Supplemental Instruction Positions
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are selected from among the university's most accomplished students. SI Leaders are assigned to historically difficult courses to develop review sessions designed to integrate what to learn with how to learn.
- SI leaders are highly successful UC students and therefore must have (and maintain) a University GPA of 3.5 or above. They must also maintain a minimum Term GPA of 3.0 in order to remain eligible for employment.
- SI leaders are required to earn at least a B+ in any course for which they are assigned; course(s) must have been taken at UC. Prior enrollment with the instructor assigned to teach the course is preferred, but not required.
- Students who received a B in the course may submit an application only if their Faculty Recommendation Form is completed by the instructor who will be teaching the course and that faculty member approves of their content competency.
- Applicants should have completed at least one full year of college and at least one semester at UC by the start of their employment.
- Applicants should posses strong interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work well both individually and on a team, be highly motivated, and reliable.
- Attend all class meetings of their assigned course and act as model students within the classroom (take notes, read all assigned materials, etc)
- Conduct two (2) regularly scheduled review sessions (1.5 hours each) per week throughout the term, implementing strategies learned through SI Leader training
- Hold weekly office hours
- Conduct extended review sessions as necessary (e.g. prior to examinations)
- Attend mandatory training sessions prior to the start of the semester and weekly group meetings throughout each term of employment.
- Ascertain course requirements and maintain regular contact throughout the term with course instructor
- Model successful student behaviors for those enrolled in the course
- Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and other student complaints
- Act as a representative for the SI program on campus
- Review the qualifications and position responsibilities. Applicants must meet all qualifications and be able to carry out all responsibilities.
- Fill out the application carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Complete the applications questions. Responses will be given serious consideration in determining applicants selected for interviews, so please answer these questions thoughtfully and with great care.
- Carefully select your evaluators. Individuals who complete Reference Forms on your behalf should be able to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to this position. Ask your evaluators to fill out the form for you, and do so well in advance of the application deadline.
- Applications must include one Faculty Recommendation Form for every course sequence (e.g. CHEM1040-1041) in which you are applying and one Professional Reference Form with accompanying letter of support.
- Professional references should not include personal or family friends, relatives, or other UC students.
- Letters of support should be addressed to Ms. Jaime Sperandio, Program Manager and sent to: Learning Assistance Center, French Hall West, Suite 2441 or Mail Location 0221 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow up with your evaluators to make sure they are submitted in a timely manner. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been submitted.
The SI program is currently accepting application for Spring 2017 in the following courses:
- BIOL2031C Microbiology for Health Professionals
- CHEM2031 Survey of Biochemistry II
- CHEM2050 Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM3040 Introduction to Biochemistry
- MEDS3023C Statistics and Experimental Design for the Biomedical Sciences
- MEDS4029 Fundamentals of Medical Pharmacology
- PHYS2001 Calculus-based Physics I
*****The priority deadline for Spring 2017 positions is Friday, October 21st.*****
Applications received after the deadline will only be reviewed for courses in which positions remain unfilled. (Please refer to the posted list.)