What is UNITE Distributed Learning?UNITE is a department within the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering. UNITE is responsible for the broadcast and streaming of CSE graduate course content to off-campus students. UNITE student workers are trained to operate TV broadcast equipment, provide supplies and support to the instructors delivering these courses.
Student Job Description:Operation of TV studio classrooms which broadcast live courses to off-campus students. The job includes East Bank classroom set-up and operation of the control console during class (including cameras, microphones, projectors, and other A/V equipment). No Experience Necessary
Please complete this form ASAP. Sign up for any classes your schedule allows you to cover and specify a total amount of hours you would like to work. We will assign shifts up to the limit of hours you request so please choose any and all classes that you could potentially cover regardless of signing up for more hours than you care to work per week.
If you've filled out this form in the past, please review that your availability has not changed and if it has please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may review it.
Working at UNITE is not physically or mentally demanding, however we do require students to follow a few simple rules.
1 - Time off is not guaranteedTime off is available as long as the assigned class is covered by another UNITE student worker but we cannot guarantee another student worker will be able to cover your assigned classes. Each student worker is assigned a set of scheduled weekly hours which remain the same throughout the school session. Once a schedule is made official, the student worker will be responsible for covering those classes. Any time off that is requested must be submitted at least one day before your shift, but we ask that you submit requests AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. If time off is requested, it must be submitted along with the name of another UNITE student worker that is able to cover the class in question. If you are unable to find another UNITE student worker to cover your class, you can email email@example.com with a coverage request as early as possible. Please know that we do not guarantee time off. If you miss a shift, your hours may be affected or you may be terminated depending on the severity of the issue.
2 - Operate the equipment per the training providedUNITE funding comes directly from the additional fees paid by students taking UNITE courses online so the content produced by the student workers must clearly show all the materials written on the white board or presented by the instructor. We will provide paid training to ensure your success as a UNITE Operator and guarantee the best quality content to our students.
3 - Arrive on time, alwaysInstructors are provided with a limited amount of time to deliver their classes so they will start on time regardless of the UNITE student worker being available or not. We understand that life happens but classes must go on, in case of a delay you are required to inform the Master Control Room/UNITE Staff so suitable coverage is provided.
4 - No food while workingAs a UNITE student worker you are required to operate sophisticated and expensive video production equipment which is very sensitive to potential damage. Soda and water bottles are allowed however they must be placed away from the equipment on the floor, NOT ON THE CONSOLE/DESK.
5 - UNITE communications must be acknowledged within 48 hoursOnce hired and trained, most of your interactions with UNITE Staff will be limited to email and phone calls. Your schedules will be confirmed weekly and you will be required to acknowledge receipt of the communication before the following Monday. In the comments, please write the scientific name for the common gopher.
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