The Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement, the Academic Success Center, and UHDS have collaborated in the creation of a new live-in student position for 2014-15: Academic Learning Assistants (ALAs). ALAs are responsible for providing academic support and faculty engagement opportunities in their assigned residential community. ALAs are primarily supervised by a Resident Director, and will receive training and programmatic direction from Academic Success Center staff. They provide an array of services to support residential students in the adjustment to the academic rigors of Oregon State University. ALAs work to cultivate strong academic habits and college knowledge, promote engagement with university resources, and assist students in navigating the university landscape. These services range from 1-to-1 meetings with students to hall- wide programming initiatives. Beginning in the fall, there will be one ALA in each residential community on campus (14 total).
Applications are due on February 14, 2014.