JBA to Increase Staff for 2023


As the Joseph Baldwin Academy continues to grow, the popular summer program will add a new professional staff member for next year.

In addition to the current seven professional staff positions, JBA will add a communications director. This role has been created by popular demand from family members who have requested a social media presence in order to follow their students’ journeys while they attend JBA, as well as the students’ desire to have a place for memories.

“The individual that fills this position will be tasked with all things social media related, as well as providing historical content through our memory books and website,” said Michelle Wilson, assistant director of the Institute for Academic Outreach. “Additionally, this provides another individual to the management team for supervision and guidance for preceptors.”

Along with the 50 preceptors employed by JBA during a typical summer, professional staff members work to continuously support and grow the academy, including: a program director and assistant director; a director of residential living; a director of health and wellness; a hospitality directory; and two co-activity directors. Bios for all JBA professional staff members can be found at jba.truman.edu/facultystaff.

“Our professional staff provides an amazing service to our students, preceptors, families and the University overall.” Wilson said. “As a team of eight, they will continue to work to ensure the needs of everyone associated with JBA will be met.”

Since its inception in 1985, JBA has been a fixture of the University summer programming. This three-week residential program takes place twice each summer, once in June and once in July. In the most recent session, JBA added two additional courses, and the curriculum is slated to expand by two courses again in 2023 for a total of 14 different class offerings. This summer the academy expects to welcome approximately 260 student per session.

JBA will begin recruiting student preceptors early next year. They work as student advisors in the dorms and as teaching assistants in the classroom. Preceptors are class-specific. For summer 2023 they will be paid $1,900 per session, along with being provided room and board. Preceptors live in Ryle Hall for the duration of the academy and have access to the cafeteria.

For more information about JBA, visit jba.truman.edu or email jba@truman.edu.
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