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Learning Assistants Program


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

We are currently recruiting LAs for the Fall 2020 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. Angie Hodgson at angela.hodgson@ndsu.edu.

LA-supported classes for Fall 2020

Instructor

Course

Meeting times

Booth

BIOL 126: Human Biology

TuTh, 11:00-12:15

Hodgson

BIOL 150: General Biology I

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Slominski

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 12:30-1:45

Montplaisir

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 8:00-9:15

Smith

BIOL 150: General Biology I

MW, 11:00-12:15

Kenyon

BIOL 220: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Heidinger

BIOL 359: Evolution

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Aldrich-Wolfe

BIOL 461: Plant Ecology

MW, 12:30-1:45

Gillam

BIOL 463: Animal Behavior

MW, 9:30-10:45

Bowsher

BIOL 482: Developmental Biology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Kilina

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

MWTh, 5:00-5:50

Cook

CHEM 240: Survey of Organic Chemistry

TuTh, 8:00-9:15

Walden

COMM 375: Principles of Strategic Communication

MWF, 11:00-11:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 1:00-1:50

Radermacher

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

TuTh, 2:00-2:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh, 9:00-9:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh, 11:00-11:50

Latimer

CSCI 161: Computer Science II

TuTh, 12:00-12:50

Malik

CSCI 345: Special Topics in Software Engineering

TuTh, 12:30-1:45

Yonk

ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics

TuTh, 8:30-9:45

Fischer

ENVD 130: Drawing Basics of Environmental Designers

MW, 8:30-11:00

Fischer

ENVD 130: Drawing Basics of Environmental Designers

MW, 10:30-12:00

Linker

HNES 254: Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment in Physical Education

TuTh, 9:30-10:45

Le

IME 485: Industrial and Manufacting Facility Planning

TuTh, 2:00-3:15

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF, 10:00-10:50

Kureczko

MATH 144: Mathematics for Business

MWF, 1:00-1:50

Kureczko

MATH 146: Applied Calculus I

MWF, 3:00-3:50

Boynton

MATH 165: Calculus I

MWF, 12:00-12:50

Greenwood

MATH 165: Calculus I

MWF, 3:00-3:50

Striker

MATH 166: Calculus II

MWF, 12:00-12:50

Condry

MICR 350: General Microbiology

MWF, 10:00-10:50

McDaniel

NURS 422: Contemporary Issues of Mental Health Nursing

Online

Buncher

PHYS 211: College Physics I

MWF, 10:00-10:50

Christensen

PHYS 251: University Physics I

MWF, 9:30-10:45

Kryjevskaia

PHYS 252: University Physics II

MTuWF, 11:00-11:50

Duggan

PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology

TuTh, 9:30-10:45


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