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Supplemental Instruction Leader Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
Job Code __0080_
Supplemental Instruction Leader

SUMMARY

 Function: Under the supervision of the Supplemental Instruction Program Coordinator, plans and facilitates collaborative learning study sessions for undergraduate students enrolled in targeted core courses.

 Scope: Responsible for understanding and applying collaborative learning methodology and appropriate learning skill development to UTSA undergraduate students enrolled in targeted core courses.

DUTIES

 Typical: Attends mandatory leader training prior to the start of each semester. Attends all class meetings of targeted course, takes notes, and completes assigned readings. Plans and facilitates three-to-five study sessions each week per class. Maintains communication with supervisory staff regarding session meeting times and locations. Attends weekly meetings with supervisory staff and faculty members. Collects attendance data for each session and engages in marketing activities during class meetings. Models appropriate academic attitudes and behaviors to staff, faculty and students. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

Received: General instructions and periodic evaluation from immediate supervisor.

Given: None.

EDUCATION

 Required: Currently enrolled student attending the University of Texas at San Antonio. Completion of at least 24 credit hours of undergraduate course work including the successful completion of targeted course earning a grade of A or B. Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Successful completion of Supplemental Instruction Leader training.

EXPERIENCE

 Required: Experience applying general academic skills and critical thinking aimed at problem solving for various academic challenges and situations.

EQUIPMENT

Required: None

Preferred: Various forms of academic technology and basic office equipment.

ACCURACY

Proficiency in all phases of the duties performed.

WORKING CONDITIONS

 Usual: Majority of time spent working independently in a classroom environment and in contact with students. Flexible working hours with the possibility for evening and weekend hours.

Special: None

INTERNAL CONTROL

 Within the scope of position duties, responsible for seeing that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, reliable financial data is maintained, and applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures are complied with.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Supplemental Instruction Leader

 General Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Supplemental Instruction Program Coordinator, plans and facilitates collaborative learning study sessions for undergraduate students enrolled in targeted core courses.

Major Duties:

  1. Attends mandatory leader training prior to the start of each semester.
  2. Attends all class meetings of targeted course, takes notes, and completes assigned readings.
  3. Plans and facilitates three-to-five study sessions each week per course utilizing collaborative learning methodologies.
  4. Assists students in the development of appropriate study skills.
  5. Maintains consistent communication with supervisory staff regarding session meeting times and locations.
  6. Attends weekly meetings with supervisory staff and faculty members.
  7. Collects attendance data for each session and engages in marketing activities during class meetings in order to promote attendance in sessions.
  8. Distributes, collects and returns various supplemental instruction surveys.
  9. Completes necessary personnel and administrative paperwork.
  10. Models appropriate academic attitudes and behaviors to staff, faculty and students.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

   Ability to work with college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. Possess characteristics of responsibility, desire to help others, and flexibility. Knowledge of basic academic skills application and the ability to demonstrate the successful application of various academic skills. Ability to work independently applying critical thinking skills and problem solving to various situations.

Qualifications:

   Currently enrolled student attending University of Texas at San Antonio. Completion of at least 24 credit hours of undergraduate course work including the successful completion of targeted course earning a grade of A or B. Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Letter of recommendation from faculty member (UTSA preferred).