Sharing Knowledge, Developing Networks, Building Community

The Peer Connections Program is designed to help welcome and acclimate new Administrative Faculty to UNLV. The program matches the new employee to an experienced peer and encourages meaningful engagement, development of networks, and opportunities to learn about the university’s culture to support success.

New employees are encouraged to sign-up through our New Employee Pledge.

For the experienced Administrative Faculty member, your volunteer service as a ‘Peer Guide’ recognizes your expertise. You will share professional insight, enhance your network, and make a valuable contribution to new colleagues and the university.

Program Goals

The Peer Connection Program hopes to:

  • Accelerate the time required for new staff to acclimate to the university
  • Allow experienced employees to gain new perspectives, develop new relationships, and grow professionally
  • Bolster campus engagement
  • Enhance the likelihood of retention
  • Improve the quality of services provided to the campus community
  • Provide an overview of campus culture and UNLV’s mission to newly hired members

Benefits of the Program

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For New Hires

  • Cultivate skills that foster excellent performance, professionalism, and positive attitude
  • Develop a stronger understanding of university resources
  • Provide an opportunity for new hires to learn from an experienced and excelling peer at UNLV through one-on-one informal sessions, where an established peer may share information on their own career development and information about the university
  • Provide an opportunity to form new, collegial relationships and grow professionally
  • Provide networking opportunities to meet other peers and leaders at the university
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For Peer Guides

  • Assist in sharing knowledge about professional competencies in higher education, organizational structure at UNLV, and resources for career development
  • Provide an opportunity to help identify, support, inspire, and develop new peers at the university
  • Provide an opportunity to develop new, collegial relationships