PitE and SNRE W15 GSI Information Session Kelly Campbell PitE Department Administrator Agenda GSI Timeline Review PitE GSI Positions – Winter 2015 Application process demo Selection Criteria Background Check Requirement Making a good 1st impression GSI Requirements Compensation and Benefits GEO Agreement Teacher Certificate Other Student Employment Opportunities GSI Timeline Oct. 8: PitE Info Session Oct 3: SNRE positions posted & Info Session Oct 8: PitE positions go-live on umjobs.org Oct 20: SNRE application materials due by 9:00 AM Oct. 21: PitE application materials due by 5:00 PM Nov. 4: 1st round of offer letters issued PitE & SNRE Nov. 11: Offer acceptances due Nov 13: 2nd round of offer letters issued if necessary Jan. 6: CRLT Orientation session (tentatively) Jan. 7: PitE-SNRE Orientation/start of classes PitE GSI Positions – Winter 2015 ENV 111- Global Change II ENV 201 Ecological Issues ENV 256 Culture, Adaption & Environment ENV 301 Nature, Culture, Landscape ENV 310 Environmental Chemicals & Disease ENV 311 Intro Aquatic Ecosystems ENV 361 Psychology of Environmental Stewardship ENV 382 Environmental Education for Sustainability ENV 391 Sustainability & the Campus ENV 409 Ecology of Fish ENV 475 Environmental Law PitE Process - Demo PitE positions are listed on: http://www.umjobs.org Combine cover letter, resume and transcripts (graduate) into a single pdf. Please include your name in file name. Do NOT use the class number alone as the file name! If you have letters of recommendation or other transcripts, please email them to Kelly Campbell ([email protected]) Once a file is uploaded, it cannot be modified or replaced Important – provide your top 4 course preferences via email [email protected] Selection Criteria Relevant disciplinary background Experience or interest in teaching across disciplines Strong teaching and organizational skills For field courses: relevant practical skills as shown in the application. Academic standing, progress toward degree, and remaining semesters up to the maximum terms of support allowed. Background Check Requirement A background check is required for any GSI hired after November 18, 2013. Hire is contingent upon the results of this process. Student will be asked for consent by verification vendor as first step in hire process Student may not work until check is complete Must be completed prior to start of term Making a Good 1st Impression Read the job description(s) carefully Show how you are the best candidate for the job Address how you are uniquely qualified Tailor your resume/cover letter to each position Proofread! Simple mistakes can be costly If first time, consider using Career Center Resources GSI Requirements Orientations and Training – CRLT and PitE/SNRE Attend a minimum of two CRLT seminars and/or GSM ‘brown bag’ sessions CPR/First Aid Certification required for select PitE and SNRE courses Register for at least 6 credits GSIs-register for NRE 600 (1 credit course); 1st time only Complete a Mid-term Evaluation/Consultation Activity Complete a Final Evaluation GSI Compensation & Benefits 2014-2015 salary rate $18,971 FTR 50% GSI = $2371.38 (16.5-20 hrs/wk) Tuition Waiver 23.7% appt or greater = 100% Less than 23.7% = pro rata waiver Benefits 25% appt or greater – full medical and dental less than 25% – full medical, dental 50% Dependent coverage available More info, visit UM HR benefits page: http://www.benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/grads.html Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) Terms and conditions of GSI employment are governed by agreement between UM and GEO Current agreement runs through 5/1/2017 Copy of the agreement can be accessed using the following url: http://hr.umich.edu/acadhr/grads/GEOContract2.12.14. pdf GEO rep will be on hand during the PitE/SNRE orientation UM Graduate Teacher Certificate Offered through Rackham Benefit – documents professional development as a college-level instructor May be included on your CV/résumé Does not appear on UM transcript For more information, visit: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/um.gtc/description Other Employment Opportunities GSRA Positions in SNRE Unlike GSI positions, GSRA positions are not posted Opportunities are primarily through faculty advisors Typically funded by external organizations/agencies Require regular research work with tangible outcomes May not align directly with your research interests or thesis work. Progress reports are typically required Inquire early if you prefer a GSRA over a GSI position Temporary Employment in SNRE Temporary Student Hourly – open to anyone Work Study 1. Must be US citizen or permanent resident 2. Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 3. Must be eligible—check financial aid package Postings are available on the Student Employment website https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/ Good Luck!!