Learning Assistants Supporting Science Instruction (LASSI)
LASSI partners talented undergraduates (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.
- Content. LAs will meet regularly with their faculty instructors to plan instruction, reflect on previous weeks, and analyze student assessment data.
- Practice. LAs will facilitate collaborative learning by providing multiple opportunities for formative assessment to both the students and instructor.
- Pedagogy. LAs from all departments will participate in a weekly, 1-credit seminar that explores evidenced-based instructional practices in science and math.
LAs work approximately 10 hours per week during an academic semester and receive a stipend of $1000.
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LA Supported Courses
Biol 150 and 151: General Biology I and II
Biol 459: Evolution
Zoo 370: Cell Biology
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bioc 460: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
Phys 251, 252: University Physics I and II