Application for Fall 2017 Jaguar Tracks Instructors
The Office of First-Year Experience is now accepting applications from faculty and staff to teach Jaguar Tracks for the Fall 2017 semester. Jaguar Tracks is a series of four, one-credit hour, success seminars designed to help students discover their place on campus, in society, within their discipline, and their career.
This application will be used to select faculty and staff to teach Jaguar Tracks I, II, III, and IV (UNIV 1101, 2101, 3101, 4101). The priority application deadline is April 7, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Instructor Role and Expectations
- Attend Jaguar Tracks instructor orientation meeting(s) prior to the first day of class
- Actively support student success within and beyond the classroom
- Attend monthly check-in meetings that occur the first Friday of the month
- Meet regularly with the peer mentor assigned to your section (Jaguar Tracks I instructors only)
- Facilitate classroom conversations about important topics that contribute to student success
- Develop positive relationships with students over the course of the semester and beyond
- Build relationships with and learning from campus colleagues
- Engage with, and mentoring undergraduate students
Instructor Requirements and Application Process
The minimum requirements to teach a section of Jaguar Tracks are:
- Employment at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
- Masters’ degree or higher from an accredited institution
- Approval from the applicant’s supervisor (staff only)
Please note that Jaguar Tracks III and IV sections will be taught by discipline specific faculty.
For additional information, please contact Kat Whitaker, Coordinator for University 101 Programs, Katherine.Whitaker@tamusa.edu.