The following is the handout given to all Class Representatives at
the ILEAD program at Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire. Thanks
to ILEAD for sharing samples with the attendees at the New England/East
Regional LLI Conference in June.
What does the Class Representative do?
Class Representatives are important people in the ILEAD program. They
help with the smooth running of courses, performing duties outside of
teaching to assist the Study Leader and the students. They are also
outreach people who serve as a link between the class and the ILEAD
Make an announcement to the class during the second class meeting to
explain your role as intermediary between students and the study leader.
Encourage students to bring comments or complaints to you, if they are
hesitant to talk directly with the leader, so you can share this feedback
with the leader in a timely manner, or with the office if there is no
Read or paraphrase the following to the class at the second meeting:
As your Class Representative, I serve as assistant to our study
leader, and as intermediary between you, the class, and the ILEAD office.
Share your thoughts with me, especially during these first weeks of
class, so I can relay your impressions and suggestions to the study
leader in a timely manner.
Chosen by Study Leaders, Class Representatives report to Lisa King
in the ILEAD office, following the first class meeting to pick up this
list of tasks:
• Introduce yourself to the class in the second session and explain
your role as spokesperson and intermediary for the ILEAD office.
• Bring student name tags to class, retrieve them at the end
of class, and return them to the ILEAD office in alphabetized order,
with strings tucked in the plastic envelopes, after the last class.
• Take attendance in each class by passing around the provided
check mark grid sheet, so the office has an accurate count of attendees.
Report drop outs and no shows to the ILEAD office.
• Help put the room back in order after class and encourage students
to leave promptly so the next class can enter and begin on time.
• Pass out written evaluations in the next to last class, collect
them, and return them to the ILEAD office at the end of the last class.
Indicate on the roster students to whom the form needs to be sent.
EVALUATIONS ARE MOST IMPORTANT
As Class representative, you pass out evaluation forms to students
in the next to last class, collect them in the last class, and note
on the class roster the names of those to whom written evaluations will
need to be sent.
It’s your job to stress the importance of written class evaluation.
Before you distribute forms, read or paraphrase the following to the
Your ILEAD evaluations matter. Your responses to evaluation questions
contribute to the continued excellence of our program. Your written
comments are especially helpful. The Evaluation Committee reads them
all, then gives them to the Study Leader. Return your completed evaluation
forms to me.
Full participation in the written evaluation process gives ILEAD an
accurate understanding. Note when students return their evaluation forms
on the class roster, by making a check mark in the evaluation received
column by their names. By doing this, you will be able to identify the
participants who were absent or did not return an evaluation form. Return
the class roster to the ILEAD office, so Lisa King can send these students
the evaluation form.
Thank your for being an important part of ILEAD’s program!