Maine Learning Assistant Application

The Maine Learning Assistant Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to work closely with faculty and to assist them in trying out innovative instructional strategies. As a Maine Learning Assistant (MLA), you might, for example, facilitate peer discussions during small-group activities. Through your participation in this program, you will have the chance to review course content and learn about teaching, both of which are valuable experiences for students interested in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career. The program also provides a great opportunity for you to explore your level of interest in a career in science and math teaching. MLAs are paid a stipend ($1,000 per semester) to work approximately 10 hours per week to assist with instruction in large-enrollment science or math courses. Specific responsibilities include: (1) Assisting the lead instructor and TAs in the classroom and/or recitation sections, (2) Preparing for instructional duties, and (3) Participating in a one-credit STEM Education Seminar. For more information, please email MLA_Program@umit.maine.edu Review of applications for the Spring 2014 program will begin on November 4, 2013.
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Career Interests

Please indicate how interested you are in each of the following five careers by spreading 100 points out across the five different areas listed below. (All fields require a number, so if you have no interest in an area, enter 0. Your total needs to add up to 100 points.)






Commitment

The following are the time commitments that students who are accepted into the Maine Learning Assistant program are required to make: - Weekly STEM Education Seminar (Spring 2014 Semester, Thursday from 4pm to 6pm) - Weekly preparation meetings with course instructor (TBD by instructor, ~2 hours long) - Other teaching/MLA commitments that, combined with the above commitments, total an average of 10 hours per week.


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