Honors Program Admissions Review Reader position

Good afternoon, everyone.

I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful sunshine!

The University Honors Program is seeking a graduate student for a graduate student service appointment during Winter Quarter 2013. This position offers a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate applications to the Honors Program and we would greatly appreciate your help in letting interested graduate students know about this opportunity. Position information can be found at the above link, as well as below.

Please let me know if there any questions, and have a wonderful weekend!

Brook Kelly
Assistant Director of Academic Services
University Honors Program

University of Washington, Seattle
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UNDERGRADUATE HONORS ADMISSION REVIEW READER

Req #: 88231
Department: UNDERGRAD ED HONORS
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: 211 Mary Gates Hall
Posting Date: 09/14/2012
Closing Info: Closes On 09/28/2012
Salary: Tuition plus standard salary—-salary is commensurate with student standing.
Union Position: Yes
This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University Honors Program provides a special learning context for high-achieving students looking for a rigorous, enhanced educational experience. Bringing selected faculty into close contact with dedicated students in an atmosphere of small, challenging classes allows the Honors Program to combine the intimacy of a small, interdisciplinary liberal arts college with the strengths of an excellent public research university.

The University Honors Program is seeking a graduate student for a graduate student service appointment during Winter Quarter 2013. This position offers a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate applications to the Honors Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reader will assess freshman Honors Program applications, using a combination of personal and academic factors. Applications are assessed by two readers separately, and final admission decisions are made by Honors Program staff readers, based on holistic assessments.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: December 16, 2012 – March 15, 2013. Candidate must be available for one three-hour weekday training sometime during December 16-17. Please note.

HOURS: Approximately 20 hours per week, half of which must be completed in the Honors Program office, during set Honors Admission reading sessions, sometime between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays (exact dates/time TBD). The other half may be flexible hours, to be completed remotely via an online reading system.

SALARY: Tuition plus standard salary commensurate with student standing. http://www.grad.washington.edu/fellow/salaryschedule.htm

Requirements:
Must be formally enrolled in a tuition-based program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2013.

Students enrolled in graduate programs that are fee-based or self-sustaining are welcome to apply, but will not be eligible to receive tuition, and under no circumstance will tuition be provided.

Ability to read and evaluate applications, considering both academic and personal factors; learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines; apply assessment principles without personal bias; read rapidly and accurately and work independently for hours at a time; be sensitive to diversity/multicultural issues and educational disadvantage. Must be able to read at least 100 applications per week.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:
Previous participation or direct affiliation with the UW Honors Program or other undergraduate honors programs demonstrating a practical understanding of the program’s mission and values.
Condition of Employment:
Apply through UWHires.

In addition to a resume, and in lieu of a traditional cover letter, applicants must submit a letter addressing the following questions in 450 words or less:

Question 1: Your assignment is to select a strong, engaged, and diverse class of freshmen for the University of Washington Honors Program. What is the meaning of “strong, engaged, and diverse?” What academic and personal factors would you choose to consider in reviewing applications and why?

Question 2: How will you objectively evaluate an applicant whose views conflict with yours? Is it ever appropriate to use judgment based on personal opinions in reviewing for admission to a public university? Regardless of your answer, whether yes or no, please give an example to illustrate your decision.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html
Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the cover letter assessment is complete.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing a Cover Letter assessment and an on-line Employment Eligibility assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2012

NOTIFICATION DATES: We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 2, 2012.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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