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What do RIT LA Program Faculty Mentors Do?

Faculty mentors work with LAs to transform courses. They guide their learning assistant(s) in facilitating and planning coursework moving forward the educational goals for the course. With a focus on training in pedogogy, faculty and student LAs discuss how best to assist the classroom in problem solving and instill student self awareness of how they learn best.

If you are interested in learning more about student-centered pedagogies and incorporatiing LAs into your classroom, visit our Additional Resources Page.

Mentor Responsibilities 

  • mentor during one-on-one weekly meetings
  • support and integrate LA ideas for class transformation
  • utilize active learning practices
  • encourage small group facilitation
  • describe and collaborate on researching classroom dynamics (projects, symposium poster, etc.)

Application Process

To be a part of the Learning Assistant Program faculty must fill out the application found here. Once completed, prospective faculty will be invited for an interview with the Coordinator to discuss plans for your semester, the role of an LA, and whether an LA is a good choice for your class. Interviews between prospective matches with mentors and students will follow. Final matches between mentors and students will be decided in the two weeks preceding the start of the Fall 2021 semester, with offer letters being sent during this period. For more information on the application, interview, and acceptance process, please contact the Program Coordinator, Emily Mehlman (



Apply for the Fall 2021 Learning Assistant Program
Faculty Apply Here