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Wyllie D180  |  262-595-2044

Spring Semester
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 am-7 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 am-6 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-2 pm

 


Kim White  |  PARC Manager

kim.white@uwp.edu

Work at PARC

Working at the PARC is a great opportunity to showcase your talents and help fellow Parkside students succeed. Join the PARC team and make a difference on campus. 

Click on a tab below for more details about the positions. 

Be a Tutor

Tutors offer academic support to currently enrolled UW-Parkside students who are in need of assistance with understanding and learning course concepts and subjects. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the area in which s/he desires to tutor, and must be able to convey that knowledge via spoken and written word. The tutor provides support and guidance tailored to each student’s needs.

Requirements

  • Completed one semester of college level coursework
  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Suggested cumulative GPA of at least a 2.8; priority consideration given to those with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Received an A or B in subject area you wish to tutor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Being a Tutor

  • Excellent resume builder
  • Reinforces your own knowledge
  • Increases good study habits
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence

Responsibilities

  • Tutor students in specific course material and/or skill areas, integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources
  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in Tutor meetings as scheduled
  • Work 5 – 20 hours per week

How to Apply

  • Complete an online Tutor Application
  • Ask a professor to submit the online Referral Form. This must be completed by a professor who teaches in the subject area to which you are applying. (Example: if you are applying to be a History tutor, ask a History professor to complete this form on your behalf.)
Be a Student Success Coach

The front desk assistant primarily answers the phone and helps students as they come in to the PARC for academic assistance and/or to study. The ideal candidate will be friendly and welcoming, proficient in computers, and willing to work with little supervision.

Requirements

  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Attend pre-semester training, as well as periodic training during the semester

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starter

Responsibilities

  • Open and/or close the PARC
  • Greet and welcome students/faculty/staff as they enter PARC
  • Answer telephone and check/follow up to voicemail
  • Assist in making appointments
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources
  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in meetings as scheduled
  • Work 4 – 20 hours per week

How to Apply

Complete the online application

Be a Supplemental Instructor

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of course content.  Each SI is assigned one course that typically poses a challenge to students. The SI attends each session and provides weekly small group sessions covering the course content.

The SI Leaders support students and assists them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. While attending the course, the SI Leaders gather insight into the course content and the instruction methods in use. The SI Leaders also maintain ongoing contact with course professors and the Manager of the Parkside Academic Resource Center.

Requirements

  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Prior enrollment in selected course
  • Earned a grade of B or higher in selected course
  • Attend a 2 day pre-semester training, as well as on-going training during the semester

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Being a Supplemental Instructor

  • Gain perspective by developing relationships with faculty
  • Excellent resume builder
  • Reinforces your own knowledge
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence

Responsibilities

  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take accurate notes, and understand all the homework/reading assignments and projects
  • Facilitate at least two 60-minute small group study sessions per week throughout the semester
  • Meet with the course professor periodically
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in SI Leader group meetings as scheduled
  • Be familiar with campus resources available to students
  • Submit SI attendance reports weekly

Time Commitment

  • Attend training prior to Fall/Spring semester
  • Work 7 hours per week to attend class, facilitate SI sessions, and complete lesson plans.
  • Attend and participate in SI Leader group meetings in order to report and discuss any issues, concerns, and study strategies with PARC Manager and other SI Leaders

How to Apply

Be a Front Desk Assistant

Position Overview

The front desk assistant primarily answers the phone and helps students as they come in to the PARC for academic assistance and/or to study. The ideal candidate will be friendly and welcoming, proficient in computers, and willing to work with little supervision.

Requirements

  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Attend a 2 day pre-semester training, as well as training during the semester

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starter

Responsibilities

  • Open and/or close the PARC
  • Greet and welcome students/faculty/staff as they enter PARC
  • Answer telephone and check/follow up to voicemail
  • Assist in making appointments
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources
  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in meetings as scheduled
  • Work 4 – 20 hours per week

How to Apply

Complete the Front Desk Staff Application

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