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The Student Technology Assistant Program (STAP) is a group within the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI). The mission of STAP is to support instructional technology and enhance the educational experience at Cornell. We do this by exploring, promoting, and assisting with emerging technologies in teaching and learning.

Student Academic Technology Assistants are important contributors of CTI and are a part of a dynamic team, collaborating with colleagues in our organization to run the TechLab (formerly the Academic Technology Center).

What kind of work does STAP do?

Being an Academic Technology Assistant is first and foremost a customer service position as we regularly interact with faculty, TAs, and the staff of CTI. Having a technological aptitude is helpful and we will provide training. We work directly with faculty and instructional staff to integrate and support technology in their courses. 

A big part of what we do is help with Canvas at Cornell. Additional initiatives include (but are not limited to) assisting faculty with their courses, modernizing old technologies and media, audio and video projects, design work, website/blog building, and helping to launch Cornell’s Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) through the EdX platform, where courses are seen by tens of thousands of students around the world. Skills in these areas will be especially beneficial for this position, though we look for students from all majors and backgrounds to work with us in a variety of assignments.

CTI needs enthusiastic students to help us do amazing things. Working with CTI offers an abundance of learning opportunities and allows you to get to know and help professors. A good work ethic, self-motivation, and a high level of dependability are necessary.





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Basic Information about the STAP position

Job Title: Academic Technology Assistant

Job Classification: Student Computer Assistant II

Starting Wage: $15.05

Wage increases and promotion (to Academic Technology Specialist, Student Computer Assistant III) are based on merit and length of service.

Schedule: Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm

Hours: 4-10+ hours per week

We are open throughout the academic year. Summer hours are also available. 

Work Site: CCC Building with occasional field work around campus

This position can continue until you graduate. We generally ask that students be able to work with us for at least 1 year.