Student Co-Leader Program

The Seminar Co-Leader Program gives outstanding students the chance to co-lead a Seminar course alongside an experienced faculty mentor. Student co-leaders receive hands-on leadership experience in the classroom, while engaging more deeply with the Seminar curriculum.

Student Co-Leader Brianna Ruezga with Professor José Feito in

The program matches selected students to Seminar faculty members who mentor and support them as they learn and grow as Seminar leaders. Selected co-leaders help to facilitate discussion in a Seminar course they have already taken, typically Seminars 001, 002, 102, or 103.

 

As a Co-Leader you will:

  • Hone your skills in oral communication and shared inquiry, and develop the virtues and habits of mind nurtured by Seminar. 
  • Cultivate a professional relationship with a supportive faculty mentor.
  • Find your voice and relate to your peers in a new leadership role in the classroom.

 

Student Co-Leaders attend one or two training workshops and receive a total of .50 credit for their work: 

  • Keeping up with the readings.
  • Attending classes,
  • Meeting with a faculty mentor outside of class on a regular basis.
  • Possibly holding office hours with students outside of class on a limited basis.

Co-leaders do not do writing assignments or evaluate other students' participation or work.

**An important note to keep in mind is that Seminar 1 is only taught in the spring semester (Seminar 2, fall only), so students who have only taken Seminar 1 will be able to serve as a co-leader for the following spring semester. We want to ensure students feel confident with the Seminar reading list and be familiar with the Seminar authors in order to best support and co-facilitate shared inquiry in the Seminar classroom. 

Interested in Applying for Fall 2022?

Complete this online form by Friday, April 8, 5pm.

You will receive a response in 2-3 weeks.

 

Questions? 

Contact: Rashaan Meneses, Coordinator,  rm7@stmarys-ca.edu

Student Co-Leader Brianna Ruezga with Professor José Feito.

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