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written by Noah D. Finkelstein
The University of Colorado Learning Assistant model (http://stem.colorado.edu and http://phystec.colorado.edu) uses the transformation of large-enrollment science courses as a mechanism for achieving four goals: (1) to recruit and prepare talented science majors for careers in teaching, (2) to improve the quality of math and science education for all undergraduates, (3) to engage math and science faculty in the recruitment and preparation of future teachers and to engage education faculty in the transformation of undergraduate courses, and (4) to transform the culture in university math and science departments to value research-based teaching as a legitimate endeavor for ourselves and for our students. We report on the successes and challenges of last five years of this program in the physics department.  Results include: (i) a roughly doubling of the national average learning gains in our transformed classes, (ii) improved recruitment (by more than a factor of 3) and preparation of the next generation of future physics teachers, (iii) a dramatic increase in the number of involved physics faculty (by a factor of four or more), and (iv) institutional commitment to these efforts.
2008 PhysTEC-Northwest Regional Conference
Part of the PhysTEC Regional Conference series
Seattle, Washington: October 10, 2008
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N. Finkelstein, presented at the 2008 PhysTEC-Northwest Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8269&DocID=892).
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N. Finkelstein, The Learning Assistant Recruitment and Preparation Program at Colorado , presented at the 2008 PhysTEC-Northwest Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8269&DocID=892>.
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Finkelstein, N. (2008, October 10). The Learning Assistant Recruitment and Preparation Program at Colorado . Paper presented at 2008 PhysTEC-Northwest Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8269&DocID=892
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Finkelstein, Noah. "The Learning Assistant Recruitment and Preparation Program at Colorado ." Paper presented at the 2008 PhysTEC-Northwest Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 10, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8269&DocID=892 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Finkelstein, Noah. "The Learning Assistant Recruitment and Preparation Program at Colorado ." 2008 PhysTEC-Northwest Regional Conference. Seattle, Washington: 2008. of PhysTEC Regional Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8269&DocID=892>.
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