AMPed Courses

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AMP Program Courses

The following courses have been AMPed. We’d love to add your course to the list. Contact us at tltc-amp@umd.edu to learn more.

ARCH 225 - History of World Architecture I*
Dr. Cynthia Field
The goal of this program is for ARCH 225 students to enjoy greater opportunities to learn in a supportive environment. AMPs will support the class twice a week. In that time, they will relate to four or five teams of four students each, sharing their own experiences and facilitating group discussions related to presentations and other activities.

ARCH 226 - History of World Architecture II
Dr. Isabelle Gournay
The goal of this program is for ARCH 226 students to enjoy greater opportunities to learn in a supportive environment. AMPs will support the class twice a week. In that time, they will relate to four or five teams of four students each, sharing their own experiences and facilitating group discussions related to presentations and other activities.

ARCH 271 - People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places*
Prof. Heidi Bulich
AMPs will research developing legal issues, prepare and present materials to the class, assist in course administration, create and grade assignments, conduct and monitor discussion sections, hold office hours, complete training, and tutor students as needed.

ASTR 100 - Introduction to Astronomy*
Dr. Jessica Sunshine
ASTR 100 attracts students from many disciplines. AMP responsibilities for this course will include engaging students during discussion sections, hosting office hours, and otherwise addressing student concerns and questions outside of scheduled class time.

ASTR 220 - Collisions in Space - The Threat of Asteroid Impacts*
Dr. Melissa Hayes-Gehrke
ASTR 220 asks students to attempt to answer difficult questions while learning about astronomy fundamentals. AMPs will engage students in the inquiry and research process during class discussions; additionally they will host office hours and support students through projects and assignments outside of class.

BSCI 160 - Principles of Ecology and Evolution*
Dr. Marcia Shofner
AMPs will support the class by attending all lectures, adequately preparing for answering questions that students may have on the lecture material, assisting in grading student assignments, and facilitating in-class learning activities.

BSCI 201 and BSCI 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II*
Dr. Sara Lombardi
AMPs will help facilitate activities, promote discussions, answer questions, and promote critical thinking during small-group activities in the lecture portion of the class. AMPs will also collect data on the course and student engagement for a science education research study. AMPs may also have a role in grading and entering the scores of short, low-stakes in-class assignments. AMPs will be expected to come to lecture and attend a monthly learning assistant (LA) meeting. Some lectures will require all AMPs present, but most will only require some to be present. At the first LA meeting there will be a sheet indicating the required days and a signup sheet for the other days.

BSCI 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II*
Dr. Tammatha O'Brien
BSCI 202 AMPs will support students and their faculty supervisor during lectures and work together to design and grade lecture assignments. They will proctor exams and other assessments, answer group and individual questions, and mentor students outside of class to support student success and motivation.

BSCI 207 - Principles of Biology III - Organismal Biology​
Dr. Karen Carleton and Dr. Eric Haag
BSCI 207 is a course that integrates physics, chemistry and biology.  Once a week, students work in small groups to do an activity that takes the full class period. These activities cover some of the more difficult course concepts. They ask the students to model biological processes using physical models, or mathematical models in excel. AMPs* are part of the team that interacts with students during the activities, helping to encourage students to reason and apply their knowledge. AMPs are then responsible for grading students on participation in the activity.

BSGC 102 - Global Issues*​
Dr. Virginia Haufler
This course introduces students to global issues and solutions, and requires all students to participate in a group project to address a problem. AMP responsibilities include supporting and leading classroom discussion and in-class activities, aiding students with group projects, evaluating student performance, and providing feedback to the faculty supervisor.

CMSC 132 - Object-Oriented Programming II
Dr. Nelson Padua-Perez
AMPs will provide online and outside-of-classroom support for CMSC132 students, including one-on-one tutoring. They will review class material with students as they provide flexible support via office hours and the Piazza online platform.

CMSC 216 - Introduction to Computer Systems*
Dr. Nelson Padua-Perez
AMPs will host office hours for CMSC216 students, helping them with concepts from the course and providing tips and guidance for successful completion of labs and projects.

ENCE 215 - Engineering for Sustainability*
Dr. Natasha Andrade
AMPs will engage in course redesign and implementation for ENCE 215. They will take part in workshops for student guidance, develop professional skill-based portfolios, and attend regular meetings with the faculty supervisor for discussion and course planning.

FIRE 120 and FIRE 120H - First Year Innovation and Research Experience (First Year, Fall Semester)
Dr. Patrick Killion and Dr. Jennifer German
AMPs will help welcome new FIRE students to the program, and will assist students in developing skills related to working with primary scholarly literature and research proposal development. Additionally, AMPs will help facilitate the process by which new FIRE students learn more about and select the FIRE stream they will join in their next semester.  All AMPs will be current students in FIRE research streams.

FIRE 150 through FIRE 170 - First Year Innovation and Research Experience (First Year, Spring Semester)*
Dr. Patrick Killion and Dr. Jennifer German
AMPs will continue to assist students in developing skills related to the research process. Additionally, AMPs will help facilitate student acclimation to FIRE research streams. AMPs will be current or former students in FIRE research streams.

FIRE 250 through FIRE 264 - First Year Innovation and Research Experience (Second Year, Fall Semester - Applied Research Streams)
Dr. Patrick Killion and Dr. Jennifer German
AMPs are used primarily in the research setting to provide students methodological and process support in the execution of research methods utilized, diagnosis of unexpected experimental failures, and communication and understanding between students and the faculty research leader.  Additionally, AMPs provide role modeling of professional habits/behaviors in the research setting, build personal and academic relationships with students, and encourage the development of a meaningful connections to their department, college and university.  All AMPs will be former students from FIRE research streams.

HIST 222 - Immigration and Ethnicity in America*
Dr. Robert Chiles
HIST 222 AMPs will support weekly lectures, with availability before and after class for questions, concerns, and general discussion. In addition, they will host office hours and maintain flexible availability in person and online to support students with questions and help with discussion participation, essay drafts, and test prep. AMPs will collaborate with the faculty supervisor for class and community engagement to build organization, communication, and leadership skills.

PHYS 131/132 - Fundamentals of Physics for Life Sciences I and II*
Dr. Joe Redish
In PHYS131/132, AMPs will assist the faculty supervisor during lectures, helping students during in-class activities. They will help students to find accurate solutions with increasing independence. AMPs will also assist TAs during recitation and lab sections, guiding students in smaller groups and one-on-one problem solving. Through these responsibilities, AMPs will reinforce their own physics proficiencies, including lab equipment and technology skills in laboratory settings.

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology
Dr. Scott Roberts
AMPs will work with students in small-group activities and review sessions during our class meetings and provide support for interactive online elements of the course.

UNIV 100 - The Student in the University
Melissa Del Rios and Carillon Faculty
AMPs will work with students in small-group activities and review sessions during our class meetings and provide support for interactive online elements of the course.

 

*AMPs are actively supporting this course in the current semester.

Note that in some courses, AMPs have titles within their course that align with disciplinary standards (e.g., undergraduate learning assistants, ULAs, or simply LAs). We use the common reference title of "AMP" across all applicable roles to reduce confusion.