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Learning Assistants Program

**Apply to be an LA for Spring 2022 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 3:30-4:45p in AgHill 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 Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022

INSTRUCTOR COURSE MEETING TIMES
Montplaisir BIOL 151-04: General Biology II TuTh 8:00-9:15a
Greives BIOL 151-05: General Biology II TuTh 12:30-1:45p
Kenyon BIOL 220-01: Human Anatomy and Physiology II TuTh 9:30-10:45a
Kenyon BIOL 220-02: Human Anatomy and Physiology II TuTh 12:30-1:45p
Dreyer BIOL 359-01: Evolution TuTh 11:00a-12:15p
Biology Staff BIOL 364: Ecology MW 3:00-4:15p
Biology Staff BIOL 370: Cell Biology WF 12:30-1:45p
Reindl BIOL 444: Vertebrate Histology MF 10-10:50a, W 10-11:50a
Travers BIOL 472: Structure and Diversity of Plants and Fungi Tu 1:00-4:45p, Th 3:30-4:45p
Nyachwaya CHEM 122: General Chemistry II MWF 9:00-9:50a
Kureczko MATH 144-01: Mathematics for Business MWF 3:00-3:50p
Kureczko MATH 144-02: Mathematics for Business MWF 11:00-11:50a
Kureczko MATH 146-01: Applied Calculus I MWF 12:00-12:50p
Chan MATH 166-01: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 1: TuTh 8-8:50a
Chan MATH 166-02: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 2: TuTh 8-8:50a
Chan MATH 166-03: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 3: TuTh 9:30-10:20a
Chan MATH 166-04: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 4: TuTh 9:30-10:20a
Chan MATH 166-05: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 5: TuTh 11-11:50a
Chan MATH 166-06: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 6: TuTh 12:30-1:20p
Chan MATH 166-07: Calculus II Lecture: MWF 9-9:50a, Section 7: TuTh 12:30-1:20p
Striker MATH 270: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics MWF 2:00-2:50p
Physics Staff PHYS 120: Fundamentals of Physics TuTh 3:30-4:45p
Buncher PHYS 211: College Physics I MWF 3:00-3:50p
Physics Staff PHYS 212: College Physics II TuTh 2:00-3:15p
Duggan PSYC 470-01: Experimental Social Psychology TuTh 11:00a-12:15p

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