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University College seeks high-quality staff to assist us in our mission of assisting new students in making a successful transition to the University and in building a solid foundation for further academic success. Partner with us as a student teaching assistant, a peer learning assistant, a course instructor, an office assistant, a summer guide, and more!

Teach Gateway to College Learning (UCOL 1002)

Gateway to College Learning is an opportunity for dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to teach incoming students how to successfully navigate OU and build a strong foundation for collegiate success.  Instructors are responsible for addressing common topics such as liberal arts education, learning strategies, library skills, higher-level thinking, academic responsibility, major and career selection, social and emotional intelligence, and personal wellness.  Through this letter-graded, two-credit-hour elective course, instructors also have an opportunity to share other areas of expertise by teaching a FOCUS section of the course. 

Prospective instructors should have a master’s degree or higher, be knowledgeable of university programs, services, and resources, and have prior experience teaching and/or working with university students.

An interview and mandatory training sessions will be required for all eligible new instructors.  Returning instructors will be responsible for attending the Annual Instructor Training held on a Thursday each mid-April from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.

Teach Strategies for Student Success (UCOL 1022)

Strategies for Success focuses on teaching students to recognize obstacles in achieving academic success. Topics include, but are not limited to, study habits, time management, emotional intelligence, making wise choices, and many other habits that successful students use in school, life and work. The course consists of a weekly one hour lecture and one hour small group discussion (around 20 students). Contact the Center for Student Advancement (CSA) for more information.

Be a UC Peer Teaching Assistant (PTA)

Peer Teaching Assistants (PTAs) are an important part of the Gateway to College Learning and Strategies for Success course experiences.  These courses help students learn how to be successful in their academic and personal lives and effectively access university resources. As a student assistant, you will be expected to help lead by modeling positive behaviors in the classroom and by guiding your students to the resources they need to be successful at the University of Oklahoma.  You will be expected to contribute to class discussions, engage with the students, take attendance, and assist your instructor as needed. PTAs may also be asked to prepare an icebreaker or interactive lesson, offer advice to the students in class, and/or meet with students outside of the classroom.  

Each Student Assistants must be a current OU student with completion of at least 12 OU undergraduate hours, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, have successful completion of a UCOL course (Gateway, Seminar, Strategies for Success) or comparable experience.

Eligible students interested in being a Peer Teaching Assistant for the next academic year, will complete an online application, essay, and email other required materials to the Freshman Programs Office, Wagner Hall, 170 by the application due date (usually mid-March). There will be a subsequent interview component for new applicants. Students selected to be a Student Assistant will then be responsible for attending mandatory training sessions before each semester.

 

Be a Peer Learning Assistant (Tutor)

Undergraduate "tutors" must meet high academic standards and undergo required training, even beyond the College Reading and Learning Association certification standards. We seek undergraduates with at least 12 credits from OU, a 3.5 or higher GPA, and grades of A in the courses they wish to tutor. The position is posted at the end of each semester at jobs.ou.edu under "UC Learning Center."

Be a Student Learning Center Office Assistant (OA)

Undergraduate Office Assistants are the frontline of contact with students in the evenings.  Their duties include tracking center visits, booking tutoring appointments, disseminating department information, and performing special projects for UC Action and the Student Success Seminars in UC's Student Learning Center. The position is posted at the end of each semester at jobs.ou.edu under "UC Learning Center."

Be a Student Learning Center Graduate Assistant

The Student Learning Center (SLC) in UC offers two or more Graduate Assistantships or hourly graduate student positions to oversee approximately 45 undergraduate staff. Supervision, communication, research, and constructing Peer Learning Assistant (tutor) training modules are the main duties involved with these positions. Contact us for more information.

Work for UC Over the Summer

The New Sooner Enrollment Program hires enthusiastic, people-oriented, responsible OU students to welcome new students and their parents to campus each summer. The application opens early each spring semester and is usually due by late March.