There are several formal ways in which graduate students may participate in ProCES programming and gain valuable teaching, program administration, and professional skills:
- Teach in a community-engaged ProCES course. A Graduate Assistantship in Instruction (AI) for a ProCES course helps to coordinate student projects with community partners. Responsibilities vary by course but could include accompanying students to partner site visits, supporting student research projects, and serving as a channel of communication between students and ProCES staff. AI assignments are subject to the policies and practices of each department. However, if you are interested, let us know; sometimes faculty seek a particular skill set to support their ProCES course and, if we know about you, we can facilitate those connections.
- Administer a community-engaged curricular program. ProCES often hosts a graduate University Administrative Fellow. The UAF works approximately six hours per week for ProCES to support the work of the office and to develop an independent project related to community-engaged scholarship and of interest to the UAF. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about community-engaged scholarship and to develop professional skills.
- Mentor undergraduate students engaged in community-based research. ProCES supports summer research internships for undergraduates, who may participate in the Summer Research Colloquium. ProCES students can be mentored by a Graduate Instructional Fellow who may advise students conducting community-engaged research.
We also welcome your ideas, questions, and the opportunity to get to know you and your interests in community-engaged work. Please reach out to Tara Carr-Lemke (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Associate Director of ProCES, to discuss.