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Abstract Title: Leveraging the expertise of the urban STEM student in developing an effective LA Program: LA and Instructor Partnerships
Abstract: The Chicago State University (CSU) Learning Assistant (LA) Program has developed into one that thrives on the relationships that form between LAs and faculty members.  These relationships enhance the effectiveness of the program by allowing us to leverage the expertise of the LAs and place LAs in leadership roles where they can provide insights to faculty about the students in the class and the effectiveness of the learning environment.
Interviews with CSU LAs and faculty members, as well as data from weekly preparation sessions  and our  pedagogy course illustrate the different types of partnerships that can evolve between LAs and faculty. This work helps us understand the role different factors play in these partnerships and helps us understand the importance and the benefits of these partnerships in developing a robust and effective LA Program.  

* Supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE#1524829) and the Department of Education.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mel S. Sabella
Chicago State University
Chem/Phys 9501 S. King Dr.
SCI 309
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 7739952172
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mel Sabella, Felicia Davenport, Andrea Gay Van Duzor, Kim Coble and Amber Wise

Contributed Poster

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