Geogrpahy Lab Monitor
Position Number: 900248
Department or Office: Geography
Level: Level C (Specialist)
Date Prepared: 09-15-2010
Student Employment Information
Work Study: No
The primary responsibility of lab monitors is to provide after-hours assistance to students in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Visualization, and other technically demanding geography classes. Lab monitors are responsible for being familiar with techniques currently taught in Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 0320) and should be able to familiarize themselves with techniques used in other aspects of the Geography Department's technical curriculum if the need arises. Lab monitors must have a good conceptual understanding of GIS and be effective teachers. They should be prepared to be supportive of students who may be struggling with difficult assignments.
As a secondary responsibility, lab monitors work with Geography Department faculty members on projects that employ GIS or other technical skills. It is the responsibly of lab monitors to communicate with their faculty sponsors to receive assignments and track their progress. Time during a shift that is not spent assisting students should be spent working on faculty projects.
Education & Training
A lab monitor candidate must previously have been a strong student in Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 0320). Preference will be given to candidates who have also taken courses such as Spatial Visualization (GEOG 0310), Historical Geography of North America (GEOG 0219), Environmental Remote Sensing (GEOG 1002), Planning with Maps (GEOG 0231), Practicing Human Geography (GEOG 0339) or Advanced GIS Geoprocessing (GEOG 0349), which make use of analysis and design software. Experience as a TA or with other types of instruction is highly preferred.