For Faculty and Staff
For Faculty and Staff
We offer in-class workshops on a variety of learning and college preparation skills that can be tailored to your class! See the Workshops page for more information about the range of workshops offered. If you are interested in a specific kind of learning skill that you do not see listed, email Erika to create a custom workshop. Workshops are created for a 50 minute class, but can be tailored to be longer or shorter. Workshops are also available for staff who work with student leaders on campus.
Supplemental instructors (SI) are tutors who are assigned to a specific class. They offer more directed support on the assigned class. SIs work with students in their assigned class to help them understand assignments and larger concepts. They work with the professor to gain knowledge of assignments and expectations. However SIs are not teaching assistants, and as such they are not required to attend every class nor do they grade papers or assignments. SIs will work with the Coordinator for Student Academic Support and the professor to determine if the SI will attend a small number of classes. SIs often work 1-1, but they also work with small groups, and lead study sessions (especially before tests and projects).
SIs are most useful in high DFW classes, or classes with highly-specialized and/or difficult assignments. If you would like to request a supplemental instructor for your class, please fill out this form: SI Request Form. (Please note: unless you have already spoken with a student about becoming your SI, then an SI is not guaranteed.) Once paired, the Coordinator for Student Academic Support will meet with the professor and student and together they will create a contract to ensure a fruitful partnership.
Request a Tutor
If you would like to request the present of a tutor in your class, event, or study session, please fill out this form: Tutor Request Form. Please note that given that our tutors set their own hours, I cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available, but every effort will be made to have a tutor at your event!
If you have any recommendations for new tutors, please fill out this form: Tutor Recommendation Form. You may fill out the form at any time of the year, not only when tutors are being hired. We are looking for students who not only excel in their classes, but show interpersonal skills and a desire to help others.
If you would like to encourage your students to go to tutoring, consider offering incentivized tutoring as a part of your class! You can offer extra credit for attending a certain number of tutoring sessions. You could also make it a requirement for a large paper or project to attend a tutoring session. Students can fill out a "proof of appointment" form (see the appointment information page) and Erika will send an email to you as the professor, confirmed that the student attended tutoring. Contact Erika for more info!
*Our supplemental instruction program is a modified program that is loosely based on the UMKC model.