The Engineering Co-op Program is looking for a part-time grader for three Co-op courses: ME/EE/IE 3041, ME/EE/IE 4043W, and ME/EE/IE 4044. The papers to be graded are moderately technical, so an affinity for the subject is desirable but a deep technical background is not required.
Responsibilities include provide writing assistance, grade papers, handle student correspondence, attend workshops and keep track of grades for the courses, and assist other graders in completing grading and meeting deadlines.
Students in the Co-op Program work full time with companies who pay to participate in the program. The courses are online and a challenging aspect of the job is giving clear, thorough feedback without face-to-face contact. Another aspect of the online courses is that this position is a telecommuting position, but requires visits to the Mechanical Engineering department around 6-8 times/semester for meetings, on-campus student workshops, to pick up student papers, and help with recruiting or interview events.
Assignment deadlines are spread out over the semester, but even at that, the work tends to come in clumps, and assignments need to be graded and returned fairly soon after they are handed in. The pressure is highest when the report drafts and finals are submitted, because of the length of the reports and the quick turnaround they require.
During the slow grading periods the grader is expected to help with the revision and development of the course curriculum.
BA/BS degree with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years.
A baccalaureate degree in engineering or writing-related field plus one year of related experience or the equivalent combination of relevant education and experience totaling five years.
Previous experience in:
technical or academic writing
critiquing documents and providing feedback to writers
teaching, grading, and curriculum development
public relations and/or human resources
working with ESL students
Microsoft Office products
Internal Number: 329940
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