Course Representative Program

Course Representatives are well-trained students who make class announcements to encourage their classmates to engage in their own personal and academic success, liaise with classmates and the course director to improve students' learning experiences, and organize unfacilitated study groups to promote healthy study strategies.

Course Representative Application Form - Summer 2019

Type: Volunteer 
Position Length: April 29, 2018 - July 30, 2019

Calumet and Stong Colleges are currently recruiting Course Representatives for first and second year courses within the Faculty of Health for Summer 2019.

Course Representatives (CRs) are students enrolled in the courses listed below in the Faculty of Health who support the transition and development of their peers through classroom announcements, organizing study groups and soliciting feedback from students regarding the course experience.

Classroom announcements occur every week, are 2-3 minutes in length and where possible, incorporate multiple choice questions to encourage participation. Online groups are used to organize non-facilitated study groups and provide an outlet for students to voice their feedback.

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Please note that you must be enrolled in one or more of the following courses in Summer 2019 to qualify:

PSYCHOLOGY

HH/PSYC 1010 6.00          Introduction to Psychology
HH/PSYC 2010 3.00          Writing in Psychology
HH/PSYC 3430 3.00          Behavior in Groups
HH/PSYC 4170 6.00          Advanced Research in Psychology

KINESIOLOGY

HH/KINE 2031 3.00          Human Anatomy
HH/KINE 3465 3.00          Regional Human Anatomy
HH/KINE 4150 3.00          Nutrition in the Lifecycle

NURSING

HH/NURS 2523 6.00        Health and Healing: Client-Centered Care of Individuals with Complex Health Challenges
HH/NURS 3010 3.00        Development of Self as Nurse: Nature of Nursing Knowledge
HH/NURS 4528 3.00        Health and Healing: Integrated Nursing Science Theory

GLOBAL HEALTH

HH/IHST 4010 3.00           Health Care Ethics: Policy and Management
HH/IHST 4210 3.00           Global Mental Health: Eastern, Indigenous and Western Perspectives

HEALTH STUDIES

HH/HLST 1010 3.00          Foundations of Health Studies I
HH/HLST 2020 3.00          Health Policy: Power and Politics
HH/HLST 3240 3.00          Occupational Health and Safety
HH/HLST 4010 3.00          Health Care Ethics: Policy and Management Perspectives

Important and Mandatory Training Dates:

  • Interviews will be held at a Later Date (TBD)
  • Foundational Peer Leader Training (FPLT) will be held on ONE DAY (TBD from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
  • Course Representative Training (TBD)

Training & Professional Development Opportunities – Strongly Encouraged:

  • Advanced Peer Leader Training (APLT) on (Time and date TBD)

How will you benefit?

  • Students will develop their leadership skills on theory, hands-on activities and experiential learning at FPLT, program-specific skills training, and weekly/bi-weekly meetings with the Course Representative Program Coordinator
  • Students will have the opportunity to improve advanced leadership skills at the Advanced Peer Leader Training (APLT) events throughout the year.
  • Students will be awarded a certificate/award if they meet the demands of their positions/roles
  • Students will be recognized at the Faculty of Health & Colleges Award Ceremony in June 2019 if they meet the demands of their position/roles
  • Students will become competitive for Leadership-based awards at the university level, Faculty of Health and Colleges level (e.g. Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award, Silver Medal for Leadership, Student Leadership Certificates/Awards, CC Master/SC Master Outstanding Student Leadership Award specific for each program: PT, PM, CR, H&W, PE etc.)
  • Students will strengthen their CV/Resume, making them more competitive for professional schools, graduate schools, jobs and volunteer positions.
  • Students will develop awareness of what a responsible citizen is and have the opportunity to positively impact others
  • Students will build their social and professional/career network
  • Students will develop independent and critical thinking, communication skills, etc.

The Responsibilities of Course Representatives are to:

  • Complete Calumet & Stong Colleges Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)
  • Use PowerPoint slides to make brief oral announcements in class
  • Host a online group for the course where students can ask questions, provide feedback about the course and connect to form study groups.
  • Organize and schedule non-facilitated study sessions for students enrolled in their respective courses who are interested in studying in groups with their peers.
  • Solicit feedback from students about strengths and challenges they face throughout the course.
  • Organizing meetings with their respective course director/instructor to convey strengths and challenges that students are facing, and discuss strategies to enhance the student experience in that course.
  • Track participation in the Course Representative Program, including but not limited to, classroom announcements, online groups, and study groups
  • Attend mandatory meetings with the Course Representative Program Coordinator on a weekly/bi-weekly basis
  • Contribute to enhancing and strengthening the Course Representative Program through promotions (e.g. social media, posters)
  • Participate in Calumet & Stong Colleges feedback surveys
  • Sign and respect the Calumet & Stong Colleges confidentiality agreement regarding all information relating to students
  • Assist in recruiting and interviewing Course Representatives for the following academic term(s) 
  • Assist in training new Course Representatives for the following academic term(s)
  • Hours committed per week: 2-4 hours/week.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Calumet and Stong College at scchelp@yorku.ca.