Center for Faculty Development
The Learning Assistant Program
The Learning Assistant (LA) Program, housed under the umbrella of Teaching and Learning in the Center for Faculty Development, pairs undergraduate students as Learning Assistants, with faculty. An LA facilitates course activities, leads study sessions, and supports each faculty member in implementing innovative teaching techniques.
Benefits of Being a Learning Assistant
Learning Assistants must have completed the course in which they will serve as an
LA with a grade of B or higher and be interested in teaching, mentoring, and further
developing their knowledge of the education and the discipline. The expected time
commitment is 8 hours per week for a minimum of one semester. LAs appointments may
span multiple semesters.
We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds and majors who are enthusiastic about learning and promoting student success.
Interested in becoming an LA? Talk to your faculty member or email laprogramFREEMississippi.
Incorporating Learning Assistants will enhance your instruction through more opportunities for active learning and student engagement. LAs bring energy, diversity, and peer mentorship to the classroom. They also function as a key feedback loop for faculty. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more about integrating an LA into your classroom.
Benefits for Faculty
The LA Program provides pedagogical training for working with Learning Assistants for faculty invested in implementing active learning strategies. Bring dynamic teaching and enhance your students' success by incorporating an LA onto your instructional team!