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Abstract Title: Characteristics of institutions with Learning Assistant programs: An equity investigation
Abstract: Learning Assistant (LA) programs support instructors transforming their courses to use evidence-based instructional strategies. We investigated the types of institutions that have LA programs to better understand how the distribution of those programs supports education across institutions. Using public websites and databases, we compared schools with and without LA programs, looking at a variety of institutional characteristics to determine whether the distribution of LA programs is equitable across different types of institutions. The results indicated that the majority of LA programs were at large-enrollment, public, research-intensive, four-year institutions. Minority serving institutions (MSIs) were equally well represented in the institutions with LA programs. MSIs with LA programs were, however, more likely than non-MSIs with LA programs to be teaching-intensive or two-year colleges. Further expanding the LA model into teaching-intensive and two-year colleges will more equitably share the benefits of the LA model with students from minoritized groups.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session III
Poster Number: 3.E6
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Alexa McQuade
Department of Physics, Boston University
Boston, MA 02215
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jayson Nissen, Nissen Education Research and Design
Manher Jariwala, Department of Physics, Boston University