Center for High Impact Practices (CHIP) Academic Enrichment Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistantship


The Center for High Impact Practices (CHIP) supports academic success in the classroom and beyond through student-centered programs, resources, and high-impact educational activities.  Under the direct supervision of the Academic Enrichment Coordinator, the graduate student will assist with the Impact Learning Communities and LeADERS programs and assist in developing other academic enrichment opportunities.


  • Enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program with minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and public speaking communications skills
  • Knowledge of higher education culture and resources
  • Experience with Excel spreadsheets
  • Preferred experience in planning and facilitating training and/or workshops
  • Experience in management, supervision, or leadership
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills with emphasis on communication
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, self-motivation, and the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with assisting in program development
  • Must be willing to make a commitment of one academic year 


Program Management and Development

  • Maintain 20 office hours a week with flexibility when needed (must work 5 hours, four days a week)
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor
  • Attend professional staff meetings when needed
  • Assist with program creation and implementation
  • Research benchmark institutions of higher education in academic enrichment practices
  • Support in the creation of print and online marketing materials
  • Assist with special events presented by the Center for High Impact Practices (e.g., staffing tables and/or giving presentations)


  • Communicate regularly with, review completed paperwork for, and supervise ILC Peer Mentors and ILC Student Ambassadors
  • Plan and facilitate ILC Peer Mentor meetings 
  • Assist supervisor with hiring (e.g. sending recruitment emails, reviewing applications, interviewing, etc.)
  • Assist supervisor in leading pre-semester and ongoing trainings
  • Observe ILC Peer Mentors and ILC Student Ambassadors (meetings, activities, etc.) operating in their roles

Data Collection

  • Work collaboratively with supervisor to conduct data collection and analysis
  • Support survey creation and dissemination
  • Assist with the maintenance of various databases, schedules, and systems for the upkeep of the programs
  • Assist with special projects related to ILCs and LeADERS and others as assigned


The CHIP Academic Enrichment Graduate Assistant position is paid an $11,000 stipend for the academic year. The assistantship begins on August 10, 2021 and ends on May 10, 2022. This assistantship requires a one academic year commitment.


Students may apply for the CHIP Academic Enrichment Graduate Assistant position by submitting the following materials to LaShay McQueen, Academic Enrichment Coordinator, at  

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume/CV
  • List of references (two professional, one personal)  
  • Unofficial college transcript 

For more information, please contact LaShay McQueen, Academic Enrichment Coordinator at