The Academic Support Center offers many student employment and leadership opportunities. Some positions hire on a rolling basis, whereas others hire at the beginning of the semester. Please begin by filling out the Common Application indicating the positions you are interested in.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for Spring 2018
SI is an internationally-recognized program that is a peer-facilitated, collaborative learning process offered in some historically difficult courses. An SI Leader differs from a TA or tutor because the SI Leader is required to attend lectures with their students, plan and execute weekly session plans (similar to “lesson planning”), and provide content support beyond homework help, etc. A more detailed job description for SI Leaders can be found at this link.
Application review will begin on October 30 and will continue until positions are filled. For more information, please contact Nayeli Trujillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Tutors for Spring 2018
Writing Tutors help students from across the campus achieve their academic writing goals. Writing Tutors spend 4-8 hours per week meeting with the Writing Desk team, developing resources for writing, and staffing the Writing Desk. Tutors help students with written assignments at any stage of the process, from understanding the assignment and planning an approach, through organizing and drafting, to preparing the works cited page and making final edits. This position is ideal for students who are careful, thoughtful readers, empathetic listeners, and reflective writers.
A more detailed job description for Writing Tutors can be found at this link. Apply now here.
Application review will begin in November and will continue until positions are filled. For more information, please contact Bridget Draxler at email@example.com.
Other positions hired at various times during the year include:
Speaking Tutors help students from across the campus achieve their academic speaking goals. Speaking Tutors spend 4-8 hours per week meeting with the Speaking Space team, developing resources for speaking, and staffing the Speaking Space. Tutors help students prepare and deliver presentations, make use of discussion strategies, and manage speaking anxiety. This position is ideal for students who are thoughtful, empathetic and observant, and who are effective communicators themselves.
Subject Matter Tutors
Subject Matter Tutors provide academic support, individual student tutoring, and study skills to students. Applications for Fall Semester come out around February, and for Spring Semester around October. Some Tutors are hired during the semester to meet student need.
Writing 107 SI Leaders
Writing 107 SI Leaders work closely with the Writing 107 faculty to support the international students enrolled in Writing 107. Consultants spend 7-9 hours per week attending the 107 class, preparing and delivering the 107 lab, meeting with the 107 team, and coordinating other aspects of the 107 experience. The position involves some teaching/tutoring of a range of language skills, some coordinating and classroom management, and some peer mentoring. This position is ideal for those who are interested in writing, teaching, or working in a cross-cultural context.
Conversation Partners work with students who are in the process of developing fluency in college-level, academic English. Tutors spend 2-4 hours per week meeting with the ASC team and working one-on-one with students. The position involves a good deal of conversational interaction, some teaching/explaining of English language and culture, and some coaching of students as they adjust to the patterns of interaction (social and academic) that are common on this campus. Tutors must be open-minded and welcoming toward cultural and linguistic differences. The position is ideal for students who are interested in language education and cross-cultural interaction.
Office Assistants are often considered the “face of the ASC”. Office Assistants greet visitors, answer questions, and set up appointments for the various ASC and DAC staff. Office Assistants are also work on several projects which help ensure smooth-running of the Academic Support Center.
As an Access Assistant, your role will be to work with Disability and Access Specialists to provide technology accommodations (software installations and training) to students with disabilities. Additionally, you will convert textbooks into digital format, convert scanned pdfs to screen-readable/accessible pdfs, and other projects involving student accommodations and technology.
By becoming a notetaker you are making a significant contribution to one of your classmates.
As a notetaker, you are responsible for:
- Taking neat, detailed notes during your assigned lectures
- Scanning each day’s notes to your assigned student and uploading them to our myDAC server by 5 pm the same day of class.
- Responding promptly to any communications from DAC or from the student(s) receiving your notes