Environment Apply to be a Peer TA for Environmental Studies 100

Interested in Teaching? Love Environmental Studies?

ENVIR 100 is now accepting peer TA applications for Winter Quarter!!!


Program on the Environment seeks three enthusiastic undergraduate students to work as peer TAs in Environmental Studies 100: Interdisciplinary Foundations. This is an exceptional opportunity! Peer TAs are mentored by faculty, lead their own discussion section, get great teaching experience, and earn credit towards their degree. This opportunity is especially valuable for students interested in environmental education or applying to graduate school.

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

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

· Course Instructors: Kristi Straus (PoE) and Jason Scullion (PoE)

· Lecture Schedule:MWF 9:30-10:20

· Discussion Sections: T or TH, various times


To apply, please submit the following:

1. Resume

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

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

a. Why are you interested in being a peer TA for ENVIR 100?

b. What 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.

Positions are open until filled. All applications submitted by Friday, November 1st at 5:00 PM will receive full consideration.

*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)