Become a Peer Learning Assistant


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Peer Learning and Teaching Others (PLaTO) is proud to employ over 70 undergraduate PLAdawgs.

PLAdawgs are selected through a competitive application process. Selection is based on availability, faculty reference, and interviews.

First semester Pay: Receives course credit for the UNIV 1204 pedagogy course and experiential learning credit (depending on school/college).

Returning PLAdawg Pay (2nd semester and beyond): $9/hour

Weekly Commitment: 5 hours/week for the Spring 2021 semester. 3 hours of class facilitation, 1 hour of preparation, and 1 hour of content review with the course instructor. 

PLAdawg job requirements include:

  • Hold a minimum 3.25 overall GPA
  • Have successfully completed or anticipate to complete the course for which you are applying for with a B or higher
  • Have completed at least one semester of classes at UGA
  • Be able to commit to and attend all sessions of the course for which your are applying 

 To qualify for a PLAdawg position, you must:

  • Enroll in and complete UNIV 1204 (a one-hour institutional credit course) within your first semester of being a PLAdawg (unless you have already completed UNIV 1204, FCID 3100, or BIOL 3910) 
  • Students cannot register for the course prior to being hired as a PLAdawg
  • Attend weekly training sessions with the instructor of your course 
  • Attend all sessions of your assigned course 
  • Attend general training at the beginning of each semester 
  • Complete ongoing trainings with PLaTO Graduate Assistants or DAE faculty
  • Be able to work in a collaborative learning environment that includes leadership skills and problem-solving 
  • Be proficient and subject matter and have the ability to explain topics to others
  • Desire to assist in the learning of peers 
  • Have excellent communication skills and a patient approach to explaining concepts 
  • Be able to recognize when to make referrals to appropriate campus resources when assistance beyond a PLAdawg's qualifications is needed 

 To apply to become a PLAdawg:

  • The Fall 2021 PLAdawg application is now closed.

PLaTO is proud to partner with New Student Orientation to employ 12 Orientation Leaders as PLAleaders.

PLAleaders are selected from interested students who have previously served as Orientation Leaders.

Pay: Receives course credit for the UNIV 1204 pedagogy course, experiential learning credit (depending on school/college), and $10/hour.

Weekly Commitment: 4 hours/week for the Spring 2021 semester. 2 hours of class facilitation/facilitating learning amongst peers, 1 hour weekly planning and preparation with faculty, 1 hour offering "student hours" dedicated to mentoring your peers outside the UNIV 1201 course.

PLAleader job requirements include:

  • Have served as a UGA Orientation Leader in the preceding summer's New Student Orientation
  • Be able to commit to and attend all sessions of the course in which you are assigned 

To qualify for a PLAleader position, you must: 

  • Enroll in and complete UNIV 1204 (a one-hour institutional credit course) within your first semester of being a PLAleader (unless you have already completed UNIV 1204, FCID 3100, or BIOL 3910)
  • Students cannot register for the course prior to being hired as a PLAleader
  • Attend all sessions of your assigned course
  • Engage in weekly planning with your faculty member
  • Provide "student hours" 
  • Attend a general training at the beginning of each semester 
  • Complete ongoing trainings with PLaTO Graduate Assistants or DAE faculty 

To apply to become a PLAleader:

The Division of Academic Enhancement hosts Reacting to the Past at the University of Georgia.

PLAreactors are drawn from students who have previously experienced Reacting to the Past in a course.

PLAreactors receive course credit for the UNIV 1204 pedagogy course, experiential learning credit (depending on school/college), and are paid depending on the duration of the game for which they serve as PLAreactor.

PLAreactor job requirements include:

  • Have successfully completed a Reacting to the Past game in a previous semester
  • Obtain a faculty recommendation 
  • Attend all class meetings for the duration of the game

To qualify for a PLAreactor position, you must:

  • Enroll in and complete UNIV 1204 (a one-hour institutional credit course) your first semester of being a PLAreactor (unless you have already completed UNIV 1204, FCID 3100, or BIOL 3910)
  • Attend a general training at the beginning of each semester
  • Complete ongoing trainings with PLaTO Graduate assistants or DAE faculty 
  • Engage in regular planning with your faculty member 
  • Be available for consultations with students and factions outside of class time

To apply to become a PLAreactor: