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  • 1. Kim Bentson EDU699 8/16/13 THE IDEAL GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS FOR POST UNIVERSITY
  • 2. Introduction Rationale Implementation Description Evidence of Implementation Administrator Presentation Job Descriptions Self Evaluation Analyze & Evaluate Success of Project Contribution to Education What did I learn? Program Goals Master of Education References TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 3.  Redefine the current Graduate Assistant position  Concrete responsibilities to eliminate role ambiguity  Three (3) different Graduate Assistant positions specific to Post University  Athletics & Residence Life  Residence Life & Student Activities  Teaching Assistant & Empowering Peers Inspiring Community (EPIC) INTRODUCTION/ABSTRACT 1
  • 4.  Interest and Passion for the subject  Build strong relationships with Post administration  To develop the current position  Provide clarity to roles and responsibilities of positions  To create additional positions and more opportunities for student growth and development RATIONALE 2
  • 5.  Highest reported issue for Graduate Assistants is role ambiguity (White & Nonnamaker, 2011)  Workloads are unbearable  Positions are not fully utilized by the department  Higher Education institutions create Graduate Assistant positions to give back to their graduates.  Compensation rates vary greatly among positions  Anywhere from $0 - $20,000 RATIONALE CONTINUED
  • 6. Step 1: Research three Graduate Assistant positions- Athletics, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs Step 2: Send out questions to Athletic Directors in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Step 3: Send out questions to Student Affairs departments via the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO) listserv Step 4: Put together three job descriptions specific to Post University Step 5: Present drafts to colleagues for review Step 6: Present each job description to the perspective administrator Athletics- Associate Director of Athletics Student Affairs- Dean of Students/Director of Student Activities Academic Affairs- Academic Program Manager: Biology E.P.I.C.- Director of the Counseling Center Step 7: Make changes and provide administration with final copies IMPLEMENTATION DESCRIPTION 3
  • 7. • Show what you have done. You could share the product, provide pictures of en event, share a video or audio of what you have done, submit a portfolio, or any means of sharing what you did. This is a good opportunity to be creative and make good use of technology. (insert job descriptions) EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION 4
  • 8. EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION CONTINUED