Q: When should I hear about my submitted application?
A: Applications will be processed after all final grades from the semester are submitted by the faculty. The recruitment process takes place virtually over Winter Break.
Q: What if I can’t attend part of the beginning-of-semester training for some reason?
A: The pre-semester SI Training is absolutely mandatory. New SI Leaders are required to attend both days of the training, no exceptions. If you are not able to attend, you can not be an SI Leader.
Q: How is SI different from tutoring?
A: SI focuses on peer-led learning. The job of the SI Leader is to plan and facilitate activities that nurture collaboration and teamwork among students. We avoid re-lecturing or handing the students the answer.
Q: Which disciplines are currently hiring for Spring 2019?
A: We will post which subjects we are recruiting for when the application is posted in November.
Q: How many students attend each session?
A: Because SI Sessions are voluntary for students, there is no consistent attendance in sessions. Sessions may get anywhere between 1 to 10 students throughout the semester, but that number increases drastically before exams.
Q: If I have a class conflict with the lecture, can I still be an SI Leader?
A: Unfortunately, you cannot be an SI Leader without attending the lecture. SI Leaders are required to attend the lectures in person for the course they are leading. If the lectures are MWF, the leaders are permitted to watch one online and attend the other two in person. This serves as a refresher for course content, and the professors may change from semester to semester. In order to stay consistent with the SI Model, lecture attendance is essential. Make sure you check the University Schedule.