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Paid Student PositionsAdministrative Assistant / Community Fellow (CF) / International Fellow (IF) / Peer Academic Leader (PAL)
Resident Advisor (RA) / Desk Assistant / Summer Conference Assistant
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Ability to model appropriate behavior to new students consistent with the learning objectives and mission of Grogan College as a community of mutually supportive scholars and students focused on learning.
- No major violations resulting in academic or conduct probation (minor infraction will be reviewed and assessed by the Grogan Administrative Team)
- Achievement of at least sophomore status by the beginning of Fall semester
- Ability to be comfortable in front of a group OR the willingness to learn such a skill.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Willingness to promote a positive, community oriented, and cooperative atmosphere for the residents of Grogan College
- Must live in Grogan Hall throughout the entire academic year.
- Serve as a role model by maintaining and promoting high academic standards and a serious commitment to learning and by exhibiting and promoting personal integrity, professionalism, and a cooperative and positive attitude. For example, offer to help organize study groups, take students to the Learning Assistance Center, the Writing Center, etc., encourage students to make wise use of their time, and to be actively involved in the intellectual life of the University and the public affairs of the larger world. Do these things yourself. Lead by example.
- Acknowledge and respond appropriately to the needs and concerns of all students in Grogan Hall.
- Attend and participate in all PAL staff training sessions. PALS are normally hired in the spring of the academic year prior to the beginning of their official duties. a) Therefore, you are required to participate in PAL training that normally takes place during the spring term in which you are hired. b) You must also return to UNCG and move in approximately one week prior to the beginning of the academic year for additional staff training and for the Grogan College Orientation Program. c) You must also assist with the PAL hiring process and training during the spring term after you are initially hired.
- Attend all staff meetings. We will normally meet on a bi-weekly basis, with additional meetings being called if and when they are necessary during busy times of the year.
- Make initial phone contact with Learning Community students during the summer months prior to their arrival at UNCG (normally during July).
- Attend your Learning Community's section of UNS 105 and perform all technical duties requested by Learning Community faculty fellow (i.e., taking roll, collecting/correcting assignments, arranging field trips, speakers and programs, etc) and attend extracurricular events in your Learning Community on time.
- Student Development Meet with your LC Student at the beginning of the semester to complete a Student Development Plan. Also meet at the middle of the 1st semester to provide a progress report and provide the Faculty Fellow at the semester end with you written observations of each of your LC student's efforts and progress.
- Initiate and maintain regular communication with the Faculty Fellows.
- Learning Community Collaboration. You must assist your Faculty Fellow and LC students in planning and implementing one significant academic program that is done jointly as a collaboration between 2 or more LCs. While some class time in UNS 105 may be devoted to the collaboration, expect that this will involve homework outside of regular class meeting times.
- Field Trips. You are required to organize, plan and implement 2 field trips each semester for a total of 4. A field trip is an outing in which you take at least 5 or more students from your LC to a University or locally sponsored cultural program, academic program or sporting event.
- Hold 2 hours of weekly office hours (in your residence hall room or study lounge) throughout the entire academic year.
- Support and help promote the efforts and programs of other staff members and learning communities by getting out information, encouraging students to participate, attending them whenever possible
- Floor Meetings. As an on campus resident in UNCG Housing, you must attend all mandatory floor meetings.
- Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and selecting new Peer Academic Leaders for the following school year
- Help represent Grogan College during Explore and Destination UNCG Open House. You must work 2 Visitation programs in each semester for a total of 4 for the year.
- Help recruit new Grogan LC students. For example, work on sending postcard invitations to new students.
- Keep Grogan Administrative Office informed of current voice mail, room assignment and email contact information if and whenever these change in any way. If at any time you cannot fulfill some aspect of your duties, or if you encounter schedule conflicts, you must inform the Director of Grogan College and any other staff members that will be affected by your absence. Also, make it a point to share concerns and suggestions with the Director.
- Monthly Activity Reports: you are required to keep a record of the things you do as part of your PAL responsibilities and to submit written monthly reports on the PAL ACTIVITY RECORD.
- The budget for Grogan College is not established and approved until July or August. Therefore, the points made below are subject to change. However, the listed forms of compensation do reflect the intention of the Program Director and current and past practice.
- Stipend: PALs receive a total of $800 for the entire academic year. The stipend is paid in equal installments, usually in September, October, November, January, February, March and April. In order to receive your full stipend, you must remain a PAL for the entire academic year.
- Housing: PALs must live in the Grogan Residence Hall for the entire academic year. If space and budget permit, PALs may receive a single room at the double rate, or they will be assigned a roommate and receive compensation as budget allows. However, due to increased campus housing requests and the resultant overcrowding, it is to be expected that you will have a roommate assigned to your room during the first weeks of the fall semester and possibly for the entire academic year. Pals are required to share space with a temporary roommate until alternative arrangements can be made. ALSO, IF YOUR PAL POSITION IS TERMINATED, YOU MUST MOVE OUT OF GROGAN RESIDENCE HALL.