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LA Application Process – Fall 2012

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LA Application Process – Spring2018
McKenzie PowellStudent Director, LAProgram
Why be a Learning Assistant (LA)?
Help teams with in-class workBecome a mentor for studentsWork closely with facultyEnhance interpersonal skillsBuild your résumé
Share your course experiencesGain insight about teaching and learningGrasp course material at a deeper levelStand out as a leader in the College of ISTPut some money (or credits) in your pocket
Completion of course with a grade of A- or betterGPA of 3.2 or higherGood communication (speaking and writing)ProfessionalismDemonstrated initiative
Two Options(Note: Neither case guarantees a position)
Mutual Verbal Agreement
General Pool
Before the application is submitted, instructor and student discuss possible working relationshipStudent and instructor reach verbal agreement on thenumber of hoursand thesection of the coursethat the student should apply forBoth agree to request each other, making this a “matched” application with a mutual verbal agreement
When a student has not discussed with any instructors a possible placement in a particular course, student submits application to the general poolQualified students will be asked to consult a Google jobs Spreadsheet to connect with faculty
Orientation – Sunday immediately before classes start, usually 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.IST 389 (LA Prep Course)First half of semester for 75 min. (3:35 – 4:50PM)Credits3creditspreparation classISTSupport of OptionSRA Support ofOption1 credit - course work, 2 credits - LA role
Requirements for New LAs
Located at: deadline for next Fall: Monday, April 16Note: There are two parts to the applicationPart 1:QualtricsSurvey ApplicationPart2: Application through PSUJobs
Learning Assistant Application
Contact Information:StudentDirector: McKenziePowell ( LisaLenze(
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LA Application Process – Fall 2012