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Learning Assistants Program

**Apply to be an LA for Fall 2021 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
  1. Student-LA interactions: facilitate small group learning and provide feedback to students.
  2. Weekly LA-instructor meetings: meet with faculty mentor (course instructor) to review previous class sessions and plan for upcoming sessions.
  3. 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 3:30-4:45 PM in Hill 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 2021 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  warren.christensen@ndsu.edu.

LA-supported courses for Fall 2021

INSTRUCTOR COURSE MEETING TIMES
Booth BIOL 126: Human Biology TuTh 11:00a-12:15p
Biology Staff BIOL 150: General Biology I, TuTh 9:30-10:45a
Biology Staff BIOL 150: General Biology I TuTh 12:30-1:45p
Montplaisir BIOL 150: General Biology I MW 8:00-9:15 a
Smith BIOL 150: General Biology I MW 11:00a-12:15p
Smith BIOL 150: General Biology I MW 12:30-1:45p
Kenyon BIOL 220: Anatomy and Physiology I TuTh 8:00-9:15a
Kenyon BIOL 220: Anatomy and Physiology I TuTh 12:30-1:45p
Travers BIOL 359: Evolution TuTh 9:30-10:45a
Biology staff BIOL 364: Ecology MW 11:00a-12:15p
Kim BIOL 370: Cell Biology TuTh 11:00a-12:15 pm
Aldrich-Wolfe BIOL 461: Plant Ecology MW 12:30-1:45p
Dochtermann BIOL 463: Animal Behavior MW 9:30-10:45a
Bowsher BIOL 482: Development Th 9:30-10:45a
Kilina CHEM 121: General Chemistry I MWTh 5:00-6:00p
Leontyev CHEM 240: Survey of Organic Chemistry TuTh 8-9:15a
Kotala CSCI 160: Computer Science I MTWThF 10:00-10:50a
Radermacher CSCI 160: Computer Science I MTWThF 1:00-1:50p
Radermacher CSCI 160: Computer Science I MTWThF 2:00-2:50p
Radermacher CSCI 160: Computer Science I MTWThF 5:00-5:50p
Latimer CSCI 161: Computer Science II TuTh 9:00-9:50a
Latimer CSCI 161: Computer Science II TuTh 11:00-11:50a
Latimer CSCI 161: Computer Science II TuTh 12:00-12:50p
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: Applied Calculus I MWF 3:00-3:50p
Boynton MATH 165: Calculus I MWF 12:00-12:50p
Greenwood MATH 166: Calculus II MWF 3:00-3:50p
Striker MATH 166: Calculus II MWF 12:00-12:50p
Buncher PHYS 212: College Physics II TuTh 11:00a-12:15 pm
Denton PHYS 251: University Physics I M 9:00-9:50a and MWF 10:00-10:50a
Kryjevskaia PHYS 252: University Physics II M 11a-12.50p AND WF 11-11.50a
Wissman PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology TuTh 9:30-10:45a
Duggan PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology TuTh 9:30-10:45a

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