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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
March 5, 2015

Canadian Excellence

UPrep Facilitator (August 2014)

Continuing Studies Contract

University Preparatory Course Facilitator for UPrep Continuing Studies Course

Position Title :

University Preparatory Course Facilitator

Reports to :

Manager, Study Skills & S.I. Centre

Department :

Centre for Student Success

Job Status :

Continuing Studies Contract, August 11th - 15th, 2014

Locations :

Toronto office (130 King Street West)

Rate :
$30 / hour

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for the delivery of theUPrep university preparatory course, a non-credit course to help prospective students acquire university-level skills in active listening, note taking, time management, critical reading, critical thinking, study aid development, test taking strategies, researching, writing, thesis development, citations, and academic integrity. The facilitator will provide 35 hours of instruction within the non-credit course and receive 15 hours of preparation and grading time.

The incumbent will deliver prepared course modules that will provide students with lecture-style instruction, individual and peer activities to apply course instruction to real-world examples, individual self-reflection exercises, and two capstone activities: a comprehensive midterm and an annotated bibliography. While the course has been prepared, sections of the course are designed to allow the facilitator to design and deliver their own activities if preferred.The UPrep course is offered over five full-days (8:30 to 4:30 with a one hour break) in one week during August. The incumbent will be paid for in-class teaching, preparation, and evaluation time. At the start of the position, and on a need-be basis thereafter, the incumbent will also be paid for meeting times with the UPrep manager. This contract issubject to the course receiving a minimum enrolment and may be cancelled up to Thursday before the contract is to begin.


  • Review the course curriculum to prepare for delivering the course;
  • Deliver the course instruction and facilitate the activities;
  • Evaluate graded activities and provide constructive and meaningful feedback to students for improvement; and,
  • Recommend appropriate changes to enhance the effectiveness of the course.


  • Graduate degree in Education, Psychology (learning), Library and Information Studies, English Rhetoric and Composition,or other related field or experience;

  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design best practices in a post secondary classroom environment;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in study skills, learning strategies, informational literacy, and writing;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to provide guidance and feedback;

  • Computer skills including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and learning management systems; and,

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Application Instructions

  • Please submit your cover letter and resume to Michael Lisetto-Smith, Manager, Study Skills & S.I. Centre.

    • By email:

    • By fax: 519-884-9958

    • By mail: 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5

  • Note: Interviews will be conducted via Skype on Wednesday, August 6th.
  • All applications are due by Thursday, July 30th at 4:30 pm Eastern time.

Notes: Employment for this position is subject to meeting the minimum of 10 participants for a session.