The Preceptor Program allows for faculty members to hire undergraduate students as Preceptors, who in turn help to support faculty in providing the best possible pedagogical environment within their respective courses. The program is also intended to provide a substantive professional experience to the Preceptors.
Examples of preceptor responsibilities
- To help with tracking attendance and participation;
- To serve as a liaison between professors and students;
- To help with low stakes grading or check-in assignments to get an idea of whether the class is retaining and understanding the material;
- To meet individually or in small groups with those students struggling with a certain topic or section of material;
- To model successful approaches for doing well in the class--what worked for the preceptor when they took the class;
- To lead study and review sessions.
Funding is open to full-time faculty who are teaching a Top 40 designated course and a large enrollment course (75 or more students per section) without graduate assistant support or full-time faculty who are teaching a Prospect for Success designated course. Calls for faculty to submit applications for funding usually occur around the midpoint of the fall and spring semesters.
Nominated Preceptors must have a minimum of 30 earned credits, be in good academic standing, and have earned at least a B or higher in the course they are supporting. Preceptors are also required to be enrolled as full time, first-degree seeking students.
Funding is awarded through the Office of Undergraduate Education. Preceptors are paid on an hourly basis ($10 per hour) for approximately 100 hours per semester. Preceptors are recruited and selected by the faculty member teaching the course. Students may apply for open Preceptor positions through Hire-A-Niner, which can be accessed through the University Career Center's website.
Expectations of Preceptors.
- Preceptors will be expected to attend some common training; it is expected to include up to a full day shortly before the semester begins.
- Preceptors are required to attend 4 professional development events/activities/workshop throughout the semester.
- Preceptors will be required to review and acknowledge their understanding of important confidentiality and appropriate behavior expectations.
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