AMP assistants are paid $10.50/hour up to a set award amount and work 13-20 hours per week, depending on the assistantship.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) have the opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills and their knowledge of an academic field’s complex concepts and its connection to other paradigms of thought. Furthermore, they learn how to apply critical thinking skills towards the analysis and critical interpretation of knowledge and information. TAs meet regularly with faculty mentors to collaborate in course preparation, instructional strategies and classroom activities. Assistants also learn how to give feedback on papers and coursework and how to facilitate lectures and class discussions. Assistants develop skills as a confident, experienced academic who is prepared for graduate school and/or positions of leadership and serve as role models and mentors for the students with whom she works. Teaching Assistants must have successfully completed the course (or equivalent) for which she will be the TA, have the capacity to lead group discussions and learning activities and possess the ability to work one-on-one with members of a diverse student body.
Research Collaborators (RCs) work both collaboratively and independently while developing skills in research design, methodology, and analysis. They help mentors develop projects, direction, research questions, and analysis of the findings. RCs are expected to present research results on campus, in the community, or at a professional conference and must possess basic research skills, the capacity to learn and engage in research methods necessary for the project, and the ability to complete projects in a timely manner. Research Assistants must have an extensive foundation of knowledge in the area of inquiry and be able to perform high-level work with the help of their mentors.
Program Development Collaborators
Program Development Collaborators (PDCs) gain the necessary skills to support and maintain a program or project from creation to completion as well as how to work collaboratively with staff or faculty mentors to create, design, implement and evaluate programs and projects. Program Development Collaborators meet regularly with their mentors, connecting theory to action in their field while leading and influencing in a joint intellectual effort. Program Development Collaborators must be able to function autonomously at times, possess the capacity to learn and engage in program development as well as the ability to plan and implement projects in a timely manner.