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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 scoring assignments/exams (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, August 20.

IMPORTANT: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303, course #4711 or #6511), which either meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 PM or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 PM during the semester. Both sections meet in Hill Center 330. In addition, NEW LAs must attend the New LA Orientation, which is scheduled for 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday, August 20.

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Fall 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 classes for Fall 2018

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Location

Emerson

ACCT 200: Elements of Accounting I

MW, 8:00-9:15

Hill 334

Greub

ARCH 341: Site Design for Architects

TuTh, 1:00-2:15

Renaissance 114

Booth

BIOL 126: Human Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Gate City Bank Auditorium

TBD

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hill 130/132

TBD

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

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

Momsen

BIOL 272: Research Experience: Learning in Biology

MW, 9:00-10:50

Hill 208

Heidinger

BIOL 359: Evolution

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hill 300

Hamilton

BIOL 364: General Ecology

MW, 11:00-12:15

Hill 234

Aldrich-Wolfe

BOT 460: Plant Ecology

MW, 12:30-1:45

Hill 234

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

Hill 130/132

TBD

CHEM 341: Organic Chemistry I

MWF, 8:00-8:50

Hill 112

Kotala

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 10:00-10:50

QBB 116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 1:00-1:50

QBB 116

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 2:00-2:50

QBB 116

TBD

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 5:0-5:50

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, 9:00-9:50

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

Engineering 214

Martin

MATH 104: Finite Mathematics

MWF, 8:00-8:50

QBB 104

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF, 10-10:50; Tu, 9:30-10:20

Minard 230/QBB 104

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF, 1:00-1:50; Tu, 2:00-2:50

Minard 230/Sudro 24

Kureczko

MATH 146: Applied Calculus I

MWF, 3:00-3:50; Th, 3:30-4:20

Minard 116

Boynton

MATH 165: Calculus I

MWF, 12:00-12:50

ECE 123

Striker

MATH 166: Calculus II

MWF, 12:00-12:50

TBD

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

Christensen

PHYS 251: University Physics I

MWF, 9:30-10:45

Hill 130/132

Kryjevski

PHYS 252: University Physics II

MTuWF, 11:00-11:50

Hill 112

Degges

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 9:30-10:20

Sudro 24

Lexvold

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 11:00-11:50

Sudro 24

Chase

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh, 12:30-1:20

Minard 116

Gillam

ZOO/PSYC 360: Animal Behavior

MW, 9:30-10:45

Hill 234

Kim

ZOO 370: Cell Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Hill 300

Clark

ZOO 452: Ichthyology

Tu, 12:30-1:30; Th, 1:00-4:50

Hill 218/230

Greenlee

ZOO 460: Animal Physiology

MW, 2:00-3:15

Hill 334

Bowsher

ZOO 482: Developmental Biology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Hill 330


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