Student Facilitators: 2 upper-class students will be trained in the Today's Vote program and help to deliver program in 6 to 8 classes. These students will be drawn from our Pizza and Politics Study Group and / or our Leadership programs.
Assessment and Evaluation: We will test this program on a minimum of 60 students, with the possibility of more than 100. Our assessment will include a narrative on the process through which we trained student facilitators in the Today's Vote process. A post-test with the 60+ student participants will assess their understanding of the Senate's role in creating legislation, in comprehension of key concepts of deliberative practice, and in finding alterative solutions beyond the binaries of original arguments. Assessment and evaluation will also include reflection of the principles and near peer trainers on the challenges and obstacles of the Today's Vote Process. Our evaluation will also make recommendations on the consideration of: Collaborative sessions on Today's Vote topical questions, A Student Council on the Deliberative Practices, An immersion experience in the world of the U.S. Senate, First Year Intensive seminars (FYIs) introducing these questions.
Peer Mentors will work with the Student Ambassador to EMKI, with assistance from the educational staff at EMKI, will train at least 2 advanced, History / Political Science WSU facilities to deliver the Today's Vote Program to a select group of higher education classes at WSU. These student facilitators will be drawn from existing programs such as our Pizza and Politics Study Group and our Community Leadership Experiences.
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.
Proposed Pay Rate: $12.00 / hour
Scheduled Hours: 5 hours / week
Students must apply online.
*This position is for WSU students only.
Internal Number: 108336
About Worcester State University
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.