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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 can earn up to $1200.

  • Weekly meeting with faculty mentor (~1 hour)
  • Attending all class session of course for which you are an LA (2-4 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 11:00 AM - NOON on Monday, January 8.

IMPORTANT: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303, course #18995), which meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 PM in Hill Center 326. In addition, NEW LAs must attend the New LA Orientation, which is scheduled for 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday, January 8.

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Spring 2018 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 2018

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Emerson

ACCT 201: Elements of Accounting II

TuTh, 1:00-2:15

Booth

BIOL 111: Concepts of Biology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hodgson

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

Momsen

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

McConnell

BIOL 151: General Biology II

WF, 9:30-10:45

Aldrich-Wolfe

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

Smith

BIOL 252: Plant and Animal Diversity

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Travers

BIOL 359: Evolution

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Sweetman

BIOL 364: General Ecology

WF, 12:30-1:45

Kim

BIOL/ZOO 370: Cell Biology

WF, 12:30-1:45

Heidinger

BIOL 464/664: Endocrinology

WF, 9:30-10:45

Hamilton

BOT 380: Plant Physiology

WF, 11:00-12:15

Nyachwaya

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

MWF, 3:00-3:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

MTuWThF, 9:00-9:50

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

Tackett

GEOL 106: Earth Through Time

MWF, 1:00-1:50

Khoda

IME 485: Facility Design and Layout

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MTuWF, 11:00-11:50

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF, 3:00-3:50 and T, 2:00-2:50

Striker

MATH 166: Calculus II

MWF, 3:00-3:50

Christensen

PHYS 211: College Physics I

MWF, 3:00-3:50

Buncher

PHYS 212: College Physics II

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

McInerny

PHYS 251: University Physics I

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

Lexvold

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 9:30-10:20

Chase

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 11:00-11:50

Degges

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 12:30-1:20

Chase

STAT 368: Statistics

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Reindl

ZOO 444: Vertebrate Histology

MF, 10:00-10:50 and W, 10:00-11:50


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