Applications

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We are currently seeking individuals with strong interpersonal communication skills as well as strong critical thinking and evaluation skills; willing to assist a diverse group of students enrolled in historically difficult, lower-division college courses.

We employ UNLV students who are passionate about student learning and desire to work in an environment that will help them develop knowledge in collaborative learning, public speaking and leadership skills.

Through this page you can review the listed job descriptions, eligibility requirements, and apply to join our program at UNLV.

SI Leader

SI Leaders partner with a historically difficult course during the semester by conducting a free, peer-led study group; providing an interactive environment to assist students with course concepts and an opportunity to discuss learning strategies. SI Leaders will attend the assigned course as a model student, develop lesson plans that utilize collaborative learning techniques, facilitate between two to three SI sessions per week in sequence with course material, and hold an office hour to answer additional questions from students that attended their SI sessions.

Eligible applicants have completed the prospective SI course(s) they wish to conduct sessions for with a grade of “B” or better, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and are highly recommended by UNLV faculty.

SI Leaders work approximately 8 hours each week, and exhibit high standards of professionalism in all of their interactions with students, faculty, and other ASC staff.

Additional expectations of SI leaders include:

  • Attend assigned courses on time and begin SI sessions promptly each week.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans for each SI session.
  • Communicate regularly with students, faculty, and other SI staff.
  • Hold office hours outside of SI sessions (one hour per week).
  • Exhibit professionalism in dress and communication.
  • Use collaborative learning strategies and questioning skills to engage students in subject matter.
  • Assist students with learning new study strategies.
  • Act as a facilitator of knowledge (e.g., do not just give students the correct answers).
  • Be comfortable speaking in front of large groups.
  • Be able to manage a classroom of students (up to approximately 60; average size 10).
  • Maintain at least a 2.75 semester GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Attend all semester meetings/trainings (approximately two per semester).

SI Observation Volunteer

An exciting new development in the UNLV SI program is the creation of the SI Observation Volunteer position.

Individuals with strong critical thinking and evaluation skills, looking for ways to volunteer on campus helping peers, can provide valuable course content feedback to SI Leaders by completing 1-3 volunteer hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. This new opportunity provides those who volunteer an additional way to stay current on course material needed for graduate school entrance exams and a chance to enhance their resumes with a limited time commitment.

Applicants for the position of SI Observation Volunteer must have completed the prospective SI course they wish to volunteer for with a grade of “B” or higher, have a cumulative 3.0 or above GPA, and be highly recommended by UNLV faculty.

Additional expectations of the SI Observation Volunteer include:

  • Showing up for scheduled shifts on time and prepared to observe an SI Leader and their session
  • Complete and submit an Observation Form using stipulated evaluation criteria before the end of each scheduled shift
  • Be available to observe up to three, one-hour sessions per week
  • Communicate regularly with an assigned SI Mentor and other SI staff
  • Exhibit professionalism in dress and communication
  • Maintain at least a 2.75 semester GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Attend all semester meetings/trainings (approximately two per semester)

Contact

Mailing Address

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Academic Success Center
Box 452001
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2001

Phone

702-774-4625

Email

si@unlv.edu

Campus Location

Academic Success Center (ASC)