COSAM News Articles 2021 October Faculty can apply for learning assistants for the spring 2022 semester
Faculty can apply for learning assistants for the spring 2022 semester
Learning assistants are undergraduate students that help facilitate students’ learning in the active learning classrooms.
“These students successfully completed the course they are helping to spark discussions and learning among students,” said Min Zhong, senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences and lead program coordinator for the learning assistant program.
Faculty can apply for learning assistants online until Oct. 15 for their classes for the spring 2022 semester.
“The learning assistant model supports faculty to transform the course into the student-centered learning environment with meaningful group activities in large classroom settings and directly promotes student engagement and discourse to increase learning and overall retention,” Zhong added.
Courses that use learning assistants include:
BIOL 1000 – Introduction to Biology
BIOL 1020 – Principles of Biology (multiple sections)
BIOL 1030 – Organismal Biology (multiple sections)
BIOL 2500 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 3200 – General Microbiology (multiple sections)
BIOL 5500 – Immunology
BIOL 5200 – Clinical Microbiology
CHEM 1030 – Fundamentals of Chemistry I (multiple sections)
CHEM 1040 – Fundamental Chemistry II (multiple sections)
CHEM 1120 – General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II
CHEM 1127 – Honors General Chemistry II
CHEM 2030 – Survey of Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2070 – Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2080 – Organic Chemistry II (multiple sections)
GEOL 1110 – Earth & Life Through Time
GEOL 2100 – Environmental Geology
GEOL 2020 – Physical Geography
PHYS 1500 – General Physics I
PHYS 1510 – General Physics II
PHYS 1600 – Engineering Physics I (multiple sections)
PHYS 1610 – Engineering Physics II
PHYS 1607 – Honors Physics I
PHYS 1617 – Honors Physics II
Program coordinators include:
Min Zhong: firstname.lastname@example.org (LA program lead coordinator)
Rachel Prado: email@example.com
Vanessa dos Reis Falcao: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Merrill: email@example.com
Melissa Halford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Payne: email@example.com
John Fronimos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty can easily use this online form to apply for learning assistants during the upcoming spring semester or visit the webpage for more information.