What is a Summer Scholars Program Community Assistant? A Community Assistant (CA) is a University of Miami employee that has four distinct job duties:
University of Miami Student or Recent Graduate - A CA is a student first! He or she must be a current undergraduate (must have completed 30 credit hours by the end of spring semester) or graduate student. He or she can also be a recent college graduate (must have graduated within one year of the start of the program). CAs are required to attend class with the Summer Scholars for the first three days and then at least twice a week for the remainder of the program. In addition, CAs chaperone class field trips.
Mentor SSP Students - A CA can offer valuable insight on the transition between high school and college because he/she has been through this stage. Many are former Summer Scholars, Current UM Resident Assistants, Academic Fellows and former Summer Scholars CAs. Community Assistants are role models and an example of how college students should conduct themselves.
Residence Hall Supervisor and Disciplinarian - A CA is employed by the University of Miami. They must enforce all policies and refer students who break these rules for disciplinary action.CAs will have duty nights in the residence hall and mediate minor conflicts that may arise.
Community Builder - Living in the residence hall can be one of the most enriching experiences a student can have during their college career. CAs develop a sense of community in the residence hall and among the students. This means that each CA actively promotes a welcoming environment that is tolerant of all students regardless of mental, emotional, or physical characteristics. CAs are required to chaperone and attend SSP activities, as well as plan at least one educational/social program during the three-week period.
Program Dates: June 22 - July 15
Wednesday, June 22: staff arrival
Thursday, June 23 - Friday, June 24: staff training
Saturday, June 25: student check-in
Friday, July 15: program concludes, staff departure (late afternoon)