Supervisor Responsibilities

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Supervisors of student workers are expected to:

  • Orient the student in detail to his or her role in the department.
  • Explain the standards of behavior expected of employees.
  • Provide an overview of the Boston¬†University Policy on Computing Ethics to students who will be using departmental computing facilities.
  • Ensure that students comply with FERPA Policy.
  • Ensure that student comply with the Student Employment Confidentiality Policy.
  • Provide the training necessary to perform tasks.
  • Ensure adequate supervision of student work.
  • Keep lines of communication open, clear, and constructive.
  • Ensure that students do not work during scheduled class times.
  • Treat students in accordance with their rights, which are the same as those of all employees as defined by applicable state, federal, and University regulations.
  • Provide a work space that is free from hazards.
  • Ensure that students are performing the tasks defined in their job descriptions.
  • Follow Student Worker Accident Procedures if a student incurs an injury while working.
  • Monitor the award balances of Work-Study students under their supervision.
  • Verify the accuracy of student time entry.
  • Ensure that students take a half-hour (minimum) unpaid break if working six or more continuous hours.
  • Set a good example.

Student Employee Job Responsibilities outlines what you should expect from your student employees.