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SI Leaders describe this role as a unique and valuable leadership position that helps students successfully complete their academic goals. It  provides them with professional development opportunities to build relationships with faculty, enhance group facilitation and presentation skills, and reinforce course content. All of which many SI Leaders have stated are great resume boosters and impressive experiences to share with employers in interviews.

Our SI Leaders are committed to supporting students in historically difficult courses by promoting the goals of academic success and preparedness in conjunction with DePaul University's goal of educating students to be lifelong learners. 

SI Leader Position

What does an SI Leader do?

SI Leaders facilitate guided study sessions for students in SI-supported courses, helping students achieve greater classroom engagement and academic performance. In addition to leading the sessions, SI Leaders can expect to do the following on a weekly basis:

  • Attend all lectures for the course they are supporting and serve as a model student
  • Plan and conduct (2) one-hour collaborative study sessions
  • Promote SI Sessions to course students in class and through email
  • Meet with a mentor group bi-weekly for one hour
  • Regularly meet with supervisors and assigned professor/s
  • Complete New Leader Training in addition to (2) quarterly SI Leader Trainings

It is important to remember that SI Leaders are not tutors or teaching assistants. They utilize active learning techniques to facilitate review sessions that promote further understanding of the material; they do not grade, prepare exams/quizzes, or re-lecture course material.

What are the qualifications to be an SI Leader?

In order to apply to be a leader, you must have a history of academic success in the course you wish to support and a minimum GPA of 3.0. All applicants must meet the enrollment requirements to be eligible to work on campus.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of group facilitation techniques
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Demonstrates agility and adaptability

When and where do SI Leaders work?

The hours for this position will vary but you can expect to work 10 hours per week. SI sessions are held in Richardson Library (Lincoln Park Campus) or in the DePaul Center (Loop Campus). SI Leaders intentionally choose their session schedule and location based on their availability as well as the needs of their students. SI Leaders may return for future quarters, pending position availability, satisfactory performance, and class schedule flexibility.

How much are SI Leaders paid?

Leaders receive a stipend of $1,225 that is dispersed evenly bi-weekly throughout the quarter over the course of 5 pay periods. The position also qualifies for the University Internship Program (UIP) credit. If you are interested, the UIP team​ is available to walk you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.

How do I apply?

Visit Campus Job Board to view open positions, detailed position descriptions, and application instructions. Open positions are typically posted between mid-quarter and the start of the next quarter so keep checking! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

When applying, please prepare to do the following:

  • Upload your resume and cover letter as PDF documents
  • Upload your unofficial transcript as a PDF “Supplemental Document”
  • Upload an image of your Class Schedule for the quarter in which you are applying to as a “Supplemental Document”

SI Mentor Position

What does an SI Mentor do?

SI Mentors are committed to promoting active and collaborative learning among students through the support of SI Leaders. SI maintains that training leaders and mentors to assist students in historically difficult courses is the most effective means of achieving the goals of academic success and preparedness in conjunction with DePaul University's goal of educating students to be lifelong learners.

In addition to fulfilling their SI Leader responsibilities, SI Mentors assist with the following:

SI Leader Training and Development

  • Serve as a resource for new and returning SI Leaders
  • Observe sessions of assigned mentees and offer feedback for improved performance
  • Serve as a liaison between SI Leaders and SI program administrators
  • Project Management conducted during team meetings:
    • ​Fall Quarters: Mentors submit a proposal with team members to facilitate a morning and/or afternoon round robin session at DePaul's Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit. All members attend the Summit.
    • Winter and Spring Quarters: Mentors oversee Innovative Minds Initiative project development within their teams. All members present projects at the SI Celebration.

Meetings

  • Plan and facilitate meaningful 1-hour biweekly team meetings with assigned mentees to develop lesson plans, strategize for increased session attendance, and troubleshoot any difficulties SI Leaders are encountering
  • Meet biweekly with fellow mentors and the SI Graduate Assistant to plan for team meetings and projects as well as develop ways to improve the SI program

What are the qualifications to be an SI Mentor?

In order to apply to be a SI Mentor, you must have performed successfully as an SI Leader for at least one quarter. All applicants must meet the enrollment requirements to be eligible to work on campus.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Solid understanding of group facilitation techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Demonstrates agility and adaptability
  • Availability to accommodate weekly team meetings and biweekly mentor meetings in schedule

When and where do SI Mentors work?

The hours for this position may vary, but you can expect to work 8.5 hours per quarter in addition to your 10 hours per week as an SI Leader. SI Mentors intentionally choose their meeting schedule and location based on their availability as well as the needs of their mentees. Meetings are held in the Lincoln Park or Loop campus. SI Mentor positions last for the remainder of the academic year, pending position availability, satisfactory performance, and schedule flexibility. Mentors are welcome to reapply in the spring quarter.

How much are SI Mentors paid?

Mentors receive a quarterly stipend of $105 for the 8.5 hours they contribute. This is added to the $1225 stipend they receive as an SI Leader and dispersed evenly bi-weekly throughout the quarter over 5 pay periods. The position also qualifies for University Internship Program (UIP) credit. If you are interested, the UIP team​ is available to walk you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.

How do I apply?

Each quarter current SI Leaders are asked about their interest in becoming an SI Mentor. We recruit every spring for the upcoming academic year; however, opportunities may become available during the year if an SI Mentor can no longer continue. Open positions are typically announced between mid-quarter and the start of the next quarter.​


Summer/Winter Intersession Positions

What does an SI Leader do during Summer Sessions and Winter Intersession?

Supplemental Instruction partners with the First Year Academic Success Program (FYAS) to provide SI Leaders who facilitate guided study sessions for students in prerequisite courses during Summer Sessions and Winter Intersession, helping students achieve greater classroom engagement and academic performance. 

The mission of FYAS is to serve students who show the potential to succeed in college but need additional support; provide a solid academic foundation for success in college; and enable students to start college with necessary preparation in math and writing. All students participating in FYAS are required to attend SI sessions.

FYAS SI Leaders can expect to do the following on a weekly basis:

  • Attend all lectures for the course they are supporting and serve as a model student
  • During Summer Sessions, attend the Success Series with students weekly
  • Plan and conduct a two-hour collaborative study session held during class once per week
  • Communicate with course students in class and through email
  • Meet with SI Leader team weekly
  • Regularly meet with supervisors and assigned professor/s
  • Complete FYAS SI Leader Training

It is important to remember that SI Leaders are not tutors or teaching assistants. They utilize active learning techniques to facilitate review sessions that promote further understanding of the material; they do not grade, prepare exams/quizzes, or re-lecture course material.

What are the qualifications to be a FYAS SI Leader?

In order to apply to be a leader, you must have a history of academic success in the course you wish to support and a minimum GPA of 3.3. The SI Leader must be available to attend all lectures and sessions. If you feel you will have to miss even one day, we ask that you do not apply – FYAS sessions occur in a short amount of time and there is no opportunity to reschedule. It is imperative that there are no SI Leader absences. All applicants must be eligible for student employment.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of group facilitation techniques
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Demonstrates agility and adaptability

When and where do FYAS SI Leaders work?

In addition to attending lectures, FYAS SI leaders will also be expected to work an additional 2-3 hours a week for session preparation and material submission that can be scheduled based on their availability. SI sessions are held in Lincoln Park Campus or in the Loop Campus depending on class location. SI Leaders may return for future quarters, pending position availability, satisfactory performance, and class schedule flexibility.

How much are SI Leaders paid?

Leaders receive a stipend of $1,200 that is dispersed by the FYAS program. On occasion, there may be an opportunity to serve as a tutor for 1-2 hours after class for $12/hour. The position also qualifies for University Internship Program (UIP) credit. If you are interested, the UIP team​ is available to walk you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.

How do I apply?

Visit Campus Job Board to view open positions, detailed position descriptions, and application instructions. You may support multiple courses pending position availability. Open positions are typically posted between mid-quarter and the start of the next quarter so keep checking! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

When applying, please prepare to do the following:

  • Upload your resume and cover letter as PDF documents
  • Upload your unofficial transcript as a PDF “Supplemental Document”

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