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  1. PitE and SNREW15 GSI Information Session • Kelly Campbell PitE Department Administrator

  2. Agenda • GSI Timeline Review • PitE GSI Positions – Winter 2015 • Application process demo • Selection Criteria • Background Check Requirement • Making a good 1st impression • GSI Requirements • Compensation and Benefits • GEO Agreement • Teacher Certificate • Other Student Employment Opportunities

  3. GSI Timeline • Oct. 8: PitE Info Session • Oct 3: SNRE positions posted & Info Session • Oct 8: PitE positions go-live on umjobs.org • Oct 20: SNRE application materials due by 9:00 AM • Oct. 21: PitE application materials due by 5:00 PM • Nov. 4: 1st round of offer letters issued PitE & SNRE • Nov. 11: Offer acceptances due • Nov 13: 2nd round of offer letters issued if necessary • Jan. 6: CRLT Orientation session (tentatively) • Jan. 7: PitE-SNRE Orientation/start of classes

  4. PitE GSI Positions – Winter 2015 • ENV 111- Global Change II • ENV 201 Ecological Issues • ENV 256 Culture, Adaption & Environment • ENV 301 Nature, Culture, Landscape • ENV 310 Environmental Chemicals & Disease • ENV 311 Intro Aquatic Ecosystems • ENV 361 Psychology of Environmental Stewardship • ENV 382 Environmental Education for Sustainability • ENV 391 Sustainability & the Campus • ENV 409 Ecology of Fish • ENV 475 Environmental Law

  5. PitE Process - Demo • PitE positions are listed on: http://www.umjobs.org • Combine cover letter, resume and transcripts (graduate) into a single pdf. Please include your name in file name. Do NOT use the class number alone as the file name! • If you have letters of recommendation or other transcripts, please email them to Kelly Campbell (kereca@umich.edu) • Once a file is uploaded, it cannot be modified or replaced • Important – provide your top 4 course preferences via email pite.gsirankings@gmail.com

  6. Selection Criteria • Relevant disciplinary background • Experience or interest in teaching across disciplines • Strong teaching and organizational skills • For field courses: relevant practical skills as shown in the application. • Academic standing, progress toward degree, and remaining semesters up to the maximum terms of support allowed.

  7. Background Check Requirement • A background check is required for any GSI hired after November 18, 2013. Hire is contingent upon the results of this process. • Student will be asked for consent by verification vendor as first step in hire process • Student may not work until check is complete • Must be completed prior to start of term

  8. Making a Good 1st Impression • Read the job description(s) carefully • Show how you are the best candidate for the job • Address how you are uniquely qualified • Tailor your resume/cover letter to each position • Proofread! Simple mistakes can be costly • If first time, consider using Career Center Resources

  9. GSI Requirements • Orientations and Training – CRLT and PitE/SNRE • Attend a minimum of two CRLT seminars and/or GSM ‘brown bag’ sessions • CPR/First Aid Certification required for select PitE and SNRE courses • Register for at least 6 credits • GSIs-register for NRE 600 (1 credit course); 1st time only • Complete a Mid-term Evaluation/Consultation Activity • Complete a Final Evaluation

  10. GSI Compensation & Benefits • 2014-2015 salary rate • $18,971 FTR • 50% GSI = $2371.38 (16.5-20 hrs/wk) • Tuition Waiver • 23.7% appt or greater = 100% • Less than 23.7% = pro rata waiver • Benefits • 25% appt or greater – full medical and dental • less than 25% – full medical, dental 50% • Dependent coverage available • More info, visit UM HR benefits page: http://www.benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/grads.html

  11. Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) • Terms and conditions of GSI employment are governed by agreement between UM and GEO • Current agreement runs through 5/1/2017 • Copy of the agreement can be accessed using the following url: • http://hr.umich.edu/acadhr/grads/GEOContract2.12.14.pdf • GEO rep will be on hand during the PitE/SNRE orientation

  12. UM Graduate Teacher Certificate • Offered through Rackham • Benefit – documents professional development as a college-level instructor • May be included on your CV/résumé • Does not appear on UM transcript • For more information, visit: • http://sitemaker.umich.edu/um.gtc/description

  13. Other Employment Opportunities

  14. GSRA Positions in SNRE • Unlike GSI positions, GSRA positions are not posted • Opportunities are primarily through faculty advisors • Typically funded by external organizations/agencies • Require regular research work with tangible outcomes • May not align directly with your research interests or thesis work. • Progress reports are typically required • Inquire early if you prefer a GSRA over a GSI position

  15. Temporary Employment in SNRE • Temporary Student Hourly – open to anyone • Work Study • Must be US citizen or permanent resident • Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) • Must be eligible—check financial aid package • Postings are available on the Student Employment websitehttps://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/

  16. Good Luck!!