How long are AMP positions?
Assistantships are awarded for one semester.
Who is eligible to be an AMP Mentor?
To be eligible as an AMP Mentor, individuals must:
- Be employed by St. Catherine University (can be faculty or staff, full time, part time or adjunct)
- Be committed to providing a meaningful learning experience for student assistant
- Have the ability to commit sufficient time and provide constructive feedback to their student assistant
- Possess previous experience mentoring students
- Actively participate in submitting a high quality application in collaboration with student assistant
What are the commitment expectations of mentors?
Once selected for AMP, mentors are expected to:
- Attend orientation session for mentor/assistant teams
- Complete a mid-semester evaluation and review with their student assistant
- Attend a Final Symposium and support assistant in preparing to present
- Have weekly communication with student assistant regarding project, support student learning and professional development
How are AMP positions funded?
AMP is funded through student employment dollars. Students are paid $12.45 per hour to work approximately 10 hours per week per semester. AMP is part of Community Work and Learning and is supported by Assistant Director, Jewelly Lee.
What are the qualities and expectations of successful AMP students?
We recommend AMP students have the following qualities and experiences to ensure a successful assistantship:
Teaching Assistants must have successfully completed the course (or equivalent) for which she will be the TA prior to beginning her assistantship. TAs should also have the capacity to lead group discussions and learning activities, and possess the ability to work on-on-one with members of a diverse student body. TAs meet regularly with faculty mentors to collaborate in course preparation, instructional strategies, and classroom activities. Assistants also learn how to give feedback on papers and coursework, as well as facilitate lectures and class discussions.
Research Assistants must have an extensive foundation of knowledge in the area of inquiry and be able to perform high level work with the help of their mentors. RAs must possess basic research skills, the capacity to learn and engage in research methods necessary for the project, and the ability to complete projects in a timely manner. RAs work both collaboratively and independently while expanding skills in research design, methodology, and analysis. RAs collaborate with mentors throughout the entire research process, from the development of a research question to the presentation of findings. Assistants are encouraged to present their research results on campus, in the community or at a professional conference.
Program Assistants must be able to function autonomously at times and possess the capacity to learn and engage in program development. Assistants should also have the ability to plan and implement projects in a timely manner. Program Assistants gain the necessary skills to support and maintain a program or project from creation to completion. Assistants also learn how to work collaboratively with staff or faculty mentors to create, design, implement and evaluate programs and projects. Program Assistants meet regularly with their mentors, connecting theory to action in their field while leading and influencing in a joint intellectual effort.