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LAS 100 & Global Leaders Program

Organization

LAS Student Academic Affairs Office, International Programs

Type

Teaching Assistantship

Percent

50%

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Seeking Graduate Teaching Assistants for renewable appointment at 50% beginning SU22

Primary Position Function/Summary:

  • To provide programmatic support for the LAS Global Leaders Program (GLP) and instructional support for LAS 100 (FA22) and LAS 399 – a professional development course for LAS 100 interns (SP23). LAS 100 supports first-year international students in their transition to the University during the first 8 weeks of the Fall semester. All courses are administered through the Student Academic Affairs Office (SAAO) within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS).
  • GLP unites first-year domestic and international students through local and global community engagement and project-based learning. The TA will assist with the programmatic support of GLP throughout the academic year where two cohorts will be taking courses and involved in community engagement simultaneously.
  • The TA will also provide instructional support for the above courses by conducting research for curriculum development and facilitating classroom instruction.
  • Complete other duties as needed including, but not limited to, the support of the LAS International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) and social media.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

LAS 100

  • Instruct classes and facilitate small and large group discussions in LAS 100.
  • Supplement existing course curriculum by researching and developing course materials and activities related to social justice, social identities, critical global studies, intercultural competency, etc.
  • Maintain frequent communication with mentors assigned to students in your section.
  • Supervise and support the cohort of interns assigned to your section through coursework and weekly meetings.
  • Grade student reflections and final paper on Canvas.
  • Assist with the recruitment and interviewing of LAS 100 interns during the SP23 semester.

GLP

  • Assist with recruiting and interviewing new GLP participants.
  • Research and develop course materials related to social justice, design thinking/innovation, critical global studies, intercultural competency, etc.
  • Frequently communicate with community partners and professional mentors for student evaluation purposes.
  • Assist with event planning for the bi-annual Kickoff and Social Innovation Forum.
  • Assist with the development of the program through supporting course/program evaluations and assessments.
  • Provide classroom instruction and facilitate group discussions.
  • Grade students’ attendance and assignments on Canvas.

*During the beginning of the Fall semester, some TAs will teach 2 LAS 100 courses while others will split their appointment time between LAS 100 and GLP. When Part B of the Fall semester commences, all TAs will engage primarily in GLP responsibilities.

Application Procedure

To apply for this Graduate Teaching Assistantship, please submit your cover letter and resume to Nikia Brown, Associate Director of Intercultural & Global Learning – International Student Experience at nikiab@illinois.edu. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 13 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Preference will be given to international graduate students.

Application Deadline

Friday, May 13, 2022
Contact Info

Contact Name

Nikia Brown

Contact Email

Start Date

Monday, May 16, 2022