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Teaching Assistant T-247-O

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Teaching Assistant T-247-O
Reports to Steve Schweitzer 
Department Instruction
Days of Week

Flexible 

Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week  8 + 20 hours of prep time
Start date  07/01/2015
End date  12/18/15
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary

The teaching assistant for Science Fiction and Theology (T247-O) contributes to students learning in the online section of the course and provides assistance outside of class time, especially in preparation for the course sessions. The assistant also has an opportunity to gain some experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating a graduate-level course.

Duties/responsibilities

 

The assistant is expected to monitor weekly online class sessions and to meet regularly with the instructor. The student will be responsible to upload files to Moodle for students to access, especially prior to first class session (to be done during summer), and track student participation in the online course. Other tasks may include leading tutorials for students who need help with the large amount of data covered in the course, assisting with small and large group discussions, or assisting with comments on papers. The specific tasks involved are negotiable and vary depending on the interests of the assistant and the needs of students taking the course. Other duties as assigned.

Skills/qualifications

Computer skills, especially familiarity with Moodle; attention to detail; able to work independently after given a task; desire to learn about teaching, course construction, pedagogy; excellent prior completion of T/TS 101 Introduction to Theological Reflection; ability to communicate well with students; respect for diversity of views and understanding the nature of the topics being discussed.

Physical demands  N/A

Kimberly Koczan-Flory

KimberlyNot long ago, I was uncertain if I would be a Bethany student. My calling to ministry holds a strong commitment to the church, but has always extended beyond church doors. I am passionate about the ways God is moving within congregations, but committed also to those who seek God outside of the institutional structures. One of the primary places. I feel most fully engaged in life-giving ministry is as a spiritual director. Several years ago I completed a certification program in spiritual direction and feel deeply honored to listen with individuals, groups, and organizations about how ordinary life meets with our extraordinary God.