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Teaching Assistants and Residential Fellows

Thank you for your interest in the Exploring Transfer's Teaching Assistant and Residential Fellow positions the application is closed for summer 2019. 

 

Teaching Assistants and Residential Fellows play essential roles in the Exploring Transfer Program. The Teaching Assistants provide support for students in their academic coursework while the Residential Fellows, who live in the dormitory with the students, enrich the quality of the students' residential experience. Together, the Assistants and Fellows facilitate the students’ successful passage through the program. 

 

Both tasks are important. As those in closest contact with the students, they are the eyes and ears of the program. From their vantage points (in the classroom, dormitory and dining hall), they have a unique perspective on the program, and therefore occupy the best positions from which to monitor and assess the quality of the students’ experiences.

 

As the Teaching Assistants and Residential Fellows respond to the various needs specific to community college students, they are required to demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills. In their advisory capacities, they will often face issues for which a prompt and creative solution is required. Typically these issues are performance-related and stem from difficulties students face as they navigate the various intellectual, cultural and emotional challenges of the program. They must, therefore, possess intellectual as well as emotional maturity.  Both positions are demanding but rewarding.