**Apply to be an LA for Fall 2022 NOW! (see below)**
The Learning Assistants program partners talented undergraduates with faculty teaching large-enrollment 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.
Essential Elements of the LA Experience
- Student-LA interactions: facilitate small group learning and provide feedback to students.
- Weekly LA-instructor meetings: meet with faculty mentor (course instructor) to review previous class sessions and plan for upcoming sessions.
- Science of Learning seminar: learn how undergraduates learn, practice communication and interaction skills, and explore evidence-based instructional practices.
What do LAs do?
LAs work approximately 7.5 hours per week (see below) during an academic semester and can earn up to $1200.
- Attend class sessions (2-4 hours, depending on course), which may include:
- Facilitating student discussions and other small group learning activities
- Assisting instructor with administrative tasks
- Providing feedback to students and instructor
- Participate in weekly LA-instructor meetings with faculty mentor (1 hour)
- Meet with students outside of class in office hours or during help/review sessions (1-2 hours)
- Provide feedback on student work or score assignments/exams (1-2 hours)
- Prepare for course as assigned by faculty mentor or review course content (1-2 hours)
IMPORTANT: ALL LAs should attend the LA Orientation, which will be scheduled at a later date. Location: TBD
IMPORTANT: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303, class #7906), which meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45p in AgHill 326. In addition, NEW LAs should attend the New LA Orientation, which will be scheduled at a later date. Location: TBD
Apply to be an LA for the Fall 2022 NOW!
Are you interested in becoming an LA to improve student learning at NDSU? Awesome!! Please submit an application HERE. The classes and times for courses using LAs in the fall are listed below. It may be helpful to review them with your course schedule before you start the application. 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. Warren Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Booth||BIOL 126: Human Biology||TuTh 11:00a-12:15p|
|Hodgson||BIOL 150: General Biology I||TuTh 9:30-10:45a|
|Biology Staff||BIOL 150: General Biology I||TuTh 12:30-1:45p|
|Biology Staff||BIOL 150: General Biology I||MW 8:00-9:15a|
|Smith||BIOL 150: General Biology I||MW 11:00a-12:15p|
|Biology Staff||BIOL 220L: Human Anatomy and Physiology LAB||Various Times* (see below)|
|Heidinger||BIOL 359: Evolution||TuTh 9:30-10:45a|
|Dochtermann||BIOL 364: Ecology||MW 11:00a-12:15p|
|Kim||BIOL 370: Cell Biology||TuTh 11:00a-12:15p|
|Aldrich-Wolfe||BIOL 461: Plant Ecology||MW 12:30-1:45p|
|Gillam||BIOL 463: Animal Behavior||MW 9:30-10:45a|
|Reindl||BIOL 464: Endocrinology||TuTh 9:30-10:45a|
|Kilina||CHEM 121: General Chemistry I||MWF 1:00-1:50p|
|Kureczko||MATH 144-01: Mathematics for Business||MWF 10:00-10:50a|
|Kureczko||MATH 144-02: Mathematics for Business||MWF 1:00-1:50p|
|Kureczko||MATH 146-01: Applied Calculus I||MWF 3:00-3:50p|
|Math Staff||MATH 165: Calculus I Recitation||TuTh 12:30-1:20p|
|Math Staff||MATH 165: Calculus I Recitation||TuTh 2:00-2:50p|
|Math Staff||MATH 165: Calculus I Recitation||TuTh 8:00-8:50a|
|Striker||MATH 266: Introduction to Differential Equations||MWF 1:00-1:50p|
|Buncher||PHYS 212: College Physics II||TuTh 11:00-12:15p|
|Denton||PHYS 251: University Physics I||MWF 10:00-10:50a and W 9:00-9:50a|
|Kryjevskaia||PHYS 252: University Physics II||M 11-12:50p and WF 11:00-11:50a|
|Wissman||PSYC 111: Intro to Psychology||TuTh 9:30-10:45a|
|Duggan||PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology||TuTh 9:30-10:45a|
*There are currently 18 sections of BIOL 220L offered at various times. Each LA for this class will be assigned 3 2-hour lab sections that they must attend. LA schedules will be designed to fit student class schedules, and in consultation with Professor Kenyon.