Duties and Responsibilities:
GAs teach 3 sections of University Life – the one credit CORE course required of all first semester freshmen. This is a graded course – required for graduation. Each Graduate Assistant will be responsible for classroom management (approx. 25 students per class), instruction, review of all work, and final grading due in December.
As the “instructor/advisor” for the students, GAs teach and advise approximately 100 students. Graduate Assistants will learn student’s majors and their required courses and ensure that they are in the appropriate courses for their major.
Graduate Assistants are expected to abide by all policies/procedures in the Center for Academic Success (such as utilizing COMPASS, Blackboard, COGNOS, etc. to document your work).
GAs are expected to instruct the SKIL-1104 College Success Skills class or the CORE 1001 University Life course in the spring semester.
GAs will be asked to be a coach for undergraduate students (Peer Advisors) as assigned to their courses. Training will be provided.
During the summer months GA’s will be trained as an advisor and in classroom management and instruction.
GAs may contribute to the development of the University Life curriculum.
The GA’s are expected to have high availability throughout June and July; due to the teaching course load in the fall schedules will be less flexible.
GA’s will help assist students with registration on an individual basis starting in June.
Working at least one Open House and all Summer Orientation dates during the year is required (Open Houses are held on weekends).
GAs are required to work 20 hours per week – each GA will have some autonomy of their specific schedule to be agreed upon with supervisor, Assistant Dean of the Center for Academic Success. Training will be held from June 1 – 12, M-F. The 20 hours need to be spread over 3 or more days and do not include your lunch break (which is required).
Each GA will be required to attend Tuesday morning staff meetings 9:00am to 10:00am.
GAs must attend Freshman Convocation (usually held the Sunday before start of classes).
GAs may be asked to participate in other projects or functions as directed by the Assistant Dean and/or the Dean of CAS/Vice President of Student Services.
Must be enrolled full time in a graduate program at Seton Hall University.
Candidates with experience in student services, counseling or social work are preferred.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.