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CEA Program: Teaching Assistant for P105

The Department of Undergraduate Education (DUE) is home to Institute of Engaged Learning (IEL) which is sponsoring these types of positions across campus. This specific position is part of the Community Engagement Associates (CAE) program in which students work in a specific department on campus to support campus and community engagement initiatives. You will see more information on the specific job and department below.

Overview of department:
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy plays a leading role in moving philanthropy forward across the country and around the world because of the vision and generosity of the founders and leaders who foresaw the need to study, understand, and teach about this integral component of life and society.

Project summary:
Participating in orientation session with instructional team to prepare for class. Coordinating the service and nonprofit elements of the course. Working with instructor to continuously improve service learning dimension of the course through, for example, creation of new resources, new community contacts, new reflection methods. Helping to complete course grading.

Specific tasks that the community engagement associate will complete: 
  1. Being the main point of contact for students.
  2. Introducing the project to students.
  3. Periodically checking in with students to see how they are progressing and ensuring students are meeting their deadline for service.
  4. Build and/or develop a network of local service opportunities for project.
  5. Making adjustments and updates to tasks in coordination with instructor.

Specific qualifications (knowledge, skills, class standing, etc) we desire the project coordinator to have:
  • Good communication skills
  • Acting as a peer mentor to students
  • Being proactive and sharing ideas and information with the instructor

Learning objectives:
By the end of this position assignment, the student will meet the following learning objectives
  1. The CEA is able to name at least one civic issue and articulate how various societal systems and processes address this (and other) civic issues.
  2. The CEA values collaborating with others, especially those individuals representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.
  3. The CEA demonstrates empathy, openness, inclusiveness, and sensitivity when working with diverse others.
  4. The CEA analyzes diverse perspectives and evaluates how these perspectives influence their own norms and biases.
  5. The CEA feels a sense of responsibility and commitment to use the knowledge gained in their higher education experiences to serve others.