Faculty Application for PLAs in a Course

Important: This form needs to be filled out separately for each course for which peer learning assistants (PLAs) are requested. Your application is not complete and is not saved until you click the ‘Submit Course’ button.

You may wish to preview the form and then answer the questions in a word processing document, then re-open the form and cut and paste your responses.

Please review the expectations for participating faculty members:

  • meet with their PLA(s) on a weekly basis.
  • plan for assessment of student learning on essential or important objectives in the course that might give evidence of the effect of the PLA(s) in achieving those objectives.
  • write and submit a reflective report to the PLA program at the end of the semester. Writing prompts will be given.

Applications will be competitively reviewed.

As part of the selection process a rubric will be used to evaluate the course applications:


Please note: Any PLA awards are contingent upon funding.

Deadline for applications for fall 2016: extended to April 29 

Applications for the PLA program for fall 2016 are no longer accepted. Thank you for your interest. Email pla@nmsu.edu with any questions about the program.