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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program

What is Peer Assisted Learning?

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a  peer-facilitated  learning enhancement model designed to impact the way students learn difficult content in a specific course. PAL is attached to course sections to provide students with a systematic and structured approach for processing the course material assigned by the instructor. During PAL sessions, students  work together to gain a deeper understanding of the course content . The environment is   informal  and students are encouraged to discuss course content and share study strategies. Participation is voluntary.

 

Peer Assisted Learning Leaders & Schedules

  • MAT 123 Leaders

    Cecilia

    Cecilia

    PAL Session: Mondays 2:30-3:50pm

    Humanities 2045

    Christina

    Christina

    PAL Session: Thursdays 1:00-2:20pm

    Frey 326

  • MAT 125 Leaders

    Alyssa

    Alyssa

    PAL Session: Tuesdays 2:30-3:50pm

    Physics P122

    Lyle

    Lyle

    PAL Session: Thursdays 11:30-12:50pm

    Frey 226

    Tasnia

    Tasnia

    PAL Session: Mondays 12:00-1:20pm

    Library N3033

  • MAT 126 Leaders

    Boris

    Boris

    PAL Session: Mondays 5:30-6:50pm

    Psychology A144

    Sam

    Sam

    PAL Session: Tuesdays 1:00-2:20pm

    Frey 224

What do Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders do?

PAL Leaders are students who have done well in the course and who have undergone extensive PAL training to plan effective sessions. PAL Leaders attend the class to keep up with the course content, and model effective student practices and attitudes. During a Peer Assisted Learning session, the PAL Leader engages students using interactive learning strategies, which encourage involvement, comprehension, and synthesis of subject content.

How do you participate?

While it is preferred that you attend the PAL session of the PAL Leader assigned to your lecture, students can attend any (or all) of the sessions.  Simply show up!   PAL Sessions are limited to the first 25 students!

Good to Know:

This program is a collaborative effort involving the Academic Success & Tutoring Center, the  Undergraduate Biology Program, the  Center for Inclusive Education, and the  Department of Mathematics, with support from grants from the  National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the  Howard Hughes Medical Institute

This service is modeled after Supplemental Instruction, an academic assistance program created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more information about Supplemental Instruction, please visit the website of the  International Center for Supplemental Instruction.   

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