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CSM Learning Assistants Program


The College of Science and Mathematics Learning Assistants program 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 7.5 hours per week (see below) during an academic semester and earn up to $1200.

  • Weekly meeting with faculty mentor (~1 hour)
  • Attending all class session of course for which you are an LA (3-5 hours, depending on course)
  • 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)

IMPORTANT: ALL LAs must attend the LA Orientation, which is scheduled for 1:00-2:40 PM on Monday, January 9.

IMPORTANT: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303), which meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 PM in Dunbar 152. In addition, NEW LAs must attend the New LA Orientation, which is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 PM on Monday, January 9.

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Spring 2017 semester!

Are you interested in becoming an LA to improve student learning at NDSU? The application is available here. See the list of courses below. Please be sure you are available for ALL meeting times for a course BEFORE you apply to serve as an LA.

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

LA-supported courses for Spring 2017

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Booth

BIOL 111: Concepts of Biology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Montplaisir

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

Momsen

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Hodgson

BIOL 151: General Biology II

WF, 9:30-10:45

Salter

BIOL 151: General Biology II

WF, 12:30-1:45

Kenyon

BIOL 221: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Kenyon

BIOL 221: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Bowsher

BIOL 359: Evolution

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Nyachwaya

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

MWF, 4:00-4:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 9:00-9:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 10:00-10:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 2:00-2:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 11:00-11:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 12:00-12:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 4:00-4:50

Laabs

GEOL 106: Earth Through Time

MWF, 1:00-1:50

Pruess

MICR 480/680: Bacterial Physiology

MWF, 11:00-11:50

Buncher

PHYS 212: College Physics II

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Kryjevskaia

PHYS 251: University Physics I

M, 11:00-12:50 and WF, 11:00-11:50

Denton

PHYS 252: University Physics II

MF, 9:00-10:15 and W, 9:00-9:50

Degges

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 9:30-10:20

Chase

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 11:00-11:50

Lexvold

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 12:30-1:20

Chase

STAT 368: Statistics

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Reindl

ZOO 444: Vertebrate Histology

MF, 11:00-11:50 and W, 11:00-12:50


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