By signing this contract, I agree to serve as an Academic Peer Mentor (APM) during the 2013 - 2014 academic year. The APM will aid in facilitating student learning and academic success in our living-learning communities (LLCs). The APM is a valued and important member of the living-learning community, the learning team associated with the learning community, and the residence hall staff team.
The APM will report directly to the APM supervisor (living-learning community graduate coordinator) and indirectly to the LLC directors (residence hall directors working with the specific LLC in their community). In addition, the APM will often work with the assistant director of Housing and Residence Life for the coordination of living-learning programs.
I understand and agree to: I. Work as part of a learning team and residence hall staff, knowing I am guaranteed pay for no more than 10 hours of work each week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Compensation for working will be the current minimum wage and I am responsible for completing my Kronos timesheet and any adjustment forms by the designated deadlines. II. Attend various training sessions the semester prior to employment and throughout the year in order to fulfill my responsibilities as an APM. III. Participate in an orientation/training program each semester. The Fall orientation is scheduled for the three to five day period prior to the opening of the residence halls. The Spring orientation is scheduled for the weekend prior to the opening of the residence halls. IV. Meet all expectations set by the APM supervisors and assistant director of Housing and Residence Life for the coordination of living-learning programs.
V. Maintain a professional demeanor, optimistic attitude and positive role model, which includes, but is not limited to, being on time and prepared for all APM related commitments; dressing appropriately during all APM and LLC events and meetings; meeting deadlines; managing personal/professional time; using appropriate language and humor; and checking email at least once during business hours, while class is in session.
VI. Maintain confidentiality when in communication with students and information is only shared with the appropriate individuals on the learning team, usually your direct supervisor or LLC director.
VII. Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and be a full-time student over the course of my employment.
VIII. Abide by all Ball State policies and procedures. IX. Understand the APM position is not an automatically renewed one. Reapplication is necessary for each subsequent year of employment, and employment for each year is contingent on the approval of the APM supervisor(s) and the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
X. Understand that as situations arise, this agreement may be revised. Revisions will be discussed before made.
Furthermore: I, as the Academic Peer Mentor, or the Office of Housing and Residence Life, upon written notice, may terminate this agreement at any time during the period of the agreement. If termination occurs, I understand I may be reassigned to another residence hall. If I decide to move off-campus, I am still responsible for the remaining portion of the residence hall contract as stated in the cancellation clause.
In accepting this contract, the Academic Peer Mentor’s loyalty, commitment, and fulfillment of expectation must be to Ball State University, the Office of Housing and Residence Life, and the APM supervisors.
I am aware and understand any breach of confidentiality or not adhering to the expectations listed on this employment contract may result in employee discipline.
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