Peer Matching Program

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Peer Matching System

We'll contact you to make sure you have all the information you need to participate in the Peer Review process.

10 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL LABs PROJECT

  1. EXPLORE: Check out the LABs website. Get psyched for an amazing time abroad.
  2. INVEST: Sign up for the LABs workshops of your choice.
  3. PREPARE: Create your profile in the Peer Matching System BEFORE you leave campus!
  4. GET: Receive an email with the contact information of another student with whom you have been automatically matched.
  5. BRAINSTORM: Submit your project proposal. Enter a 500-word proposal for your reflection. This will be shared with your peer reviewer who will give you feedback.
  6. REVIEW: Conduct a peer review. Consult the materials on the LABs website for guidelines on how to be an effective reviewer and give meaningful, constructive feedback.
  7. CREATE: Submit your final project using the "upload document" capabilities or add links to videos, etc.
  8. TWEAK: Get feedback from the LABs team on your project to prepare for presenting it at Learning Across Borders day on Sept 24th.
  9. ENJOY: Have an amazing, thought-provoking, challenging, and transformative summer.
  10. GIVE BACK: Show up on Sept 24th ready to share your experience with the broader campus community.

"A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are for." — William G.T. Shedd

 


 

Suggestions for Providing Thoughtful Peer Reviews

Read your partner’s LAB proposal carefully, and consider how well it embodies the reflection principles articulated on our Reflection Page. Some questions that might be helpful in providing constructive feedback are:

  1. What’s especially promising here? Is there one element of the proposal that makes you most excited to see the resulting product? Why do you feel this way?.
  2. What specific advice do you have for maximizing the impact of this element in the final product?
  3. Does any part of the proposal seem confusing, underdeveloped, or a missed opportunity? Let your peer review partner know if there is an area of concern you have with any elements of the proposal.
  4. What specific advice do you have to address this concern?
  5. You can also try developing one potentially good idea for your partner’s peer review proposal that comes from “left field.” In other words, complete a paragraph that beings with “This might sound crazy, but…”