Upcoming LA Program Dates
Fall 2015 Recruitment Fair: Friday, March 13th 1:30 - 3 pm (COS Atrium)
Student/Faculty applications open: Friday, March 13th
Student/Faculty applications closed: Friday, March 20th
LA/Mentor matches finalized: No later than Friday, April 17th
2nd Annual CASTLE Symposium: Wednesday, May 20th 2 - 4 p.m.
The Learning Assistant (LA) Model
Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduate students who assist in course transformation by developing student centered activities used in the classroom in order to facilitate discussion. LAs also hold recitation sections outside of classroom to help answer student questions.
The Rochester Institute of Technology Learning Assistant (LA) Model is designed to acheive four goals:
The transformation of science courses involves creating environments in which students can interact with one another, engage in collaborative problem solving, and articulate and defend their ideas. To accomplish this, undergraduate LAs are hired to facilitate small-group or other interaction in the classroom.