Summer Writing Initative (SWI) Applicant Reference Form

Tutors are assigned to work closely with three students: The tutors attend classes, meet daily with a professor, oversee their students’ study time, and assist with daily assignments. Tutors are expected to uphold Earlham’s Principals & Practices, model good study habits, and provide program assistance as needed. Reference form is due February 21, 2012.

Student Administrators aid the professional administrator, serve as Area Directors of the SWI hall, and plan social activities. They also provide clerical assistance, transportation assistance, and assistance with the management of group projects and conduct. The ability to uphold and discuss Earlham’s Principals & Practices is an important part of the position. All student administrators must be able to become certified drivers for Earlham College. Reference form is due March 7, 2012.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • A sound academic record
  • The ability to relate to first-year students
  • Good listening skills
  • The ability to commit to the goals of SWI
  • A good sense of humor
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm for Earlham’s academic and social atmosphere

Directions for Completing This Form

For the Applicant: Send a link to this form to your references so that they may complete it. You must let them the position you are seeking: tutor or student administrator. This online recommendation will remain confidential.

For the Reference: When you receive this form, please complete it in a timely manner, being sure to include helpful, pertinent information in the comments. Please make sure the name of the person you're referencing is correct. Once done, press submit.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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