Peer Teaching Summit 2022


Wednesday, March 2nd from 8:30a-noon ET

Room 556 A/B at the Rhode Island Convention Center & via Zoom

The Peer Teaching Summit 2022 will bring together Computer Science (CS) faculty and peer teaching leaders who are seeking resources, tools, and strategies for training and supporting peer teachers (also referred to as undergraduate teaching assistants, tutors, etc.) for large enrollment CS classes. Undergraduates can be employed in support of a department's teaching mission to improve student engagement, learning, and retention - particularly among students from groups underrepresented in CS.

Summit participants will discuss how their program supports and trains undergraduates as teaching assistants, section leaders, lab assistants, mentors, and tutors. How do peer teachers most effectively help students to problem-solve? To debug? To create an inclusive culture in computing? To gain confidence? In describing their programs, participants will share best practices, lessons learned, and relevant research. This summit will connect faculty and peer teaching leaders who are interested in brainstorming and sharing tools and strategies for peer teaching programs.

Application form
Deadline: February 18th, 2022


8:30 AM
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 AM
Current State of Peer Teaching
9:50 AM
10:00 AM
Data Colleciton & Analysis
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
Open Questions about Peer Teaching
11:45 AM
Next Steps + Action Items


  • Sarah Heckman, NC State University
  • Lina Battestilli, NC State University
  • Anna Howard, NC State University
  • Kristy Boyer, University of Florida
  • Maya Israel, University of Florida
  • Kristin Stephens-Martinez, Duke University
  • Brandon Fain, Duke University
  • Ketan Mayer-Patel, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • David Gotz, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Aaron Smith, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Apply to Attend

Please apply for the Peer Teaching Summit 2022 by completing our application form.

Deadline: February 18th, 2022

We will be providing stipends to support attendance at the Peer Teaching Summit 2022 for 40-55 attendees (depending on interest, attendance modality, budget, and grant restrictions). In-person attendees will receive a $1000 stipend and virtual attendees will receive $250. We expect we’ll be able to invite most (if not all) applicants to attend the Peer Teaching Summit 2022, but we’re mindful of space constraints. We’ll follow up with accepted participants. Note that we cannot support stipends for those outside of the United States.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1934975, 1935111, 1935045, 1934965