Goucher Prison Education Partnership Seeks Volunteers for 11/23 session

The PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) program has partnerships with several incredibly unique learning institutions. Below, you will find information about volunteering or becoming part of the instructional faculty for the Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP), serving the learning needs of students who are incarcerated. This SUNDAY, November 23, 2014, please consider attending the information session for prospective instructors and volunteers.

The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) offers Goucher College courses and college preparatory courses to students at two Maryland prisons.

If you are interested in working with GPEP during the Spring 2015 semester, be sure to attend this information session: 

Sunday November 23, 2014 from 6:00 – 8: 00 PM

Hoffberger 137
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21204

All are welcome at these sessions! Details about volunteer positions and for prospective faculty can be found below.

**Students who will be abroad in the Spring but would like to volunteer in the Fall should attend this information session.

Questions can be sent to liat.melnick@goucher.edu. Thank you for your interest! We hope you can join us!

Liat Melnick
Program Administrator
Goucher Prison Education Partnership

Volunteer positions include:

  1. Tutors: Tutors commit to at least one evening of tutoring per week for the full semester and attend several tutor trainings on the main campus. Tutors should be able to assist with academic writing (across the disciplines), math (PreAlgebra, Algebra I & Algebra II, Statistics, Precalculus, and/or Calculus) and/or Intermediate to advances Spanish language (speaking, reading and writing). The ideal candidate is someone with demonstrated success in advanced academic work with some teaching or tutoring experience.  Next semester, tutoring will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm. *Faculty, staff, undergraduate upperclassmen, graduate students, and other adult professionals from the Baltimore community are invited to apply for this role.* (Goucher students: Current and former writing tutors and SIs are strongly encouraged to apply.)
  2. Research assistants: Research assistants serve as a bridge to key academic resources, gathering materials needed by incarcerated students to complete research papers and other academic projects. These assistants work closely with a specific professor and carefully follow institutional and programmatic guidelines regarding materials brought to the prisons. The ideal candidate should be conscientious, a problem solver, and able to work independently.
  3. Administrative Help: A small number of volunteers provide administrative support. This work includes creating student files, assisting with various types of communications, data entry, and other tasks. Candidates should be detail oriented and willing to pitch in where needed. Familiarity with Excel a plus. (Administrative help takes place on Goucher’s main campus, not at the prisons.)

Prospective Faculty: 

We also seek faculty interested in leading Goucher college and college preparatory courses at the prisons. We have a particular need for skilled math faculty at this time. Selected faculty typically lead a single course and are paid.

Faculty interested in learning more about leading courses at the prison should contact Amy Roza, GPEP Director at amy.roza@goucher.edu and attend an information session. Candidates not currently teaching with Goucher College should include a letter of interest and CV when they write.

Published by Alexis Y. Williams

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