Learning Assistant Application

LA applications for Spring 2023 are now open! They are due on Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59 PM. Acceptance decisions will be made by Friday, December 2.

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What do LAs do?

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduate students who support their peers' learning by guiding student groups through challenging activities during class. LAs meet weekly with faculty and enroll in a pedagogy course. LAs may assist students outside of class in unstructured "help centers" / "help desks." LAs may also work with faculty to find / develop / modify student-centered activities to be used during class.

As an LA, you can...

Deepen your understanding of STEM course content.

Gain valuable leadership and communication skills.

Develop meaningful relationships with STEM faculty.

Become a member of a supportive community.

Help other students have positive and successful experiences in a specific course (BIO 1330, BIO 1331, CHEM 1341, CHEM 3375, MATH 2472, PHYS 1335, PHYS 1345, PHYS 1430, PHYS 2425, or PHYS 2435).

As an LA, you will receiveā€¦

$14/hour pay, typically 5-10 hours/week during the semester.

Guidance from knowledgeable instructors during collaborative weekly preparation sessions (2-hr Friday event - 11am-1pm or 12-2pm).

Instructional education in a 2-hr seminar-style STEM pedagogy course (HON 3210, BIO 3210, or PHYS 3210). This is a required course for all first-semester LAs and meets Mondays 3:30-5:30pm or Tuesdays 5-7pm.