Quick Start Program

The spring 2020 Learning Assistant Quick Start Program will take place during the week before courses start: January 9th-14th, 2020. 

The in-person event will take place on Tuesday, January 14th from 10:00 am-11:00am.  Location TBD. 

If you would like to sign up for the program or have any questions, please contact Sarah Grace, sgrace@email.arizona.edu

This is a non-credit course offered on D2L. 

If you are a graduate student interested in furthering your understanding about teaching and learning, please consider joining the Graduate Student Learning Community in the spring of 2020.  Registration info TBA. 

The University of Arizona Learning Assistants Quick Start Program is a mini-course offered for Graduate Teaching Assistants and undergraduate preceptors who will act as Learning Assistants (LAs) in courses that use active learning strategies in the classroom. In many cases, these classes are held in one of the UA Collaborative Learning Spaces (CLSs). This one-week hybrid D2L-based program includes online components as well as one on-campus events. The program is intended to supplement on-going sessions offered by the LAs' departments.

The program gives Learning Assistants an opportunity to learn from local and national experts about evidence-based teaching and learning strategies and to collaborate with their UA peers to prepare for these important duties. The online components of the program are expected to take 5-6 hours to complete. A 1½-2 hour on-campus event gives Learning Assistants an opportunity to spend time with their peers and instructors exploring the exciting opportunities (and challenges) of evidence-based teaching and learning in a fun and interesting workshop format.

Instructors who wish to enroll Learning Assistants in the Quick Start Program should contact Sarah Grace,  sgrace@email.arizona.edu.  Please include student name(s) and email address(es) in your enrollment email.  Please also indicate if the student has completed the LAQSP before.