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Razor's Edge Shark Teach Scholars Program

Students in the Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholars program are part of a four-year educational and leadership development program focused on utilizing what they learn in the classroom as future educators to aid in the continued transformation and vibrancy of the Nova Southeastern University community. Students in the program develop a sense of community and enthusiasm for academic excellence and bring others into the community around them.

Selected scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers through the role of tutor, supplemental instruction (SI) leader, writing consultant, or first year seminar peer leader. Students will also serve as Academic Ambassadors, working together to engage the NSU community in various academic support initiatives and programming, designed to elevate academic success across campus. Additionally, Shark Teach scholars will serve as academic and peer mentors through the student led organization We Achieve via Education (W.A.V.E.). As part of their academic support roles, students will be exposed to tutor training that follows College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification standards, as well as supplemental instruction leader training that follows guidelines established by the UMKC – University of Missouri Kansas City International Center for Supplemental Instruction

Award Amount (Fall 2018): $21,000 ($17,000 tuition restricted, $3,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

 

 

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Curricular

  • RAZT 1050: Fundamentals of Peer Education
  • Academic courses required for the student’s major
  • Academic courses required for the student’s major

Co-curricular

  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Begin tutor and SI observations
  • Big/Little mentoring
  • Shark Preview participation
  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Big/Little mentoring
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Academic Ambassador role
  • Razor’s Edge Award Ceremony
  • Begin serving as an SI Leader (if qualified)
  • Work with Career Development for resume and Portfolium assistance
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees

Year 2

Curricular

  • Academic courses required for the student’s major
  • Academic courses required for the student’s major

Co-curricular

  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Serve in Academic Support Role 8-10hrs per week
  • Big/Little Mentoring
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees
  • Serve in Academic Support Role 8-10hrs per week
  • Shark Preview participation
  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Big/Little Mentoring
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees
  • Razor’s Edge Awards Ceremony
  • Work with Career Development for resume and Portfolium updates

 

Year 3

Curricular

  • Academic courses required for the student’s major
  • Academic courses required for the student’s major

Co-curricular

  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Serve in Academic Support Role 8-10hrs per week
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees
  • Serve in Academic Support Role 8-10hrs per week
  • Shark Preview participation
  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Razor’s Edge Awards Ceremony
  • Work with Career Development for resume and Portfolium updates
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees

Year 4

Curricular

  • Academic courses required for the student’s major
  • Academic courses required for the student’s major

Co-curricular

  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Serve in Academic Support Role 8-10hrs per week
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees
  • Serve in Academic Support Role 8-10hrs per week
  • Shark Preview participation
  • Participation in W.A.V.E.
  • Attend monthly conclave meetings
  • Razor’s Edge Awards Ceremony
  • Participation in Shark Teach governing Committees
  • Work with Career Development for resume and Portfolium updates
  • Earn a grade of "B" (3.0) or better in RAZT 1050: Fundamentals of Peer Education.
  • Any F grade or any type of withdrawal after the Drop/Add period may result in programmatic probation. Continued failing grades and/or class drops may lead to program dismissal.
  • Participants must maintain a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Participants cannot drop below a full-time academic status until the last semester of their senior year (minimum of 12 credit hours).
  • Participants must meet all co-curricular requirements.
  • Participants must be in good conduct standing with NSU at all times.
  • Requirements and classes are subject to change based upon availability, university conditions, programmatic need, etc.

For more information:

Cortney Stein, Associate Director, Tutoring and Testing Center •  (954) 262-7902 or palmacci@nova.edu 

Lisa Walther, Director, Tutoring and Testing Center • (954) 262-7919 or walthera@nova.edu

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