The Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) hires student facilitators to assist students in the Enriched Support Program (ESP). For a description of ESP click here.

ESP facilitators support students in selected courses. Each facilitator conducts weekly workshops for students enrolled in one course.

What is an ESP Facilitator?

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Positions Available
Facilitator Qualities
Facilitator Benefits
Academic Qualifications
Facilitator Role
Weekly Duties
How do I apply?

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Positions Available

Recruitment for 2016-17 academic year is now closed. All of the following positions are subject to budgetary approval. Information on course sections and instructors has yet to be confirmed.

Note: The course list is in alphabetical order; not by deadline date.

ANTH 1001 (fall) and 1002 (winter) “Introduction to Anthropology & Introduction to Issues in Anthropology”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

CHEM 1001 (fall) and 1002 (winter) “General Chemistry I & II”
Application deadline: April 28, 2016
Status: Position filled

CGSC 1001 “Mysteries of the Mind” (fall) & PHIL 1301 “Mind, World, and Knowledge” (winter)
Application deadline: Extended to May 19, 2016
Status: Position filled

CRCJ 1000 “Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice” (fall) & PSYC 1001 “Introduction to Psychology I” (winter)
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

ECON 1000 “Introduction to Economics”
Application deadline: Extended to May 9, 2016
Status: Position filled

FILM 1000 “Introduction to Film Studies”
Application deadline: Extended to May 19, 2016
Status: Position filled

HIST 1002 “Europe in the 20th Century”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

LAWS 1000 “Introduction to Legal Studies”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

MATH 1004 & 1104 “Calculus for Engineering or Physics & Linear Algebra for Engineering or Science”
Application deadline: April 28, 2016
Status: Position filled

MATH 1007 & 1107 “Elementary Calculus I & Linear Algebra I”
Application deadline: April 28, 2016
Status: Position filled

MATH 1009 & 1119 “Calculus: with Applications to Business & Linear Algebra: with Applications to Business”
Application deadline: April 28, 2016
Status: Position filled

PSCI 1100 (fall) and 1200 (winter) “Democracy in Theory & Practice and World Politics”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

PSYC 1001 (fall) and 1002 (winter) “Introduction to Psychology I & II”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled for fall position; application process ongoing for winter position

SOCI 1001 (fall) and 1002 (winter) “Introduction to Sociology I & II”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

SOWK 1000 “Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare”
Application deadline: May 05, 2016
Status: Position filled

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Facilitator Qualities  

What qualities do you look for in a facilitator?

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills and reliability
  • Ability to model strong study habits
  • Approachable, friendly, and non-judgmental
  • A desire to help students who may struggle with academic skills or motivation
  • Open to feedback and learning

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Facilitator Benefits

What are some benefits of being a facilitator?

  • Belong to a community of caring, hardworking colleagues
  • Work with motivated, high-achieving peers from all academic disciplines
  • Improve your collaboration and leadership skills
  • Cement your learning of core material in your field
  • Deepen your knowledge of the learning process

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Academic Qualifications

  • Overall GPA of 9.0 and a grade of 10.0 in the selected course
  • At least 2.5 credits in the same discipline as the selected course
  • Carleton undergraduate (at least 3rd year) or graduate student
  • Prior enrollment with the professor who is to teach the course is an asset

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Facilitator Role

  • Each Facilitator prepares and leads a weekly workshop for 20-30 students taking one elective course. Preparing for the workshop includes attending the course lecture, reviewing the readings, and preparing a workshop plan. With support from a team leader, facilitators design activities that help students to review course material while developing effective academic skills and habits. The goal is for students to learn how to learn and be ready to tackle university independently after ESP.

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Weekly Duties

Weekly duties (10-12 hours a week) Periodic duties
–          attend lecture –          training
–          plan workshop –          peer observation and feedback
–          run workshop –          meeting with Team Leader & Coordinator
–          attend team meeting
–          hold office hour
–          complete paperwork

Availability

All facilitators must attend training and orientation sessions on September 1st, 2nd, and 6th, 2016. There will also be several mandatory training sessions each semester. These will be held on Friday afternoons or evenings (dates to be confirmed).

Please note the facilitator job description may be changed.

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How to apply for a position as an ESP/AESP Facilitator:

  1. Print and fill out the PDF ESP/AESP application form or the Microsoft Word ESP/AESP application form.
  2. Attach your one- to two-page resume. If you have a Co-curricular Record (CCR) from Carleton, you may include it.
  3. Order and print your Academic Audit. Please note that CGPA and course grades will be verified by CIE staff.
  4. Attach a one-page letter stating why you think you would make a good ESP/AESP facilitator. Include information about relevant experience and personal qualities that make you well-suited to the role.
  5. Submit your completed application package to Rachelle Thibodeau, Coordinator, Academic Support Programs, Centre for Initiatives in Education. You may submit your application in person, by mail (address is on the application form) or by fax (613) 520-2515. Applications may not be submitted by email. Applications must be received in our office by the course deadline.
  6. Ensure you are available for the preliminary group interviews to be held on May 30th and 31st, 2016.

Only those candidates selected for a group interview will be contacted.

Please read our FAQs for more details.

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Questions? Contact us by email or by telephone (613-520-2600 Ext. 1523).