• Mentors provide assistance to students and faculty in the use of various technology tools for research,
    web development and document production.






  • When requesting the assistance of an STM, please adhere to the following guidelines:


    • Provide STM with clear job, tasks and goals for the project, along with due dates. Try to be specific about what you would like the STM to do.
    • Faculty is responsible for assigning work to the STM for the time the student is scheduled to work with faculty.
    • Faculty are responsible for the hours assigned to work with the student based on the faculty's request.
    • Faculty are responsible for signing STM timesheets. Please note that students do not get paid for the hours they do not work.
    • If a faculty member is unable to meet with the student as scheduled, faculty should make other arrangements to ensure the productive use of STM time.
    • Share information about your course (i.e. goals and assignments).
    • STMs are not permitted to supervise a class for a teacher; the teacher must be present in the room with the students during class and/or lab periods.
    • Faculty will provide feedback on STM performance to the program coordinator.


    What do STMs do?

    Assist faculty in designing, creating and maintaining technology-enhanced tools and resources for classrooms, such as:


    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Creating web pages with Dreamweaver
    • Managing courses in Blackboard and Ektron
    • Creating documents
    • Incorporating images and sound into learning resources
    • Assist in the development of ePortfolios
    • Develop multimedia projects
    • Assist with library database and Internet searches
    • Mentors assist in the ePortfolio studio, helping students to develop their ePortfolios
    • Assist ePortfolio consultants and SSMs during FYS studio hours and workshops
    • Use available resources to get help in solving technology-related problems/questions (e.g. textbooks, help menus, tutorials, Internet, other STMs, technology experts, instructors and CTL staff)
    • Create learning tutorials as needed
    • Troubleshoot application issues and Internet search problems
    • Provide one-on-one training to faculty and students in various technology tools
    • Develop new knowledge and skills using technology
    • Assist professors with technology-related surveys
    • Mentor faculty and students through providing technology-based information
    • Make suggestions when appropriate

    STM don't

    • STMs may not work more than 15 hours per week unless they are completing a full-time internship of 25 hours per week.
    • STMs may not run personal errands for students, faculty or staff.
    • May not perform clerical tasks that are not directly related to technology-based projects.
    • May not do physical inventories.
    • May not move equipment.
    • May not alter schedules without consulting with the program coordinator.
    • May not supervise a class for a teacher. The teacher must be present in the room with students during class and/or lab periods.
    • May not work with students on content.


    What do IDAs do?

    • Assist faculty and students with developing multimedia projects.
    • Conduct advanced training workshops for STMs and other IDAs.
    • Provide classroom instructional assistance and tutorials.
    • Assist ePortfolio team, students and faculty with ePortfolio development.
    • Supervise the ePortfolio Studio Lab, Room B-121, and provide assistance to faculty and students.
    • Supervise and provide guidance to STMs in ePortfolio Studio and sign the STM sign-in sheets.
    • Design and develop faculty and institutional web pages.
    • Provide one-on-one consultation in the use of instructional technologies and web page design.
    • Assist faculty and students with the design and development of web pages.
    • Assist in professional development workshops.
  • STM Faculty people