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First Year Programs

Position Overview

FIG Leaders develop a ten-week curriculum in the spring quarter consisting of modules, lesson plans, and active learning classroom activities that will assist first year students in their transition to university. In the autumn quarter, FIG Leaders facilitate a section of GEN ST 199, by serving as a teacher and a mentor to the students in the FIG. FIG Leaders collaborate with each other to develop lesson plans that help fulfill the purpose of GEN ST 199 and support new students as they develop confidence in navigating the UW and Seattle.

In order to get a full look at the FIG Leader qualifications, responsibilities, dates & commitments, and compensation read the 2020 FIG Leader Policies & Expectations document.