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Learning Assistants Supporting STEM Instruction (LASSI)


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 are recruiting LAs for the Spring 2015 semester!

Are you interested in joining the LASSI program to improve instruction at NDSU? Please complete the online application.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Boyer, jeffrey.boyer@ndsu.edu.

LA Supported Courses for Spring 2015

Faculty

Course

Title

Meeting times

Location

Asplin

BIOL 111

Concepts of Biology

Tu/Th 9:30-10:45 AM

Gate City Auditorium

Momsen

BIOL 151

General Biology II

MWF 9:00-9:50 AM

Van Es 101

Hodgson

BIOL 151

General Biology II

Tu/Th 8:00-9:15 AM

Gate City Auditorium

Kenyon

BIOL 221

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

MWF 2:00-2:50 PM

Gate City Auditorium

Bowsher

BIOL 359

Evolution

Tu/Th 2:00-3:15 PM

Sudro 26

Travers

BOT 372

Structure and Diversity of Plants and Fungi

Tu 8:00-10:50 AM and 11:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Stevens 329

Nyachwaya

CHEM 122

General Chemistry II

MWF 4:00-4:50 PM

Ladd 107

Radermacher

CSCI 160

Computer Science I

MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM

QBB 106/116

Radermacher

CSCI 160

Computer Science I

MTuWThF 2:00-2:50 PM

QBB 106/116

Radermacher

CSCI 160

Computer Science I

MTuWThF 9:00-9:50 AM

QBB 106/116

Kotala

CSCI 161

Computer Science II

MTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AM

QBB 106/116

Kotala

CSCI 161

Computer Science II

MTuWThF 12:00-12:50 PM

QBB 106/116

Latimer

CSCI 161

Computer Science II

MTuWThF 5:00-5:50 PM

QBB 106/116

Latimer

CSCI 161

Computer Science II

MTuWThF 4:00-4:50 PM

QBB 106/116

Abufardeh

CSCI 313

Software Development Using Games

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

QBB 116

Abufardeh

CSCI 313

Software Development Using Games

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

QBB 116

Christensen

PHYS 251

University Physics I (lecture)

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Minard 112

Kryjevskaia

PHYS 251

University 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-Gordon

PSYC 250

Developmental Psychology

MWF 1:00-1:50 PM

Minard 230

Gordon

PSYC 460

Sensation and Perception

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Minard 310

Degges

STAT 330

Introductory Statistics

Tu/Th 11:00-11:50 AM

Minard 116

Miljkovic

STAT 368

Statistics

Tu/Th 2:00-3:15 PM

Van Es 101

Montplaisir

ZOO 370

Cell Biology

MWF 1:00-1:50 PM

Sudro 24

Reindl

ZOO 380

Vertebrate Histology

M/F 11:00-11:50 AM and W 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Stevens 329

Greenlee

ZOO 460/660

Animal Physiology

MWF 9:00-9:50 AM

Morrill 103

 

 

 


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