The Students as Partners Program (SaPP) is a program that is fully funded by Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). This opportunity enables faculty, instructors, contract instructors, educational and instructional developers, and librarians to hire an undergraduate student. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students in Childhood and Youth Studies to learn and work on a teaching project in a University setting while gaining lots of valuable experience. The program will pay the student partner for up to 130 hours of work at 15$ per hour (a maximum of $1950+4% vacation pay) over the course of the academic term.

Some various projects students may be a partner of include:

  • Co-designing and contributing to the development of the curriculum.
  • Researching, sourcing and organizing course materials, media, and appropriate learning resources.
  • Helping design course material such as assessments, Brightspace sites, and multimedia tools.
  • Formatting and preparing assessments.
  • Incorporating educational technologies, whether online or face-to-face.
  • Enhancing the use and understanding of assessment criteria.
  • Working on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.

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Student Testimonial

“I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the Students as Partners Program twice and both times have offered invaluable knowledge and transferrable skills for the workforce! I was able to share my student perspective on the course curriculum to further improve it and ensure that it is relevant to future students. Through the guidance of Dr. Julie Garlen, I was able to work on developing a new version of the experiential learning term project which allows students to create a practical artifact to be used for their desired careers. While the restrictions of the pandemic make it difficult to have practical experiences in the course, this project aims to allow the students to catch a glimpse of their future work. Although this task allowed me to strengthen my project management skills, I think the highlight of my time with SaPP was the valuable connections that were made which opened more opportunities to grow in my field. If you have any interests in curriculum design or teaching innovation, I highly recommend this program!”-Jenelle Balote