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Supplemental Instructor Leader Job Qualifications & Description
- Undergraduate (above the classification level of freshman) or graduate student.
- An overall GPA of 3.0 or above is required.
- A grade of A in the selected or similar course is required (on rare exceptions we will allow individuals with a B to SI if recommended and other requirements have been met); prior enrollment with the professor who is to teach the selected course is preferred.
- Content-competency (to be determined by the selected course professor) is required.
- Good interpersonal and communications skills (to be determined by the SI supervisor) are required.
- Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, do homework and read all assigned materials including text(s) and supplemental readings
- Conduct at least two to three 50-minute study sessions per week throughout the term using strategies learned through the SI leader-training workshop.
- Regularly meet with the SI supervisor for debrief sessions.
- Discuss observations of the SI sessions.
- Discuss the creation and use of SI session handouts.
- Discuss the planning of SI sessions and use of a wide variety of learning strategies.
- Notify supervisor about problems or potential problems.
- Assist SI supervisor in training other SI leaders.
- Provide extra SI sessions and/or marathon sessions as necessary (e.g., prior to examinations).
- Provide handouts for use during SI sessions.
- Ascertain course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with course professor or designated representative.
- Meet with other campus SI leaders and supervisory staff at scheduled meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by the SI supervisor.
- Complete necessary personnel paperwork.
- Attend SI leader training workshop at the beginning of each term.
- Work with SI supervisor to select appropriate times and scheduling of SI sessions.
- Make periodic announcements about the availability of the SI sessions to the students.
- Ensure that all surveys are distributed and assist with data analysis.
- Collect attendance data for every SI session, including student names, course title, date, and time of session.
- Administer end-of-term evaluation to SI class to get student input on effectiveness of the SI program.
- Assist the SI supervisor in the preparation of end-of-term reports and other reports as requested.
- Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and student complaints.
- Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students, and others.
- Provide the SI supervisor with an up-to-date schedule of your SI sessions.
- Notify your SI supervisor in advance if you cannot conduct a SI session as scheduled.
- Maintain regular working hours.