What are the SI Leaders' responsibilities?
SI Leaders are peer students responsible for leading a minimum of three 50-minute peer-facilitated sessions per week for his/her assigned course. Primary SI Leader responsibilities include:
- Facilitating at least 3 SI sessions every week using collaborative and active learning strategies.
- Sitting in on the lectures for the assigned class every week.
- Taking notes on the material covered in the lectures.
- Making announcements in class about when and where SI sessions will be held.
- Developing a working relationship with the professor/TA for the course.
- Attending a training session at the beginning of the semester.
- Promoting the program.
- Attending all staff meetings/training, including new Leader orientation before classes begin and 6-8 staff meetings throughout the semester.
- Additional administrative responsibilities.
All SI Leader responsibilities typically take about 10 hours per week, which leaves time for other employment or leadership experiences. We require SI Leaders to ensure those 10 hours per week are dedicated to SI.
What are the benefits of being an SI Leader?
The SI Leader position is a paid, professional opportunity ideally for student leaders who want to:
- Build rapport with an academic department.
- Develop facilitation skills.
- Review an academic discipline in preparation for an advanced degree.
- Help peer students develop study skills.
Open Positions and Employment Application
To become an SI Leader, one must:
- Be enrolled as a student and taking classes at UWG
- Apply online at https://jobs.westga.edu
- Have an “A” average in the SI course lead
- Obtain two Faculty and staff recommendations
- Complete SI Training