Supplemental Instruction Leader - Position Information

How Can I Apply to be an SI Leader?

Please read all information below in regards to becoming an SI Leader PRIOR to taking the following steps. 
 
1. Fill out the top portion of the pre-application and return to Jenni Jones. Upon review, an interview will be scheduled. 
2. After your interview, if an offer is made and accepted, you will be provided an email containing the internal Human Resources job posting and application. 

3. Carefully fill in the on-line application. Please list email addresses for each of your references, and have them be on the lookout for an email from xxx.brazosport.edu so they can respond promptly. 
 
4. It will take time to processes your application, as each reference needs to respond before Human Resources will approve your application. Upon approval, Human Resources will notify the SI Program Coordinator - and they will reach out to you. 

Jenni Jones
SI Program Coordinator
Office phone:  979-230-3433
 

What are an SI Leader's responsibilities?

SI Leaders are peer students responsible for leading peer-facilitated sessions for their assigned course. The primary SI Leader responsibilities include:

  • Attending lectures with students to:
    • Relearn course content,
    • Take notes,
    • Promote SI,
    • Role Model good student behavior, and
    • Prepare for SI sessions.
  • Planning for SI sessions, including:
    • Creating an agenda,
    • Preparing worksheets or other resources, and
    • Promoting session plans using the website.
  • Facilitating at least 3 SI sessions every week using:
    • Planned group work,
    • Collaborative activities, and
    • Active learning strategies.
  • Participating in Staff Development Activities, including:
    • SI Leader Orientation at the beginning of the semester,
    • Monthly staff meetings,
    • Individual Meetings with an SI Supervisor or Mentor,
    • Observing a peer SI Leader, and
    • Additional workshops you choose to best fit your skill development needs.
  • Additional administrative responsibilities.

All SI Leader responsibilities typically take about 10 hours per week, which leaves time for other employment or leadership experiences; however, we need SI Leaders to ensure those 10 hours per week are dedicated to SI responsibilities.

What are the outcomes of being an SI Leader?

The SI Leader position is a paid, professional opportunity ideally for student leaders who want to:

  • Help peer students develop study skills.
  • Build rapport with an instructor or academic department.
  • Develop skills as a facilitator of learning.
  • Prepare to become a teacher, prepare for graduate school, or prepare for examinations (ex: GRE, MCAT, etc).

Minimum General Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a Brazosport Community College Student while an SI Leader, undergraduate students preferred. Please see the FAQ notes if you are a:
    • Graduate student,
    • Transfer Student new to BC, or
    • An International Student.
  • Meet the following GPA conditions:
    • Must have an existing BC minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Must have a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher for the most recent semester completed. (Exceptions or variations for most-recent semesters that included study abroad, co-ops, or other experiential opportunities.)
  • Must be able to complete all staff development responsibilities, including attending SI Leader orientation and meetings.
  • Must be friendly and enjoy working with people.

Minimum Course-Specific Qualifications (Qualifications apply to each course for which you are interested in being a Leader):

  • Must have completed the course at Brazosport College, earning a B+ grade or higher; Please see the FAQ notes for the following exceptions:
    • Did you test out of the course, or complete credit for the course at another institution? 
    • Are you currently enrolled in the course? 
    • Did you complete higher level coursework? 
  • Must be able to attend all scheduled lectures for the course.
  • Must be able to plan and facilitate at least three 50-minute SI sessions per week.
  • Must have demonstrated content knowledge in the subject area of the course.

Vivian Rodgers

Director, Student Success Center & Learning Framework Faculty

Main Bldg. E.211

979.230.3283


Jenni Jones

Supplemental Instruction Coordinator

Sadler Bldg. HS.225C

979-230-3433