We are currently accepting applications for this position.
A Learning Coach (LC) is a student who facilitates small-group discussion (TASL) workshops with CHEM 1251 students. LCs must be knowledgeable about the subject matter, as demonstrated by successful completion of CHEM 1251 and subsequent chemistry courses, and must be committed to a training program that will provide best practices in science learning, teaching, and pedagogy.
Students who have completed CHEM 1251 and CHEM 1252 successfully are preferred for LC positions, but those who have completed only CHEM 1251 and who possess strong personal skills and a demonstrated mastery of CHEM 1251 concepts are invited to apply.
The following are requirements of the LC position if you are hired:
- Enroll in CHEM 4095: Topics for Teachers (1 credit) and implement the theory and strategies of small-group collaborative learning that you will learn in this course as you lead the small-group discussion sessions for CHEM 1251. The weekly meeting time for CHEM 4095 is found in the schedule. You must have this time available in your schedule to attend CHEM 4095 and are expected to attend every meeting. If you are selected as a Learning Coach, you will receive authorization to register for CHEM 4095.
- Facilitate small-group collaborative learning for two, 75-minute TASL workshops per week of approximately 15-20 students per workshop.*
- Complete responsibilities of grading, preparative, and administrative tasks associated with CHEM 1251 that, combined with 2 above, will total 4 hours per week on average.. You are expected to grade TASL Assignments each week and return them to your students in the following week. You are also expected to submit your gradebooks for uploading promptly at specified times during the semester.*
- Complete your monthly timesheet in your Banner Self Service prior to the last business day of each month. If you do not complete your electronic timesheet and submit it, you will not be paid for that month.
- If possible, attend a preliminary training session (day/time/location TBA).
*The LC position is a paid position for the time that you will be preparing for and facilitiating small-group discussions workshops and grading papers.
By completing this application you are agreeing that you are aware of the above requirements.