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Become an SI Leader

What is an SI Leader?

The primary purpose of an SI Leader is to facilitate collaborative learning study sessions in support of student academic success in historically difficult courses. This position requires maturity, initiative, and strong subject knowledge. Through training and on-going professional development, SI leaders develop and hone the skills necessary to facilitate sessions that combine “what to learn” with “how to learn.” SI leaders emphasize the importance of effective study skills and have a passion for helping others learn and maximize their potential for academic success.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work 8-10 hours per week
  • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, and read all assigned materials
  • Maintain professional attitude and model successful student behavior
  • Facilitate two 50-minute break out sessions per week throughout the semester
  • Ascertain course requirements, identify difficult content, and prepare interactive learning activities and handouts for SI sessions
  • Work collaboratively with assigned Senior SI leader and SI administrative staff for training and debrief sessions
  • Meet with assigned instructor to clarify course content and material
  • Attend mandatory pre-semester training and ongoing professional development meetings
  • Actively promote SI sessions during class time and through regular communication to assigned class
  • Assist with administrative duties and collection of data

The Benefits of being an SI Leader

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Work on campus
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Expand knowledge of course content
  • Develop understanding of different learning styles
  • Build relationships with faculty and administrators
  • Strengthen public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Being part of a great team

Application process

Qualifications

  • Content-competency (to be determined by the selected course professor).
  • A grade of B+ in the selected course is required, prior enrollment with the professor who is to teach the selected course is preferred.
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (to be determined by SI supervisory staff).
  • Must be able to attend mandatory pre-semester SI Leader Training as well as ongoing professional development meetings.
  • Commitment to helping students learn and succeed.

Hiring Timeline

  • 3/28: SI Leader Online Applications Open
  • 4/21 : Interviews (will notify date/time)
  • 4/23: Select Second Round Interviews
  • 4/25: Fall 2018 SI Leader Decisions/Notifications
  • 8/16-8/17: Pre-Semester SI Leader Training (Required)

 

Application Checklist

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE DUE BY 11:59PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH

For additional information, contact Melissa Villalobos, Assistant Director of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction, mvillalo@nova.edu

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