Norlin Scholar Learning Assistants
The Norlin Scholar Learning Assistants’ primary professional activities entail working as Learning Assistants in the Norlin class, Constructions of Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in the Academy and Beyond, and as planners of the SUEP Undergraduate Research Conference. The Norlin Scholar Learning Assistants are hired, supervised and evaluated by the Norlin Director and Norlin Instructor. Preferably the LA serves for two years, but must reapply the second year.
- Meet with the Norlin instructor at least once during the summer to plan team and classroom role(s);
- Work as a learning assistant in one Norlin class per year;
- Meet weekly outside class with the Norlin instructor and fellow LA to plan for classes as well as discuss the learning assistantship;
- Plan and coordinate, with the LA team, an undergraduate research/creative conference for SUEP;
- Meet bi-weekly with other LAs and instructor to share experiences, peer mentoring and conference planning.
- Be a current Norlin Scholar in good standing;
- Have been an active and engaged participant in Constructions of Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in the Academy and Beyond;
- Be curious about and willing to critically engage their learning;
- Have or be willing to cultivate self-awareness;
- Have or be willing to develop good organizational skills;
- Have excellent working relationships with the Director of SUEP, the Norlin Instructor, SUEP peers, faculty members in their field, or the willingness to develop and maintain them;
- Have exceptional collaboration skills and be willing to develop those skills;
- Be willing to work with undergraduates individually and in small groups.
Norlin Learning Assistants receive a Norlin Scholarship at a higher rate than other Norlin Scholars. In addition to the responsibilities in the job description listed above, LAs must fulfill all other Norlin Scholar requirements in order to maintain the scholarship and the position.
Access the application on the Norlin Scholars website under the Current Students tab. Include in your application packet a:
- letter explaining why you’d like to be a Norlin Scholar Learning Assistant and what you’d like to accomplish in that role;
- completed Norlin Scholar Learning Assistant application form;
- current CV or résumé.
*Returning Norlin Scholar Learning Assistants are required to submit a brief letter explaining what you learned during your first year as LA, and why you’d like to continue in your role.
Please fill out the application (check back soon) and send by email attachment to Gabriele@colorado.edu or hand deliver to Joan Gabriele in Norlin S436 by April 1, 2014 5:00p.m.