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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 6-9 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, 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 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday, August 22.

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 2:00-3:30 PM on Monday, August 22.

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Fall 2016 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 classes for Fall 2016

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Location

Bora

ASM 115: Fundamentals of Agricultural Systems Management

MWF, 12:00-12:50

Ag & Biosystems 201

TBD

BIOL 126: Human Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Gate City Auditorium

Hodgson

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

STEM 130/132

TBD

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

STEM 130/132

TBD

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

STEM 130/132

Montplaisir

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 8:00-9:15

STEM 130/132

Smith

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 11:00-12:15

STEM 130/132

Kenyon

BIOL 220: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

STEM 112

Kenyon

BIOL 220: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

STEM 112

Heidinger

BIOL 359: Evolution

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

STEM 300

Sweetman

BIOL 364: General Ecology

MW, 11:00-12:15

STEM 300

Cook

CHEM 240: Survey of Organic Chemistry

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

STEM 130/132

Bowen

CME 380: Construction Estimating: Quantities and Costs

MW, 1:00-2:15

STEM 122

Kotala

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 1:00-1:50

QBB 102/116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 2:00-2:50

QBB 102/116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 10:00-10:50

QBB 102/116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 5:00-5:50

QBB 102/116

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 12:00-12:50

QBB 116

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 11:00-11:50

QBB 116

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

MTuWThF, 9:00-9:50

QBB 102/116

Day

GEOG 455: Introduction to GIS

MWF, 10:00-10:50

Morrill 103/STEM 240

Buncher

PHYS 211: College Physics I

MWF, 10:00-10:50

STEM 112

Christensen

PHYS 251: University Physics I

MWF, 9:30-10:45

STEM 130/132

Ladbury

PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology

Tu, 6:00-8:30

Minard 116

Conwell

PSYC 350: Research Methods I

MWF, 10:00-10:50

Minard 306

Conwell

PSYC 350: Research Methods I

MWF, 12:00-12:50

Minard 302

Degges

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 9:30-10:20

Sudro 24

Chase

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 12:30-1:20

Minard 116

Chase

STAT 367: Probability

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Van Es 101

TBD

ZOO 370: Cell Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

STEM 300

Greenlee

ZOO 460: Animal Physiology

MW, 2:00-3:15

STEM 334

Bowsher

ZOO 482: Developmental Biology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

STEM 234


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