory students find their best-fit major.  Taught by Exploratory Academic Advisors, the course allows first-year students to explore all majors, programs and services offered at UC. 

Quest for Success in the Liberal Arts introduces students in the College of Arts & Sciences to the liberal arts degree they are pursuing and to campus resources that will help them be successful in their first semester and beyond. 

MLTI 1019 and MLTI 1075 helps you:

  • Identify campus resources and personal talents that can be leveraged for academic and career success
  • Design a support network for success in their first year and beyond at UC
  • Explore a variety of programs and services offered at UC
  • Utilize guidance from Instructors and Peer Facilitators within the program

Who are Peer Facilitators?

Peer Facilitators within the Learning Commons are upper-class students who attend weekly seminars and lead weekly discussion groups with students enrolled in the Discovering UC and Quest for Success in the Liberal Arts courses. Peer Facilitators are responsible for communicating with course instructors to create conducive learning environments, promoting the development of skills related to First Year Target Learning Areas, and providing individual and small group mentoring.

Peer Facilitators attend weekly meetings, hold weekly office hours, and prepare materials for individual discussion sections. Peer Facilitators must be able to assist first-year students in their transition to UC and provide their students high quality support that prepares them for subsequent academic accomplishments.