Learning Assistants

What is a Learning Assistant (LA)?

A Learning Assistant is a current student who is hired to support student learning through research-based best practices in teaching and pedagogy. LAs typically support large undergraduate classes which are the entry point to a major or subject area. The role of an LA is to support student understanding through discussion facilitation and supporting in-class activities and group work. Being an LA is a great opportunity to solidify your knowledge in a topic, try out teaching and work closely with an Instructor or Professor here at UAA.