Print

Print


We have five categories of student workers. (I am attaching the job descriptions of each.)
	* Graduate Assistants: We employ two graduate assistants. One is responsible for overseeing the Structured Learning Assistance program. The other serves as the Tutor Coordinator.
	* SLA Leaders: We employ an SLA Leader for each supported course. SLA Leaders may support more than one course provided their schedule permits.
	* Peer Tutors: Like you, we loosely supervise these students.
	* Lab Attendants: Similar to help desk assistants, the biggest difference I see is that our attendants input attendance information on all of the students we serve and are responsible for running a weekly reconciliation report on our database to check the integrity of the data.
	* Lab Manager: Has all the duties of the Lab Attendants, but also responsible for scheduling and helping to train the lab attendants. 

I meet weekly with the two graduate assistants and the Lab Manager.

I am the only full-time employee at our Academic Support Center and I will be the first to say that I could not perform my duties without student workers. If you ever develop the cloning technique for your great workers, let me know. Fortunately, every semester when I see fantastic students graduate and leave, I see other great students step up and fill their shoes. That is the best perk in my job.


Martin Golson
Instructional Specialist
Austin Peay State University

(931) 221-6553




-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Holliday, Tacy
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:44 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Student Employees

Greetings Learning Assistance Colleagues:

At my college, the issue of student employees has been a hot topic. Does your center employee students? What roles do they have? What has worked well for you? What has been troublesome?

My center has two jobs that students can do. If they met the requirements, they can serve as a tutor. They are always supervised in tutoring because there is always a full time staff person on duty at the center where the tutoring takes place, but the supervision is usually loose so as not to interfere with the tutoring. Students that met different requirements also serve as our help desk assistants. They have responsibilities that are a cross between receptionist, triage nurse, and secretary. They greet students, get them signed in, get them to the appropriate resource (computer, tutor, textbook, etc.), help with clerical duties, and do light cleaning to keep the center neat and organized. I've had some terrific student employees that are anecdotal support for the value of human cloning, and I've had others that I've had to terminate early in their "career." 

I'd be interested in hearing your views. Feel free to contact me off list [log in to unmask], or join the discussion on list.

Tacy L. Holliday, PhD
Science Learning Center Director
Adjunct Faculty
Montgomery College
Germantown
SA203/SA202
240.567.7791
www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/scilcgt
________________________________________

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your
subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to
http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archives/lrnasst-l.html

To contact the LRNASST-L owner, email [log in to unmask]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your
subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to
http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archives/lrnasst-l.html

To contact the LRNASST-L owner, email [log in to unmask]