Higher Ed. Graduate Assistant for the Academic Accelerator Program (AAP)

The KU Academic Accelerator Program (KUAAP), a partnership between the University of Kansas and Shorelight Education, is an intensive first-year experience program for international students combining English language instruction with KU core courses while providing co-curricular, extra-curricular, and acculturation support.

Designed specifically for international students, the Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) makes transition to college and life in the U.S. a rewarding and successful experience. The AAP can help improve English language skills, help students understand how to use American academic tools, provide tutoring, and other career and academic support.

AAP classes involve students in the greater community, empower students to become an active and responsible learner in the classroom and nurture creativity. The AAP program has been carefully tailored to apply across cultures. By providing access to extra hours of academic support from professors and extensive student-support services, the program fosters academic excellence while expanding social and cultural horizons to prepare for life after graduation.

Graduate Assistant 50% (brief description) 

The Higher Education Graduate Assistant will primarily assist the Student Services Director and student services team in the KUAAP with orientation program planning and implementation, as well as training of student orientation staff. The GA will also collaborate with KUAAP staff in developing programs to foster holistic development in support of students’ academic, social, and cultural transition to life in Lawrence and at KU. 

Full Position Description
(For the 2020-21 year, this position is filled)


John Dahlstrand

Student Services Director




Academic Accelerator Program

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