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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 6-8 hours per week (see below) during an academic semester and earn $1200.

  • 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)

IMPORTANT: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303). In addition, NEW LAs must attend the LA Orientation, which is scheduled for 2:00-3:45 PM on Monday, January.

We will soon recruit LAs for the Spring 2016 semester!

Are you interested in becoming an LA to improve student learning at NDSU? The application will be available soon.

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

LA-supported courses for Fall 2015

InstructorCourseTitleMeeting timesLocation
JacobBIOL 124Environmental ScienceOnline Online
DahlBIOL 126Human BiologyTuTh, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMGate City Bank Auditorium
SmithBIOL 150General Biology ITuTh, 9:30-10:45 AMGate City Bank Auditorium
HodgsonBIOL 150General Biology ITuTh, 12:30-1:45 PMGate City Bank Auditorium
KenyonBIOL 220Human Anatomy & Physiology IMWF, 2:00-2:50 PMGate City Bank Auditorium
KenyonBIOL 220Human Anatomy & Physiology ITuTh, 8:00-9:15 AMGate City Bank Auditorium
DochtermannZOO 360Animal BehaviorMWF, 12:00-12:50 PMVan Es 101
MontplaisirZOO 370Cell BiologyTuTh, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMFLC 122
BauerZOO 460Animal PhysiologyMWF, 9:00-9:50 AMStevens 230
OfferdahlBIOC 460Foundations of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology IMWF, 8:00-8:50 AMAskanase Auditorium
MyronovychCSCI 122Visual BasicMWF, 3:00-3:50 PMQBB 116
MyronovychCSCI 122Visual BasicOnlineOnline
RadermacherCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF, 10:00-10:50 AMQBB 102/116
RadermacherCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF, 1:00-1:50 PMQBB 102/116
KotalaCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF, 2:00-2:50 PMQBB 102/116
RadermacherCSCI 160Computer Science IMTuWThF, 5:00-5:50 PMQBB 102/116
LatimerCSCI 161Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 9:00-9:50 AM

QBB 102/116
LatimerCSCI 161Computer Science IIMTuWThF, 11:00-11:50 AMQBB 102/116
LatimerCSCI 161Computer Science IIMTuWThF, 12:00-12:50 PMQBB 102/116
RockGEOL 105LPhysical Geology LaboratoryM, 2:00-4:50 PMStevens 136
DayGEOG 455Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsMWF, 10:00-10:50 AM and M, 2:00-2:50 PMQBB 132/114, Morrill 103
KryjevskaiaPHYS 251University Physics IMWF, 9:00-9:50 AM and Th, 9:30-10:20 AMMinard 112
BuncherPHYS 252University Physics IIMTuWF, 11:00-11:50 AMLadd 107
LadburyPSYC 111Introduction to PsychologyTu, 6:00-8:30 PMMinard 116
GordonPSYC 250Developmental PsychologyMWF, 2:00-2:50 PMMinard 116
DeggesSTAT 330Introductory StatisticsTuTh, 12:30-1:20 PMMinard 116
MiljkovicSTAT 367ProbabilityTuTh, 2:00-3:15 PMVan Es 101




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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:34:24 AM