Learning Assistants

The Physics department, through a NSF PhysTec grant awarded to Jacquelyne Chini and Talat Rahman, has developed a Learning Assistant program by which undergraduate physics majors are paid to assist in the teaching of our introductory physics courses.

The Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates we hire to improve how students learn physics. Typically, that entails:

  • acting as a resource for students during a Physics class in which the LA earned an A or B (6 hours/week)
  • planning with the instructor for the class the LA works with (2 hours /week)
  • staffing the Physics Help Room (2 hours/week)

If you’d like to be an LA, the requirements are:

  • earn an A or B in a Physics course
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • eligible to work up to 10 hours/week on campus
  • enroll in a one-credit LA Seminar class (a two-hour weekly class usually taught in the evening)

Learning assistants are paid $10.10/hr for up to 10 hours per week during the semester. We are currently using learning assistants in the following classes:

For more information, visit the Learning Assistants page.