The LA Program at FIU

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduate students, who, through the guidance of weekly preparation sessions and a pedagogy course, facilitate discussions among groups of students in a variety of classroom settings that encourage active engagement.

The LA Program at FIU, a part fo the STEM Transformation Institute, is currently the largest LA program in the US. In Fall 2015, the Provost announced a university-wide initiative and positioned the LA program to play a vital role in the transformation of undergraduate STEM courses. The LA model, that is the foundation of the LA program, originated at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The LA Program at FIU is an active participant in the LA Alliance.

If you’re an undergraduate student who is interested in applying to become an LA, you can apply here. 

If you’re a faculty interested in applying for funding to have LAs in your course, you can apply here.

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Important Program Dates

PLI Faculty Application due October 17th, 2022