This application is due: Friday, April 28th by 5:00 pm.
• Be a second semester sophomore OR a full-time upperclassman with at least one full academic year remaining who is in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0.• Be in good standing with regard to student conduct.• Be prepared to live in a first-year residence hall.• Be prepared to serve two consecutive semesters.• Have knowledge of freshman level courses.• Possess effective interpersonal skills.
1. Participate in training and orientation. Dates and times have yet to be determined. 2. Participate fully in all in-service training.3. Participate in all weekly staff meetings with Advising and Learning Assistance Center Staff and all weekly meetings of the Residence Life Building Staff.
1. Participate fully in evaluations of the Learning Assistant Program and Residence Life Program.2. Participate in and provide input to the selection of LA staff for the following academic year.
1. Maintain residence in the room assigned from the first day of the semester to the last day of finals.2. Be proactive in getting to know all of your residents and helping them adjust to RPI.3. Be sensitive to the needs and issues of students with disabilities. 4. Respect and maintain confidentiality of students and staff.5. Make a special effort to be visible and available to the residents of your building through the use of rounds and other proactive means.6. Be available to assist students in the hall on an individual or small group basis, primarily during weekly office hours (2 hours/week) and rounds (2 hours/week) or other mutually agreed upon times.7. Plan and facilitate workshops in areas trained during the pre- semester training period. This involves: * Scheduling and publicizing workshops to hall residents * Presenting sessions alone or in cooperation with another LA/RA * Documentation of student evaluations of sessions held.8. Publicize the free tutoring program and the Supplemental Instruction program to the First Year students, as well as notable dates including the drop deadline and the pass/no credit deadline.9. Serve as a referral network between your students and other services available on campus.10. As need demands, be a resource to the academic community at RPI by expressing student concerns. This includes updating RA/RD staff as to student concerns at weekly staff meetings and following up on Early Warning System (EWS). Provide feedback to the Advising and Learning Assistance Center as to concerns of students with programs at RPI so that the overall student experience can be improved.11. Meet with residents with EWS warnings within one week, and offer suggestions for academic improvement, referring them to campus resources as necessary.12. Support students who are in the First Year Intervention Program during their Spring semester. 13. Assist the Residence Life Staff in the enforcement of Institute policies in your residence hall, when appropriate.14. Be proactive in helping to improve the LA program.15. Complete other duties as assigned by professional staff.
1. Be visible, available, and accessible to the residents of your hall. Promote awareness among residents of the LA role.2. Assist students in identifying their academic needs using methods learned in LA training.3. Aid students in developing an increased sense of responsibility for their academic success.4. Know the resources on campus and, when necessary or appropriate, make referrals.5. Serve as a positive role model to all students in their academic and social development.
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