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Graduate Staff


EPE 174 Instructors
EPE 174 Instructors teach sections of EPE 174: Theories of College Student Success. Instructors meet regularly with students in individual academic consultations, and manage the course roster, grades, syllabus, and other class materials. Instructors also work with the Assistant Director and Assessment Coordinator to evaluate the efficacy of the course.

Graduate/Teaching Assistants
Graduate/Teaching Assistants work with the Assistant Directors and Associate Director to coordinate various programs and services at Academic Enhancement. These programs and services include the Academic Prep Program (APP), GRE Prep Classes, Study Smarter Seminars, assessment, research, remote testing, presentations, and more. Each Graduate/Teaching Assistant is hired for a specific area(s), and is not expected to contribute to every program or service.

Undergraduate Staff

Student Program Coordinators
Student Program Coordinators (SPCs) work closely with the Assistant Director to aid in coordination of the Peer Tutoring Program and front desk operations. As members of the senior staff team, SPCs contribute to the development and direction of Academic Enhancement. Each SPC is responsible for a team of 18-20 Peer Tutors, Peer Instructors, and Desk Workers. SPCs conduct regular team meetings and are responsible for tracking payroll/timesheets and procedures, shift substitutions, KHEAA grant applications and reimbursement forms, scheduling, Peer Tutor Report data, survey data, employee performance and policy, and program promotion. SPCs also design, implement, and assess professional development sessions and team meetings, assist in training of Peer Tutors and Desk Workers, and serve as the on-duty coordinators and first points of contact during hours of operation, in addition to performing other tasks as assigned by the Assistant Director. SPCs are responsible for maintaining a presence in the tutoring area and at the front desk, serving as a resource for all staff, observing and monitoring student use of services, and supporting all operations. SPCs attend weekly meetings with fellow SPCs and the Assistant Director, as well as regular one-on-one meetings with the Assistant Director to ensure that all questions/issues are addressed promptly and that all policies are effective and efficient. While SPCs previously worked as Desk Workers or Peer Tutors, the SPC position is considered a substantial promotion and this is their only role.

Peer Tutors
Peer Tutors provide one-on-one and small-group tutoring (usually on 100- and 200-level courses) for courses that they have complete at UK and earned a grade of at least a “B”. They greet students who come for tutoring, listen to problems the students describe, and probe to discover the nature of their problems. After completing training, Peer Tutors will identify weaknesses in study strategies and refer students appropriately. Peer Tutors are expected to guide students to discover answers to questions, and never do work for students or give answers. The Peer Tutor position is considered a professional position, and each Peer Tutor is expected to adhere to the policies outlined in the Staff Resource Manual. It also includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts, including meeting with their Student Program Coordinator for Performance Evaluations, attending Professional Development sessions and regular team meetings, and participate in promotional activities.

Desk Workers
Desk Workers perform typical office duties including welcoming clients, helping them login to the online data system, answering phones, taking messages, scheduling appointments, working with office technology, etc. Additional responsibilities may include assisting in marketing tasks, data input, filing, etc. We are interested in students who are positive, upbeat, outgoing, take initiative, and enjoy working with their peers. The Desk Worker position is considered a professional position, and each Desk Worker is expected to adhere to the policies outlined in the Staff Resource Manual. It also includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts, including meeting with their supervisor for Performance Evaluations, attending Professional Development sessions and regular team meetings, and participate in promotional activities.

Peer Instructors
Peer Instructors work closely with Academic Prep Program instructors to develop course syllabi, create innovative assignments, provide course instruction and facilitation, and work with students both one-on-one and in small groups. Peer Instructors may be involved in various aspects of course administration, including scheduling, information tracking, reporting, grading, etc. Peer Instructors are expected to guide students to discover answers to questions, and never do work for students or give answers. Peer Instructor applicants should be comfortable with material in one or more of the three areas (math, reading, writing), and should enjoy working with their peers. The Peer Instructor position is considered a professional position, and as such, each Peer Instructor is expected to adhere to the policies outline in the Staff Resource Manual as well as perform responsibilities beyond working regular shifts. Each Peer Instructor will be required to meet with their Student Program Coordinator for Performance Evaluations, attend Professional Development sessions and regular team meetings, and participate in promotional activities.

Marketing Interns
Marketing interns assist the marketing team in maximizing awareness and promotion of Academic Enhancement (AE) programs and resources available to all UK students, staff, and faculty across all colleges and majors. AE houses a number of academic initiatives, including the Peer Tutoring Program, Individual Academic Consultations, Study Smarter Seminars, GRE Prep Courses, and others.

As an AE Marketing Intern, duties include but are not limited to:
- Managing The Study’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Blogger and more.
- Writing relevant and timely articles for The Study’s blog.
- Tracking Social Media analytics
- Attending campus and/or university events on behalf of Academic Enhancement and The Study.
- Meeting weekly with the Marketing Team to discuss goals and weekly projects.
- Designing posters, brochures, flyers, and other marketing materials to promote AE’s many programs.
- Developing and using skills in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other Adobe CS6 Programs.
- Planning and executing a variety of outreach events with the rest of the AE staff.
- Working with different community vendors.
 Our interns not only design and develop projects but also are given the opportunity to present their work to students, staff, and the academic community.

 

 

 
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