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Senior Design Demonstrator

Department: Centre for Knowledge Integration Effective Date: May, 2008
Grade:

USG 11

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Director, Centre for Knowledge Integration

General Accountability

The Senior Design Demonstrator is accountable to the Director, Centre for Knowledge Integration, for the identification, preparation and provision of technical design support and tutorials for the KI program, its faculty and students, coordination of the weekly KI seminar series, leadership on the international field trip component of the Museum Course, and technical direction of the annual KI museum exhibition. The Senior Design Demonstrator is also responsible for planning, teaching and supervision at some or all of the Waterloo Unlimited and Shad Valley Waterloo high school enrichment programs.

Nature and Scope

The Senior Design Demonstrator is the primary instructor for all practical design matters in Knowledge Integration, Waterloo Unlimited, and Shad Valley Waterloo. The incumbent is expected to have excellent mechanical skills and experience. The incumbent must form enduring positive working relationships with many UW faculty, staff and graduate students. The incumbent will work closely with undergraduate students, demonstrating excellent tutoring skills, people skills, and a strong interest in the undergraduate education and overall welfare of the KI students.

Statistical Data

The KI program, starting in 2008 with a target of 40 undergraduates, will have 300 to 400 students on campus when it is fully implemented. Every year, the second year students will take an international field trip under the management and supervision of the Senior Design Demonstrator, the INTEG 231 instructor, and others. Every year, both the first year and third year students will undertake design projects that must be realized as practical prototypes, using facilities, tools and software introduced and overseen by the Senior Design Demonstrator. Every year, the third year students will mount an ephemeral museum exhibition, co-ordinated by the Senior Design Demonstrator. Every fall and winter, all of these students will attend a weekly seminar with the CKI faculty, staff and interested guests, as coordinated by the Senior Design Demonstrator.

The Waterloo Unlimited high school enrichment program hosts twenty to fifty students, two to three times each term, for programs one to seven days in length. Programming usually includes a minimum twelve-hour day and often includes live-in residence supervision.

The Shad Valley Waterloo high school enrichment program hosts forty-eight students for the entire month of July. Programming includes a minimum twelve-hour day, live-in residence supervision, and field trips including a weekend camping expedition.

Specific Accountabilities

Primary technical and design tutor to first year KI students in INTEG 121; Primary technical and design tutor to third year KI students in INTEG 320 and 321

Primary responsibility for coordinating the program-wide weekly seminar, INTEG 10, throughout the fall and winter terms

Support in  coordinating, preparing and participating in the international field trip, INTEG 231 in such areas as

Support for the primary instructor in field trip research, INTEG 230

Creating and maintaining a classroom logbook for each of the core courses (attending classes, capturing the content, questions, plans and flow)

Planning, teaching and supervision of students during Waterloo Unlimited enrichment events

Planning, teaching and supervision of students during Shad Valley Waterloo enrichment program

Participate in additional outreach opportunities such as the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair, University Fair, UW Open Day

Other duties and opportunities that arise during the intense first four years of this new program

Working Conditions