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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 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday, January 7. Location: TBD

IMPORTANT: NEW LAs are required to enroll in the 1-credit Science of Learning seminar (STEM 303, course #9113), which meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 PM in Hill Center 326 during the semester. In addition, NEW LAs must attend the New LA Orientation, which is scheduled for 2:00-3:00 PM on Monday, January 7. Location: TBD

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Spring 2019 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 2019

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Greub

ARCH 272: Architectural Design II

MWF 9:00-12:20

Booth

BIOL 111: Concepts of Biology

TuTh 9:30-10:45

Montplaisir

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh 8:00-9:15

Momsen

BIOL 151: General Biology II

TuTh 11:00-12:15

Hodgson

BIOL 151: General Biology II

WF 9:30-10:45

Anderson

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

Reindl

BIOL 370: Cell Biology

WF 12:30-1:45

Reindl

BIOL 444: Vertebrate Histology

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

Greives

BIOL 465: Hormones and Behavior

TuTh 3:30-4:45

Cortes

BIOL 476: Wildlife Ecology and Management

WF 12:30-1:45

Kim

BIOL 483: Cellular Mechanisms of Diseases

TuTh 11:00-12:15

Nyachwaya

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

MWF 3:00-3:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh 9:00-9:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh 10:00-10:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh 2:00-2:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh 11:00-11:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh 12:00-12:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh 4:00-4:50

Walia

CSCI 336: Theoretical Computer Science

WF 2:00-3:15

Laabs

GEOL 106: Earth Through Time

MWF 1:00-1:50

Tackett

GEOL 303/350

MWF 9:00-9:50 and M 5:00-5:50

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF 11:00-11:50

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF 3:00-3:50

Kureczko

MATH 146: Applied Calculus I

MWF 2:00-2:50

Boynton

MATH 165: Calculus I

MWF 12:00-12:50

Norland

NRM 453: Rangeland Resources Watershed Management

MWF 2:00-2:50

Santangelo

PHYS 211: College Physics I

MWF 3:00-3:50

Buncher

PHYS 212: College Physics II

TuTh 2:00-3:15

Kryjevskaia

PHYS 251: University Physics I

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

Croll

PHYS 252: University Physics II

MF 9:00-10:15 and W 9:00-9:50

Wissman

PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology

TuTh 3:30-4:45

Norland

RNG 452: GIS in Range Survey

MWF 12:00-12:50

TBD

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh 9:30-10:20

Lexvold

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh 11:00-11:50

Degges

STAT 330: Introductory Statistics

TuTh 12:30-1:20


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