Study Group Leader Position

Study Group model:

  • Study group leaders review course material with students and integrate study strategies—note taking, problem solving, and test preparation—that link course content with cognitive skill development.
  • Study group leaders are trained and supervised Rutgers students selected in conjuction with the course professor; study group leaders are not course instructors and are present only to facilitate a study session.

Faculty and Staff Information:

If you are interested in offering formalized study groups for the students in your course(s), please contact us.

Study Group Applications for AY 2015-2016

  1. View the 2015-16 AY informational flyer
  2. Attendance at an information session is recommended, but not required to apply
  3. Apply online using the links below
    1. Applications open January 26, 2015
    2. All applications received by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015 are guaranteed review
    3. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled
    4. additional dates and details about the application, interview, and selection process can be found on the LA Program application webpage.

Study Group Leader Program Overview

Study group leaders assist students by independently leading supplemental study groups.

  • During their first semester, study group leaders are assigned to 80 minutes (1-study group) of contact time with students, participate in a weekly pedagogy seminar (potentially a 1-credit pass/fail course), attend weekly staff meetings led by senior peer leaders, and participate in professional development workshops offered by the RLCs.
  • Each following semester study group leaders are assigned to 160 minutes (2- study groups) of contact time with students and continue to attend staff meetings and professional development programs.

Pay: Study group leaders are payed an hourly rate that will be determined at the time offers are made

  • Each study group = 2 hours of pay (80 minutes of time with students + prep time)
  • Each staff meeting = 1 hour of pay
  • Pedagogy seminar = potential 1.5 hours of pay or 1-credit P/NC course (details will be provided at the time offeres are made)

Join the LA Program listserv to receive program updates about study group leader positions (including application processes and deadlines).

Pedagogy Seminar

The 80-minute, weekly pedagogy seminar will be based on the current pedagogy course for the LA program.

An example syllabus will be available by the time the offers are made (April 2015).

Expected Partnering Courses for 2016-2017 AY

School of Arts and Sciences

Ch​emistry and Chemical Biology

  • Organic Chemistry (01:160:307 & 308; on- and off-sequence sections)
  • General Chemistry (01:160:161 & 162; on- and off-sequence sections)

Expected Partnering Courses for 2015-2016 AY

School of Arts and Sciences

Ch​emistry and Chemical Biology

  • Organic Chemistry (01:160:307 & 308; on- and off-sequence sections)
  • General Chemistry (01:160:161 & 162; on- and off-sequence sections)

School of Engineering

  • Introduction to Computers for Engineers (MATLAB; 14:440:127, fall 2015 only)