We provide peer tutors (majority of these tutors are our participants) for our participants. They tutor math, science, business courses, and technology based courses. Occasionally, we direct practicum experiences for students in the Higher Education Leadership program.
Typically aimed at contemporary student affairs issues, we typically assign research (historically qualitative) projects that support or challenge theory and practice. Students are required to develop survey instruments to support the project. Professional writing skills are a focus of the project along with a group presentation. The GA interacts with students and faculty by helping administer programming. Additionally, they conduct survey type research as part of their role.
The aforementioned opportunities for student assistants apply to the graduate assistant experience in the classroom to solve real-world, business type issues. They also have the opportunity to leverage their communication skills both written and verbal. The student assistants, depending upon major, have opportunity to use critical analysis skills they learn.