Prof S.O.S. – Student Offered Support

A Centralized Faculty Assistant Program to Aid in Faculty Work-Life Balance

Goal: To provide HMC faculty members with easy access to student assistance on occasional and/or short-term tasks and projects.

Nature of Work Supported

  • Clerical – such as copying course documents or research articles, scanning documents, preparing packages or envelopes for mailing, filing, etc.
  • Computational – installing software, data entry, bibliographic preparations for courses, internet searches, etc.
  • Multimedia Assistance – creating/editing web pages, photo editing, video creation/editing, etc.
  • Manual – such as re-organizing iClickers in numerical order after a class, boxing up books or research journals, retrieving books or articles from the library

Nature of Work Not Supported

Assistance with faculty research such as laboratory activities, analysis of data and/or primary/secondary sources; personal errands such as picking up laundry, etc.; activities requiring examination of confidential documents or grades; any activities requiring driving on or off-campus, etc.

Features of Program

  • Online submission of faculty requests – each faculty member guaranteed 20 hours of paid service per semester (subject to ongoing funding availability)
  • Students need not be work-study eligible to participate
  • Student coordinators monitor both requests and completion of tasks

The ProfSOS General Procedure

  • Professor submits request
  • Students select tasks of interest
  • Coordinator sets up email thread
  • Professor and student decide on time(s) when task should be completed.
  • Student reports that task is completed and number of hours spent.
  • Professor confirms completion and hours.

Faculty: Submit your requests here http://goo.gl/WjWnt

Thank you for taking part in the ProfSOS program, we appreciate any and all feedback! Contact us at profsos-sups@g.hmc.edu.

Additional questions may be directed to the Chair of the Faculty at Kerry_Karukstis@hmc.edu