Mathematics Learning Team Cohorts (LTC)
Mathematics Learning Team Cohorts are formed every semester by Math instructors. The instructors are divided into teams; each team has faculty participants and one faculty facilitator (the lead of the team) and the teams are lead by one faculty coordinator. The faculty coordinator is responsible for recruiting team members and facilitators, assisting with managing all the teams, resolving issues that may arise and schedule meetings with faculty to collect data. Most instructors are assigned Supplemental Instructors coaches (tutors) for their sections to help them accomplish their goals. The Learning teams cohorts are formed to develop and evaluate course activities, improve teaching methods and address student's needs.
In spring 2011 the course cohorts had four teans formed by four facilitators, 15 participants and one faculty coordinator. 11 S.I. coaches tutored for the Spring Semester 2011.
The LTC were divided among the following four themes:
- Personal Responsibility - Shifting from victim language to language and beliefs that empower students to make wise choices.
- Self Management - Taking actions to make steady progress.
- Academic Strategies - Habits and practices that lead to student success in the math classroom
- Self Motivation - How can I focus on how math moves me toward my personal goals?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coach Job Description
- Enjoy interacting with your peers.
- Have a strong understanding of the curriculum in the course you want to coach.
- Possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers, staff, and faculty.
- Be able to commit to working an average of 10 hours per week for the entire semester.
- Have a minimum of GPA of 2.5
- Assist students with course content and academic development.
- A typical work week involves:
- 3 to 5 hours attending lecture
- 1 to 2 hours planning SI sessions and meeting with instructor
- 2 hours facilitating SI sessions
- 1 hour attending SI staff meeting/training
- Attend all class lectures. You will know what the instructor expects from the students while building student rapport.
- Plan and facilitate (50) SI sessions that take place outside of class.
- Promote the SI sessions to the class. Continuous promotion is essential to increase student attendance in the SI sessions.
- Help students refine learning skills such as note taking, test preparation, problem solving, organization, and group studying.
- Maintain attendance records and submit required paperwork.
- Develop and maintain working partnership with instructor.
- Attend pre-semester and on-going SI Coach training.