CSCI 1301 - Dr. Brad Barnes

Building upon solid results during fall 2016, Dr. Barnes is continuing to offer one section of CSCI1301 with support from Peer Learning Assistants. Three PLAs work with students during class meetings in a SCALE-UP classroom and fully flipped instructional approach. The PLAs also assist graduate TAs in lab sessions. Beginning this semester, PLAs for CSCI are taking the one-hour FCID3100 pedagogy training course, where they strengthen their mentoring skills alongside PLAs from other disciplines.


During Fall 2016, one section of CSCI was offered with PLA support in one of the new SCALE-UP classrooms in the new SLC. Three PLAs supported the course, attending class meetings as well as labs. CSCI PLAs were paid for their service, and their job duties included participation in pedagogy training delivered primarily online. They did not receive any course credit for their experience.