Due to the generous support of the National Science Foundation and the Halliburton Foundation, funds are available to support faculty with stipends and and pay for LAs to support course transformations.
The LA model has all of the following characteristics that distinguish it from other undergraduate support programs:
LAs work with groups of students, on group-worthy activities; they are part of the instructional team in transformed courses.
LAs mainly assist learners rather than teachers.
LAs participate in a special seminar targeted at helping them integrate content, STEM-specific pedagogy, and practice.
Faculty meet with their LAs every week to work through curriculum and plan instruction.
The program explicitly supports teacher recruitment and preparation.
A collaborative educational research program accompanies course transformations to evaluate the effects of the LA model.
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