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Faculty Participation

LAEP employment positions are open to ALL disciplines. Faculty mentor/supervisors will determine the position's requirements. Faculty then submit a LAEP Position Proposal that will be reviewed by the LAEP committee and then forwarded for final approval. 

Fall 2023:  Thursday, October 12th @ 5 pm 
Spring 2024: Thursday, February 8th @ 5 pm

* Only one proposal per faculty member.
* If your proposal was approved in the Fall, there is no need to resubmit.  
* For academic year 2023-24 (August-May), the maximum amount a student can earn through LAEP is $6000.

To participate in the program, a faculty supervisor must: 

  • Provide a direct opportunity for the student to participate in study research offered by CSUSM within the student’s area of study, career objective, or exploration of career-related employment
  • Supply faculty supervision 
  • Adhere to the LAEP Faculty / College Employer Agreement 
  • Complete a survey of the experience 

Steps to Create a LAEP Position

How to Create a LAEP Position


Students that Qualify for LAEP

  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid office
  • Are pursuing their first undergraduate bachelor's degree
  • Are eligible to work in the United States and be a California Resident 
  • Are enrolled in at least half-time during the semester
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), as defined by CSUSM
  • May not work more than 20 hours a week during the academic year

Additional LAEP information

Faculty Resources