Supervising Today's Students (STS)
Supervising and Recruiting Underrepresented Student Employees
Course # 569
In its 2010-2011 freshman class, The University of Iowa boasted record enrollment of underrepresented students. Look around you. Does your student workforce reflect this celebratory milestone? Underrepresented students contribute a great deal to a workplace, and, as any student worker, they benefit from mentorship in the workplace. This course will define the term "underrepresented student" at The University of Iowa and explore the importance of hiring underrepresented students in fulfillment of "Renewing the Iowa Promise. " This course will also touch on strategies to recruit underrepresented students, and the use of culturally competent language/behavior when supervising and supporting underrepresented students in the workplace. Primary sources-- from the perspective of underrepresented students working at The University of Iowa-- will be examined. Be prepared to bring your own insights and participatory skills!
Objectives: (At the end of this course participants will be able to)
- Define underrepresented students at The University of Iowa.
- Discuss the importance and pros of hiring underrepresented student staff members, including the relationship to "Renewing the Iowa Promise," and personal growth.
- Identify recruitment strategies in order to hire underrepresented student staff.
- Use culturally competent language and views when supervising and supporting underrepresented students in the workplace.
Participants: (audience course is designed for)
This is an elective course for the Supervising Today's Students (STS) certificate program. It is intended for UI faculty and staff who supervise undergraduate student employees. All STS courses are open to all regardless of participation in the certificate program.