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The Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) Model

The Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) Model at the University of Colorado-Boulder seeks to achieve four goals:

  1. Curriculum & Course Transformation: to engage and support faculty in making transformations to their courses to improve the quality of education for undergraduates.
  2. Teacher Recruitment & Preparation: to recruit and prepare talented math, science, and engineering majors for careers in teaching.
  3. Institutional Change: to transform departmental cultures to value research-based teaching for ourselves and for our students.
  4. Discipline-Based Education Research: to continually measure the outcomes of our transformations.

The transformation of courses involves creating environments in which students can interact with one another, engage in collaborative problem solving, and articulate and defend their ideas. To accomplish this, undergraduate LAs are hired to facilitate small-group interaction in our courses. LAs who decide to pursue a K-12 teaching license are eligible for a $6,000 to $10,000 Hach or Noyce Scholarship.

 

Learning Assistant Supported Courses

These University of Colorado-Boulder courses are using Learning Assistants.

Applied Mathematics Spring 2016 Fall 2016
APPM 1235 X X
APPM 1340   X
APPM 1345 X  
APPM 1350/COEN 1350 X X
APPM 1360/COEN 1360 X X
APPM 2350/COEN 2350 X X
APPM 3050 X  
APPM 3310 X X
APPM 3570 X X
APPM 4350   X
APPM 4440   X
APPM 4650   X

 

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Spring 2016 Fall 2016
ASTR 1010 X X
ASTR 1020 X X
ASTR 2000   X
ASTR 2840 X X

 

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Spring 2016 Fall 2016
ATOC 1050 X X
ATOC 1060 X X

 

Chemistry Spring 2016 Fall 2016
CHEM 1020 X  
CHEM 1113 X X
CHEM 1133 X X
CHEM 1271 X  
CHEM 1400   X
CHEM 4400   X

 

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Spring 2016 Fall 2016
GEEN 1010   X

 

Evolutionary Biology Spring 2016 Fall 2016
EBIO 1010 X  
EBIO 3080 X X
EBIO 3590 X  
EBIO 4460   X

 

School of Education Spring 2016 Fall 2016
EDUC 4112 X  
EDUC 4411 X X

 

Mathematics Spring 2016 Fall 2016
MATH 1112 X X
MATH 1150 X X
MATH 1300 X X
MATH 1310 X X
MATH 2300 X X
MATH 2350 X  
MATH 2510   X

 

Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Spring 2016 Fall 2016
MCDB 1150 X  
MCDB 1150/MCDB 1152   X
MCDB 2150/MCDB 2152 X X

 

Physics Spring 2016 Fall 2016
PHYS 1010   X
PHYS 1020 X  
PHYS 1110 X X
PHYS 1120 X X
PHYS 1240 X X
PHYS 2130 X  
PHYS 2210/PHYS 3220 X  
PHYS 3220   X

 

Psychology & Neuroscience Spring 2016 Fall 2016
NRSC 2200 X X
PSYC 1001   X
PSYC 2012   X
PSYC 2145 X  
PSYC 4145 X X
PSYC 4165 X X
PSYC 4443 X X
PSYC 4541 X