Become an STF

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist faculty in integrating technology into their course delivery; creating and maintaining web pages; setting up, configuring, and troubleshooting computers or networks.

This may include:

  • Working as a member of a design team to develop an entire curriculum
  • Working with individual faculty members to develop collaborative curriculum across disciplines
  • Working with individual faculty members to develop materials for a specific course
  • Developing graphics, animations and simulation software for use on the Web or media storage devices
  • Designing web sites for online instruction and Internet enhanced courses
  • Developing special interactive elements for Web-based courses and course supplement materials
  • Providing group and individual instruction to faculty on using specific software, web page design, basic computer files management, and basic techniques such as scanning a picture, editing a graphic image, or performing specialized web searches
  • Introducing new applications and new technology tools to faculty
  • Offering suggestions for innovative ways to integrate technology into learning environments
  • Suggesting ways in which technology tools might be used in a given subject area
  • Video capture and editing
  • Developing faculty and departmental websites
  • Installing software on computers
  • Troubleshooting computers, printers, or other devices

Student Technology Fellows will not be doing:

  • Word processing for tests, course handouts, syllabi, or similar routine keyboarding functions
  • Entering information or data in any form
  • Preparing presentations for professional meetings, seminars, conferences or the like
  • Entering management data in spreadsheets or databases
  • Performing clerical functions for faculty or staff member

Fellows will be selected on the basis of their complementary technical skills and the strength of their communication skills. Software used may include the following, but is not limited to: 

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign


  • South Dakota resident
  • Full-time, degree seeking, undergraduate student
  • Minimum College GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must complete 30 credit hours from September 1 through August 31   
  • If an entering Freshman, High School GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to stay eligible for the program
  • Comfortable with computer technologies, Windows Operating Systems, and terminologies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to provide efficient and courteous customer service
  • Strong communication skills
  • Dependable
  • Good questioning and analytical skills

Term of Position and Pay

  • Fellows may participate up to 8 semesters as an undergraduate in the STF Program
  • Fellows will be expected to work an average of 11 hours per week
  • The maximum hours allowed to work per academic year is 330
  • Starting Wage: $15.15/hour
  • Incremental pay rate advances are:  $16.70, $18.18, & $19.70

Reporting & Work Assignments
The STF program is managed by Garrett Stevens.  His office is in room 006 of the E.Y. Berry Library.

Most STFs will be assigned to work either with the Instructional Designers, the Coordinator of Web Development, or the Network and Computer Services team.

For More Information
Contact Garrett Stevens at or 605.642.6069.