LAs provide support both in the classroom (e.g., supporting group
work) and out of the classroom (e.g., tutoring and recitation sessions).
- LAs are uniquely prepared because as a new LA they concurrently take a
course on pedagogy while working with the instructor on course reform. This 2-credit course is specifically designed for LAs, and meets on Fridays.
- LAs attend all lectures for their assigned course and facilitate student learning.
- Each LA holds a one-hour semi-structured weekly student help session.
- They meet weekly with the instructor of their assigned course to
work on ways to help all students master the course material and reflect
on student successes and difficulties.
- Returning LAs earn $1200 per semester, and new LAs earn $1500 per semester ($300 more to defray the cost of the required pedagogy course)
- LAs gain professional development experience and insights into their own academic performance.
- LAs will also be given priority among applicants for the PULSE Noyce Scholarship.
Applicants for the Learning Assistant Program must have:
- earned an ‘A’ in the course for which they wish to be a learning assistant.
- an overall GPA of 3.00 or better.
- an interest in teaching.