The Learning Assistant Program

The Learning Assistant Program

Mission

The Learning Assistant Program seeks to improve student experiences by providing supplemental learning experiences; improving the Learning Assistant’s experience through timely and consistent training and support; improving the instructor’s interaction with students and Learning Assistants; striving to promote diversity in computing; and providing continuity in training, information, and leadership development for the Learning Assistants and other stakeholders. We are not a typical Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program.

Our Journey

The Learning Assistant Program was started in the Spring semester of 2018 to help first-year students in Computing courses. Since then, the Program has grown from supporting one course (CSCE-155E) to supporting four (CSCE-155E, 156, 101, 155N). With this growth, the program now supports courses for students majors inside and outside of the CSE department. The addition of these courses echoes the program's vision of improving learning experiences for all students taking computing courses.