GEOG GIS Lab Monitor

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GEOG GIS Lab Monitor




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The primary responsibility of lab monitors is to provide technical assistance during labs to students taking Human Geography with GIS (GEOG/ES 120) or Remote Sensing and Land Use (GEOG 351). Lab monitors may be asked to assist in evaluation of student work and tutoring or answering questions outside of lab hours, as need arises. Lab monitors are responsible for staying up to date with the current GEOG 120 or 351 syllabus. This will entail watching the week’s tutorial videos or other content on the course Canvas page prior each lab meeting or tutoring session (you will be compensated for any preparation time). Beyond being technically competent and able to troubleshoot, lab monitors should be prepared to actively engage students who might need help but are less likely to ask for it. A weekly virtual or in-person meeting with the ASI (Emily French) will also be required.
A good candidate must have been a strong student in GEOG/ES 120. Additionally, GEOG 351 lab monitors must have either been strong students in Remote Sensing and Land Use (GEOG 351) or be able to demonstrate their competency with Google Earth Engine. Applicants should enjoy learning and teaching new GIS concepts. Preference will be given to applicants who have taken other courses which make use of analysis and design software.
Please consider whether you have the requisite experience: Would you be comfortable teaching GIS concepts to others? Are you familiar with the QGIS software environment and/or Google Earth Engine? Can you troubleshoot and adapt to changing software? Are you willing to impartially help evaluate student work? Are you willing to provide assistance remotely via zoom or other screen sharing platforms? Are you willing to observe and enforce lab safety and sanitization protocol?
This semester, GEOG/ES 120 students will be divided into five small lab sections to facilitate physical distancing and effective online learning. As a result, labs will be 1 hour and 15 minutes long. We anticipate that the Tuesday morning lab will be fully online while the four sections on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons will include a mix of in-person and remote students.
Preference will be given to GEOG/ES 120 monitors who can attend at least two of the lab periods listed below:
Tuesday morning 9:30-10:45
Tuesday afternoon 1:30 – 2:45 and 3:00 – 4:15
Wednesday afternoon 1:30 – 2:45 and 3:00 – 4:15
The schedule for GEOG 351 is still being finalized. We anticipate that lab monitors assigned to GEOG 351 will either hold weekly zoom office hours or virtually attend labs and discussions depending on the final course schedule and their availability.
Please note that all lab sections and configurations are subject to adjustment.
Expected Time Commitment
We expect the total time commitment for both GEOG/ES 120 and GEOG 351 lab monitors to be between 5 and 8 hours per week. GEOG/ES 120 lab monitors will prepare for and attend two lab periods (approx. 4 hours) and also have some time for office hours and on-on-one tutoring (1-4 hours). The breakdown of hours for GEOG 351 will be similarly structured.
The pay rate is $11.63 per hour. Students are responsible for submitting their own hours for approval on Bannerweb every two weeks.
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Posted: 8/24/2020
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time