Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:50:33

Author: Gregory Puskar

Subject: Re: Combination lab/recitation rooms

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Hi Kenn,

I am copying our faculty member who is coordinating this process in our department. We are adapting the Colorado Learning Assistant model. This is our first semester doing this and circumstances necessitated using our regular two hour lab period for both activities. Paul can better fill in the details.

Greg

On 10/12/11, Kenn L wrote:

>
> Hey Tappers-
>
>
> We here at CSU are looking at trying to acquire some more space in our current building in the next year or two, and may end up trying to combine our currently separate recitation and lab sections into a single 3ish hour class to make for a more effective and educational student experience. To make the case, we would like to get a little more information no how such a section might work out.
>
>
> I would love to know if any colleges out there have combined lab/recitation sections, and how much more (or less?) effective the combo seems to be. If you had details on what those spaces look like, pictures even would be spectacular we want to know! Our first order plan would be to have lab benches set up around the edges of the room, and some tables in the center for group work, but our plans are pretty hazy at the moment.
>
>
> Do any of you have experience with this type of setup?
>
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>
>
> Kenn
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>
>
> --
> Kenneth Lonnquist
> Assistant Coordinator, Introductory Physics Labs
> KennLonnquist@gmail.com
> 970.491.2540
> Physics Department
> Colorado State University
>
>
>

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Gregory Puskar
Academic Laboratory Manager
Physics Department
West Virginia University
PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506

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