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University Student Assistant - Supplemental instruction (Summer 2024)

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Work type: University Student Assistant
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment



Supplemental Instruction (Student Success Center)


$12.00 (Max 15 hours per week)

Position Summary: 

The duties of the University Student Aid are to obtain work experience on campus in offices, labs, gym, the library, and other areas. Duties may include assisting staff and faculty with preparation for research, classroom instruction, departmental operational needs, or performing administrative and other support duties as required. Positions may be filled based on individual applicants’ skills, qualifications and departmental needs.

Essential Functions:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that targets historically difficult courses. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions for all students enrolled in a targeted course. The sessions are informal seminars in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills.

SI sessions are conducted by a student leader who has successfully completed the course, attends the course, and works with the professor to design collaborative learning sessions for the students to attend on a voluntary basis. SI leaders support classroom instruction in every way. Likewise, the SI program is offered only in classes where the faculty member understands and supports Supplemental Instruction.
Primary Responsibilities:

1. Attend the targeted class, take notes, and act as a model student.

2. Ascertain course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with the course professor.

3. Actively recruit participants for SI sessions.

4. Conduct (3) 50-minute weekly sessions for each assigned section throughout the term.

5. Must be prepared and punctual for each SI session.

6. Must be familiar with campus resources available to students.

7. Plan weeklySI sessions using a wide variety of the interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing, or completing students’ assignments for them).

8. Prepare handouts, informal quizzes, and other learning aids for SI sessions.

9. Must maintain a professional attitude at all times.

Adheres to all departmental and University policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a JSU student taking at least three (3) hours per fall or spring semester. (Requirements for international students below.*)
  • If not a first time student, applicant must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Must have earned at least a B in the SI-supported course.
  • Selected applicants must provide evidence of student enrollment and GPA (unofficial transcript or printout of enrollment/GPA from MyJSU.

Notice Regarding International Students:

  • All international students must be in a valid immigration status.
  • Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:
  1. Passport from their respective country.
  2. F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.
  3. U.S. Customs Form I-94.
  4. Official photo identification.
  5. Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript

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