Fall 2013 CA Application
Applications are CLOSED for Fall 2013 positions.
Contact: Samantha Schulz
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 College 101 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 a professor in teaching the College 101: 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 instructor, 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?
Recruitment of the Course Assistants begin in the Spring Semester.
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
- Class status of sophomore, junior or senior by fall 2013.
- Good academic standing with the University and no judicial record.
Terms of Employment
- Position is based on fall semester contract.
- Compensation is a stipend total of $400 paid in monthly installments 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 instructor during spring semester and summer prior to teaching.
- Assist in preparing the course with your assigned instructor.
- Attend all classes and meetings arranged by your course instructor.
- In-class responsibilities may include: organizing class social activities, developing and showcasing your personal Action Plan/E-Portfolio to students in the class, 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