2017 Summer Bridge Scholars Program (SBSP) Course Assistant positions
The Comprehensive Studies Program’s (CSP) 2017 Summer Bridge Scholars Program (SBSP) is looking for some highly qualified students to serve as Course Assistants (CAs) in this year’s program. Course Assistants function as tutors for individual sections of Sweetland Writing Center (SWC) 100, English 125, Mathematics 103 and Mathematics 104. Any student interested in this position should have a 2.5 or better overall GPA and a 3.00 or better GPA in English or Mathematics courses (depending on the CA position for which you’re applying). Students should also have the ability to verbalize articulately what they know about the subject matter and the pedagogy of the course. In addition, a student should have (preferably) taken courses with the CSP. We are looking to fill approximately 34 positions that run from June 28th through August 18th. Students can start applying for positions on March 20th. And the deadline for the submission of applications is May 1st.
This position does not provide any funding for room and board. There will be one informational meeting prior to the starting date. A Course Assistant can work between 10 and 15 hours per week throughout term 3B (July-August) and CAs are required to spend time attending the course to which they are assigned. Completed applications are due by May 1, 2017.
Peer Academic Coach
Peer Academic Coaches (ACs) promote academic and social transition, academic success, experiential learning, and major exploration among first-year participants in Bridge Scholars PLUS (BSP). ACs connect with scholars on a regular basis to review academic and co-curricular goals, and to explore new learning approaches to encourage success. ACs are knowledgeable about the University of Michigan and their major and are trained to help scholars with specific academic concerns that may arise during the term. They guide scholars to academic and student life resources and encourage them to visit their academic advisors, office hours of professors, and key staff and offices on campus. ACs work to increase scholars’ success as they matriculate to graduation. ACs receive supervision from the Coordinator of Bridge Programs.