SI Calendar, Fall 2012
Completion of training will be a major factor in SI leaders' status for rehire and eligibility for pay raises. It will also influence letters of recommendation which may be given by the SI Supervisor.
Training RequirementsDuring the semester, SI leaders will attend eleven SI training sessions including eight group sessions and three individual meetings to discuss strategies that will be helpful in conducting your SI sessions. These sessions will also serve as staff meetings, so bring any concerns or questions. Hours spent at training will be paid time.
Leaders are required to attend all training sessions. If you have an unavoidable conflict and must miss a training session, notify your supervisor in advance to make alternate arrangements. Any missed training must be made up with a supervisor-approved activity (e.g. tutor training, study skills seminar, individual meeting with supervisor).
AssignmentsThe concepts covered in training are useful only if they are applied. Therefore, please follow up after each training session by trying out ideas from that training. We will begin the next week's meeting with a discussion of how useful you found the concepts from the previous week.
Training TimesTraining times will be set based on SI leader availability. You may attend training at either the Ogden or Davis campus. All sessions will be similar in content, so you can attend any session in a given week.
Individual meetings with supervisorEach week, please stop to visit briefly with your supervisor. On weeks when training is not held, plan on having a more extended meeting with your supervisor. These are opportunities to share any concerns and successes as well as generally touch base.
Individual meetings with facultyYou are required to meet with your SI faculty member at least once, preferably twice, during the semester. This should be a sit-down meeting in which you get suggestions on material and activities for your SI and give general feedback on students' progress with the course material. Fill out the SI Leader/Faculty Discussion Form and turn it in to your supervisor each time you meet so that you can be paid for your time.
Peer ObservationsYou will observe an experienced SI leader at your convenience sometime during week 7, 8, or 9. Complete the "SI Peer Observation Form" and bring it to training on week 10 when we will discuss the observations.
Supervisor ObservationsSeveral times during the semester your supervisor will visit your SI session. Please schedule a short meeting to discuss the observation within 48 hours after a visit.
|Week #||Date||To Do|
|*Weeks 1, 2, or 3: Meet with faculty member; complete SI Leader/Faculty Discussion form.|
|Week 1||8/27||Distribute and tally surveys. Ask supervisor to get rooms. Meet with faculty member and complete Discussion Form by week 3 for discussion during training|
|Mon. Sept. 3: Labor Day Holiday–no training or SI sessions.|
|Week 2||9/4||Training: Helping SI Participants Improve Study Skills (Reddy)
Bring manual to training. Begin SI sessions this week.
|Week 3||9/10||Training: Questioning Techniques (Loeffel)|
|Week 4||9/17||Training: Listening Skills (Reddy)|
|Week 5||9/24||Training: Group Learning (Loeffel)|
|Week 6||10/1||Training: Explanation Activity (Reddy)|
|*Weeks 7, 8, or 9: Complete peer observation. Fill out observation form.|
|Week 7||10/8||Training: Test-taking Skills (Allred)|
|Week 8||10/15||Training: Individual meeting with your supervisor. Prepare presentation for next week’s training.|
|Fri. Oct. 19: Fall Break. No classes or SI sessions. University offices open.|
|Week 9||10/22||Training: SI leader presentations. Be prepared to share an activity you have used in your SI (10-15 minutes).|
|Week 10||10/29||Training: SI leader presentations, con't.
Discussion of Peer Observations (bring completed form)
Meet with faculty member and complete Discussion Form by week 11 for discussion in meeting with supervisor
|Week 11||11/5||Training: Individual meeting with your supervisor. Discuss meeting with faculty.|
|Week 12||11/12||Training: Individual meeting with your supervisor. Complete Program Evaluation and self-evaluation.|
|-||Meet briefly with supervisor each week. End-of-semester surveys completed by students.|
|----------Nov. 22 & 23: Thanksgiving Break----------|
|Finals Week||12/10||SI sessions held at leader's discretion|