Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) Overview SAW is a program designed for first-generation college students, students from working-class backgrounds, and/or students of color. The summer component entails an intensive four week residential program which provides selected students with a rigorous academic transition to college and a lasting support community. Students also engage in leadership development, community excursions, and a series of dialogues with key campus leaders. Students who participate in SAW have higher rates of leadership and engagement than the general student population, and many achieve and sustain academic excellence.
Job Summary We are looking for Computer Science Lab Assistants for the Mills College Summer Academic Workshop (SAW). CS Lab Assistants will help participants follow tutorials for MIT App Inventor and help them create their own apps in teams.
Hours: 6-8 hours/week
Dates: July 24 & 26 (2019) and August 2, 7 & 9 (2019)
Computer programming experience (including at school)
Good interpersonal skills
Availability the afternoons of July 24 and 26 and August 2, 7, and 9
Qualifications (preferred not required):
Experience using MIT App Inventor
Experience working with first generation students, students from working-class backgrounds and/or students of color
This is a part-time, non-exempt position with a rate of $13.80 per hour.
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Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.