The Academic Resource Center at Duke University is identifying successful and talented STEM students to serve as facilitators for a unique study group program called SAGE.
SAGE is recognized by academic deans and STEM faculty at Duke as a premier program for highly motivated students with a strong interest in STEM learning at Duke. SAGE is successful in part because of the quality of our facilitators who bring knowledge, insight, empathy, and strong inter-personal skills to their work with their peers.
Successful facilitator applicants will have the opportunity to:
- Lead small group learning in specific STEM courses
- Learn educational theory and pedagogical techniques
- Implement a team-based learning model similar to those used in medical training programs
- Hone their observation and inter-personal skills (very marketable skills)
Former SAGE Facilitators have gone on to medical school, Teach for America, and STEM teaching positions at private high schools.
The Nuts and Bolts
- Meet with 1-2 groups of 6-10 students on a weekly basis for 1 hour
- Participate in a 1 hour weekly facilitator meeting with your facilitator cohort
- Earn $16 per hour for weekly learning community meetings
- Maximum total time commitment 6 hours per week
- Serve as an integral member of the support team for each SAGE student
- Become a leader in this prestigious STEM learning community
- A select number of students will serve as Lead Peer Facilitators for SAGE
Steps to Become a Peer Facilitator
- Prior to starting the application, note that we require that peer facilitators attend a mandatory orientation and 3-4 professional development trainings each semester.
- Apply through JobX.
- Complete the Peer Education Application.
- If you are selected to continue as a finalist, you will receive an email from SAGElearning@duke.edu with the link to select an interview time and have someone submit a recommendation for you.
Interested in becoming a SAGE Peer Facilitator but have some questions? Contact SAGE Staff.
- Re-apply through JobX.
- Have you been offered work-study? Use this link to re-apply.
- If you have not been offered work-study, use this link to re-apply. Note: any Duke student that applies for financial aid will be offered work-study, regardless of financial need. We highly recommend learning more about the work-study program.
- Complete the (new) Peer Education Application.
- If you have questions about your status, please contact us at SAGElearning@duke.edu