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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 1:00-2:30 PM on Monday, August 21.

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, August 21.

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Fall 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 classes for Fall 2017

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Location

Emerson

ACCT 200: Elements of Accounting I

MW, 3:30-4:45

Barry 140

Dowdell

ACCT 421: Auditing I

MWF, 1:30-2:20

Barry 120

Otte

BIOL 124: Environmental Science

Online

Online

Booth

BIOL 126: Human Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Gate City Auditorium

Hodgson

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hill 130/132

Hodgson

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Hill 130/132

Smith

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 8:00-9:15

Hill 130/132

Montplaisir

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 11:00-12:15

Hill 130/132

Hodgson

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 4:00-5:15

Hill 130/132

Montplaisir

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Hill 130/132

Kenyon

BIOL 220: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

Hill 112

Kenyon

BIOL 220: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Hill 112

Smith

BIOL 252: Plant and Animal Diversity

MW, 2:00-3:15

Hill 300

Heidinger

BIOL 359: Evolution

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hill 224

Reindl

BIOL 370: Cell Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Hill 300

Aldrich-Wolfe

BOT 460: Plant Ecology

MW, 12:30-1:45

Hill 300

Parent

CHEM 150: Principles of Chemistry

MW, 11:00-12:15

Hill 334

Cook

CHEM 240: Survey of Organic Chemistry

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

STEM 130/132

Kotala

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 1:00-1:50

QBB 116

Kotala

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 2:00-2:50

QBB 116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 10:00-10:50

QBB 116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 3:00-3:50

QBB 116

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh, 12:00-12:50

QBB 116

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh, 11:00-11:50

QBB 116

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh, 8:00-8:50

QBB 116

Wang

EE 206: Circuit Analysis

MWF, 9:00-9:50

ECE 125

Day

GEOG 455: Introduction to GIS

MWF, 10:00-10:50

Morrill 103/Hill 240

Khoda

IME 380: CAD/CAM for Manufacturing

TuTh, 11:00-1:50

CIE 205

Hargiss

NRM/RNG 225: Natural Resources and Agrosystems

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Hill 234

TBD

PHYS 110: Introductory Astronomy

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Hill 112

TBD

PHYS 120: Fundamentals of Physics

TuTh, 3:30-4:45

Hill 112

Buncher

PHYS 211: College Physics I

MWF, 10:00-10:50

Hill 112

Buncher

PHYS 212: College Physics II

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Hill 122

Farlow

PHYS 251: University Physics I

MWF, 9:30-10:45

Hill 130/132

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

Dochtermann

ZOO 360: Animal Behavior

MW, 9:30-10:45

Hill 234

Greenlee

ZOO 460: Animal Physiology

MW, 2:00-3:15

Hill 334

TBD

ZOO 482: Developmental Biology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hill 234


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