When requesting the assistance of an STM, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Faculty Responsibilities and 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.
Student Technology Mentor (STM) Job Description
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
What don't STMs do?
- 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.
Instructional Design Assistant (IDA) Job Description
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.
- 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.