Learning Assistant Program

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Learning Assistant Program

CS Learning Assistants Program

The Computer Science Learning Assistant (LA) Program is an innovative approach of integrating a student-centered interactive learning environment using Learning Assistants in the Rowan University Computer Science Department.  Based on the successful LA models at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Maryland, exceptional undergraduate CS students are recruited to engage in CS introductory courses focusing on student-centered learning.

The goals of the CS Learning Assistant Program are:

        1)  To recruit and engage exceptional undergraduate CS students by enabling them with the knowledge and experience to strengthen their understanding while developing their leadership and interpersonal skills

        2)  To acclimate and assuage first-year CS students to collegiate academia and the rigors of the demanding CS major by promoting group collaboration, cooperation and interaction with support from an student-centered Learning Assistant

        3)  To improve and enhance student contact with additional resources provided by a peer Learning Assistant to complement the course instructor with directed focus on facilitating student learning

Responsibilities of the Learning Assistant

 

 

For more information on the CS Learning Assistant Program, please contact the Computer Science Department in Robinson #330.