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Recommend an LA
Thank you for recommending a student to become a College of Science Learning Assistant!
No letter required – please complete this recommendation form.
What are Learning Assistants?
Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates specifically trained in facilitating students to engage in small-group discussion during class. LAs are key members of instructional teams whose role is to support instructors and TAs to implement evidence-based active learning strategies.
LAs generally work about 10 hrs/week, depending upon the needs of the course they support. LAs are paid $11 per hour. LAs also:
- Participate as members of an instructional team in courses which actively engage learners
- Facilitate students in small-group discussion during class time
- Focus on supporting learners, rather than teachers (ex: LAs do not grade, but do plan questioning strategies to guide students through assignments)
- Meet with their instructional team (instructor, TAs, LAs) weekly
- Receive training in pedagogical theory and strategy as students in SCI 5050 – The Science of Learning
For additional information about the LA program, click here.
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Contact LA Coordinators
The Learning Assistant program is a collaborative project between the College of Science and the Center for Science & Mathematics Education (CSME). For additional information specific to departments, please contact the departmental LA coordinators:
For general inquiries about LAs and the LA program, contact the Center for Science & Mathematics Education.
Request an LA (will open Fall 2020 for Spring 2021 requests)
Faculty applications to utilize Learning Assistants Fall 2020 are closed.
Please check back in early Fall 2020 for Spring 2021 application dates.
Thank you for your interest in utilizing Learning Assistants! Please contact your Department Coordinator to find out if Learning Assistants make sense for your course and your goals:
- Biology – Reneé Dawson
- Chemistry – Jon Rainier
- Math – Matt Cecil
- Physics – Tabitha Buehler
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