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Learning Assistants Supporting STEM Instruction (LASSI)

 partners talented undergraduates (learning assistants or LAs) with faculty teaching large-enrollment science and math courses to create learner-centered classrooms that are conceptually driven, cognitively challenging, and authentic to the discipline. LAs primary responsibilities include working with small teams of students, either within a large-lecture class meeting, in recitation, or in office hours.

LA Experience
  1. Content: LAs will meet regularly with their faculty instructors to plan instruction, reflect on previous weeks, and analyze student assessment data.
  2. Practice: LAs will facilitate collaborative learning by providing multiple opportunities for formative assessment to both the students and instructor.
  3. Pedagogy: LAs from all departments will participate in a weekly, 1-credit Science of Learning seminar that explores evidenced-based instructional practices in undergraduate science and math courses.

LAs work approximately 8-10 hours per week (see below) during an academic semester and earn a stipend of $1000.

  • Weekly meeting with faculty mentor (~1 hour)
  • Attending all class session of course for which you are an LA (3-5 hours)
  • Meeting with students outside of class (1-2 hours)
  • Providing feedback on student work or grading (1-2 hours)
  • Preparing for course as assigned by faculty mentor (1-2 hours)

NOTE: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303), which meets on Mondays from 3:00-3:50 PM in Dunbar 152 during the Spring 2015 semester.

We will be recruiting LAs for the Fall 2015 semester!

Are you interested in joining the LASSI program to improve instruction at NDSU? The online application will be available mid-semester for serving as an LA during the Fall 2015 semester.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Boyer,

LA Supported Courses for Spring 2015

FacultyCourseTitleMeeting timesLocation
AsplinBIOL 111Concepts of BiologyTu/Th 9:30-10:45 AMGate City Auditorium
MomsenBIOL 151General Biology IIMWF 9:00-9:50 AMVan Es 101
HodgsonBIOL 151General Biology IITu/Th 8:00-9:15 AMGate City Auditorium
KenyonBIOL 221Human Anatomy & Physiology IIMWF 2:00-2:50 PMGate City Auditorium
BowsherBIOL 359EvolutionTu/Th 2:00-3:15 PMSudro 26
TraversBOT 372Structure and Diversity of Plants and FungiTu 8:00-10:50 AM and 11:00 AM - 1:50 PMStevens 329
NyachwayaCHEM 122General Chemistry IIMWF 4:00-4:50 PMLadd 107
RadermacherCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AMQBB 106/116
RadermacherCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF 2:00-2:50 PMQBB 106/116
RadermacherCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF 9:00-9:50 AMQBB 106/116
KotalaCSCI 161Computer Science IIMTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AMQBB 106/116
KotalaCSCI 161Computer Science IIMTuWThF 12:00-12:50 PMQBB 106/116
LatimerCSCI 161Computer Science IIMTuWThF 5:00-5:50 PMQBB 106/116
LatimerCSCI 161Computer Science IIMTuWThF 4:00-4:50 PMQBB 106/116
AbufardehCSCI 313Software Development Using GamesMWF 10:00-10:50 AMQBB 116
AbufardehCSCI 313Software Development Using GamesMWF 11:00-11:50 AMQBB 116
ChristensenPHYS 251University Physics I (lecture)MWF 11:00-11:50 AMMinard 112
KryjevskaiaPHYS 251University Physics I (recitations)

W 2:00-2:50 PM and 3:00-3:50 PM, Th 3:30-4:20 PM and 4:30-5:20 PM

Dunbar 152/Morrill 109
Troop-GordonPSYC 250Developmental PsychologyMWF 1:00-1:50 PMMinard 230
GordonPSYC 460Sensation and PerceptionMWF 11:00-11:50 AMMinard 310
DeggesSTAT 330Introductory StatisticsTu/Th 11:00-11:50 AMMinard 116
MiljkovicSTAT 368StatisticsTu/Th 2:00-3:15 PMVan Es 101
MontplaisirZOO 370Cell BiologyMWF 1:00-1:50 PMSudro 24
ReindlZOO 380Vertebrate HistologyM/F 11:00-11:50 AM and W 11:00 AM - 12:50 PMStevens 329
GreenleeZOO 460/660Animal PhysiologyMWF 9:00-9:50 AMMorrill 103




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Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:35:38 PM