Faculty Resources

What to expect as an instructor?

Faculty members engage in four main tasks:

  • building a safe environment for student interaction
  • using materials that facilitate active engagement
  • running weekly prep sessions with their LA’s
  • learning about using LA’s effectively in their learning environments

In addition, faculty are encouraged to participate in community events, such as poster sessions. Many faculty also engage in assessment of their students’ learning and research in other course transformation outcomes.

Online assessment tools

Available assessments at Learning Assistant Alliance:  LASSO Assessments.


  • Concept Inventory of Natural Selection (CINS)
  • Genetics Concept Assessment (GCA)
  • Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology Assessment (IMCBA)
  • Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) – Biology


  • Chemical Concepts Inventory (CCI)
  • Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) – Chemistry


  • Calculus Concept Assessment (CCA)
  • Precalculus Concept Assessment (PCA)


  • Force Concept Inventory (FCI)
  • Force and Motion Concept Evaluation (FMCE)
  • Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA)
  • Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM)
  • Survey of Self-Efficacy in Science Courses – Physics (SOSESC – P)
  • Energy and Momentum Conceptual Survey (EMCS)
  • Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) – Physics

Learning Assistant Alliance


LA Alliance Resources >

Are you interested in learning more about the Learning Assistant Program, or how to apply for a Learning Assistant in your course? Please contact Dr. Jean-Luc Scemama, Harriot College of Arts and Sciences associate dean for academic programs, at scemamaj@ecu.edu.