Suffolk University's Veterans Upward Bound Summer Program consists of a six-week intensive educational session offered to Veterans who are preparing for transition into post-secondary education. The goal of the program is to assist these students in achieving positive college outcomes through academic tutoring, test prep and concentrated academic classes. Summer Instructors are responsible for teaching during the Veterans Upward Bound's summer component. The goal of curriculum design is to be responsive to DOE curriculum requirements for the coming academic year.
Summer 2020 Theme:
This summer we are focusing on the variety of strengths gained as a result of Military service. As our veteran participants explore their educational and professional paths, it is crucial that we provide support and equip them with the proper skillset for them to battle the challenges they will encounter on a college campus.
Students will read portions of the book "When Angels Fall" written by Jeremy Holm. In this course, students will learn about one of America's most elite fighting forces and one of the only parachute units to fight in the Pacific Theater. Students will improve their public speaking skills by presenting a reflection on the book.
Staff Orientation (Monday July 6, 2020)
Summer Program Instruction Dates: Monday July 13 th - Friday August 21 th
Summer Employment Dates: Monday July 6, 2020 - Friday August 28 th * This accounts for one week of preparatory work as well as one week of post session administration *
Hours:Please reach out to the program for more information
Develop curriculum according to Veterans Upward Bound program guidelines for assigned class. Design class with subject matter that reflects current pre-college (12th grade) content as specified in MA Department of Education (DOE) curriculum frameworks and to meet learning outcomes.
Facilitate a course with a cohort of a diverse population of students and respond in an appropriate manner to behavior and student concern as well as collaborating with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) staff.
Respect Veterans Upward Bound summer policies and procedures: possessing a thorough understanding of the VUB Program's overall goals and assist with a program of study that will promote success and generate confidence for students.
Develop and administer pre and post-testing to students at the beginning and end of the summer program. Prepare and submit weekly assignments that support the subject matter. Tracking attendance and tutoring for all students and providing that information to VUB Directors. Submit progress reports on each student's performance on a weekly basis or as necessary.
B.A. or B.S. degree in the relevant field. Master's degree preferred.
A teaching philosophy that embraces the belief that all students can succeed given the appropriate environment and curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to effectively develop curriculum that is engaging and relevant.
Instructors must be committed to Veteran Upward Bound's goals and objectives and exhibit qualities necessary for working with students and parents.
Must be highly-motivated, energetic, and engaging.
Experience working with a diverse population of students is preferred.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.