Graduate Assistantship (Winter), Undergraduate Honors Admission Review Reader

Deadline: September 24, 2012

Req #: 88231
Job Location: Seattle Campus 211 Mary Gates Hall
Posting Date: 09/14/2012
Closing Info: Closes On 09/28/2012
Salary: Tuition plus standard salary—-salary is commensurate with student standing.

The University Honors Program provides a special learning context for high-achieving students looking for a rigorous, enhanced educational experience. Bringing selected faculty into close contact with dedicated students in an atmosphere of small, challenging classes allows the Honors Program to combine the intimacy of a small, interdisciplinary liberal arts college with the strengths of an excellent public research university. The University Honors Program is seeking a graduate student for a graduate student service appointment during Winter Quarter 2013. This position offers a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate applications to the Honors Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reader will assess freshman Honors Program applications, using a combination of personal and academic factors. Applications are assessed by two readers separately, and final admission decisions are made by Honors Program staff readers, based on holistic assessments.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: December 16, 2012 – March 15, 2013. Candidate must be available for one three-hour weekday training sometime during December 16-17. Please note.

HOURS: Approximately 20 hours per week, half of which must be completed in the Honors Program office, during set Honors Admission reading sessions, sometime between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays (exact dates/time TBD). The other half may be flexible hours, to be completed remotely via an online reading system.

SALARY: Tuition plus standard salary commensurate with student standing. Requirements: Must be formally enrolled in a tuition-based program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2013. Students enrolled in graduate programs that are fee-based or self-sustaining are welcome to apply, but will not be eligible to receive tuition, and under no circumstance will tuition be provided.

Ability to read and evaluate applications, considering both academic and personal factors; learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines; apply assessment principles without personal bias; read rapidly and accurately and work independently for hours at a time; be sensitive to diversity/multicultural issues and educational disadvantage. Must be able to read at least 100 applications per week.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired: Previous participation or direct affiliation with the UW Honors Program or other undergraduate honors programs demonstrating a practical understanding of the programs mission and values.

Condition of Employment: Apply through UWHires.


NOTIFICATION DATES: We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 2, 2012. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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