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Psychology Undergraduate Assistant (PUA) Experiential Learning Pilot Program

The Psychology Undergraduate Assistant (PUA) Experiential Learning Pilot Program aims to leverage the success of undergraduates who have completed the course in which they serve and wish to share their knowledge and abilities with their peers. Through experiential learning, participants provide valuable knowledge, insight, and learning strategies for both the students and the instructional team they work with, while also furthering their own mastery of related material.

The PUA Experiential Learning Pilot Program has one paid track:

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA): UTA participants work directly with the instructional team, including Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), to help with traditional teaching assistant activities, including assignment assessment and office hours, as needed. UTAs are regularly challenged to reinforce they knowledge about course material and ancillary concepts by grading assignments and helping create and test automated evaluation tools for assignments. Additional job requirements may apply.

Participants must have taken the course they're assigned to at the University of Georgia and received a satisfactory grade. Participants are chosen based on a competitive application process, which includes a holistic look at the student's application, including, but not limited to, their prior experience, performance in the assigned course, GPA, and scheduling availability.

NOTE: For the fall 2023 semester, we are only recruiting UTAs for PSYC 3980, Research Design in Psychology


At this time, the Psychology Undergraduate Assistant (PUA) Experiential Learning Pilot Program does not fulfill the Experiential Learning Requirement.


Application solicitations are emailed to the psychology undergraduate listserv near the beginning of each semester.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Malissa Clark at


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