What classes can I be an LA for?
The courses participating in the LA program varies each quarter, but so far we have had LAs helping in Physics 6A/B/C/AL, Physics 1A, Math 31A/B, CS30, Life Sciences 2/3/4/23L, Life Sciences 7A, Life Sciences 30A/B, Biochemistry 153A/B, and Chemistry 14C/D. The program is expanding and more courses may be added, so keep checking back.
Is the LA program only for STEM classes?
The LA program focuses on benefiting science majors and faculty teaching large introductory science and math courses in particular.
Can I be an LA for more than one class?
Yes! You can LA for more than one class in a quarter if you choose.
Can I be an LA for more than one quarter?
Absolutely! There are many returning LAs who choose to LA for the same course more than once or for different courses. We also have experienced LAs who become Super LAs, Super Duper LAs, and Research LAs. This can involve a variety of duties, including observing and working with LAs, helping to run the weekly content meeting with LAs, organizing the LAs to be most effective, helping to assess the effectiveness of the LA program, etc.
Am I allowed to be an LA if I cannot make it to the pedagogy seminar?
Unfortunately, no. The pedagogy seminar teaches LAs evidence-based teaching practices that are essential to facilitating active learning in the classroom. The LA program and pedagogy seminar are ongoing, so you can always apply to be an LA another quarter.
I want to LA for a specific class, but the instructor currently is not a part of the LA program. Is there anything I can do?
Yes, the Instructors page includes information about the LA program that you can share with them.