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Brown University

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Independent Studies Coordinator (GISPs, ISPs, and Academic Internships)
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Job ID 1873
Employer Curricular Resource Center
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Apr 08, 2014
Category Program Coordination
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description The Curricular Resource Center is a place where undergraduates advise each other about how to best engage with Brown’s curriculum and utilize its academic resources. Student coordinators share their expertise with their peers, advising about proposing and implementing independent study projects, finding experiential learning opportunities away from Brown, planning for life after graduation, and maximizing the campus’s resources. A center of the Dean of the College Office, the Curricular Resource Center collaborates with various departments, and it is a great starting point for students seeking a supportive community of peer advisers and learners. The Independent Studies Coordinators help undergraduate students create Group Independent Study Projects (GISPs), Independent Study Projects (ISPs), and Academic Internships for credit (AIs). The coordinators work in collaboration with the CRC Director and and Associate Dean of the College for Independent Studies to plan informational sessions and workshops about the proposal process, and she/he meets with students one-on-one or communicates with them via email to answer their questions about these options, in addition to the Global Independent Studies option through the Office of International Programs and the Departmental Independent Study option through academic departments. The IS Coordinators publicize and promote the independent studies curricular option campus wide to students, faculty and staff, thus raising the visibility of IS and creating a community of learning and support. The IS Coordinators serve as members of the College Curriculum Council sub-committee on independent studies to make decisions about the proposals. In addition, the coordinators plan an end-of-semester "(G)ISP Talks" event, and maintain an update-to-date database independent studies.
Job Requirements - Interest and demonstrated experience with creating a GISP/ISP or AI or other independent research project. - Interest and demonstrated experience in articulating the goals and values of a Brown education, and the philosophy/mission of the CRC. - Interest in and demonstrated experience with collaborative or interdisciplinary work. - Experience working with and/or mentoring college students. - Ability to work collaboratively and well under pressure. - Strong organizational and leadership skills. - Creativity, patience, and reliability.
Number of openings 1
Hours 8.0 to 12.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $10.00/hour, Raises commensurate with performance and length of time in position.
Time Frame Academic Year
Start Date Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date Sunday, May 31, 2015
Primary Contact Peggy Chang
Email Address
Work Location Curricular Resource Center, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, room 228
Phone Number x32324
Fax Number x35050