Structured Learning Assistants (SLA) Leaders
SLA Leaders are trained to help students improve their academic performance. SLA Leaders
work closely with faculty to support students enrolled in SLA-supported sections.
SLA Leaders conduct weekly workshops which support course content and help students
improve the study and test taking skills needed to succeed in the course.
Roles of SLA leaders
SLA Supported Courses
- Enhanced Sections (E-sections): Enhanced sections are designed to support students who enter APSU with an academic deficiency. Students remediate their academic deficiency while earning college core course credit.
- Success Sections (S-sections): Success sections are designed to provide additional support for students who are enrolled in highly-rigorous courses.
SLA Leaders employed by the Academic Support Center participate in a rigorous training program, which allows them to earn one certification level per semester, culminating with those who complete the training program earning the designation Master Certified SLA Leader at the end of their third semester tutoring.
Students applying to become an SLA Leader must be currently enrolled students at the university with at least 30 credit hours completed and a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must be recommended by a faculty member in the subject area they will support. Additionally, applicants must have an in-depth knowledge of the material covered in the course they will support.
SLA Leaders are paid bi-weekly. Starting pay for SLA Leaders is $11.90 per hour. They receive pay raises for completing certification. They also receive pay raises for earning college degrees.