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).