Wanted: Peer Instructor, Summer 2010

A Summer 2010 Opportunity!

I am recruiting students interested in a peer instructor role with a summer field course for 35 students from Keio University in Japan. The course is “Humans and the Environment in the Pacific Northwest” and will run from 8/2 to 8/20. Topics range from forest management and restoration ecology, to urban sustainability and smart growth.

The course was created jointly by Program on the Environment and the International Educational Outreach Program in 2005.  In addition to PoE students, peer instructors in previous years have come from programs such as Environmental Science and Resource Management, International Studies, Biology, and the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences.

Your role will be to help with small group work in the classroom (for communication skills and environmental content classes) and help guide a single group of 5-7 students through their final project work. You will be part of a team of 6 UW peer instructors, including Program on the Environment students doing their Capstones. You can register for independent study credits if desirable. Ideally peers are available full-time, but in the past we have been able to work around the schedules of students with summer quarter classes or part-time jobs.

If you are interested in this opportunity, I can send you last year’s course schedule and examples of final project topics. Or feel free to call me so we can discuss the course and the role of peer instructor.

John C. Withey
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Forest Resources
Office: 206-543-5772