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SI Training and Staffing

1) What are the minimum requirements to become an SI leader?

SI leaders are students that possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are required to maintain at least a 3.0 for the duration of their employment. Additionally, they have made at least a B in the course they are assigned to. Lastly, the student must submit a recommendation letter by a UHD faculty member for the assigned course in order to be hired for the position.

2) What is the hiring process for SI Leaders?

Potential SI Leaders must complete a 3-part hiring process, which consists of:

  1. A completed application through the UHD Human Resources Careers website, which must be submitted with a cover letter and resume.
  2. A 30-minute mock SI session in front of a group of experienced SI leaders
  3. A group interview and one-on-one interview with the SI Assistant Director

3) How are SI leaders trained?

SI leaders are required to attend two full-days of training before the start of each semester. Some topics include:  

  • The role of the SI leader in the classroom
  • Structure of the SI program
  • How to plan and conduct a session
  • Collaborative session strategies
  • Effective study skills
  • Team-building activities
  • Mock sessions and first-day speech practice
  • The relationship between the SI and faculty
  • UHD Employee policies and procedures
  • Title IV

Skills learned:

  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Teamwork

4) How can I recommend a student as a SI leader?

To recommend an SI leader, UHD faculty can send a recommendation letter or a recommendation form via email to the SI Assistant Director at the end of the semester. The form can be emailed to