Graduate Lab

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The Graduate Lab is a unit within the Innovation in Learning Center (ILC) consisting of graduate students who are well versed in USAonline, third party tools, higher-education teaching pedagogy and techniques for better learning, as well as many other avenues to assist in teaching and learning.

Graduate Assistantships
The ILC offers graduate assistantship opportunities to students on campus, international, local or non-local students are welcome to apply, these are awarded on a competitive basis throughout the academic year.

Each assistantship provides a tuition waiver up to 10 semester credit hours each term of the appointment. Additionally,  the assistantship includes a competitive academic-year stipend. Interested students click here to learn more about the application process, for more information, please email

Our Services

Throughout the year, the Graduate Lab facilitates USAonline workshops and professional development opportunities for USA Faculty and Staff.  Topics often include but are not limited to USAonline Fundamentals, Camtasia video training, Adobe Acrobat Pro Training, and designing accessible instructional materials.

We also work with USA faculty by appointment, providing one-on-one consultations to help set up courses, work on specific tools within USAonline, provide pedagogical support, or provide support for a third party tool. Additionally, the Graduate Lab staff is available to answer USAonline questions over the phone or via virtual Q&A support hours.