Deadline: 11:59 pm on Monday, July 18, 2016
- Stipend of $1500 per semester while developing your own skills and understanding?
- Developing communication skills and skills in group facilitation?
- Working closely with faculty and staff in your field?
- Participating in training sessions with university research faculty interested in teaching and learning?
- Meeting and working with other students and helping them succeed?
The Learning Assistant Program is an innovative program that engages undergraduates in teaching and learning while helping them improve their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
Learning assistants (LAs) assist in the classroom by facilitating discussions and workshops during lectures, team teaching recitation or laboratory sections with a graduate teaching assistant, or independently leading supplemental study groups.
During their first semester, LAs are assigned to 80 minutes of contact time with students; co-enroll in a 3-credit, 300-level pedagogy course, Peer Instruction Education; attend weekly staff meetings led by the faculty teaching the course; and participate in professional development workshops offered by the RLCs. Each subsequent semester that they participate, LAs are assigned to 160 minutes of contact time with students, and continue to attend staff meetings and professional development programs.
At this time, we are seeking applicants for two courses:
- Islamic Civilization (01:508:201) -- fall only -- LAs would be assigned to meet once a week in lecture, Thursdays, 1:10 pm – 2:30 pm in a new Active Learning Classroom, AB 4450 on College Avenue Campus.
- Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis (01:220:320) -- LAs would be assigned to meet once a week during one of the lecture times.
IMPORTANT: To be eligible, you must either have taken the course previously or request eligibility from the professor of the course being taught in the fall.
In addition to the lecture assignment, LAs also attend a non-STEM section of the pedagogy course, Fridays, 1:10 pm - 4:10 pm in AB 1150 on College Ave Campus.
Applications submitted by 11:59 pm on July 18, 2016 are guaranteed review. Initial review of applications will begin on Tuesday, July 19. (Note: applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.)
Candidates will be invited (via email) for group interviews; interview sign-ups occur through a Sakai project site.
Offers will be made before the fall semester begins.
For more information about the LA Program and how to apply, please visit: