Learning Assistant Positions

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Primary Responsibilities:

Each Fall and Spring, new Learning Assistants (LA) will enroll in a three-credit course on science pedagogy while being assigned to a course that they have successfully completed themselves. At the same time, they’ll begin working in the classroom with their faculty member.

In addition to receiving valuable guidance and feedback via the LA Training course, students can apply this course to meet a Social Science Breadth of Knowledge (BoK) requirement and can serve as a required course within the Secondary Education program.

Each week during the semester, LAs will attend the lecture of their course (3 hours), attend a weekly “Teaching Team” meeting (1 hour), and hold one to two office hours. LAs may also have the option to participate in more than one class.

Qualifications:

Competitive Learning Assistant applicants will have:

·         At least one full year of college (by the start of employment)

·         3.0 GPA or above is required (and must maintain a 3.0 University GPA and a 3.0 Term GPA in order to remain eligible employed)

·         B+ or above in the select courses connected to the position

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·         Must be able to enroll in SEC3018 (3 credit-hour course, counts as SS BOK) during first semester of employment

Recommender Requirements:

For the application, you must submit at least 2 recommenders. Students should solicit letters from UC faculty or staff who have seen the student's academic, leadership, and communication skills.

References should not include personal or family friends, supervisors from non-relevant employment, or other UC students.

How to Apply:

Once you have reviewed the position responsibilities and qualifications, go back to the Student Employment main page and apply. You are able to select more than one position you want to apply for within the application, but you should not select all positions.

Questions? Contact the Learning Commons front desk at (513) 556 – 3244 or email the professional staff member supervising the position. Go to the Learning Commons Professional Staff page for details on the supervisor you should contact.