Fall 2014 CA Application
Deadline is 5pm Friday, December 5, 2014
Contact: Stephanie Hausman
Student Success Initiatives Graduate Intern
Former CA Testimonials
"I enjoyed getting to know the first year students and watching them become...at home at BW"
"I've definitely gained leadership skills..."
"I became more confident..."
"I learned a lot about myself and higher education"
"....can't wait to do it again"
"...best thing I've ever done"
College 101 Course Assistant (CA)
What is a Course Assistant?
The First Year Experience course assistant (CA) position is a unique opportunity available to upper-class students at Baldwin Wallace University. The CA is a peer facilitator who assists instructors in teaching the First Year Experience course.
Through this opportunity, CA's provide a "peer perspective" of student life and reality at BW. Aside from being a role model, peer counselor, and assistant to the instructors, CA's strengthen their interpersonal communication skills, enhance their leadership roles, and gain great training for future careers in teaching and higher education. Regardless of your major, the Course Assistant experience will enable you to expand your resume.
How to Become a Course Assistant?
Apply online now! Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, December 5, 2014.
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
- Class status of sophomore, junior or senior by fall 2015.
- Good academic standing with the University and no judicial record.
Terms of Employment
- Position is based on fall semester contract.
- Compensation is a monetary stipend paid throughout the fall term after assessments are completed.
- Active participation in all course assistant training sessions as outlined in the contract.
- Serving as a peer mentor.
- Initiating contact with your course instructors during spring semester and summer prior to teaching.
- Assist in preparing the course with your assigned instructors.
- At minimum attend all transition courses and 1 seminar course per week.
- In-class responsibilities may include: organizing class social activities, reviewing assignments, assisting students who have difficulty adjusting to college, and presenting relevant topics to the class.
As a Course Assistant, you will be able to:
- Develop professional relationships with faculty members.
- Effectively provide students with a peer perspective.
- Display effective interpersonal communication skills.
- Identify and articulate your personal leadership style