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 in EDUC 211. 

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. 

There are three tracks, developed to meet the needs of as many students and instructors as possible:

  • Track 1: For new undergraduates who have never taken the Learning Assistant Quick Start Program
  • Track 2: For returning undergraduates who have taken - within the past year - in the Learning Assistant Quick Start Program
  • Track 3: For new graduate students who have never taken the Learning Assistant Quick Start Program 

(NOTE: Contact Sarah if you are a returning graduate student who has taken the Learning Assistant Quick Start Program. We want to make sure you aren't forgotten.)

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 1 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.