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Independent Studies Co-Coordinator (GISPs, ISPs, and Academic Internships)
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Job ID 1873
Employer Curricular Resource Center
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Mar 09, 2015
Category Program Coordination
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description Overview: The Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising (CRC) is a place where students help each other engage with Brown's open curriculum and utilize its academic resources. Founded in 1976 to support the fullest use of the New Curriculum, today the CRC's Director, student coordinators and volunteers coordinate information sessions, community-building events, and individual meetings with students for advising about independent studies and concentrations, applying for funding opportunities, issues related to the sophomore year, and more. The CRC staff works with other departments and peer advising programs to best provide a broad spectrum of advice about the wealth of curricular resources at Brown. The CRC is a part of the Office of the Dean of the College. Position: 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. They also help plan an information session for new GISP faculty sponsors at the start of each semester.
Job Requirements - Interest and demonstrated experience with creating a GISP/ISP or AI or other independent research project. - Interest in and demonstrated experience with 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 Sunday, August 30, 2015
End Date Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Primary Contact Peggy Chang
Email Address Peggy_Chang@brown.edu
Work Location Curricular Resource Center, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, room 228
Phone Number x32324
Fax Number x35050