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Deadline Oct 22: CTL Student Partner


  • Deadline to apply: October 22, 2023
  • Term: October 2023 – May 2024 (with opportunity to extend employment to future semesters)
  • Organization: Boise State University
  • College/Department: Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Compensation:$15/hour


The Center for Teaching and Learning is seeking multiple undergraduate students (work study eligible students only) to serve as CTL Student Partners. This is an exciting new program, in which students will play a key role in creating a more equitable, welcoming, and inclusive experience for students in Boise State classes. Student Partners work closely with a member of the faculty to improve the student experience in a particular course, offering feedback and input on the class grounded in the student perspective. In collaboration with their faculty partner, Student Partners will:

  • attend the class they are focused on, offering feedback to instructors based on their own perspective as students.
  • use survey and interview tools to gather feedback from students in the class
  • prepare reports for the instructor based on their observations and student feedback.
  • advise faculty on ways of improving the student experience.
  • help instructors to understand how students are experiencing their class.
  • serve as thought partners for instructors in considering strategies for responding to student feedback.

CTL Student Partners will work approximately 10 hours per week, partnered with an individual instructor to work on an individual course. Student Partners will:

  • Attend and observe class.
  • Gather feedback, through formal and informal measures, from students in the class.
  • Prepare written reports for instructors, based on their own observation and feedback gathering.
  • Meet weekly with the instructor to discuss the course.
  • Attend weekly training.
  • Attend CTL and BUILD programming to build expertise, and a toolkit of strategies.
  • Participate in the Center for Teaching & Learning as representatives on working groups.
  • Participate in faculty development programming, providing a student perspective in CTL programming.
  • Participate in special projects of interest/strength & personal professional development.

All undergraduate students with an interest in the position are encouraged to apply. The ideal applicants will be students in their second year or higher, and who have the communication & organizational skills to work with students as listeners & faculty as partners. A strong interest in both equity and the learner experience in Boise State courses is an absolute requirement; applications are particularly encouraged from first-generation-to-college students, students from rural communities, Pell Grant-eligible students, and students from minoritized groups.

Applicants must exhibit an interest in improving the teaching and learning experiences of their classmates and peers. Because the position requires a flexible schedule, all applicants must demonstrate strong time-organization skills.

How to apply

A full description of the position, as well as instructions for applicants, can be found on Handshake (look for posting #8290938, “Center for Teaching and Learning Student Partner”).