Apply to be a Peer TA for ENVIR 100 (WIN/2012)

Peer TA for Environmental Studies 100: Interdisciplinary Foundations

The Program on the Environment is currently accepting applications for 3 peer TA positions for the winter quarter 2012 offering of ENVIR 100: Environmental Studies 100: Interdisciplinary Foundations. Peer TAs are registered undergraduate students with superior qualifications, who are trained in teaching skills, and serve in the same capacity as graduate student TAs. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience while still completing your undergraduate degree. This would be especially valuable to students interested in environmental education or for students interested in applying to graduate school.

The total time commitment is anticipated to be approximately 15 hours per week. As a Peer TA, you will be responsible for attending the lecture for ENVIR 100 (3 hours per week), attending a weekly instructor meeting (approximately 1 hour per week), and managing one discussion section (2 hours per week). Additional tasks include: preparation for your discussion section; meeting with students during office hours, extra help or review sessions; and grading.

Peer TAs will earn academic credit (1-5 credits, variable, of ENVIR 498, graded).

Course Information:

Course Number and Name: ENVIR 100: Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations Quarter Offered: Winter 2012

Instructors: Tom Hinckley, College of Forest Resources, and Yoram Bauman, Program on the Environment (Ph.D. in Economics)

Course Website:

Course Schedule:

Winter 2012

Lecture: MWF 9:30-10:20

Discussion Sections: T or TH various times

Priority will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

1. Completion or current registration in BIOL 492: Teaching of Biology

2. Completion of ENVIR 100 with a minimum grade of 3.0

3. Environmental Studies (Program on the Environment) majors or minors

4. At least Junior level standing.

Credits earned for being a peer TA can be applied to one of the following requirements for the major in Environmental Studies:

· Policy and Decision-making perspectives

· Departmental Honors requirement of ENVIR 497/498 (substitutes for both requirements)

To apply, please submit the following:

1. Resume

2. Unofficial copy of your UW transcript (transfer transcripts not necessary)

3. Statement of intent answering the following questions (no longer than 2 pages):

a. What is your interest in being a peer TA for ENVIR 100?

b. What kinds of unique abilities or experiences would you bring to this position?

c. How does your knowledge of or experience with teaching or environmental studies qualify you to be a peer T.A.?

Paper applications can be submitted to the PoE advisers in ACC 012. Electronic materials may be submitted via e-mail to jkob.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted. For priority consideration, please submit your materials no later than 11/1/2011.